Over the last few decades, Australia has become world-renowned for its wines, brandies and fortified wines. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of vineyards dotted throughout 62 designated wine regions totalling 170,000 hectares of land area encompassed within all states except the Northern Territory.
Western Australia is well known for its wineries in the Margaret River, Swan Valley, Perth Hills and other districts. South Australia has a fantastic selection with the Barossa, Clare and Eden Valleys , McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Southern Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills, Padthaway, Kangaroo Island and Riverland areas, and several other regions producing many of Australia 's best known wines.
Victoria boasts such regions as Rutherglen, Murray Darling, Henty and the King and Yarra Valleys, whilst New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory are home to Mudgee, Orange, the Riverina, the Hunter Valley, Southern Highlands and the Canberra District, amongst others. Tasmania , together with the Granite Belt and South Burnett areas of Queensland are relative newcomers in wine production in Australia but are still producing some excellent wines.
Tours of wineries and vineyards are available in all shapes and sizes, including part day trips or extensive, numerous day excursions so that you can relax and enjoy both the stunning countryside scenery and the multitude of wine, brandy, sherry, port and other fortified wine varieties.
Sample the shirazes, chardonnays, merlots, moselles, cabernet sauvignons, semillons and many, many more and visit some breathtaking places along the way!
Wine or Reason Tours
Wine tours operate through-out all of the Wine Regions in South Australia, We also conduct a 1 Day Escapade to Kangaroo Island, departing from and returning to Adelaide It’s the adventure of taking to the road and seeing where for Wine or Reason takes you, as your meander through picturesque landscapes, historic townships and lush vineyards.
Epicurean wine tours
Private and small group tours. Established in 1999, Epicurean is a boutique tour provider travelling in luxury vehicles throughout Victoria's wine regions. Catering to lovers of fine food and wine, all Epicurean tours are hosted by experienced and informative guides. From Fine Food and Wine Journeys to Twilight Gastronomic Journeys, each Epicurean tour enables guests to experience local wine, seasonal produce and spectacular scenery in comfort.
Cork 'n Fork Winery Tours
They will pick you up from your hotel for a small group winery tour in an air-conditioned mini coaches. Visit wineries, vineyards and a distillery throughout the Mt Tamborine, Gold Caast Hinterland and the Scenic Rim region. Enjoy a 2 course lunch and wine tasting. Tours run daily.