Wine tasting various wines in a winery tour.

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Inclusions
  • Full day tour (typically from 9:30am till 5:30pm)
  • Private driver & transport
  • 4 to 5 Winery visits for tasting
  • Water bottles
  • Wifi
  • Music
  • Great pictures taken for you

Lunch

Let our expert team help you find and book the perfect lunch option. Cost of lunch is in addition to the tour price – we have options to suit everyone including:

  • Regional platters & pizzas
  • A la carte menu
  • Fine dining
  • Bakery pitstop
Optional Extras
  • Cheese Shop visit
  • Chocolaterie visit
  • Premium car

Pricing

Prices start from $148 per adult for a full day tour depending on numbers in your group prices vary.

4 Adults $170 pp

6 to 20 Adults $148 pp 

What other said about us

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526howardc
526howardc
25/06/2020
Verified
Awesome Experience George is an awesome driver, knows the wineries and wine makers. He also let us design our trip, then we modified and added additional stops. He had an amazing lunch setup for us in a wonderful outdoor setting. We will definitely use George again and highly recommend his clean, safe MB van!
Stef V
Stef V
28/02/2020
Verified
Absolutely amazing experience made even better with Kath We were absolutely blown away with the amount of experience and attention to detail Kath had. She catered to our groups individual needs and exceeded all of our expectations. Utterly satisfied with our visit and will be sure to return again! Thank you so much!
Stephan H
Stephan H
20/02/2020
Verified
Best Wine Tour We had 4 amazing days in the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale with Wine Valley Tours. Cannot fault one thing. The vehicle was always clean and extremely comfortable. Our guide and driver 'George' was professional, welcoming and knows his wineries and wines. I would highly recommend to use Wine Valley Tours.
Wine Guy
Wine Guy
11/01/2020
Verified
perfect tour Really enjoyed a second tour with Wine Valley, the Penfold's in Adelaide is better than the Barossa one though the Barossa Valley staff all day where all so professional and full of great information, we enjoyed our Peter Lehmann lunch platter, fresh and tasty with the great outdoor settings.
Christy S
Christy S
20/11/2019
Verified
It was a great tour Great tour and great driver, we all enjoyed the McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley 3 day tours. Helen , May , Bernie, John, Charlie and Geoff
Trish M
Trish M
22/09/2019
Verified
Fabulous day out at McLaren Vale George of Wine Valley Tours provided an unforgettable day to McLaren Vale. It was a personalised, flexible service which accommodated our requests to visit the wineries of our choice, with the added benefit of George’s local knowledge. George captured a moment or two with a few happy snaps of the group which was greatly appreciated. Highly recommended.
Barabara Inman
Barabara Inman
21/07/2019
Verified
Great price We did a wine tour in June, 2019 and had a great experience. George was very accommodating throughout the whole process. The tour was great and we saw three very nice and unique wineries on a beautiful day. George made sure we were well cared for at all times. Highly recommend using this company for a tour of some great vineyards!
Daniel Z
Daniel Z
13/07/2019
Verified
Great drinking We had our wedding celebration on Saturday and took a bus from Adelaide. with about 20 of our friends and family out to the wineries. Wine Valley Tours was amazing and took care of everything for us. Our guests had the best time and we can't wait to do it again. Thanks George and company. It was a day we will never forget.
antelex2018
antelex2018
16/05/2019
Verified
Mother’s Day out Winery tour to ADELAIDE Hills was just perfect for my wife and daughters! Recommend Pike & Joyce for lunch and Bird in Hand where we where very well taken care of. $800 day tour included all the wines and it made the day even better. My third booking with George’s tours and next one is going to be Penfolds .
Oliver Smith
Oliver Smith
16/05/2019
Verified
South Australia you’ve got is all From Sydney we do not have such great options, South Australia is a leader for our style of tours, the place is just well organised with very high end options from almost every cellar door, you need at least a month to go through all of them, we will book 3 days next trip as suggested by our guide George, you can do 3 regions in 2 days but we will add another day to see more, the wines at all places really varied and we did add a great list for our next home function. The Chateau Tanunda being our favourite due to History, the wine of the day for us was the Kalleske GSM. All the best for you George and your great tours, we showed all of our families the pictures and it was truly a bonus, looking back at the pictures it amazed us that you took 38 great pictures , your a professional and a very nice person. Beck’s group.
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Cooking with wine written by Credit: Mowie Kay © Ryland Peters & Small

1) The wine you use needs to be drinkable. By that I mean it must be clean and fresh and, obviously, not corked. It shouldn’t taste like vinegar or be so old it’s lost all its fruit. If you have leftover wine decant it into a smaller bottle or container so that the air doesn’t get to it. Wine that’s been left open for 4–5 days is probably OK. Wine that’s been sitting in your cupboard for 4–5 months generally isn’t.

2) That doesn’t mean it has to be the wine you normally drink. I’ve had great success using sweeter wines such as white Grenache or blush Zinfandel which are not particularly to my taste but which are great in a recipe or cocktail.

7) Fortified wines such as Sherry, Madeira and Marsala are great for cooking. A small quantity adds strength, depth and often a welcome sweetness.

8) Reducing a wine by simmering will accentuate its dominant character such as sweetness, tannin or acidity. But it’s a useful way of concentrating flavour when you want to add a small amount to a dish or dressing.

9) A wine-based marinade will tenderize meat but it will change the flavour and make it more ‘gamey’ if you do it for longer than a couple of hours. You should also discard the marinade unless you’re going to cook it well.

10) Even in recipes that feature a significant amount of wine you usually need another ingredient such as stock, cream or passata/strained tomatoes to balance it. A homemade chicken or vegetable stock is a boon. Freeze leftover wine in an ice cube tray and keep the cubes handy in a freezer bag to add to a dish.

Finally, a question I’m often asked. If you cook with wine is there any alcohol left in the dish?

 

There is a widespread misconception that it all cooks out but unless you’re cooking the dish for 3 hours or more there will be a residue depending on how much wine you’ve used. Worth bearing in mind if you’re cooking for kids or non-drinkers.

3) Don’t use wines labelled as cooking wines which tend to be particularly poor quality and not that much of a saving over a cheap bottle of wine.

4) On the other hand don’t feel you have to use an expensive wine. The only circumstances in which I’d advocate it is if a dish needs only a small amount of wine and you’d otherwise have to open another bottle. To steal a glass from the bottle you’re planning to drink may be the cheapest way to make the dish.

5) You need a less good wine if you’re cooking a slow-cooked dish like a stew than if you’re quickly deglazing a pan. A good trick is to add a small dash of better wine at the end of a long braise which makes it taste as if that’s the wine you’ve cooked with.

6) The most versatile wines are crisp, dry, unoaked whites such as Pinot Grigio and medium-bodied but not overly tannic reds like Merlot. Wines with a pronounced aromatic character such as Riesling or Gewürztraminer are less flexible, but may turn out to be delicious with, for example, a creamy sauce. Feel free to experiment.

Credit: Mowie Kay © Ryland Peters & Small