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Wine Guide: 10 Best Wine Tours In Australia

Sip at some of the best wine regions in Australia.
best wine tours in australia - tripadvisor

Wine Guide: 10 Best Wine Tours In Australia

Sip at some of the best wine regions in Australia.
best wine tours in australia - tripadvisor

Australia and wine make the perfect combo – whether its cozying up with a glass of red in the winter months, or enjoying a chilled white in the summer sun – the Australia wine scene has a number of tours and experiences you simply must try.

Although Australia may not be the first place you think of when it comes to wine on the world stage, we are home to some 60 wine regions across the country and over 100 grape varieties, we do considerably well for ourselves on the world-class wine front and our best wine tours in Australia are a testament to that..

For those who are wine lovers or for those who simply like getting out and exploring Australia’s best wine regions – we have the perfect list for you so that you can indulge in a glass (or five) at some of the top-rated vineyards in Australia, courtesy of Tripadvisor.

Just make sure you have enough space in the car to take all your wine home once you are done.

1. Margaret River Wine Adventure

Western Australia

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Since ranking as the No. 2 Top Experience in Australia in this year’s Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best awards, this experience is unsurprisingly at the top of the best wine tours in Australia list.

Margaret River is home to an array of stunning coastal scenery and sprawling vineyards, and this laidback tour is the best way to discover all the natural beauty and great wines of the region- luxury 4WD style. You’ll take a canoe trip on the iconic river, visit one of the many picturesque beaches, and see an ancient waterhole where you’ll learn about Aboriginal traditions. Stop off for lunch and wine tastings at Fraser Gallop Estate, a renowned local winery, and then head to the Cape Track for a walk and exhilarating off-road ride. It’s anything but your typical winery tour.

From AU$193 per person

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2. Yarra Valley Wine & Food Day Tour

Victoria

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Head out from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne to the stunningly set Yarra Valley.

Here you will enjoy one of the best wine tours in Australia relaxing in rural Victoria style as you visit the region’s best wineries and sample some of their finest drops before settling in for lunch alongside a winery and cheese tasting at De Bortoli Winery. These guys also snagged a spot in Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best, so you’ll be in perfectly capable hands.

From AU$230 per person

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3. Tamar Valley Wine Tour with Lunch

Tasmania

Tamar Valley is Tasmania’s most famous wine region, providing a home for more than 20 vineyards backdropped by rolling hills.

On this tour, you’ll become an expert by visiting 4 local vineyards and sampling all the wine and cheeses (yes please) before digging into a drool-worthy gourmet lunch. You may even coming out having learnt a thing or two, with knowledgable guides providing top tips and an overview of the region’s history.

From AU$159 per person

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4. Day Trip with Chef-Led Hunter Valley Food and Wine

New South Wales

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Cancel all plans for the day, because you’ll want to be hopping on this full-day Hunter Valley food and wine tour.

Led by a professional chef, it offers a true taste of the region’s world-renowned food scene. You’ll discover culinary delights, see the Sydney Fish Market, try local specialities like kangaroo, roll your own sushi and wash it all down with some stellar wines.

From AU$208 per person

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5. Mount Tamborine Wine Tasting Tour

Queensland

If you venture into the scenic hinterlands around Mount Tamborine you’ll come across some of Queensland’s most popular boutique wineries.

Joining this tour takes all the hard work out of it and gives you the chance to visit 5 different wineries and sample whites, reds, and sparkling followed by a 2-course winery restaurant lunch.

From AU$175 per person

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6. Barossa Valley Wineries Tour

South Australia

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Possibly the most famous in Australia, the Barossa Valley is a name any keen wine drinker would have heard before and is an obvious choice to include in our best wine tours in Australia list.

Experience everything the internationally-acclaimed wine region has to offer with a full day of wine tasting with a visit to 4 wineries, a tasty lunch, and stops at the Whispering Wall, Tanunda, and Mengler’s Hill Lookout. Winery stops include Chateau Yaldara, Peter Lehmanns, Rosenvale Wines, and Wolf Blass to taste a variety of wines from both new and established producers.

From AU$159 per person

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7. Swan Valley Winery Experience

Just outside of Perth you will discover a number the best wine tours in Australia with simple yet brilliant wineries of the Swan Valley.

This guided tour includes tastings at cellar doors known for their premium wines and unique ambience alongside the chance to feast on gourmet platters, cheese boards, chocolates, and truffles.

From AU$130 per person

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8. Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard: Picnic with Wine Masterclass Tasting

New South Wales

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You can’t truly appreciate the wine of the Hunter Valley region until you visit one of their oldest cellar doors to try some of the longest-standing wines.

Take your visit to Audrey Wilkinson up a notch with a private masterclass and tasting followed by a private picnic in the picturesque vineyards.

From AU$85 per person

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9. McLaren Vale Wine Tour by Bike

South Australia

It’s a wine tour, but on two wheels.

Reminisce on tour de fridge days with a bit more class as you ride through Kuitpo Forest to wineries for tastings, the fuel up with a lunch starring fresh local produce. No need to be a professional cyclist to enjoy this tour, just follow along at your own pace and enjoy the ride.

From AU$159 per person

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10. Boutique Atherton Tablelands Small-Group Food and Wine Tasting Tour

Queensland

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Last but not least for the best wine tours in Australia is ten whole hours of food and wine tasting. Count us in.

Get a taste of the Atherton Tablelands as your knowledgable guide tells you about how volcanic soil allows for the cultivation of a diverse range of produce and tastes that the region is famous for.

From AU$235 per person

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