If you're looking for an in-depth and personalised wine tour, then this is the one for you. It's not just about tasting a wide range of amazing varietals at the best Swan Valley wineries, we go beyond the cellar door and take you behind the scenes into the winery and vineyard to get an insight into wine production, the unique terroir of this region and to meet the winemakers. This behind-the-scenes insight is unique to each tour depending on what stage in the vintage it is and what is happening in the winery on the day - you may get to see picking, crushing, blending or even experience a barrel tasting - you just never know what the winemaker will have in store for us!This tour includes Pick-up options for Perth City, Crown Perth and Fremantle Cruise Port. Tours are guaranteed to be a maximum of 12 people, so that you get a personal and memorable experience.
We have great relationships with some of the best winemakers in the region, and with this insider knowledge the itinerary for each tour is thoughtfully crafted to ensure our guests get the best possible experience, each and every day. Often this means that you may get access to experiences that are not available to the general public.Guaranteed small group sizes (max. 12 people) also mean that Up Close and Local Tours have access to wineries that won't accommodate the big tour buses - so you get away from the crowds and off the regular beaten tourist path for a more intimate and one-on-one tasting experience. All of the wineries we visit are family owned, and are personally hand-picked by us for their quality winemaking skills, as well as their historical significance to the region – and obviously because they have some excellent wines for you to taste!This is an ‘all inclusive’ tour – with all wine tastings included in your tour price (including reserve and award winning wines), plus a gourmet platter lunch with a glass of Swan Valley wine and exclusive behind the scenes experiences.You will have the chance to sample well over 50 wines throughout the day - everything from a Verdelho to a Durif to a Muscat. Most of the wines you will try are produced small batch, so the only place you can find them is at the cellar door. This is the ultimate wine tour for people that really want to experience the best hidden gems in the Swan Valley.The day is set at a relaxed pace so that we have plenty of time for questions and discussion at the wineries and with your fellow wine lovers.Our tours are guaranteed to be a maximum of 12 people, so that you get a personalised and memorable experience.This tour includes: • All wine tastings including Reserve wines • A gourmet platter lunch with a glass of wine • Behind the scenes wine experiences • Cheese tasting • A super friendly, local and knowledgeable guide • Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle • Pick-up/Drop-off at your selected location (Perth City, Crown, Fremantle)