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Barossa Valley Cellar Doors. Luxury Wine Tours.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Herbig Family Tree, Springton, South AustraliaThis hollow tree trunk provided a 'home' for Friedrich and Caroline Herbig and two of their 16 children until 1860 at Springton.The Herbig Family Tree is a large, hollow red gum tree at Springton. It is estimated to be 300 to 500 years old with a diameter of seven meters at its base and a height of 24 meters. A small stream runs nearby.The tree was the first Australian home of 27 year old Friedrich Herbig who arrived in South Australia in 1855. In 1858 he married 18 year old Caroline Rattey and took her to live in the tree home. The first two of their 16 children were born there. In 1860 he built a two roomed pine and pug hut nearby, and as his family increased, built a stone cottage adjacent to the hut.Today the Herbig Family Tree represents a graphic link to early European settlement of the area. Herbig family reunions are held at the tree, usually every five years.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Barossa Sculpture Park, Bethany, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaFor one of the best views of the Barossa, head to the Barossa Sculpture Park and Mengler's Hill Lookout.See sweeping, 180 degree views of famed wineries and fields that make up the region's stunning landscape. Take a break between winery visits and explore the sculpture park. The park hosts a number of distinctive abstract art pieces that have been sculpted by a number of renowned artists at a duo of symposiums. The first of these was held back in 1988, and the following on the 20th anniversary in 2008.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, Nuriootpa, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaThe Farm Shop is where it all started for Maggie and even at its busiest it has the feeling of home for her. She wants everyone who visits to feel a real sense of hospitality, no matter how busy we might be.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: TscharkeTscharke’s Place, home to Tscharke estate grown and crafted wines and Tscharke Barossa Pottery. Visionaries Damien and Eva Tscharke have created a unique space that’s sustainable, a reflection of their family origin and is a welcoming and enjoyable place to be in.Perched on the gentle rugged slopes of Marananga, Western Ridge, Barossa, the traditional German style timber build didn’t happen overnight. 2 years in the planning and 14 months to complete, the doors to Tscharke’s Place quietly opened for the first time in September 2011.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: The ClubhouseOur lunch stop at the Clubhouse where lunch is included in the tour.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chateau Tanunda, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaChâteau Tanunda’s origins can be traced back to the 1860s and the decimation of Europe’s vineyards by phylloxera. Sensing opportunity in Europe’s adversity, the founders of Château Tanunda built a Bavarian-style château dedicated to the production of high quality wines.This tradition of fine winemaking lives on through the passion of Geber family. Since taking ownership of The Château in 1988, the Gebers have restored the buildings and the wines to the highest standard, winning hundreds of awards locally and internationally for some of the best Shiraz, Grenache, Semillon and Riesling that Australia has to offer.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Rockford Winery, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaAt Rockford they are committed to keeping the best of the traditional Australian wine trade alive and sharing this with their customers. Stroll the yard and the cellar for some wine tasting experience. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Langmeil Winery, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaWith a history dating back to 1842, Langmeil Winery is where a blend of Barossa’s cultural beginnings with world-class winemaking can truly be experienced.Once a trading village settled by German migrant Christian Auricht, this remarkable location forms a captivating pocket of Australian wine history and is home to what is believed to be the world’s oldest shiraz vineyard, The Freedom 1843.Family-owned and operated by the Lindner family, whose own mark oDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Chateau Dorrien, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaThe Martin family, headed by Fernando and Jeanette, purchased the old Dorrien winery from the Seppelt family in 1984, officially opening it as Chateau Dorrien on 13 January 1985. In 1990 the family purchased the former 'Karrawirra' Winery in the Lyndoch Valley and renamed it Twin Valley Estate where production continues to this day.Duration: 45 minutes

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McLaren Vale Luxury Wine Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mollydooker Wines, McLaren Vale, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaThey make wines that make people go 'WOW', through attention to detail and commitment to excellence. Mollydooker has made Wine Spectator’s Top 100 an impressive eight times. The 2014 Carnival of Love Shiraz was one of just three Australian wines that scored a spot on Wine Spectator’s annual Top 100 list for 2016. The 2012 Carnival of Love Shiraz was awarded Wine Spectator’s #2 ‘Wine of the Year’ for 2014 and incredibly, the #1 Shiraz of the Year at the 2014 Australian & New Zealand Winestate Awards.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards Cellar Door and Winery, McLaren Vale, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaThe Oliver's Taranga McLaren Vale winery is home to the ultra-premium HJ Reserve Shiraz and has supplied grapes for the illustrious Penfolds Grange, arguably the pinnacle of achievement for Shiraz growers in Australia.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Maxwell Wines, McLaren Vale, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaEstablished in 1979, family owned Maxwell Wines, with its 100 acre estate vineyards, has built a reputation for producing handmade, rich and robust reds that combine exquisite fruit quality with structure and finesse.The winery vineyards benefit from one of the most favourable sites in the region, providing the wines with a unique expression of the acclaimed McLaren Vale richness and style.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Serafino Cellar Door, McLaren Vale, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaMcLaren Vale and Shiraz - the perfect match. Steve Maglieri is the icon behind the Serafino name and his Shiraz is a typically wonderful full-flavoured and full-bodied red with the black and red fruits you can handle. A rich and voluptuous palate with a silken, textured finish that is a perfect match to big, rich beef dishes or a robust lamb ragu.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Foggo Wines, McLaren Vale, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaHerb and Sandie Van De Wiel have been grapegrowers in McLaren Vale for 16 years, and in 1999 they were able to purchase the former Curtis winery. They have two vineyards: the oldest (Foggos Road) is 9ha of shiraz dating back to 1915; 80-year-old grenache, 45-year-old cinsaut and 20-year-old chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and viognier come from their other vineyard at Blewitt Springs. They have established a formidable reputation for their Shiraz, Grenache, Grenache Shiraz Cinsaut and Cabernet Sauvignon equal to the best. Exports to the US, Canada and Denmark.Duration: 45 minutesPass By: d'Arenberg, McLaren Vale, Greater Adelaide, South Australiad'Arenberg is an Australian wine company founded in 1912. All of its vineyards are located in South Australia's McLaren Vale wine region, although some of the wines they make are produced from grapes sourced from the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.

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MCLAREN VALE LUXURY FULL DAY SMALL GROUP WINE TOUR

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: McLaren Vale Wine and Food District, McLaren Vale, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaAward winning luxury small group tour with a maximum of 8 Mercedes Benz vehiclesVisits to iconic and boutique cellar doors and wineries Meet the winemaker and see the winery Tour is tailored to suit your tastesOwned and operated by McLaren Vale localsDuration: 8 hours

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d'Arenberg McLaren Vale: Make Your Own Wine

d'Arenberg is the only winery in Australia to basket press both white wines as well as reds, making for a labor intensive process, but the quality of the results makes this worthwhile as the action is controlled and extremely gentle.This hands on, interactive experience allows you an experience like no other, the chance to play winemaker. A palette of wine parcels, each with distinctive flavors and textures, are melded in search of balance, fullness and finesse. The physical work has been done for you – the picking, crushing, fermenting, foot treading, basket pressing and barrel ageing, and you get to create a wine that is truly unique. You then bottle a 750ml sample to take home and show off to your friends.

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McLaren Vale Wine-Blending Experience, 8-Course Tasting Menu

Arrive at d'Arenberg winery for your Blending Bench experience, where a palette of wine parcels, each with distinctive flavors and textures, awaits your blending in search of balance, fullness, and finesse. The physical work is already done for you—picking, crushing, fermenting, foot treading, basket pressing, and barrel aging. You'll create a wine that is truly unique, and then bottle, name, and label a 750-ml sample to take home and show off to your friends. Following your blending session, sit down to an 8-course degustation at d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant, overlooking the rolling hills of McLaren Vale. An homage, if you like, to the old adage "variety is the spice of life," this meal is an exceptional way to end your d'Arenberg experience. The resulting combination of flavors and textures created between the food and wine pairings will be the highlight of your time in South Australia.

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Mclaren Vale d'Arenberg Winery Tour with Wine, Cheese Tasting

This hosted masterclass will take you on an educational wine journey. You will learn how to swirl, smell, taste and most importantly, how to identify the classic grape varieties and their subtleties. Build up your wine vocabulary whilst you discover the differences between an aromatic or textural white wine, how to describe reds with varying intensity, mouthfeel, body and tannins. Hear about our age old winemaking techniques, and graze on a cheese plate as you are expertly guided through six wines from our award winning portfolio.This experience is hosted on level 2 of the d'Arenberg Cube; an architectural puzzle created by Chief Winemaker and fourth generation family member Chester Osborn. Inside this iconic building visitors are invited to explore the quirky labels, McLaren Vale Geology, viticultural practices and winemaking philosophies.