Private Wine Tours
One of the most practical ways to experience all our great and creative gourmet food and fine wine talent is to go on private wine tours. Whether it is an intimate day trip for two or in a small group, private wine tours are a personal engagement with the region where you can indulge yourself and your party.
Amazing Places = Amazing Experiences
Having participated in many Tourism Industry events, I can confirm that South Australia has become deservedly recognised as one of Australia’s leading Food & Wine destinations.
The state offers visitors a huge variety of class-leading and award winning:
- food and wine events and
- artisan producers.
When it comes to freshness and diversity, our clean green environment and multicultural society has spoilt us for quality and choice.
The famous food and wine regions around Adelaide offer great year-round climate, fertile soils and a stunning outdoor lifestyle. It is here that our gifted chefs and wine makers are being joined by emerging artisans, crafting amazing experiences.
Their focus has solidly been on creating class leading new world ciders, beers and spirits, cheeses, chocolates and offering immersive and educational experiences targeting the food and wine tourism market.
Pairing these together on a private wine tour makes for some unequalled and unforgettable food and drink experiences to be shared around a table, many in some of the most breathtaking surroundings in the country.
Three Private Wine Tour Picks!
There are many venues and producers offering a unique and private wine and food experience in South Australia. This summary covers just three to highlight diversity and provide you with a taste of what is on offer on one of our Shiraz & Co private wine tours.
These tour destinations showcase an exceptional focus on embracing the wave of food and wine tourism that encourage visitors to get involved. These fine wine and food destinations champion the way, by offering meetings with the maker, promoting touching, tasting, testing of produce and fostering broadening of knowledge in an authentic and personal environment.
1. Mayura Station Tasting Room – Millicent
When it comes to unique and luxury beef, Wagyu is number one.
When it comes to unique ways to experience Wagyu, Mayura Station’s Tasting Room is at the top of our list. Here you get to enjoy the best of this $1000 per kilo beef cooked with love and perfection. It is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and indulgence.
Mayura have been raising the world famous Wagyu Cattle since 1998 on this iconic station established in 1845. It is situated on the Terra Rossa soil that lends such depth of flavour to the Wagyu and the region’s award-winning red wines.
The dinner is an amazing event. Ring side seating at the grill, a personal tutorial from the chef as he prepares and cooks about the station and history, a look into the exclusive world of Wagyu Beef followed by sharing in some of the most delicious and well-cooked beef (and local premium matched Coonawarra wines) on the planet.
We combine this indulgent wine & dine evening with a chauffeured Private Wine Tour weekend of Coonawarra Cellar Door and winery visits, with private boutique accommodation in the South East Region.
To find out more about Mayura Station Tasting Room visit their website here.
2. Casa Carbone Cooking School – Angaston
When it comes to authentic Italian style cooking, Matteo and Fiona and their cooking school Casa Carbone is also at the top of the list of great private wine tour experiences in the Barossa Valley.
The “A Taste of Italy” cooking classes are small and very hands on, the ambience of the Enoteca just like Nonna’s kitchen. After an Espresso, it’s aprons on and into the kitchen classroom, with Matteo guiding you through ingredients and methods, showcasing his favourite recipes passed down by family.
Learning to make pasta, Italian style, in the heart of the Barossa Valley with it’s backdrop of vineyards and quaint hamlets, inspires a sense of charm and tranquillity. Matteo shares not only his skill as an accomplished chef but also his Italian heritage by telling stories about the food, culture and the ingredients, delivered with typical Italian passion.
The experience culminates in one of those perfect long table Italian-style lunches that we so often dream about. The delicious food crafted with love in the morning is matched with a hand picked range of wines, shared with the group of hungry foodies.
This private wine tour has you parting with a revitalised passion for authentic Italian cuisine, the skill and confidence to make pasta from scratch like a professional (you will never look at a packet of pasta the same way again) and maybe even the contact details of like-minded new friends whom you met on the day.
We compliment the Casa Carbone Cooking School morning with the leisurely drive through the region, stopping off at a few winery cellar doors on the way back to Adelaide, before dropping you off at the door of your Hotel.
For more information on what’s in store for you at Casa Carbone visit their website here.
3. Hutton Vale Farm – Eden Valley
The Eden Valley is the source of some of the best wines in the Barossa Valley region. John and Jan Angas have been nurturing their little piece of paradise, Hutton Vale Farm, and are now sharing this with small groups of lucky food and wine lovers.
This is another of those exclusive food and wine enterprises best experienced on a private wine tour. Hosts John and Jan believe in sharing their own brand of local farm style friendship, treating visitors like family. The old farm is as authentic and rustic as you can get. The focus is on providing guests with traditional style home cooked meals and estate grown wines, the atmosphere warming and welcoming.
The Hutton Vale experience revolves squarely around what is produced on the farm; lamb, poultry, fruit, vegetables and wine of course. Much of their produce ends up in restaurants, loved by chefs.
A cellar door tasting and lunch or dinner in one of their rustic farm out-buildings is truly unique. Some of their guests fly in, using the air-strip, however if you don’t have access to your own private plane, the next best way to experience this food and wine oasis is on one of our Private Wine Tours.
The Hutton Vale Farm experience is best shared with a small group on a private wine tour to the region for the day. There will be time for visit a few winery cellar doors on the way, as we travel through the Valley on our way from Adelaide.
For more information on Hutton Vale Farm and what’s in store on this amazing private tour visit their website.
If you are interested in Private Wine Tours to the amazing Food and Wine Regions around Adelaide and would like to discuss a custom itinerary, including some of these unique experiences, please call Armin on 0411752062.
We offer transport options including:
- limousines for 2,
- luxury small groups of up to 6
- midi buses for 20 persons
We can tailor the day to match your needs perfectly.