The award-winning winery Penfolds Grange is one of many possible stops on wine tours from with Vineyard Safaris. // © 2014 Vineyard Safaris
Wine lovers planning a trip to Australia will find the best of both worlds with Vineyard Safaris, a new tour operator that specializes in luxury wine tours throughout Southern Australia.
Led by wine expert Tim Wildman, the tours visit premier wineries in Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills. Vineyard Safaris offers unique access to the wineries and special activities, such as creating a personal wine to take home after the trip. Travelers will visit some of the biggest brand names in Australian wine, including Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace, as well as boutique brands.
During the tour, Wildman introduces guests to winemakers and shares his tasting tips and winemaking secrets.
“We take you away from the crowds and off the beaten track,” said Wildman. “You’ll get to meet the people who make the wine, learn their secrets and hear their family stories. It’s this blend of the iconic and the authentic that makes Vineyard Safaris a truly unique experience for wine lovers who want to travel beyond the cellar door.”
Tour groups are limited to four people and are conducted by a private chauffeur. The tours run seasonally, from November through April.