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Five of the Best Wine Tours You Need to Try in Perth

While most of us prefer a good glass in the comfort of our homes, it’s when we step outside we can truly indulge in the experience of quality drop exhibits. And the best way to do this – a wine tour.

Stretching from the Swan Valley to Bickley Valley and the famous Margaret River Wine Region – Western Australia is packed with incredible wineries just waiting for eager tasters. From beautiful vineyards visits to charming river cruises, Perth provides a great backyard for seasoned wine connoisseurs and first-time tour participants alike. Here are the wine tours you need to try in Perth this winter.

Private Swan Valley Wine Tour 

This private wine tour in Perth offers the opportunity to cruise the beautiful Swan Valley at your own pace. The customisable adventure allows you to personally map out your tour for two. For five hours, the finest wineries, beautiful scenery and exciting attractions are at your disposal. Enjoy a chauffeur-driven experience in a luxury sedan and indulge in a gourmet lunch platter with your wine tastings. With prices starting from $620 for two people – this is an adventure worth indulging in.

Voyager Estate Wine Tasting

In the world-famous Margaret River wine region you’ll find the Voyager Estate offering the best organically farmed wine and fine dining food. The three-hour tour will take you through the family-owned vineyard either on your own independent tasting experience or guided by a knowledgeable member of the Wine Room team. Learn about the Estate’s key varietals and wine-making philosophies then enjoy an exquisite seven-course lunch created by Head Chef Santiago Fernandez. Indulge in the local produce paired with award-winning wines. With prices beginning from $210 per person, this is a tour worth securing.

Perth Wine Cruise

If you want a wine tour in Perth with a difference, then this wine cruise takes you up the Swan River to the charming Sandalford Estate vineyard. Cruise through the picturesque Swan Valley enjoying morning tea whilst listening to the Captain’s historic commentary about the iconic Perth river. Once at Sandalford Estate there’s an exclusive ‘behind the scenes winery tour, film presentation and a tasting of six premium Sandalford wines. Enjoy a two-course lunch whilst tasting then select a wine to accompany the main course. Prices for this tour start at $185 per person.

Wine 101 Class

What better place to improve your wine tasting repertoire than at one of the best wineries in Swan Valley’s Upper Reach Winery? Far more than your regular wine tour in Perth – get involved with a wine 101 class, hosted by an in-house specialist. For an hour and a half, discover the basics of wine, wine styles and the ageing process as you sample the wineries estate-made wines. There’s even the opportunity to become the winemaker – creating your own wine, balancing sweetness and acidity. Once the class is over, there’s a two-course lunch overlooking the vineyard. Prices for this class start at $210 for two people.

Bickley Valley Premium Wine Trail

This is one of the best of the Bickley Valley wine tours if you want to avoid the crowds. The full-day experience is an intimate wine tasting at three of Bickley Valley’s finest wineries. Experience the best premium, boutique wineries and the opportunity to meet the owners, winemakers and passionate Cellar Door staff behind the scenes. The tour includes your choice of a two-course lunch produced by world-class chefs. Escape the city and immerse yourself in the gorgeous Bickley Valley region. Prices start at $160 per person.

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