The Cider, Wine & Whiskey Tour
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This full day cider, wine & whiskey tasting experience is the perfect mix of country and city for people who love tasting new and interesting wines, matched with superb local food, craft cider and an inside look at our first urban Perth Whiskey distillery.
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Bickley Valley, Perth Hills
Full Day Tour
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A true hidden gem right on the doorstep of Perth, the Bickley Valley wine trail boasts stunning views of rolling hills covered in orchards, award-winning wines, bountiful fruit orchards and plentiful vineyards. This is a beautiful region to visit at all times of the year - with stunning blossoms in spring, amazing colours in Autumn, lush green trees and load of fruit in Summer, and dramatic landscapes in winter.

On our Bickley Valley Cider Wine & Whiskey tour you will really get to explore like a local - starting the day with a guided tour out in the vineyard, where you will learn more about wine growing in this region and how the unique environmental factors influence the wines of the region.

Also included on this tour is a tasting paddle of five ciders at a craft cider house while enjoying views over the apple orchards; extensive wine tastings at two excellent wineries including rare varietals and fortified wines; and a behind-the-scenes personal tour of Perth's only urban Whiskey distillery, with Whiskey tastings included of course! Most of the products you will taste are not available in shops or restaurants, making this a unique wine tasting and cellar door experience for both visitors and locals.

A gourmet platter lunch is also included and features a selection of cheeses, meats and antipasto in a fabulous boutique winery setting.

This all inclusive small group tour is set at a relaxed pace to allow plenty of time to explore, taste and speak to the local growers, winemakers and distillers. Depending on the time of year, you may also get the opportunity to purchase freshly picked, locally grown seasonal fruit to take with you.

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People that are looking for a 'meet the maker' experience, where you will not only get to taste a range of award-winning, quality beverages, but also learn more about the farm-to-table story and environmental influences.

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What's Included?
Pick-up from Perth City or Crown Perth
Behind-the-scenes vineyard tour
Wine tastings at two premium boutique wineries
Tasting paddle of artisan cider
Behind-the-scenes whiskey distillery tour
Whiskey and Moonshine tastings
Gourmet platter lunch
Friendly, local & knowledgeable guide
Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
Bottled water
Umbrellas & SPF50+ Sunscreen
A relaxed day with a max group of 12 people


  • Our tours are max 11 people (sometimes less) which means we get access to places that won't take the big bus groups.
  • Wine tours are for adults 18+ only, and food tours are 16+ only. For touring with children, please see our private tour options.
  • Our tours are not 'cookie cutter', we visit local businesses that offer a genuine and authentic experience. This means that each tour may vary slightly, but you will always get inclusions that are equivalent (or better!).
  • Information regarding tour accessibility can be found here.

Have a question? Take a look at our FAQ's or contact us via email.


What people say about this tour...

It truly was a voyage of discovery as Up Close & Local Tours took us to a region 30 minutes from Perth CBD which we did not know existed. Paul, our expedition leader, did a magnificent job of bringing 6 strangers together for an unforgettable experience.
Professionalism, engaging, considerate accompanied by knowledge make for a great day out. All the venues were very interesting, some very nice wine and whisky were sampled and a rather delicious beautifully presented grazing platter for lunch. For a relaxing and comfortable day out, this tour is highly recommended
We had never been to the Bickley Valley, what an amazing hidden gem! Paul does a fabulous job. All our stops were great, we had plenty of time to taste (everything!) and lunch was delicious. Definitely recommend.
Perth turned up the weather for us too, but the choice of cideries, wineries and distilleries really elevated our days enjoyment. Personal and attentive, this tour felt intimate and relaxed. Whiskey tasting was interesting, compared to my single malt Scottish whisky tours, I learnt something new. Highly recommend this this tour.
Fun from the moment we started. Small group allowed you to easily meet and chat with everyone. Friendly and informative tour guide. Excellent mix of venues were visited with something for everyone. Plenty of time to experience and enjoy at all stops.
I had the pleasure of joining one of their Cider, Wine and Whiskey tours. Paul our guide, and who owns the business was brilliant, he's knowledgeable and interacts beautifully with everyone. The platter lunch was delectable, and the wineries, cidery and whiskey distillery we were taken to, were really interesting. It was a glorious day with wonderful scenery and good company.
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