The name says it all - this full day, small group tour cider & whiskey tasting 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 very first urban Perth Whiskey distillery. We like to think of it as a wine tour that everyone will love!
Western Australia has a reputation for producing some excellent wines, and the Perth Hills is no exception. A true hidden gem right on the doorstep of Perth, the Bickley Valley wine trail boasts stunning views of endless vineyards and orchards. Not only does this region produce great wine, but it is also highly regarded for its excellent apple and pear orchards, which in turn makes delicious cider. And if we are tasting cider and wine, why not round out the day with a showcase of Perth whiskey? The Cider, Wine and Whiskey tour really offers something for everyone! Read the tour highlights, times, dates and cost below.
At Up Close & Local Tours we specialise in food & wine tasting tours in Perth, and want to help you experience all Perth has to offer. Looking for a tour that is focused just on wine? Take a look at our Premium Swan Valley Wine tour. Booking as a group? You also might like our Bickley Valley Cider and Wine Trail tour
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This is a full day tour (approx 7.5 hours) and can be booked Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Thursdays are by request. Private/custom tours can also be booked on these days, please contact us for details. Pick-up time: Approx 9.00am to 9.45am, depending on your location. Drop off time: approx 4.30pm. We will confirm times with you via email once we receive your booking.
Cost is $129 per person, which includes pick-up/drop-off, a paddle of 5 ciders each, wine tastings, whiskey tastings, gourmet platter lunch, orchard and vineyard tour and a behind the scenes whiskey distillery tour with tastings. Please note there are NO additional Booking fees or credit card surcharges on our prices.
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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, great wine, fantastic 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.
Being a small group tour, you will really get to explore like a local - with a guided tour of a vineyard and orchard, where you will learn more about this unique region and you are even invited to taste seasonal fruit straight off the trees.
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 scenes personal tour of Perth's only urban Whiskey distillery, with Whiskey tastings included. 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 tour is set at a relaxed pace to allow plenty of time to explore, taste and speak to the local growers, winemakers and distillers. You can also purchase freshly picked, locally grown seasonal fruit to take with you. As we leave the hills, we will do a quick stop for a unique view and photo opportunity of the entire city landscape.
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