Swan Valley ‘Up Close’ – Behind the Scenes Wine Tour

If you're looking for a true wine tour, then this is the one for you. We have hand-picked the best wines, from the best winemakers, to create a Swan Valley wine tour that truly showcases what this renowned region has to offer. You will get a premium experience and needless to say, plenty of great wine!

How is our Swan Valley tour different from others? Simple. It's not a Swan Valley tour - it's a wine tour. At 183 years old, this is the oldest wine region in Western Australia and steeped in history. And, as one of the warmest climate wine regions in Australia, allowing the fruit to reach it's maximum ripeness - meaning you will get to taste spectacular fortifieds, beautifully crisp sparkling wines and of course amazing full-bodied reds!

On this tour, it's not just about tasting (although there is plenty of that!). We take you behind the scenes into the winery and vineyard, to get an insight into wine production, the unique terroir of this region and meet the winemakers. This experience is unique to each tour depending on what stage in the vintage it is and what is happening in the winery on the day. You may get to see picking, crushing, blending or even experience a barrel tasting - you just never know what the winemaker will have in store for us!

Our tours are a maximum of 12 people, so that you not only get a personal and memorable experience but we also have access to boutique producers that are off the beaten path and can't accommodate the large groups.

Read the tour highlights, times, dates and cost below.


TIME • DAYS • Cost

This is a full day tour (approx 6.5 hours) and can be booked Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. We also offer Half Day Swan Valley Tours Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Customised tours can be booked on these and other days, please contact us to book.

For this tour we pick up from central Perth hotels and meeting points, as well as Guildford and the Swan Valley. Pick-up time: Approx 10.00am to 10.30am, depending on your location. Drop off time: approx 4.30pm.

Cost is $139 per person, which includes pick-up/drop-off, all wine tastings including reserve wines, a gourmet platter lunch with wine and an exclusive behind the scenes experience. Please note there are NO additional Booking fees or credit card surcharges on our prices.

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Tour Highlights

This is the ultimate wine tour for people that really want to experience the best Swan Valley wineries. We visit 4 to 5 boutique wine producers, and the wineries we visit can change daily to ensure that you get the best possible experience on each day, and at each winery. The wineries we visit are all family owned, and are hand-picked by us for their quality and history, and our guaranteed small groups mean we have access to wineries that won't accommodate the big tour buses - so you get away from the regular beaten path for a more intimate experience.

All tastings are included in your tour, including reserve and award winning wines, and you will have the chance to sample well over 50 wines - everything from a Verdelho to a Durif to a 1950's Rare Muscat - and much more. Most of the wines you will try are produced small batch, so the only place you can find them is at the cellar door. The day is set at a relaxed pace so that we have plenty of time for questions and discussion with the producers and your fellow winelovers.

While we may be serious about our wine,  you can rest assured this is definitely a fun day out where you can share your experience with like-minded people, discover some hidden gems and learn a few things along the way. You don’t need an expansive wine knowledge to do a wine tour, you just need to have an open mind and an appreciation for the talent and hard work that goes into crafting every vintage. Leave the rest to us.

Please understand that these are all operational wineries so specific tastings and experiences are subject to availability.

Up Close & Local Tours have a great variety of Swan Valley and Bickley Valley Wine Tours & private wine tours in Perth. See all of our Perth wine, food & whiskey tours here. Looking for a hands-on experience? Take a look at our Sparkling Wine Tasting Masterclass or Wine Blending Workshops.

To customise this tour on a specific date, get in touch and we can create a tour that perfectly suits you.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Pick-up from your hotel or central meeting point
  • All wine tastings including reserve wines
  • A gourmet platter lunch with a glass of wine
  • Behind the scenes wine experiences
  • Cheese Tasting
  • A super friendly, local, wine-loving guide
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Bottled water
  • Umbrellas & SPF50+ Sunscreen
  • Good times
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    "If you’re after something a little more personal and away from the big tours then I could not recommend this enough. The day was timed well, we visited a great mix of wineries and had a very enjoyable day. I’ll be recommending this tour to all friends and family heading to Perth."

    Kelly, United Kingdom

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