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 hottest wine regions in Australia, the long dry summers allow the fruit to reach it's maximum ripeness which means you will get to taste spectacular fortifieds, beautifully crisp bone dry sparkling and of course amazing full-bodied reds!
This is the ultimate wine tour for people that really want to experience the best Swan Valley wineries. And it's not just about tasting (although there is plenty of that!). You will also get to go behind the scenes, meet some of the winemakers and get an insight into wine production and the unique terroir of this region. All of the wineries we visit are privately owned, and we have access to wineries that won't accommodate the big tour buses.
As wine-lovers ourselves, we have done the hard work to bring you the best quality experience we can. And 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 and discover some hidden gems 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.
Our tours are a maximum of 12 people, so that you get a personal and memorable experience.
Read the tour highlights, times, dates and cost below.
Up Close & Local Tours have a great variety of 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.
TIME • DAYS • Cost
This is a full day tour (approx 6.5 hours) and can be booked Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays for either a public or private tour. Saturday bookings are by request. Customised tours can be booked on these and other days, please contact us for details.
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. We will confirm times with you via email once we receive your booking.
Cost is $139 per person, which includes pick-up/drop-off, all wine tastings including reserve wines, a gourmet platter lunch 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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We create our wine itineraries by thinking about where we would take our friends for the perfect day of wine tasting – making sure you get to taste a variety of quality wines, understand the varietals that typify this region, receive intimate tasting experiences, meet some great like-minded people and most all, have a fantastic day out. As they say, strangers are just friends you haven’t met yet, and that’s how we treat every guest!
As a part of this tour we take you behind the scenes in the winery or vineyard, this is unique to each tour depending on what stage in the vintage it is and what is happening in the winery at the time. 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! Please understand that these are all operational wineries so specific tastings and experiences are subject to availability.
We normally visit 4 to 5 boutique wine producers, all of which change depending on what wines are on tasting and what is available for you to see and experience at each winery. We take the day at a relaxed pace so that we have plenty of time for questions and discussion. All tastings are included in your tour, including reserve and award winning wines. You will have the chance to sample well over 50 wines - if you are up to the challenge - everything from a Verdelho to a Durif to a Muscat, and 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 wineries we have selected for this tour not only produce consistently great wine, but they are wineries that have shaped the landscape of the Swan Valley as a wine region, and have received accolades that include; Swan Valley Best Small Producer; Western Australia's most awarded boutique winery; The Jack Mann Award; Ray Jordan's Small Winery of the Year; James Halliday 4 and 5 Star Ratings - as well as WA's oldest winery that produced the state's very first commercial vintage back in 1834.
Relax and enjoy an included gourmet platter lunch with a glass of local Swan Valley wine.
To customise this tour on a specific date, get in touch and we can create a tour that perfectly suits you.
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