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 185 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!
Designed specifically for winelovers, this semi-private tour with a maximum of just 6 guests takes you on a 'grape to glass' VIP experience at some of the region’s best boutique wineries. Go 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 be in store for us!
This is an ‘all inclusive’ tour – with all wine tasting fees, behind the scenes tour, a two-course a la carté lunch, and cheeseboard included in your tour price. Get away from the crowds to taste award-winning wines, get to know the locals and enjoy an indulgent day of fine wine and gourmet food.
Read the tour highlights and details below.
This is a full day tour (approx 7 - 8 hours). Pick-up times are approximate and depend on your location: Pick up approx 9.20am Fremantle / 9.50am Perth, Drop off: approx 5.00pm Perth / 5.30pm Fremantle.
For this tour we pick up from central Perth hotels and meeting points, Fremantle cruise port, and the Swan Valley Visitor centre in Guildford. If you are staying in the Swan Valley, please contact us to check if we can pick up from your accommodation.
Cost is $189 per person, which includes pick-up/drop-off, all wine tastings throughout the day, cheese platter, two course a la carté winery lunch and an exclusive behind the scenes experience. Please note there is a $25 per person fee for Fremantle pick up/drop off (min 2 people).
You will visit at least four local wineries for tastings that showcase a range of different wines and styles, including the award-winning wines that the region does best. Our guaranteed small group sizes mean that we get access to wineries that won't accommodate the big tour buses - so you get away from the crowds and off the regular beaten tourist path.
As a highlight of this tour, we go beyond the cellar door and behind the scenes into the winery and/or vineyard to get an insight into wine production, the unique terroir of this region and be introduced to the signature varietals. This behind-the-scenes insight is unique to each tour and a genuine insight into what is happening in the winery on that day.
For lunch, we indulge at a winery restaurant overlooking the vineyards - with your choice of two courses from their seasonal menu featuring local produce - think twice-cooked duck (our personal favourite!), Shark Bay whiting, cured ocean trout and pork cutlet. Or for those with a sweet tooth, the chocolate tart or fresh honeycomb with goats curd for dessert may be your choice!
All of the wineries we visit are family owned, and hand-picked for their quality winemaking skills, as well as their historical significance to the region – and also because they have an excellent range of wines for you to taste! This is not a cookie-cutter tour, and the wineries we visit can change from day to day to ensure our guests get the best possible experience on each tour. Sometimes this means that you may get access to experiences that are not available to the general public.
The day is set at a relaxed pace so that we have plenty of time for questions and discussion at the wineries and with your fellow wine lovers. This is the ultimate wine tour for people that really want to experience the best hidden gems in the Swan Valley!
If you like to graze throughout the afternoon, you can upgrade your last wine tasting of the day to include a pairing of five canapé sized dishes - with each dish created to enhance the different varietal characteristics found in each of the wines. This option can be selected during booking.
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.
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