Just a short 20 minute drive from Adelaide CBD and you are pretty much in the iconic Adelaide Hills region. The district is one of the most beautiful, appealing and diverse in Australia. You won’t be disappointed – book a tour today!
With Des's Minibus you can explore the Adelaide Hills the way you like. We offer both public tours with set itineraries, which are perfect if you are travelling alone or in small groups, or private charters, where you can arrange your own itinerary for medium to large groups.
Itineraries for our public tours can be found below and are set with a pickup and drop off in the Adelaide CBD. Other travellers will most likely join you, so this is a great way to meet new people!
If you prefer to be picked up from your doorstep and arrange your own itinerary, a private charter will be most suitable for you. Please contact us on 08 8440 1600 or via our booking enquiry form for more information.
The itinerary is subject to change and some inclusions may vary or be replaced without notice.
1) Classic Adelaide Hills Tour - 7 hrs / min 5 pax - max 24 pax
This includes wine tasting fees, but no lunch, tea or coffee
Nepenthe Wines - Sidewood Estate - O'Leary Walker Wines - Adelaide Hills Wine Centre
Des’s Minibus will pick you up from Adelaide CBD at 9:15am and take you to Nepenthe Wines, where premium international acclaimed award winning wines can be sampled. Also available is a selection of older vintage wines exclusive to cellar door and great value for money cleanskin wines.
We then travel onto Sidewood Estate, where you can sample a range of wines plus their famous apple or pear cider. If you are feeling confident, why not also try out their 'hole-in-one' golf challenge to win $2,000!
After a stimulating wine tasting experience we will take you to the oldest surviving German settlement Hahndorf, where you can stroll along the main road and visit various boutique stores and cafés for lunch.
When you are ready, Des’s will take you to O'Leary Walker Wines, which is located in the heritage listed Johnston Brewery, offering a little journey back into history whilst trying their broad range of wines.
To end the day we will take you to the famous Adelaide Hills Wine Centre, where most local wineries are represented, offering you a broad range of wines to try from (additional fees may apply if you choose to try wines that are not included in the regular tasting).
We will drop you off in the CBD at about 4:15pm.
Price pp $90.00
2) Boutique Adelaide Hills Tour - 7 hrs / min 5 pax - max 13 pax
This includes wine tasting fees, lunch and the wine & cheese flight
Deviation Road Winery - ArtWine Cellar Door - Hahndorf Inn - Lobethal Rd Winery - Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard
After a 9:15am departure from the city, we will take you to the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Sample some of the signature sparkling and elegant cool climate wines at the Deviation Road Winery, nestled within the natural beauty of the Hills. Des’s will then take you to ArtWine Cellar Door, who were and are inspired by the lighter style European wines. While sampling, take pleasure in the remarkable sights of the endless vineyards surrounding the cellar door.
After the relaxed stay at ArtWines it will be time to move to our next destination. You will be enjoying lunch at the Hahndorf Inn, a restaurant which serves appetizing German and Austrian food as well as beer from local and selected international suppliers.
After the luscious meal you will be taken to the Lobethal Road Winery for a tasting of hand crafted wines in their mud brick cellar door. The family owned business is a 5 star winery where you can enjoy a glass of wine in their courtyard garden or in the cooler months you can snuggle up by the wood fire. To finish off a perfect day you will be travelling to the renowned Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard, a sustainable cellar door nestled in the tranquil heights of Lenswood. Enjoy a flight of wines harmonised with local cheeses before setting off home.
The tour finishes in the city at approximately 4:30pm.
Price pp $150.00