If you want to be in your own group, you can book a tailored private tour where we pick you and your friends up from home, take you to the different venues and drop you off at each doorstep individually. Just tell us what you like to do and our friendly team of operators will be able to assist with your itinerary and arrange bookings for you – at no additional charge.
To give you an idea of costs we have listed a few indicative, basic prices per bus for you.
Please note that these are prices for charters starting/ending in the Adelaide metro area only. Surcharges apply for tours starting/ending outside the Adelaide metro area, on public holidays and on special event days (e.g. Sea & Vines Festival). For a tailored price, please send us a quote enquiry and we will get back to you asap.
|From/to Adelaide Metropolitan Area||7 seater||13 seater||21 seater||24 seater||33/37 seater|
|4 hour charter (e.g. Adelaide)||from $290.00||from $340.00||from $430.00||from $450.00||from $670.00|
|6 hour charter (e.g. Adelaide Hills & McLaren Vale)||from $370.00||from $450.00||from $560.00||from $580.00||from $840.00|
|8 hour charter (e.g. Barossa Valley)||from $470.00||from $560.00||from $710.00||from $720.00||from $1,030.00|
|10 hour charter (e.g. Victor Harbor or Clare Valley)||from $620.00||from $730.00||from $900.00||from $920.00||from $1,260.00|
Need a bit of inspiration? Have a look at our sample itineraries that we have worked out for your idea box:
Sample Itinerary - Clare Valley tour (10 hours)
Depart Adelaide bright an early at 8:00am.
Sevenhill Cellars 10:00 – 10:45am
Enjoy distinctive, estate-grown wines at this cellar door, the first winery established in the Clare Valley in 1851. Originally settled to produce sacramental wines, it is now also known for its recognised premium table wines.
Knappstein Enterprise Winery and Brewery 11:00am – 11:50pm
A visit to this historical venue lets you decide whether to try award winning wines, or their beer – the Knappstein Reserve lager is a premium Bavarian-style beer that is worth a try.
Mr. Mick’s Kitchen 12:00 – 13:30pm
Your lunch stop could be at Mr Mick’s Kitchen, known for their tapas-style approach. Great for sharing a number of small dishes with friends and family.
Extend your time here for an additional wine tasting, if you like.
Skillogalee Winery 13:55 – 14:45
Not only known for their very popular Rieslings, Skillogalee was the first winery in this region to open a winery restaurant, which has been awarded multiple times for its superb food. This winery has also won Australia's Best Cellar Door Awards three times in a row since 2015.
Mitchell Wines 14:50 – 16:00
Before you head back to Adelaide, why not try this renowned Riesling producer and boutique family owned winery. Other wines include intensely flavoured red wines from Shiraz, Cabernet and Grenache.
Relax and unwind on your almost two-hour drive back to Adelaide or stay overnight in one of the local accommodations. How about the Clare Valley Country Club, one of our partners?
Sample Itinerary - Barossa Wine Tour (8 hour tour)
Depart Adelaide at 8:45am.
Kies Winery 10:00 - 10:45am
Kies Winery is a lovely family operated winery in the South of the Barossa Valley and ideal if you are after a more personal approach. Enjoy the taste of reds, whites, sweets and fortified in a friendly atmosphere.Or have stroll through their exquisite gourmet café and quaint tea / coffee shop where delicious food and beverages are offered.
Langmeil Winery 11:15am - 12:00pm
Next stop could be the scenic Langmeil Winery, which again is a family operated winery.The family will introduce you to some of their great wines and you can hear about the history of their path to success.
Maggie Beer's Pheasant Farm 12:15 - 12:45pm
We can then take you to the iconic maggie Beer's Pheasant Farm, where you can work your way around the shop sampling some of the exquisite local produce. You may even decide to purchase something here to have with your lunch.
Tanunda for lunch 13:00 - 14:00
If you don't like to arrange a fancy lunch, we can take you to Tanunda, where you can stroll through the boutique stores and cafes and make your choice for lunch, the famous Tanunda Bakery, for example, is a popular option. Many wineries also offer delicious food a la carte or set menus for larger groups, some of them have beautiful platters to share between two or more people.
Wolf Blass Visitor Centre 14:15 - 15:00
Wolf Blass Visitor Centre is an innovative force within the Australian wine industry. Let your taste buds tingle from some of their iconic wines...you won't want to leave.
Seppeltsfield Winery 15:15 - 16:00
The Seppeltsfield Winery founded in 1851 could be the last stop for the day. This is a showcase for fine wines including a storehouse of fortified wines. On the beautifully set historical property you will find a kiosk where tea and coffee or light meals may be purchased.
On the way home you can relax and reminisce about the day, before we get back into town by approximately 5:00pm.
Try some sight-seeing options or include more action by visiting the Whispering Wall or Barossa Helicopters.
Or extend your tour and make a weekend trip out of it. There is plenty of accommodation such as the Barossa Weintal - one of our partners - located in Tanunda, the heart of the Barossa Valley?
Sample Itinerary - Adelaide Hills Wine Tour (7 hour tour)
Depart Adelaide CBD at 9:15am
Nepenthe Wines 10:00 - 10:45
Visit popular 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.
Sidewood Estate 11:00 - 11:45
Here 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!
Hahndorf 12:00 - 13:30
After a stimulating wine tasting experience we can 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.
O'Leary Walker Wines 13:45 - 14:30
When you are ready, why not visit 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.
Adelaide Hills Wine Centre 14:45 - 15:30
To end the day we can 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.
We would drop you off in the CBD at about 4:15pm.
Want to include some food sampling and more sight-seeing? Try Melba's Chocolate Factory, Woodside Cheese Wrights, or allow some extra time in Hahndorf to browse through the local shops.
Sample Itinerary - McLaren Vale Wine Tour (7.5 hour tour)
Depart Adelaide CBD at 9:00am
Wirra Wirra Wines 10:00 - 10:45
Wirra Wirra is a warm and friendly place to start your day and enjoy the new releases, museum wines and cellar door exclusives, including their famous award winning "Church Block".
Australian Boutique Premium Wines 11:00 - 11:50
Des’s Minibus can then take you to the Harrison Family to experience a mini wine-appreciation session of a big range of local wines. The tasting includes the scrumptious chocolate “Delite”, that will leave you wanting more.
Main Road, McLaren Vale 12:00 - 13:00
Why not have a walk through the Main Rd of McLaren Vale where you can you can satisfy your individual taste buds in various boutique cafes or restaurants for lunch? There is the Tinshed Cafe with pizzas and burgers, Carmels Bar and Grill for delicious steaks, Asian cuisine, nice pub meals at the McLaren Vale Hotel and much more.
Penny's Hill 13:15 - 14:00
After the lunch break the tour can continue on to the Penny's Hill cellar door where you can sample the Galvanized Wine Group brands, whilst enjoying the picturesque view of the Rhode Island Red chooks and black-faced Suffolk sheep.
Red Poles 14:15 - 15:00
At the end of the day we stop at Red Poles winery where a variety of delicious wines or Vale Ale beers may be tasted. Take the opportunity to wind down in the beautifully set café with a nice relaxing coffee while you reminisce on the day.
We get be back to Adelaide at approximately 4:15pm.
Like to see different places than wineries? Try out Bracegirdles, the Almond Train, or Medlow Confectionary.
Sample Itinerary - Urban Brunch Wine Tour
Depart your and your friends places in the morning to take you to:
The National Wine Centre
Enjoy a versatile brunch and tastings, or join the self-guided Wine Discovery Journey to learn more about the world of wine. This award-winning state-of-the-art interactive experience will inform you about everything from winemaking to the enjoyment of drinking it.
Penfolds Magill Estate
Take the Magill Estate Heritage Tour and immerse yourself in the rich history of one of Australia's oldes wineries. This tour takes you through the original working winery, the vineyards and uncovers historic tales about the premises. Complete this experience with a wine tasting of The Penfolds Collection and limited Cellar Reserve Range at their cellar door. Finish the day after this experience or include another venue.
If you like to keep going, you could visit Amadio Wines' cellar door in Felixstow. Try their award-winning wines, many of which include grapes of Italian heritage.
We will take you home after the last visit has finished while you reminisce about the day.
There are many places to enjoy nice beer in and around Adelaide. In this itinerary we will take you to some breweries in the Adelaide Hills.
Prancing Pony Brewery
You can start the day early-ish with a 10:00 departure from the Adelaide area and experience beers at this popular brewery. Try it by the glass or choose between three guided tasting options: You can try six of their beers on their own, or include a brewery tour, or include both a brewery tour and regional platters to enjoy with your drinks. Prices start at $20.00pp.
Gulf Brewery & Hahndorf
The next stop could take you to Gulf Brewery in Hahndorf. Choose to try their beers, or have a look around in town first and enjoy a nice lunch in one of the many local pubs that are renown for their sumptuous meals. There are the Hahndorf Inn, the German Arms or the Haus for Hearty German cuisine, but there are many others such as Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants, as well as countless cafes.
Try the Lobethal Bierhaus and enjoy the views of the brewery from the restaurant/pub area. They have 12 different beers, all produced inhouse of which you can try some in a beer paddle. They also have a food menu, so you can swap around the itinerary, start your day here with a tasting and have lunch afterwards.
More ideas for charters and sightseeing tours can be found here.
If you cannot get a group together, or prefer to explore our regions on your own, our public tours may be an alternative for you. Here you don’t only get the chance to admire South Australia’s wine regions but also get to know new people – your fellow travellers! We currently have tours departing to the McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills.
Have a look at our public tour itineraries and departure dates below.
NB: All itineraries are subject to change without notice.
Des's Adelaide Hills Tour
7 hrs / min 5 pax - max 13 pax
This includes wine tasting fees, lunch and the matching cheese board at Cobb's Hill Estate
Deviation Road Winery - ArtWine Cellar Door - Hahndorf Inn - O'Leary Walker Wines - Cobb's Hill Estate
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 cellar door of O'Leary Walker Wines, which is located in the historic Johnston Brewery, a heritage listed site.
To finish off a perfect day you will be travelling to Cobb's Hill Estate, a lovely cellar door with beautiful gardens and short walking trails. Enjoy a tasting of wine with a harmonised with a cheese board, before heading back into town.
The tour finishes in the city at approximately 4:30pm.
Price pp $150.00
Des's McLaren Vale Tour
7 hrs / min 5 pax - max 13 pax
Includes all wine tasting fees, lunch and the cheese platter.
Wirra Wirra Wines - Ekhidna Wines - Leconfield Wines - Fox Creek Winery
Come and enjoy a wine appreciation tour and discover some of the little and well known boutique wineries in McLaren Vale. After departing Adelaide CBD at 9:00am, we begin with Wirra Wirra winery, world famous in McLaren Vale, especially for its 'Church Block" Wine, and has much to offer for both the seasoned wine connoisseur and the complete novice.
After a tasting at Wirra Wirra we travel on to Ekhidna Wines, who have re-located to new premises in early 2017. Enjoy their handcrafted wines, chat with wine maker and owner Matt Rechner if he is around, or enjoy a beer flight if you are after something different (beer flight at an additional cost).
Lunch is the next stop at picturesque Leconfield Wines where you get the chance to try some of their much awarded wines before enjoying a delicious platter made from local and imported produce.
After a scrumptious lunch you will visit the beautiful Fox Creek Winery for tastings and delicious dessert platter including cheese and fruit.
To end the day on a reminiscent note, we enjoy a stroll along the main street in McLaren Vale where you can visit any of the gourmet food places: the Almond Train, Menz Confectionary, the Olive Shop or Blessed Cheese to name a few.
After a relaxing drive home we arrive in Adelaide city at approximately 4:15pm.
Price pp $140.00
|Adelaide Hills||McLaren Vale|
|Departs every Saturday||Departs every Sunday|