If you’re a person who likes wine, cheese, chocolate and/or looking at new places, I’d suggest going on a wine tour. I had the pleasure of spending my Saturday with a group of four friends drinking wine, eating cheese and meeting a bus full of new people. For an autumn day, the weather was absolutely beautiful, the clouds were out and it wasn’t too hot or cold.
We chose to do a Winery Tour of the Swan Valley- it lasted all day (10am to 5pm). Tours are great, even if you’re a local you can still discover great wineries, produce and hidden gems that are practically in your backyard (or a cruisy 25 minute drive from the Perth CBD).
Our tour included over 45 wine tastings (white, red, port and dessert wines), two cheese platters, lunch at Sitella’s, a small glass of beer with some German style snacks and chocolate samples at Margaret Chocolate Factory (including a gourmet chocolate truffle of our choice!)
Our tour took us to five wineries, a brewery and a chocolate factory. The tour group consisted of 24 people (and Jenny, our tour guide) which was the maximum size for a group. Tickets are $110 per person but it’s an experience which is worthwhile and definitely worth the expense.
Elmars’ In The Valley.
Margaret River Chocolate Factory.
After our tour yesterday, I’d recommend Out and About Wine Tours to anyone traveling to Perth or wanting to undertake a tour of the Swan Valley in style. The tour wasn’t rushed, it was value for money, filled with laughs, good wine, cheese and company. Our tour guide was Jenny and she was wonderful! Full of knowledge, great for taking photos and joining in the conversations and making us all laugh.