Australian Wine Tours
Australia has earned its stripes as a holiday destination for its sun, surf and sand, but its array of vineyards and boutique wineries also lure foodies and wine lovers each and every year. The beauty of traveling Down Under is that wine, food and wildlife go hand in hand, and Australian wine tour guides know how to get the balance right.
Aussies love wine. In fact they consume over 530 million litres of the stuff every year, with a per capita consumption of about 30 litres. Aussie tour guides are also a friendly bunch and they love nothing more than to share their favourite wineries and vineyards with travelers from across the globe. Whether you’re in the Hunter Valley, Yarra or Barossa Valley, there is delicious wine to be sampled from a variety of grapes including shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, sémillon, and riesling.
Sweet and fortified wines dominated the Australian market up until the 1970s, but Australia has since become a world leader in terms of wine quality. With more than 60 designated wine regions totalling 160,000 hectares, Australia exports around 750 million litres of the good stuff every year. So, it’s hardly surprising that Australian wine tour guides know how to find a good drop.
The beauty of Australian wine tours is that they don’t just stop at the cellar door. Your tour guide can take you on a historic journey, showcase Australia’s charming countryside and explore the quaint shops and towns of some of the lesser known parts of Oz. Sample cheese in Western Australia’s Margaret River, indulge in a lager in the historic German town of Hahndorf or take your tastebuds on a tour of Hobart in Tasmania.Read More ...