Experience the best Winery Tours

With continued technological advancements and massive investments in research and development, the wine production in Australia has achieved great heights in the course of the last 30 years. The country is currently the eighth largest wine producer in the world and the iconic New World wine nation.

Experience one of the best Winery Tours available with Bus Hire Adelaide

Adelaide is the wine capital of Australia and is proud of its wine history. The first vineyard was planted by John Barton Hacks in 1836 in Chichester Gardens, North Adelaide, SA.

He then moved his vineyard to Echunga Springs near Mount Barker in 1840. Hack gifted Queen Victoria a case of wine made in from the vineyard in 1843. Soon after many followed in his footsteps.

Edmund Mazure, a French trained winemaker is credited for pioneering Methode Champenoise champagne and sparkling burgundy – a unique Australian red wine style.

1840 to 1900 AD was the golden period for wineries in Australia. At the top of this wine boom, there were a total of 225 wineries in the central Mount Lofty Ranges. However, this growth didn’t last forever.

Many of these ventures had to shut down and declare bankruptcy in early 1900s as Imperial Preference was removed which affected export of Australian produce to the United Kingdom.

The vineyards and surrounding areas were then converted into farming lands for the next 50 years.

Wine industry gained new life during 1970s and 1980s with the help of brilliant people like Brian Croser, Stephen George, Geoff Weaver, Michael Hill Smith and Martin Shaw.

They knew the rich history of wine in Australia, and were well aware of the fact that the cool climate characteristics of SA was perfectly suited for the purpose.

With their efforts SA became a hub for small artisan winemakers who want to produce elegant, long lasting European style wines.

With massive technological advances and investment, the production of quality wines have reached new heights over the past 20 years. Experience the ultimate wine tasting from various regions which include award-winning wineries and wine with Bus Hire Adelaide.


Barossa Valley

Being one of the world’s great wine regions, the Barossa Valley is renowned for its food and wine. You will have the opportunity to visit Maggi Beer’s Farm shop which is noted for its local produce which includes pates, pickles and relishes. Enjoy the wine tasting at various wineries with the guidance of Bus Hire Adelaide. The Barossa welcomes you. Be charmed from its early history of Seppeltsfield to the information centre at Jacobs Creek.


Adelaide Hills

Arguably Australia’s most sophisticated and beautiful wine region, complete with apple and cherry orchards and vineyards scattered throughout the 70-kilometer varied landscape. Adelaide Hills is a mecca for small artisan wine makers where you can sample the European taste in Australia.


Langhorne Creek

This is an intimate country area which comprises families who have a passion for wines and who have been producing wines for generations. Famous for its red grapes, the region is surrounded by old gum trees, lakes and its close proximity to the ocean. It is South Australia’s under-rated wine region which is less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide.


McLaren Vale

Choose from over 80 different cellar doors where many of them have picturesque views of surrounding hills including its many vineyards and coastal scenery.

McLaren Vale is home to world class wines and culinary experiences, as well as natural attractions and unparalleled tourist attractions. With wineries offering restaurant quality meals to enjoy both indoors or in vineyard settings, the wine-tasting trip is the way to go.


Clare Valley

Boasting of more than 30 cellar doors which operate from stone cottages, farm sheds, heritage buildings or state-of-the art structures, many wineries capture breathtaking views of their immediate surroundings. Residing within 40km of each other, wine tasting tours can be organised to showcase the best that there is to offer.

The Clare Valley is centre for some of the best Australian Rieslings as well as red varieties. Drive through the country roads, stopping at cellar doors along The Riesling Trail and you’ll be spoilt with variety of choices..


Kangaroo Island

A tour of Kangaroo Island has never been easier. An island with 509km of coastline with pristine beaches, local wines and sunsets beckoning at your doorstep, it’s the place to visit.

Home to the world’s best sea food, Kangaroo Island fulfills its promises. There is an opportunity, depending on the season, to taste marron, crayfish and King George whiting. With Bus Hire Adelaide we can offer a tour to discover some of the Island’s spectacular wilderness. It’s proving to be a popular destination with many tourists worldwide.