Australia & New Zealand Wine & City Tours
The enjoyment of wine goes hand in hand with the enjoyment of life, and where better to experience both wine and life than in the lands Down Under? Raise your glasses – you’ve come to the right place!
At Wine Tours Australia & New Zealand, we specialize in sending wine lovers and wine learners to some of the best wine regions in the Southern Hemisphere. Using our special connections and long-term relationships in both Australia and New Zealand, we give you a very personal experience, whether you are a solo traveler, a twosome or a small group.
What is a perfect wine tour? It combines your ideal amount of wine tasting at both renowned and up-and-coming wineries with opportunities for wonderful food, often paired with special wines at top restaurants. It adds a serving (large or small) of touring because, to really appreciate food and wine, it helps to know about the area’s history and culture. A perfect wine tour puts you in comfortable accommodations, so you sleep well and have a welcoming place to rejuvenate. Let us suggest hotels and guest houses that are typically Australian or Kiwi, providing you with a ‘sense of place’. And finally, unless you really want to drive on the left and ‘spit’, we’ll put you in the capable hands of expert drivers/wine tour hosts to enjoy your wine experience – without worrying about the possibility of road blocks and breathalyzer tests!
Which wines will we taste? How about the styles you already enjoy! And others you don’t yet know you’ll enjoy! The terroirs and micro-climates of Australia and New Zealand produce wines styles you’ll recognize, wines that are new to you and wines that have an entirely different profile from similarly designated wines produced elsewhere. We are happy to suggest our winery picks and incorporate wineries on your wish-list. As important, we’ll suggest some of the best settings to enjoy what may become your new favorites. (You may be tempted to send home a case or two…)
What if we don’t know exactly what we want? We have designed a selection of itinerary components for the major wine areas of Australia and New Zealand. These mini-tours highlight special wine regions while also offering local activities and sightseeing. They can serve as either a blueprint or a source of inspiration. Furthermore, and most important, your package is completely customizable to suit your preferences, requirements, schedule and budget. Our on-the-ground partnerships in both countries allow us to organize virtually anything!
We know Down Under! Wine or unwind, we have our finger on the pulse of Australia and New Zealand – and for that matter, for extensions to the idyllic islands of the South Pacific. If you’re returning to the Americas, a stop in Fiji, the Cooks or Tahiti may notch the entire trip up from merely fabulous to surreal. Flexibility is our strong point – we offer confirmed itineraries but ‘aha’ moments may arise. Changes may be discussed with the ground operator as you travel.