Planning a wine tour in the Margaret River Region can practically feel like a part-time job. You will have to do the research on your destinations, what to do when you get there, and what wineries you want to visit. There’s also having to plan your route there by road or check and book flights (and connecting flights) if you’re flying in. And then there’s having to find good accommodation. Let’s go over a few points:
Don’t Drink and Drive on a Tour
This is just good common sense, isn’t it? If you’re staying in Margaret river luxury accommodation, the last thing you want to be doing is driving around anyway! Let a tour do all the hard work and take full advantage that a driver will get you where you need to be. Relax and enjoy.
Be Tour Adventurous
If you’ve done a tour of the area before, why not try taking a tour of somewhere you are less familiar with, and broaden your knowledge and appreciation of the region. If you’re not sure which region to go to, just consult with a quality wine tour provider who can steer you in the right direction. Some tour operators can take you places where you just can’t get to by yourself.
Some tours out there have specialist tours in getting you behind the scenes, even getting to meet the wine makers themselves. There’s also visits to a barrel room for tasting and where you can even blend your own bottle of wine.
Full or Half?
No, not the bottle of wine! There are full or half day wine tours for inquisitive and thirsty minds and thirsty palates. With general fun oriented tours designed for having a good old time, to educational tours for novices to experts, there’s a winery tour out there to suit everyone. You can choose from small group tours, custom-made private tours, and believe it or not, even a tour for those peculiar people who just ‘don’t do wine tours!’
Less is more
In the Margaret River region, the visits are thorough, so try to limit yourself to knowing that it’s all about quality more than quantity when it comes to tours and tastings.
Where you stay will be just as important as the estates that you will visit. Margaret River has some of the finest places to stay in Australia. Just be sure to plan ahead, especially if you’re thinking of touring during prime touring season, as it just might be busy and difficult to find a great place! If you really want to treat yourself to a really excellent place to stay, find out more here about beautiful apartments which provide you with perfect in-town lodgings, from where you can explore the many attractions of this world-renowned Australian destination.
One Last Tip
Make sure to go with a professional wine tour operator who knows the region and its quirks. This will give you an unforgettable experience – enjoy!