Southern Highlands Winery Tour for Big Groups (8 or more people)
- Duration: 12 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: Southern Highlands Big
Choose this South Coast Journeys tour and enjoy the best cool climate wine, craft beer and gourmet food that the Southern Highlands has to the offer. This tour meanders through quaint townships, bushland, rolling hills and the Winery Estates range from relaxed rustic family run wineries to the large formal well manicured Winery Estates. It is one of the few regions in Australia where visitors have the unique experience of meeting vignerons and wine makers at cellar doors. This is a sample itinerary and may have to be adjusted slightly subject to availability.
Morning: Our experienced driver and guide will pick your group up from your designated address an take your group to Cherry Tree Hill Wines. Enjoy their Hungarian inspired cool climate wines on the family estate in the Southern Highlands, enhanced with a local produce and cheese platter. Larger groups may be guided through the wine list in the marque, overlooking the vineyard.Lunch Time:
We then depart for wine tastings and a gourmet lunch at the Award winning Bendooley Estate. Enjoy wine tastings overlooking their vineyard, followed by gourmet lunch with a glass or two of your favourite vino.
Why not share some wood fired pizzas and salads with your group, or try one of their individual seasonal gourmet meals. (Please note lunch is NOT included in the tour price and 12+ groups are required to order the $75 per person, 3 course Table Share Menu).
Subject to availability- alternate venues may be used e.g. Centennial Vineyards, Pepper Green Estate (Max. 12 people), Mt Ashby Estate, Southern Highlands Winery, Sutton Forest Estate Wines , Southern Highlands Brewing and Tap House or a local pub like our favorite The Surveyor General Inn or other local cafes and restaurants.
Finish the day with wine tastings and a complimentary cheese and local produce platter at the beautiful family run Joadja Estate Winery. Enjoy their hand-crafted wines in their rustic cellar door and wine garden.
Alternative and Additional Winery options include:
Eling Forest Winery: Eling Forest Winery winemaking team produces wines of distinction and quality via a combination of new and old techniques. It is well known for its production of elegant and balanced wines, which we match with a complimentary Brie Cheese Platter.
Sutton Forest Wines: Enjoy their Italian inspired boutique wines on the family estate. This is an authentic Italian experience, you will feel like you have stepped back in time to Rural Italy, when Nick and Santina are serving wines with old school hospitality.
Tractorless Vineyards at The Mill Bowral Enjoy their Biodynamic Georgian inspired boutique wines, at the unique venue located at The Mill Courtyard in Bowral. Be walked through their Sustainable wines, Pure ciders and traditional style beers. Once your finished tasting enjoy a stroll through the other small producers located at the Mill.
Optional Extra Experiences:
Like Craft Beer? Add $15 per person to visit Eden Brewery or Southern Highlands Brewing and Taphouse and people purchase their own paddles of craft beer and ciders.
Like Spirits? Why not add a 4 spirit (whiskey and gins) premium tasting experience at a historic Highlands Hotel, it is a highly recommended at $50 per person. Or add $10 per person to visit the Hotel Lounge and customers can purchase their own drinks. It is a cosy retreat, luxurious in design with classic furnishings. Settle into the softly lit surrounds and enjoy the largest selection of carefully curated, world class whiskey and Gins by the warmth of a fire.
Pick your favourite music playlist and then sing some songs with us on the way back home - arrival time approximately 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Up to two drop off locations included. We take charter group bookings. Prices vary depending upon numbers, Groups of 8 - 24 are preferred. Larger groups can be arranged on week days and other dates, subject to wineries availability. PLEASE SEE OUR SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS WINERY TOUR FOR SMALL GROUPS for other cellar door options. This service also includes pick up and return from your designated Hotel, Motel or home address.
Call / Text Hamish 0421 497 604 to Book or for more information.
All tours are subject to availability and the availability of wineries and other destinations used. These tours are run as a Private Tour.
Early bookings are advised due to big events like Weddings at the wineries, limiting wine tasting availability at peak times.
Including bus, driver / tour guide, tastings at 3 wineries, 2 cheese platters and a single course gourmet lunch with a complimentary glass of wine. This service also includes pick up and return from your designated Hotel, Motel or home address.
For standard bus transport options: Prices: 20 + people - $120 pp, 17 - 19 people - $130 pp, 12 - 16 people - $140 pp, 10 - 11 people - $150 pp, 8 - 9 people - $160 pp, 6 - 7 people - $190 pp.(Lunch not included. Departure from Illawarra / Southern Highlands Region / Sydney pick ups available. Pending group size, may be subject to a surcharge).