On a NEW day tour from Albany with Busy Blue Bus Tours, ‘swirl, smell and sip’ your way around Mt Barker, part of the Great Southern wine region. Visit five wineries in this cool climate, slow-ripening zone next door to National Parks. Come on tour now and enjoy a
Meander through back roads to taste outstanding wines from award-winning wineries nestled next door to the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges. Meet the owners and winemakers in small family-run wineries like Gilberts, Arcadia and Galafrey whose wines rank amongst the larger vineyards of Plantagenet and West Cape Howe. Wines from these award-winning wineries share characteristics of this district, in which grapes experience slow ripening, allowing for the development of rich flavours and quality grape juice.
The Great Southern region is one of the remotest wine areas of Australia, and Mount Barker is generally regarded as the most important subregion. With marri soils and lateritic gravely and sandy loams, provided from the granite rock backdrop, the region is
suited to Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir.
Relax and enjoy a shared platter lunch of local produce and take part in a private guided winery tour. Drink in the view at West Cape Howe Wines! Finish with coffee and tastings at Plantagenet Wines, muse over artwork on display at the cellar door of Arcadia and Galafrey. Find a surprise in this unique landscape!
Relax, sit back, and let Busy Blue Bus do the driving as you are taken on a journey through a cool, clean, natural environment that creates hallmark wines. ‘Magical and memorable!’ Departs daily Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 9.30-4.00pm, $189 per person. Book your tickets now online at www.busybluebus.com.au