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  • Location: Perth, Australia
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Forget speed dating and start speed grazing -- the newest way to enjoy all the best artisan produce of the Swan Valley! On this half-day tour from Perth, take your taste buds on an adventure and sample heavenly honeys, delectable chocolates, exotic coffees and gorgeous homemade ice cream. Choose a 'sweet' morning or 'savory' afternoon departure and enjoy more than 25 different food tastings including generous samplings of the region’s world-renowned wines.

Highlights

  • Small-group Swan Valley food and wine tour from Perth
  • Indulge your taste buds with more than 25 different tastings
  • Meet the growers and see the processing behind your favorite food labels
  • Taste award-winning wines and sample fresh produce directly from the growers
  • Choice of a morning or afternoon itinerary
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour: Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail

Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail

Enjoy a fun-filled day in the Swan Valley on this small-group food and wine tour from Perth. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, you’ll visit nine of the region’s most delicious locations.

Morning Tour - Sweet Treats
Start by tasting exotic coffee blends from around the world at Yahava Koffee Works. Sample chocolate-coated coffee beans and ‘koffee toffee,’ and take a behind-the-scenes look at the coffee-roasting process. A coffee break wouldn’t be complete without a sweet treat -- visit Cape Lavender to enjoy lavender scones with jam and cream, accompanied by refreshing lavender tea and unique lavender wine!

Then, give your palate a bit of a kick with a savory experience at Mago Coffee. Try delicate Western Australian olive oils, dry roasted nuts and flavored dukkahs (Middle Eastern spice mix). Then go next door for a chocolate fix at the Margaret River Chocolate Company.

Wash everything down with a visit to Windy Creek Estate. Here, sample award-winning premium and fortified wines, including the renowned white port, accompanied by West Australian cheeses and a range of homemade jams and chutneys.

Meet the beekeepers at Windarra Honey and see the busy bees at work. Taste a range of varietal honeys including creamed honey and even sparkling honey water! For dessert, head to Oggie’s Ice Cream Cafe, where you can sample the homemade ice cream and purchase a selection of English sweets. Finish up with stop at Mondo Nougat for more sweet treats and a behind-the-scenes view of production.

The mid-week morning tours will visit the Aboriginal Gallery to sample authentic Australian bush tucker jams, sauces and chutneys made from native Australian food plants. On Saturday and Sunday, the morning tour will visit an awarded farm stall where you can pick seasonal produce such as grapes from the vine and asparagus from the patch!

Afternoon Tour- Savory Delights

This tour follows the morning itinerary and then changes to a savory route at the winery visit. In the afternoon you will sample Swan Valley’s finest wines at Jarrah Ridge Wines. The winery produces excellent white, red and sparkling – you’ll be spoiled for choice! Save some room for the marinated olives, cheeses, pan forte, fruit paste and dried fruits and nuts.

Then visit the House of Honey where you can chat with the bee keepers and find out all the secrets to producing honey and sample this season’s finest. Pass by a farm stall where you can stock up on fresh seasonal produce direct from the growers. End your tour with an icy cold beer, alcoholic or non-alcoholic ginger beer or cider at internationally multi-award-winning Ironbark Brewery. The brewery boasts the largest range of beers in the Valley – 45 at the last count! Here your speed-grazing moves into a leisurely mode where you have time to relax, enjoy your drinks and try one the brewery’s famous wood-fired pizzas (own expense).

Itinerary

Itinerary subject to change; some of the places you may visit include:
  • Yahava Koffee Works
  • Cape Lavender
  • Windarra Honey and the House of Honey
  • Maggie's Place Farmstall
  • Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery
  • Windy Creek Estate and Jarrah Ridge Wines
  • Ironbark Brewery
  • Margaret River Chocolate Company
  • Oggies' Ice Cream Cafe and English Sweet Shop
  • Mondo Nougat and Chocolate Factory
  • Mago Coffee

Customer Reviews

THERESA G
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Terrific Host. Small groups, personal tours. Perfect way to spend Sunday afternoon and see the Swan Valley. Honey, chocolate, wine, coffee, lavendar scones and beer tasings all in one afternoon. Last stop at Iron Bark brewery with wood-fired pizza and beer tastings in a great beer garden. Perfect.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Host was lovely and friendly. Many places were discovered in the time. I thought there could have been more tastings at a couple of places.

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