Monthly Archives: April 2013

Wedding car or an Adelaide Minibus?

The Warnests wanted a comfortable, economical vehicle to transport their bridal party. Much to their great pleasure, Adelaide Minibus not only delivered on both of those expectations, but also dressed the vehicle AND the driver for the occasion.

Mr Warnest said on their big day  “The minibus arrived early, was clean and decorated for us, and the driver, Paul, was friendly, patient, and he dressed specially for the occasion…..Thanks to Paul and Adelaide Minibus” …” Great value”

Adelaide Minibus, a division of Vin’s Buses, supplies wedding guest transport in vehicles to suit the occasion….right up to large coaches. We pick up, even from multiple locations, get the guests there safely, then return later to take them home, even if its very late or early morning….all part of the service!

 

Clare Gourmet Weekend 2013

Book your transport – a minibus or coach early to go to the truly great food and wine festival of the Clare Valley. Its on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2013.

The Clare wine and tourism people led industry with their event being the first of its type in Australia….its been going since 1984. See information about the event by clicking here

Wine tasting glasses can be purchased at the first cellar door you visit, this being your passport to other venues as well. You will need to book for the lunch and entertainment events…see the program

Take drink driving risks out of considerations, and truly enjoy the day, going to wherever you want in the region, our driver and vehicle staying with you.

Choose from 13 seat and 24 seat minibuses, through to luxury coaches. Ask us for a quote today.  It is surprisingly economical when you get together with your friends to be a part of the wonderful food and wine culture of our state.

Wine Tour of Barossa for Swedes

A group of Swedish and Danish medicos working at Flinders MC, along with members of their visiting families, sought out a high standard tour of the Barossa Valley, finally selecting the gold tour option from Adelaide Minibus.

Apart from the greenery of the vines and local flora, the region was dry, being the early autumn and having much lower rainfall than an average summer. This is Australia, the land of droughts and flooding rains. 

They knew they were going to be in for a treat, as Adelaide Minibus had assigned the tour leader role to Wayne, a local of the Barossa, and himself a vigneron. The day began at Kellermeister Wines where they were able to taste a wide range of this multi award winning wines, including the phenomenal Wild Witch Shiraz. Then it was on to Langmeil Wines and Penfolds before enjoying a gourmet lunch with a wine tasting of a couple of boutique wines, matched with starters….at Angaston’s Company Kitchen, all for just $28pp. The food order was phoned through an hour prior which meant the meals were served immediately upon arrival.

A quick stopover at Yalumba, then Elderton Wines (the tasting of Eldertons internationally renowned Command Shiraz proved Australian wines are amongst the best in the world) led to the day being capped off with a tasting of the fabulous fortifieds and new table wines of historic Seppeltsfield. One of the guests commented that he had almost forgotten what it was like to enjoy an old tawny, and reminisced of the days when it was the norm to light up a cigar and sip it by a fireside in winter. “And to be able to buy a 100 year old tawny, and taste wines of your birth year, is just incredible” he said.

Before heading back to Adelaide though, Wayne showed them the 100 year old bush vines of Seppeltsfield where photos were taken. The now heritage listed vines were once targeted to be removed when the industry faced oversupply in the 80s, the guests in awe of the character of the  the twisted trunks. The Barossa is free from the dreaded Phylloxera disease and is able to boast having some of the oldest commercial vines in the world, due to Phylloxera wiping out many of the old vine regions of Europe back in the 40s and 50s.

Several wines were purchased during the day at the cellar doors. “Its great when tourists and visitors to the wine regions buy wines to take with them as this helps the industry to be able to keep offering the fabulous cellar door experiences. It also helps to keep tasting fees to a minimum. The cost of running a cellar door today, particularly on weekends, is very high and wine sales are essential to making it afforded” said Wayne

 

 

Seniors bus charter – great day for Gawler retirement village

Keith and Pat are determined to enjoy their retirement. They are part of a seniors social group from a Retirement Village at Gawler who enjoy day trips and outings. Just recently they organised with Adelaide Minibus to combine a produce market stopover with some touring, and Goolwa was their choice of destination. Pat said that last year she organised a trip to the hills markets through Adelaide Minibus, and since then several residents had asked her to see if they could do another.

They stopped off at McLaren Vale where we enjoyed the morning tea provided as part of their package.  Then on to Goolwa where they bought up some fresh goodies before lunch at the Corio Hotel. After lunch they visited Hindmarsh Island and the Goolwa Barrage, the wonderful day capped off with a stop at the Currency Creek Winery.

Pat and Keith said that once again, the driver and tour leader Rick, was excellent, and was especially patient, ensuring the older members were comfortable and boarded/disembarked with the care. They wanted to show their special appreciation of the way Rick took care of the wheelchair confined resident.  “In all, a top day” they said, “and we will be sure to use Adelaide Minibus again soon”

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