The Mclaren Vale region is warm and welcoming to tourists and visitors, with a large number of winery cellar doors and other attractions to visit. Hiring a minibus and driver so that all can have fun, without drink driving risks, is the way to go. Adelaide Minibus has vehicles from 13 to 24 seat (minibuses) and we even offer a 28 midibus, and large coaches up to 50 seats. And we can tow a trailer trailer if you have luggage or barbeques to take.
If you are from interstate, we can even make arrangements during your day to send the wine you have purchased home, the wineries all having surprising low cost arrangements in place for wine parcel transport.
We recommend that if yours is a small wine appreciation group and keen to get amongst the small, boutique cellar doors, select our Gold tour option….for very little extra cost we work with you to build an itinerary that will provide lifetime memories.
Select the Silver our option if you are happy to visit the places we regularly go to and our recommended lunch venue. If you want to do your own thing and make all the bookings, and negotiate the tasting fees, then select our Charter option.
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There is nothing like the Barossa in autumn. The vine leaves are turning golden brown and the hot days are generally over.
Tours with Adelaide Minibus can be in our classy 13 seat Toyotas, our 24 seat Mitsubishi Rosas, or you can even book a 46 or 50 seat luxury coach. We cater for true wine region appreciators in small groups, right through to larger groups. You can choose from a DIY bookings/charter the bus and driver option, to a Silver tour where we take you to our favourite places and meal stopovers, to the more exclusive Gold tour option.
Our on-staff vigneron and winemaker has trained our tours co-ordinator and our drivers in the Barossa region, its wineries and the best places to see. We are always getting positive feedback about our skilled and friendly drivers. So make sure you choose Adelaide Minibus for your Barossa tour. We are great at what we do, friendly and promise a fabulous day out with value for money.
Kate is getting married soon, so her friend and bridesmaid Lauren, organised a Adelaide Minibus tour in the Barossa for Kate’s friends, family and bridesmaids. What an afternoon it was, taking in the fabulous hills area of Birdwood, Te-Aro Wines at Williamstown, Maggie Beers and then a leisurely coffee, cake and wine tasting at Kabminye Wines.
Adelaide Minibus ‘dressed’ the vehicle appropriately, with some ‘Hens day in progess’ banners and supplied chilled spring water for the group.
The venues visited complimented the group on how “well behaved” they were and the wineries were pleasantly surprised at the number of bottles purchased at their cellar doors. Some cellar doors don’t like hens group bookings beacuse of the rowdy behaviour, but we educate our groups well, said Adelaide Minibus’s tour organisor, Caroline. “Promoting the purchase of some wines at cellar doors we visit, has been a successful way of keeping good relations with the cellar doors for hens day outings too. Many cellar doors are now charging tasting fees, and only through wine sales can they minimise this. We need to remember that the venues are paying weekend wage rates for their staff, and whilst tastings are a part of promoting their brands, they can only survive, and continue to provide their cellar door experience, if sales of wine covers their costs”
Alice and her 23 netball/uni friends decided to book a minibus and driver for the Barossa Gourmet Festival. Vin’s/Adelaide Minibus was her choice of provider after a web search and having gained some quotes, then speaking with their helpful staff .
The group wanted a leisurely day, not so much a tour, so selected Seppeltsfield and Chateau Tanunda for wine tastings. Then they would enjoy Whistlers Wines for lunch and party with a band, playing in the marquee. They had been to Whistlers the year before, so knew it is a well run outfit. The food was fabulous too, with gourmet lamb burgers, spatchcock and the range of sweets included a traditional beinstick.
Seppeltsfield was absolutely lovely said Alice, her favourite wine being the sweeter style riesling.
“Andy, our driver for the day, was great, obviously very experienced and helpful. We would certainly recommend Vins/Adelaide Minibus….Five Ts….trustworthy and timely….tremendously terrific transportation!”
Its on again. The annual Barossa Gourmet Weekend is a hoot!. August 18th and 19th. Book early for a minibus or coach and driver for your group. We have the full range….. 13 seaters, 21-24 seaters, a 28 seater and 46-50 seat coaches. Dont drink and drive, make it a safe and memorable visit to the Barossa
For updates re winery and cullinary participants see the barossa website http://www.barossa.com/events/default.aspx