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”
When visiting adelaide for the Clipsal or Fringe Festival, you might want to experience the many other delights our state has to offer.
Within an hour of our city are the wine regions of the Barossa Valley, the Adelaide Hills wine region, McLaren Vale region and the less busy but delightful Langhorne Creek region. Add a half hour and you can see the Clare Valley region.
The most fun and best economy is gained when you organise a group of your friends and book a GOLD, SILVER or CHARTER tour with us. We can even arrange for wines you may have purchased at the cellar doors, to be shipped to interstate addresses, easily and economically.
Our GOLD tours are for true wine and wine region appreciators, only in groups of 12 or less. We make the bookings for you after consulting with you as to your preferences, andyour group is likely to be small enough to be catered for by the small cellar doors. See our website www.adelaideminibus.com.au and the Wine Tours section for the large number of wineries and cellar doors you might wish to choose. You get to choose the lunch location too, and your driver/tour leader for the day is experienced in and knowledgable about the region and what it has to offer. You can even request that our in-house vigneron/winemaker be your tour leader for the day.
Our SILVER tours for up to 24 people are very popular in that we get to take you to our selection of cellar doors and a great lunch venue…and we make the bookings. Easy and great value, with a low likelihood of tasting fees being charged by the cellar doors we visit in the Barossa and Mclaren Vale regions.
Our CHARTER option allows you to manage the day in every way, with buses available from 13 seat to 50 seat coaches. You choose where you want to go and make the bookings, and you can use our experience and expertise in terms of the timing and distances between stopovers. We can also provide aq list of the wineries/cellar doors and their opening times and any fees applicable.
Ask us for a quote …you will be pleasantly surprised! Call us on 08 82520627
Its not yet ‘Mad March’ but the party season in Adelaide is in full swing mid February, with the Fringe Festival kicking off ..see program http://www.adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/search and Adelaide’s biggest motor sport attraction, the Clipsal 500, starts on 28th Feb and concludes 3rd March.
What a safe and easy way for your group to enjoy these festivities……. Book a bus and driver! We are happy to pick you up at your home or accommodation, take you to your destination, then return later to get you home, with no need for a designated driver.
Dont take chances with drinking and driving, bokk a minibus, bus or coach….we have them all.
I just wanted to thank you for your help with organising my bus tour. Our bus driver Sue was great too.
We had a great day and it was a pleasure dealing with your company I will definitely recommend you guys again.
Thanks, Lisa Hughes
We all had a fantastic wine tour yesterday and Rick our driver was great, please say a big thankyou to him!
Headlined by The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and supported by a host of big and new artists, this years big day out will be a hoot. Get there and home in safety and style, by hiring a minibus and driver. Ask us for a quote for any size group …we have 13 seater minibuses, 21 and 24 seaters and then a 30 seat and 50 seat coach.
Angaston has long been a favourite place to visit whilst in the Barossa. Saltram Wines, Yalumba, Sons of Eden and of course, Angas Park Fruits are key attractions. Yet Gawler Park road, running to the north east of the town, takes us to little known, delightful gullies and valleys, nested into the hills. Open Mon-Sat is Gully Gardens, the place of Rick and Rosemary Steicke, fruitgrowers who sell their dried produce, including sulphur-free, direct to the public at very affordable prices. Friendly people and definitely worth a visit.
Not far down the road is multi- award winning Thorn-Clarke Wines. Open mon-sat, A fabulous cellar door complex and with free wine tastings, a rareity nowadays, especially for a high class boutique facility such as this, sixth generation Sam Clarke (CEO) and his team will treat you to the very best of the Barossa and Eden Valley wines.
Lunch at The Company Kitchen- South Australian Company Store. For many years visitors to the Barossa have been able to enjoy great value gourmet dishes at this wonderful venue just south of the town of Angaston. Click here to visit their website and see their menues. Local produce is sold there too, including jams and dried fruits from Gully Gardens. Lots of gifts are on sale too.
Yes, another Day on the Green is coming up. Featuring the Hoodoo Gurus, The Angels with Dave Gleeson, the Baby Animals are back in studio, James Reyne and Boom Crash Opera are set to join forces for five mouth-watering hours of irresistible Oz rock classics.
A Day on the Green is a fully licensed event, so strictly no BYO alcohol. Food will be available on site or BYO picnic. Deck chairs and picnic rugs are recommended.
General Admission : $89.90 plus $5.50 booking fee
Contact : Peter Lehmann Wines Cellar Door (08) 8565 9555
Platinum, Gold and Silver tickets available through venuetix.com.au, phone : (08) 8225 8888 or ticketmaster.com.au, phone : 136 100
Her at Vins/Adelaide Minibus, we can pick you group up anywhere in the metro area, get you there in safety and style, then back home, even with a few drop-offs on the way …all without having to worry about drink-driving or having a designated driver. Minibuses for up to 13 passengers through to 50 seat coaches. Ask us for a quote today.
Join the excitement of thoroughbread horse racing at South Australia’s picturesque Gawler. Its the state’s most recently redeveloped track and has fabulous new facilities for patrons. Presented by major sponsor, PD Excavations and the Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club, it promises to be a great day out for visitors, tourists and corporate groups. On course fashion awards. See the website of the jockey club http://www.gawlerjockeyclub.com.au/. Get there in style and comfort, without any risk of drink-driving. Call us at Adelaide Minibus today on 82520627 for a quote or to book your vehicle and driver. We can provide 13 seat, 21, 24 and up to 46 seat coaches with experienced drivers.
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!”