Busselton Wine Tours – The Best Local Spots

by | Jan 23, 2023 | Wine Tours

Whether you’re visiting the area with your partner, friends, or family, a Busselton wine tour will surely be one of the highlights of your stay. 

Located within the world renowned Margaret River region which also includes the towns of Dunsborough, Yallingup and Augusta, there are more than 100 cellar doors to select from. 

If you’re departing from Busselton, it’s likely that you’ll want to extend your Busselton wine tours out of town and further into Margaret River, although today we’ll be focusing on some of the wineries and breweries within the immediate area of Busselton. 

If you’re looking to keep it local, here are some of the best options to maximise your Busselton wine tours experience: 

Flametree Wines

Located at the very gateway of the Margaret River wine region, Flametree Wines is a great destination for wine lovers and art enthusiasts alike. Nestled on the picturesque shores of Geographe Bay, the winery provides a stunning backdrop for tastings and tours, as well as an art exhibition that features the work of talented local artists — making it a great opportunity for visitors to learn about the local art scene.

Flametree Wines has been producing award-winning wines since 2011, and their dedication to quality is evident in every sip. From crisp whites to bold reds, the winery’s portfolio is diverse and delicious. The winemakers at Flametree Wines are passionate about their craft and take great care in sourcing the best grapes from the region’s premier vineyards.

Guests can sample the selection in the cosy tasting room or opt to relax in the deck area, which boasts an open fireplace and stunning gardens, making it the ideal spot for warming up on a chilly day. The knowledgeable staff is always on hand to provide expert guidance and recommendations on which wines to try — whether you’re a seasoned wine drinker or someone who’s just starting out. The winery also offers tours and private events in the barrel room, making it the perfect place to host an anniversary celebration or birthday party.

But Flametree Wines is more than just a winery. The art exhibition on display is a unique feature that sets the winery apart from others in the region. The rotating collection of works by local artists is a great way to experience the region’s creative side, and the winery’s commitment to supporting the arts is admirable.

Flametree Wines is open daily from 10 am-5 pm, so there’s plenty of time to explore the winery and the surrounding area. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a first-time visitor, Flametree Wines is a destination not to be missed. The combination of award-winning wines, beautiful scenery, and an art exhibition make this winery a one-of-a-kind experience.

So make sure to stop by Flametree Wines on your upcoming Busselton wine tours and discover for yourself why it’s a destination worth visiting. You won’t be disappointed.

Palmer Winery & Restaurant

For over 45 years, Palmer Winery & Restaurant has been a staple of the Margaret River wine scene. Located just before the entrance to the charming coastal town of Dunsborough, this family-owned winery has been producing award-winning wines from its pioneer vineyards on Caves Road.

Founded in 1977 by the Palmer family, the winery has grown to become one of the most respected in the region, earning over 50 national and international wine awards. The winery’s commitment to producing high-quality wines is evident in every sip, and it’s no wonder that it has become a must-visit destination for wine lovers.

The winery’s Tuscan-style restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner while taking in the stunning views of the surrounding vineyards. The menu features a range of delicious dishes that are carefully crafted to complement the wines on offer. The restaurant is open from 10 am – 5:30 pm daily, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine and a meal on a lazy afternoon.

One of the things that makes Palmer Winery & Restaurant so special is its commitment to sustainability. The winery is committed to using environmentally friendly practices in its vineyards and winery operations. This dedication to preserving the environment is evident in the quality of the wines and the stunning natural setting of the winery.

In essence, Palmer Winery & Restaurant is a great destination while enjoying Busselton wine tours. The winery’s commitment to quality, sustainability and the Tuscan-style restaurant make it a unique and special place that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Palmers Busselton Winery
Photos sourced from Palmer Wines Cellar Door.

After Hours Winery & Distillery

If you’re travelling from Busselton to either Yallingup or Margaret River, After Hours Winery and Distillery is a great option along the way. Located in North Jindong, it’s situated between Busselton, Dunsborough and Yallingup, and approximately 20 minutes drive to each town. 

The vineyard is on a stunning property parked on the Carbunup River flat. This area is renowned for a Mediterranean climate with fertile soils which combine to provide the perfect environment for producing world class wine. 

This multi-award winning winery has received over 40 gold medals and offers a super relaxed atmosphere in a farm setting. When you arrive, you’ll often be greeted by Albert, the affable border collie. 

After Hours are currently developing their own range of premium gins to accompany their exceptional range of organic, hand crafted and estate grown wines, so watch this space for release dates.

The new Cellar Door tasting room is open, with seated gin and wine tastings available from 10am to 4pm 7 days/week. 

Busselton Winery Tours
Photos sourced from After Hours Wine.

Shelter Brewing Co.

If you’re looking to mix it up a little, Shelter Brewing Co. is a great spot for beer lovers while on Busselton wine tours. Nestled in the heart of Busselton’s Foreshore Parade, this local brewery and kitchen offers an unrivalled brewing experience that is sure to delight the senses.

From the moment you step inside, you’ll be struck by the simple, friendly atmosphere that pervades the space. Whether you’re looking to relax with a cold beer on a hot summer day or enjoy a hearty meal with friends, Shelter Brewing Co. has something for everyone.

But it’s not just the atmosphere that sets this brewery apart – it’s the beer. The team at Shelter Brewing Co. takes pride in crafting unique and delicious brews that are sure to please even the most discerning palate. From crisp lagers to hoppy IPAs, there’s something for everyone here.

And if you’re looking to make a day of it, Shelter Brewing Co. is the perfect spot for beach days. With its prime location on Foreshore Parade, you can easily spend the day soaking up the sun and enjoying the views before heading inside for a refreshing beer and a tasty meal.

But perhaps the best thing about Shelter Brewing Co. is its hours. Open from 10 am to 10 pm daily, this brewery and kitchen is the perfect spot for any occasion – whether you’re looking to start your day off with a coffee and bagels or end it with a nightcap and some live music.

Shelter Brewing Co. Busselton
Photo sourced from Shelter Brewing Co.

Busselton Wine Tours from Star Class Tours

At Star Class Tours, we offer Busselton wine tours that cater to everyone! Our private wine tours are completely flexible (upon booking) and tailored to the requirements of your group. Suitable for up to 13 passengers, we can pick you up and drop you back from anywhere within the Margaret River region. 

Our Busselton wine tours are available 7 days per week and you’ll be driven by the business owner Terry. With a wealth of industry experience and passion for all things related to Margaret River, Terry can provide guided commentary while you’re transported from one destination to the next in comfort and style. 

To book our Busselton wine tours simply call Terry on 0497 364 763 or send him an email at terry@mrstarclass.com.au. He’ll be only too happy to provide a free quote tailored to your individual requirements. 

Make sure you visit our Facebook and Google profiles to read some of our customer review, including the following – 

“A fabulous day with a fabulous driver! We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Terry was great fun and we all had the best day out and about in the South West. We couldn’t recommend him enough! If you want someone easy going and up for some light hearted banter, Terry is your man! Thanks for the laughs, we’ll see you soon!”
Grace Sandells

“Thank you Terry for an absolutely amazing day. Your local knowledge and organisation helped us to get the most out of our day and the other little touches like umbrellas were really thoughtful. We loved your friendliness and stories on the bus and want to say thank you for helping us to raise money for Beyond Blue as part of COASTREK 2022. Shout out to Stella Bella winery (your recommendation) for the fantastic customer service and wines and Xanadu for an excellent lunch! For anyone reading this – I highly recommend Terry and Star Class Tours!”
Anita Graffin