If you’re planning a holiday to Margaret River, private winery tours are a must…

Boasting some of Australia’s finest wineries, the Margaret River region has a plethora of private tour options to suit just about any taste. 

Some couples are looking for a few relaxing venues that provide entertainment for your young children while they enjoy a wine or two. While others are seeking a touch of sophistication and a fine dining experience. On the other hand, you might be wanting to kick off a hens night with your besties. 

So what do you need to consider when booking private winery tours in Margaret River?

Private Winery Tours
Two couples enjoying a private winery tour in Margaret River.

Set or Flexible?

Selecting an itinerary to suit your group’s requirements can be the difference between an okay experience and a day you will truly treasure. 

Flexible Private Winery Tours

If you’re familiar with the region, you may have several venues that you want to visit again. Most tour operators will allow you to select some or all of the venues, depending on the logistics. The operator should also be able to suggest some additional venues if you only have one or two in mind, which are tailored to your individual requirements. 

On the other hand, you may be looking for a new experience, whether or not you’ve visited the region previously. In this case, you should be able to communicate your likes and dislikes to the operator, who can then suggest a personalised itinerary to maximise your experience on the day. After all, the best operators are those who have lived within the region for many years and know the area like the back of their hand.

Set Winery Tours

Set winery tours are typically aimed at those who want to experience the “very best” a region has to offer. They can often be public or private and often include an educational aspect, for those wanting to learn more about both wine and the region.

Set tours generally attract a more mature audience, rather than those wanting to let their hair down and party. They can be a great way to relax, while enjoying some premier wine and fine dining. 

What Else Should I Consider?

With so many operators offering private winery tours in Margaret River, here are some things to consider when looking for the tour operator to suit your group – 

  1. Be proactive on making a booking – Most operators are booked out for weeks, if not months in advance, particularly during Summer, school holidays and weekends. Make sure you book your private winery tour as early as possible and don’t wait until you arrive at your destination.
  2. Select an appropriate, experienced and reputable tour operator – Each operator will specialise in different types of tours, have varying levels of experience, and may or may not have a good reputation. Make sure you do your due diligence and check out their online reviews before you speak with them to see if they’ll be a good fit.
  3. Enquire about the vehicle – In order to maximise your experience on the day you’ll want to ensure that you travel in modern comfort and style. Some tour vehicles will only include the bare essentials, while others are packed with creature comforts, for eg – karaoke machines and bluetooth devices to listen to your own music.
  4. Make sure there are no hidden costs – Most operators will offer free bottled water and some even allow you to take home a complimentary treat, although lunch or wine tasting is typically not included with flexible private tours. 

Private Winery Tours from Margaret River Star Class Tours

Margaret River Star Class Tours is a fresh new company offering a variety of private winery tours and charters that cater to all. Select from the set “Indulgence Tour” which includes a sophisticated seated tutored tasting and 3 course lunch at Vasse Felix. On the other hand, our flexible private charters allow you to design your own itinerary. 

Contact us today to discuss your requirements and learn how Margaret River Star Class Tours can give you an experience to remember.