Taste Bud Tours specialise in Speed Grazing – an internationally-awarded ‘food focused’ experience visiting 10 of the region’s most delicious locations and enjoying 25 or more different tasting experiences in a fast paced half-day tour.
Small personalised groups of six to 16 guests explore the multi-awarded Food and Wine Trail of the Swan Valley – Perth’s Culinary Playground – opting for either a ‘sweeter’ morning tour or a more ‘savoury’ afternoon tour.
Tastes may include exotic coffees from around the world, iced coffee and chai latte. Sample oven-fresh lavender infused scones, jam, cream and refreshing tea. Sample local honey, chocolate, nougat, ice-cream, olives, oils, cheeses, roasted nuts, fresh juices, the regions renowned ‘humane food’ and fresh seasonal local produce direct from the farmer.
Tours also provide an opportunity to sample premium still and fortified wines, alcoholic honey mead and award-winning beers, ginger beer and cider. You’ll also enjoy an insight into the history and culture of this remarkable region and a rare opportunity to meet the people behind the labels.
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Visit Yahava Koffeeworks to taste coffees from around the world, witness a roasting and sample chocolate-coated coffee beans.
Meet Phil, the Bee-Keeper at Windarra Honey to sample varietal, cream and comb cut honey plus watch bees busy at work.
Enjoy unlimited tasting at Oggie’s Ice Cream Cafe and English Lolly Shop. Sample fresh nougat at Mondo Nougat and irresistible roasted nuts at the renowned Morish Nuts.
Visit Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery to explore genuine bush tucker foods including jams, chutneys and sauces and feed friendly local emus (weather permitting).
Indulge at WA’s oldest confectionery company – Whistlers Chocolate – and sample a generous range of chocolate creations.
Sample chemical free fruit juices at Michael Brothers Juice or why not try the fresh fruit alcoholic ciders at FUNK Cider.
On Wednesdays visit the regions only Macaron and Cake Factory plus taste awarded premium still and fortified wines accompanied by home-made chutneys and cheese at Windy Creek Estate.
On Saturdays visit Olive Farm Wines – the oldest winery in WA to sample their premium wines accompanied by olives and oils.
On Sunday meet winemaker Duncan at Harris Organic Wines and explore the wonders of organic farming and awarded wines.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet
Speed Grazing visits 10 delicious locations with 25 or more different tastings in a half day tour.
The afternoon savoury option includes a visit to one of the region’s awarded micro-breweries. Visit Yahava Koffeeworks to taste coffees from around the world, witness a roasting and sample chocolate-coated coffee beans.
Visit Lavender Bistro & Boutique to enjoy lavender infused scones, jam, cream accompanied by refreshing lavender tea and a shot of sparking Moscato.
Margaret River Chocolate Company’s Swan Valley has generous sampling of chocolate to enjoy and purchase. Sample chutneys, sauces as well as wine tasting at the Providore Pavillion.
Premium still and fortified wines can be sampled at third generation Twin Hill Wines plus West Australian cheeses and locally marinated olives.
The House of Honey where you can sample unprocessed natural honey. At Meadery in the Swan Valley why not taste alcoholic honey mead.
At Taylor Art & Coffee House, meet resident artist Jude Taylor and sample the Swan Valley’s renowned “humane food”.
The tour concludes with an icy cold beer, ginger beer or cider sample at internationally awarded Ironbark Brewery. You can pre-order a light meal at your own expense.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet