On any tour with Up Close and Local you are guaranteed to taste amazing local produce – but their tours are about much more than that. It’s about getting to know the locals, hearing their stories and seeing first hand why each of these boutique producers are so unique.
Up Close and Local Tours is not a drop off service. All tours are fully guided, ensuring that guests are personally introduced at every cellar door. They use their insider knowledge to thoughtfully craft every tour so that everyone gets the best possible experience – often this means access to experiences that are not available to the general public.
With guaranteed small group sizes they have access to producers that can’t (or won’t) accommodate the big buses. Get away from the crowds and off the beaten tourist path to enjoy a more relaxing, memorable and intimate tasting experience making it the perfect option for people looking for an alternative to large group tours.
Every tour with Up Close and Local is a relaxed experience with like minded people where you will discover Perth’s hidden gems and learn a few things along the way.
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Discover Perth’s true hidden gem, the beautiful Bickley Valley on this small group tour where you will indulge in premium boutique wines, delicious local food, refreshing craft cider and get “up close” with an inside look at Perth’s own urban whiskey distillery.
A gourmet platter lunch is included and features a selection of cheeses, meats and antipasto in a fabulous boutique winery setting.
Also included is a tasting paddle of five ciders at a craft cider house while enjoying views over the apple orchards, extensive wine tastings at two excellent wineries including rare varietals and fortified wines and a behind scenes personal tour of Perth’s only urban Whiskey distillery, with Whiskey tastings included.
Most of the products you will taste are not available in shops or restaurants making this a unique wine tasting and cellar door experience for both visitors and locals.
This tour is set at a relaxed pace to allow plenty of time to explore, taste and speak to the local growers, winemakers and distillers and is a door to door transport service.
If you’re looking for an in-depth and personalised wine tour, then this is the one for you.
On this Up Close and Local tour, it’s not just about tasting a wide range of amazing varietals at the best Swan Valley wineries. Go beyond the Cellar Door and behind-the-scenes into the winery and vineyard to get an insight into wine production, the unique terroir of the region and to meet the winemakers.
This behind-the-scenes insight is unique to each tour, depending on what stage in the vintage it is and what’s happening in the winery on the day. You may get to see picking, crushing, blending or even experience a barrel tasting – you never know what the winemaker will have in store for you!
Perth’s only food tour dedicated to good old American barbecue! Eat and drink your way around Perth on a progressive lunch of delicious pit smoked barbecue meats and sides.
For visitors to Perth, this is a great way to see the city from a local’s perspective – find some hidden gems, small bars and explore areas that you wouldn’t see on a regular sightseeing tour.
You will have a progressive lunch across multiple restaurants and bars with all tastings and some drinks included. Taste the pit smoked classics such as ribs, brisket, burnt ends, pulled pork, chicken, mac and cheese, slow-cooked beans, pickles, slaw and dessert.
A handcrafted cocktail and a local beer or cider are also included and door to door transport.
You will also meet the Perth chef with a Bachelor of Barbecue Science and trained in Kansas under the world’s most accomplished pit-master. See his famous Ole Hickory smoker and hear how he creates the traditional flavours everyone loves.
One thing they absolutely guarantee, is that you will not finish the day hungry!
This is the ultimate private tour for people who really want to discover why this region is so famous for its high quality wine, produce and stunning landscapes.
There are over 95 cellar doors in the Margaret River Wine Region and on their wine tour from Perth, Up Close and Local Tours will take you to the best of them – from the sought after icons to the smaller boutique wineries, they will take you on a personalised wine discovery that showcases why this region is so famous.
This is a private 1-Day wine tour and the itinerary can be tailored to suit your taste.
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Looking for a fun, relaxing and delicious afternoon? This tour of the Bickley Valley Wine and Cider Tour will get you off the beaten track and truly get away from the crowds.
The Bickley Valley (also known as the Perth Hills) is a little bit of a local secret – which is exactly what makes it such an amazing day out. Aside from the stunning views of endless vineyards and orchards around every corner, the boutique producers in this region offer a more intimate experience where you will often find the winemaker or owner pouring your tastings and having a chat, so you really get “Up Close”.
Each guest will enjoy a tasting paddle of five signature ciders while enjoying views over the apple orchards. Enjoy a cheese and antipasto platter on the deck to really take in the beauty of your surroundings and enjoy the company of like-minded people.
Like all Up Close and Local tours, the day is set at a relaxed pace to allow plenty of time to explore, taste and get to know the locals. You can also purchase freshly picked seasonal fruit to take with you.
On the Swan Valley Wine Adventure tour you will visit wineries that are all family owned and have been hand-picked for their quality and historic contribution to the region and of course, their amazing wine!
The wineries selected can change daily to ensure that you get the best possible experience on each day and at each winery.
Take time to discuss the wines – sometimes with the winemaker themselves and learn about the Swan Valley’s history as Australia’s second oldest wine growing region.