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The Vino Bus - Hinterland Winery Tours

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by Sherrie (subscribe)
Loves to travel, eat and explore new tastes and flavours.
Published April 24th 2018
Experience Queensland's most picturesque boutique wineries
Do you have a passion for wine? Would you like to taste and sample different varieties of premium wine? Would you like to explore the Gold Coast Hinterland with 12 other would be wine buffs?

The Vino Bus wine tour
Mason Winery

Then a day tour on The Vino Bus might just be the perfect experience for you. It is a fabulous day, where you get to explore a number of local Wineries of the Gold Coast Hinterland. Having someone else drive you around tasting wines, whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery of Tambourine Mountains is an ideal day in my books.

The Vino Bus caters for singles, couples and groups, including hens party or work party.

The Vino Bus
The Vino Bus Wine Tours

What is included in the tours -
pickup from local accommodation or hotel
2-course gourmet lunch
snacks and bottled water on bus
air-conditioned bus, free wifi
fun knowledgeable tour guide
guided tastings with all fees covered

The Vino Bus wine tour
Witches Falls Winery

My husband and I were gifted vouchers for this tour and enjoyed ourselves last weekend with PJ as our fun and knowledgeable tour guide. The tour is limited to 13 and we had the pleasure of meeting other wine lovers from Canada, Germany and Holland.

The Vino Bus wine tour
Wine Tasting at Witches Falls Winery

PJ was a fun and perfect host as he supplied us with information about the wines and wineries that we visited. Most of the wineries are family owned small businesses. PJ also kept us entertained with his jokes and music.

One winery and sharing wine notes was all that was needed for our group of 13 to become good friends for the day.

The Vino Bus wine tour
Cedar Creek Estates and Winery

The wineries that we visited included Witches Falls Winery, Mason Winery, Tambourine Mountain Distillery and The Cedar Creek Estate.

The Vino Bus wine tour
First wine tasting spot

Lunch was at the Cedar Creek Estate and winery, where we were treated to a lovely 2-course meal. I chose the grilled salmon and creme brulee for dessert.

The Vino Bus wine tour
Salmon for lunch

My husband ordered the Pork Belly and sticky date pudding. Both of which was delicious. Everyone enjoyed the lunch break and a chance to enjoy each others company.

The Vino Bus wine tour
Pork belly for lunch

Of course lunch was served with a good red which was shared and enjoyed with our new found friends.

The Vino Bus wine tour
Dessert at Cedar Creek Estate

Our day ended up at the Witches Chase Cheese factory and Fortitude Brewery, where some of the group had a taste of boutique beer. My husband and I loved the cheese tasting. All in all, it was a fantastic day out and certainly a big day with lots of wine consumed and lots of laughs all round.

The Vino Bus wine tour
Tambourine Mountain Distilllery

The Vino Bus operates 7 days a week out of either Brisbane or the Gold Coast.

A full day tour (approximately 8 hours) costs $150. A half day tour ($130) and afternoon tour (approximately 5 hours for $100)

Bookings can be done online or by phone.

So if you enjoy a glass or two of wine, either white or red, then do yourself and favour and book a tour to experience the hidden gems of the Gold Coast Hinterland and support these local small boutique wineries.
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Why? A great day for food and wine buffs
When: Operates 7 days a week 9am to 5pm
Phone: 0456 998 466
Where: Gold Coast Hinterland
Cost: $150 for full day tour $130 for half day tour
Your Comment
Great team building 'date', Sherrie - we did this with a real estate company - an excellent idea!
by Elaine (score: 3|7418) 832 days ago
Sherrie thanks - I have now put this on my to do list,
by May Cross (score: 3|6900) 832 days ago
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