We are just beginning to start trying to plan another trip to the Australia Wine Country. We did the Hunter Valley, out of Sydney, last July, and would likely fly from the US to Sydney, in July, 2014. After we finish up things that we missed over 10 days last year, we hope to explore the SE Australia Wine Country, probably flying into Adelaide, and basing ourselves there for about 5 days. We are not set on being IN Adelaide, but will fly into the city, and then travel to a hotel near Adelaide, with intentions of exploring the Wine Country from that location.
I am looking at several Relais & Chateaux properties in the Adelaide area, and am hoping to get recommendations on where we should think of basing our travels. The properties do not have to be Relais & Chateaux properties, but we have stayed at many, around the globe, and enjoyed them greatly.
Our prime focus will be on the wines of the region, and we are also interested in gathering info on serious wine tours, around the region. We are more interested in doing private tours, rather than buses filled with people, who are looking more to party, than serious wine tastings, and exploration. In Burgundy, last May, we booked with Authentica Tours, and had a week of very good, and personalized tours of the region. All that I am finding are very general tours, with companies such as Greyline, with crowds in a bus. We got the rec. for Authentica Tours from TA, and were so very pleased. Hoping to find similar in SE Australia.
I am certain that I am missing some great Web sites, for what we are looking for, and am interested in gathering good resources for the wine tasting trip.
Any comments, help, or directions to resources would be greatly appreciated,