South Coast Wine Train tour

Travel from Adelaide to enjoy the Wine Train

 
Wine Train       from Adelaide       from Mount Barker      Summer Season        
  Departing from Adelaide          
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The Gum Press at Bleasdale Winery
The Gum Press at Bleasdale Winery

The South Coast Wine Train tour travels
The South Coast Wine Train tour travels

Langhorne Creek Vines
Langhorne Creek Vines

The Gum Press at Bleasdale Winery
The Gum Press at Bleasdale Winery

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Your tour begins by luxury coach departing the city of Adelaide and travelling into the picturesque Adelaide Hills to arrive in the ever-popular township of Mount Barker.

 
Join the South Coast Wine Train and travel from the heart of Mount Barker past new residential developments and escape into the fields of local produce, rolling hills and rich farming land, all whilst being surrounded by the majestic eucalyptus trees of the region.

 

Enjoy distant glimpses of the eastern plains and Murraylands extending from the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges toward the Coorong and South Coast, as the train slowly descends the Adelaide Hills escapement to arrive at the historic township of Strathalbyn.

 
Meet your luxury tour coach for a town tour of Strathalbyn before travelling the short distance to the vineyards of Langhorne Creek. Arrive at your first winery for the day and be guided through a tasting of local wines in an informal, relaxed approach with our wine host and the friendly cellar door staff.

After your first tasting for the day, arrive at a local restaurant surrounded by the regions vineyards for a delicious 2 course lunch. 

 
Following lunch, continue your wine tasting encounters at the next cellar door for the day where you start to experience more of the creativity and community pride that the locals have for their “hidden gem” of Australian wine regions.

From here we continue through the vineyards of Langhorne Creek on our journey through to the Currency Creek Wine Region and closer to the coast.

During your final tasting and cellar door visit, you can learn more about the region’s vineyards and what makes their wines so highly regarded and sought after or just sit back and relax in the warmth of the local’s hospitality as your cellar door host guides you through your last tasting for the day.

​Your South Coast Wine Train crew will guide you through from the last winery to the nearby station where you will board the Wine Train for your return journey over the railway lines of the Fleurieu Peninsula back through Strathalbyn and into the Adelaide Hills.

 

Sit back in your beautifully restored 1940’s carriage and enjoy listening to the rhythm of the rails as the South Coast Wine Train makes the climb back up the Mount Lofty Ranges to Mount Barker.

After a relaxing 90 plus minute rail journey, your coach will be waiting at Mount Barker to shuttle you back to the city of Adelaide and to your original pickup point or hotel.


You will arrive in Adelaide at approximately 7.15 pm and back to your city hotel.

 

Some of the wineries we visit on our tour follow below.

  • ·     Bleasdale Vineyards

  • ·     Bremerton Wines

  • ·     Kimbolton Wines

  • ·     Lake Breeze Wines

  • ·     Vineyard Road

  • ·     Rusticana Wines

  •       Angas Plains

  • ​      One Paddock Currency Creek​

  • ​      Finniss River Wines​​​​​​

ADULT:  $198

CHILD:  $ 94

 

Tour Code: WT411

 

What's included

Hotel pickup and drop off, coach and rail travel from Adelaide, heritage train travel on the Steamranger Heritage Railway (2.5hrs), winery visits and tastings at 3 local Langhorne Creek and Currency Creek wineries, a delicious 2 course lunch and informative commentary from a local guide/ host.

Departs Adelaide - 08.30 am (pickups from 07.45 am)

Returns Adelaide - 7.15 pm  

Regions visited - Adelaide Hills, Mount Barker, Strathalbyn, Langhorne Creek and Currency Creek.

Operates - see dates listed below

 

HIGHLIGHTS 

 

  • Scenic drive through the Adelaide Hills

  • Train travel on the Steamranger Heritage Railway

  • Tour of the historic township of Strathalbyn

  • Winery visits, including tastings

  • Langhorne Creek township  

  • Delicious 2 course lunch

  • local sightseeing

  • Historic Gum Press

  • Informative commentary

  • Structured wine tastings

  • locally produced foods 

  • Relax over a regional produce platter on the return train trip (own cost) - currently not available 

DEPARTURE DATES

2021 dates

  • Sunday May 30th 

  • Sunday June 20th 

  • Sunday July 4th  

  • Sunday July 18th  

  • Sunday August 1st 

  • Sunday August 29th

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NOTES

Even though the South Coast Wine Train tour is advertised to be hauled by a steam engine, we do not guarantee that a steam engine will always be available due to operational constraints or similar. When a steam engine is not available the train will be diesel engine hauled or a diesel railcar.

The on train bar is only open for wine by the glass sales on the returning afternoon journey to Mount Barker.

 

 

TOUR OPTIONS

Enjoy a South Coast Regional Produce Platter on your return train trip from Goolwa to Mount Barker. Sit back in the comfort of the train carriage and enjoy a platter of regional smallgoods, cheeses and produce from South Australia.

2 Person Platter - $

3 Person Platter - $

Platters must be ordered at time of booking ​​

NOTE: PLATTERS AND ON TRAIN BAR SERVICE ARE UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS  

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