The Old Press @ Bleasdale

Start your Wine Train journey from Mount Barker

 
Wine Train       from Adelaide       from Mount Barker       Summer Season        
  Departing from Mount Barker          
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The Wine Train travels through the Mount
The Wine Train travels through the Mount

Kimbolton Wines at Langhorne Creek
Kimbolton Wines at Langhorne Creek

The South Coast Wine Train
The South Coast Wine Train

The Wine Train travels through the Mount
The Wine Train travels through the Mount

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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 minute rail journey you will arrive back at Mount Barker as your tour comes to an end.

 

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:  $169

CHILD:  $ 89

 

Tour Code: WT411MB

 

What's included

Coach and rail travel from Mount Barker, 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 Mount Barker - 10.00 am - check in by 9.40 am

Returns Mount Barker - 6.10 pm  

Regions visited - Adelaide Hills, Strathalbyn, Langhorne Creek and Currency Creek 

Operates - see dates listed below

 

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • 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

Tour begins and check in at the Mount Barker Railway Station, Dutton Road, Mount Barker.

Even though the Steamranger train 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 diesel railcar.

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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