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South Coast Wine Train from
Mount Barker

 
Start your Wine Train journey from Mount Barker

Enjoy rail travel from yesteryear with a few wines from today, the South Coast Wine Train tour travels along the Steamranger Heritage Railway from Mount Barker to Strathalbyn and towards the South Coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Along the journey guests enjoy the opportunity to tour the cellar doors and vineyards of Langhorne Creek, Currency Creek and the Southern Fleurieu wine regions.

These regions are home to some award winning family owned and boutique wineries and vineyards dating back to the 1850's, with many producing premium wines that are highly regarded in national and international wine circles.

Highlights

​​Enjoy informative commentary throughout the tour from our crew about the regions, train travel from yesteryear travelling in 1920s built heritage railway carriages hauled by either vintage steam or diesel locomotives, tour through the historic township of Strathalbyn, taste wines from 3 cellar doors within the Langhorne Creek or Currency Creek wine regions and enjoy a scrumptious 2 course lunch at a local restaurant.  

South Coast Wine Train departing from Mt BARKER   
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Tour Details 

​Pricing

$175 per Adult​ 

$ 90 per Child

Tour code​

WT411MB

Departs

10:00 am  

Check in by 9.40 am 

Returns

6:20 pm

What's included

Coach and rail travel from Mount Barker, heritage train travel on the Steamranger Heritage Railway (approximately 2 hrs), 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.

Regions visited

Adelaide Hills 

Langhorne Creek

Fleurieu Peninsula 

Itinerary

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 lead 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 and 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 one hour plus rail journey you will arrive back at Mount Barker as your tour comes to an end

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, needing mechanical repairs or similar, the train will be diesel engine hauled or diesel railcar.

NOTE: PLATTERS AND ON TRAIN BAR SERVICE ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE, HOWEVER BOTH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PREPURCHASING IN THE COMING WEEKS. 

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What to Bring          
  • Comfortable enclosed walking shoes

  • sunglasses

  • hat

  • camera

  • warm clothing as the heritage train can be cold in the cooler weather

Tour Bits & Tips          
  • Some of the cellar doors we visit are Bleasdale Vineyards, Lake Breeze Wines, Kimbolton Wines, Vineyard Road,  Bremerton Wines, Angas Plains Wines, Rusticana Wines, One Paddock Currency Creek Wines and Finniss River Wines.                                                                         

  • The cellar doors of Langhorne Creek are only a short 10 minute drive from Strathalbyn, making the wine region closer to Adelaide than what most people think.                                                   

  • The railway line that the South Coast Wine Train tour operates on is Australia's longest preserved volunteer railway with a total distance of over 80 kilometres of track.....make sure you say thanks to one of the volunteers that make the railway operate, from the train drivers to the track crew and cleaners and everyone in between!                                          

  • Even though Langhorne Creek is known for it red varieties of wine such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, make sure you watch out for some of the whites too including Fiano, Vermentino and  Verdelho.                                  

Tour reviews from some of our guests          

 Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality and Value

We were both new to wine tours in Adelaide but still had our fair share of wine in the past. I cannot recommend this tour enough for the knowledge of the guides and the outstanding service provided.

 

We were fortunate enough to have an all day tour with our own private guide and we both agreed that this wine tour was our favourite part of our holiday.

If you want a knowledgeable tour with some of the best wine Australia has to offer then I can highly recommend Beyond The Vine Wine Tours ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ we will be back!

- Tofer

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