The Vineyards of Australia

The Vineyards of Australia

The vineyards of Australia

The vineyards of Australia

The vineyards of Australia

The vineyards of Australia


A Luxury Wine and Food Adventure to Australia


This is your chance to explore the wonderous wines of Australia. Set in the late-summer sunshine, this is a luxury food and wine tour that will take you to the iconic producers and undiscovered gems. See ultra-modern wineries set alongside the world’s oldest producing vines. This is an unforgettable walkabout adventure through the best of Australian wine.

Our tour is based around Adelaide in the heartland of Australian wine country. Over 5 days and 4 nights, we explore the stunning Adelaide Hills, the scenic McLaren Vale, and the iconic Barossa and Eden Valleys. Owners and winemakers host us, giving an in-depth insight into their wineries. We taste wines that few others get to try and enjoy special experiences.

There is an exciting food scene in Oz too, and we’ll have delicious meals that range from elegant fine dining to the classically casual Aussie BBQ. Each plate is paired with the perfect wine that is a delight to the senses. It’s fun, it’s relaxing, there’s a great atmosphere, and without even realizing it you’ll become a connoisseur of the best of Australian wine.

Hosted by a Master of Wine and cared for by Fine Vintage and our local team, this is a first-class tour to Australia’s epicentre of fine wine. The excitement begins the day you book your adventure to Australia.

Come and join us,


Australia Tour

MARCH 20TH TO 24TH, 2024

Hosted by Peter Scudamore-Smith MW & James Cluer MW

$3,995 USD per person

Plus $100 booking administration fee.

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Click here to learn about our registration, payment, and cancellation policies.



We meet in Adelaide and set-off for epic tastings in the outskirts of the city. Our 5-star hotel is centrally located so there is less time on the bus but plenty of time to taste through your flight of iconic wines.

After 2 days we move on to Tanunda in the heart of the Barossa Valley, home to Australia’s most revered estates and ancient vines. We stay at a luxurious hotel within walking distance of the town center.

The final days are an adventure through the historic estates and modern marvels in the pantheon of great Australian wine. We taste wines from century-plus old vines and learn from the owners and winemakers.

On a Fine Vintage tour, you’ll get privileged access to people, places and wines. It’s really quite an experience.

Cellar Door Barrel Room

Seppeltsfield Winery Barossa


Start with an iconic tasting at Penfolds that includes the infamous Grange Shiraz before heading to the hills – the Adelaide Hills – for the country’s best Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Noirs, and Chardonnays.

The next day, we branch out and explore the magnificence of the McLaren Vale where a varied landscape creates a wide range of wine styles and where old vine Grenache reigns supreme.

Penfolds, Shaw + Smith, d’Arenberg and others welcome us on our first 2 days.


Australia is world-renowned for its rich, powerful, black-fruit and pepper-driven Shiraz, and you will see how the variety shows nuanced expressions in different sub-regions. And there is more than just Shiraz. Crisp, racy Rieslings from the Eden Valley. Dense, fruity Grenache. Structured, minty Cabernet Sauvignon. And a host of experimental varieties such as Nebbiolo, Aglianico, Vermentino, and Tempranillo. Discover the diverse wonder of Australian wines.

Chateau Tanunda

Barrel Room


In the Eden and Barossa Valleys, we take a trip back in time with visits to Australia’s pioneering wineries and taste intense wines from vines that date to the mid-19th century.

Next, visits to ultra-modern wineries and meet revolutionary winemakers who are advancing Australian wine to the next century.

Yalumba, Chateau Tanunda, Torbreck and others take us through this delightfully dizzying journey through time.


Australians are passionate about their food. Talented chefs from around the world fuse international flavors and techniques with the bounty provided by local growers, farmers, and ranchers. Meals range from casual bistro fare to elegant fine dining, and there is always a BBQ grilling somewhere.

Experience all these options with Fine Vintage, where you never go hungry, nor will you go thirsty as delectable wines wash down every bite.

Wagyu Brisket

Fine dining in South Australia


We meet in Adelaide where your first 2 nights are at a 5-star hotel in the city center. During your free time, wander the shops, cafés, and wine bars of this dynamic city.

Your last 2 nights are in the country town of Tanunda where you wind down in pampered, luxurious surroundings. A chance to slow down, soak up the country life, and raise a glass to the splendor of Australia.


Our Luxury Wine Tours in Australia are guided by Master of Wine, Peter Scudamore-Smith.

Geoffrey Moss


Peter Scudamore-Smith, MW

Your host in Australia


Peter became Australia’s second Master of Wine in 1991 and is an established international wine authority with deep experience in not only Australia but also in New Zealand, Spain, France, and Italy. His wealth of knowledge assists many prospective MW, MS, and WSET Diploma students and sommeliers he privately mentors. Furthermore, his acute sensory skills are well-recognized In both wine and coffee circles where he has judged at multiple international competitions.

Peter came to the wine industry through his previous profession with food sciences and is the principal owner of Uncorked and Cultivated, a Brisbane-based consulting firm that, with his profound expertise, specializes in winegrowing, hospitality, and wine travel. His hospitality background is extensive, having worked with hundreds of Queensland-based restaurants, resorts, and wine bars. For more than a decade, he has hosted dozens of wine tours both domestically and internationally.

With a passion for global gastronomy and warm charm, you are in good hands with Peter during your trip to Australia

Australia Tour

MARCH 20TH TO 24TH, 2024

Hosted by Peter Scudamore-Smith MW & James Cluer MW

$3,995 USD per person

Plus $100 booking administration fee.

Download full itineraryBook this Tour

Click here to learn about our registration, payment, and cancellation policies.

Mendoza, Argentina


Included in the price is four nights’ accommodation, all meals during the tour (except for the two free evenings), all winery tours, all wines at the visits, local transport for the duration of the tour, and all taxes and gratuities.

Basically, everything is included except your flights to Adelaide, insurance, and any items of a personal nature.


Before the tour we will send you some useful pre-trip information to help you with your planning. Here you’ll find advice on how to get there, tips on what to wear, other things to do in Australia, and details on the hotels.

Harvest in Mendoza


We visit during in March , which is the late-summer in Australia. It’s usually warm, sunny, and dry which makes for the perfect antidote to the frigid winter weather in North America.


Truly once in a lifetime experience

“Visiting Spain impressed us on absolutely every level. It is a country that not only produces quality wine, it has the culinary merit to match alongside a stunning countryside making it a very desirable destination for wine, food, and art aficionados alike. Without question, Fine Vintage’s tour elevated our experience to a level we simply would not have been able to achieve on our own. Exclusive winery access, excellent food pairings, first-rate accommodation, and the incredible depth of knowledge of our guides resulted in a truly once in a lifetime experience.”

Redefined “fun” for me!

“When I first met James and he told me he did wine tours, I thought it might be fun to go with someone who is as knowledgeable as he is. Then I signed up for Spain… and he redefined “fun” for me… we tasted, we nosed, we swirled, we danced, we sang, and we ATE… and along the way, somewhere between the fabulous hotels and the awe-inspiring vineyards and the heady aromas in the cellars, we became compadres of the grape, students of the moment, and lovers of those things that happen when it’s a carefree time in our lives. Take a tour with James…you will never be the same…”