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Fabulous Ladies Barossa Tour 2024

Fabulous Ladies Barossa Tour 2024

13 – 16 June 2024

In partnership with Travelling Divas


Is the Barossa on your bucket list? Now’s your chance to join us on an incredibly special, 4-day deep-dive into Australia’s most internationally famous wine region. And see for yourself why the land, the people and the wines of this area are so highly regarded the world over.

If you love flavour-packed Barossa Valley reds, and crisp Eden Valley whites, you don’t want to miss this VIP long weekend of wine and food extravagance.

As always with our wine tours, it’s the extraordinary WOMEN of the region we’ll be visiting, trying the wines of and spending time with! They are opening up their cellars and gifting us their time to tell the Barossa story through their perspective. These special personal experiences with the women behind the wines are something you simply cannot get anywhere else!

The all-star line up of Barossa women we’ll be meeting include:

  • Louisa Rose, Yalumba
  • Jess Hill-Smith, Yalumba
  • Christie Schulz, Turkey Flat
  • Jo Irvine, Levrier Wines
  • Judy Watson, Levrier Wines
  • Belinda van Eyssen, The Cutting
  • Jules Ashmead, Small Victories Wine Co.
  • Bec Ashmead, Small Victories Wine Co.
  • Lisa, Angela & Victoria Miranda, Lou Miranda 

Plus there’s delicious fine dining, warm open fires, and the breathtaking scenery of the Barossa in winter.

As always, our fabulous wine tours focus on women in wine, are conducted in partnership with our travel-expert friends at Travelling Divas and are fully escorted by FLWS founder Jane Thomson OAM. With a maximum of just 12 guests, our tours are both intimate and loads of fun! They also happen to be the ONLY all-women wine tours in Australia 🙂

Come on your own and make new friends for life, or book in with a wine loving friend or two – single and twin share options are both available. We can’t wait to host you in the Barossa this June!

Tour Highlights Include
  • Private, exclusive, VIP lunches and tasting events with the most fabulous women in wine of the Barossa region
  • Taste rare and exciting Barossa wines at the source
  • Cozy up with open fires and famous Barossa winter fare
  • Gorgeous welcome dinner at one of the Barossa’s most awarded restaurants, Vintners
  • Welcome to the Barossa sunset drinks at a secret vineyard location with spectacular views
  • Fun and fabulous private cooking class at the highly regarded Casa Carboni

Simply fill in the booking form and pay a deposit. You only need to ensure your deposit is paid in order to confirm your place for this June 2024 departure!

PLEASE NOTETravelling Divas are our Australian-based travel partners for all our fabulous wine-focused tours. You will be taken to their website to complete your booking. It’s super easy! And you know we only work with the best. (We bring the wine, they do the hard stuff. Travel ain’t easy.)
+ - Getting There

Both Qantas and Virgin offer flights to Adelaide from most capital cities.

+ - Tour Price & Inclusions
+ - Tour Itinerary


Today you will meet Jane at ‘The Meeting Point’, a cafe in The Atura Hotel, within walking distance of the airport terminal.  The transfer bus will be leaving at 1pm, so it will be necessary to meet her here by 12.30 at the latest.

It’s just over an hour’s drive time to the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort so sit back, relax and enjoy the drive.

On arrival, check-in, relax, explore more and maybe grab a little lunch.  Then get rugged up to head out for your sunset wine tasting and introduction to the Barossa with the fabulous Judy Watson who has spent her whole life here and knows the region inside and out! This is then followed by your welcome dinner at renowned local establishment, Vintners.

Back to hotel and goodnight!

Overnight accommodation: Novotel Barossa Valley Resort
Meals included: Sunset Drinks & Dinner


This morning enjoy breakfast and then time for a tasting with a difference!

Your first stop is Small Victories Wine Co., where you will learn all about the beautiful wines and the art of ‘crisp’ matching. Jules and Bec Ashmead – sisters-in-law, running buddies and great friends have worked together for more than twelve years, and know all about great wine. Together they decided it was time to team up and make a range of wines that they and their friends love to drink. Wines that are fun, fresh and modern; wines that are ready to drink right now; wines that are just seriously delicious!  And this is what you will experience today.

Next stop Yalumba, one the oldest wineries in The Barossa.  Yalumba is celebrating their 175th birthday in 2024 and sixth generation family member Jess Hill-Smith is going to be welcoming us for a very special celebratory tasting experience!  You will also be hosted by Louisa Rose, who has spent the last 20 years as Head Winemaker at Yalumba. During her career at Yalumba, Louisa Rose has become one of the world’s most respected winemakers, and is passionate about creating great Australian wine. She has forged an identity for Australian Viognier, winning multiple awards in the process, and challenged perceptions of Barossa Shiraz, all while leading her viticultural and vinicultural teams to ever greater heights.

Then it is time for an evening of delightful cooking at Casa Carboni combined with a gorgeous wine tasting with local winemaker, Belinda van Eyssen, winemaker and co-owner at The Cutting in the Barossa Valley.

Belinda joined forces with her husband Daniel to establish the sustainability-driven boutique winery in 2018, crafting award-winning wines from single vineyard sites across the region.

Belinda assumed the full-time role of overseeing the vineyard and winery in 2021, following a few years in wine regulation. With experience spanning twenty-three vintages, Belinda’s winemaking career commenced in her native South Africa, where she studied and gained experience in the Cape Winelands. Belinda continued honing her winemaking skills across the globe, from Sonoma to the Douro Valley, Marlborough, Bordeaux and Australia’s Langhorne Creek before establishing roots in the Barossa.

Casa Carboni is an Italian cooking school & enoteca/wine bar located in the picturesque town of Angaston in Barossa.  Fiona and Matteo Carboni combine their extensive teaching skills, close relationships with producers, and love of Italian cuisine and European wine to provide an unforgettable gastronomic experience.  Tonight we have the whole place to ourselves to enjoy this extraordinary, bespoke experience.

Back to the hotel for a great night’s sleep after a gorgeous day and to get ready for tomorrow!!

Overnight accommodation: Novotel Barossa Valley Resort
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Cooking Time, Dinner & Wine Tastings as mentioned


Post breakfast depart for some leisure time to explore the lovely village of Tanunda.  There are some gorgeous homewares and antiques stores and boutiques, that will satisfy your retail craving desires and then it is time to head off for your first wine experience of the day.

First to the amazing Turkey Flat, where you will be hosted by the fabulous Christie Schulz. The Schulz family have been custodians of Turkey Flat since the 1860s. They have continued with the legacy laid down to grow vines and make wines that suit the landscape conditions. Today Christie Schulz is the fourth generation of the Schulz family to become caretaker of this remarkable estate. Extensive viticultural research has been undertaken in the vineyards, allowing Christie and her team to sensitively blend traditional Rhône varietals which speak confidently of their origin, with the 1847 Shiraz vines some of the oldest in Australia the centre piece of our family-owned estate, playing a vital role on the Barossa Valley’s rich cultural heritage.

Then this evening, you are away to Lou Miranda, for a casual night of platters and wine.  Great food and wine is best shared, and is central to the philosophy at Lou Miranda Estate. Named for their father Lou Miranda, his daughters, Lisa, Angela and Victoria run the family boutique Barossa vineyards, winery and cellar door with charming devotion to good old-fashioned Italian hospitality.

Return to the hotel, then to bed you go and tomorrow our final morning in this beautiful part of the world.

Overnight accommodation: Novotel Barossa Valley Resort
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Wine Tastings


This morning indulge in a very light breakfast as it is then time to check out.   This morning your will experience Levrier Wines by Jo Irvine for our final fabulous wine experience. We will be personally hosted by Jo Irvine, founder, esteemed winemaker and more – she is a dynamo. A beautiful brunch and tasting create a perfect end to a great escape.

We will finish here and then transfer directly to Adelaide Airport, arriving by 2pm at the latest. So flights are safe from 2.45 pm onwards!

Meals included: Breakfast, Brunch & Wine Tastings

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