Fabulous Women of Wine All-Stars Tour of McLaren Vale 2021

4 – 7 November 2021

Now postponed due to COVID interruptions until 31 March – 3 April 2022

 Enjoy 3 nights / 4 days of fabulous VIP wine experiences, dining and sightseeing with the best wine women in the business in McLaren Vale, South Australia.

In partnership with Travelling Divas

Ever wanted to visit McLaren Vale? Or just need a fabulous excuse to revisit? Well, hitch your britches and hold onto your hats because after the overwhelming success of our first tour in 2020 (so popular we did it twice!), we’re doing it all again in 2021!


We’ve planned the ultimate, indulgent long weekend of VIP fabulous wine (and food!) experiences with some of your favourite McLaren Vale women of wine, including:

  • Corrina Wright & Brioni Oliver from Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards
  • Elena Brooks from Dandelion Vineyards
  • Alexia Roberts from Penny’s Hill
  • Melissa Brown from Gemtree Wines
  • Louise Hemsley-Smith from Battle of Bosworth and Spring Seed Wines
  • Victoria Angove from Angove Family Winemakers.

All of them will be in town just for YOU! These phenomenal ladies are soooooo busy, their diaries are crammed. But, we’ve pinned them down altogether for one weekend in November.

Get ready for personal meet-and-greets and guided tastings by these incredible women of wine at their own cellar door, access to rare and hard to find wines from their portfolio, plus a few other tasty surprises and more. And between all that wine we’ve got some glorious dining and sightseeing happening too!

Limited to just 12 guests this fabulous tour includes all your accommodation, private transport (including to and from Adelaide), cellar door visits, special VIP tastings, entry fees, and almost all your meals too. Yay! So, there’s nothing you’ll need to worry about! Except for which glass of wine to have next… 

You’ll be experiencing exclusive cellar door and vineyard tastings like no other, personally hosted by the most fabulous women of wine you know and love. And you can’t have wine without FOOD of course! We’ve curated a mix of vineyard picnics and top level restaurant dining to tempt your tastebuds all weekend long. 

Each day is full of exceptional experiences and special surprises you cannot find anywhere else. All thanks to the very special relationships we have developed working with these fabulous ladies of wine over several years. Get ready for the full pink carpet treatment! 

Please note that this itinerary is subject to change without notice. A final schedule will be sent to you approximately one month before departure.

Thursday 4 November 2021: The VIP fabulous starts now

Arrive into Adelaide, and make your way to check into the gorgeous Adina Treasury Apartment Hotel.

Settle in, relax for a while and then get frocked up for your night of fabulousness because you’re going to be a VIP guest at very special welcome dinner.

Afterwards it’s back to the hotel and goodnight.

Overnight accommodation:  Adina Treasury Apartment Hotel
Meals included:  Dinner

*Check-in is at 2pm, so if you arrive early the hotel will store your baggage if your room is not ready.

Friday 5 November 2021: Going behind the Vale 

After breakfasting at the hotel this morning, you will join your fellow wine lovers and be privately transferred to McLaren Vale.  

First stop is Angove Family Winemakers, where you meet Victoria Angove, winemaking royalty. At this fifth generation winery you will enjoy a sublime tasting flight including chocolate and cheese – and what a delicious way to start!

Then to Penny’s Hill where you will meet the incredible Alexia Roberts, chief winemaker and all round gorgeous woman, and enjoy a fabulous winery experience including a tasting of their very own gin and a private 3-course lunch with matching wines, that will continue what is an already fab day.

Time to check in to Serafino’s in McLaren Vale, relax and enjoy a little lie down and then we are away to Oliver’s Taranga, another wine family dynasty, for a casual night of pizzas and wine. Hosted by the divine Brioni Oliver, a sixth generation member of this incredible family, she will share their stories and their wine.

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

Overnight accommodation:  Serafino Hotel
Meals included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Saturday 6 November 2021: Feast and Fabulous 

Today more shenanigans as you spend time with more of these incredible women in wine and the magic they create! Post breakfast depart for a wine tasting at the fabulous Battle of Bosworth and meet the gorgeous Louise Helmsley-Smith. Enjoy a delicious tasting and the opportunity for some on-on-one time with this very funny lady who can tell you everything you need to know.

Next stop is Gemtree, a fabulous Biodynamic winery, where you will meet the incredible Melissa Brown, co-owner and viticulturist. You will enjoy an insiders view of the biodynamic winemaking process (as well as a delicious wine tasting) followed by lunch platters and a glass of their gorgeous vino.

It is then time for a divine dinner this evening in Port Willunga at a top restaurant. Overlooking the ocean in this beautiful sea-side town you will enjoy a three course dinner, delicious wines and the time and space to unwind, kick back and relax…

To bed you shall then go: happy, tired and filled with fabulousness!

Overnight accommodation:  Serafino Hotel
Meals included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sunday 7 November 2020: 

This morning indulge in a light brekky as it is then time to check out, depart and arrive at Dandelion Vineyards for our last fabulous wine experience with Elena Brooks, fabulous woman, founder, co-owner, winemaker and more – she is a dynamo. A beautiful brunch and tasting, 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 2.45pm onwards!

Overnight accommodation:  Serafino Hotel
Meals included:  Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Price:AUD$1695 per person on a twin share basis. AUD$1985 single share per person.
Tour Starts: Adelaide
Tour Finishes:  Adelaide
Tour Dates:   4 – 7 November 2021

All prices quoted are in Australian dollars.

What’s included in the tour: 
  • Fully escorted by fabulous lady of wine Jane Thomson and fabulous lady of travel Andrea Powis
  • All accommodation, both in Adelaide and McLaren Vale
  • All your meals! Yup, we’ve got you covered for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole tour
  • Transfers from Adelaide to McLaren Vale and return
  • All fees and charges associated with visits to cellar doors
  • So many wines it’s unbelievable!
  • Private transport throughout
  • All additional entry and tasting fees
Please note what’s NOT included in the tour: 
Airfares and departure taxes; transfers unless stated in the itinerary; items of a personal nature; phone calls; passport and visas; laundry or tips. Personal transport; excess baggage; security and government taxes; travel insurance. Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary; additional beverages (unless specifically described). Optional excursions or activities that may be offered but are not included in the tour price.  Spa treatments and any items not specified.  Any changes you choose to make during your holiday.

For this truly fabulous McLaren Vale experience you will be personally hosted by Jane Thomson, Founder and CEO of The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society & the Australian Women in Wine Awards, and Andrea Powis, founder of Travelling Divas. Double the fabulous! (Andrea couldn’t keep away from this one. She’s just bringing herself along so she doesn’t suffer serious FOMO!!) 

Jane Thomson

Andrea Powis

Come with us to fabulous McLaren Vale this November!

Book now to secure your place. Only 12 guests maximum.

PLEASE NOTE: To complete your booking just click on the ‘Book Now’ button above and you will be taken to the Travelling Diva’s website. You will then need to complete and submit the official booking form. Travelling Diva’s are our partners in fabulous wine travel and adventures for women.