Fabulous Women of Wine All-Stars Tour of McLaren Vale

29 October – 1 November 2020

5 – 8 Nov 2020. Enquire Now!

We’ve brought some of Australia’s best women in wine to you over the last few years. Now it’s time for you to visit some of our all time favourites on their home turf! 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

However, a SECOND DEPARTURE is now available!

5 – 8 Nov 220. Enquire Now.

Ever wanted to visit McLaren Vale? Or just need a fabulous excuse to revisit? Well, hitch your britches and hold onto your hats because we’ve got a tour this October to blow all others out of the water.


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
  • Jodie Armstrong from Sew and Sew Wines
  • 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! This NEVER happens!!! These phenomenal ladies are soooooo busy, their diaries crammed with national and international travel to promote their wines. But, we’ve pinned them down altogether for one weekend only. This is something that will be nigh on impossible to repeat!

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 29 October 2020: 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 the Adelaide Fabulous Ladies Wine Soiree with Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards. Your McLaren Vale wine experience starts now!

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 30 October 2020: 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 Gemtree, a fabulous biodynamic winery, where you will meet the gorgeous Melissa Brown, co-owner and viticulturist. You will enjoy an insiders tour of the biodynamic winemaking process Melissa follows, as well as a delicious wine tasting, followed by delicious locally sourced platters for lunch – accompanied by another glass of their gorgeous vino, of course! 

Then it’s time to leave and head to Angove Family Winemakers, where you meet Victoria Angove, who is wine industry royalty. At this fifth generation winery you will enjoy a sublime tasting flight plus a surprise that is an absolute delight…..

Then it’s time to check-in to Serafino’s in McLaren Vale, our accommodation for the next two nights. You can relax or explore the beautiful grounds before we head off to a divine three-course dinner overlooking the ocean. With delicious local wines included of course. This will be a glorious time to unwind, reflect on the day, kick back and relax together.

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 31 October 2020: Feast and Fabulous 

Today, more fabulous wine shenanigans await you as you spend time with more of these incredible women in wine and the magic they create. Post-breakfast we depart for a wine tasting at the Battle of Bosworth – which have some of the oldest certified organic vineyards in the region – and meet with the fabulous co-founder Louise Hemsley-Smith. Enjoy a delicious tasting and the opportunity for some on-on-one time with this talented and fun lady.

Then to Penny’s Hill where you will meet the incredible Alexia Roberts, chief winemaker and all round wonder woman. This incredible visit will include a wine tasting guided by Alexia, then a gin cocktail at their distillery before we indulge in a divine three-course lunch at their award winning cellar door restaurant.

In the afternoon, it’s back to the hotel for a little lie down, and then we are away to Oliver’s Taranga for the evening! We’re going to catch up with Corrina Wright and Brioni Oliver, whom you will have met at the Fab Ladies Soiree on Thursday night, over a casual night of pizzas and wine. These cousins are sixth generation members of this incredible wine family. They’ve got so many great stories (and wines!) to share with us.

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

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

Sunday 1 November 2020: 

This morning enjoy a light brekky at the hotel before we check out, and depart for Sew & Sew Wines for our last fabulous wine experience with Jodie Armstrong, founder, co-owner, winemaker and viticulturist – she is a dynamo.  A beautiful vineyard brunch and wine tasting (with the ‘help’ of their delightful vineyard donkeys) will 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.

Overnight accommodation:  Serafino Hotel
Meals included:  Breakfast, Lunch

Tour PriceAU$1495 twin share basis and AU$1835 on a single basis.
A willing to share option is available on this tour, subject to availability.

Tour Starts: Adelaide
Tour Finishes:  Adelaide
Tour Dates:   29 October  – 1 November 2020

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
  • Entry to the Adelaide Fabulous Ladies Wine Soiree on the Thursday night
  • 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 October!

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.