Adelaide rejoice. If you haven’t already heard the news, we can confirm that our fabulous State’s WINE TRAIN IS BACK, after some downtime due to SA’s Covid-19 restrictions. From September 20th, it’ll be steaming towards some of South Australia’s best wineries, for an experience unlike any other.
With each Wine Train date regularly selling out in the past, it’s clearly a hot ticket, and now with limited tickets being available, to comply with their COVID-19 plan, you’re better get in quick before you’re too late. There are five dates before Christmas, so you have plenty of options to pick from.
The South Coast Wine Train offers two options – leaving from Adelaide city (for an additional $26pp adults or $5pp kids) or departing from Mount Barker – and then the fun really begins.
Once you arrive in Mount Barker, guests step aboard the South Coast Wine Train and travel via the Steamranger heritage railway past the eucalyptus trees and through the rolling hills of the Mount Lofty Ranges to arrive at Strathalbyn.
Travel via coach the short distance to the vineyards of Langhorne Creek and arrive at your first winery for the day. Be guided through a tasting of wines in an informal, relaxed approach with a wine host and cellar door staff.
Enjoy a 2 course lunch at a local restaurant and take the opportunity to sample a glass of wine from the region.
After lunch you will visit your second winery for the day, once again being educated by the friendly cellar door staff.
Travel through the Currency Creek wine region and arrive at the Port of Goolwa. Take the opportunity to sample some of the wines from 90 Mile Wines at the Wharf Barrel Shed or sit back on the deck overlooking the Murray River whilst enjoying a beer or whisky at the local Steam Exchange Brewery and Fleurieu Distillery.
Enjoy the free time at Goolwa and take in the attractions, bars and the atmosphere and activities of the wharf area.
After exploring the Goolwa wharf precinct and indulging in some more local tastings, step back aboard the South Coast Wine Train for your return journey to Mount Barker.
Enjoy a local platter of cheeses, smallgoods and produce from the regions, enjoy a chat with a new friend and a laugh with an old as the train departs Goolwa and travels over the plains to Strathalbyn and starts to climb onward towards your destination of Mount Barker.
On arrival at Mount Barker a coach will be waiting to shuttle you back to the city of Adelaide. Arrive in Adelaide at approximately 7pm.
Return trip from Mount Barker
Adult $172 per person
Child $ 89 per person
Return trip from Adelaide
Adult $198 per person
Child $ 94 per person
For more info hit up https://www.beyondthevine.com.au/wine-train
The remaining dates for 2020
- Sunday 20th September
- Sunday 4th October
- Sunday 18th October
- Sunday 1st November
- Sunday 15th November
Please note – The South Coast Wine Train and Beyond the Vine Wine Tours are committed to protecting the health and safety of their staff, suppliers and guests and following Government guidelines in providing what services they can provide safely. Some of the offerings on the tours may be restricted until it is safe and practical to do so.
Even though the South Coast Wine Train is advertised to be hauled by a steam engine, they do not guarantee that a steam engine will always be available due to operational constraints or similar. When a steam engine is not available the train will be a diesel engine or diesel railcar.
For more info hit up https://www.railtoursaustralia.com.au/southcoastwinetrain