Chook's Little Winery Tours

Chook's Little Winery Tours

Chook's Little Winery Tours
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Chook's Little Winery Tours offer you a unique wine experience, to discover some of the little known boutique wineries in McLaren Vale. Sample wine straight from the barrets, stroll through the vineyards and chat with the owners and winemakers themselves.Tours are available for groups or individuals and can be adapted to suit your taste. A standard full day tour will visit up to six cellar door wineries and include pick-up and drop-off in Adelaide city or Glenelg. Optional extras or alternative stops include chocolate, glass and cheese manufacturers, beer brewery and olive crushing (May-June only).Prices vary depending on the size of your group and the length of the tour. All prices include a cheese platter and light lunch prepared with seasonal local produce.Chook's Little Winery Tours is a small family company and your host will be Chook, a local McLaren Vale personality and wine lover.
Willunga, South Australia, Australia

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2024

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Mary H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
What an absolutely wonderful day we had yesterday! We asked Chook to organise & take us & 12 friends on a tour which included lunch. All of us reckon Chook went beyond our wildest dreams of a fun day which we could enjoy without having to drive. We would recommend Chook's Little Winery Tours wholeheartedly. Thanks. Neil & Mary + 12
Written 8 February 2020
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Thank you Neil Mary and the gang. As we normally only do smaller tours it is hard to adjust to a larger group. You all were lovely, fun and very respectful of where we went. I too had a lovely fun tour. Catch you next time. 🍷🐔
Written 10 February 2020
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Claudia B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
As a first timer to Adelaide we hired Chook for a full day tour (after a recommendation) to take us around the McLaren Vale region and show us the sights and sounds. What a fantastic experience and what a great guy!! He arrives at our hotel dressed in his “chook” waistcoat and bow tie, seats us in his plush leather seated vehicle and from the moment he took off it was clear his love and knowledge of the region and the experience just got better and better as the day went on. He took us to four separate boutique wineries and we were absolutely delighted and blown away by each one. Would recommend Chook in a heart beat. Wonderful!!
Written 17 September 2020
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Caitland B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We were lucky enough to spend the day touring McLaren Vale with Kerry (and got to meet Mr. Chook as well!) and I can't begin to express just how fabulous it was. You can see how loved the Chooks are by the local wineries, and as a result, their guests are treated with the utmost care. Our last stop was extra special, a place called Danshi Rise (an old neighbour of the Chooks). Kerry also took our box of wine to be shipped home to us in Melbourne (at no additional cost other than the shipping fee). Of all the winery tours we've done anywhere in the world, this was was extra special. Thank you Kerry!!!!
Written 12 March 2020
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Thanks Caitland and Kyle Thankyou for the love and respect you showed to the wineries. That makes our job easy. We have dropped a couple of extras for you both in your box of 10. Enjoy. Catch you next time. Cheers Chook and Kerry (Mrs Chook)
Written 13 March 2020
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Jill
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
We arranged a tour with Chook at very short notice. Chook was extremely helpful in organising the tour and making sure we were at the right pick up point.
Kerry drove us to five wineries all of whom had great wines. Lunch was included in the tour and was delicious.
The wineries were small and were ones whose wines we are unlikely to be able to buy in Canberra. We hadn’t heard of some of the wineries but now will be able to order online.
If you are heading to the McLaren Vale area, I can’t recommend Chook’s highly enough.
A great way to spend a day.
Written 13 July 2022
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Penola, Australia124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
My wife and I run a wine tour business in Coonawarra and had the opportunity to spend a few days "market researching" McLaren Vale on a midweek break. Chook took us out to visit some boutique family owned cellar doors so we could get an idea of how they do things there.

Chook is very well known in the industry and I'd certainly well respected at every cellar door. Great for a laugh and is extremely good company.

We visited Hugo Wines, Graham Stevens, Geddes Wines and finally a gem in Danshi Rise. We were on a Grenache expedition and came home with some fantastic options thanks to Chook.

Vaserellis was a great authentic Italian restaurant to stop in for a very filling bowl of pasta.

We had a ball with Chook and it was great to have someone else look after the car keys for a change!

Thanks Chook!
Written 4 December 2020
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rralphc51
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
What a great way to spend a day. We were collected from our Victor Harbor Accommodation at 8.45am by Mrs Chook as Chook had to deal with some administrative problem in the morning. Treated to a scenic trip with lively and friendly conversation. We visited two wineries in the morning which were both very good before having lunch at The Salopian Inn where the food was exceptional. (The Kangaroo Tartare was to die for). We were joined by Chook in the afternoon and visited another two wineries while we travelled in style in Chook's new Toyota fitted with luxury armchair seats. You could not find two friendlier, warm and knowledgeable people than Chook and Kerry. The best winery tour we have ever done. What made it more special was the fact that my wife and I were the only two on the tour so we were treated to personalised service at the wineries. Fabulous day.
Written 16 May 2021
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Anke N
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Chook (and Mrs Cook) organised a really well organised tour of the McLaren Vale for our daughter's 21st b'day. Excellent choice of smaller wineries, beautiful lunch, a fun label making stop and then a last gem of winery to finish a fantastic day. And to top it off, my husband noticed 10 minutes after drop off that he had left his phone in the bus and Chook turned around to drop it off. Thank you. Highly recommended.
Written 27 May 2023
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richard h
Bowral20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was a really enjoyable wine tasting tour with two of our friends visiting four small, unique vineyards in McLaren Vale. No pressure selling, generous tastings with the wine producers and great reds. Chook is a friendly, very knowledgeable local who accommodated all our needs, ensured we saw the women’s Tour Down Under ride on two occasions and took as for an excellent Italian restaurant for lunch which was included in the tour price.
We will be back.
Written 14 January 2024
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Ascott150
Melbourne, Australia1,368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We were lucky to find Terry (or Chook on his advice) to take us on McLaren Vale, Claire and Adelaide Hills winery tours over three days.
He was prompt, courteous (almost to a fault - lol), arranged visits efficiently and extremely knowledgeable - on almost any relevant topic! His contacts in the wine industry for visits was terrific.
His mini bus was modern, clean, quiet and effective for all 6 of us including for disabilities!
His ability to read the crowd and respond effectively is almost legendary. Great tour operator.
Written 12 September 2023
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traceyj0e
Perth, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
You will be in great hands with Chook whilst he takes you to some of the best wines the region has to offer. We visited Hugo’s, Kangarilla Road/Silent Noise, Dogridge and Geddes. All had something different to show us from such a diverse wine region. The hospitality from all the vineyards was a highlight as was Chooks local knowledge and humour.
Written 9 January 2023
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