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Trip of a lifetime

What an amazing day and trip! Everything is planned out perfectly and there is great communication... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2021
wtesta1
Winebus tour with Ian Pickworth

Excellent day out and camadarie with fellow wine travellers and our fun and relaxed guide Ian. 4... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2020
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

The tour was lots of fun; comfy, cool, spacious, leather seated mini-bus; visited 3 lovely wineries over the afternoon.

Ian was the best tour guide, friendly, talkative, and made organising the tour incredibly easy when other companies turned us away. After arriving in Melbourne for a conference on Sunday night, I started contacting companies at 7am on Monday in the hope of finding a wine tour for about 15 people on Wednesday afternoon. After a number of rejections (they couldn't <i>possibly</i> organise something at only 2 days notice), one recommended I try contacting the Winebus. Ian offered us a range of packages, with prices for 10+ people or a slightly higher price if fewer signed up. What's more, there were two bus sizes, we only had to let him know final numbers on Wednesday morning, and payment would be taken in cash or by card when we arrived so we didn't need to organise a deposit. Ian couldn't have made it easier to organise, was very easy to contact, and I can't recommend the Winebus highly enough. My colleagues were all very complimentary of the tour and of Ian, and asked that I echo their thanks in my review.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Ian P, Owner at Winebus Winery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Thank you, what a lovely review. It really was a great day.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Ian was a tremendous host - surpassed only by the various hosts at the various wineries visited - Chandon, Tokar, Hanrahans, Helen & Joeys. Lovely lunch at Tokar. Van meant a small group who left as friends, rather than a busload of strangers. Looked a three Yarra Valley wine tours - glad I picked this one.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

what a day :) the wine tour was the start of my hens weekend in Melbourne, my girlfriends and I had all just flown in from Sydney, one coming from LAX , with a delay, Mark was awesome, he was just waiting for us, keeping in contact letting us know we will still have a great day - and we did! he was informative, funny and chilled. we laughed so much, and had the best day at the most beautiful vineyards, and amazing pizzas and beer and cider tasting! the variety was incredible and only wish we could do it all over again! thank you Mark, we are still laughing about your unicorn call ;)

Date of experience: August 2016
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Ian P, Owner at Winebus Winery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Thank you for your review, I will let Mark know what a great job he did.

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed this tour, particularly the driver!!!
he was extremely polite, funny and respectful.
Also, I enjoyed his knowledge in wines and I learnt quite a lot .
I highly recommend this tour guide.
It was definitely a good choice .

Date of experience: August 2016
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Ian P, Owner at Winebus Winery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Thank you so pleased you enjoyed the tour.

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

There are quite a few options when booking a wine tour in Australia but we decided to go with this one as it was recommended by a friend who had previously been on it. We were definitely not disappointed! Our driver and tour guide, Ian, was friendly and knowledgable and was able to answer all of our questions. The wine tastings themselves were excellent, with every effort made to find a wine that each individual would like. Ian gave us enough time at each location to explore, taste and shop and the whole day went by far too quickly! Great food, great wine and amazing chocolate - would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Ian P, Owner at Winebus Winery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

So glad you enjoyed the day. Thank you for the recommendation it is greatly appreciated.

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