Our South Australian wine tour has been a wonderful experience – good company, good weather, an amazing place and exceptional wine. We enhanced this winning combination by hiring a brilliant tour guide, Duncan McLeod of Food + Wine, Adelaide. Duncan arranged an itinerary in consultation with my husband, providing us with an exciting programme and the opportunity to visit our favourite wineries as well as the superb wineries recommended by Duncan. His local knowledge was invaluable, allowing us to experience some fantastic wines that otherwise would not have passed our lips.
Although the itinerary was great, the best thing about it was Duncan’s flexibility and his local knowledge. He was open to changes; to stopping for chocolates, groceries, coffee, kangaroo spotting and he even recommended some great shopping spots.
In true Aussie style, Duncan tells a great yarn, such as the time when a deadly copperhead snake bit his finger. While he was being airlifted to hospital, the medics contacted his wife, who expressed great concern for the snake’s well-being.
Duncan is discreet. Whenever we went into a winery, Duncan waited outside and was immediately available for the next leg of our wine adventure. Duncan’s style is unobtrusive, polite and personable – we remained in charge of our tour, our tastings and our conversations. We had an unforgettable experience.