Reviewed 19 February 2016
Spent two days in McVale and Barossa Valley and it was the highlight of our Aussie trip. Have been on winery tours in Victoria, Napa Valley, Italy and France but this tour was hands down the best I’ve been to.
We came up with our own list of wineries to visit and Duncan made sure that we were able to hit everything and also gave us some excellent suggestions on other wineries and places to eat. He also had some awesome stories to tell and we laughed together the whole two days. By the end of the two days, we felt that we had known each other for way longer than the two days.
Kate was also absolutely fantastic. We asked so many questions and made so many changes prior to the tour but she was ever so helpful and happy to help us.
Already looking forward to doing this again later this year!
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.
Utrecht, The Netherlands
TripAdvisor 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 8 May 2015
An excellent trip. Duncan McLeod, the proprietor, made great choices of wineries and restaurant and was a very interesting and friendly travelling companion and guide. We left everything in his hands but he was very able to incorporate preferences or specific requests if needed. Thoroughly recommended.
Hong Kong, China