Small Batch Wine Tours is owned and operated by myself – WSET trained member of Sommeliers Australia and passionate Adelaide local, Matthew Kurko.

Scuba Diving Sipadan Island off Borneo
Scuba Diving Sipadan Island off Borneo

I’m the sort of bloke that’ll go anywhere, having travelled independently to all corners of the globe – over 40 countries at last count. I’ve hiked the Himalayas with only a backpack and a map; led teams of scuba divers by day and by night off Caribbean islands; volunteered to take armies of Scouts on camps in the bush and on the water; and been searching through the deepest jungles to find rare and dangerous animals. I’ve brought this “take no prisoners” attitude to uncovering and sharing in the world’s greatest exploits into setting up Small Batch Wine Tours.

When setting up the business I met personally with winemakers and cellar door staff at each and every winery across the regions; I’ve tasted through their range of wines and bench-marked them to understand their style and quality – a “chore” that I’m forever keeping track of. As a result I’ve developed respect, relationships, and unique experiences other tour operators can’t provide.

On tour in the Barossa
On tour in the Barossa

It’s these special relationships I’ve made that differentiate what I can provide to my guests from every other operator out there – Small Batch Wine Tours isn’t just about taking you to wineries to have you guess the rest. We seek to connect you with the people, the regions, the terroir, and the wine in order for you to grasp a better understanding and appreciation for what really goes on beneath the cork.

We can visit winemakers in their home, in their cellar, in their winemaking facility, or even in the vineyard, where we’re able to provide one-on-one insight into the technique and philosophy of individual winemakers.

Let me take you on your own personal discovery of South Australia and it’s stunning wine regions!

Keen to join a small group of like-minded people on tour? We run small group tours to the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale.

Want to enjoy a luxurious day out with just your invited guests? We run private wine tours to the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, and Adelaide Hills