private adelaide hills wine tour – customised

Are you looking for the perfect private Adelaide Hills wine tour? Experiencing option overload with all the tour operators and winery choices available? We get it – you’ve spent so much time researching and nothing seems to fit. With only a limited amount of time available however, you want to make sure the wineries you visit are the right ones for you.

Book your own personalised wine tour with Small Batch and let us do all the hard work for you! We’ll combine our years of experience and personal connections with any of your special requests to create the perfect day out just for you.

Great Pinot & Chardonnay? You got it. Off the beaten track hidden-gem wineries? No problem. A selection of bubbles, gin, and tourist attactions? We’ve got you!

No matter what your persaution, you can trust our expertise and unparalleled insider knowledge to create the most memorable private Adelaide Hills wine tour just for you.




> We’re flexible, so tell what you’d like and we’ll try to make it happen
> Access to boutique winemakers available only by special arrangement
> Behind the scenes, premium wine-flights, VIP access where appropriate
> Seasonal multi-course lunch included at a top Hills restaurant
> Fully private door-to-door luxury transport


how it works

When you place your booking you’ll be given the chance to leave us with your thoughts and any special requests. Along with a few themed options to choose from, this information helps guide us to create your special experience. While it helps us plan in advance, once we get to know you on tour we might figure out something even better for you and change plans on the day. For this reason we like to leave a little mystery and not divulge itineraries.


‘picture perfect’ theme


1   off to the Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills scenery sunset

Your host will meet you at your city accommodation where your journey will begin. All of our local guides are trained wine experts who will also help you unlock the secrets of the Adelaide Hills.
Your journey will take you East, snaking your way along the stunning Hills ridgeline and through Cleland Conservation Park to your first destination.


2   Mt Lofty Scenic Lookout

View of Mount Lofty Botanic Garden from above

The expansive views from Mt Lofty across Adelaide City and out to the sea are, quite frankly, breathtaking. You’ll also catch a glimpse of the Piccadilly Valley from the East viewpoint, and have a close encounter with the local wildlife if you’re really lucky!


3   The Lane Vineyard

Private Adelaide Hills wine tour tasting #1

Meandering down a dirt road flanked by verdant vineyards, you’ll arrive to the hilltop tasting room at The Lane Vineyard. Here you’ll be guided through a tasting of their estate grown wines while enjoying uninterruped views over the region. Try award winning wines such as their sparkling white, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Shiraz.


4   Shaw + Smith

Adelaide Hills wine tasting at Shaw + Smith

Over the last 20 years, Shaw + Smith have grown and evolved to become one of the Hills most formidable wine brands. They now produce a range of world-class clool-climate wines from the Hills and further abroad. Seated in their glass walled tasting room or out on the sun deck, your host will guide you through their range of wines matched with locally produced cheeses.


5   Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard

Private Adelaide Hills wine tour lunch at Mt Lofty Ranges

A spacious and modern interior welcomes you into the Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard Kitchen. With tables spilling out onto the deck, the dining area is framed by gumtrees and dappled with sunlight. Enjoy your 4-course lunch in the revitalising outdoor dining area complete with clean country air to make the most of their picture perfect location.


6   Pike & Joyce

Views of the Adelaide Hills from Pike & Joyce

Perched at the Northern peak of the Adelaide Hills wine region, Pike & Joyce have uninterrupted views across the region. Taste their wines while taking in the gorgeous views from their popular cellar door, as the cool hilltops breeze refreshes you from a warm summer’s day.


7   Bird In Hand

Wine tasting at Bird in Hand in the Adelaide Hills

Bird In Hand isn’t just a great wine producer but a visually minded one at that, having one foot placed firmly in the fashion and arts world. With fine art on the gallery walls and installations throughout, it’s not just the wines you’ll find tasteful. (In the midst of a $30 Million refurbishment, Bird In Hand is not rescheduled to open til 2021).

After your full day of scenic winetasting, we’ll have you safely back in Adelaide for around 5:30pm.


    star rating  My husband and I had a wonderful day being guided by Matthew around McLaren Vale. He took the time to get to know us and from there he really... read more

    Bonnie C
    April 1, 2021