More than a wine tour, learn about the Grampians region
How it started:
Grampians Wine Tours was born from the extension of Grampians Helicopters. With Grampians Helicopters beginning in November 2015, it was only a short time before Justine & Justin saw the need to provide wine tours in the Grampians region for larger groups of people wanting to travel at the same time. Plus Justine & Justin understood that taking a helicopter to the vineyards wasn’t for everyone and a comfortable mini bus would cater for a larger audience. Since the strong relationships with locally producing vineyards and other great small businesses had already been established – creating Grampians Wine Tours was really already half completed, all they needed to do was make it available so the fun could start.
What we do:
Every great wine region has wine tours! Our wine region has more than 155 years of history, and yet no wine tour business were showcasing this great region (from the ground) so Grampians Wine Tours provides a link to all the amazing cellar doors and vineyards. But we don’t stop at just vineyards, we offer tours with tastings at local olive farms, lunch locations plus discovering the sights of the largest outdoor gallery along the silo art trail.
We offer over 15 different tours stretching out to Dunkeld, Ararat, Pyrenees, Horsham, Roseberry and all the towns in between. With our base in and around Halls Gap, our pick up and drop off service makes this service accessible for locals and visitors, additionally enhancing to the tourist experience by way of seeing & doing more in our region in a short time.
Born & raised in NSW, Justine started travel early working in the Whitsunday's before heading to sea, working onboard cruise ships.
After 7 years at sea and 55 countries later, Justine returned back to Australia to work as a tour guide across most of this great country.
After several years of remote, regional and city guiding and gaining formal qualification in tourism and cultural understanding Justine settled in Darwin with partner Justin.
After relocating to Victoria with her now family, moving back to Justin's home turf.
Justine shares the same passion for the region as Justin, along with an interest in the great outdoors, our Aboriginal history and health & wellness.
Born and raised in Warracknabeal, western Victoria, Justin has a passion for flying helicopters and being outdoors.
Justin completed training in 2010 and after a brief time conducting scenic flights in and around Melbourne moved to Ayres Rock, flying mainly scenic flights in and around Uluru - Kata Tjuta, including numerous film/photo shoots for customers such as, National Geographic.
Also working at the remote Kings Creek Station conducting scenic, film, camping and picnic flights.
Justin moved back to country Victoria with his young family with the dream of starting his own scenic/charter business in the area that he knows so well, and has a passion for.
Justin and his partner Justine have created the sister business Grampians Helicopters which is a great and unique way to see the Grampians from above. You can find the link to their site in the navigation bar.