GRAMPIANS WINE TOURS
EST: OCTOBER 2016
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.
Check out the locations we pick up from HERE
Check out your itinerary map HERE
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.
Have just finished the Sample Wine Tour with Justine today. The itinerary included 4 wineries and 1 olive grove, with lunch and some tasting platers on the way. The wineries chosen were excellent, and the wines and personal service given excellent. Justine was full of knowledge of the region and the wineries visited, which made the whole tour well worthwhile. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone.
Well worth the experience to see the Silo Art Trail with Grampians Wine Tours - Just hearing the history and learning about the details while admiring the artworks made it so much more worth it. Oh, and the morning tea stop is the best! Thanks.
Karen from Melbourne
Justine the guide was very knowledgeable and her true love of the country shone out. It was a great day had by all. Thanks Justine.
Had so much fun on the Grampians Wine Tour bus last Friday! It's great to have this facility so close to home and experience our local wines and food produce. Highly recommend this tour and Justine's knowledge makes the tour experience even better!
I recently did the Beer and Wine Blast tour. Fantastic value for money, Justine's local knowledge is great, and I learnt things about the area I didn't know, and I live here! Perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Justine was a brilliant and very experienced tour guide - she knows the area inside out and clearly has great relationships with all of the winemakers we visited. We went to an olive farm, several wineries and had a great lunch as well. We tasted some amazing wines. The Grampians is a great wine making region, and this is a great way to get round to a few of them and sample the goods without worrying about having to drive. Justine picked us up from our accommodation in Halls Gap in her minibus.
We booked a tour for a hens party and it was fantastic! Fun, lively, friendly approachable host who made organising and the day itself an absolute breeze! Beautiful scenery, great music, 10/10 would do again over and over!
Steph Q - Melbourne
My partner and I wanted to visit wineries in the grampians region, but wanted to be able to have a few drinks without worrying about driving. I booked the Triple Treat Tour, and we couldn't have been happier. Justine collected us from our accommodation in Halls Gap and was so friendly and knowledgable about the area. Although it cost $110 per person, I can justify spending that much considering the tastings were significant and each winery was unique.
Fantastic day, if you haven't done the Triple Treat you so need too. History and under ground tour was amazing. The wine and beer was ever better and thank you to the lovely Justine for driving us.
Amazing tour! Well worth the money, great hosts, feeding platter and wine selection! 5*