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The Swan Valley Wineries: a Wine Tour to Remember

7th May 2015

What could be better than a decadent day of spoils, touring the sensational Swan Valley wineries in a luxury coach? Imagine sitting back and relaxing as you take in the lush green scenery; visiting premium vineyards, tasting generous serves of wine produced from local grapes; indulging in a delightful two-course lunch, then spending the rest of the afternoon sampling even more tasty treats the Swan Valley has to offer?

The Swan Valley Wine Tasting Tour

Top Gun Tours offer this wine-lovers dream every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 10 AM to approximately 5 PM. This is a tour perfect for out-of-town visitors, travellers, holidaymakers, romancers and of course – locals looking for a fun and fabulous way to spend the day.

You’ll sample not only wonderful wines but also fresh local produce such as olives, nuts, homemade jams & relish, cheeses, sorbet and chocolates that are simply to die for!

In the morning, you’ll visit two premium wineries – Sandalford Winery and Swanbrook Winery, and then stop for lunch at the award-winning Mandoon Estate, renowned for its culinary delights and spectacular views of the Valley. After lunch, you will be taken to more Swan Valley vineyards (either Olive Farm Wines or Jarrah Ridge Wines), then to the final vineyard – Sittella Winery, before being driven to the door of one of the two fantastic Swan Valley chocolate shops!

Award-Winning Swan Valley Wineries

Included in the tour are the following award-winning wineries:

Your Swan Valley Bus Tour

Leave the driving to someone else – sit back, relax and enjoy every moment of the winery tour on our superb limousine style tour bus. Featuring plush seating, climate control air-conditioning, tinted windows and superb stereo sound entertainment system, you’ll be glad you chose the Top Gun Tours bus.

Let’s Talk Wine!

The Swan Valley is renowned for its spectacular wines. If you’re new to wine, here’s a breakdown of some but not all the varieties of wine you can expect to sample on tour:


Chardonnay: A popular wine in Western Australia, it comes from a very versatile wine grape. The flavour and aroma are influenced easily by its geographical location and how it is made. Fruit flavours can be anything from lime or apple to tropical fruits (in warmer places). Chardonnay is famous for its oaky, buttery flavour when made in oak barrels, but retains more mineral flavours when bailed in stainless steel.

Chenin Blanc: A clean, crisp, slightly sweet wine (renowned in the Swan Valley) that has quince, lime and green apple flavours. Good Chenin has attractive mineral flavours while, with age; Chenin takes on more honey-like flavours.

Sauvignon Blanc: Another fresh, crisp wine, it is highly aromatic with grapefruit and grassy flavours. Originally made famous in France, the new region famous for this wine is New Zealand.

Pinot Gris: This is a richer, spicier wine and is made from grapes that can produce quite different styles of wine, depending on the location and how they are made.


Merlot: This is a soft, fruity wine with blackberry and plum flavours, and occasionally chocolate, mint and eucalyptus aromas and flavours. It is usually ready to drink earlier than other reds that require a few years to mellow.

Cabernet Sauvignon: A bolder red wine, it has more tannin and a greater ageing potential. Flavours include blackcurrants, plums, blackberries and cassis. Cabernet Sauvignon, when aged in oak, can take on flavours of cedar, vanilla, coffee and even chocolate.

Pinot Noir: This wine originated from Burgundy, France and is notoriously difficult to grow. The grape delivers single varietal wines that are considered the best in the world. Pinot Noir is a delicate wine that has the taste of red fruits such as strawberries, raspberries and cherries. As the wine ages, the flavours become more complex, with more earthy notes developing (for which it is renowned) such as mushrooms and decaying leaves.

Shiraz: This red wine is a big spicy wine filled with rich fruity flavours and aromas of leather and black fruit.

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