Bickley Valley Cider, Wine and Whiskey Trail

up-close-and-local-boutique-tours-perth-bills-bickley-valley-brochure-cider-wine-and-whiskeyRecently the Travelling Corkscrew was invited out on an Up Close and Local Tour in the Bickley Valley. Naomi and her partner Bryce headed along on the tour. Below you’ll find out how their day went, it made me thirsty just reading it! A big thanks to Shannon & Paul for the invite and for what sounds like a great day out 🙂

Alongside the below tour, Up Close & Local Tours are the only company in Perth who offer a half day Bickley Valley tour too!

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Bickley Valley Wineries Tour with Explore Tours Perth

Bickley Valley Day Tour with Explore Tours PerthWhen we go up to the Perth Hills, I can’t help but feel a million miles away from Perth City. I grew up in a small town so the thought of being away from the hustle & bustle of a busy city is more than welcomed. Usually when we go up to the hills for a wee wine tasting or 3 we have to drive as unlike the Swan Valley, it’s just that bit further than our backyard. However recently both Mr. Spittoon and I could drink as much as we wanted and still be safe on the roads thanks to the guys at Explore Tours Perth. Continue reading

New WA Cellar Doors to Check out in 2016

New Western Australian Cellar Doors to Check out in 2016Western Australia has to be one of Australia’s top wine travel destinations. We have 9 regions throughout the state and WA’s oldest wine region, the Swan Valley, is a mere 25 minute drive from the Perth CBD. We literally have wine at our fingertips and the best thing is that the wine industry in WA just keeps growing. Over the last 12 months or so we have seen a number of new cellar doors literally ‘open their doors’ to the public and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s time to give both your old favourites and the newbies some loving in 2016 and visit a cellar door or 5 in WA! Continue reading

Bickley Valley Wineries: Wine Tasting at Aldersyde Estate

Aldersyde Estate Bickley Valley Wine Tasting Cellar Door
I have to admit, I do get a little giddy about visiting new wineries. I love hearing the story about how the vineyard came to be and getting to know the people behind the wines. On a recent trip up to the Perth Hills to visit a few of the Bickley Valley wineries we stumbled upon Aldersyde Estate, previously known as Piesse Brook Wines. I fell in love as soon as we drove up the driveway! Continue reading