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“#1 Tripadvisor wine tour of Margaret River multiple times for a reason”

Margaret River Discovery Co. Tours
Ranked #1 of 54 Tours in Margaret River
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Margaret River's #1 rated wine and adventure tours for "people who don't do tours" with Western Australian Guide of the Year - Sean Blocksidge. Get behind the tourist facade, away from the masses and discover people and places you won't find on your own. The No 1 Margaret River guide/tour on Tripadvisor since 2008. No minivans, no crowds. Personalised touring at it's best.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 8 July 2011

Sean makes this tour, his knowledge of and passion for Margaret River is obvious and his easygoing nature and sense of humour provided a chilled and entertaining experience. I liked the small group and the relaxed feeling of the day, pair that with good wine and food (the degustation at Cape Mentelle was amazing, if a little small - I recommend a big breakfast before) and you can see why, though more expensive than other tours, you really get what you pay for here. Would recommend to any wine lover.

Thank thespyce
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Reviewed 26 May 2011

We've been on a number of wine tours in the past of varying quality, and were keen to see what 'the best of the best' had to offer. We're happy to say that we weren't disappointed!
As foodies who love their wine, Sean started out the tour by asking us all what we'd like to see and more importantly, what we like to drink. We knew the day wouldn't be packed with fly by night winery visits in a crowded bus (yuk), which is exactly what we wanted (this tour is 6 people max).
We visited a couple of wineries, at the first we were lucky enough to be taken through tasting by one of the owners. But the highlight for us was the degustation lunch with wine matching at Cape Mentelle. Amazing guide (Susan?) knows her stuff, and the tasting plate was amazing, made even more so with the wines we drank.
We rounded out the day with a 4WD to the coast which was quite spectacular (we even saw dolphins...!).
Sean made recommendations for local attractions, cafes and restaurants to visit and was spot on. He's very passionate about Margaret River and all it has to offer (quote Margaret river makes only 3% of the country's wine but 30% of these are the best!). All this and I'm now converted to a chardonnay drinker (Margaret River of course!). We just have to wait for the cases of wine we ordered to arrive now...
Thank you Sean!
p.s. some other great things may have happened... but the first rule of the tour was don't talk about the tour... I may have even said too much...(ha ha)

1  Thank aliandsime
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

From start to finish, informative, informal and entertaining. What a privileged way to view this beautiful country.

Thank JJM032
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Reviewed 17 May 2011

We tagged on a few days in the Margaret River area following a trip to Perth for a conference. With limited time we decided that even though we had a hire car, a tour would be the best way of seeing some of the area. We had an absolutely fantastic day. Sean has put in some much research into finding places that even locals probably never see. He was also really helpful with advice on what to see during the remainder of our time, restaurants to visit etc. We have done several wine tours in the past and this was so much better.

Thank SueB4558
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

We really really loved the whole experience. Sean was really friendly and superbly knowledgable about Margaret River and the wine there. The visit to Cape Mentelle with the tasting and food pairing was a unique and extraordinary experience, but it is not for those with dietary restrictions ... although to be fair they really tried to accomodate. The brief cape walk and honey tasting were amazing and we really felt like we were experiencing something non-touristy, wonderful and special. The bonus visit to Fraser Gallop was a great extra.

Thank skd1305
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