I sometimes chaff at organised tours as they can at times dawdle along too slow or race too fleetingly, but John's pace throughout our half day wine tour was perfect. We visited a number of wineries in the Cromwell and Bannockburn area, some of them my favourites, some I hadn't ventured to before. Plus we stopped for a leisurely lunch at Carrick, a vineyard I had heard much about yet had never visited, so was delighted to sit back and enjoy their wonderful lunch platter with a glass of their well chilled Sauvignon Blanc.
John has an impressive knowledge of the local geology and history, as well as having fascinating stories from the gold mining days, the early wine industry, Lord of the Rings snippets as well as some great local legends.
I can't recommend Lonely Mountain Tours highly enough. I thought we would be out for a few hours of driving around but John provided 5 hours of fun, laughter, friendly banter and some really, really great wines. Thanks John :)