Based in Melbourne, B.SPOKE TOURS aims to deliver unique, personal experiences. No two trips are exactly the same. We offer curated wine tours for every level of knowledge and interest, as well as brewery tours and day trips within Victoria. Whether you want to see several wineries or just one and then spend the rest of your tour exploring other attractions, we can make it happen.
Small Groups x Big Memories. Just how you want it.
Our wine tours are designed to take small groups of two to seven people (*) to the Yarra Valley, the Geelong WIne Region, the Bellarine Peninsula and the Mornington Peninsula. In addition, Victoria has many other amazing wine regions a bit further away from Melbourne, such as the Macedon Ranges, the King Valley, Rutherglen, the Pyrenees or even Beechworth. While it takes longer to get there, these wine regions are not out of reach for a day trip.
We've had the pleasure of guiding corporate groups, hen's parties, local foodies, overseas visitors, wine aficionados and beginners alike. People are different but all our customers will enjoy a personalised experience geared to your wishes and desires. If you would like us to guide your bigger group of up to 20 people, we can make arrangements.
We will pick you up and deliver you to the wineries we have agreed are the best fit for you. If possible, we introduce you personally to the winemaker, who will lead you on a tour of the winery, through a detailed tasting of the range and maybe even barrel samples. When the winemaker is unavailable during vintage time or other busy periods, we will aim to offer you other opportunities to ensure your unique experience.
*If you have more than seven people out for an adventure, we can arrange to book a mini bus for an additional charge. Please give us a call to discuss.
We are in contact with a range of wineries and wine makers, but our itinerary will depend on the day and availability of the winemaker. Since we are aiming to give you more than the standard experience, you can expect more. B.SPOKE TOURS is not about busloads of people, crowded cellar doors, rushing from one place to the next. Tell us what you are looking for, and we can't wait to make it happen.
The wineries we have been working with include Bannockburn, Flying Brick Cider, Lethbridge Estate, Leura Park, Medhurst and last but not least Seville Estate, with numerous others that we have connected with during cellar door visits. Let us know if you have a particular winery in mind; we are always expanding our network and might already be working on it.
Our other tours
CRAFT BREWERY & DISTILLERY TOURS
If wine is not your cuppa tea, so to speak, B.SPOKE TOURS is still your place to book a tour. We are based in Collingwood, inner city Melbourne, and we are familiar with all the latest breweries in town. Choose one or a selection of craft breweries and distillers throughout Melbourne, and we'll have the brew team or distiller explain the mysteries of the various processes and lead you through a tour of their range.
Accompanying nourishment can also be arranged. Educational and enjoyable!!
Cheese, chocolate, give me more....mmmmmm. We all love our food, whether you're a Melburnian or a visitor to our beautiful city. Travel to the artisan makers of Victoria's best cheeses at Meredith Dairy, Coldstream Dairy or Yarra Valley Dairy and make your taste buds tingle. Taste the most irresistible chocolate at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and pick something up for your nieces and nephews. Looking for something more substantial? Ask for our tips and spend an hour or two at one of Victoria's renowned regional restaurants.
Victoria has so much to offer. Explore the Mornington Peninsula with its famous Hot Springs, take the boys (and the girls) for a day on the green at one of the region's spectacular golf courses, enjoy the seaside vibes in Sorrento or just hang out at one of the beautiful beaches.
Spend a day in Daylesford and surrounds and see why this is one of our favourite weekend getaways when you need a break from the city.
Our experience has shown us that day trips further afield need to be well planned. If you are interested in exploring the magnificent Great Ocean Road in particular, get ready for a 13-hour day full of impressions, adventures and quite a bit of driving. We suggest leaving early in the morning and selecting the section of the Great Ocean Road that most appeals to you - not an easy choice to make, but you can talk to us and benefit from our expertise. Our suggestions are designed to ensure that you see as much as possible without spending most of your time in the car. For these tours, we can hire a mini bus at an additional charge to accommodate larger groups up to twelve.
Avoid the usual tourist rush and let us take you to the hidden gems. Treat yourself to a helicopter flight over the Twelve Apostles, check out the shops in Lorne or watch the kangaroos hop on the fringes of the green at Anglesea Golf Club. We will even try to talk the notoriously private koalas into putting in an appearance.
Our curated wine tours for start at AUD 888 (incl. 10% GST) for a five to six hour tour (incl. pick-up and drop-off from your Melbourne residence/hotel, tasting and cheese and fruit platter) to AUD 999 for seven to eight hours per group, depending on how many stops you want to make and how long you want to stay at each destination. You could find yourself seduced by the idea of a yummy lunch or snack at a restaurant, and we are not going to rush you along because the bus is leaving. (We might, though, if the winemaker is waiting).
Every extra hour after six and eight hours respectively will be charged at AUD 88. After 13 hours, however, I will need to take you back, as my wife will start wondering whether I am ever planning to return.
Our full-day tours can take up to 13 hours and are customised to your requirements. A curated tour down the Great Ocean Road is capped at AUD 1,111 per group and includes transportation and our suggestions for must-see sights.
Perhaps you have already arranged for everything yourself and you just need a car with a reliable and personable driver? We can help you out at AUD 88 per hour.
If beer, gin or whisky are more your thing, we offer the option of working craft breweries or gin and whisky distilleries into the experience. Quite a few of our guest have enjoyed capping a day with something a bit different.
As the name says, we are B.SPOKE TOURS, and no two experiences are the same. Talk to us about your requirements, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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Your tour booking is not confirmed until the deposit of 50% has been received by B.SPOKE TOURS. 100% payment upon booking is accepted.
If you need to cancel or change your tour, the following rules apply:
We reserve the right to cancel your tour if we have not received the deposit 7 days before the tour, or full payment within 72 hours.
7 days before the tour – payment of 50% deposit is due and non-refundable.
Within 72 hours of tour date – payment of the remaining balance is due.
We will do our best to accommodate changes to your tour, which must be made more than 72 hours prior to the original booking. This may incur additional charges.
If you need to change the date of the booking, we will do our best to accommodate you but cannot guarantee this.
No two tours are the same. We are a small business and work hard to make sure you experience your own personalised tour.
Small Groups, Big Memories!! We will do our best to accommodate your requests and will reschedule according to the rules set out above, wherever possible. Just give us a call/whatsapp at 0418 866 800 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you on your tour.
Thank you to all the amazing people who have joined our tours so far and have left such glowing reviews. It is immensely rewarding to hear that you enjoyed your tour, and we will continue to work hard to deliver the best experiences for you. Look forward to seeing you again!
"Ben is passionate and knowledgeable about wine and the region. This is not your ordinary tour. We had a wonderful time. Strongly recommend." Michaela from Brisbane, March 13, 2018
"Ben is a fantastic host. He was amazing in his communication and working around our requests during our tour. It was a surprise day out for our friend who got married and we all had lovely time. We ended up going to two wineries with some fantastic selection of wines and really lovely tours. Absolutely would recommend him and would go again when I have a chance! Thanks a lot Ben and HAPPY BIRTHDAY from all of us!!!" Eva from the U.K, March 5, 2018
"It was a great day full of stories, delicious wine and cheese. Ben is a very easy-going, wonderful host who makes the experience personal and relaxing. The wineries we visited were unique and it was great to get up close with the wine making process and the wine makers. Thank you Ben for a fun day!" Jewel from Singapore, March 1, 2018
"I had a great wine experience with Ben. The drive up to Geelong was very comfortable in his vehicle and the convo was so fun! The highlight was at Lethbridge Wines where we drank their pleasing choices of the day and ate amazing local cheese with the wine maker himself. He gave us insight into both his educated classic wine techniques as well as his bohemian side of trying new advent. Ben is very knowledgeable and works hard to make the day memorable. I would highly recommend Ben and this tour!" Laura from Texas, U.S., February 8, 2018
"We had such an awesome time on our wine tour! Ben took us to two great wineries, where we sampled so many different wines I lost track! We even got to see the wine cellar and got a personal tour from one of the winemakers. Ben was not only a great source of information, but also just a great guy to chat with. Couldn’t recommend this experience enough!" Sam from Killaloe, Australia, January 25, 2018
"If you want to try a load of wines you could never normally afford then this trip is for you! We are wine novices so the friendly people and detailed info about each wine was great. Ben was a fantastic guide who showed us round with great wine knowledge and all round great guy. We thoroughly enjoyed his company and would recommend him to anyone. Thanks everyone who helped on this experience!" Daniel from London, U.K., December 2017
Contact and Book a Tour
B.SPOKE TOURS (ABN 43 940 145 898) are located in Collingwood, Melbourne. To discuss your ideas and book a tour, please complete the enquiry form below or contact Ben by phone or e-mail. Check out our availability at the head of the page to see if we already have a tour planned for that day that you might join.
As my wife will tell you, I am attached to my phone, so you can expect me to get back to you within a few hours either way.
Since our tours are b.spoke, we don’t book you in until we’ve had a chat to make sure we meet your expectations. We will send you an invoice and you will have the opportunity to pay online by credit card, bank transfer or gift voucher once you’ve decided on your special tour.