Black Swan Tours
Looking for that special Christmas Gift? A fun, small group, full day Swan Valley Wine Tour including lunch with Black Swan Tours may be the perfect present. Easily order a gift voucher online for the $129 full-day tour at www.blackswantours.com and it can be sent direct to the recipient’s inbox with your special message. Use the Promo Code SWAN2 to receive a 10 per cent discount.
Captain Cook Cruises Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise
Be treated to a two-course lunch at Sandalford Wines, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the winery and a one of a kind wine tasting! All of this is capped off with live entertainment and tantalising desserts on board your cruise that departs from and returns to Perth. Captain Cook Cruises’ Gourmet Wine Cruise is a fantastic way to spend a whole day with friends and family as you cruise along the river and get to know the Swan Valley a different way! Price: $185 for Adults. Gift Vouchers can be purchased from $20 to put towards tours. Book online.
Give the gift of a day or afternoon in the Swan Valley with D’Vine Tours. In addition to wine tours, D’Vine also have a Swan Valley brewery tour for those who prefer the amber ale. To purchase a gift voucher, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9244 5323.
You don’t need to have any prior experience to participate in Jude Taylor’s next Linocut class at Taylors in the Valley in Middle Swan on January 8. This one-day workshop is a fantastic way to get in touch with your inner creativity via the medium of linocut printing. Jude will guide participants to draw, compose, cut and print dramatic linocuts. Be inspired by Jude's 'can do' approach, and complete your own original linocut print to take home with you at the end of the day. Book online and surprise someone this Christmas for $150 per person.
Margaret River Chocolate Company
Margaret River Chocolate Company has a delicious range of treats for Christmas including truffle boxes for $18.95, a chocolate Santa for $15.95 and gingerbread men for $19.95. Instead of giving chocolate, why not give a chocolate-making class? These run through the school holidays and are $55 per attendee, ideally suited for children aged four and over and adults who are kids at heart. Each class runs for 60-90 minutes depending on class size and participants get to make and keep a giant freckle and some other small items. Email email@example.com for booking enquires. Chocolates can be ordered online.
Old Young's Distillery
Why just drink gin when you can learn to make it yourself? Old Young’s has five Make Your Own Gin Classes in January, where for $75 you get to work with an Old Young’s distiller to create your own bespoke gin. Expect a bunch of stories, some random facts, zero PowerPoint slides and a few laughs as founder James Young or head distiller Tim Kempton guide an entertaining class on how to make your own gin. Taste Old Young’s Gins and blend your own flavours to create a 200ml bottle to take home. Book online now.
Paintball Skirmish Swan Valley
Get the kids off their gadgets and into the fresh air at Paintball Skirmish in Henley Brook. Buy a $50 voucher to receive entry for one child, all games, gear hire, team photos, 250 paintballs, team photos plus a free sausage sizzle on weekends. Vouchers are suitable for children aged 12 and over. For the 8-12 age group, a Junior Kids Splatball Voucher for $40 includes entry, games, all gear hire, team photos, 400 splatball bags and team photos. Add a parent voucher for $65 and they will receive entry, games, all gear hire, team photos, 300 paintballs, plus the free weekend sausage sizzle. Vouchers can be purchased and emailed the same day via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9248 1693. Find out more about the activities at https://paintballskirmish.com.au
Let the wine buff in your life learn how to make their own wine under the guidance of Sandalford’s experienced staff when you sign them up for a Winemakers Apprenticeship. Participants get to take a winery tour, learn about the wine making process up to the critical blending stage and are educated about why blending between different varieties and regions is conducted. Then, each person gets to put what they learned into practice creating an original blend of wine, which can then be enjoyed over a meal in Sandalford's restaurant. This three hour experience is priced at $145 per person and operates every Saturday at noon. Bookings are essential. Or, give the gift of a gift card – purchase online and they are automatically emailed directly to your recipient. You could also consider joining a Sandalford wine lover up to the Sandalford Heritage Club, an insiders wine club for clients who appreciate Sandalford wines with discounts and benefits such as exclusive access to Museum Wines, Pre-Release Experience Invitations, and access to Virtual Wine Education.
Swan Valley Tours Afternoon Delights Coach Tour
Perfect for the less serious wine drinker or those short on time, the Afternoon Delights tour is suited to those who want to start exploring the Swan Valley after lunch. Relax and enjoy an afternoon of delights including wine tasting, chocolate tasting, a cheeseboard, and a glass of beer with snacks at a microbrewery. The cost is $90 per adult and gift vouchers are available at www.svtours.com.au.
Up Close and Local Tours
Rediscover the fine wines of the Swan Valley on a small group wine tour with Up Close & Local Tours from $79 per person. Treat the wine lover in your life to a premium grape to glass experience. Explore the award-winning wines of the Swan Valley, where you will meet the winemakers and enjoy an indulgent day of gourmet food and fine wine at some of the best boutique wineries. Book a spot on a tour in 2022 or buy a gift voucher online.
Woodbridge - National Trust
Give a year of discovery with a National Trust membership allowing the recipient to soak up heritage architecture, uncover stories about the past and socialising with a community of like-minded people. Buy a gift membership this Christmas and the National Trust will waive the $35 joining fee. Individual memberships start from $75. There are also an individual concession for $55, household for $105 (two adults and up to four children under the age of 18) and household senior for $95 (two adults aged over 60 and up to four children under the age of 18). A great way to experience historic Woodbridge over and over again. Phone 9321 6088 for more details or to purchase or see https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/wa/ for more information about properties.