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Up Close & Local Tours

Point of difference

Up Close & Local Tours are the wine and food tour specialists. Join one of their small group wine tours created for wine lovers, by wine lovers, where you will get to experience first-hand all of the boutique wineries that make each region so special.

What makes these tours different? The guaranteed small group sizes will give you access to wineries that won't accommodate the big tour buses. Get off the regular beaten path to discover some of the best hidden gems where you will get to know the locals, hear their stories and of course - taste their premium wines in a more intimate setting.

Up Close and Local Tours is not a ‘drop-off’ service - all tours are fully guided by one of their passionate and knowledgeable wine guides. They work together with the wineries to ensure that everyone gets the best possible experience each day - often this means access to experiences that are not available to the general public.

If you’re looking for a premium and personalised wine tour experience, a tour with Up Close and Local is the perfect option for people who care about what they drink and are looking for an alternative to the big bus tours.

Please note that for the comfort and enjoyment of all guests, our daily ‘by the seat’ tours are not able to accommodate children and are suited to adults 18+ only.

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Up Close and Local Tours offer highly personalised, boutique food and wine tours in Perth for both local food and wine-lovers, and travellers looking for an authentic West Australian wine tour experience. Forget lining up, getting lost and fighting with your GPS, Up Close and Local make it easy to uncover some of Perth’s hidden gems that visitors (and even some fellow locals) would never otherwise find.

Owned and run by local couple Paul and Shannon, who have an internationally recognised (WSET) accreditation in wine education and know the Swan Valley and Bickley Valley inside out! They are super passionate about supporting the local wine industry and its producers, and with so much amazing fresh produce, world-class boutique wineries and craft producers on our doorstep, supporting local really is the underlying ethos for their business.

The Swan Valley is WA’s oldest wine region and has some spectacular wines on offer, and for those who are a little more adventurous, Up Close and Local also offer tours to the beautiful Bickley Valley wine region as well as one day and multi-day tours to the famous Margaret River wine region.

With so many regions, and so many cellar doors, a little local knowledge goes a long way!

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