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 are both born and bred Perth locals, they know the Swan Valley and Bickley Valley inside out and are super passionate about the local wine industry. They may just be a little bit biased about how great the wine regions here in Western Australia are – but for good reason, we really are spoilt for choice! 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!