Wine & Wagyu Day Tour
Airtours is a proudly South Australian owned and operated company with an obvious focus on the sensational backyard we are lucky to claim as ours! We also offer tours Australia wide but in the current climate with Covid-19 hanging over our heads why not talk about what we can offer within our own state? Awesome, genuine, eye opening, authentic and awe inspiring flying tours of South Australia .... sunshine, beautiful coastlines, fabulous flora and fauna, remote harsh outback locations and some of the best panoramas Australia wide ... we have it all!
Follow us as we explore some of our hand crafted tours.
First stop, McLaren Vale as part of our Wine & Wagyu Day Tour. Discover the art of wine making in the world famous McLaren Vale (located approximately 45 minutes South of Adelaide by road) where you try your hand at creating a beautiful and personalised red wine blend which you bottle and take home with you after your masterclass. Being McLaren Vale locals, we have personally experienced this masterclass and the result of our wine blending efforts and it certainly is something special .... the wine was also sensational shared with friends a few months afterwards with smiles and memories of the experience a focal point of the evening.
Wine Blending Masterclass D'Arenberg Winery, McLaren Vale
D'Arenberg are known for the quirky names of their wines, and their specialism in the vines of the Rhône valley. They also produce many of their wines in a traditional manner, using basket pressing for both reds and whites (the only winery in Australia to do so) and leaving the vast majority of the red wines unfiltered and unfined which can cause the wine to throw a sediment in bottle but leaves the flavour intact.
The majority of their red wines are suitable for ageing as well as for drinking fairly young and even the cheaper wines show very well after a few years in bottle. Perhaps their best known wine is 'The Dead Arm Shiraz', made from fungus-infected shiraz grape vines.
Wine Blending Masterclass, Wine & Wagyu Airtours Itinerary
On completion of your wine blending masterclass you are transferred to the beautiful rural airfield of Aldinga, nestled amongst the vines to meet your pilot and aircraft for your flight down to Millicent in the South East. Your aircraft is a modern, 10 passenger seat turboprop aircraft with both heating for the cooler months and air conditioning for our harsh summer weather. A light leather interior and a window seat for everyone, this really is the way to travel!
Your window seat is well utilised with the magnificent views of the Fleurieu coastline on departure out of Aldinga. You will see the glistening blue ocean, the rolling hills and the carpet of grape vines below, subject to weather of course. Flight time is approximately 40 minutes.
Platinum Aircraft Charter B200 Super King Air, one of the aircraft used for Airtours Tours
On arrival at the Millicent airport you will begin a journey of discovery at the sensational Mayura Station, a world class producer of Wagyu Beef. You will embark on a true paddock to plate experience with a four course showcase degustation lunch in the award winning Tasting Room with Wagyu beef from the station the hero of your dishes. Matched with museum wines from Coonawarra, this is a feast for all senses.
World Class Mayura Station Wagyu Beef
Mayura Station is located in the Limestone Coast, heart of some of the best farming country in Australia, ideal for producing the ultimate quality, award winning Wagyu beef. The 100% Full-blood Wagyu cattle were imported into Australia in 1997 and just like thoroughbred horses, the herd’s ancestry, bloodlines and pedigree are a major distinguishing factor in the quality of Mayura Station Fullblood Wagyu beef.
A 45 minutes fight back to Adelaide Airport over the vast expanse of the Coorong, where the Murray River meets the sea will conclude your indulgent day of touring the best of South Australian food and wine.
Tours depart on request for private groups and throughout the year, please enquire for tour dates.
We can't wait to share the amazing experiences we have here in South Australia with you and your loved ones.