Wow, wow, wow. Above & beyond
We booked the 'Immerse Yourself in Coonawarra' package, which included 2-nights in Simon & Kerry's luxurious 2-bedroom accommodation, and the 'Immerse Yourself' full day tour. And we are so, so glad we did. From the moment you meet Simon & Kerry you're made to feel right at home in not only the accommodation, but the region. In the weeks leading up to our tour they were in contact to personally tailor the perfect day tour for us; and that's exactly what our experience was. Perfect. From the luxurious and spacious vehicle, to Simon's incredible knowledge of everything 'Coonawarra', we honestly couldn't have asked for more. The service was simply sensational. We barely had to open our own door, rarely allowed to carry any of the (many) bottles we purchased along the way, and were treated to some extra special experiences just because we were touring with Simon. It's clear the relationships he & Kerry have built in the region are genuine and well-respected, because everyone you meet gives you the same warm everywhere you go. I've worked in 5 & 6-star customer service for the past 10 years, and spending our time in the Coonawarra with Simon & Kerry at Coonawarra Experiences was a decision I would (and will) make time & time again, and just a few days after returning home, we already can't wait for our next visit.
Pro tip: before booking your tour, check out the Coonawarra Experience's website & book your accommodation with Simon & Kerry as well. They have fantastic accommodation/tour packages, which we didn't originally book but once we discovered, we amended our booking to.
A true example of hospitality at the highest level, and a huge thank you to Simon & Kerry. We'll definitely be staying again! - Hayden from Adelaide
An amazing time with Coonawarra Experiences!
Simon and Kerry have an infinite knowledge of the Cabernet Central Coonawarra region, their passion, pride and relationship with the locals and their guests is fantastic. With a bottle of Cabernet awaiting upon arrival! Both Simon and Kerry make you feel very welcome. The accommodation is very comforting, lovely, clean and nothing is too much trouble. A tour with Simon (Coonawarra Experiences) is informative, relaxing and lots of fun! As first time visitors, we will definitely be back again. - adelias1508 from Melbourne
Coonawarra experience wine tour
Simon was a superb host for the tour. His knowledge of the wine area as well as the individual winery owners was immense. He was instrumental in making us feel welcome at each winery. We can definitely recommend him to give you a fantastic experience. Make sure that you have a lot of room in your car for wine!!! - Anne from Kangarilla
An absolute must for your trip to Coonawarra!
I don't usually write trip advisor reviews (despite using it as pretty much my sole source of travel advice!) but this day was so good I just had to let people know. We stayed in Mt Gambier, which is about a 30-45 minute drive from Coonawarra, but Simon was still able to pick us up, in a new, very comfortable car which made the journey that much more enjoyable. His knowledge of and passion for the area was evident, and he is clearly a well known and well respected local. The wineries were thoughtfully selected according to our individual wine preferences, and each cellar door was expecting us and welcomed us warmly as we entered. Simon had arranged a delicious platter for lunch at Brand's and a sit down with the winemakers at Raidis, whose company we enjoyed so much we kept Simon for an extra hour! Would highly recommend Coonawarra Experiences for your next trip to the region - I know we'll be back! - Ashlea from QLD
Absolutely amazing - the perfect experience
Fantastic customer service from Simon and Kerry during our recent trip to Coonawarra. The tour was fantastic, and the organisation of a special 5 star dinner prepared by Chef Kirby in our accommodation was absolutely delicious and a sensational birthday surprise. Simon went above and beyond to make our stay so memorable.This all made for great experience and a perfect break for the two of us. Our friends were envious and are keen to find out for themselves. We look forward to coming back next year and utilising your services once more.- Barb from Melbourne
A must do!
From the moment we booked, Simon made the experience one to remember. We went to a number of wineries, both large and a few smaller, more boutique- all produced great wines! Lunch at fodder was delicious too! The day ran so smoothly, we got to just sit back, relax and enjoy. We've been raving about the day since we left and we'll definitely be back, bringing more people with us! Thanks again Simon! - Nicola from Melbourne
VIP Coonawarra Winery Tour
If you want to experience the best of Coonawarra then Simon and Kerry from Coonawarra Experiences is the only way to go.
From the moment they picked up the phone to take our booking nothing was too much trouble.
From the luxurious chauffeur driven tour vehicle, incredible
platter in the authentic Eric’s Bar this tour delivered a true, personal tour of the Coonawarra Wineries.
If you tour this region these guys really know how to ensure you have a memorable day.
Can’t wait to come back again. Keep up the great work guys and thanks again for your wonderful hospitality.. - Azzaman from Melbourne
Fantastic experience in Coonawarra!
We took the afternoon tour of the cellar doors plus with "Coonawarra experience" in April 2018. The experience was magnificent. Simon, our guide, was knowledgeable and passionate about the region. From the beginning, he asked about our taste of wines so he could plan our itinerary to match our palate. The tour was executed brilliantly. Simon was not pushy or annoying, as I have experienced in other tours... on the contrary, he was graceful and helpful. I could not recommend this experience more. - AP13NYC from NYC
More than just a wine tour, a great Coonawarra experience.
We took away such great memories from our first trip to Coonawarra and a big part of that was our winery tour with Coonawarra Experiences. Simon is as good as it gets. Far more than just the designated driver, it's his passion and knowledge for the region and its wines that makes it such an extraordinary day.
Simon designed our afternoon based on our interests but threw in some lovely little surprises and experiences. It's not about getting through as many wineries as possible with Simon, it's about spending some real quality time and taking in the uniqueness of each winery. In end it just felt like just getting about with a really good friend and having a great time.
Everyone should visit the Coonawarra but if you really want to get the most out if it, get in touch with Simon and Kerry and take a wine tour with Coonawarra Experience.
By the way Simon and Kerry are great hosts and have a lovely B&B right in the heart of Penola. Well that might be our next trip ! - Flion005 from Melbourne
We had an amazing few days in the Coonawarra with Simon and Kerry. They were very friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble and they were so friendly and made us feel very welcome. They have such great knowledge of the area and the wines, we learnt a lot from them and discovered some fantastic new wines. The accommodation was lovely and homely and the heated floor in the bathroom was a bonus! If you're looking for a care free getaway and some great wines as well as local business supporting each other (was fantastic to see this in action) we would highly recommend Coonawarra Experiences, we will definitely be back soon!! - katz872018 from Adelaide
Fantastic Coonawarra Experience!
Wow! What an experience. We stayed at Simon & Kerry's accommodation which was a boutique, 2 bed-roomed unit. Furnished to a high end standard, we had one of the best nights sleep we've ever had. Little touches can make such a big difference when staying away from home and the underfloor heating in the bathroom, Nespresso coffee machine, Sheridan bedding and towels certainly did that.
We were fortunate enough to spend two days touring the beautiful Coonawarra and were treated to a wonderful private tasting at Yalumba. Its obvious from the minute you step into any winery just how highly regarded Simon & Kerry are. We were made to feel very welcome and part of what feels like a close knitted community.
I highly recommend Coonawarra Experiences and cant wait to return. - Angela R from Melbourne