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Clare Valley with Be consumed.tours

clare-valley-australiaYou have always wanted to do the wonderful Clare Valley wine region of our state, but somehow there has always been other priorities, or it was just a bit far, being an hour and a half from Adelaide.  You have no idea what you have been missing! So get a group of your friends together and just do it!

clare Sevenhill St AloysiusBest known for its delightful Rieslings, its cool climate and limestone soils lending themselves to fragrant white wines, yet the region’s delicate, sophisticated reds are winning awards around the world.

Check out this Be consumed. tours silver tour itinerary. ABRM 3 Clare Template This one is based on a Clare region accommodation pickup point, but if leaving from Adelaide, we can easily modify it… might just mean making it an 8am start and planning to get home by around 6.30pm.

Minibus to Hahndorf – a heritage treasure

hahndorf inn 1The beautiful town of Hahndorf is just 30 minutes from the city of Adelaide. It was first settled by Lutheran/Prussian immigrants in 1839, and is Australia’s oldest German settlement, the surviving buildings and character replicating the fachwerk architecture of the homeland.

George Fyfe Angas, a pillar of our state’s heritage, was a Newcastle (UK) businessman. He saw the potential of the region and Barossa Valley, working with  Hamburg pastor August Kavel to bring several 250px-George_Fife_Angashundred oppressed Lutheran families to settle here, and was the founder of The South Australian Company, risking his entire family fortunes in loan guarantees to see it established.

Today, Hahndorf sees thousands of tourists every week, the quaint Main St being a half km walk of attractions from home made ice creameries, arts, crafts, and Hahndorf03boutique winery cellar doors to hotel restaurants serving traditional German dishes.

IMG_0419 webNearby is the iconicBeerenberg strawberry farm and jam/condiments factory, and Grumpy’s, a micro brewhaus. hahndorf smallgoodsAnd within a few minutes are several boutique wineries including Hahndorf Hill, The Lane, Johnstons, Bird in Hand, Napenthe, Shaw & Smith and Howards vineyard.

Contact ABRM-Be consumed.tours to create a customised and truly memorable day itinerary for a tour of the Adelaide Hills and Handorf. Or just book us, requesting a minibus to hahndorf,  to take you for a leisurely, relaxing lunch in the delightful part of our state, then a stopover on the way back to Adelaide at the Mount Lofty lookout to take in the panoramas of our city.mt lofty lookout

 

 

Easter at Oakbank Races – transport for your group

adelaide cup 1imagesIts not far away…the Easter long weekend and one of SA’s biggest horse racing events, at the delightful surrounds of Oakbank, 19th & 21st March,

Don’t drink and drive.

Transport can be a problem if you leave it late. Make it easy and safe by booking a minibus with ABRM today. We can even tow a trailer for your BBQ, shelter and seats etc.

logo_oakbankSee the Oakbank racing program and entry details at http://www.oakbankracingclub.com.au/

Hens day tours with ABRM

balaklava cup pic 2Just imagine a day out with your wedding entourage, friends and family, visiting your choice of wonderful Barossa, Hills or McLaren Vale  attractions and a gourmet lunch venue. Make your hens day or tour a truly memorable one. ABRM logo 2 jpeg

For up to 12 guests in our luxuriously appointed minibus, your driver is likely to be the owner of Adelaide Barossa Regional Minibus, who is also a vigneron and boutique winemaker. IMG_0423 shoppedYou can also to choose to ‘party away in private’ the afternoon in his Roenfeldt Hill vineyard and wines barrel shed, recently fitted out with air conditioning and kitchen. The affable Wayne then becomes your chef!

You are welcome to decorate the bus and we can supply bride and bridesmaids banners. You could also use ABRM for the wedding guest transfers too. We would love to hear from you. Wayne n Sandy

Outstanding South Australian Wine Region Tours

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Wayne’s week is always a busy one. He runs the family vineyard, markets his wines, does the rep work in the Adelaide restaurant scene, and does some consulting work too, as well as being involved in tourism.  He has now created  ABRM – short for Adelaide Barossa Regional Minibus, along with sub- brands, Be consumed.tours, and Winemaker Tours. Whilst the key target markets are in middle to high end wine tourism, he will be providing a full range of minibus services for groups.

The Be consumed. tours range provides clients with a wonderful tourism experience, delivering on the  magnificent food and wine character/culture of our state, as depicted in the award winning Tourism SA advert – click here to see.. Barossa be consumed. Whilst the ad is focussed on the Barossa Valley, it really is an expose of the character of all wine regions of our state. South Australian wine tours are simply exhilarating!

The wine region tours on offer are like no other, in that they are led by a vigneron and small winemaker, with guests able to choose from a range of itineraries, which can include a visit and lunch in the newly fitted barrel shed or in the natural bush of Roenfeldt Hill vineyard overlooking the Barossa.

Tours of the McLaren Vale, Hills and Clare Valley regions are also part of the business. Charters are welcomed too, whereby clients can run the day, using their  own itinerary.

Winemaker tours final 150dpi webThe Winemaker Tours is a service aimed at VIP groups….wine clubs, trade, restaurants, hotels etc and those who are seeking customised days in the wine regions, and meetings with the winemakers.

See our website for more info www.abrm.net.au

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