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(Posted items from Trip Advisor.com & TotalTravel.com.au)

11 July 12 “Great Day Out!”

Posted by Holsta17, Perth

we had a great day on the wine tour for a friends birthday. The driver John was great fun and all the wineries were amazing and friendly. Great lunch & great wines!

9 June 12 “You Got To Do It!”

Posted by Sam O, Margaret River

Without a doubt the best tour I have ever been on! Informative crew create a relaxed yet informative trip that caters for everyone. Wineries gave us special discounts for being on the dudes tour and where more than happy to give us the V.I.P treatment which for me speaks volumes about the proffesionalism this company has to offer. Great vans and buses, great lunch, will definatly be planning another trip with the dudes! - Cheers John


23 May 12 “Great Way to spend a Special Day!”

Posted by billwaikiki n

Mandy picked up us from where we where staying and made us feel very welcome if you want to know anything about wine making just ask her.It was a realy great day at the wineries and the various other places that we visited with a nice lunch. the history of the region that you are told is great so do yourself a favour and book with wine with dudes

21 May 12 “The Best that Margaret River has to offer!”
Posted by Lauren M, Melbourne

Johno is a legend and made our first day in Maragret River one to remember. Great selection of wine, food and amazing knowledge of the local region. Honestly words don`t do justice to the perfect day our group of 7 have had.

2 May 12 “Wine for Dudes is one of the BEST!”
Posted by ralph g, Sydney

Mandy arrived right on time to pick us up for the tour. She explained that she would pick up another 6 passengers and then explain how the day was to go. With the 12 on board she told us what to expect and she started to explain the Margaret River wine industry to us. She was very knowledgeable and had a great insight into the industry and the region. We went to several "Cellar Door" wineries where we had some great wines, and some not so great. The lunch were we served at Hayshed Hill Estate was superb with more than enough to go around and all delicious. All in all this was one of the best tours I have ever been on and it was a pleasure to have someone as capable as Mandy to take us. She was very proud of the region and was a very good driver to boot.

25 April 12 “Great Day!”
Posted by MS1505, Perth

Wine for dudes was an excellent wine tour. Mandy our tour guide, was brilliant, great fun and really knowledgeable about the wineries and wine making. We got to see behind the scenes in a couple of wineries and taste the wine at different stages. The tour was flexible and tailored to the group. A really enjoyable day.

12 April 12 “Great Fun!”
Posted by Sarah L, Hobart

Had a really good tour, seemed to keep males and females in our group happy! Lunch was beautiful.

12 April 12 “Awesome!  A Must Do!”
Posted by LizSwanton, Sydney

We had a great day with Wine for Dudes. We booked on just the day before having been recommended Wine for Dudes by two separate wineries, neither of which were on the tour. The day was informative, fun and completely unpretentious. The places we visited were tailored to what everyone on the tour wanted. Even after the tour, John went right out of his way to show us different parts of the region. Couldn't recommend highly enough.

26 March 12 “Great Day Out Dudes & Dudettes!”
Posted by sportnee, Sydney

4 wineries, 1 olive oil factory and 1 chocolate factory. What a day! Comfy van, knowledgable guide, nice range of wineries. Recommended!

10 March 12 “Didn't know what to expect - So Much Fun!”
Posted by Andrew R, Perth

If you want to have fun, meet great people and drink wine then do this tour. We had a blast and the tour was the hilight of our weekend, even above the Stevie Wonder concert. Price is value for money and lunch was fantastic!  

6 March 12 “Really Cool Wine Tour!”
Posted by Chrissie117, Perth

Ash (a friendly great guide) picked us up at our guesthouse, and dropped us off at our guesthouse, great service. Ash willingly shared his knowledge about the region and the wineries, very interesting. The day was quite eventful, we visited three brilliant wineries, one combined with a brewery, the margaret river chocolate factory and olive oil factory. We had lunch at a winery, thin, crisp, italian pizza. Enough food for everyone! Yum! And we got to blend our own wines, cabernet and shiraz, and drink it with the meal! The only thing that I would critisise is the fact that we were 20 people on the tour. I would have preffered a smaller tour. Exept from that, it was an amazing day out that I will absolutely recommend!

6 March 12 “Fun, Entertaining & Informative!”
Posted by chris b, Sydney

We booked the tour last minute and they were very helpful and accommodation for us!! from the minute we where picked up it we were having laughs and learning bits about the area!! they make the tour fun with little quiz's and taking us to some very nice vineyards with great wine with a brewery to finnish up!! the lunch was also awesome!!! the whole tour is great value for money and i would recommend it to anyone and everyone!!!

6 March 12 “Great Day Out!”
Posted by ACG1979, Perth

I am your typical beer and vodka drinker and did not have a clue about wine but this was nice and relaxed and I learned plenty about wine and was surprised at how many wines I liked. 

Great day out with plenty wine and really nice lunch and Ash was really good as a guide and driver.

Highly recommend going on this tour

2 March 12 “Dude, That Was Awesome!”
Posted by funkyPhil81, Perth

I've just been on a Wine for Dudes tour for the 2nd time & have recommended it to many friends visiting from east coast or O/S who've always enjoyed it.
John & Ash give a great overview of the region, the processes, history and of course the wines and you can go there with no wine experience at all and not feel out of place, in saying that I'm sure you could go in as a wine guru and they'd have you covered! 
The variety is great too with some of the gourmet food, chocolate & a brewery thrown in too - plus you get to mix your own wines & sample them over a great lunch. 

An absolute must if you're heading to Marg's area.

20 February 12 “Really Friendly, Knowledgable Tour Guide!”
Posted by JayL, Perth

We had a great day and Ash the tour guide was very easy going and made it a great day for us. He also impressed me with his knowledge of wines and the Margaret River area. I would highly recommend it to others. Very good value for money. Cheers Jay.

19 February 12 “Wine Tour With A Difference!”

Posted by Juliett1961, Ickenham UK

We cannot fault this tour. Our guide, Ash was very knowledgeable and great fun. He really made us think about wine and how we drink it. He chose 3 fantastic and very different wineries for us to sample. Each one, great in it's own way, but each one different! The micro brewery at the end was an excellent way to finish the day, given that it was such a scorcher.... We would encourage anyone of you to take this tour. You won't regret it!


9 February 12 “A Great Day Out!”
Posted by Kate A, Perth

An excellent slice of some of tgr best produce in Margaret River. Our guide Ash was friendly and informative and obviously has a passion for the region. We visited both small boutique and large commercial wineries and mixing our own wine to accompany a fantastic lunch was definitely a highlight. We would definitely take this tour again!


8 February 12 “Great Wine. Great Food. Great People. Great Times”
Posted by Michael G, Sydney

I highly recommend wine for dudes. Unlike some wine tours, there are no elements of snobbery - the tour guide (in this case John) is an awesome, laid back guy who is really easy to get along with, really knows his stuff, and is well equipped to ensure you have a great day. The variety of wineries and other venues visited is excellent, offering a real taste of what the Margaret River has to offer, whilst the food included is absolutely incredible.
Excellent value - you have a great time, the service is door to door, and to boot, you get to meet some awesome people whilst on the tour, as you all enjoy learning about and experiencing the tastes of Margaret River.

3 February 12 “Best Tour In A Long Time!"
Posted by Melissa T, Perth
John was an amazing tour guide, giving us some local history as well as making our tour extremely enjoyable!

He even went out of his way to drive back to our hotel when we realised that one of the people on the tour had left his wife stranded with no car keys so that she could come and meet us for lunch! AMAZING!

By far one of the best tours I have ever been on!

Congratulations wine with dudes! next time we are in Margaret River we will definitely be contacting you again!

31 January 12 “Excellent Value, Excellet Wines!"
Posted by Pinksnodden, London UK

There are so many wineries in this region its hard to know where to start but in one day W4D's took us to a range of gold medal award winners as well as top-rated hand-picked boutique vineyards. The food at Hay Shed Hill was delicious and finished off with a few samples at the chocolate factory - a perfect day!

20 January 12 “Good Fun & Good Value!"
Posted by GG1990
Wine for Dudes is a great tour for younger wine lovers who are looking for a fun day out, lots of wine and a bit of cheese and chocolate too!

11 January 12 “Fantastic, very friendly and personable, i would highly recommend this to anyone whatever type of tour you are after”
Posted by Henry C, Perth
Very easy to book, flexible, they pick you up from wherever you want. They tailor the tour to suit what you want. We even had a private behind the scenes tour at one winery. Very good value for money, you will have a fun day no matter what your age or what you are after.  

10 January 12 “Loads of Fun, Informative Too!"
Posted by Monicasharma1974, Reading UK
Our first wine tour - we had great fun. John was great and it was a really relaxed day with some fantastic wines to guzzle! We would highly recommend it for an easy going, fun, informative and relaxed day. Cheers Johno! Monica and Wazza!

9 January 12 “Fantastic Day Out!"
Posted by APhillips1980, Perth

We organised a wine tour for some of the guests who had come to Margaret River to attend our wedding. It was a brilliant day out - loads of fun and good wine! For those who hadn't been to the region before, it was a fantastic introduction to the excellent South-West vineyards. And even though some of us have been to Margaret River many times, we still tried some new vineyards that we hadn't seen before. John was a great help in organising it, and provided a relaxed and informative trip for us all. Thanks for helping to continue our wedding celebrations in the best way!



9 January 12 “Relax and have a Good Time!"

Posted by Mark S, Perth

Great job from the whole team, well done and will use Wine for Dudes again.



9 January 12 “Best Wine Tasting Experience I've Ever Had!"
Posted by Greg P, Kaitaia NZ

A great full-on day. Keeping to the timetable was difficult as we were having such a good time, but John offered alternatives (eg skip the olive oil place). John was an excellent 'host/guide' and we all learned a lot about wines, wine tasting and the Margaret River area (even those of us who thought we already knew quite a bit).

I even won a bottle of bubbly from the quiz about the day's knowledge on the bus going back. Being dropped off back at our accommodation was allowed us not to worry about whether we could drive safely. 

8 January 12 “Ah-Mazing!"
Posted by Gemstaa, Canberra

This tour was incredible. my partner and I are 20-somethings who love great wine but not the 'punce' that tends to go with it. The wine for dudes tour took us to some of the best vineyards in the reigon, we both learned a lot about wine in a real and relaxed atmosphere. The credit card got a battering but our cellar (and friends) are still thanking us. 

I have, and will continue to recommend this tour to everyone we know visiting Margaret River. 

2 January 12 “A Fun Approach to Wine Tasting!"
Posted by Nicky W, London UK

This tour was recommended to us by friends who have been multiple times. The tour is very relaxed and you don't need to be a wine buff to enjoy it. The benefit for us was that we were with like minded people which made the day even more interesting. Initially we were asked to move the date of our tour, which did upset our plans slightly, however this meant we went with a bigger group which made the day a lot more enjoyable.

Every tour is different and the guides offer a fun insight into the area and seem to be well known by the winery owners. We were warmly welcomed wherever we went and you never felt as though you were part of a big coach tour which was really refreshing. You have lots of time to ask questions and try different wines and the lunch provided was excellent. 

We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Margaret River, whether it is your first time or 15th time. Thank you Ash for a brilliant trip!


20 December 11 “Chilled Atmosphere!"

 Posted by Daveo_10 from Sydney, Australia



wine for Dudes offers a relaxed, unpretentious and fun approach to wine tasting. We were never made to feel out of our depth and John offered an informative wine tour that not only went into the intricacies of wine and its production, but gave a history of the Mararet River region. The wineries we visited were top notch and set amongst some of the best scenery Margaret river has to offer. Definitely recommend Wine for Dudes to anyone thinking of a wine tour in the area.




20 December 11 “Very Friendly & Totally Unpretentious!"

Posted by KateF from Cairns, Australia

Loved this tour!, really cruisy with amazing wines and a fun demographic!! highly recommend!!



15 November 11 “Fantastic Day Out!"

Posted by GeorgeC from Perth, Australia

Having been on only one other tour, which I didn't feel met my expectations, I was quite scpetical of a good day for this tour. It turns out I was pleasantly surprised. The selection of stops on the tour along with the relationship the tour guide had with the people at each stop ensured that not only a good selection of samples was provided, but an interesting amount of information and novelty was included. The lunch provided exceeded expectation as well as the fun of making our own blend of wine. Definately a good day for people to explore and find out more of the Margaret River region.



13 November 11 “ Friendly, Educational, tried some Great Wines!"

Posted by John H from Melbourne, Australia

friendly, educational, tried some great wines and they even got us get back in time to watch the rugby finals!



7 November 11 “Fun, Relaxed Day with Great Wine!"

Posted by Ashleegar

Ash was fantastic! The day was full of great wine, shared with great people. Itwas a really fun day.
Would highly recommend this tour!



7 November 11 “Delightful!"

Posted by Cindy343 from Edmonton, Canada

We had an unforgettable day, John was a perfect host, always available to us and helpful in every way.His choice of music on the ride was always tasteful,we were a mixed croud of ages and interests, so not always easy. I would highly recommend the Wine Dudes.

23 October 11 “Breath of Fresh Air!"



Posted by Brooke from Perth, Australia

It was so nice to go on a wine tour that got down to the main points without all the fluff around the edges. I have been on many wine tours all around the world and although it is good to be educated in depth its a 'breath of fresh air' to have a relaxed day out with John. He was very welcoming and extremely hospitable... The tour was excellent value and great to ease my partner into the whole Cellar Door experience. If you want a chilled tour with a fun atmosphere than Wine fir Dudes is the best out there. John was very flexible and even gave us the option of what winery we wanted to visit last. It was nice to be heard and great to have a chilled weekend without the snobbery.
Thanks to John once again for offering an amazing service for such an affordable price!
20 October 11 “Sooooo Much Fun!!!!!"


Posted by Carmelyn from Perth, Australia

John was a great tour guide! He was super friendly and knew what he was doing and talking about. We visited the most amazing wineries + the choc factory of course. Such a laid back, fun, relaxing experience. The best wine tour iv ever been on, will definitely love to do it again! A+ service!!!

20 October 11 “A Grand High Rolling Tour!"

Posted by KimLGraham from Perth, Australia

We booked the High Roller Tour which included lunch at Voyager for 5 couples. We got picked up on time in a nice van and then went to 3 wineries before arriving at Voyager for tastings and lunch. We then finished at Saracen/Duckstein for a final wine taste and a beer. Very enjoyable day and would highly recommend this tour. Thanks John.

18 October 11 “Great Day Dudes!"

Posted by Mydotcom from Brisbane, Australia

Toured with John in September - great day! Really enjoyed the wineries we visited, Saracen and Hayshed Hill, the chocolate and cheese factories and the Duckstein Brewery! Some great deals to be had being on John's tour and lunch was perfect - except I dont drink red!!! I think blending a nice white to have for my lunch would have been a real treat for me. 
Thanks John for a great day - you certainly know heaps about the area and its people! Loved the story about the "Chick on a stick"!!!!

15 October 11 “Laid Back Approach to Wine Tasting!"

Posted by Carly424

This was great. Thanks John for a relaxed, entertaining day full of great wines, cheese n chocolate! Highlights being the yummy lunch on picnic rugs, the educational yet laid back approach to wine tasting and the quick look at the surf!

9 October 11 “Great Wine, Great People, Great Tour!"

Posted by Kziaia from Racine, Wisconsin

This was a great tour for the price and it was a fun, laid back experience. There were only 8 people, including the 2 of us, in our group so it was a nice small group to tour with. We actually came out of the experience with some great new friends! John was our tour guide and he was wonderful. Gave us some good commentary, but did not bore us with too much info that we didn't need to hear. Had a fun quiz on the way to the last winery for a prize which was a nice touch. We ended up going to a winery, then an olive oil factory, another winery where we had lunch and did wine blending, the chocolate factory and then our last winery which also had a brewery where we sat out and enjoyed a beer sampler to end the day with. I maybe would have liked to go to another winery instead of the chocolate factory, but that's probably because we had already been to the chocolate factory in Swan Valley which is the same. Overall this was a really fun tour and I would highly recommend it to anyone!

5 October 11 “Best Tour for Wine Lovers Under 35!"

Posted by Drinkinwine

Been on about 10 wine tours only 4 not with wines for dudes they book out often :( and by far this is the best tour in Margaret river nice variety of large and small wineries everytime and great spread at hayshed hill for lunch.

29 September 11 “Fantastic!"

Posted by M Matring, UK

Myself and two of my very good friends went on a "Wine for Dudes Tour" in September. We had a fantastic day. John was a great guy and very imformative both with the history of the region and the wineries we visited. Nothing was to much trouble. I/We would definately recommend giving these guys a call for a fun and relaxing day out.

19 September 11 "Great Day Out!"

Posted by BPS1186 from Perth, Australia

This is the second time i've done this tour and again it didnt dissapoint. Great fun day out, very relaxed and bag of laughs.

Both John and ash are great dudes and really know the wine and region well.
Well defiantly be going again.

13 September 11 “Excellent personal attention & great places visited!"

Posted by Ruggers67 from Perth, Australia

This tour was entirely different from others experienced in both Margaret River and Victorian wine country. John the owner/operator was an approachable, friendly and very personal guide. His experience and knowledge of the region assisted in the visits to several unknown and hidden gems in the area. 
Swooping Magpies was a favourite of mine and thanks to Neil who made us very welcome. I would highly recommend this tour as we were treated as friends and the Hayshed staff were excellent and knowledgable.

1 September 11 “Awesome Value & a Fun Day Out!"

Posted by Crispy Kiwi

Had a great time and john knows his stuff. Loved the margaret river and this tour was a highlight. The blending and lunch was cool too.

30 August 11 “A lot of fun & I learnt things too!"

Posted by Bubb_Number1, London, UK

John is a fab tour guide - he is knowledgeable and has a great sense of humour. Having worked in catering / vineries, he truly is a font of knowledge! The staff at the various vineyards were all really polite and helpful - I discovered an appreciation of Shiraz I never had before! Lunch was delicious and having the opportunity to blend my own wine to drink with it was a bonus! :)
If you're looking for a laid back, unpretentious, fun and informative day, go with these guys!

 29 August 11 “Lovely!"

Posted by Lingamn, Kuala Lumpur

reading reviews thru the net, my friend and i picked wine for dudes .I must say i made a good choice since John corresponded with us from the day i had enquired till the day i reached margaret river. He picked us up as promised (from our accomodation) and we started our tour , together with 5 other people.we visited 3 different vinyeards.all different "feels"......the first one was very "cozy family oriented " vineyard, the other a nice vineyard with lunch (that john personally prepared).i must add , that being malaysian and indian, John took the trouble to go an extra mile to make sure the food was "acceptable" ,since we were coming from hindu roots.what was really nice, during lunch we were given the chance of making our own "wine concoction" that would satisfy our taste buds respectively .Lastly, we stopped over at a very "handsome" vineyard , that was "feng shui" inspired.it was beautiful.
 we stopped over at a chocolate factory and a cheese factory.we bought lots of stuff, and John doubled up as our " personal" host , who always took the trouble of carrying our loads and keeping our hands free .
 all in all, we had a great time.stopovers were tastefully selected plus a very "gentleman-ly " John who made the tour more enjoyable.
Thank you

30 July 11 “Best Wine Experience Ever!"

Posted by Em Lynch, Waterford, Ireland

We are a young couple and wouldnt know a lot about wine but John our host really helped us and didnt make us feel under pressure to know everything about it and just made our tour fun and enjoyable.If you are looking for a fun,relaxed and enjoyable day tasting wine,cheese and choclate then Wine for Dudes is the tour for you. I recommend this tour 100% and if we go back with friends to Margaret River we will certainally be booking our tour with Wine for Dudes again.....Thanks John. Emma and Mark

25 July 11 “Awesome Day, would definitely do it again!"

Posted by Bek_B23, from Perth, Australia

We booked our tour last minute on a recommendation and even though I was sceptical not being a 'dude' it turned out to be a great day! John was friendly and chilled out and full of interesting wine facts. We visited some great winery's and stopped for a delicious lunch. The wine mixing and the quiz at the end of the day were something I hadn't experienced before on a wine tour and really topped the day off. Would definately recommend Wine for Dudes to everyone!

22 July 11 “You're losing money NOT going on this tour!"

Posted by Drinkingwinesrus

Fantastic day out with lots of wine tasting and a deliciously fresh lunch. Value for Money as numerous wines were consumed . The day ended with variety of beers at a picturesque brewery . Big kiwi John is a top tour guide with a laid back attitude which makes the day enjoyable , although I did play a trans-Tasman golf game the next day with him and lost , so to all your Aussies we need redemption and the cup back!!!!!! Cheers big John see ya next year for round 2

14 June 11 “Value for money, good diversity of local wines & attractions, & well informed, easy going tour guides!"

Posted by Jabeki, from Margaret River, Australia

I have been on the Wine for Dudes tour a few times now and would recommend it to anyone who wants to have a really fun day whilst enjoying some quality wine's from the local region. My last tour included a 'make it yourself' wine blending session and lunch at Hayshed Hill, wine tasting at three local wineries, a visit to the cheese factory and chocolate factory finished off by a few cleansing ales at the Colonial brewery.  It was a really fun day and everyone was kept entertained by the hilarious bus driver.

24 May 11 “Awesome!"

Posted by Tim Jackways, Margaret River, Australia

I was a little worried about going on a snobby wine tour, but this is not that kind of tour.
Wine for Dudes make it fun and very relaxing for every one. Ash really knows about wine and even gave us a few tips on where to go surfing!

23 May 11 “A Guide with Passion for Wines & Region!"

Posted by MPD9180, from Perth, Australia

Great day out, perfect group size with a very relaxed feel. Nice range of big-small wineries, all with great wines. John the guide kept it casual, yet very informative as he seemed to have a passion for not only the wines but the region too. Would recommend this for anyone, you won't be disappointed.

23 May 11 “Awesome, Knowledgeable, Heaps of Fun & very Personable!"
Posted by Shearers09
Guys at wine for dudes were heaps of fun, had a great day with wine, cheese, chocolate and beer what more could you ask for. Loved it and have recommended to our friends. Must do when in Margaret River.

17 May 11 “Awesome, Relaxing & Entertaining Day Out!"

Posted by Rick Cargeeg
Thanks John for a great day out, pick up, drop off, lunch, all the hassle taken out of the day. Plenty of wine tasting and a very laid back but informative time, thanks a bunch!!! (sorry, had to pun).

9 May 11 “Very Friendly & Totally Unpretentious!"

Posted by Mushdush from Telford, UK
An excellent way to do a wine tour. We visited 4 wineries which was absolutely plenty - your tastebuds are shot after a day of drinking wine anyway! Blending our wine for lunch was fun, the meal was excellent, and we finished off the day with a visit to a boutique brewery - perfect. Great guides, a good value tour in a nice relaxed atmosphere. Whether you've never tasted wine before or have been supping for years, this tour is well worthwhile doing.

7 May 11 “Great Day Out, Relaxing, Fun & Unpretentious!"
Posted by Jplc_Lark from Melbourne, Australia
Had a great day with wine for dudes. Ash, our tour guide, was very informative but kept it fun and easy-going.
We learnt a lot about wine and we enjoyed our visits to the different winerys which were all only minutes from each other.
The trip to the chocolate factory and the brewery were a great addition to the tour.

2 May 11 “Relaxed & Fun!"
Posted by Scott from Sydney, Australia
What a great way to see such a beautiful part of the world. The trip was worth every cent - we could enjoy the winery visits in a relaxed atmosphere with a great host, John, catering to all our needs. I would recommend Wine For Dudes for anyone who wants to have a fun and laid back tour of the Margaret River.

28 April 11 “Awesome Day!"
Posted by Bianca from Perth, Australia
Was a great day, best wine tour i've been on in the Margs area and i've been on alot!! Its casual and awesome for the younger crowd and John is a great guide he know's the area & his wine well. Definatly wouldn't hesitate to go on this tour again :)

21 March 11 “Fun Tour with an Excellent Guide!"
Posted by Cait D 17 from Melbourne, Australia
We had a fantastic time on the Wine for Dudes tour. A great bunch of people, three good wineries, venison farm and choc factory. John was an excellent guide. He had a great knowledge of the area and its wines. He made it informative but fun. He also had lots of suggestions of other things to do and see while we were in Margaret River. We would highly recommend this tour and it was a highlight of our trip!

8 March 11 “Relaxed, Informative & Lots of Fun!"
Posted by Doof12345 from Melbourne, Australia
John was amazing, had lots of friends in the wineries which meant we all felt really welcome and relaxed, and lots of discounts! t The service was 5 star, even extending the tour shortly so we could visit one more brewery! Made our Honeymoon that little bit more fun and drunken!

7 March 11 “Fantastic wine, fantastic guide, fantastic humour!"
Posted by Alinta 23 from Perth, Australia
This has got to be the best wine tour I've been on. John was not only hilarious, he was also very knowledgeable, and made the usually snobby topic of wine tasting a really fun and enjoyable experience. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone, whether a wine buff or completely new to the world of wine!

28  February 11 “Great Tour!"
Posted by Geebanger from Sydney, Australia
The high rollers tour that we embarked on was an absolutely fabulous way to see the wineries and attractions that the Maragaret river has on offer. We will definately do a tour with these guys again!

23  February 11 “Fabulous Day!"
Posted by Lizzie B from Perth, Australia 
I would recommend Wine for Dudes - what a great day.Our guide was relaxed friendly and very informative and made for such an enjoyable day We visited 2 wineries and a brewery at the end of the day. I have always avoided tours like this but after the Wine for Dudes tour I won't hesitate on going on another of their tours when I head south. Great value for money and unbeatable!

23  February 11 “Great fun tour & great tour guides!"
Posted by Ben & Jax
I've been on this tour twice now, with John & Ash as tour guides, both are very professional, knowledgeable and fun. The tour is really well organised and designed for who is on tour. The wineries, brewery etc we visited were excellent and the blending your own wine session really interesting. Plus they served a great picnic lunch at one of the wineries. They totally look after you from pick up to drop off. This is a great value tour I can highly recommend for all!

16  February 11 “Supermonkeybubshorny!"
Posted by Hannah Freud from Sydney, Australia
.... the Germans will understand what I mean with this. The tour is absolutely excellent, they guides great and the wineries... YUMMIE!

15  February 11 “Worth the trip down!"
Posted by Kol Kelly from Perth, Australia
We had a great time and our tour guide Erin was top chick- very informative with out the boring stuff. Try the mulled wine at Tassles, mmm!

8  February 11 “Lots of Laughs!"
Posted by TLB822 from Sydney, Australia
It was a great decision to go on the Wine for Dudes Tour.....the day was full of laughs, lush food and great wines. Wine for Dudes provided a relaxing but very informative approach to learning about wines and I even got to blend my own! I met some great people on our tour that I'm still in contact with and our whole tour group continued our fab day with dinner and drinks that night. Ash, our tour guide, was a really good guy who loved what he did which made the day that much better. Definitely recommended!

3  February 11 “Fantastic Day Out!"
Posted by Manlymanutd

I had a great day on the Wine for Dudes tour. I was picked up from my hostel front door for a day packed full of fun - tasting lots of wines, some cheese and even some chocolate. The lunch was delicious and fresh, and the company was great. We also learnt a bit at the same time - and this was tested in the mini quiz at the end where we could win some prizes! Fantastic!

2  February 11 “Brilliant Day!"
Posted by Alex Erskine from Winchester, UK

Had a fab day..going on the tour alone i was a bit dubious but John was a great guide, made us all at home, and the small group made for a very intimate and fun day, by the end it felt like I was exploring with friends, not on an 'organised tour'. Learnt a lot about the region and it's wine and tried a lot too! Tour was very flexible, we got to stay longer at a winery we liked and have input into the things we did ( 3 wineries, 2 breweries, vension farm, olive farm...busy day!), lunch was fab in an idyllic setting and the whole experience was so much fun. Thanks to John and a trip I would definitely recommend!

1 February 11 “Have fun drinking & not driving!"
Posted by KJ Gards from Perth, Australia

this tour was recommended to us by a friend who lived in Margaret River 3 years ago... and what can we say... it impressed us no end... fantastic way to enjoy the wine region without being a wine snob... such a great day being able to spend it with people of like mind and age!!! We will recommend this tour to all our mates and no doubt will go on this tour again !!! GREAT FUN!

25 January 11 “Excellent Day!"
Posted by Devontraveller09 from Devon, UK

We had an excellent day with Wine for Dudes. We were taken to very good vinyards and really enjoyed learning so much about and tasting so many different wines. We had a great welcome wherever we went and particularly enjoyed trying to blend our own wines. For the boys on the trip another highlight was going to the brewery! John is great company and very well informed!

24 January 11 “Wicked!"
Posted by Babs115

Really good fun and informative without being snoby and irrelevant to younger people.

22 January 11 “Fantabulous!"
Posted by AshaKimberley
These guys do the best wine tour in the lovely southwest. We've toured with the dudes 3 times already and won't stop here. The people are lovely and the experience unforgettable!!

18 January 11 “Awesome Trip - the Highlight of our stay in Margaret River!"
Posted by Olly from Melbourne
Loved this trip. Our guide (Ash) knew his stuff and was pretty chilled about the way he explained everything. The tour was well organised. We went to 4 wineries, a cheese factory, a chocolate factory and a finished up at an awesome brewery. There were 11 on our trip and Ash did a great job of making sure that everyone had enough drinks to get on well. We all ended up back at the pub in town after the trip. Thanks Dudes!

15 January 11 “Great Fun, Relaxed & Informative!"
Posted by Nico_nico85
John is an awesome tour guide! Very relaxed and chilled! Lots of laughs! Highly recommended!

30 December 10 “Fantastic Day!"
Posted by TheSaraRich from Jakarta, Indonesia
My husband and I recently went on a tour with this company and had an absolutely incredible time. Our tour guide, John, had everything planned perfectly. He picked us up around 11:30 in the morning, which was great for us. It gave us enough time to sleep in and have a leisurely breakfast before heading out for the day. John came straight to our hotel to pick us up, and within another 15 minutes we had collected our entire group of 11 for the day. John chatted here and there with the group on the way to the wineries, giving us enough information (and encouraging questions), but not inundating us with too much. We went to three great wineries, a chocolate factory, a cheese factory and a brewery. In the middle of it all, we had an absolutely wonderful meal prepared for us while we mixed our own wine. Overall it was a perfect wine tour for us. We learned a great deal about the region and the wines in the Margaret River area, we met some really fun people and we were back to our hotel in time for dinner. I would do this again in a heartbeat, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to drink wine!

6 September 10 “Great Service, Informative & A Lot of Fun!"
Posted by Kathy from Pincher Creek
My sister and I recently booked a tour with this company so we could taste wine and not worry about the driving, as well as learn more about the area. It turned out to be well worth it as we visited four wineries, a cheese factory and a brewery, as well as enjoyed a delicious lunch! Because it was a smaller group - about15 - we did not feel rushed and could ask questions at any time. I would highly recommend this tour company for a great day in Margaret River!!

25 July 10 “Most Relaxed & Inviting Trip!"
Posted by Hayley Mexted from Goldcoast, Australia
This is an excellent wine tour, John has an excellent knowledge about all the wineries that he took us too. Lunch was great fun, plenty of food, and the fact that you got to mix your own wine was excellent. I have and will be recommending this trip to anyone who is thinking about taking a wine trip around Margaret River. Thanks for an excellent day!

1 July 10 “A Great Day Out!"
Posted by VandRob
We've been travelling for 10 months round the world and been on a few rubbish tours - this is NOT one of those! John was awesome, truly knowledgeable and interesting. making wine fun. I am sometimes a bit embarrassed by the little I know about wine, but having spent the day with Wine for dudes I now know a lot more! Thanks John.

6 June 10 “Informative relaxing and great fun"
Posted by UK Traveller 20 from Glasgow, UK
John was very relaxed and gave us lots of really good information without being a wine snob. We even got to mix our own blend - wonderful. I liked visiting the range of estates from small to large and of course the beers and chocs and olive oil - good combination. Would certainly recommend this tour highly (and it's good for all ages). The lunch on the lawn was beautiful. Overall fabulous.

16 April 10 “great day out in beautiful surroundings"
Posted by Damian & Jojo from Dublin, Ireland
Damo and I really enjoyed this trip. Diana picked us up from the hostel in the Dude-mobile and gave us a bit of background info on wine growing in Margaret River. She was really friendly & enthusiastic and told us they never do the same tour twice. We went to an awesome organic Vineyard called Peacetree (and spent ALOT of cash on beautiful wines) and to Olio Bello, a lovely olive oil farm with lots of sampling, along with 4 other vineyards. If you've visited any of the vineyards before let them know and they'll replace them on the agenda. The benefit of doing a tour with Wine for Dudes rather than going it alone (as we had done the day before) is that you get much more attention - especially as Diana knew many of the wine growers personally, had been to school with their kids etc. You get to taste some truely lovely wines and have a great lunch, plus no-one in your party has to drive (big bonus!!)

5 April 10 “meh....fun but not really"
Posted by Dominic Johnson 83 from Perth, Australia
My girlfriend and I decided to go on this tour on the Easter long weekend. We expected a messy day but it turned out to be quite tiring. We also expected it to be very relaxed when it came to wine culture.....only cause we wanted to drink more wine rather than taste wine..... Seriously......if u like wine tasting then do it... persornally i think wine tasting sucks and i was quite happy to forgo all the wine stops and just hit the brewerys..... im gonna give this tour a thumbs up because the dude that runs it (john) is a good bloke and is quite organised. this is a crap biased review...... however in short.........if u LOVE wine then go on the tour.......if you just wanna get wasted......hit the local pubs in margaret river instead.

18 Mar 10 “Fantastic fun day out"
Posted by FoggsUK from UK
We spent a month in Austrailis for our honeymoon (Nov 09) and Perth was our last stop. While there we visited Margaret River and booked the Wine for Dudes Tour (as a friend of ours recommended it). John the guide was very friendly and informative - even advised on places to stay, as we hadn't booked anywhere before leaving the UK. The vineyards we visited were great (especially liked the family atmosphere of Windance) and the olive/soap/chocolate factories & brewery were a great addition to a fantasatic trip. Especially liked mixing our own wine and enjoying it over a very pleasant picnic lunch. The brilliant service didn't end at the end of the day. When we got home John sent us a link to photos that he had taken on the day and forwarded us ones that we wanted to print out. This is really what I would call great customer service. Would recommend it to anyone who wants to find out more about wine in an informal, relaxed environment. A really fun day that we would certainly do again if we ever make it back to Oz. Debbie & Paul (UK)

9 Mar 10 “A great day with the dudes!!!”
Posted by Travelmate2000 from Germany
Simply the best wine tour I've ever been on. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed, the scenery unique and beautiful. John the owner , a cheerful and friendly dude was our guide. He brings everyone together. It feels like being on a wine tour with a bunch of friends. He is very professional and knowledgeable about the area as well as the wineries and wines. It was a great mix of wineries, very diverse and interesting yet unpretentious, a lot of fun and will please the palette of the most serious wine afficianadoes. We even had the chance to blend our own wine, a tasty mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, that we enjoyed for lunch, a picnic in a beautiful vinyard setting. We also visited an olive oil factory where we could sample the fantastic olive oil and other goodies as well as the beauty products. And the visit at the chocolate factory was sweet. Both a nice breake before we continued on to taste a little more wine. After a great day of wineries we stopped at a local brewery for a few more laughs and a refreshing selection of local Aussi beer. A perfect ending for a perfect day! By the look of the others they were as satisfied as I was. The dudes had done their job. Spending a day with them should be an expirience for anyone visiting the Margaret River area.

19 Feb 10 "Catchy Title, Better Tour!"
Posted by Schugbear from Airlie Beach, Australia 
As with most tours we have experienced, a guide can make or break the day. John, our guide, was knowledgeable, and engaged the group. It was a small and diverse group, we saw a good mix of vineyards, tasting some great wines. We also went to some local businesses including a chocolate factory, olive oil maker and brewery. It was a full day and great break from the beach.

17 Feb 10  "A way to taste what Margaret River has to offer"
Posted by Punkhead, from Grimshaw 
This was a great way to spend the day and see the area. I was in Dunsborough at the time where Wine for Dudes don't do pick-ups, but John sent a taxi to pick up us up and didn't charge us anything. He was very helpful in more ways than just wine, he knew the area, knew the companies really well and really enjoyed chatting with us. We even had a quick cricket match after lunch. The wineries were very welcoming and enjoyed telling us about their wines. The chocolate factory was a nice desert touch as well. Olive oil tasting and taking a look at the soap factory was something unique and was very enjoyable. Probably one of the most interesting things was mixing the wines and then testing them out. Sensational tour, great guide, heaps of fun and lots of samples! Must do when in Margaret River!


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