Wineries are always looking for new ways to attract cellar door customers and one camper van company has come up with a new deal that allows guests to enjoy exclusive gourmet experiences and park their motorhomes among the vines.
Maui Motorhomes recently launched its Winery Havens experience with both big-name and boutique wineries in South Australia and Victoria on board.
Maui’s Winery Havens camper experience allows guests to sample regional wines whilst tasting local produce at premier wineries like Hahndorf Hill in the Adelaide Hills, Lake Breeze in Langhorne Creek, Rymill Coonawarra, Caudo Vineyard in the Riverland and Seppeltsfield in the Barossa, which has a legacy dating back to 1851.
During the Winery Havensexperience, travellers spend their days enjoying the region’s wines, enjoying intimate cellar door experiences, meeting winemakers and sampling the local gourmets cheeses and meats.
At nights, guests are invited to park among the vines and whip up a feast in their very own roving kitchen before retiring for the evening in their motorhome bed. You can't get a more authentic vineyard experience.
Caudo Vineyard, which is on the banks of the Murray River, offers a tranquil setting for relaxed evenings in the vines.
“Winter in the Riverland is a truly unique and magical experience,” says Zac Caudo, owner of Caudo Vineyard. “The Murray offers beautiful misty mornings, teeming with local wildlife and amazing scenery, and one of the best places to experience this is on the bank of the Murray at our cellar door.”
In Victoria, wineries involved include Feathertop, Brown Brothers, Cofield, Dal Zotto and St Leonards.
Payment of a nightly supplement includes a gourmet hamper for two, a bottle of wine courtesy of the host vineyard and access to the winery's vintners (availability dependent).