For the Love of Grape began for one main reason I LOVE WINE! I started operating in 2008 in the Bellarine Region and back then it was a relatively small wine region so I could not help but fall in love with wineries in the area. Not only were they providing amazing cool climate wines but the people were passionate about their wine and the scenery was just breath taking, so I wanted to help showcase this wonderful region to all of you!
I have since extended our services to many other regions including Echuca/Moama, Yarra Valley, Warburton and Mornington Peninsula. The reason for this is because our customers asked us to!
Some 7 years later the business has expanded to now having 3 main offices & organisational staff, all who have spent time in the various wine regions we like to explore. Myself (Karen) who spends much of my time in the Bellarine Region, Ann who has spent many years in the Echuca/ Moama region and Leah who resides in the Yarra Valley region with family ties to the Mornington Peninsula Region.
What is important to note is that we are not a bus company that has decided to include wine tours! We are a professional wine tour company that offers a high quality service to suit the needs of each of our customer requirements. All of our friendly hosts have been chosen for their extensive knowledge of the regions they tour, their customer service and their ability to make our guests comfortable. Many are locals and happily provide some local knowledge to those who are curious.
Leveraging my extensive corporate and program management background, For the Love of Grape (or FLOG as affectionately known to my staff) is built on principles of providing excellent service. A company that can be trusted… when we say we will call you back, we do!
So…. we may not be as cheap as our competitors but we are regarded as one of the best in the business and how do we know this, because our customers keep coming back!!!
We hope you join us soon on one of our wine tours and remember we love hearing from you so please ensure you keep in touch.
Director/ Owner/ Chief Wine Taster
Please note it is important for all FLOG staff to quality test the wine and service at each of the wineries so we do frequent many wineries for team meetings, Xmas functions, or for any other reason!!! (It’s a tuff job but someone has to do it!!)