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Terms & Conditions

Orange Wine Tours Terms & Conditions (OWT)

Payment Policy

# Full payment is required at time of booking for groups 4 or less except for full day tours.
# 50% deposit of total tour cost is required at time of booking for groups 6 or more
# 2% fee will apply for declined payments 

#Credit Cards – We accept Visa and Mastercard

Cancellation Policy - applies to

cancellation of part or whole tour,  no show or group reduction before or within tour date 
# more than 30 days will incur 25% administration fee on total tour cost
# 30 days 25% of total tour cost
# 7 days will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
# 48 hours will incur a 75% cancellation fee.
# 24 hours no refund.
# A gift voucher for the total tour cost can be requested.

Tasting Fee Policy

# A  pre-tasting fee can apply to booking fee for group bookings of 8 or more people. 
# Tasting fee $10/person for each cellar door visited.
# Tasting fees are refundable per person on purchase of wine at the cellar door.
# No minimum passenger numbers required to run tours except lunch and half day tours
# Fares, tour inclusions and all information on the website are correct at the time of publishing
# Gift vouchers can be purchased online with a 12 month validation from date of purchase with an option for extension.

Wine Purchases

  • OWT is responsible for transporting all wine purchases from cellar
  • Large quantities of wine can be shipped to customers home – please check with each cellar door or OWT shipping your purchases across Australia. (Rates vary)
  • Cellar doors offer some unique memberships also discounts for large group purchases.

Pickup & Drop

  • All pickups and drop offs within the Orange Council area are part of the tour package
  • Pick ups from outside Orange can be arranged for group bookings at an additional cost.
  • We do pick ups from surrounding small villages for an additional fee per tour starting from $40 please check with tour operator for exact costing.

Tour Times

  • All Tours operate between 9.30 and 5.00
  • Pickup times may vary depending on the type of tour and or location of accommodation.
  • Confirmation of pickup times will be sent the afternoon/evening prior to the tour by text message
  • View our tour times when checking availability on our booking page.
  • Additional time can be added for a group fee of $50 per hour
  • There is an allowance of 1 hr per cellar door with time allowed for travelling between cellar doors.

Orange Wine Tours Fleet

  • 4 vehicles – a twin cab max 3, Volkswagon Comfortline van 6, 2 mini buses max 12
  • Min tour no. 1 but min 2 for premier, lunch and half day tours for more detail check our tour choices
  • Once confirmed OWT never cancels

Cellar Doors

  • we conduct tours to any cellar door on the 5 wine trails of Orange Wine Region
  • designing of tours are based around selection of wine types
  • custom tours are developed based on selection of both OWT and the group organiser
  • Requests are encouraged so that we can try to create the best experience possible for our guests, however the only way to guarantee you go to the stops of your choice is to book a Custom/Private Tour.

'Hens or Bucks parties'

  • As a wine tour operator, we do not do these types of tour groups.
  • Most cellar doors do not do take tour groups of this type.
Eating or Drinking in Vehicles
  • Orange wine tours provides complimentary water and light snacks on the bus
  • It is against NSW law to consume alcohol on a bus or any vechicle used for wine tours 
  • Please check with OWT if you want to bring an esky as space is limited
  • No alcohol – beer, spirits or wine to be consumed on or near buses
  • Additional food can be brought on tour please check with OWT
  • Customers with allergies should inform OWT prior to the tour so arrangements with restaurants, cafes and cellar doors  are made to accommodate any dietary needs.
  • No wine purchases are to be consumed outside cellar doors or on any OWT vehicle

Conditions for replacement of lost Orange Wine Tours Gift Vouchers:
The voucher is still valid and has not yet been exchanged or used.

  1. Proof of purchase is provided; either an order number, purchaser's full name or purchaser's email address.
  2. Orange Wine Tours is able to correctly verify you as the original recipient.

Please note it is the voucher recipient's responsibility to obtain and provide Orange Wine Tours with all required verification details. Failure to do so will mean no replacement voucher can be issued.

Expiry & Extensions: Gift Vouchers
Gift Vouchers

Orange Wine Tours Gift Vouchers must be booked and taken within 12 months of purchase.

Gift Vouchers purchased on or after 18thOctober 2017 will remain valid for 36 months from the date of purchase subject to the following;

  1. If the Gift Voucher is not booked and taken within 12 months the amount paid for the voucher will be preserved for a further 24 months but the Orange Wine Tours will not be obliged to offer the tour nor to offer the tour at the same price.
  2. After 12 months, if the price of the experience has increased, an additional amount will need to be paid at the time of booking.
  3. After 12 months, if the gift voucher is no longer available a credit will be provided for the amount paid for the voucher.
  4. If you have a gift voucher purchased before 18/10/2017:
  5. All gift vouchers must be used within the validity period. For gift vouchers, this includes booking and taking your tour.

Expired Gift Voucher

Once a Gift Voucher has expired Orange Wine Tours is under no obligation to offer an extension; however, in exceptional circumstances, we assess such requests on a case-by-case basis and apply the following guidelines;

  • If your gift voucher hasn't expired, we can extend the value of your voucher for an additional 3 months for an administration fee of $10.
  • If your gift voucher has been expired for 90 days or less we can extend the value of your voucher for an additional 3 months for an administration fee of $10.

Please note: if the gift voucher has increased in price after 12 months, you will be required to pay the additional amount at point of extension.

If your gift voucher has been expired for greater than 90 days the voucher cannot be extended under any circumstances. Expired vouchers are non-refundable in whole or in part. After a voucher has expired, it is no longer valid, and all transaction attempts will be declined. Any unused value at the date of expiry will become the property of Orange Wine Tours. As new owner since the 6th Feb 2019 we will only validate vouchers that were included in the sale of the business. Gift vouchers purchased through a third party will  NOT be validated as these were not included in the sale nor were we party to any agreement with a third party ( eg Best Gift or Red Ballon vouchers). This remains the responsibility of the previous owner name and contatc details can be provided upon request.

Other Tour Types
  • Our specialty is wine tours we do what we are passionate about and try to be the best at it.
  • Our tour packages are great for most people,
  • If you are interested in a broader tour consider a custom tour where we will be happy to put together a brewery, farm and wine combination tour.