In South Australia, we are blessed with some of Australia’s best wineries right in our backyard. Now there’s an app in SA that’s here to organise your entire tour so you can sit back and enjoy the wine.
The Vined App launched earlier this year and has taken off unsurprisingly. Peaking our curiosity, we decided to try it and honestly, we’re never doing it any other way now.
Let us simply step you through the process. We say simply because it is just that; simple to use and organise.
Firstly download the app, then choose your wine region (you can choose from Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek), your date, and time. Next, you add your wineries (or breweries or distilleries) and add your friends.
The app splits the bill in-app so you don’t have to stress about people transferring you money…or ‘forgetting’ to. Then Vined organises your driver and your tastings at each winery.
Yep, that’s it.
No longer do you have to wait for a special occasion to head to the wineries. Now it can be a random Tuesday for no reason other than wanting to try the best wines in Australia.
We were so surprised by the easiness of it all and how perfect the day went. You have your own personal driver so you’re driven to the wineries, can spend as much time as you want at each one and head off when you’re ready. There’s no rush and no stress as everything is already paid for.
We were lucky enough to have the Founder of Vined, Rogelio Galdamez as our driver, and got all the deets of how the app came to be. He also let us control the AUX so that was a bonus.
Rogelio explained that he thought of the idea as he was trying to solve his own problem. Often appointed as the winery tour organiser, he was lumped with the responsibility of booking a car service, booking winery tastings, and getting everyone to pay up.
Since the app has grown in popularity, they now have 12 drivers with a fleet of cars, people movers and buses. So you can have as many or as small of a party as you want.