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Repeat guests Rod & Lee-Anne a special day!

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Testimonials
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“Focused on Satisfying the Five Senses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011
Have you ever stood alone on a street corner waiting for someone to take you on an adventure; someone who promised to tantalize your every sense? To experience the pleasure of some of the most beautiful Australian Valley terrain the eye has to see, vibrant colours of flowering trees, the bouquet smell of the finest wines made in Queensland; a taste of heaven. My wife and I met Peter in front of our hotel. We had just wished some friends a pleasant day when we turned and Peter called our names as if he was speaking to us as an old friend. The connection was so warm, so personable, and so right! 

Peter walked us to his car, an immaculately clean SUV and then we were off on an all day adventure. As we sped way, Peter prepared our senses by sharing a snippet of what we were about to experience. We drove to Tambourine Mountain Valley. The drive began as hilly landscape with outcrops of stunning panoramas and climaxed as mountainous rainforest that is forever etched in our memories.
We had booked a wine tasting tour, but the day became more of a history of the land, the people that made the land what it has become, and what the land has provided to the families that live and work the land; the fruit of the valley. My wife and I learned more about different wines, and wine making than we have ever known before. We sampled Queensland’s finest at five different wine tasting vineyards and cellars.
All the while as we rolled along the country roads, Peter shared his knowledge of the wine industry that has flourished right in his backyard, for Peter lives in the Valley he is showcasing. He told of families, years earlier building spectacular houses, planting vintage European vines creating the heritage that Queensland celebrates today. We gently swirled the wines of harvest of the last two years to cherish the wonderful smells of the wines as our senses became aroused to their taste on our tongue.
My wife saw Kangaroo crossing signs along the roadway. She wanted to see kangaroo in the wild. Peter made her dream come true! He knew exactly where to drive to fulfill her wish. Peter shared a day in his world with us and made himself a friend of ours for life. You can tour the same countryside with other tour guides but none as focused on satisfying the five senses of the body.
Lynn and John Martine
Bellville Texas, May 15, 2011

  • Visited May 2011
“A great day out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

Despite the freezing weather this was a fantastic way to spend a day. Went to a variety of places, and tried wines, etc that normally I wouldn't. Friendly atmosphere, value for money, and the lunch was great! Would make a really great gift. The pick up and drop service was awesome, no worrying about who has to drive. You're in good hands when you do this tour!

  • Visited June 2011
“Fantastic day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011 NEW

We had a wonderful experience with Cork "N Fork Winery Tours from the moment Judi picked us up at our Gold Coast hotel until she dropped us off again. Judi has a sixth sense when it comes to knowing what her clients want from the experience and she certainly delivers. Her knowledge and local insight of the area was enlightening, and on realising it was our first visit to the mountain she took the time to show us the sights and gave us tips on how to get the best from our time at Mt Tamborine. Judi showed us many attractions that we could otherwise have missed and because of this we will definitely go back to Mt Tamborine for a longer visit. All the wineries we visited were excellent and we certainly made some very enjoyable purchases of wine, olive oils and flavoured balsamic vinegars. Witches Falls and AU Wineries were among our favourites and I can't wait to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon at AU, enjoying some music , good wine and delicious cheese and bread platters. Meeting the winery owners was a bonus and made the experience more personal. Our lunch at Heritage Wineries, included in the cost of the tour, was astonishingly good, my husband said it was the best steak he ever had anywhere in his life. Again, we will definitely go back to Heritage Wineries, not only for the food and wine but also the views and the best roaring log fire you will ever see. We were lucky to enjoy a visit to the Distillery and samples some awesome, and very potent, liquors and vodka! Judi was also kind enough to take us to The Cheese Factory, where we bought some Red Leicester and Tamembert (Mt Tamborines own camembert cheese) that was to die for. Judi is an excellent host, very down to earth, friendly and welcoming. We wondered what we would find to chat about for a whole day but the conversation flowed as if we had known each other for years. This tour is definitely a must do for anyone visiting Brisbane, the Gold Coast or Mt Tamborine.

  • Visited May 2011
“A fantastic way to spend the day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011 NEW

A great tour is 50% attraction and 50% tour guide and we were lucky enough to have excellence in both. Pete was a wonderful tour guide with years of knowledge and interesting anecdotes to bring the tour alive - he is genuinely passionate about the area and the wine and clearly maintains good relationships with the wineries we visited. The wineries were all quite different but all beautiful with friendly staff. We sampled a WIDE variety of wines and had the opportunity to make purchases at each winery (although in no way pushed to buy!).

A very enjoyable tour - I'd recommend it to anyone - except a tee-totaller!!

  • Visited July 2011
Hi Peter

Just a quick note to thank you for a fantastic day yesterday - we are already looking for our next free weekend to book again!!

Thanks to our hosts at the cellar doors - it was great to hear stories and learn a little about the making of our favourite drink!

Thank you
Katie and Michelle

Name:
    Phil & Jan Guppy
  


September 30th 2012

Peter and Judy
Thank you both so much for a great day today, everyone had a great time
Cheers
Debbie

Katherine

Northern Territory






September 2012
Hiya Judy
 
So we are all packed up and ready for the trip home to Ireland! We have sent you some photos of our day out. We both wanted to just thank you very much for one of the best days of our holiday. We had a super day and thank you for touring us around. No more wolf blass and yellow tail for us now!! Ha we will be highly recommending this tour. Thanks again
 
Charlene and Gary Hunter xox
lovely Irish couple                     
Date
24 Mar 2010 Please write your enquiry
Hi Pete & Judi, thank you for a great tour we had on Wednesday 23rd March 2010. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the personal touch Pete gave us. We will be spreading the word! Keep in touch! Cheers Jan & Phil
28/3/2010
Dear Judi
Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend, last weekend.  I was so delighted when my husband, for a surprise, booked a winery tour for my 30th birthday with all the girls.  It was the best day and you were a fantastic host and bus driver.  Your knowledge and down-to-earth personality made the day very enjoyable.  All of the girls thought that it was great and some have recommended it to friends.  The wineries on your tour were great and they were a wonderful mixture - our visit to the schnapps disterillery was a great surprise and enjoyed by everyone.
The lunch was also beautiful - what more could a girl want.... great food, great wine, great friends, great family and a few great laughs.
I will have fond memories of my birthday and wish to thank you very much for that. I loved the tour and loved Mt. Tambourine.  You have a wonderful mountain and I will be revisiting it within the next 12mths with my husband and family.
Thanks again.
Kindest Regards
Tammy MacAndrews - happy customer! :-)

Wednesday 2nd Dec 2009

Hello Judi

I wanted to touch base and thank you for our successful group tour over the weekend. Already we have feedback from half the group and everyone has rated the tour as good to excellent, actually 70% said it was excellent and the other 30% said it was good. No one said it was average or below. Also, we had some individual comments i wanted to share with you.

  • Bus driver was great, all the wineries had wonderful staff and we were looked after very well. Very very hot day.  ...
  • Great bus driver.
  • loved this tour. Great driver and wineries. Lunch was wonderful.   
  • Very hot in the restaurant at lunch  
  • The lunch on this trip was outstanding. I will definetely be going back and also recommending this tour to others.

Thank you! What a brilliant way for a group to enjoy a day out together. I will be definitely including your tour again when we next have a holiday group on the Gold Coast.Kind regards

A Rendezvous for Singles

 

Questions/Comments
Just wanted to let you know, that back in 2001 I took a full day tour with my then boyfriend and mother. We are still raving about the tour to anyone who is asking us what is good to do. James and I were so taken with Albert River Winery that we celebrated our wedding there in June 2004.
It is lovely to see that the business is thriving and we look forward to joining you on a tour in the future ... when we can get a babysitter for our 2 young children: ages 2 and 4.
Best wishes
Claudine
20/02/2009
Hi Judi & Peter,
  Just thought I would send a photo from our wine tour that we went on Last Friday (20th February).
Rod and I had a great day and can't wait to do another tour with you.
We were on holidays for 10 days and out of all of those days the wine tour was the best. Peter is a great host.
 
Thankyou and can't wait to do it again.
 
>From Rod and Lee-Anne.
 
7/3/2009
Kim O wrote:  Hi Judi & Peter,
Thankyou again for making our day so memorable. I have never been on a winery tour before and I can assure you my first won't be my last.
You can expect to see us again with others in tow. My sister was so delighted and it's probably the first present I have given that she
was really blown away. I still can't believe I kept it a secret for so long.   Have a great Week, Kim :) 
 
 10/1/2009
Hello Peter
Mara here, we had a great day, not having to worry about driving, best hospitality and relaxed atmosphere, peter your personality and friendly nature are the best.
Especially enjoyed John's personality and dancing at Cedar Creek Winery! Thank you! Mara
 
 
13/12/2008
Hi Judi and Peter
I just wanted to let you both know that we had the best day! Judi's knowledge and her ability to choose wines that suit all of us is amazing. this is my second trip and I will be back again. We loved everything, great products and terrific service.
Thanks Leonie
 
Hi Judi

My family and I came on a winery tour with your husband Peter last Saturday (10th January 2009)
and I'd like to say thanks for providing us with such professional yet personal service.  We all had
the best time especially our darling Mum who doesn't get the opportunity to get out & about much.
  Not only was the tour informative it was also entertaining and most importantly, extremely relaxing. 
 We, as a family, now have fond memories of an enjoyable day spent together
(celebrating the old timer's (baby sister!) 40th birthday).
Once again thank you both.  My mission now is to work on my boss to ensure that he will choose
Cork n Fork as our next Christmas Party venue!  Shouldn't be too hard as he's a lover of wine ... &
luckily for me, a push over.
Hope to meet you both again later this year.

Regards

Mara Renwick
 
Toni wrote:
The winery tour with Peter was awesome.  It was the best day I've had in ages.
Peter was informative,entertaining and a fabulous host.  I *loved* the Cedar Creek Winery
& could have stayed there for the rest of my life - would the owners like an adopted daughter??! 
The meal was yummy and the staff were very professional and helpful too.  I will definitely
be recommending your tour to family and friends.Many thanks

Toni

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27/12/2008 

Shane wrote: We found cork n fork through the Cedar Creek winery Glow worm tours link/

we are so glad we did!My partner and i had a great time with the best part of no driving

so no worrying about the amount of alcohol consumed.Everything about the day was great.

Thanks. Shane and Jackie

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 Kate wrote: Judi and Peter
Hello to you both. Mum and I just wanted to say THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH for a wonderful day.
Mum has been talking about it ever since.  We truly enjoyed ourselves and everything about the day
was pleasureable.  (especially having a man to carry our shopping!!) We felt as though
we'd known you both for a long time as you were so easy to talk to and we truly enjoyed your company.
Also, the meal, service and atmosphere at Cedar Creek was sensational -
if you could please pass on our compliments to them.  I will be recommending your services                                                                                                                     to anyone who'll listen!
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Andrea and I really enjoyed the day and would certainly recommend Cork n Fork to anyone wanting                                                                                                         to visit our wine region. In addition to not having to drive, we felt we were given the VIP treatment by
any place we visited  (a testament to your good relations with the wineries) and Peter's background
information was certainly something we would not have had we self-drove. Many thanks again and
hope you and Peter have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Best regards,Keer
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Aloha from hawaii-
Hi Judi and Peter
We took your full day tour last year February and we will be back in Coolangatta February 11, 12, 13. 2008. 
This time another couple will be joining us, and hopefully we can drag the boys away from the surf.... 
checking availability for the listed dates.  Hopefully for 4 people and not just 2.
Attached the photos of our last trip- we enjoyed ourselves, even though the best waves at
snapper rock were on the day I booked the tour!  My boyfriend was still happy....

Francine
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Dear Peter and Judi 
Well here it is, the big thankyou to you for a fabulous time. What a special way to spend my birthday with family,
friends, good wine and company. We all had such a great day. Peter is so casual and friendly and the best part
was that we were never rushed. Sometimes on Wine Tours you can feel pressured to hurry and not enjoy
yourselves but not with CorknFork. You are obviuosly well respected and liked in your community and that is
something to be proud of. I would also hope that you could pass on our thanks to the lovely lady at Albert River
Winery who actually taught us about wine and gave me a Pug Dog postcard for my birthday. 
Cheers    Julie Boydston 
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Hi Judi
Just a quick (although belated) note to say many thanks for a memorable tour you gave Ken and myself of your
wonderful Mount Tamborine territory.We felt truly privileged to be your only guests for the day and to have you
exclusively to ourselves.We have not stopped talking about the tour and the delightful lunch we had at
Cedar Creek (hope I got that right !!). I'd kill for a copy of that pasta recipe!! Once again, many thanks for
the tour and also the wine glasses.  We will think of you each time we use them.
 Kind regards
Gay Papworth
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Hi Judi & Pete

Just wanted to thank you so very very very much for our wonderful weekend.  

The Food was great and the knowledge you has been given to us to help us appreciate

wine more was fantastic.  We had the best time and I am hoping to organise a couples weekend

in November for my birthday maybe just a day trip beer & wine.  Pete is fantastic and we apologise

if we were rowdy but we had an excellent time.  I will be sure to reccommend you to anyone that

asks as you really offer a fantastic fun outing.

Hope to see you both again soon.

Cheeers

Annette Hart

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 Hi Peter and Judy

Just a comment on your tour.  Colleages and I went on a tour with you about 18 months ago and

thought how excellent it was and what a great time we had, we still talk of it.Friends and I went on

a wine tour in the Yarra Valley, Vic. this weekend and of course compared it to your tour.  Not even close. 

As far as we were concerned there was just no comparison at all.  It was a bit of a lecture tour. 

The food was not near as good.  There was no souvenir to take home.  The driver had not a lot to say during the journey. 

We went to 4 wineries for a full day tour.So even though this is long overdue, thankyou for the excellent time we had.

I have recommended your tours to others and will continue to do so.

Regards Christine Mocker

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Hello Peter & Judi
 
I would just like to say thankyou again for our Wine Tour on the 21st Oct. The girls had such a great time and well worth the money. 
Peter you really did look after us, keep up the good work, I'm sure you got a laugh out of us.  Cheers for now.
The Ballina Girls.
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(testimonial--I'll be sure to attach a picture once I get them back! I just got back to New York the other day)
Hi Peter and Judi,
  I just want to let you know that I had so much fun on BOTH of the wine tours I did with Peter. 
The first time was so memorable, I had to bring my mother and sister back to experience it all over again with me. 
The tour wasn't just all about wine---it was about good food, good wine and also good company.  I especially enjoyed
all the little tid bits of information Peter would give us throughout the tour.  Not only did I become more aware of the
different types of Queensland wine, I also got a wonderful little picture of the wine community up there on Tamborine Mountain.
It was an unforgettable experience and I've recommend you guys to all of my fellow students at Bond.  I'm now back home
in New York City and you can be certain that if I ever hear of any city slickers going to visit the land down under,
I'll be sure to send them your way. Take care! 
Kristen Oliveri 

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