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Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Private Tour

All Weather Tour

1+ People

10 Hour Duration

From:  AUD$149 (15+ people)

 

 

Highlights

  • Private Sydney tour – just your group on the tour, no one else!
  • Private Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Sydney
  • Visit 3 boutique wineries
  • Taste up to 10 different wine tastings at each winery
  • Cheese and Chocolate tasting
  • Flexible Itinerary
  • Cafe Lunch
  • Wine tasting fees included!

HUNTER VALLEY PRIVATE TOUR

Your wine tour starts at 7.45 at your city hotel before heading north to explore Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley, on your very own Hunter Valley private wine tour from Sydney.

Travel over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, locally know as the “Coat Hanger” as you escape the confines of the city.  Relax and soak up the views as you pass through the stunning scenery of the Hawkesbury region.  From sheer sandstone cliff walls to delightful waterside towns, there is a visual feast at every stage of your journey.  Take in the tranquil water views as you cross over the Hawkesbury River Bridge and pass by the town of Brooklyn.  This region is famous for its Sydney Rock Oysters.

We make a whistle-stop morning tea break along the way, for that essential caffeine and cake break to get you wide eyed and bushy tailed! Before you know it, you’ve arrived in the beautiful green vineyards and lush surrounds of Australia’s premium wine making region, the Hunter Valley.

WINE TASTING

We arrive at your first boutique winery around 10.30 am. The winery staff will dazzle you with the finer points of the art of wine appreciation. You will learn how to look, smell, sip and identify the amazing tastes and differences of each wine and grape style.

All of the small, exclusive wineries you visit grow their own grapes, so the wines you try are produced on site. Many of the wines you will sample are medal-award winners, and the vignerons (winery owners) are naturally proud to show off their bespoke products

Visit your second stunning winery and sample up to 10 different wines. The Hunter Valley is famous for its Shiraz and Semillon grape varieties, so you will be sure to sample these two specialties. Between the sipping and spitting, make sure to keep an eye on the vineyards for the odd wild kangaroo.  They are well known for relaxing in the heat of the day among the vines.

CHEESE TASTING

As all wine connoisseurs know, if there is one thing that complements wine to perfection, it must be fromage! The Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop is a famous local institution packed to the brim with cheeses of every variety, as well as a wide selection of gourmet delights. You will try a selection of locally made cheeses and learn the finer points of cheese from a dedicated cheese expert. (Own expense)

CAFE LUNCH

Choose from a selection of classic café dishes as you settle in for a lunch. Perhaps enjoy a bottle of that special wine that you’ve just bought direct from the Wine Cellar Door while you enjoy your meal.  Take a stroll around the delightful Hunter Valley Village and taste the locally made chocolates at the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company.

BOUTIQUE WINERIES

After lunch it is time to visit the third winery of the day. Each of the charming boutique wineries you visit are very different and specially chosen to give you an intimate experience, away from the larger commercial wineries. Take the chance to wander among the vines, so that you can be sure to get that perfect country photo!

Optional Extras

Fine Dining Lunch

For the true bon vivant, let us spoil you with a gourmet lunch at one of the beautiful restaurants in the region. The ultimate in Australian fine cuisine, enjoy the superb 2 course meal with an accompanying glass of local red or white wine. With a modern Australian menu, showcasing local produce, there is something wonderful to tempt your taste buds. Relax and enjoy the picturesque views over the vineyards for the ultimate Hunter Valley dining experience.

AUD$40 per person

Walkabout Wildlife Park - get up close and personal with Australia's unique animals

Choose this option instead of a morning winery:

Meet a koala and pet a Kangaroo as you wander the authentic bush setting at Walkabout Wildlife Park on the way to the Hunter Valley. Take a photo with Happy Feet the emu, plus visit their other Aussie animal friends – dingoes, wombats, Tassie Devils, tiger quolls and lots more.

AUD$28 per person

Hunter Valley Gardens

Choose this option instead of your afternoon winery:

Take a relaxed stroll through the spectacular Hunter Valley Gardens. With over 8 km of walking paths and 10 feature gardens, this leafy oasis will surprise and amaze you! Enjoy the Sunken Garden, Storybook Garden and the Indian Mosaic Garden, to name just a few.

AUD$30 per person

RETURN TO SYDNEY

Sit back and relax on your journey back to Sydney. Your guide will have you back at your hotel before 6pm.

Includes

• Wine Tasting fees
• Cafe Lunch
• Cheese and Chocolate Tasting (Own expense)
• Professional Guide
• Expert Commentary
• Hotel pick up and drop off
• Flexible itinerary
• Bottled water

Excludes

• Tips

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