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From Pokolbin: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

1. From Pokolbin: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

Enjoy an award-winning tour from Pokolbin which travels into the Hunter Valley, one of Australia's best known wine regions. Sit down to a delicious local lunch with a drink. Immerse yourself in Hunter Valley wines. Be picked up from the convenience of your accommodation in Pokolbin. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned, and well-maintained vehicle. Take in the lush rolling hills of the Hunter Valley on your way to wineries, cellar doors, and vineyards.  Sample fine wines at 3-4 wine cellars. Savor local flavors at a tasting at in Hunter Distillery. Have a fresh lunch before visiting a cheese outlet. Indulge in something sweet at a handmade chocolate and fudge shop.  Let your local host delight you with commentary along the way. Sip on chilled water to keep you hydrated during the tour. Spot local wildlife like kangaroos as you travel. Return to your accommodation in Pokolbin at the end of the tour. 

Hunter Valley: Uncork the Hunter Full-Day Wine Tour

2. Hunter Valley: Uncork the Hunter Full-Day Wine Tour

Uncork unexpected and unique experiences on a tour of Australia's Hunter Valley. Your 7-hour tour includes multiple wine tastings, a cheese and wine masterclass, a mystery wine experience, chocolate and wine pairings, a generous lunch, a glass of wine, and a tour of a working brewery. Go off the beaten track with your small group and find great Hunter wines that exist beyond the shelves of a bottle shop. Don’t expect to go on the path well-traveled—it’s too busy there, and there’s no room for surprises.   Speaking of surprises, did the mystery wine experience catch your eye? Your tour includes a unique wine encounter that is not available to your average walk-in wine-taster. The mystery wine experience is designed to build your wine knowledge while getting you involved, having a few laughs, and teaching you what makes Hunter Valley wine unique.   Your best day ever wouldn’t be complete without the dream weavers: knowledgeable guides are a huge part of what makes your day unforgettable. They’re passionate locals who love their wine and the Hunter Valley. So, are you ready for the best day ever?

From Pokolbin: Picnic and Wine Tasting

3. From Pokolbin: Picnic and Wine Tasting

Experience the Audrey Wilkinson Cellar Door,  located in a prime position at the foothills of the Brokenback Mountain Ranges with spectacular views of the Hunter Valley. From the cellar door you will be guided to the on-site museum with plenty of history to see and learn. You will be guided by an experienced host through a wine Master-Class before enjoying a premium tasting of the showcase wines, which the winemakers consider to be classic varietals. Once you have completed your tasting and hopefully picked a favorite wine, you can collect your packed picnic lunch and a bottle of wine and head to one of the scenic spots on site.  Sit among the vines and enjoy the stunning views, pick a sunny spot on the lawn over looking the surrounding regions or set up at one of our undercover tables on the verandah. The experience truly is your own, enjoy it as a couple or with a group of friends.

Hunter Valley: Wine, Spirits, and Cheese Tour with Lunch

4. Hunter Valley: Wine, Spirits, and Cheese Tour with Lunch

Taste some of the finest wines produced in Australia on an amazing tasting tour of the Hunter Valley. Sample the best of the region's produce including cheeses, chocolates and other culinary treats. Quench your thirst with a local beer and sample distilled spirits and liqueurs. Travel in a small group with a great music playlist for a relaxed style and pace. Get inside knowledge about the boutique wineries and other producers of this extraordinary region. Take part in 3 fun and educational wine tastings to sample both red and white varietals with local gurus. Enjoy some free time to unwind over lunch with a glass of wine or more. Try organic vodka, schnapps, gin and liqueurs served in test tubes along the way. Choose from different flavors, such as mango, chocolate mint, or chili if you are feeling brave.

Hunter Valley: Brokenwood Behind-The-Scenes Wine Tour

5. Hunter Valley: Brokenwood Behind-The-Scenes Wine Tour

Enjoy an exclusive wine experience at Brokenwood as you take part in a guided tasting of food and wine pairings, join a behind-the-scenes winery tour of the estate, and taste pre-release wine straight from the barrel. Learn more about pairing wine with food as well as about wine-making and the history of Brokenwood Wines. After arriving at Brokenwood’s cellar door concierge, your journey will begin with an intimate tasting in our private tasting room. Your personal host will guide you through 6 premium Brokenwood wines (3 white and 3 red) as you enjoy 6 specially prepared canapés. You will have the chance to meet the chef of The Wood Restaurant as he takes you through each unique food match. Continue your experience with a behind the scenes tour of the winery where you will learn all aspects of winemaking and delve deep into the history of Brokenwood Wines. Your tour ends in the barrel hall with the opportunity to taste pre-release Brokenwood wine straight from the barrel.

Cheeses of the World Masterclass

6. Cheeses of the World Masterclass

Tour your taste buds around the globe with a mouth-watering hour spent tasting 9 world-famous cheeses and small goods, matched with 9 outstanding Hunter Valley wines and a whole lot of laughs with your fun guide. Learn how to select any cheese to match certain varieties of wine. Find out why a Hunter Valley Semillon can be a match made in heaven when served with one cheese but a disaster when matched with another. Cheese lovers have been raving about this experience for years - it is a great way to do a wine tasting with a difference and will become the highlight of your trip.

Pokolbin: Scenic Hunter Valley Helicopter Flight

7. Pokolbin: Scenic Hunter Valley Helicopter Flight

Beyond the Range is a flight for those that want to see more than the wine region. You will see wineries, vineyards, rolling green hills, Broken Back Range and Hunter Valley Gardens. Then you will go Beyond The Range, where you will see valleys with fresh water creeks running through them, Cedar Creek, valley views to the south looking towards Congewai, and views down towards the Wollombi Valley. So to get a great overview of the area, Beyond the Range is definitely a flight that will get you smiling. Highlights include: - Flying in a helicopter - Hunter Valley Gardens from the air - The beautiful Hunter vineyards  - The Broken Back range  - Views across the enormous Great Dividing Range and the Hunter Valley Accommodation pick-up also available, please contact one of our friendly staff. Additional charges may apply.

Hunter Valley: Brokenwood Wine Matching Experience

8. Hunter Valley: Brokenwood Wine Matching Experience

Arrive at Brokenwood’s stunning cellar door and be greeted by one of the friendly concierge staff who will take you to the Match Room. Enjoy a self-guided, seated wine and food flight with a selection of 6 Brokenwood wines matched with bite-sized seasonal canapés. There will be a knowledgeable staff member on hand to answer any questions you may have about the wine or the winery.

Hunter Valley: 1-Hour Cheese and Barrel Wine Tasting

9. Hunter Valley: 1-Hour Cheese and Barrel Wine Tasting

Located in the foothills of the Brokenback Mountain Ranges, the Audrey Wilkinson Cellar Door offers the perfect getaway for food and wine connoisseurs.   Guided by an in-house wine expert, your seated tasting experience will take place in our heritage listed museum space. Alongside sampling a range of premium wines, your host will deliver three generous tastings direct from the barrel where our fortified wines are maturing — an experience exclusive to this package. Wine will be delicately matched with cheeses, sourced from renowned local producers.

Hunter Valley and Broken Back Range Helicopter Flight

10. Hunter Valley and Broken Back Range Helicopter Flight

Board a helicopter for this flight over the Hunter Valley that is an extension of the original 10-minute tour. You’ll be taken farther along Broken Back Range over the stunning Mount View area. During your 15-minute sightseeing tour, you’ll be able to look to the west and the maze of vineyards in the prestigious Pokolbin wine region below. This is the perfect way to get a different perspective on the Hunter Valley and the surrounding mountains. You’ll also enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Cypress Lakes Golf Course and learn more about the region from the pilot’s commentary during the flight.

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What people are saying about Pokolbin

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 196 reviews

We had a fabulous experience in the Hunter Valley with the Uncork the Hunter Full Day tour. We received a warm greeting upon arrival and were provided with thoughtful and informative facts on the wines and pairings. The lunch was tasty also! We would definitely return and recommend this to others!

Great tour with perfect value for the fee! Small tour with knowledgeable guide. Went to boutique wineries which I really enjoyed. We got bread 1 on 1 service. Also had a great experience at a start up winery where they provided so much knowledge on the wine making process….it was awesome!

Chris O'Brien was our guid for the day and that made all the differnce. Chris has excellent Knowledge of the History of Pokolbin Wines and Vinyards and also has excellent wit and humour which made for a VERY enjoyable day. Def will be back if Chris is involved. THANK YOU

Good trip, friendly tour guide. Like the flexibility of this private day trip. Recommend!

I had the most amazing 20 minutes. It was really scenic and the weather was perfect.