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From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

4.8 / 5

42 reviews

From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

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From US$ 155.68 per person

Explore the stunning Hunter Valley wine region tasting some of Australia’s best wine, food, cheese, chocolate, beer, and distilled spirits. Enjoy a small group, great music, and a relaxed atmosphere.

About this activity

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Please wait on the sidewalk for the bus. Your driver will look for you and will have your name. Meet at 7:25 AM at Central, 812 George Street (outside St Laurence Church).
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Sample a selection of local white and red varietals guided by local experts at local and boutique Hunter Valley Wineries
  • Mix it up with an organic vodka, schnapps, gin and liqueur tasting at the Hunter Distillery
  • Enjoy a one course restaurant lunch with a glass of wine, beer or cider
  • Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes wine production tour
  • Enjoy wine, cheese, and chocolate paired tastings
Full description

Can you picture yourself exploring the stunning Hunter Valley wine region, tasting some of Australia’s best wine, food, cheese, chocolate, beer, and distilled spirits? Small groups, a great music playlist, a relaxed style, and inside knowledge make this experience feel like you are with a group of friends heading out for a fun day. Participate in three relaxed, educational wine tastings of reds and whites with local gurus and enjoy some free time to unwind over lunch with a glass of wine. Learn about the process of winemaking and see it firsthand on an exclusive behind-the-scenes wine production tour. Sample delicious cheeses and chocolate throughout the day and visit the Hunter Distillery, where organic vodka, schnapps, gin, and liqueur tastings are served in test tubes. Try the mango, choc mint, or chili (if you’re brave enough), plus lots more. See why this stop has become a highlight of the tour for some.

Includes
  • 3 locally owned wineries
  • Behind-the-scenes wine production tour
  • Wine tasting
  • Local cheese
  • Premium chocolate
  • 1-course lunch option
  • Complimentary glass of wine, beer, or soft drink
  • Transport in a luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle
  • Tour guide
  • Souvenirs
  • Extra food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Departs from St Laurence Church, 812 George St, Haymarket.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Bring comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, a camera, and a jacket in cooler months.
  • Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • You will return to Sydney at approximately 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM.
  • Pick up from Sydney Central Station @ 7:15am
  • Pick up from Sydney Town Hall @ 7:30am
  • Pick up from Circular Quay @ 7:45am
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The wineries were great and well presented, but the Gin/Vodka distillery was so-so. The distillery experience felt in a lower class compared to the two wineries. The test tubes used in the distillery were awkward and the atmosphere and set-up could have been cleaner... the experience was odd as the spirits were distributed using plastic squeezy bottles with a tube attached to squirt alcohol into the test tubes, not exactly a great way to sell or experience the gin or vodka from the distillery. I would not recommend this distillery.

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April 23, 2022

It was a memorable tour, thanks!

I was worried because it was my first time to participate, but in the end it was all right. Not to mention wine tasting, it was also a good memory to have the opportunity to interact with people who came from various countries to the sightseeing through the tour. The bus driver was to be the guide and coordinator, but he was a very nice and nice guy. The winery combination was appropriate and the guides were all kind. I hate being a little rushing overall, but it was acceptable. If you can afford a day, this is one of the tours I would definitely recommend. that's all

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February 19, 2019

Loved this tour! Our tour guide Billy was fantastic. So informative & knew so much about Australia as a whole, including so much knowledge about the various wineries & distilleries. I would highly recommend this. Also, the good at lunch was delicious! Prices of the wines to purchase is not bad either.

January 27, 2019

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