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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Leave the bustle of Sydney and spend a relaxing day in the beautiful Hunter Valley on a guided wine-tasting tour in Australia’s oldest wine producing region. Enjoy a delicious lunch paired with wine, take a private tour of a vineyard, and savor tastings at several wineries. Learn about the the wine making process from your experienced guide and have the option to sample locally crafted beers. Wrap up your day with a visit to the elaborately landscaped gardens and boutique village at Hunter Valley Gardens.

Highlights

  • Full-day guided wine tour to Hunter Valley, from Sydney
  • Visit wineries including Drayton's Family Wines, Lindeman's, Hunter Valley Resort, and McGuigan Wines
  • Sample a variety of wines during three wine tastings
  • Enjoy a lunch paired with selected wines
  • Get the inside scoop about the valley and its wineries from your experienced and friendly guide
  • Stroll through gorgeous gardens or check out the boutique village at Hunter Valley Gardens
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected Sydney hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Great for wine lovers! It's a relaxing and scenic excursion from Sydney that allows you to taste some of Australia's finest wines. The fabulous guide really enhances the experience.

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What You Can Expect

Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Day Tour from Sydney

Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Day Tour from Sydney

You’ll leave Sydney in the morning and travel about two hours to the Hunter Valley, getting magnificent views of the Hawkesbury River as you approach the valley. Keep an eye out for the remains of a convict-built road that winds into the hills.

With a reputation for fine wine and other edible delights, the Hunter Valley is a wine and food lovers dream, and your knowledgable guide will show you the best spots. Your first stop will be Drayton's Family Wines, a pioneering winery that was founded more than 150 years ago and is still family-owned and operated. Sample their award-winning wines and hear about their history in the region.

Next, enjoy a private wine tasting experience at world-renowned Lindeman’s, another veteran wine producer in Hunter Valley. After sampling several of their blends, you’ll be ready for lunch!

Head to Hunter Valley Resort for a delicious lunch with a selection of lamb, chicken, salmon or vegetarian dishes specially paired with wines to compliment the meal. The resort sits among 40-year old shiraz vineyards on 70 secluded acres in the heart of Hunter Valley. Enjoy the ambiance as you sip wine and take in the surroundings.

After lunch, visit Bluetongue Brewery where the brewery has been crafting Bluetongue Beer since 2001. You’ll have the option to sample a flight of several beers (own expense) before heading to McGuigan Wines to sample their wines.

Wrap up your day in Hunter Valley with a stop at Hunter Valley Gardens. Walk through some of the magnificently landscaped gardens, tantalize your taste-buds with artisan chocolates, or enjoy a coffee at one of the many cafes (own expense). You can even sample wine, beer or liquors at The Garden Cellars (own expense). After a full day, relax on the ride back to your Sydney hotel.

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Itinerary

Hotel Pickups:
7.45am Aspire Hotel
7.20am Bayview Boulevard Hotel
7.15am Cambridge Inn
7.15am Crescent on Bayswater
6.35am Crowne Plaza Coogee (No Drop-off)
7.10am De'Vere Hotel
7.40am Four Points Sheraton
7.25am Four Seasons
7.10am Grace Hotel
7.35am Hilton Hotel (Pitt St entrance)
6.40am Holiday Inn Airport Hotel (At bus stop)
7.45am Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
7.00am Ibis King Street Wharf
7.15am Intercontinental ( Macquarie St entrance)
7.00am Langham Hotel
7.05am Menzies Hotel
7.35am Mecure Sydney (Hotel driveway entrance)
7.20am Metro Sydney Central (Pitt st)
7.50am Novotel Darling Harbour
7.40am Novotel Sydney Central
7.35am Old Sydney Holiday Inn
7.45am Parkroyal Darling Harbour
7.40am Park Hyatt
7.30am Park Regis
7.25am Pullman Hyde Park
7.20am Raddisson Blu
7.40am Rendezvous Studio Hotel (Quay St entrance)
7.25am Rydges World Square (Pitt st entrance)
7.20am Rydges Surry Hills
7.30am Shangri-la Hotel
7.35am Sheraton on the Park (Castlereagh st)
7.10am Sofitel Wentworth
7.50am Star City Coach Terminal
6.50am Pacific Bondi
7.40am Swissotel (meet at porters deck)
7.25am Sydney Harbour YHA
7.15am Vibe Hotel Sydney
7.10am Westin Sydney (Pitt st entrance)
7.25am YHA Sydney Central

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Fabulous tour guides, wealth of knowledge. Beautiful wines and experience overall. Must absolutely do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

The driver was great. My husband had an injury not tour related and he was great he called the hotel and made sure we got back to our room safely. he is a great asset to your company. We give him 5 stars. .

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