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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 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

Best 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 Hope Estate where you can sample their award-winning wines and hear about their history in the region.

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 McGuigan Wines to sample their wines. Established in the 1880's McGuigan Wines is now one of the most awarded wineries in the world having won 'worlds best best winemaker' three times.

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.

Itinerary

Hotel Pickups:

6.50am Crescent on Bayswater
8.00am Four Seasons (Harrington Street entrance)
8.05am Four Points Sheraton
7.50am Hilton Hotel (Pitt St entrance)
7.25am Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
7.55am Menzies Hotel
7.35am Novotel Darling Harbour
7.40am Parkroyal Darling Harbour
7.45am Rydges World Square (Pitt St entrance)
7.05am Sofitel Wentworth
7.15am Vibe Hotel Sydney
7.20am YHA Sydney Central

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent - well organized and most entertaining

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Jam packed day. Try the flight of beers that come in little shot glasses. Those were extra cost but worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

A long but wonderful day. The 3 vineyards/wineries we visited were all very different and the wine also very different despite the close proximity to each other. Learnt a lot on this trip not only about the Hunter Valley and its wines but also the wine industry in Australia.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Excellent. We had a wonderful driver/guide who even took us on a dirt road near a winery at dusk to see
kangaroos in the wild. Exciting since we saw 2 males boxing each other plus at least 100 hopping around.
Much better than in a sanctuary. The wineries offered some good wines and all in all it was a great all day trip. Wine lovers will enjoy this trip for sure.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Stephen was a great driver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Overall excellent experience. Tourguide Rhys was great!

Kevin Davis
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I had such a great time on this tour. It was absolutely wonderful and highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Fantastic Day out!!!! Driver was very knowledgable and personable throughout the trip. The vineyards were brilliant and exceeded our expectations.

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