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Tour code: 2230S14
Explore the oldest wine-producing region in Australia — the Hunter Valley — on a full-day tour from Sydney. Expect an insider’s peek at a vineyard and wine tastings at several wineries, plus you’ll hear informative commentary from your guide about Hunter Valley’s wines and winemakers. You can even choose to sample some handcrafted local beers. You’ll also enjoy a chef-prepared lunch that includes scrumptious dishes served with select wines. Top off your Hunter Valley wine-tasting tour with a stop at Hunter Valley Gardens before returning to Sydney.

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

Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Day Tour from Sydney

Wine Tasting

After morning pickup in Sydney, travel by air-conditioned coach for about two hours to reach the Hunter Valley, passing by the Hawkesbury River and an old convict-built road as your coach climbs into the hills.

The Hunter Valley has earned a reputation for great wine and food, making it a popular day tour from Sydney. With a knowledgable guide, you’ll make the most of your time and visit some of the best establishments in the valley.

During your tour, expect to stop at wineries such as Hope Estate and McGuigan Wines, in addition to enjoying a lunch feast at Hunter Valley Resort. The family-owned Hope Estate winery produces excellent shiraz, semillon, chardonnay and verdelho wines. Established in the 1880's McGuigan Wines rates as an old-timer. It has also been named as the 'world’s best best winemaker' at least three times.

The Hunter Valley Resort extends across 70 secluded acres in the heart of Hunter Valley. View shiraz vineyards that have flourished there for decades as you dine on your choice of a fish, chicken, lamb or vegetarian lunch paired with wines that enhance your meal.

Learn about wine-making during a private tour of a vineyard, perhaps taste a flight of locally brewed beers and keep an eye out for wild kangaroos that your guide may be able to point out to your group.

Before returning to Sydney, stop at Hunter Valley Gardens for a leisurely stroll through their landscaped gardens. You can also peek at their gift shop, step into The Garden Cellars to taste additional wine, beer and liquor (own expense) or opt for coffee at one of the cafes if you have had enough wine for the day.

Itinerary

Hotel Pickups:
6:50am Crescent on Bayswater
8:00am Four Seasons (Harrington Street entrance)
8:00am Four Points Sheraton
7:50am Hilton Hotel (Pitt St entrance)
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

Robert D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent trip to the Hunter Valley. Our coach driver was very informative and very amusing. A thoroughly enjoyable day with an excellent selection of wines to taste and a more than ample lunch included,

Claude I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Not only did we taste great wines at three wineries and have a delicious lunch at the Hunter Valley Resort, we got to see kangaroos on the loose at Hope Estates winery. Beautiful area and good wines.

Frank

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was a very enjoyable tour through AATKings. After picking us up from our hotel we did a short tour of Sydney before heading out to Hunter Valley. The bus driver Tom was very informative as we made our way up to the wineries. He made the trip very entertaining with his comments and his wit. The first winery Hope gave us a tour of the operations as we tasted several wines. They also had a brewery with several kinds of beer to sample for a price. Interestingly, there was a stage on their property used for concerts with acts such as Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones performing in the past. Kangaroos could be seen hoping on the property.
We had a very delicious lunch at the second winery where a couple of glasses of wine were served during lunch. Again, there was a brewery at this location and various kinds of beer could be purchased.
The third winery McGuigan gave us a sample of six to eight types of wine. The presentation was terrific and the wines were very good.
I would recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys a good time and a relaxing day visiting several wineries.

elizabethsharer

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

THIS was TRULY a HIGHLIGHT of our touring!! Plenty of time to see some sights, have a GREAT TASTING and return to our ship on time was PERFECT! DO IT!!!

Margaret G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great trip. Excellent tour guide/driver, John S.

Martha K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent trip - tour company was fabulous.

Richard T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great guide, lovely wines, great scenery.

Diane F United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was excellent except for the mix-up in our pick-up . The driver had a different time than we had in our voucher and we missed the bus and had to take a cab to eventually meet him. Also during the wine tasting which was done very well, we would have liked to have some crackers and/or cheese to go along with the wine. You are tasting several different wines during the trip and the addition of some crackers/bread and or cheese would be appreciated.

Cruiser Craig

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

What an enjoyable day tour from Sydney to a beautiful valley with an informative guide/driver, a tour of Hope Winery with ample wine tasting, a delicious lunch with rather mediocre wine pairings, a visit to McGuigans Winery with AMPLE tasting, some mediocre, some very good. Excellent opportunity to taste, rate, and learn about Australian wines. The stop at the end of the day at the boutique village of Hunter Valley Gardens with its overpriced souvenirs was thankfully short. We enjoyed briefly walking around but that stop could have been skipped. Nevertheless highly recommended tour!

Melanie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The trip started with our lovely driver John, who was a great touring guide and new lots of stuff.
The food was great, really big lunch.
The wine tasting itself was interesting too because after more then 10 different wine, I knew what I like and what I didn't like.

I would say, if you want to see Hunter Valley, please don't be shy and book this tour.

Thank you John

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