Your day begins with hotel pickup in Sydney followed by a scenic journey to the Hunter Valley, which is located about two hours away from Sydney. Drive into the valley, nestled in the lee of the Great Dividing Range. 180 years young, this is one Australia's oldest and best known wine regions. It's a dynamic and fascinating area that brims with over 150- top class wineries, 65- indulgent restaurants as well as gourmet produce and boutique breweries.
Your first stop in the valley takes you to a 5-star boutique winery in the Mount View region for a wine tasting. Sip on a number of different wines all in your own private area before heading to Leogate Estate to sample their wine selections paired with a cheese tasting.
Leogate Estate is an opulent cellar door, the perfect place to enjoy that unique taste which only the Hunter Valley and their award winning wines can provide. All wines produced from the great vines of one of the most highly regarded vineyards in Australia. Here you will enjoy a selection of cheeses to accompany the wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the wine making process.
Take a break for an optional two-course lunch (if option selected) that includes a main course (choice of four dishes) paired with either red or white wine, followed by a dessert course served with wine.
You can choose from several activities for the afternoon. Sample more wines at another tasting room, or visit the Chocolate Shop for sampling. Your guide can also provide options for further tastings of local cheeses or a tasting paddle of small-batch beers (own expense).
Expect to enjoy a number of picturesque wineries and tasting rooms that have stunning views of the rolling hills and vineyards of Hunter Valley. Keep your camera handy for photo ops, and relax on the drive back to Sydney in the mid-afternoon after a full day of delicious tastings in gorgeous settings. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Sydney at approximately 5pm-5:30pm.