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Small-Group Hunter Valley Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour from Sydney

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Sydney, Australia
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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Sample lots of great wine, cheese and other gourmet treats on a full-day tour to the Hunter Valley. Known for its great growing climate and fine wines, the Hunter Valley also boasts fantastic food producers who make the most of the fresh local ingredients. Your guide takes your small group to boutique wineries and cheese producers to sample the goods. Learn more about the winemakers and foodies who have given the Hunter Valley a reputation for excellence. Its worth the trip from Sydney!
  • Taste 20 different varieties of wine and sample cheese from a local cheese shop
  • Meet local wine lovers to discuss what makes the region and it's wines so unique
  • Wines available for purchase by the bottle directly from the cellar door
  • Cafe lunch with hot and cold options available
Meet your small-group tour in central Sydney then get comfortable on your air-conditioned coach for the two-hour scenic drive to the Hunter Valley. Your guide points out the sights and explains their history as you travel through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and over the Hawkesbury River.

When you arrive in the valley, your guide takes you to some of the favorite small producers in the region. Go wine tasting at celebrated wineries such as Iron Gate Estate, Tempus Two Wines and McGuigan Wines.

During your visit, you’ll taste as many as 20 different wines, including the Hunter Valley’s famous semillon and shiraz varieties. If you’d like to bring some home, you can purchase bottles from the wineries.

In addition to the wine, food has become a star of the Hunter Valley. Your tour includes a stop at an artisan cheese shop to sample a variety of delicious cheeses. For lunch, a delicious cafe lunch is included with hot and cold options available. 

Return to Sydney in the evening after a wonderful day in the Hunter Valley.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge as you leave the city behind and head north to Australia's oldest wine making region.
Stop At:  
Hunter Valley
Enjoy a selection of wines from local Hunter Valley cellar doors. We typically visit three wineries, giving us the time and space to enjoy each glass without being rushed.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Ku-Ring-Gai Chase
Enjoy the scenery as we travel through the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase
Pass By:  
Hawkesbury River
Cross over the Hawkesbery River and the Mooney Mooney Bridge

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Excellent Tour in Hunter Valley
SantanuC78
, Dec 2019
We started from CBD. The driver cum guide was awesome. We loved his commentary. He shared all the information in advance before we reach the Wineries. It was a quite comfortable tour. We covered 3 Wineries and 1 Cheese & Chocolate testing area. Lunch was awesome. Before leaving the Hunter Valley, our guide surprisingly brought us to the Kangaroo lookout place. Highly recommend this tour.
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A Great Day
hbrewster3
, Nov 2019
Jason was terrific. Just the right combination of wine related information to make the experience meaningful and a dry wit to make the conversation fun.
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wine tasting
dpollard1950
, Nov 2019
We really enjoyed the tour and bating Jim. It was excellent. All three wineries were really good. We bought 4 bottles of wine and cheese. Thank you Jim for a really good time from two Tennessee hicks.
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wine and "cheese"
kvanwyngaarden
, Nov 2019
The wine component of the trip was great; however, the tour guide knew little about wine and was candid about his lack of knowledge. The cheese tasting was hardly a cheese tasting. We went to a shop where we were told to not have too many people in the group go in at the same time. It was cheese that any person could trial, similar to going to a whole foods and trying cheese before you buy it. This is how it was for the chocolate tasting, too. The lunch was good and the other tourists were great.
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Awesome!
Cathy H
, Nov 2019
Had time in Sydney to finally take a wine tour in Hunter Valley! We live close to the Napa Valley and wanted an opportunity to try some Australian Wines. It was a great tour! Booked online. Very concise instructions on where to meet and the bus arrived on time. Knowledgeable guide. 3 wineries on the tour and we were very pleased with the with all of them. Great wines with super nice people at the wineries. I highly recommend this perfect day!
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Awesome Wine Tour
JCHorvath
, Nov 2019
My husband and I had a great day with Peter. He was right on time to pick up and even dropped us back off near our hotel. He gave lots of great recommendations on the drive up and picked out three wonderful wineries to explore. He even found a few Kangaroos for us to photograph :)
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Hunter Valley
Safari66420978027
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide Scott was very well informed and related a lot of great information about Sydney and Australia in general. I enjoyed hearing his stories of wildlife experiences. We highly recommend this tour.
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Was unable to attend
Explore11826353313
, Apr 2019
I sadly became unwell during my trip to Sydney and called up to cancel the trip but unfortunately wan't able to. They offered me a new date but as I was only in Sydney for 4 days I couldn't take them up on this.
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Great driver, sub-par wineries and overall experience
Vacationer600655
, Apr 2019
First, let me say our driver and guide was really cool. The problem started with the fact he is not a wine drinker. That started off the tour on the wrong foot because he doesn't have the nos for wines. The other issue is that the wineries, with the exception of the last one, lacked that stunning view of Hunter Valley. The second winery was just an industrial wine making facility. As a tourists, you are expecting these post card views of wine country coupled with amazing wines paired with wonderful food and chocolates. This tour lacked that. Lunch was basic burger and fries, or some other Australian fare. I was expecting someone like I experienced in Italy: commanding views of the hillside, a 3 course meal paired with wines and a tour of the actual winery. This tour is just average.
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Winetasting trip
NorthStar47822657612
, Jan 2019
This was memorable trip to an outstanding wine making region of Australia. Our driver/guide was helpful, informative and entertaining. Altogether a very good day

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