Hunter Valley

Tastes of the Hunter Half Day Tour

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Hunter Valley Food and Wine 4 5 Hour Tasting Experience Including Wines and Chefs Tasting Plate
  • 3 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Experience the art of food and drink pairings in the scenic Hunter Region without having to worry about who is driving on this food and drink tour with a designated driver. Indulge in a range of all-inclusive tasting experiences that celebrate regional produce, premium Hunter Valley wines, local spirits, and artisan chocolates.
  • Match wines with food: cheese, chocolate, and seasonal local produce
  • Savor guided wine tastings at different venues
  • Relax with 2-way door-to-door transfers from key Hunter Valley locations
  • Premium spirit tasting at a local distillery

What's Included

  • Designated driver/guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Spirits Tasting
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Cheese Tasting
  • Chocolate Tasting
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Complimentary storage & cooler box for any purchases
  • Additional bottles of wine or produce from cellar door tasting

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Pick-up from all Hotels and Accommodation located in Lovedale, Nulkaba, Cessnock, Rothbury and Pokolbin locations (only) commence at 9:15am for a 10:00am start (morning tour) OR 2:15pm for a 3:00pm start (afternoon tour). Provide your accommodation name/full address when booking. Your pick-up time will be advised the day prior (by 6:30pm) via text. Please note: we do not travel to Sydney or Newcastle.

What To Expect

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Operated by iHop Hunter Valley

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Cynthia_P
Our tour guide, Felicity was the best. Felicity was funny and professional, proactive and flexible, informative and helpful. The distillery was delicious as was Blueberry Hill and Hunter Lab Wineries. We had cheese and chocolate pairing with our wines, what could be better? Felicity picked us up at the places where we were staying which made the whole afternoon relaxing and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour!

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Worry free enjoyable wine, cheese and chocolate tasting.
Cynthia_P, Mar 2024
Our tour guide, Felicity was the best. Felicity was funny and professional, proactive and flexible, informative and helpful. The distillery was delicious as was Blueberry Hill and Hunter Lab Wineries. We had cheese and chocolate pairing with our wines, what could be better? Felicity picked us up at the places where we were staying which made the whole afternoon relaxing and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you so much for your lovely review and for choosing us to look after you! Felicity is an amazing driver and guide and we feel very fortunate to have her as a part of Team iHop! We hope to see you back again!
Great tour for a morning or afternoon.
Melanie_S, Mar 2024
My family and I had a great time on this tour. Graham was super helpful and the places we went were friendly and enjoyable. It was a lovely afternoon.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your review, we are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your tour. It was our pleasure looking after you all.
spirits, wine, beer, cheese and chocolate in the Hunter Valley.
Tyrone_C, Dec 2023
My wife and I went on this tour to celebrate our anniversary We had such a great time visiting 3 venues and had the opportunity to capture a sunset tour group photo. We joined another group in the tour and the tour group size was 11 people. On the way to the first venue, the group learned about the history of the Hunter Valley. The first stop was the Pokolbin Distillery which offered tastings of Gin, Vodka and Liqueur made from local ingredients. The barman provided loads of advice on how to use these spirits to make cocktails and other alcoholic beverages. The second venue, Blueberry Hill provided many local cheeses and wines. We were given a lesson in matching cheeses with right wines. The last venue Food and wine lab had excellent pale ale beer and a unique range of chocolates which tasted amazing with some of the local wines. Before the end of the tour, there was time to capture some scenic group photos. Overall, I was very satisfied with the tour and experience.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you so much for your review and for choosing us to look after you on such a special occasion! It was our pleasure to look after you and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your tour. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your anniversary weekend away!
Amazing
Simone_D, Dec 2023
All places visited was just beautiful. tour guide was great and very accommodating for drop off points.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you for your lovely review and for choosing us to look after you! We hope to see you again soon!
Enjoyable and Relaxing Afternoon
Michaell_F, Oct 2023
Had a small group on out tour which we found very enjoyable. Tim (tour guide) was very knowledgeable of the region. We have visited the hunter on a number of occasions and it was good to be taken to some of the smaller and less known wineries. The wineries we visited were very welcoming and the staff extremely hospitable. We would definitely do a similar tour again when next visiting the hunter region.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for your kind words and for choosing us to look after you! We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour with us and hope to see you again soon!
Do yourself a favour and book!!
Michelle_G, Oct 2023
One of the best experience I've ever had, and we will be booking this tour again. Thank you Kristy from the initial pickup and drop off you were incredible. My sister and I wanted to try something different as we are not big wine drinkers, this tour has converted us. I would highly recommend as it was well-worth it and a great way to meet new people.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words and for choosing us to look after you! Look forward to our next hop together!
Highlights of the hunter valley
Marissa_p, Oct 2023
Such a lovely afternoon, the food and wine was great and our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for your lovely review. It was our pleasure to be able to look after you.
Perfect Afternoon with new friends
Leigh_N, Sep 2023
Tim was amazing.. informative, friendly & very accomodating. Tonya at the Winehouse was the perfect host. She had wit , charm & left you feeling like you were her new best friend … & she made a great charcuterie board !!! Nathan & Leonie at the Hunter Winelab were every girls dream … wine & chocolate . Super friendly . Pink Prosecco… yum!! Would definitely go back xx
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely and thoughtful review. We are so pleased that your afternoon was "perfect" and Tim really appreciates your kind words. It was our absolute pleasure to look after you and we hope to see you back again in the Hunter Valley.
Excellent tour!
Brittany_C, Aug 2023
Our guide Tim was excellent and knowledgeable about everything in the Hunter! He gave us a great tour! Wine lab definitely was the crowd favourite! Thanks for a great tour and would definitely book again to try new wineries!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure to look after you and Tim really appreciates your kind words. We hope to welcome you back to the Hunter Valley again soon!
Highly recommend!
Simona_N, Jul 2023
I highly recommend this tour. A great mixture of spirits and wine with lovely treats along the way. Such a fun experience and Graham was so attentive and helpful.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for your recommendation and your kind words regarding the afternoon tour and our fantastic guide Graeme. It was our absolute pleasure to look after you on your day out in the Hunter Valley!
Wine, friends and laughs
Janae_P, Jun 2023
Loved everything about the experience! Our driver was Graeme who was super friendly and very helpful! Dropped us all where we wanted to go afterwards (witching the area of course) and the locations we were taken to were great, had lots of great wine, met new people and would recommend this to anyone :)
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely review and recommendation. It was our pleasure to look after your group. We are so lucky with our fabulous guides, who always try to make the tours a wonderful experience!
Great tour, everything...
Courtney_P, Jun 2023
Great tour, everything arranged and sorted, great size group, Graeme was very attentive and friendly. Would recommend
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for your kind review and recommendation. It was our pleasure to look after you.
Only 3 hours available? Do this tour!
Jeff_C, Mar 2023
Felicity was excellent - was on time at every step, informative and with loads of personality. Each tasting was worth the stop and exceeded expectations. In particular, the Wine Lab and Nathan was exceptionally informative and good fun.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words, thoughtful review and recommendation. It was our pleasure to look after you and we are so pleased that the tour exceeded expectations!
Outstanding experience, excellent value
Raelee_H, Jan 2023
This tour was a fantastic way to experience the Hunter valley. The tour operators planned different winery experiences that exposed us to a variety of great food, wine and spirits. We were a family group of 8 with a range of ages and drinking/eating preferences. This tour catered to them all. It was great to have someone else (more of an expert than me) do all the hard work deciding where to go and transporting us to each of the venues. It meant we were really able to enjoy ourselves. The venues selected exposed us to a variety of wine styles highlighting the diversity of the 167 odd vineyards in the region. We were so well catered to with the food and wine, we all fell asleep on our return to the hotel and needed coffee shots to kick start us for the evening we had planned. Our family were also particularly please to spend time with the amazing dogs at some of the venues. Overall it was not just a great experience it was great value. It was so much more than what we had anticipated. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. We have all agreed to do it again soon with different friend groups.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and for taking the time to provide such thoughtful and positive feedback. We are so pleased that the group enjoyed themselves and it was our absolute pleasure looking after you. We hope to see you back again in the Hunter Valley soon.
Girls weekend away
Kelly_K, Jan 2023
Was wonderful tour totally enjoyed ourselves food and wine taste was great and the people were great
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks Kelly for your lovely review and for choosing us to look after you! If there is anything in addition we could of done to of made your experience 5 stars, Management welcomes feedback at: explore@ihophuntervalley.com.au or 0455 535 035.
Amazing!!
Natasha_S, Nov 2022
Amazing!! The addition of food to this tour was an absolute stand out! Tim our driver from IHOP was friendly and a really good tour guide! Would recommended this tour to anyone going to the Hunter! Took us to some really off the beaten track wineries that I wouldn’t have gone to if I was just driving around! Beautiful!!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your tour with iHop Hunter Valley!
Great time
Carmen_B, Oct 2022
We had a lovely experience. We meet quite a few nice people on our journey. Greame was very funny and talkative. We learnt n tried so many different wines and food. Overall lovely experience
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your feedback and for choosing us to look after you! Please don't hesitate to get in contact if there is anything in addition we could of done to of made your experience 5 stars! We hope we get the opportunity to look after you again! Ph) 0455 535 035 or email: explore@ihophuntervalley.com.au
Amazing!!
Mikaela_C, Aug 2022
Had such a great time. Loved going to some of the smaller wineries and the food was amazing. Can not recommend highly enough
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Really nice feedback, thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again!
For my first Wine tour I...
Emma_G, Aug 2022
For my first Wine tour I was so happy with the entire experience! Our guide Kristy was amazing and each winery was so unique with amazing food and drinks. Would definitely do it again!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your kind feedback and for choosing us to look after you! Was a pleasure looking after you on your "girls" day out and look forward to the next time!
Wine Adventure
David_C, Jul 2022
We had a great time Tim was fantastic we got court in flood water put us behind but we finished the tour. it was an adventure. Great IHOP tour recomend it to all
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for choosing us to look after you! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your day with us. If there is anything we could of done in addition to of made your trip 5 stars, Management would really value your feedback at: explore@ihophuntervalley.com.au or 0455 535 035. Thanks again and we hope to see you back again soon!

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