Hunter Valley

Award Winning Full Day Wine and Food Experience

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Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours
  • 7 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore some of the best big and boutique wineries and vineyards in the Hunter Valley without the hassle of arranging your own transportation, tastings, and tours during this full-day excursion. Ideal for wine lovers of all ages, visit spots you might otherwise have overlooked, and sample wine without the worry of drink-driving—someone else will take the wheel.
  • Visit several Hunter Valley wineries and vineyards in just one day
  • Tastings, lunch, and bottled water are provided
  • Small group capped at ten participants guarantees an intimate experience
  • Round-trip transportation is offered from all Hunter Valley accommodations

What's Included

  • Pick up from local accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Kangaroos and other wildlife can be seen and photographed
  • Wine tasting at genuine Hunter Valley small boutique cellar doors and wineries
  • Snacks
  • Enjoy time to take in the sights and views the Hunter Valley has on offer
  • Food and Beverage personal purchases at venues

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:30 AM

Pickup details

We DO NOT pickup from Sydney. HV Tours picks up Hunter Valley Hotels, Motels, Guest Houses and BnB venues, also private residents. Pickup fees apply if you are greater than 12km from cbd of Roche Estate Pokolbin. HV Tours can pick up from Singleton, Maitland or Newcastle for a fee. Please notify Hunter Valley Tours when you book. We DO NOT pick up from Sydney, NSW. We can arrange a private transfer vehicle to drive you to Hunter Valley to meet with us with advanced notice. We can meet you at Morisset Train Station for a fee. Please call us direct on tour prices and fees when you book your tour if you are outside 10km from cbd Pokolbin.

What To Expect

Hunter Valley Wineries

5 hours Admission Ticket Included

Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Pokolbin Chocolate Company & Pokolbin Jam Co

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Garden Cellars

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Pokolbin

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We DO NOT pick you up from Sydney
  • We DO NOT have a sample Menu. Viator is currently working to have this removed on this product
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers

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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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Featured review
Sharon_N
Julie was our host for the day, she was amazing and informative. From wines to vodkas and gin along with cheese and chocolates. And a nice stop for lunch. A wonderful experience.

Reviews

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Wines and kangaroos!
Stein_E, Mar 2024
Nice company, fine wines, food and cheese. And we got to see live kangaroos on multiple occasions! All in a beautiful scenery. This was very much worth the money.
Perfect wine tasting day in HV
robindailes, Nov 2023
Julie set up a perfect day of wine tasting for us. She knew exactly when we needed food, when we were ready to move to the next winery, and her pick of wineries were a perfect fit for us.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
thank you for your review It was my absolute pleasure Cant wait to see you again Julie
Excellent wine tasting, lunch disappointing.
Shirley_C, Sep 2023
We visited some lovely vineyards and the hosts were very welcoming. The wines were excellent. The driver (Bruce) was great and very relaxed. The lunch was a picnic and similar to the chees board morning snack, rather than the sample menu on the advert, which was disappointing.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you Shirley. You had contacted me directly about your unhappiness within hours of your tour and I apologized and we communicated about my reasons behind the lunch choice. I apologized to you for you feeling disappointed. I too am disappointed you were disappointed with your fresh antipasto picnic and estate wine on the beautiful grounds of a winery on an absolute wonderful spring day but thank you again for your review and for sharing the day with us. Julie
Worth it!
Scott_m, Sep 2023
Great experience. Our accommodation was 20km out of the Hunter but Julie was nice enough to organise a lift for us. All vineyards were great. Food was pretty awesome. Would gladly do it again! Thanks for the great birthday weekend
Response from Host, Sep 2023
thank you Scott for your review. It was our pleasure to be a part of your Hunter Valley experience. Im glad you had a great birthday weekend. With sincere hope, I hope to see you join us again in the future. thank you Julie
Fantastic Hunter Valley small winery tour.
Sandra_C, Sep 2023
Friendly bus driver. Plenty of & good range of wines to taste at smaller family owned wineries. Pick up & drop off at accommodation. Shared the experience with 3 other couples from Australia & NZ.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you Sandra for your review, it was our pleasure to be a part of your time in the Hunter Valley vineyards. I hope we may enjoy your company again in the future Julie
Tour guide and...
Kerry_H, Aug 2023
Tour guide and transportation was fantastic. Loved the boutique wineries that we stopped at, lunch was okay
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you Kerry for your review. Im glad you had a fantastic day with our tour service and loved the wineries we show cased to you. Im sorry to hear the venue we stopped at for lunch was only okay. From your's and others feedback I have revised our lunch stop and have started to offer a new lunch - a freshly made picnic in a vineyard. I would love to have you join us again one day in the future and try our new lunch and I hope we can change your review from an 'okay' to an amazing fantastic great fresh alfresco picnic lunch that was loved by everyone. thank you again for your review, Julie
A great day out
Don_W, Aug 2023
The vineyards selected were excellent all very unique and was great to talk to the actual wine makers.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
thank you Don for your review. Im so glad you enjoyed your day with us. We aim to visit real boutique wineries were you do get to talk to the owners and see the real life of owning a vineyard thank you again Julie
Excellent experience. Highly recommended
andrew_c, Jul 2023
Well coordinated. Friendly and very helpful guide, felt like we’d known each other….. made us all feel comfortable.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you Andrew for your review. We aim to structure our wine tours to show case the many varied and wonderful boutique small businesses that operate in the Hunter Valley vineyards tourist region. I am glad you enjoyed your day with us thank you Julie
Excellent day out!
Shaun_C, Jun 2023
Our host Julie was very friendly and professional, the wineries we visited were great and the bus was very nice and clean. Great day out!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
thank you for your review. It means a great deal to me that you left such a lovely review. It was my pleasure to join you for your visit to the Hunter Valley vineyards. I look forward to your next visit with us soon thank you again, Julie
Great day !
Amie_D, Jun 2023
We had a great day! The bus was very comfortable and all the winery stops were great! Julie our driver was amazing! We could put on our own music and sing our hearts out and at some points she even joined in !
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you Amie for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your day with us. I look forward to seeing you again soon and maybe a song or two :) thank you for your review. Julie
Fun, full day
Carolyn_Z, May 2023
Our driver, Bruce, was an awesome. We were taken to wineries where everyone was knowledgeable and really friendly. Great way to meet people and have fun. You get a lot of day for your money.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your day with us. Bruce is a champion guide to share your day with. Yes, 7 stops in 7 hours has you seeing and enjoying a lot of places when you share a tour with us. Thank you, Julie
A great day out
Karly_V, May 2023
We had a great day out with our drive Bruce. The selection of venues were all good except lunch at the brewery which was less than average with many of us not finishing our meals.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for your review. I'm glad to read you enjoyed your day with us, it was a "great" day out for you. It is unfortunate that the lunch venue was less than average, I apologise. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and something I've raised with the restaurant owner, manager and chef. We hope this doesn't stop you visiting us again in the future, we'd love to see you again on our wine tours. Thank you Julie
Great choice!
Katie_E, May 2023
We had a wonderful full-day tour with Julie in her gorgeous new van. She was just the right combination of friendly and professional, as well as quite knowledgeable about the wineries she took us to. She’s also a great driver and skilled at moving chatty customers from one spot to another without being obnoxious!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for your review Katie. Obnoxious, haha...I dont think I could be obnoxious if I tried. You, your family and friends were lovely to share a day with. Can't wait to share another day with you again. Yours, Julie
Great wine tour
Amanda_W, May 2023
Julie was great. She took us to some amazing wineries that we had never visited before. She was friendly and informative and made sure we had a great time.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you Amanda for a wonderful review. Im glad you enjoyed your day with us. I look forward to spending another day with you again in the future. Julie
Awesome day do it!!
Melissa_C, Mar 2023
The whole experience was awesome. Bruce was a great driver and the people on board fantastic. The wineries were all very friendly
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your day with us. I look forward to your next visit. Yours, Julie
Wine tasting
Jason_E, Mar 2023
We tasted a lot of lovely wine. A lot more tasting than we expected. The hosts at the vineyards were very knowledgable and very friendly. A must for anyone who wants to taste good wine
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you Jason for your 4 star review. It was our pleasure to accompany you to visit some of the many wineries and vineyards in the Hunter Valley Thank you Julie
Full day tour
Robert_G, Mar 2023
Visiting boutique wineries that we haven't previously been to, experiencing their products and seeing some more of the Hunter Valley.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you Robert for your 4 star review We enjoyed being with you as we showed you some of the many wonderful places off the normal tourist route. Thank you Julie
Wonderful experience
Blaine_F, Feb 2023
Dave our driver made the experience so much more enjoyable. He gave us history about several things on the ride and took really good care of us. Thank you Dave!! Sincerely Blaine ands Carola Farmer.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for your review. It was our pleasure to be a part of your Hunter Valley Story. Look forward to seeing you again in the future Julie
Our fun filled wine tour
Sharon_N, Jan 2023
Julie was our host for the day, she was amazing and informative. From wines to vodkas and gin along with cheese and chocolates. And a nice stop for lunch. A wonderful experience.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your review Sharon. It was my pleasure to be a part of your day in the Hunter Vineyards I aim to structure our wine and food experience tours to give you an overview of what the Valley has to offer visitors. I'm glad you enjoyed your day. Love to see you again Julie
Good wine and good day out
Tim_P, Jan 2023
The experience was great and enjoyed the wines . Having done a few wine tours it was a little disappointing that the driver did not explain the various stops as the last visit was food tasting only and the penultimate one was a “bottle shop” . The lunch was excellent
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your review Tim. Im glad you felt the experience was great and you enjoyed your wines but you were a 'little' disappointed. Unfortunately your driver became a bit unwell with an ear ache during your tour but didnt want to draw attention to it as the day was your wine tour day out in the Hunter Valley. Im sorry you felt a little disappointed by his not explaining the various stops to you. The 'penultimate' stop you described as a bottle shop is a gentleman who's an actual wine maker/producer in his own right along with making his own spirits. Small batch wine makers are very diverse as the wine industry in the Hunter Valley is very layered and not all wine and spirit makers look alike. Again I'm so deeply sorry, you must not have not picked this up during the talk and tasting there. Our tours are designed for you to experience the many different styles of wine making from the big to the small and food places such as cheeses, olive and olive oils along with chocolates, Im so glad your lunch venue was excellent. I enjoy visiting 4 Pines, the Farm. The lunch and atmosphere there is always enjoyable, especially the farm animals. The Cheese and Chocolate stop is in the tour description, a cheese and chocolate stop where you get to sample various yummy cheeses and chocolates and get to buy something to take away with you. The shop is pretty amazing as you would have seen with a bit of something for everyone. Im again surprised the cheese shop owners did not point out there was alcohol there for sale as well, they usually do. Im taking from this on a whole you enjoyed your wine and food experience day out with us except you were a little disappointed that your driver became unwell and didnt talk to you enough and the cheese and chocolate shop was food only. Thank you for sharing your review with us. It seems there were a lot of good parts of your tour with us and you enjoyed your day. This is great to hear, thank you for sharing your day with us. Thank you, Julie

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