Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery

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Hunter Valley Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch and Cheese Chocolate Craft Beer and Distillery Tastings

From $164.76

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  • 11 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Indulge your inner foodie as you discover the fine wines and culinary delights of Australia’s famous Hunter Valley. Set out from Sydney on a full-day small-group tour, stopping to enjoy tours and tastings at the region’s most prestigious boutique wineries. Along the way, tuck into lunch at a local restaurant, sample regional cheeses, and chocolates, and visit The Hunter Distillery.
  • Enjoy wine tastings at boutique wineries in the Hunter Valley
  • Indulge in a gourmet lunch and sample regional cheeses, chocolates and fudges
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Paired tastings of wine + cheese
  • Paired tastings of wine + chocolate
  • Exclusive behind the scenes wine production tour
  • Vsit three boutique cellar doors for wine tastings
  • One course restuarant lunch + glass of wine or beer
  • Luxury Mercedez Benz vehicle with professional driver/guide
  • Tastings of organic vodka, gin and spirits
  • Carbon neutral with all vehicle emissions offset
  • Gratuities

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What To Expect

Hunter Valley

7 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please note: your local operator ONLY picks up from the selected departure location set out in the departure point.
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 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 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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Jennifer_W
Great trip would recommend . Lovely day so well organised . Our driver Chris was excellent he provided us with some Australian history on the journey up and let us know when certain landmarks were up ahead . Great day lots of good wine , food , and vodka tasting .

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Interesting trip!
Sharon_G, Apr 2024
It was a very interesting and enjoyable trip especially the wine and liquor tasting. I don't really drink much but I did appreciate the experience. Learned a lot about the different varieties of wines and their origins, the process of making such, etc. Knew few interesting ideas about liquors and spirits. Not many thoughts on chocolates and cheese. It will be nice if they added more of it. Met new people with their interesting stories to tell on the same trip.
Okay experience, slightly disappointed
Marlise_M, Apr 2024
Our tour guide for the day was very friendly and courteous, he deserves a 5 star rating. For the tour iself, it was advertised as a luxurious bus, but we were quite uncomfortable. We had very little leg room due to the wheel well bumps. The 5 hour round trip was not a luxurious experience. The lunch was disappointing. We enjoyed the tour of Irongate winery and found it to be very insightful.
Great fun in Hunter Valley!
Robert_J, Apr 2024
Wine tasting was superb and the reception was excellent! Also great information provided on the tour bus.
Beautiful day and great tasting experience!
Lorenzo_V, Apr 2024
Beautiful scenery, everywhere along the way from Sydney to the Hunter Valley. The guide was very informative. It was particularly great to taste wine paired with chocolate and cheese - really good combinations that elevated the tasting experience. Staff was friendly and fun in every location. The only thing I would note is that the day felt a bit rushed even though we managed to visit and try a lot in one day - we were on a tight schedule and did not have much time to relax and enjoy the views and the surroundings.
Nice trip
Sandra_K, Apr 2024
The trip was very nice. The winery were very nice. The best on was the chocolate the wine was more for my taste. The driver was very nice and friendly and know were to go.
Great food, wine, spirits, and wild kangaroos.
Elizabeth_D, Apr 2024
À great experience in the Hunter Valley Wine Tour. Our guide, Mark, was informative and entertaining. The wine, food, and visit were delicious and beautiful. We had an extra bonus of seeing lots of kangaroos. There was a kangaroo with a Joey in her pouch at the first vineyard eating among the grape vines. A tour that will be remembered for a long time.
Loved the tour!
Bailey_D, Apr 2024
Had a wonderful time! I loved the tour, all the stops were great. The wine and cheese pairing was absolutely amazing. It was a beautiful drive.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
It's a long journey to the Hunter Valley but the scenic drive as well as the delicious food and wine are definitely worth it! Thanks for the lovely review, Bailey!
Hunter valley
Jennifer_W, Apr 2024
Great trip would recommend . Lovely day so well organised . Our driver Chris was excellent he provided us with some Australian history on the journey up and let us know when certain landmarks were up ahead . Great day lots of good wine , food , and vodka tasting .
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Glad you enjoyed the day out with Chris! Thanks for the 5 stars, Jennifer!
Great day out
Geraint_J, Apr 2024
Amazing day fantastic hosts and delecious wines and tasting pairings. Fully recomend going from Sydney
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thanks for your recommendation of our tour! We appreciate you joining us.
A taste of Hunter Valley
Alice_L, Mar 2024
Jam packed day trip, tasted some great wines, pairings, and spirits. Wonderful lunch. Chris is the best.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Glad you enjoyed the tour!
Repeatable maybe
Catherine_K, Mar 2024
Really enjoyed the trip for the most part, but they need to look up the definition of luxurious. The driver was very good.
Enjoyed this day!
Sheri_H, Mar 2024
This was a great day! The Irongate winery was the highlight of the day. Gavin did a great job explaining the workings of a winery and was very knowledgeable and helpful during the tasting. Katelyn at Tempus Two was great although the winery was disappointing. It is located in a shopping mall-like area and seemed so much more commercialized. We did enjoy the chocolate pairings, though! The third winery was where we ate. The food was ready for us when we got there and the tasting was nice with a cheese pairing. The facility was extremely loud so it was hard to hear. And the distillery at the end was an interesting twist. Our driver, Mark, was very good. He kept things moving along and made a long day very easy. We would suggest that the stops be reversed because the first stop was the best. We would have purchased more wine at Irongate but waited, thinking we would fine something better. We did not.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thanks for your feedback for the wineries, Sheri. We'll pass this on to them. We appreciate your suggestion as well. Thanks for joining us!
Best tour ever!
Renee_T, Mar 2024
This was the best tour we have ever taken. We were picked up right on time by Mark, our driver/tour guide, and he did everything possible all day to accommodate us. He was friendly, professional, and very informative. At the first winery, Jade, the wine maker, taught us more about wine than in all the years we've been doing wine tasting --- with passion, enthusiasm, and humor. The other wineries were also good. The gentleman at Four Barrels winery was very interesting too, and the wine was good. The distillery was interesting, and a fund stop to finish off the day. Great day overall!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
It's our pleasure to take you on this lovely Hunter Valley experience, Renee! Glad you enjoyed the tour.
Just great
Catrin_K, Mar 2024
Everything was so good. The driver Chris was Great. We where very pleased with Everything. Catrin and Oksana from Sweden
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thanks for joining us, Catrin and Oksana!
Happiness is Hunter Valley wine tasting!
Imogen_D, Mar 2024
Our Serbian guide / driver was brilliant! He kept us on time, was a wonderful host and took time and trouble to make our trip special. The fact that it's a small group also made the trip much more enjoyable. The different vineyards and wine selections at each, gave us a really good understanding of the huge variety of wines available from the Hunter Valley. My only quibble was the wine and cheese pairings straight after a huge lunch. That aspect could have been managed better, maybe with a lighter lunch and the wine and cheese tasting as part of the meal, not separate. However, overall it was a great trip.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thanks Imogen! Glad you enjoyed the tour. We appreciate your feedback and suggestion!
Great Tour, Well Worth Taking!
Fi_a, Mar 2024
Great tour, worth every penny! Tour bus comfortable for a longish drive. Iron Gate Winery was an amazing experience. The host was extremely knowledgeable, and shared this about all aspects of the vineyard and winemaking process. Tasting was superb, good explanations and descriptions about each wine. Lunch was plentiful and tasty; great choices. Wine and cheese pairings and Gin Distillery experience both very good. Chocolate and wine pairing least attention given, and so not as positive.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thanks for the 5 stars! We appreciate the feedback for the venues, we'll pass these on to them.
Our driver Tom and tour...
James_M, Mar 2024
Our driver Tom and tour guide was excellent. Made the trip a blast. He went out of his way to ensure everyone had a good time
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for the 5 stars James. We can always count on Tom to do the best tours!
Good day out of the city
Beverley_W, Mar 2024
Very enjoyable day in Hunter Valley. Good Lunch. 3 3ine tastings and one distillery.i would recommend.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thanks Beverley. Glad you had a great day out with us!
Long Drive
Carolyn_F, Mar 2024
Everything was great but for the body more than size 9 the seats are quite small and the seat belt digs in to you on the aisle. Hence the 3 stars Tour guide was quite jovial Drive was long …..w the seatbelt Our first stop was a winery tour and tasting , then we were rushed out of the store to keep on schedule Would have liked to have spent more time here after, especially as she spent time w the tour and tasting. 🤷‍♀️
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your feedback, Carolyn.
Awesome wine tastings
Laura_S, Feb 2024
It was a lovely tour and we tasted wine that was so good - I actually can’t decide, wich tasting was the best. Also big shoutout to our driver, he explained some of the history of the territory and was very nice.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks for your lovely review, Laura! Glad you loved the venues we carefully picked for the tour!
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