Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley Wine Tour ex Hunter Valley - Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate, Distillery

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

From $162.64

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the delicious wines and food of the Hunter Valley during a full-day tour from Pokolbin, Cessnock or Lovedale. Your wine tour includes three relaxed wine tastings with experts at gorgeous boutique wineries. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a Hunter Valley restaurant. Sample local cheeses, chocolate and vodka during stops at local shops. Listen to upbeat music on board your comfortable coach and learn about the region from your knowledgeable driver-guide during this entertaining and informative tour.
  • Full-day Hunter Valley food and wine tour, from Pokolbin, Cessnock or Lovedale
  • Go wine tasting at boutique wineries in the Hunter Valley
  • Sample cheese, chocolate, and vodka produced by local shops
  • Learn about the Hunter Valley and wine from local experts

What's Included

  • Accommodation pickups from Cessnock, Poklobin and Rothbury areas. Call 02 9318 0853 to arrange
  • Travel in a luxury Mercedez Benz vehicle with maximum of 14 guests
  • Paired wine + cheese tastings
  • Paired wine + chocolate tastings
  • Spirit tastings including vodka, gin and schnapps
  • Behind the scenes wine production tour
  • Carbon neutral with all vehicle emissions offset
  • One course restaurant lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:00 AM

Pickup details

In Cessnock we pick up from Cessnock Aldi @ 9.45am We can pick up from other accommodation but please call our office 02 9318 0853 to ask first We CANNOT pick up from any accommodation on Old North Road due to time constraints We require an Australian mobile number so we can call you a few days before departure to confirm your pick up location and time

What To Expect

After pickup from central locations in Pokolbin, Cessnock or Lovedale, relax during the scenic drive to the Hunter Valley.

Take in the rolling hills and lush vineyards of one of Australia’s most celebrated wine-producing regions, which boasts more than 150 wineries and breathtaking views.

Visit boutique Hunter Valley wineries, meet the local producers and hear about the wine-making process. Taste a variety of red, white and fortified wines that showcase the flavors of this fertile valley.

Enjoy a one course restaurant lunch with a glass of beer, wine or cider. Also sample local cheese, chocolate and fudge and visit The Hunter Distillery to sip their range of organic vodkas.

Your driver-guide and local staff share commentary about the region's history and culinary traditions throughout the day. Your tour ends with drop-off at your starting point in Pokolbin, Cessnock or Lovedale.

Hunter Valley Wineries

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Hunter Distillery

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

De Iuliis

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Hermitage Road Cellar Door - Hunter Farm Wines

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Hunter Valley Resort + Farm

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Pokolbin Estate Vineyard

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please note: Pickup is only available from the Pokolbin, Cessnock, and Lovedale areas. You must pick one of these options during the booking process. If you need to change your departure location, please contact your local operator directly as they do not stop at all locations if a location has not been selected
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Venues to visit are subject to change. Please contact us a day prior to your tour date if you wish to confirm which venues we'll visit.
  • 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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Julie was the perfect tour guide and ensured we had an amazing time. I would definitely recommend exploring the Hunter Valley with her 😊


74 reviews
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No pickup
Roy, Oct 2023
The experience of the tour was great it was the miscommunication with viator that was horrible. Apparently there was no pickup available from our location never should have been offered per vendor! Vendor paid for our uber ride to a meeting spot & we paid the return to our hotel. We would like to request a refund of uber ride. Please contact me so I can send over uber receipt.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi Roy, you booked the tour with pick ups in the Hunter Valley and provided a pick up address in Newcastle, one hour away. Fortunately we were able to help you still get to the Hunter Valley!
Good day out.
Lauren_K, Aug 2023
We had very generous pours from the winery’s. The chocolate and cheese pairings were great. The specific winery tour guides were very knowledgeable too. Unfortunately we did not get to go to one of the wineries listed (De Iuliis) I am not sure why this was. This was listed on the itinerary and we were looking forward to this place. We were not told why we didn’t go here. The driver is a driver only - no extra information provided about the area. He seemed to always be in a rush and was happy that he was getting an “early mark”. A great small group however and you can easily get to know people. In comparison to other winery tours we’ve done it is average for its price.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hi Lauren! Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Our selected wineries are subject to change depending on different circumstances. We've noted this on our product page. Sorry you didn't get to visit De Iuliis on the tour! Thanks for the feedback on the driver, he was ensuring we follow the itinerary on time and we don't run late at the venues but we'll pass this on for improvement. Glad you enjoyed the tour overall!
Fantastic day out great value
Lynette_W, May 2023
Wonderful driver and host friendly knowledgeable. Fantastic wine and distillery visits. Definitely worth it a great day out
Response from Host, May 2023
Thanks for the 5 stars Lynette, happy to pass on your lovely feedback to Mark! Glad you had a great time
Great winery, distillery and food tour
Ann_J, Jan 2023
It was great being picked up by our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide Peter at our accommodation in Cessnock. Though there was a mix up with the first winery he quickly resolved the issue and a substitute winery was found. The choice of wineries was great. The distillery chosen was great and the presenter there was personable and engaging. Lunch was delicious. Peter was very understanding when we had to deal with a family medical emergency in another state during the tour. He also added an extra stop at a chocolate factory at the end. We were then deposited back at our accommodation at the end of a lovely day. The only disappointment was there wasn't more cheeses to be tasted but we think that was meant to happen at the missed winery who couldn't accommodate our tour that day.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks Ann. You didn't miss out on any wineries. We had to change a venue that day for operational reasons. We only do the one wine + cheese paired tasting but we understand that more cheese is always welcome!
Enjoyable Hunter tour
Robert_G, Oct 2022
Great day, visited a number of wineries and enjoyed the wine and cheese pairings offered at a couple of the stops.
Amazing tour with Julie!
Abiela_W, Dec 2021
Julie was the perfect tour guide and ensured we had an amazing time. I would definitely recommend exploring the Hunter Valley with her 😊
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thanks Abiela. Our guides love their job!
Great Day Out
Melanie_S, Jan 2021
My husband and I have never been on a wine tasting tour before and were apprehensive as it was going to be a long day. We needn’t have worried though, as the moment we stepped on the bus we were made to feel welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, learnt a lot about wine, food was lovely and the distillery was fun. There was no pressure to buy and we would highly recommend this company.
Good fun
Karen_N, Sep 2020
We booked this trip as a group of three couples to get a hint of the wine region. Pick up was from our hotel and due to COVID we ended up in a mini van just the six of us. Our guide Greg was knowledgeable and fun and we had a very enjoyable day learning about the wine making process and sampling lots of different varieties. First stop was De Iuliis where we were given a tour of the process and Shaun our guide was informative and interesting. He had confirmed white wine drinkers trying and buying red wine. This winery was the highlight of the day! From there we had cheese and wine at Wynward Wines which we all found a little disappointing after our first stop. It didn’t feel like we had our guides attention as he kept disappearing and it felt like not enough care was being given to explaining and engaging. It was also disappointing that the most of the wine was not made in the Hunter. Lunch next door at Twine was lovely. From there we visited the Hunter Distillery which was so much fun. Two of us even tried the chilli vodka! Last stop of the day was Glandore Estate where chocolate was paired with the wine. This had so much potential but somehow fell a little flat. Most if the wine was red which was a bit of a problem for half the group who are confirmed white wine drinkers. The four chocolates didn’t really match either - they were truffles and we felt squares of Flavoured chocolate would have worked better. It was a great day and we had a lot of fun but it was unfortunate that the best winery was the first stop of the day. It would have been good to taste some sparkling wines too. We enjoyed the day but with so many wineries, cheese makers and chocolatiers in the region not sure that the best were visited on this occasion.
Wine Tasting!
Amalia_P, Sep 2020
Was great , good value for money. Small group was also very good. Driver was great and each venue was informative.
Response from Host, Sep 2020
Thanks for the 5 stars Amalia.
wine tour hunter valley
Joey, Aug 2020
Sam was a great guide thoroughly enjoyed the day went to small wineries wouldn't of if hadn't been on the tour the wine and chocolate pairing was interesting great spot for lunch
Response from Host, Sep 2020
Thanks for the 5 stars Joey.
Having Fun
Johana_B, Aug 2020
Sam is the best!! We had fun and enjoy the wineries!! Good experience and the people around was great!!
Response from Host, Aug 2020
Thanks for the 5 stars. We'll let Sam know how much you enjoyed his tour. Cheers
Colin - the real MVP!
Hilda_L, Jul 2020
Such a wonderful experience for my best friend and I! A great way to experience Hunter Valley without worrying about driving. Stopped by some cute boutique wineries, which we wouldn't have known about prior to the tour, and ended the tour in a beautiful location. Definitely recommend this tour! If you get Colin as your tour guide - even better!
Response from Host, Jul 2020
G'day Hilda Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent trip to The Hunter valley with Colin. He's one of the best in the business, and we're lucky to have him. Thank you for supporting local tourism, and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers
Kim_C, Jul 2020
A great tour, amazing wineries, was a fun day spent with great people. Colin our driver kept us entertained all day.
Response from Host, Jul 2020
G'day Kim. Thanks for 5 star review, and for letting us know how much you enjoyed your day with Col. Thanks also for supporting local tourism at this time. Cheers
The tour was good, driver Flinders...
Jenny H, May 2016
The tour was good, driver Flinders was knowledgable about the places we were heading to He was funny and relaxed and by the end of the tour had the bus laughing and singing to the music

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