Hunter Valley

Small-Group Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Sydney

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Small Group Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Sydney

From $130.97

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

  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Fine-tune your appreciation of Australian wines and cuisine on this full-day tasting tour of the Hunter Valley from Sydney. Discover Australia's oldest wine region with a behind-the-scenes winery tour and the chance to taste up to 20 wines at some of the valley’s most popular wineries. Restaurant lunch included.
  • Full-day tasting tour of the Hunter Valley from Sydney
  • Visit wineries, breweries, artisan shops and cheese stores
  • Sample up to 20 red, white and sparkling wines!
  • Excellent value for money with lunch and round-trip coach transport included
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
  • Great choice for food and wine lovers!

Sample Menu


Pork Striploin

with roasted sweet potato, seasonal greens, and pancetta sage jus


Potato Crumbed Barramundi

with roasted tomatoes, capers, aioli and crispy kipflers

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Paired wine & cheese tasting
  • Paired wine + chocolate tasting
  • Experienced driver/guide with informative commentary
  • Great music playlist
  • Visit three premium / boutique cellar doors
  • Spirit tastings of vodka, gin and schnapps
  • Small group vehicle

    Meeting and Pickup

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    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Iron Gate Estate

    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

    Hunter Distillery

    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
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please bring your own water bottle
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • No hot drinks or hot food are allowed on the bus
    • 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.
    • Closed-toe shoes are required - no sandals or slippers
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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
    Wonderful day in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s beautiful countryside. I definitely recommend this tour.


    166 reviews
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    Great tour
    Kurt_T, Apr 2024
    Loved the tour. The Iron Gate winery visit was the highlight of the day. Very informative and fun event
    Bottling up a great time
    Maralee_W, Apr 2024
    We thoroughly enjoyed our small group trip for wine tasting in the Hunter Valley. Michael, the tour guide was not only knowledgeable but so kind and extremely helpful. Driving up to the Hunter Valley the scenery was lovely and the four spots we stopped each had a slightly different flavour in presentation and wines. The distillery was a nice change and allowed each of us 6 flavors of our choice. Lunch was good. Give this tour a try.well worth it!
    Colourful Trips Wine Tour
    Lauren_F, Apr 2024
    Overall, the wine tasting trip was very good and good value for money. We went to 3 wineries and one gin/vodka tasting venue. We also had a cheese and chocolate pairing which was great. All of the tour guides were very knowledgeable and good at their jobs. We learnt a lot and had some great wine. We also bought a very nice wine for only $30. The bus there was comfortable and the driver gave us some fun facts about Sydney/Hunter Valley on route. The only downside for us personally, was the lunch. You did get a glass of wine or beer with it but the food was insanely bog standard. I could make much better at home. But we mainly went for the wine, so didn't really fault our experience much. Would still definitely recommend
    Worth every penny!
    Shannon_B, Mar 2024
    Was an amazing experience. I loved how each place we went to offered something different. The wines were all incredible and the Hunter Valley scenery was amazing too! We even saw some kangaroos! Highly recommend!
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Glad you enjoyed the tour and appreciated the variety of the wineries we carefully selected. Thanks for joining us!
    Fantastic Driver/Guide
    Tom_O, Feb 2024
    From the moment he found us since we missed the meeting point ( my fault) to our departure at the end of the wine tour, our driver/guide was the epitome of professionalism and helpful guide. He kept us informed of everything that was happening, ensured we were all taken care of at each stop, and kept us on schedule throughout the day. He made our day enjoyable and educational.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thanks for joining us Tom. We'll pass on your lovely feedback to Branko. He'd be stoked to hear you enjoyed your time with him!
    Great Day Out
    Debra_T, Feb 2024
    Great trip, 13 of us and Tom the driver. Incident on Harbour Bridge delayed us a little but Tom handled this very well and bus really comfortable. Visited some great Wineries in a leisurely way, no one was rushed. Had superb lunch with cheese and more wine to follow. A great day and very good value for money. Thank you Tom 👍
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thanks Debra! Tom is a legend, glad you enjoyed the day out with him!
    Great Informative Wine Tasting at Irongate Wineries and good overall wine tours
    Cynthia_B, Feb 2024
    We enjoyed the Iron gate distillery wines and all the information provided from the whole process of wine production to how to taste the wine and other relevant facts. The cheese pairing at Hermitage was really good as well as the lunch. Overall a very good tour
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you for the 5 stars, Cynthia! Glad you enjoyed the tastings at our venues!
    Fair wine tasting
    Marc_D, Feb 2024
    This wine tasting was a little underwhelming as compared to New Zealand and US wine tours that I have been on
    Party bus to the Hunter valley for all
    Kathleen_E, Feb 2024
    A great time was had by all on the tour, lots of singing & laughs, not rushed all venues we visited were uniqu & had a diferent experience, really appreciated our driver Tom he was so funny & friendly & even sang along on the long trip back to Sydney through the traffic Age ranged from 18 to 65 & from Australia, new Zealand & england the 14 of us got on so well. Best tour a have enjoyed so much
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thanks Kathleen! Love this review. It's all about bonding over the gorgeous Hunter wines!
    Great day out!
    Vanja_W, Feb 2024
    Great day out, nice bus, driver, good wine and fun times with music and disco lights in the bus. Good value for money.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thanks Vanja! Tom's bus is definitely one of a kind!
    Irish Mammy and daughter wine tasting
    Patricia_M, Feb 2024
    Fabulous range of wines 🍷 and wineries. Excellent guide/bus driver who was very pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. The small mixed group bonded very well over the 🍷 🍷
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Glad you loved the tastings! Keeping our groups small is all about making sure everyone gets to bond with each other!
    Paula_L, Feb 2024
    Driver/guide, Peter was exceptional! The whole day was excellent for all of us. Each winery a different experience. Don’t miss this tour.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you, Paula! We try to keep a variety with our venues to make it a unique experience for all. Glad you enjoyed the day with Peter!
    We loved it!
    Sarah_W, Feb 2024
    We are happy that 3 whineries had different features. We got to taste 5 different wine/alcohol in every whinery. The lunch was great thought there was only 1 options for vegetarian.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thanks Sarah! Glad you loved the tour!
    Excellent Day!
    Peter_C, Jan 2024
    We had a great & memorable day! Tom was fantastic driver/guide very informative The wineries/distilleries we visited were 5* lunch was great we were provided varied choice of selection and Tom even went above/beyond to find us a gang/herd of kangaroos to see to end of our day! Would highly recommend taking this wonderful experience it is great value trip
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thanks Peter! Lovely feedback like yours make our day. Glad you enjoyed the tour with Tom!
    Good value for money
    Marcin_K, Jan 2024
    5 stars for wineries pick up and interesting presentation/information provided, that comes with different types of wine paired with chocolate and cheese - an unique experience. Tasty lunch at 4 Pines helped to survive long day. 5 stars also for Tom - our driver who provide not only safe transport but a lots of interesting information shared in a funny way!
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thanks for the 5 stars! Glad you enjoyed the tastings! Tom's a legend and we'll be sure to pass your lovely feedback along.
    Hunter valley Wine country
    Fred_K, Jan 2024
    Great guide with Tom who worked hard at providing a informative tour with varied experiences. Wine stops were educational. The distilled spirits demonstrated the various flavours achievable. The pairings with cheese and chocolate showed how the wine changed with the different features of the wines and cheeses
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thanks for the lovely review Fred!
    Not worthy
    Jonas_T, Jan 2024
    1. There's only wine tasting. You actually don't see anything special from the winery. 2. You can find an obvious gap between the vehicle in the tour and other tours. The trip is very bumpy with super warm temperature in the van. The driver tried to make it better but was in vain 3. Besides wine tasting itself there's almost nothing "guided".
    Jade at Irongate
    SallyAnn_P, Dec 2023
    The highlight of our trip was Jade at Irongate!! She was the beyond excellent. Everything else was substandard.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thanks for the review, Sally. The paired tastings were all local wine with local produce, so apologies these didn't meet your expectations.
    not too bad not too good 비추임
    Youngsun_C, Dec 2023
    비추. 배불러 죽어요. u would love it if u are foodie type of traveler and are curious about the history of the region and stuff. i didnt enjoy all the journey but the food and wine were great. at least the driver/host tried.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thanks Youngs, it is a 350km round trip to the Hunter Valley, plus the driving from venue to venue, so it can be a long day
    Great general experience, a lot of tastings
    Vanessa_R, Nov 2023
    Tom is a very nice tour guide. First winery was the best and we got clear informations on the wine making process. At the wine and chocolate experience , I would have like the wines to be introduced my someone. Liquors at the distillery were interesting but not much informations were giving.
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Thanks for the feedback Vanessa, we'll pass these on to the venues. Good to know you had an overall great day with us!

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