Sydney

Chef-Led Hunter Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Day Tour from Sydney

Sydney, Australia
Chef Led Hunter Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Day Trip from Sydney
  • 11 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Indulge your inner foodie on a full-day gourmet tasting tour of the Hunter Valley, including breakfast and lunch. Follow your guide, a professional chef, to shop for fresh fish and seafood at the Sydney Fish Market and sample local specialties with a visit to an artisan producer. Then, visit the region’s best boutique wineries, where you indulge in fine wines paired with regional delicacies like pan-fried barramundi, kangaroo steak, or freshly rolled sushi. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people, ensuring an intimate local experience.
  • Full-day gourmet tasting tour of the Hunter Valley led by a professional chef
  • Shop for fresh fish and seafood at the Sydney Fish Markets
  • Enjoy wine and food tasting at boutique wineries
  • Sample local specialties like barramundi and kangaroo
  • Breakfast, lunch, and wine tastings included
  • Pickup and drop-off from select Sydney hotels included

What's Included

  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Selected hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

Opening hours

  • 2/1/2023 - 7/31/2024

    Monday : 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    Wednesday : 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    Saturday : 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM

  • 8/1/2024 - 7/31/2025

    Monday : 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    Wednesday : 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    Saturday : 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Pickup details

Pickup is NOT at 6:30am from all hotels. Please contact Tour Operator directly, 24 hours prior to the tour to confirm exact Pickup time and location and to advise of any special dietary requirements or food allergies if any. Other locations: 6:30 AM YHA Central on corner of Pitt & Rawson; 7:00 AM Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour on Shelley St; 6:30 AM Bondi - Please make own way to Pullman Hotel on College Street (Hyde Park); 6:30 AM Breakfree Apartment on Sussex St; 6:30 AM Capitol Square Building - Please make own way to the Metro Hotel Marlo Central; 6:40 AM Castlereagh Boutique Hotel (Castlereagh Inn) - Please make own way to Park Regis; 6:50 AM Circular Quay - Please make own way to Sydney Harbour Marriott; 6:40 AM Downtown Serviced Apartments - Please make own way to Radisson on Liverpool St; 6:40 AM Fullerton Hotel Sydney; 6:40 AM George Street Private Hotel - Please make own way to Metro Hotel Marlo Central; 6:40 AM Harbour Rocks Hotel on Harrington St; 6:30 AM Hotel Stellar Wentworth Avenue; 6:30 AM Hyde Park Inn; 7:00 AM Ibis Sydney Barangaroo on King St Wharf; 6:30 AM Kings Cross or Potts Point - Please make own way to Pullman Hotel Hyde Park; 6:50 AM Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel - Please make own way to Harbour Rocks Harrington St; 6:40 AM Maestri Towers on Sussex St; 7:00 AM Mantra on Kent Sydney - Please make own way to Seasons Harbour Plaza on Sussex St; 6:40 AM Maze Backpackers - Please make own way to Metro Hotel Marlo Central; 6:30 AM Medina on Lee St - Please make own way to Mercure Central on Little Regent St entrance; 6:40 AM Meriton Suites Campbell Street, Sydney - Please make own way to Metro Hotel Marlo Central; 6:40 AM Meriton Suites World Tower, Sydney - Please make own way to Rydges World Square; 7:00 AM Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour on Sussex St - Please make own way to Four Points Sheraton; 7:10 AM Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney on Bulwara Street; 7:00 AM Napoleon On Kent - Please make own way to Mercure Wynyard; 6:40 AM Nomads Sydney (Base Backpackers) - Please make own way to Adina Hotel on Kent St; 6:30 AM Novotel Sydney Darling Square - Please make own way to Holiday Inn DH; 6:30 AM Pacific International Inn - Please make own way to YHA Central; 6:30 AM Posh Hotel Sydney - Please make own way to Mercure Central; 7:10 AM Pyrmont Bridge Apartments - Please make own way to Goldsbrough; 6:45 AM QT Sydney; 6:50 AM Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney on O'Connell St; 6:55 AM Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks; 6:30 AM Rendezvous Central Hotel; 7:00 AM Savoy Apartments - Please make own way to Hyatt Regency; 6:30 AM Surry Hills - Please make own way to Veriu Central on Wentworth Avenu; 7:10 AM Sydney Fish Market Pyrmont - Please Meet in front of Claudio's; 6:30 AM Sydney Park Inn - Please make own way to Pullman Hotel on College St; 6:30 AM Sydney Railway Square YHA - Please make own way to YHA Central; 6:30 AM The Ultimo Sydney (Aarons Hotel); 7:00 AM The York by Swiss-Belhotel (York Apartments) - Please make own way to Mercure Wynyard; 6:40 AM Travelodge Hotel Sydney Martin Place on Phillip St; 6:30 AM Ume Haymarket (Pensione) - Please make own way to Break free Apt next door on Sussex St entrance; 6:30 AM UniLodge Ultimo - Student Accommodation Sydney - Please make own way to Mecure Central; 7:10 AM Veriu Broadway - Please make own way to Sydney Fish Markets - meet in front of Claudio’s; 6:30 AM Vulcan Hotel - Please make own way to Mecure Central; 6:30 AM Wake Up! Sydney Hostel - Please make own way to YHA Central; 6:40 AM Waldorf Apartments on Liverpool St; 7:10 AM Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo; 7:00 AM Wynyard Hotel - Please make own way to Mercure Wynyard; 7:00 AM YHA Sydney Harbour - The Rocks - Please make own way to Shangri-La Hotel; 6:30 AM Zara Tower Hotel on Wentworth Avenue

What To Expect

Sydney Fish Market

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hawkesbury River

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hunter Valley

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Gourmet Getaway Tours

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Maximum number per booking is 16 people
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Near public transportation
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking as most food is prepared prior
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 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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Valerie_B
We absolutely loved the tour and would strongly recommend it! Chef Jimmy was a fun and informative host and served up lots of tasty bites to go with our wine tastings. We loved the first stop at the fish market, rolling our own sushi, the short hike by a river and spotting wildlife along the way. Thank you Jimmy for a truly memorable day!!

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Fabulous Day !
Pamela_S, Apr 2024
Great all day experience with Chef Jimmy ! Gourmet food, wine tasting & sightseeing, what more can there be ? Yummy breakfast of fresh fruit & breakfast sandwiches made @ our 1st stop in a beautiful little village park. Also, a hands on sushi making class with our own custom sushi roll to be eaten later with lunch. Sightseeing en route to 3 wineries in the Hunter Valley, Jimmy’s a great tour guide also ! Snacks @ each winery, followed by lunch @ the 3rd. It was a great day with great food, great wine & beautiful sights.
Loved it!
Carina_H, Apr 2024
This was such a fun day! Jimmy‘s food was exceptional and we learned a lot of fun facts about Australia along the drive. The wine tastings were a great experience, too. Beautiful venues, great hosts and lots of tastings. I’m glad I joined as a solo traveller to experience something truly unique.
Exceeded expectations
Molly_L, Apr 2024
This tour was just the right size to get to know other people and Jimmy while we enjoyed terrific food and experiences through wine country.
Chef Jimmy's Hunter Valley tour
Phillip_S, Apr 2024
Jimmy is a highly organized, brilliant chef and guide. We experienced a informative and delectable wine and food experience. From the fish market to the Hunter Valley wineries, we had spectacular time. Take this tour!
Excellent outing with an expert guide
Kathryn_H, Apr 2024
Great guided tour by an insider who knows the places to go and what to taste while there. Fun and engaging, interesting commentary and stops, excellent wine and food tasing menus.
Top shelf food and wines
Leonard_S, Mar 2024
Very professional , entertaining, knowledgeable. His chef talents wonderful. Started with great breakfast BBQ of grilled sandwiches, fresh fruit and juices. As we made our way through the 3 wineries the food kept escalating. Outstanding day.
Wine and food paring was perfect - thanks Jimmy!
sharon_p, Mar 2024
Chef ‘Jimmy’ is a wonderful host and with his culinary skills, knowledge of Sydney and surrounding areas, made our day just perfect. He is very personable with a great sense of humour and we wish him well in all his endeavours. Sharon/Al Poole - Canada
This is a must-do tour!!
Valerie_B, Mar 2024
We absolutely loved the tour and would strongly recommend it! Chef Jimmy was a fun and informative host and served up lots of tasty bites to go with our wine tastings. We loved the first stop at the fish market, rolling our own sushi, the short hike by a river and spotting wildlife along the way. Thank you Jimmy for a truly memorable day!!
Yum-yum
Craig_A, Mar 2024
Where do I begin, an excellent all around event conducted by an expert chef and sightseeing tour master. We had a great time and went to three excellent wineries as well. Saw my first wild kangaroo at the first winery. We started at the world’s 3rd largest fish market. That in itself was worth the trip. We saw the auction floor and then roamed the expansive area looking at just about everything that comes out of the sea. Of course selections were made for later in the trip. To make it complete we were schooled in sushi making and performed the task ourselves. My wife and I are now sushi experts (well maybe not), but we are going to continue at home very soon on our own. Our guide Jimmy cooked along the way for us at the wineries producing excellent cuisine to pair with the fine wines we were sampling. I am not going to tell you the selections, you will need to experience that yourself. Thank you Jimmy for a wonderful outing/experience.
A fabulous feast!
Lawrence_S, Mar 2024
Five stars all day! What an excellent day with Chef Jimmy! So well organized, fantastic food, wonderful wines, beautiful views, great fun, so relaxing, and very informative. We could not have asked for anything better! Jimmy is a knowledgable guide, excellent driver, a great character and an amazing chef! He paired so many fabulous flavours so well with the different wines at three wineries. The short nature walk was beautiful and the breakfast that followed was delicious. Sushi rolling was fun and it's hard to beat fresh from the market seafood! What a fabulous way to spend the day! You will be disappointed if you don’t book with Jimmy!
Best Tour Ever!
Casey_B, Mar 2024
This was one of the best tours my husband and I have ever done. Jimmy is an amazing chef who perfectly pairs wines with the different courses. He is very engaging, fun, and made every part of this tour memorable. Highly recommend doing this trip! And make sure you go hungry!
Great Experience!!
Bradley_S, Mar 2024
Outstanding tour, highly recommended. Jimmy is not only an enthusiastic tour guide but also a great chef. Best way to experience Hunter Valley if you only have one day.
Best food and wine tasting in Sydney!
Michael_O, Mar 2024
Chef Jimmy showed us the local winery with humor, humbleness, and a lot of knowledge. We ate prawns, oysters, salmon, banana bread with incredible rum, butter, crème brûlée, oh yeah, and wine. It was a fantastic outing and I would definitely recommend it! Thank you Chef Jimmy for an awesome time!
Do NOT miss this tour!
Mooney, Mar 2024
Ok, this was the best day! After an early pickup, our guide, driver, chef Jimmy took us to the Sydney fish market to purchase what we would need for the day. Delicious breakfast at a beautiful park on the way to the vineyards with a sushi rolling lesson. Visited 3 wineries, all boutique, delicious and accommodating. Food ovens more delicious than I can describe. Wonderful day!
You will have a great day!
Lauren_C, Mar 2024
The visit to the fish market, the food prep and wine pairings were amazing. Jimmy is a wonderful host and guide.
Incredible wine tour with amazing food!
Caoimhe_W, Mar 2024
We absolutely loved our tour up to the Hunter Valley with Jimmy! Jimmy is so knowledgeable and made the journey up so enjoyable. The food Jimmy cooked was delicious and all three vineyards were great. Would highly recommend!
Amazing food, wine, guide in Hunter Valley.
Amy_H, Mar 2024
This was a wonderful tour with amazing food, wine, sights with a wonderful chef guide that gave us all a taste of the Hunter Valley.
A Must When in Sydney!
Gail_E, Feb 2024
Absolutely excellent food and overall, a great day! The visit to the fish market was a very pleasant surprise, in regards to what we learned (I will say no more!). The visits to the smaller vineyards was greatly appreciated and very personal. Jimmy did a very thorough job narrating throughout the tour, and was very appreciative and knowledgeable.
Happy with the Experience
MARKANTHONY_L, Feb 2024
Jimmy is talented, sincere and had a great attitude as the driver, chef and tour guide. We did not reget getting this tour.
Wonderful excursion with Jimmy!
Kathleen_S, Feb 2024
Food pairings with wine. Jimmy's gregarious personality and attention to detail were especially great! Enjoys his work and his food was delicious!
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