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Small-Group Hunter Valley Wine & Cheese Tasting Tour from Sydney

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Small Group Hunter Valley Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour from Sydney
  • 11 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Sample lots of great wine, cheese and other gourmet treats on a full-day tour to the Hunter Valley. Known for its great growing climate and fine wines, the Hunter Valley also boasts fantastic food producers who make the most of the fresh local ingredients. Your guide takes your small group to boutique wineries and cheese producers to sample the goods. Learn more about the winemakers and foodies who have given the Hunter Valley a reputation for excellence. Its worth the trip from Sydney!
  • Taste 20 different varieties of wine and sample cheese from a local cheese shop
  • Meet local wine lovers to discuss what makes the region and it's wines so unique
  • Wines available for purchase by the bottle directly from the cellar door
  • Cafe lunch with hot and cold options available

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Cheese tasting
  • Cafe lunch with hot and cold options
  • Pickup and drop off from designated meeting points or contact the operator to request a hotel pick up (many central hotels)
  • not applicable

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

**Please contact Activity Tours to confirm or change your pick up time and location.** Pickup will be between 7am and 7:45am. We will confirm your tour, pick up time and location the day before your tour by text message or the Viator messaging system. Please make sure you are waiting outside the Hotel 5-10min prior to scheduled pick up. *7:00am-Mercure Central 818-820 George St, Little Regent St Entrance / *7:10am-Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt St / *7:20am-Hilton Hotel rear entrance near secure car park, 255-259 Pitt St / *7:35am-Four Seasons Hotel (96-98 Harrington St, rear entrance) / *7:45am-Radisson Blu Plaza, 27 O Connell St

What To Expect

Meet your small-group tour in central Sydney then get comfortable on your air-conditioned coach for the two-hour scenic drive to the Hunter Valley. Your guide points out the sights and explains their history as you travel through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and over the Hawkesbury River.

When you arrive in the valley, your guide takes you to some of the favorite small producers in the region. Go wine tasting at celebrated wineries such as Iron Gate Estate, Tempus Two Wines and McGuigan Wines.

During your visit, you’ll taste as many as 20 different wines, including the Hunter Valley’s famous semillon and shiraz varieties. If you’d like to bring some home, you can purchase bottles from the wineries.

In addition to the wine, food has become a star of the Hunter Valley. Your tour includes a stop at an artisan cheese shop to sample a variety of delicious cheeses. For lunch, a delicious cafe lunch is included with hot and cold options available. 

Return to Sydney in the evening after a wonderful day in the Hunter Valley.

Sydney Harbour Bridge (Pass By)

Hunter Valley

5 hours Admission Ticket Included

Ku-Ring-Gai Chase (Pass By)

Hawkesbury River (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Pick-ups are from designated meeting points.
  • Small-group tour with a maximum 14 participants
  • Must be 18 years or older to taste wines
  • Not suitable for children under 18 years of age
  • Return to Sydney is around 6-6:30pm (depending on traffic)
  • 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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Bob_D
Very well organized. Jeff was a great tour guide and took us to some great wineries as well as a cheese tasting and chocolate pairing. To be honest lunch became a bit of a struggle!! But I would highly recommend this tour for both an excellent experience.

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Wine tasting
Laurie_H, Apr 2024
The venues were excellent. The hosts were great and very friendly. Very informative. I felt very comfortable.
A great day out!
Denie_C, Apr 2024
We had a guide called Ben - he was great. The tour is beautifully timed, well thought through and no hard sell. Loved it
Hunter Valley wine tour
Raymond_M, Apr 2024
Very scenic. Guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. Winery choices were excellent. Lunch was also excellent. Guide organized the groups purchases, excellent service. Safe driving. Geoff did a fantastic job.
Great Tour.
Gale_B, Mar 2024
This was a great trip. Excellent driver and guide. They were very responsive making arrangements and answering questions. Three wine stops and one cheese stops. All were excellent.
Don’t miss this tour
Christine_R, Mar 2024
Small, local wineries with generous tastings and good wine. The cheese tasting was very delicious. The lunch included at the country club was very tasty and well presented. Good chocolate stop too. Ben did a very good job guiding and driving. Would highly recommend tour!
Rather disappointing
Kim_W, Mar 2024
We felt this wasn’t particularly a tour for people who are very interested in wine. The tour guide, although friendly, did not really give much information about wine and the Hunter Valley. He was really just a means of transport and keeping us on track. The lunch was at a golf club which we thought a little odd, lunch at a winery would have been nicer. We didn’t particularly visit any really picturesque spots but we did visit three wineries and a cheese maker.
A great day out!
Della_S, Mar 2024
We were picked up early morning and from the beginning the trip was excellent! Our driver and guide, Ben, was a mind of information all through the day. The Hunter Valley is a beautiful area to drive through with the Great Dividing Range always in the background. The 3 wineries we went to Sadlers Creek, McLeish Estate and Ernest Hill all produce top class wines and tasting them all was fun! By the end of the day our small group of 14 had become friends! Would recommend this tour.
Great day trip
Lesley_m, Feb 2024
Excellent day out. The first winery was the best of the three visited. The venue for lunch was excellent and the meal provided was lovely. Tony our driver/tour guide was very good and all went to time.
Hunter Valley Wine Tour
Noca_E, Feb 2024
We really enjoyed the Hunter Valley Wine Tour. Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable. Each winery was unique with there own production of wines. It was great to visit this area outside Sydney and see the beautiful countryside including the Kangaroos roaming the area.
Great wine Great time made new friends
scott_g, Feb 2024
Knowledge driver gave us an overview of everything to expect as well as the history of Sidney and the Hunter Valley Highly recommend
Uniq, funny and obtained a good bit of knowledge
johanna_j, Jan 2024
The hospitality of the driver and guide! Always a smile on his face. You got to taste lot of good and nice wine for a very small amount of money! And the lunch was very good as well.
Roos in the vineyard
Jan_M, Jan 2024
Seeing roos in the vineyard … wine and persons in party enjoyable. Ben the driver was a treasure. Enough already..,.
Good experience
Deborah_S, Dec 2023
Tour was very good. However, it was a very warm ride in the van - which was packed so that was a bit uncomfortable. Stops were good, driver was knowledgeable - we enjoyed it immensely.
Great tour with very informative guide
Michael_S, Oct 2023
Visits to wineries very informative in particular the first and third place. Good to visit small family run places. In addition the cheese at the tasting was also great broiught some home
A Nice Outing from Sydney
Noreen_B, Oct 2023
We had a pleasant full day. Our guide Jeff was professional, courteous, and helpful. The lunch was delicious and at a beautiful country club setting. We visited 3 wineries and a delicious cheese manufacturing plant. We even saw kangaroos along the way! The only slightly negative was that they didn't pick you up at your hotel. We had to walk several blocks to a general meeting point
Great last minute find
Brandon_G, Oct 2023
We booked this trip last minute and I’m so glad we did. The tour guide, Jeff, was hilarious, the wines were amazing and the experience was wonderful
It’s all about the experience!
Dolor_G, Oct 2023
Loved Hunter Valley for their wineries! Loved the Semillon and sparkling Shiraz! Beautiful vineyards! The wine tasting experience was rushed though. Suggestion would be to provide more time to enjoy the wine tasting experience.
Pleasant joy for tongue and eyes.
Florian_M, Sep 2023
Lots of lovely local wineries and a small selection of cheese. We were able to try a great variety of good wines. The guide told us al lot during our bus drive. So it never got boring. We also saw a beautiful landscape and luckily lots of kangaroos.
Fun Wine Tasting Tour
dglawyer, Sep 2023
Great tour. Our guide, Andrew, did a great job narrating the trip. We visited 3 different wineries and had a delicious lunch.
I’ve never been to any...
AIHSIN_H, Aug 2023
I’ve never been to any wine tasting before. And I’m so glad I joined it. Jeff is a superb guide. He took us to many places and let us have lots of experiences on it. What a wonderful trip.
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