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Hunter Valley: Wineries, Vodka, Cheese & Chocolate f/ Sydney

Product ID: 68772
Explore the stunning Hunter Valley wine region tasting some of Australia’s best wine, food, cheese, chocolate, beer and distilled spirits. If you like small groups, great music, and a relaxed atmosphere, this is your tour.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Please wait on the sidewalk for the bus. Your driver will look for you and will have your name. Meet at 7:25 AM at Central, 812 George Street (outside St Laurence Church).
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Sample white and red wine varieties, guided by local experts at 3 local and boutique Hunter Valley Wineries
  • Drink organic vodka, schnapps, gin and liqueur tastings served in test tubes
  • Enjoy a relaxed lunch with a glass of wine
Full description
Can you picture yourself exploring the stunning Hunter Valley wine region, tasting some of Australia’s best wine, food, cheese, chocolate, beer and distilled spirits?

Small groups, a great music playlist, a relaxed style and inside knowledge makes this experience feel like you are with a group of friends heading out for a fun day.

You will enjoy 3 relaxed, educational wine tastings of reds and whites with local gurus and have free time to unwind over lunch with a glass of wine. During the day you will taste delicious cheeses and chocolate, as well as visiting the Hunter Distillery, where organic vodka, schnapps, gin and liqueur tastings are served in test tubes. Try the mango, choc mint, or chili (if you’re brave enough), plus lots more. See why this stop has become a highlight of the tour for some.
  • Visit 3 wineries
  • Local cheese tasting
  • Local chocolate tasting
  • 1-course lunch with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Experienced and enthusiastic tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Souvenirs
  • Extra food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
Bring comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, a camera, and a jacket in cooler months.

Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

You will return to Sydney at approximately 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Loved this tour! Our tour guide Billy was fantastic. So informative & knew so much about Australia as a whole, including so much knowledge about the various wineries & distilleries. I would highly recommend this. Also, the good at lunch was delicious! Prices of the wines to purchase is not bad either.

January 27, 2019

Well worth the price, fun day had by all!

Went with some of my girlfriends and had such a good time. Made friends on our tour too! Our driver Cheeks was charming, funny and informative. The wine tasting was very good and saw some beautiful wineries. Also the cheese tasting was soo good, we were raving about it the whole way home. The driver went above and beyond allowing us to stop for photo opportunities and even seeking out some kangaroos for us to see and photograph. Lunch was also very delicious, everyone was very happy with their meals. A good value, varied, well planned out day. Couldn't fault it.

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December 3, 2018

Super Yummy Wines And Great Times

The tour was a lot of fun and more than I expected... I never write reviews but this tour deserved it. Our guide, Sam, was extremely kind and informative-- often telling us stories or history on the way to Hunter Valley from Sydney. The wineries we visited we are all different from one another which was nice because it allowed us to see different types of places and try different wineries' wines. Lunch was good and we were given a free drink there too. However, my favorite was the first one: Iron Gate Estate. The chocolate tour at the end wasn't really a tour but rather we were given 3 little chocolates and were free to roam the shop and buy anything else. I don't think that part of the tour is that necessary for the overall experience but I guess it could be considered a nice touch. Otherwise my group, and everyone else on the bus, seemed to have a great time on the tour! I'd definitely do it again if I had more time. The wines were delicious and uniquely made. Definitely worth it.

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July 16, 2018

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Zepher Tours

Product ID: 68772