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From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

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From US$ 154.98 per person

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Explore the stunning Hunter Valley wine region tasting some of Australia’s best wine, food, cheese, chocolate, beer, and distilled spirits. Enjoy a small group, great music, and a relaxed atmosphere.

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Duration 11 hours
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Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Sample a selection of local white and red varietals guided by local experts at local and boutique Hunter Valley Wineries
  • Mix it up with an organic vodka, schnapps, gin and liqueur tasting at the Hunter Distillery
  • Enjoy a one course restaurant lunch with a glass of wine, beer or cider
  • Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes wine production tour
  • Enjoy wine, cheese, and chocolate paired tastings
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 make this experience feel like you are with a group of friends heading out for a fun day. Participate in three relaxed, educational wine tastings of reds and whites with local gurus and enjoy some free time to unwind over lunch with a glass of wine. Learn about the process of winemaking and see it firsthand on an exclusive behind-the-scenes wine production tour. Sample delicious cheeses and chocolate throughout the day and visit 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.

  • Pick-up from Sydney locations
  • Visits to 3 locally owned wineries
  • Behind-the-scenes wine production tour
  • Wine tasting
  • Cheese tasting
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Organic vodka, schnapps, gin and liqueur tasting at the Hunter Distillery
  • 1-course lunch option
  • Complimentary glass of wine, beer, or soft drink
  • Transport in a luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle
  • Tour guide
  • Souvenirs
  • Extra food and drinks

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 52 reviews

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Good atmosphere and very nice driver/guide but bus not as described (we had an uncomfortable and not very clean old Hunday instead of the promised luxurious Mercedes Benz). The quality of the products tasted and of the included meal was rather poor (for a Frenchie palate anyway). The places visited had little charm (apart from the last testing which took place in a pretty freestone building, we were welcomed for the other tastings in barely improved sheet metal sheds).

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December 29, 2022

It was a great day trip. Enjoyed many wines and other drinks in various places. The lunch was excellent. The journey took a long time, but the driver told us a lot about the area along the way. In addition, we stopped along the way for coffee and/or toilet breaks. In short, a great experience for a good price.

October 28, 2022

The wineries were great and well presented, but the Gin/Vodka distillery was so-so. The distillery experience felt in a lower class compared to the two wineries. The test tubes used in the distillery were awkward and the atmosphere and set-up could have been cleaner... the experience was odd as the spirits were distributed using plastic squeezy bottles with a tube attached to squirt alcohol into the test tubes, not exactly a great way to sell or experience the gin or vodka from the distillery. I would not recommend this distillery.

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April 23, 2022

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