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From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tour with Cheese Tasting

4.4 / 5

30 reviews

Activity provider: Boutique Tours Australia

From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tour with Cheese Tasting

Activity provider: Boutique Tours Australia

From US$ 145.94 per person

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Hunter Valley along with a delicious lunch on a full-day tour. Delight your palate with formal cheese and wine tasting paired with chocolate at a cafe.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
The pickup times are between 7 AM and 7:50 AM. Please arrive early at your confirmed pickup location as not all the locations along the way are visited every day and the van could arrive early. Your voucher may not show your confirmed pickup location if you have asked for a change after booking. 7:00 AM - Holiday Inn Potts Point - 203 Victoria St 7:15 AM - Mercure Sydney Central 818-820 George St, Little Regent St Entrance 7:20 AM - Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt St 7:30 AM - Novotel on Darling Harbour, 100 Murray St 7:35 AM - The Grace Hotel, 77 York St 7:40 AM - Sir Stamford Hotel 93 Macquarie St 7:50 AM - Amora Hotel Jamison 11 Jamison St

Experience

Highlights
  • Uncover the beauty of Australian scenery while exploring the Hunter Valley
  • Savor a tasty cafe lunch with a glass of wine
  • Learn about the authentic local cheese in an organic tasting
  • Taste the exclusive flavors of wines made in family-run estates
  • Delight your senses with finest wines paired with cheese
Full description

Join a multi-award-winning wine tour to the Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s most beautiful regions. Beginning in Sydney, you’ll drive through the green, rolling hills of the valley. Relax and enjoy the Australian countryside in a luxury vehicle. The Hunter Valley is the oldest and most famous wine region in Australia. Taste a glass of Semillon or full-bodied Australian Shiraz and discover what truly goes into making delicious wine. Generations of family winemakers have created a unique welcoming atmosphere.

Taste a delicious cafe lunch accompanied by a glass of Hunter wine. Experience an organic cheese tasting and learn about the local cheeses of the area. Afterward, savor the delights of chocolate paired with the perfect wines of the region.

Includes
  • Wine tastings
  • Transfer to and from Sydney
  • Delicious cafe lunch
  • Formal cheese tastings
  • Chocolate tastings
  • Personal wine and produce purchases
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.1/5

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If you love to visit small wineries this is the tour for you. This is not a Big Box tour, which is why I picked it. These small wineries love what they do and it shows by the way they interact with you. This makes wine tasting enjoyable. If you are looking for mature meaty wines this is not the area for you. Most are very young and light. Which may be different than what you are used to. It was for me. Do not expect much for the lunch. It says "gourmet", not so much. It was fine, and it did its duty, but gourmet it was not. Better than a plain sandwich for sure. Over all I really enjoyed my first trip to the Hunter Valley. I look forward in going back to try other wine regions in the country.

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December 3, 2019

A wonderful experience to view the stunningly beautiful vineyards

It is a perfect activity for a big fan of wines and cheese products as you are able to be exposed to a range of different products in which Hunter Valley is specialised. Yet, it might be slightly disappointing for those looking for more special experience because the tour does not feature too much of activities to do owing to the time constraints. In fact, we are only allowed to stay in the vicinity for around 3-4 hours with most of the time spent on commuting instead. Hope to explore the place more and it is suggested to include the visit to the factories there to learn about the manufacturing process which should be more fun. For one more thing, if you have a tight budget, you can consider going for the lunch at the cafe rather than gourmet lunch. The food in the former is also good but save you a lot more. All in all I would recommend this tour to others =)))

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June 18, 2018

This was a very enjoyable tour.

The best part of the tour was our lovely bus driver Jim. He supplied us with bits of meaningful information the entire day in a friendly and witty manner. The drive to the Hunter Valley was beautiful and we had an appropriate breakfast stop along the way. We enjoyed the wine tasting, but would suggest visiting 1 or 2 extra vineyards to experience a bit more variety. We expected more variety from the cheese tasting, so this was a bit disappointing. The chocolate tasting was very welcoming after the delicious lunch at the Cellar Restaurant. The boutique wine served at this restaurant was amazing and we would suggest that a lunch stop at this restaurant is included for everyone and not just optional. Overall it was a lovely day spent outside of Sydney and a great pleasure to taste the Hunter Valley wines.

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April 16, 2017

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