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From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine/Spirit Tasting Tour & Lunch

4.7 / 5

57 reviews

Activity provider: Colourful Trips

From Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine/Spirit Tasting Tour & Lunch

Activity provider: Colourful Trips

From US$ 133.71 per person

Get ready for a diverse tour exploring the Hunter Valley wine region, tasting some of Australia’s best wine, food, cheese, chocolate, beer, and distilled spirits.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste local white and red wine varieties including Semillon and Shiraz
  • Mix it up with organic vodka, schnapps, and gin tastings
  • Savor the authentic flavors of local cheese and chocolate
  • Socialize over a restaurant lunch with a glass of wine, beer, or cider
  • Listen to music during your trip and add your favorite songs to the playlist
Full description

Discover the Hunter Valley on this tasting trip from Sydney, lunch included. Travel over Sydney Harbor Bridge through Sydney's leafy north shore, over the beautiful Hawkesbury River, and onto Australia's oldest wine production region, the Hunter Valley.

The day starts at a locally owned winery and winner of Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year. Staff will guide you through the tastings of their wine and answer your questions. Head to another cellar for more wine tastings, followed by a 1-course restaurant lunch with a wide choice of meals including options for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diets.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or craft beer with your meal and take in the beautiful views overlooking the vineyards. Three's also the option of buying a craft beer tasting paddle. After lunch, give your taste buds a jolt with a visit to a local distillery for tastings of locally produced spirits including vodka, gin, and schnapps. The third cellar door is next for final wine tastings and a chance to relax, buy a glass of wine, and take in the serenity. Throughout the day, you'll also get to enjoy tastings of cheese and chocolate to get the most from your flavorful day and to help support local businesses. Keep an eye out for wild kangaroos and get the chance to take photos. This tour is also carbon-neutral, with all vehicle emissions offset, so when you travel you can make a choice to take positive action to help address climate change.

Includes
  • Driver/guide
  • Group tour
  • Return transportation from Sydney
  • Wine tastings at 3 cellar doors
  • Restaurant lunch with glass of wine or craft beer
  • Distillery visit with local spirits tastings
  • Cheese and chocolate tastings
  • Wine and produce purchases
  • Beer tasting paddles
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • All participants must be over 18 to taste wine
  • This tour is not suitable for children
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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Pace was good overall, pity that weather wasn't good but the wine and spirits were good. Cheese and chocolate pairing was great too. Lunch wasn't that nice, but it wasn't meant to be the highlight, and it could be that the items we ordered weren't great. Our guide Mark was great. Really friendly and helpful.

October 27, 2022

The tour went smoothly, however there was a random gin and vodka tasting too. That was a little unexpected and I thought it was random. The last wine and chocolate tasting place was a let down. The staff didn’t feel like they wanted to serve us. The chocolates were out of stock too. Thought they should at least told us before hand. Tom, our guide, was amazing! He’s so funny and candid!

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July 13, 2022

I took my parents who were over visiting from Ireland. One is a wine drinker and the other isn’t. They both really enjoyed the day as a whole. I love wine also so I was delighted to incorporate the wine tasting with seeing some of the country side. Our tour guide was friendly and punctual. Kept us well in the loop of what the day entails. We even got to spot some kangaroos and that topped the day off for my parents.

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January 8, 2020

Product ID: 66050