6:45-7:30am – We will pick you up to join your tour from your city accommodation, hotels, main train stations or you are welcome to meet us at one of our general city pick up locations.
8:45am – Comfort stop at Oliver’s Cafe on the M1 – time also to purchase your wake-up coffee!
10:15am-3.30pm – Visit a selection of 4 wineries/cellar doors in the Hunter Valley and enjoy a private group tasting to sample and taste many red and white varieties. Take the opportunity to purchase some of the best wine in Australia directly at the cellar door at great cellar door prices • For an additional $25 per person enjoy an optional cafe lunch at either Epicure Café or the Hunter Valley Resort’s Matilda Bay Brewhouse Cafe • Visit the Smelly Cheese Shop or Hunter Cheese Factory Shop. Wander in and try some of their complimentary range of local Australian & imported cheeses. Note: no formal tastings included. Visit one of the Hunter chocolate shop outlets and sample some of their tempting complimentary range of chocolate products.
3:45pm – We depart the Hunter Valley driving back to Sydney to arrive around 6:00-6:30pm – all feeling very sleepy and mellow!
We stop for lunch at 2 venues in the Hunter Valley including Epicure Cafe and the Matilda Bay Brewhouse Cafe at the Hunter Valley Resort.
Monday to Friday:
We strongly recommend selecting the lunch option available at Epicure Cafe on weekdays from Mondays to Fridays ($25 per person extra). Note: There are limited lunch alternatives at other venues on these days.
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays:
Lunch on weekends is optional. Choose from 2 lunch options on weekends and public holidays. Purchase your own lunch at the Matilda Bay Brewhouse Cafe (HV1 option) or enjoy a cafe lunch at either Epicure Cafe or the Matilda Bay Brewhouse Cafe (HV4 option). The group tour lunch at either venue costs $25 per person. Your tour guide will inform you of the selected venue for the day on the day of your tour.
(See Lunch Menus)
Note: NO BYO lunch permitted. Spend enough time at Epicure Cafe or the Hunter Resort to sample popular craft beers (purchase a beer tasting paddle at your expense).