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Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney

Hunter Valley Wine Tours from Sydney

Experience an unforgettable wine tasting tour to the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region

Want to spend an amazing day in the Hunter Valley enjoying wine tastings, a cheese sampling, optional cafe lunch, liquors and chocolate shop visit? We got this! We specialise in providing some of the best Hunter Valley Wine Tours with daily departures from Sydney as well as personalised private and hens tours.

Hunter Valley Wine Tours from Sydney

Full Day Tour | Departs Every Day
DIRECT ONLINE PRICE  from $120 per person
Normal Price $135 per person

Enjoy a full day Hunter wine tour from Sydney. Your tour itinerary includes wine tastings, optional cafe lunch, liquors, cheese and chocolate samples:

  • Wine tastings at our selection of 4 wineries/cellar doors/distillery
  • Wine & cheese pairing included at one of the wineries visited; the Hermitage Road Cellars
  • Optional cafe lunch with a glass of wine or beer, or purchase your own lunch
  • Time for a beer tasting paddle after lunch for those that wish (at your expense)
  • Visit either the Hunter Valley Distillery or the Kiss of Fire outlet for liquor samples
  • Stop at one of the local Hunter Chocolate Shops

Small Group Personal Wine Tour
Enjoy a small group personal wine tour experience from Sydney to the Hunter Valley, 2 hours 15 minutes drive from Sydney, with one of our friendly and knowledgable driver/guides. Maximum 14, 17 or 20 guests per tour.

Courtesy pick up & return to Sydney hotels and convenient locations
Complimentary pick ups are available from several hotels and convenient city meeting points in Sydney CBD and surrounding suburbs such as Bondi Junction, Kings Cross/Potts Point, Darling Harbour, North Sydney etc. Pick ups commence from 6:45am to 7:30am. The tour departs Sydney around 7:30am and return around 6:00-6:30pm. Click here for our pick list pick up points.

Wine tastings at leading Hunter wineries as well as liquors
On our flexible tour itinerary from Sydney you will visit a mixed selection of 4 different wineries/cellar doors/distillery ranging from smaller boutique style and family owned vineyards and cellar doors to the larger commercial wine producers, including a visit to either the Hunter Distillery or Kiss of Fires outlet.  You will sample approximately 5-8 wines at each winery/cellar door.

Wine & cheese pairing at the Hermitage Cellars included
You will enjoy a wine and cheese pairing at one of the cellar doors visited, the Hermitage Road Cellars at the Hunter Resort. We have an on-board fridge to keep any cheese purchases cool.

Stop for lunch at the Matilda Bay Brewhouse Cafe at the Hunter Resort
We stop for lunch at the Matilda Bay Brewhouse Cafe. Enjoy shared anti-pasto platters, pizzas and salads with your choice of a glass of wine or beer for $25 per person, or you are free to purchase your own lunch choice from the cafe blackboard menu. Check out the lunch options here.

Matilda Bay Brewhouse craft beer tasting available – at your expense
Optional beer tasting available during our lunch stop – note: at your expense.  Try a beer tasting paddle with up to 12 different brews to choose from including lagers, ales, stout, cider, ginger beers and special brews.

A visit to one of the Hunter Valley Chocolate Shop outlets
Enjoy an afternoon visit to one of the popular Hunter Chocolate Shop outlets. Sample their complimentary samples with free time to browse and purchase if you wish.

Book direct online to save!!
Normal tour price is $135 per person BUT book direct online and save:
$120 per person for the tour or $145 including lunch.

NOTE: The normal tour price of $135 per person applies on all public holidays, long weekends and the Christmas-New Year peak period*.
Plus optional cafe lunch available for $25 per person.
All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD$)

* The internet special rate does not apply on public holidays, long weekends and periods of peak demand e.g. Australia Day, Easter weekend, Queen’s Birthday weekend and the Christmas-New Year period 2019-2020 i.e. 29th December to 4th January 2020. Check the calendar for prices for your preferred tour date.

Please Note: Itinerary and timings may change or vary without notice.

For further information about this tour, click on the + icon to right of each heading below.

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6:45 – 7:30am – We will pick you up to join the tour from your city location See pick up points here

8:45 am – Stop at Oliver’s Café en route to the Hunter for a comfort stop, stretch of the legs and time to purchase your morning wake-up coffee before you start your days wine tasting!

10:15 am – 3:45 pm 

  • Visit a selection of 4 different wineries / cellar doors / distillery including:
    • 2 exceptional award winning wineries
    • Hermitage Cellar Door for wine and cheese tasting
    • Hunter Valley Distillery for local Schnapps, Vodka and Gin tasting
    • And a final temptation – a chocolate shop visit in the gardens village
  • Enjoy lunch at the Hunter Resort’s Matilda Bay Brewhouse Cafe. Select the group tour cafe lunch option for $25pp or purchase your own lunch at the cafe
  • Beer tasting available at your expense during our lunch break

3:45 pm – We depart the Hunter Valley for Sydney arriving back around 6:15 – 6:30 pm.

LUNCH OPTIONS PLUS MORE AND MORE!

We stop for lunch at the Matilda Bay Brewhouse Cafe at the Hunter Valley Resort. Select the great value tour cafe lunch cafe option for $25 per person. Enjoy a shared anti pasto and pizza / salad luncheon – the Chef’s speciality which includes your choice of a glass of wine or beer.

Alternatively, you are welcome to purchase your own lunch on the day. Purchase your selection from the blackboard cafe menu.

Note: during periods of peak demand e.g. long weekends, public holidays and the Christmas-New Year period etc, the Hunter Resort is an extremely popular venue. To avoid wait times and a guaranteed reserved table, we strongly recommend doing the tour group lunch option above.

Spend enough time at the Hunter Resort to experience their unique beer tasting paddle with accompanying tasting notes for up to 12 beers – at your expense. Or if you prefer, wander next door to the Hermitage Road Cellars to continue some more wine tasting. Nowhere in the Hunter can you try so many wines all under the one roof! An exclusive range of premium wines from small Hunter Valley winemakers – including Helé Family, Lisa McGuigan, David Hook, Andrew Thomas, Andrew Margan, Polin & Polin, Stormy Ridge, Crisford Family – just to mention a few…

Note: NO BYO lunch permitted.

Our Hunter Valley Wine Tour offers many photo opportunities

Your Hunter wine tour includes plenty of time to take photos and selfies with the stunning scenery of the Hunter Valley as your backdrop.

Your Guide and Transport

You will be picked up by one of our professional driver/guides from convenient central Sydney locations/landmarks or your Sydney accommodation.  Check out our list of pick up points from Sydney. Your knowledgeable driver knows the wineries and wines of the regions enhancing your experience as you tour the beautiful Hunter Valley.

Frequently Asked Questions about our Hunter Wine Tours

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What is the duration of this tour?
The tour from Sydney is a full day tour departing the CBD around 7:20-7:30am and returning in the evening around 6:00-6:30pm.  Note: Pick ups for the tour commence at 6:45am from Bondi Junction, Kings Cross/Potts Point, the Central Station area, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, North Sydney, Chatswood, Gordon and Wahroonga. Check your booking confirmation for your pick pu time time and arrangements.

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Is lunch included?
You have a choice to either purchase your own lunch on the day or choose the optional tour cafe lunch for $25 per person. The group tour menu includes shared anti-pasto, pizzas and salads with your choice of a glass of wine or beer. Check out the Hunter tour lunch menu and options here.

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What wineries do we visit?
We select some of the best wineries available in the Hunter Valley. The selection varies from day to day, driver to driver. Wineries on our list of popular venues include McGuigan Wines, Tulloch Wines, the Hermitage Road Cellars, Blueberry Hill Wines, Lambloch Wines, Mistletoe Wines, Mount View Estate, Ben Ean, Macquariedale Organic Wines, Ridgeview Estate to name a few. If you want to visit a specific winery, please consider a private Hunter Valley wine tour.

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How many people can book?
You can book for just one person, or up to 10 people. For a group more than 10 we suggest a private Hunter Valley wine tour. We can customise a tour to suit for groups of up to 14, 17 or 20 people.

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How often does this tour depart?
Every day of the year, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

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What is included in your tour?

Full day tour from Sydney to the Hunter Valley and return

Travel & transport on an air-conditioned mini-coach

Pickup & drop-off from convenient designated meeting points

All wine tastings and a cheese sampling

Cafe lunch stop at the Matilda Bay Brewhouse Cafe

Visit one of the Chocolate Shops

 

Who goes on this tour

Friends & solo travellers for a fun day out

Women – hen’s, girls’ or mums’ day out

Couples – for anniversaries or date nights

Corporate teams

Tourists and cruise ship visitors

Weekend holiday makers