6:45-7:30am – We will pick you up to join the tour from your city hotel / accommodation, main train stations or you are welcome to meet us at one of our general city pick up locations. See pick up points here: City & Accommodation Pick Up Points
8:45am – 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!
10:15am-3:30pm – Visit a selection of 4 wineries/cellar doors in the Hunter Valley and enjoy private group wine tastings 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 the Hunter Valley Resort’s Matilda Bay Brewhouse Café, or feel free to purchase your own. • Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing of 4 wines and 4 cheeses. • Visit one of the Hunter chocolate shop outlets and sample some of their tempting chocolate products.
3:45pm – We depart the Hunter Valley for Sydney arriving back around 6:00-6:30pm.
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 lunch cafe option for $25 per person. Choose from great chicken, lamb, fish, vegetarian and other dishes. Your lunch will be served with your choice of a glass of house wine, middy of craft beer or juice. Your driver/guide will have the menu for you to view and pre-order in advance.
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.