HUNTER VALLEY WINE TOUR
Pick ups from Cessnock, Pokolbin and Lovedale
Full day Local Hunter Valley Wine Tours
Experience the best local Hunter wine tour visiting leading wineries
Small group daily Hunter wine tours, offering great value, friendly knowledgable driver/guides and wine tastings at several leading Hunter wineries/cellar doors, optional cafe lunch, cheese sampling and more. We also provide customised private Hunter tours and tours for hen’s parties.
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Full Day Tour | Departs Every Day
Enjoy a small group personal wine tasting tour in the Hunter – visit 3-4 wineries/cellar doors, enjoy a cheese sampling at one of the winery stops, purchase your own lunch or enjoy the tour cafe lunch and finish the tour at one of the local Hunter chocolate shops.
Small Group Personal Wine Tour
Enjoy a small group personal Hunter wine tour experience with one of our knowledgable and friendly driver/guides. Maximum of 14 to 20 guests per tour.
Complimentary pick up & return to your accommodation
Pick ups available from your Hunter accommodation in Cessnock, Pokolbin & Lovedale – subject to location. Pick ups commence from 9:15am to 10:00am.
Wine tastings at leading Hunter wineries
Our flexible tour itinerary ensures you will visit a mix of 4 different wineries/cellar doors/distillery ranging from a mix of smaller boutique style and family owned vineyards and cellar doors to the larger commercial wine producers. 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.
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Normal tour price is $95 per person BUT book direct online and save:
$80 per person – weekdays
$85 per person – weekends
$95 on all public holidays, long weekends and the Christmas-New Year peak period *
All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD$)
* 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.
NOTE: The normal tour price of $95 per person applies on all public holidays, long weekends and the Christmas-New Year peak period*.
All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD$)
Please Note: Itinerary and timings may change or vary without notice.
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SEE FULL ITINERARY
9:10-10:00am – We will pick you up from your local accommodation in the Hunter Valley area (Cessnock, central Pokolbin and lower Lovedale – subject to location) or you are welcome to meet us at the Hunter Valley Gardens Village in Pokolbin for a convenient central pick up.
10:00am-4:00pm – Visit a selection of 4 wineries/cellar doors / distillery 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 the Hunter Valley Resort’s Matilda Bay Brewhouse Cafe • Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting of 4 wines and 4 cheeses. • Visit one of the Hunter chocolate shop outlets and sample some of their tempting complimentary range of chocolate products.
4:00-4:30pm – We will drop you back to your local Hunter accommodation – we assure you that you will be feeling very satisfied after a fabulous day in the Hunter!
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.
Your Guide and Transport
You will be picked up by one of our professional driver/guides from hotels, resorts, motels and other accommoation around the Hunter in Cessnock, Pokolbin and Lovedale (subject to location), or join us centrally at the Hunter Valley Gardens Village.
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
What is the duration of this tour?
The full day tour runs from around 10:00am to 4:00pm with pick ups commencing from around 9:15am-10:00am.
Is lunch included?
You have a choice to either purchase your own lunch or choose the oiptional tour afe lunch for $25 per person. The tour menu includes anti-pasto, pizzas and salads with your choice of a glass of wine or beer. Check out the lunch menu here.
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.
How many people can book?
You can book for just one person, or up to 10 people. For a group more than 10 people we suggest a private Hunter Valley wine tour. We can customise a tour to suit for groups of up to 14 or 20 people.
How often does this tour depart?
The tour departs everyday of the year except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
PLEASE READ OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS
Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours Terms
Terms & Conditions Cancellation Policy:
1. Within 24 hours of tour date – 100% cancellation fee.
2. Within 48 hours of tour date – 50% cancellation fee.
3. Cancellations or changes to numbers must be received in writing / email as early as possible and no later than 48 hours before the tour date.
Small Groups (5 or more people):
For a person booking a group of people on a wine tour, you must advise us in advance us of any changes to your numbers going on the tour as the above cancellation policy conditions will apply. e.g. If you book for 5 people, you pay for 5 people, if you booking for 7 people, you pay for 7 people etc. unless you advise us of a change to your numbers in advance. We want to give you maximum flexibility for possible changes to your numbers but retain the right to sell any unwanted seats at least 7 days prior to the tour.
Payment is collected on the tour date by the driver / guide. You can choose to pay by cash, eftpos or credit card (Visa, MasterCard. No AMEX).
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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
Tourists and cruise ship visitors
Weekend holiday makers