Scenic Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour
Vinyards, Village Pubs and a lot of Wine Tasting – A small group country experience to be remembered
SCENIC HUNTER VALLEY WINE TASTING TOUR
Customize your tour itinerary
Like all our private tours, the itinerary shown below is our suggestion and can be changed according to your personal preferences and interests. If you prefer to visit more wineries, or if you like us to organise a tasting at a local distillery or brewery, or perhaps even a twilight balloon flight: just let us know via your private tour enquiry form.
The Hunter Valley, or Hunter is the ultimate getaway for wine lovers living in Sydney. Just over 2.5 hours’ drive from the city, visitors can visit Australia’s oldest wine region, famous for its Shiraz and Sémillon grape varieties. With around 150 wineries in the region, there is something for everyone.
On our HUNTER VALLEY WINE TASTING tour we visit three wineries on our exploration of the Hunter region. Not the big, impersonal factories that cater to large groups, but small, individual 5-star wineries in the various sub-regions, which are distinctly different in terms of terroir, altitude and landscape. There we get insights into wine making, and meet passionate winemakers.
Our full day all-inclusive excursion includes not only wineries, but also a visit to one of Australia’s leading soft cheese producers where we sample delicious fresh cheeses. Lunch with two courses and matching wine is included.
In short, your job is to simply relax and enjoy the company of your friends and family while indulging in fabulous food and wine!
The drive to the Hunter Valley takes around 2.5 hours, but luckily offers plenty of reasons for a quick stop to stretch your legs along the way. For example, at the fabulous Hawkesbury, the mighty river that winds through the eucalyptus forests of Kuring-gai Chase National Park. A little later we leave the Pacific Highway and drive along picturesque country roads to Wollembi. Among the old sandstone houses and outbuildings of this ancient historic village, our coffee tastes all the better.
Another short drive through a widening valley and we reach the Hunter Valley: time for our first wine tasting! And the rest is written on the day itself.
Arrival in Sydney is scheduled for around 5.30 pm.
“In all honesty – I don’t know much about wine. Fortunately the winemakers we meet on our tour to the Hunter Valley do. And they love to share their knowledge and passion about wine making, state-of-the-art production methods, family history, grape varieties and so on. Because tasting wine is always a little about tasting soil, culture and tradition. Couleur locale, as the French say. I love the couleur locale from the Hunter Valley – especially when served against a back-drop of eucalyptus trees, lush mountain slopes and filled up billabongs””
Jelle Marechal, Dingo Tours Guide
AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PARK
On our Hunter Valley Wine Tasting tour, we pass the Australian Reptile Park. If you can’t get enough of Australian animals and can’t imagine wine tasting in the Hunter Valley without a koala or crocodile, a visit to the Australian Reptile Park is a must.
The Reptile Park is not just a zoo – it is the world’s leading centre for the production of antivenom for snakes and spiders. That’s why they keep venomous snakes (including the inland taipan, the most venomous snake in the world) and the Sydney funnel snake (you guessed it, the most venomous spider in the world). But there are also animals in the park that are not deadly and even enjoy being petted or fed: red and grey kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. Less worth petting are Tasmanian devils (the park is one of the breeding centres of this endangered carnivorous marsupial), dingoes, crocodiles and even a pair of Komodo dragons!
If you want to see it all and stop off on your way to the Hunter, you can book a visit as an add-on to our Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour. Price: $43 per person.
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