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Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery

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Overview
Spend a day tasting some of Australia’s best wine, cheese, and chocolate in the Hunter Valley on this small-group, full-day tour from Sydney. Your guide will take you on three wine tastings at select boutique wineries in the area. Enjoy a gourmet one course lunch with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink at a local Hunter Valley restaurant. Plus sample cheeses, chocolate, fudge and vodka during stops at local shops and outlets. Relax and listen to upbeat music on board your comfortable coach, and learn all about the region from your knowledgeable driver-guide.
Highlights
  • Explore the Hunter Valley from Sydney with a small-group tour
  • Entrance to wineries, lunch, and other gourmet tastings are included
  • Visit a chocolate factory and vodka distillery and sample local treats
  • Leave the details and driving to your knowledgeable guide
What to Expect
Meet your guide at agreed pick-up location to be confirmed at booking, and then leave the bustle of Sydney behind as you settle in for the scenic journey to the Hunter valley. Admire the rolling hills and listen to commentary from your guide as you travel north through the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Arrive in Australia’s most celebrated wine producing region and tour 3 boutique wineries. Taste many local varietals and learn about how wine is made. Enjoy a one course restaurant lunch with a glass of wine, beer or cider. Sample local cheese, chocolate and fudge plus visit The Hunter Distillery for tastings of their organic vodka. Arrive back in Sydney in the evening with one drop-off at a central location for all guests.
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Important Information
Departure Point
812B George St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Departure Time
7:25 AM
Duration
11h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup (selected locations only)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please note: your local operator ONLY picks up from the selected departure location set out in the departure point.
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had a blast with Billy and the folks we met on our tour. I was pleasantly surprised when we got to try several Semillon wines, as that is my favorite wine from the Northwest in the USA - and it's one of Hunter Valley's specialties. The tastings were very informative and well
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This trip was great from start to finish, the day was very well paced and Sam was great, friendly and very talkative. The first stop at De Iuliis was great very professional showed us how to taste and sip wine and what to look for, gave us a list of what we were tasting and the
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery
Responded 1 Sep. 2019
G'day James Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent wine tour with Sam. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed all the stops on the day. Whilst The Hunter Valley is Australia's oldest wine region, there are some great non-wine suppliers, and we are all about sharing local flavours, be it wine, cheese, chocolate or vodka. We have a variety of different buses in our fleet, ranging in different sizes, all with temperature control, and quality sound systems, so we try to allocate the right size bus based on the size of the group, and we do endeavor to make the journey as comfortable as possible. Cheers
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We loved our wine tour, with the exception of the first winery (the wine was just ok and the sommelier was a bit snooty and did not like our group talking to each other) Our tour guide Sam was amazing and he even took us to a spot where he knew kangaroos would be hanging out for
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery
Responded 12 Aug. 2019
Thanks for the review Jennie, and thanks for sharing your concerns with the first winery. This is not something we at Colourful Trips are proud of, but we are confident that Sam saved the day, and ensured you had an amazing experience in The Hunter. We're lucky to have him and will definitely pass on your comments. Cheers
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We had a lovely day with Cheeks and a group of about 20 folks from around the world. The wines were delicious and the gin/vodka tasting was educational and surprising. Great value and a great experience!
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery
Responded 25 Aug. 2019
Thanks for taking the time to comment on your experience with Cheeks. He's a great guy, who loves what he does. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the educational portion of the tastings, and that the wines were to your liking. Cheers
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From pick up to drop off, I loved this trip. Our guide Cheeks was friendly, informative and had a good sense of humour. Felt he went the extra mile to point things out on our journey, and give facts about the area and not just the wineries. Sampled plenty of wine and the day
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery
Responded 25 Aug. 2019
Thanks heaps for the review. Cheeks is a true local, having grown up in the Hunter Region, and he loves showing off his 'backyard' to intrepid travelers. Glad to hear you enjoyed the wines too. The Hunter Valley was the first wine region in Australia, so it stands to reason, they know what they're doing up there. Cheers
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