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Hunter Valley Small Group Wine, Gin, Cheese & Chocolate Tour from Sydney
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Hunter Valley Small Group Wine, Gin, Cheese & Chocolate Tour from Sydney

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Ages 18-99, max of 28 per group
Duration: 11–12 hours
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  • Pick up and drop off at central Sydney locations
  • Behind the scenes wine production tour of a local winery
  • Local Gin & Vodka Tasting
  • Knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining guides
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Boutique wineries
  • Relaxed one course lunch with wine or beer
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Christ Church St Laurence, 812 George St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia 7:25am We meet guests at the bus parking next to the Church at 812 George St.
  • Macquarie Place Park, 36 Bridge St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia 7:45am We pick up travellers next to The Obelisk on the Loftus Street side of Macquarie Place Park.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6912P12

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Closed toe shoes required for production tour
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 28 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Hunter Valley Small Group Wine, Gin, Cheese & Chocolate Tour from Sydney?
Hunter Valley Small Group Wine, Gin, Cheese & Chocolate Tour from Sydney price starts from AU$254.50. Discover and book Hunter Valley Small Group Wine, Gin, Cheese & Chocolate Tour from Sydney on Tripadvisor
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    We visit a number of wineries and dsitilleries on our tours. The Hunter Valley has some of Australia's best wine, food, cheese, chocolate and spirits and we’ll try them all on this tour as we visit 3 wineries and a distillery. Each stop includes a guided tasting by a local supplier with behind the scenes tours at select locations.
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    Great intro to Australia and to Aussie drinking!
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    Amazing! Top Notch!
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    Great afternoon of beer tasting
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    Gift for Hubbys 50th
    I booked this tour for my husbands 50th with 11 of his mates. They had an absolute ball! Andy the guide was heaps of fun, knowledgeable and very professional. My husband was so happy with this gift and said it was the best way to celebrate his big 5.0! All the wives and families caught up with the men on tour afterwards and loved hearing their stories. Highly recommended!
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    Great Sunday afternoon
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    Awesome Day !
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    Some great Craft Beers
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Rebecca
Auckland, New Zealand52 contributions
Krystal was absolutely fantastic. She had good tunes, a sense of humor, she knew her stuff, and she totally accommodated my motion sickness and pulled over when I needed to.

Tried some tasty wines, but also got the stories and legends behind their making. Fascinating!

While I can't comment on the cheese and chocolate (I'm dairy free), they must have been good coz my friends were arguing over who got to sit next to me and eat my share 😂

Even lunch was at a lovely place with pizza (chicken wings and salad for me).

I call this a fantastic day out and recommend this tour anytime
Written 31 May 2022
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Ah Rebecca, the dairy free friend is a good one to sit next to on this tour! Keep an eye out for our new Sydney product launching later this year...it look after all your dietary needs....except nuts maybe, cant do much about nits haha! Regards, Gregg
Written 7 June 2022
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Cjbmangez
Atlanta, GA17 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Friends
Our guide Todd went out of his way to give us the best experience. He stopped for kangaroo photos. When one tasting location was not terrific he made sure to add an additional one that was wonderful. We had a total of 6 wine stops including one for wood fired pizzas that were amazing.

highly recommend this tour and especially Todd
Written 15 March 2023
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GaryakaDave
Thanks for the review! We'll pass the love on to Todd. Cheers, Cat
Written 20 March 2023
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Vacationer803182
5 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
This was a very good wine tasting tour. Firstly it wasn't just wine, it was so much more. For the drive a DJ is chosen (me Tasty Trev) which adds to the trip. No commentary on the way, so depending upon your preference this is either a pro or con. Upon arrival at the first Vinyard a brief history and background of the region is given (expertly I might add, this time by Crystal). Tour of production facility ensues and then tasting.
An excellent day in all, sumptuous lunch, variety in tastings, chocolate comes appropriately immediately following lunch . Shout out to Todd for balancing interaction vs. allowing space for individual exploration within the tourist groups.
Written 8 March 2023
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GaryakaDave
Glad to hear you had a great day with Todd (& Crystal). Thanks for joining us! Cheers, Cat
Written 13 March 2023
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Aneliz S
2 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
It was an amazing trip/ experience. We have had a lot of fun and learned more about wine; especially Australian wines. All wineries we visited offered great wine. Our tour guide, Ander, was amazing!!!! Very knowledgeable! He talked about the history of the region, fun facts and culture of Australia. Lunch was great. It was an amazing day in the Hunter Valley. Hope you enjoy as much as we did. Cheers 🥂
Written 30 October 2023
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Nathan Hamelund
Seoul, South Korea21 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
The travel time for this trip is a little uncomfortable to do in one day. I did enjoy the winery tours and tastings but it felt a bit rushed at each stop. There was only enough time to go through the wine selection and then about 5-10 minutes to decide if you would like to make a purchase. The lunch location was at a brewery and it was delicious. The lunch stop did not at all feel rushed and I appreciated that. If you’re okay with spending nearly half of the time in a vehicle, then this tour is okay.
Written 15 September 2022
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Hi Nathan, Sorry you didnt enjoy the tour mate. Unfortunately the Hunter is a long way away from Sydney. Our tour is an 11.5 hour day and about 6.5 hours is spent in the Valley. Also sorry to hear you felt rushed, but we think 5-10 mins to choose some wines to buy after a 45 minute tasting is plenty. The tour was a Tuesday, so its usually more chilled than the weekend. Next time you're in Sydney, we can maybe get you on a Sydney beer, wine and spirits tour so you don't have all the travel with all the delicious drink. Regards, Gregg
Written 18 October 2022
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Sheridan K
4 contributions
Nov. 2022
Lovely tour. The pick-up and drop-off process was smooth and convenient, and I enjoyed each winery. Could've done without the gin/vodka stop, but overall had a great time! The winemakers were kind and generous, and thoughtfully explained their chocolate/cheese pairings where applicable. Really fun time!
Written 15 November 2022
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GaryakaDave
Thanks for the 5 stars! And thank you for your honest opinion about the distillery Cheers, Cat
Written 27 November 2022
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Chloe R
Ormeau, Australia1 contribution
Jul. 2022 • Solo
As a fellow Aussie, this full-day tour was a worthwhile experience that will have lasting memories. A special mention to our tour guide (Collin) who offered great commentary and ensured all of us were enjoying ourselves whist traveling amongst five of his favourite small boutique style wineries and distilleries. All spots had unique varieties of food and beverages which were also available for purchasing. I can honestly say that I’ll be leaving Sydney with a heavier suitcase than I had thought. Overall, it’s highly recommended for anyone who is considering a trip to the Hunter Valley from Sydney without any hassles or stress attached!
Written 7 July 2022
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Thenks for the awesome review Chloe, hopefully you didn't get pulled up for the heavier suitcase on the flight home haha! Regards, Gregg
Written 17 July 2022
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liza v
2 contributions
Mar. 2023
Crystal our guide had lost of knowledge and passed on wonderful information throughout the day. Learned so much while at the same time seeing a beautiful area outside of the city and tasting some wonderful wines, cheeses, spirits and chocolate. Crystal was fun and personable and easy going and made the day that much more enjoyable. Lunch was really nice with wood fired pizzas, beautiful salad and....more wine. I am very glad I booked this tour and was able to experience something I will remember forever.
Written 17 March 2023
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GaryakaDave
Thanks for your rave review of Crystal, she'll be chuffed to hear it! Cheers, Cat
Written 20 March 2023
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Henry S
Cuenca, Ecuador8 contributions
Nov. 2022
Because of the distance to travel, it was a rather long day. However, the wines offered for tasting were very good (other than the Chardonnays, which neither I or my wife care for). Unfortunately, because were were travelling only with carry-on and live in Ecuador, we were not able to buy a selection to take with us, or have shipped, just one bottle for that evening's enjoyment. However, we were able to get home with one of the very small sampler bottles of the gin.
Written 4 December 2022
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GaryakaDave
Thanks for the 5 stars! Next time you'll need to bring an extra suitcase for all the beautiful wines! Cheers, Cat
Written 15 January 2023
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Terri
Lexington, SC61 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Couples
A wonderful ride through the very scenic Hunter Valley! Yes it starts early in the morning and makes for a long day but so worth it! You’re probably only in Australia once so go for it and tastes some great wines as you learn about them. There’s cheese and chocolates too! Plus lunch. Always bathrooms to use and water to drink. Pit stop for coffee great both ways. The gin and vodka tasting not so great - just weird flavored booze - could leave that out and get back sooner to hotel. Our guide Col was fantastic! He was knowledgeable and funny. We also saw kangaroos on the way!!
Written 17 February 2023
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GaryakaDave
Thanks for your rave review of Col, he'll be chuffed to hear it! Cheers, Cat
Written 1 March 2023
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