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Hunter Valley Small Group Wine, Gin and Cheese Tour from Sydney
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Hunter Valley Small Group Wine, Gin and Cheese Tour from Sydney

By Dave's Tours
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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


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    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.
  • Option 2
    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.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting 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.

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    Cjbmangez
    Atlanta, GA13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    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
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    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
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 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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    Thanks for the review! We'll pass the love on to Ander Cheers, Cat
    Written 26 December 2023
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    Edward F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Solo
    I enjoyed this tour quite a bit. Marco, the driver and guide, was friendly and receptive to our questions about both Sydney and Hunter Valley. We stopped at three boutique wineries. Each featured a sampling of good-quality reds and whites. There was also a cheese and chocolate tasting at two of the wineries which provided a nice complement to the wines. Lunch consisted of a trio of fantastic pizzas, a hearty salad and some refreshing sparkling wine at an Italian restaurant. The only part of the day that was underwhelming was the flavored gin and vodka tasting. The products were too treacly for me.

    I highly recommend this tour for those wishing to spend a day outside of Sydney.
    Written 9 February 2024
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    I'm glad to hear you had a great day with Marco. Thanks for joining us! Cheers, Cat
    Written 13 February 2024
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    Danielle Hanwright
    Kumeu, New Zealand5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Solo
    I had a fantastic time on this tour - excellent value for money in terms of wineries visited! Patricia was a very accommodating guide who even helped us to go out and look for kangaroos. The lunch was delicious and I was impressed that it was included completely in the price with wine at the venue. No surprise extra costs, it is a long day out but a great way to see the hunter valley
    Written 10 March 2024
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    Thanks for the review, Danielle! We'll pass the love on to Patricia Cheers, Cat
    Written 11 April 2024
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    Nathan Hamelund
    Seoul, South Korea21 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Thanks for your rave review of Crystal, she'll be chuffed to hear it! Cheers, Cat
    Written 20 March 2023
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    pocahontis
    Kent, UK311 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Solo
    Great tour, good wines, lunch was nice and so was the chocolate tasting!!
    Saltire was my favourite vineyard as the wine was great and i wish i’d bought more!! and seeing a mob of wild roos was a nice treat!
    oakfield was good also and the wine guy was really good!!
    the only thing was i think i could have got the tour cheaper and the last two vineyards served the same types of wine! the chocolate pairing was nice, but the musk chocolate!!🥴
    but all in all i had a good day!
    Written 7 January 2024
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    Thanks for taking the time to review. I'm glad the day was an overall success. Sorry to hear you weren't impressed by the musk chocolate! It can certainly be an acquired taste. Cheers, Cat
    Written 11 April 2024
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