Leave the bustle of Sydney and spend a relaxing day in the beautiful Hunter Valley on a guided wine-tasting tour in Australia’s oldest wine producing region. Enjoy a delicious lunch paired with wine, take a private tour of a vineyard, and savor tastings at several wineries. Learn about the wine making process from your experienced guide and have the option to sample locally crafted beers. Finish the day at the Roche Estate, where'll you have free time to explore the shops offering Australian cheeses and gourmet delights.
24-hour room service
WiFi in public area
Newspaper in lobby
Il treno partiva alle ore 08:30 dalla stazione di Campo Di Marte, a Firenze. Appena la sera prima avevo salutato mio fratello e finito di sistemare lo zaino da 65L per l'avventura che mi stava aspettando. Ero "pronto". La notte era passata velocemente... come se non avessi dormito. Io, ed i miei genitori, arriviamo in stazione alle 8 puntuali, attraversando Firenze in uno dei pochi (e violenti) temporali estivi.
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Stop At: Leogate Estate Wines, 1693 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
Enjoy a private wine tasting experience at Leogate Estate Wines, which produces trophy-winning wines such as Chardonnay, Semillon and Shiraz, and learn of local wine-making techniques
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Hunter Valley Resort, Hermitage Rd &, Mistletoe Ln, Pokolbin NSW 2320, Australia
Visit Hunter Valley Resort, where you can walk among the vines and learn about the wine-making process and the key role the resort plays in this region • Enjoy lunch made with local produce, while you sample some of the area’s best wines • You’ll also have the chance to purchase a beer tasting paddle from the on-site brewery
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Stop At: McGuigan Wines, 447 McDonalds Road Corner of Broke & McDonalds Roads, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
The McGuigan family are respected pioneers of the industry and at their cellar door you’ll be greeted warmly and welcomed to a tasting of their fine wines
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Roche Estate, Corner Broke & McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
Finish the day at Roche Estate, where you’ll have free time to explore the shops offering Australian cheeses at the Smelly Cheese Shop and gourmet delights plus coffee, gelato, craft beer and cellar doors (own expense).
Duration: 40 minutes
Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB and air conditioning
Experienced local guide
Three wine tastings in Australia's oldest wine-producing region, the Hunter Valley
Enjoy a lunch made of local produce and paired with some of area's best wines
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off (at selected Sydney hotels only)
Sample some of the region's best cheeses at the Smelly Cheese Shop
Entry/Admission - Leogate Estate Wines
Entry/Admission - Hunter Valley Resort
Entry/Admission - McGuigan Wines
Entry/Admission - Roche Estate
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol.
Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on our tours providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle. Wheelchairs will be stored under the vehicle whilst in transit. If travelling with a wheelchair, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure your wheelchair can be accommodated.
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
If travelling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure the can be accommodated.
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
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 50 travelers
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Traveler pickup is offered Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
TripAdvisor's Customer Reviews
Wine tasting tours are always on my list as I travel and this did not disappoint. With a pleasant ride to the countryside, a delicious lunch at McGuigan Wines and several tastings, I came back with two wonderful wines to share with family. You have the chance to sample well over a dozen wines as well as the shared history of the winery. It's always a great way to meet new people and share a moment that brings strangers together from all over the world.
Our tour was fantastic right from the go with our hilarious coach driver, Stewart. He picked us right on time and then we proceeded through the city of Sydney to the Hunter Valley with a continuous commentary that gave us insights to the life, history and future of the areas we traversed. At the Hunter Valley we visited the three wineries, each gave us a good insight to their operations, tastings and a good send off with wines and wine related goods. The trip back was through the country to the city with commentary where needed and time to sleep. The on-board WIFI was much appreciated. Well done, and highly recommended!!
Excellent tour...3 wineries visited tasting over 30 wines which was fab!
We went on this tour as non-drivers who wanted a glimpse of the Hunter Valley Gardens. We chatted with our guide Ben, who was more than happy to help us out and included an extra drop-off, meaning we were able to spend extra time in the amazing gardens we were happy to skip one of the wineries to allow for the extra time. Ben was a fantastic guide, and was very entertaining and informative. The wine tasting was lovely, lunch was fantastic and all in all it was an amazing day. We would definitely do this trip again, especially if Ben was our guide.
My mother and I enjoyed this trip.
This tour was all that was promised! The 2+ hour trip to the Hunter Valley went quickly as Peter T., our tour guide, pointed out points of interest along the way. Peter was professional, friendly, and had a great sense of humor. The flow and timing of the tour worked well with just enough time spent at each stop. There's a great cheese shop at the last winery - an added bonus. The lunch was excellent, too! We'd definitely recommend this tour to others!
This was a great day out with a great tour guide Peter. highly recommended
Loved the tour and bus driver. Thank you to them for reserving the front seat for me, I get sick sitting too far back. The lunch was delicious. ..highly recommend.