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  • Hunter Valley: Uncork the Hunter Full-Day Wine Tour

    1. Hunter Valley: Uncork the Hunter Full-Day Wine Tour

    Uncork unexpected and unique experiences on a tour of Australia's Hunter Valley. Your 7-hour tour includes multiple wine tastings, a cheese and wine masterclass, a mystery wine experience, chocolate and wine pairings, a generous lunch, a glass of wine, and a tour of a working brewery.

    Go off the beaten track with your small group and find great Hunter wines that exist beyond the shelves of a bottle shop. Don’t expect to go on the path well-traveled—it’s too busy there, and there’s no room for surprises.   Speaking of surprises, did the mystery wine experience catch your eye? Your tour includes a unique wine encounter that is not available to your average walk-in wine-taster.

    The mystery wine experience is designed to build your wine knowledge while getting you involved, having a few laughs, and teaching you what makes Hunter Valley wine unique.   Your b...

    Great fun and extremely informative tour - our tour guide Julz was amazing - we will definitely be back to try another tour with her hopefully as our guide

  • From Pokolbin: Picnic among the vines

    2. From Pokolbin: Picnic among the vines

    Experience the Audrey Wilkinson Cellar Door,  located in a prime position at the foothills of the Brokenback Mountain Ranges with spectacular views of the Hunter Valley. From the cellar door you will be guided to the on-site museum with plenty of history to see and learn. You will be guided by an experienced host through a wine Master-Class before enjoying a premium tasting of the showcase wines, which the winemakers consider to be classic varietals. Once you have completed your tasting and hopefully picked a favorite wine, you can collect your packed picnic lunch and a bottle of wine and head to one of the scenic spots on site.  Sit among the vines and enjoy the stunning views, pick a sunny spot on the lawn over looking the surrounding regions or set up at one of our undercover tables on the verandah. The experience truly is your own, enjoy it as a couple or with a group of friends.

    Oh wow did we enjoy our day, had a group of 6 go, it was perfect weather, the picnic lunch was fantastic and wow that view! we could of sat there all day. Learning about the place and wine tasting was great also, took home two bottles. I highly recommend this tour, value for money!

  • Hunter Valley: Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Tasting Tour

    3. Hunter Valley: Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Tasting Tour

    Taste some of the finest wines produced in Australia on an amazing tasting tour of the Hunter Valley. Sample the best of the region's produce including cheeses, chocolates and other culinary treats. Quench your thirst with a local beer and sample distilled spirits and liqueurs.

    Travel in a small group with a great music playlist for a relaxed style and pace. Get inside knowledge about the boutique wineries and other producers of this extraordinary region. Take part in 3 fun and educational wine tastings to sample both red and white varietals with local gurus.

    Enjoy some free time to unwind over lunch with a glass of wine or more. Try organic vodka, schnapps, gin and liqueurs served in test tubes along the way. Choose from different flavors, such as mango, chocolate mint, or chili if you are feeling brave.

    The day was an absolute awesome day with the other 4 people we had on the tour with us, but the driver Tom, I would never recommend again, he wasn’’t very sociable, drive like a lunatic reaching speeds of 104 km/h in 80 km/h zones and was very pushy with what we had to do. In fact if I knew I was going to have him as a driver again, I would consider cancelling the trip.

  • Cheeses of the World Masterclass

    4. Cheeses of the World Masterclass

    Tour your taste buds around the globe with a mouth-watering hour spent tasting 9 world-famous cheeses and small goods, matched with 9 outstanding Hunter Valley wines and a whole lot of laughs with your fun guide. Learn how to select any cheese to match certain varieties of wine. Find out why a Hunter Valley Semillon can be a match made in heaven when served with one cheese but a disaster when matched with another. Cheese lovers have been raving about this experience for years - it is a great way to do a wine tasting with a difference and will become the highlight of your trip.

    Great fun July was entertaining, informative and created a fabulous day of fun,wine and cheeses

  • Hunter Valley: Brokenwood Wine Matching Experience

    5. Hunter Valley: Brokenwood Wine Matching Experience

    Arrive at Brokenwood’s stunning cellar door and be greeted by one of the friendly concierge staff who will take you to the Match Room. Enjoy a self-guided, seated wine and food flight with a selection of 6 Brokenwood wines matched with bite-sized seasonal canapés. There will be a knowledgeable staff member on hand to answer any questions you may have about the wine or the winery.

    Terrific wines, excellent canapes matched to the wines, very good service (brief descriptions and then they left us alone to enjoy each wine, but we always available for questions and information). We thoroughly enjoyed!

  • Hunter Valley: Mystery Wine and Cheese Tasting Experience

    6. Hunter Valley: Mystery Wine and Cheese Tasting Experience

    Sample the sophisticated flavors of Tulloch Wines alongside a cheese and charcuterie selection. For this mystery wine tasting, you’ll be presented with 6 varieties of wine and challenged to guess what they are. Work at your own pace and with the expert assistance of a dedicated wine professional and accompanying tasting mat. Compete against the other members of your group to see who gets the most correct. This unique wine experience includes: Seated tasting with an introduction by a wine ambassador or educator 6 Tulloch wines to taste Local cheese and charcuterie board Individual tasting mat to help guide your tasting experience Take-home wine experience guide with additional information and details Children will receive a specially prepared junior tasting menu with 3 specially prepared soft drinks and 3 matching snacks (nut and gluten-free). Teenagers and other non-drinkers will be...

    Wonderful experience. Given 6 wines and information about wines to help you pick what type of wine they are by colour, aroma and taste. Interesting, educational and delicious

  • Beyond The Range Helicopter Flight

    7. Beyond The Range Helicopter Flight

    Beyond the Range is a flight for those that want to see more than the wine region. You will see wineries, vineyards, rolling green hills, Broken Back Range and Hunter Valley Gardens. Then you will go Beyond The Range, where you will see valleys with fresh water creeks running through them, Cedar Creek, valley views to the south looking towards Congewai, and views down towards the Wollombi Valley. So to get a great overview of the area, Beyond the Range is definitely a flight that will get you smiling. Highlights include: - Flying in a helicopter - Hunter Valley Gardens from the air - The beautiful Hunter vineyards  - The Broken Back range  - Views across the enormous Great Dividing Range and the Hunter Valley Accommodation pick-up also available, please contact one of our friendly staff. Additional charges may apply.

    though we had waited for about half an hour as it was a busy day for them but it was worth every penny and the wait..the experience was great..and the pilot was very kind to assist us, especially my husband who has paraperesis..his disability didnt stop us from riding the helicopter and seeing the beautiful hunter valley view from the top..

  • Hunter Valley: Brokenwood Behind-The-Scenes Wine Tour

    8. Hunter Valley: Brokenwood Behind-The-Scenes Wine Tour

    Enjoy an exclusive wine experience at Brokenwood as you take part in a guided tasting of food and wine pairings, join a behind-the-scenes winery tour of the estate, and taste pre-release wine straight from the barrel. Learn more about pairing wine with food as well as about wine-making and the history of Brokenwood Wines. After arriving at Brokenwood’s cellar door concierge, your journey will begin with an intimate tasting in our private tasting room. Your personal host will guide you through 6 premium Brokenwood wines (3 white and 3 red) as you enjoy 6 specially prepared canapés. You will have the chance to meet the chef of The Wood Restaurant as he takes you through each unique food match. Continue your experience with a behind the scenes tour of the winery where you will learn all aspects of winemaking and delve deep into the history of Brokenwood Wines. Your tour ends in the barre...

  • Hunter Valley: 1-Hour Cheese and Barrel Wine Tasting

    9. Hunter Valley: 1-Hour Cheese and Barrel Wine Tasting

    Located in the foothills of the Brokenback Mountain Ranges, the Audrey Wilkinson Cellar Door offers the perfect getaway for food and wine connoisseurs.   Guided by an in-house wine expert, your seated tasting experience will take place in our heritage listed museum space. Alongside sampling a range of premium wines, your host will deliver three generous tastings direct from the barrel where our fortified wines are maturing — an experience exclusive to this package. Wine will be delicately matched with cheeses, sourced from renowned local producers.

  • New South Wales: 4-Day Driving Wine and Food Tour

    10. New South Wales: 4-Day Driving Wine and Food Tour

    Day 1 On arrival in the Hunter Valley, jump in the lead vehicle to experience a 'behind the scenes' production tour and wine tasting at De Iuliis Wines. Continue to Hermitage Road Cellars for a wine tasting paired with local cheese, followed by a one-course restaurant lunch with a glass of wine or beer. After lunch, sharpen the palette with some organic spirit tastings at Hunter Distillery before a decadent wine tasting paired with Adore chocolate at Glandore Estate. Relax with some free time at the day's end and walk to a cheese factory or taste 'glitter' vodka. Enjoy your free evenings are free or opt for the group dinner at the local Harrigans Hotel. Day 2 After breakfast (included), begin the drive from Pokolbin to Mudgee. Relax into the beautiful journey along quiet backcountry roads passing picturesque farms, traversing low mountain ranges, nativ...

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4.7 / 5

based on 173 reviews

2 fat blokes were awesome . If you get a chance to choose guides you should choose Bill. His knowledge of the area and his quirky anecdotes made our day. They will take you to the path less travelled and show you a great variety of vineyards. My wife and I Are in our 40s and we thoroughly enjoyed the day. I am not a wine drinker but are now converted . Thanks Bill and the team.

Oh wow did we enjoy our day, had a group of 6 go, it was perfect weather, the picnic lunch was fantastic and wow that view! we could of sat there all day. Learning about the place and wine tasting was great also, took home two bottles. I highly recommend this tour, value for money!

Two fat blokes were our activity. Their tour guide of Julz was amazing. Her wit, knowledge and overall professionalism are to be commended. I'd recommend their company to anyone.

Great fun and extremely informative tour - our tour guide Julz was amazing - we will definitely be back to try another tour with her hopefully as our guide

Great wine .great company and our guide was great also