Private Wine Tours to the Hunter Valley
Are you a lover of fine wines and fine foods? Then our private Hunter Valley wine tours from Sydney are the perfect day trip for you!
One of Australia’s oldest wine regions, the Hunter Valley offers some of the best boutique wineries and cellar doors in the country. You’ll also discover artisan cheeses, handmade chocolates and other local produce. A relaxing day trip from Sydney, it’s the perfect place for private wine tours and gourmet tours alike.
- Sample the Hunter Valley’s unique wines, straight from the cellar door
- Enjoy the region’s beautiful scenery in a relaxed, village atmosphere
- Travel comfortably in our luxury Mercedes Viano touring vehicle, with seating for up to seven passengers
Because our tours are arranged exclusively for private groups, you can choose a standard itinerary, or personalise your trip. Choose your own wineries, lunch venue, additional tour activities and more. To find out more, contact Glenn about your perfect Hunter Valley wine tour today!
Enjoy a truly unique wine-tasting experience
Our Hunter Valley private wine tours visit some of the most delightful wineries across Pokolbin and the greater Hunter region. Focusing on small, boutique wineries and vineyards, we aim to showcase unique and distinctive wines that only the Hunter can offer.
From the region’s famous Semillon to the lesser-known gems, you will have the opportunity to sample and purchase the wide variety of wines produced in the Hunter. Many are difficult to find elsewhere, and others are only sold here, so they also make fantastic gifts!
With your knowledgeable, experienced guide, you’ll enjoy our private wine tours whether you are a wine connoisseur, a newcomer, or anywhere in between.
Hunter Valley Wine Tours—Standard Itinerary
Below you can review the standard itinerary for our Hunter Valley private wine tours from Sydney. This standard day trip includes:
- Pickup from Sydney CBD (locations outside Sydney CBD by arrangement)
- Wine tasting at three or four boutique wineries, one cheese shop (on request), and the option to visit either a micro-brewery or distillery (for vodka, gin and liqueurs)
- Lunch at your choice of cafe-style eatery or restaurant, or picnic instead if the weather cooperates
Your Hunter Valley wine tour begins with Sydney CBD pickup at 7:45am. We then travel north to the Hunter, taking a coffee break along the way if you like, and arrive at our first winery at approximately 10:15am. Here we sample wines typically found in the Hunter Valley, including Semillon, for which the region is justifiably world-famous.
Next, we stop at a traditional cheese factory where guests can choose to enjoy a sit-down cheese tasting. The sampling plate features four to five artisan cheeses also served with crackers, at a cost of $7.75 per person.
Our next destination is another boutique winery, located in a quiet area of wine country.
Lunch follows, in the central Pokolbin area around the Hunter Valley Gardens. The cafes, restaurants and picnic area offer a wide variety of lunch options for every taste and budget. While lunch is at guests’ expense, Glenn will be happy to detail what’s available here, and make any necessary reservations.
After lunch, we visit our third boutique winery. This visit showcases a lesser-known winemaker, chosen from a number of small, friendly establishments. Distinguished by their low-volume, high-quality production, these wineries produce unique and unusual wines, often with an extra personal touch.
Depending on your tastes, our final stop is either a fourth winery, a microbrewery, or the Hunter Distillery. Guests can either sample a variety of traditional and signature beers, made and bottled on site, or a variety of local spirits (tasting at own cost).
After a full day sampling the delights of the Hunter, we wrap up our tour around 3:45pm. Guests can then relax and chat in air-conditioned comfort as we head back to Sydney, arriving at approximately 6:15pm.
Tailor your tour
As you might expect, the Hunter Valley offers more than just wine tasting. In this dynamic region, there is an ever-changing mix of cafes and restaurants, cheese makers, chocolate shops, dessert cafes, micro-breweries and more.
- Your choice of wineries: Somewhere you’ve heard about or visited before? We’ll do our best to include any local winery you request.*
- Choose your own lunch venue: Have somewhere in mind, or looking for something special? We’ll find something to suit your preferences.
- Sweet treats: Visit a chocolate shop or dessert bar for cakes, chocolate, ice cream and more.
Looking for something different? Need to keep the kids entertained? Just contact Glenn with your preferences, and he will send you a suggested itinerary and quote for your Hunter Valley private wine tour. If your interests lie outside of wine tasting, you can read more about other Hunter Valley attractions on our Hunter Valley private tours.
If you wish to spend more time in the Hunter than a day trip can provide, you can upgrade your Hunter Valley private wine tour to include an overnight stay.
*Subject to winery’s availability. Many wineries require us to book the tastings in advance. A tasting charge may apply, depending on the winery, which is typically $5pp (refundable with a purchase).