Hunter Valley Private Wine Tours

Hunter Valley private wine tours

Hunter Valley Private Wine Tours

Are you a lover of fine wines and fine foods? Then our Hunter Valley private 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
  • Try great local produce with restaurant dining

Enjoy a truly personal 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 to wine, or anywhere in between.

Hunter Valley Private Wine Tours Itinerary – Book Online

Highlights

  • Pickup from Sydney CBD hotels
  • Private wine tour with experienced guide
  • Wine tasting at three or four boutique wineries
  • Quality lunch at a winery restaurant
  • Local produce, including cheese tasting

Departing from your Sydney CBD hotel at 7:45am, you will cross Sydney Harbour Bridge and travel through the northern suburbs of the city towards the Hunter Valley. We pass densely forested, hilly countryside just outside the city before crossing the serene Hawkesbury River. For the last 30 minutes of the journey, you will travel on a picturesque country road through rural towns and villages.

You will arrive at the first winery at approximately 10:15am for your introduction to Hunter Valley wine, which will include the grape varieties typical of the region. The friendly and informative cellar door staff will guide you through your tasting. Whether it’s your first ever winery visit or you a wine connoisseur, you are sure to learn something new about the Hunter Valley and its wines.

In the central Pokolbin area, we stop at a cheese shop for a sit-down cheese tasting. We sample 4 or 5 cheeses, with a brief description from a member of the team on the various cheese styles. As most of the cheese is made locally, and by hand – it’s true artisan regional produce. There are also a number of other products to sample such as jams, pickles and tapenade. 

Back to the wine for our second winery visit, where you can enjoy more of the Hunter Valley’s excellent wines through a guided tasting.

Next, we normally settle in for a while at a winery with a restaurant. We do a bit of wine tasting with an accompanying charcuterie and cheese platter. Then it’s time for something more substantial as we enjoy a delicious lunch of shared plates, including a meat dish, vegetables, salad, dips and a dessert to finish. A glass of wine is also included with your meal. (Lunch and wine is included in the tour cost.)

At this stage of the day we can head back to Sydney with a good range and food and wine sampled. However, if time and enthusiasm remain, we can fit in another stop. Guests can choose to visit a fourth winery or perhaps opt for craft beer at a microbrewery or vodka, gin and liqueurs at a distillery (microbrewery and distillery tastings at own expense). As an alternative to alcohol, perhaps take a wander around the Hunter Valley Gardens complex (with chocolate shop on site!).

Departing the Hunter Valley at approximately 3:45pm, we return to Sydney CBD and drop you off at your hotel at around 6:15pm.

Tour options

  • Craft beer tasting at a micro-brewery or visit a distillery for vodka, gin and liqueurs (tasting fees apply)
  • Wander around the shops or gardens at the Hunter Valley Gardens complex (entry fee for formal gardens)
  • Chocolate, sweets, desserts and more at various outlets (at own cost)

Tailor your tour^

If you wish to do something different to the above itinerary ( including choosing your own wineries), or require pick-up/drop-off outside Sydney CBD, please contact us.

Overnight 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.

 

^Additional costs may apply. Please contact us to discuss your itinerary and receive a quote. 

Hunter Valley grapes

Book this Tour (standard itinerary)

 

Pricing for standard tour

  • 1-3 people: AUD $950
  • 4-7 people: AUD$1,150
Included:
  • Pickup and return from Sydney CBD
  • Quality restaurant lunch
  • Wine tasting at up to 4 wineries
  • Cheese tasting
Not included:
  • Beer tasting at a microbrewery (optional – $3 tasting glasses)
  • Vodka, liqueurs and more at the distillery (optional – $5pp refundable with purchase)

 Start and finish times

  • Departure – 7:45am
  • Return – 6:15pm (approx.)