Leave Sydney for the day to taste award-winning regional foods and wines on a wine-tasting tour of the Hunter Valley, Australia's oldest wine-producing region. You'll enjoy private vineyard inspections, gain insights into the wine making process, purchase premium Hunter Valley wines and enjoy the beautiful Australian countryside on your day trip from Sydney.
Depart Sydney in the morning and travel to the Hunter Valley, passing by magnificent views of the Hawkesbury River, where you can see the remains of a convict built road winding into the Hunter Valley.
The Hunter Valley owes its reputation and fame to world-class viticulturists and fertile soils. Your first stop is Drayton's Winery, one of the region's pioneering wine-making companies that is still family-owned and operated. You'll taste their award-winning wines and experience over 150 years of wine-making excellence. Next, enjoy a private wine tasting experience at world renowned Lindemans before visiting Hunter Resort for a delicious luncheon is accompanied by wine tasting - your two-course lunch will be complimented with specially chosen wines.
After lunch, visit Bluetongue Brewery, home of Bluetongue Beer and perhaps try a tasting paddle of the available varieties (own expense), followed by Oakvale Winery for further tastings of great Australian wines.
The last stop will take you to to Hunter Valley Gardens, a quaint little township within the Hunter Valley. Explore the many hidden delights in the garden village - tantalize your taste-buds with artisan chocolates or enjoy a coffee at one of the many cafes (own expense) before returning back to Sydney where the tour concludes.
Departure Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday Commences: Sydney, Australia Departure Point: Tour departs from most Sydney hotels OR Star City Casino, downtown Sydney Departure Time: 8am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time Please see itinerary section for Sydney hotel pickup times
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:15pm Itinerary: Sample menu: Shared platters of food will be served with accompanying wine
Ocean trout cured in salt and sugar with snow pea leaves and a ginger dressing
Caesar salad with prosciutto and shaved Parmesan
Penne pasta tossed with vine ripened tomatoes, olives and baby capers
Rare roast beef salad with a mustard honey dressing
Tea and coffee
Please note that menu is season and subject to change
7.45am Aspire Hotel
7.20am Boulevard Hotel
7.15am Cambridge Inn
7.15am Crescent on Bayswater
6.35am Crowne Plaza Coogee
7.10am De'Vere Hotel
7.40am Four Points Sheraton
7.25am Four Seasons
7.10am Grace Hotel
7.35am Hilton Hotel
6.20am Holiday Inn Airport Hotel
7.45am Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
7.00am Ibis King Street Wharf
7.00am Langham Hotel
7.20am Marriott Sydney Harbour
7.05am Menzies Hotel
7.35am Mecure Sydney
7.20am Metro Sydney Central
7.50am Novotel Darling Harbour
7.40am Novotel Sydney Central
7.35am Old Sydney Holiday Inn
7.45am Parkroyal Darling Harbour
7.35am Park Hyatt
7.30am Park Regis
7.25am Pullman Hotel
7.20am Raddisson Blu
7.40am Rendezvous Hotel
7.25am Rydges World Square
7.40am Sebel Pier One
7.20am Sebel Surry Hills
7.30am Shangri-la Hotel
7.30am Sheraton on the Park
7.10am Sofitel Wentworth
7.50am Star City Coach Terminal
6.50am Swiss Grand Bondi
7.25am Sydney Harbour YHA
7.15am Vibe Hotel Sydney
7.10am Westin Sydney
7.25am YHA Sydney Central
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
Three wine tastings
Lunch paired with matching wines
Live commentary on board
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
Special Policy: Hotel pickup is offered for this activity. Please enter your hotel pickup details or enter 'local' if you live locally.
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Note: Flights are NOT included and unless otherwise stated above transfers and car hire are also NOT included.