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Hunter Valley Tour: Winery Visit, Wine Tastings and Lunch at Hunter Resort

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Key Highlights
  • Explore the picturesque Hunter Valley and savour celebrated local food & wine on a day tour from Sydney
  • Enjoy vineyard tours and learn about the winemaking process whilst sampling award-winning wines
  • Enjoy visits to Leogate Estate and McGuigan Wines and indulge in signature wine tastings
  • Tuck into a delicious 2-course lunch complimented with specially chosen wines at Hunter Resort
  • Travel in a luxury coach and enjoy pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Sydney
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Tuesday, Friday and Sunday


    Approx. 11 hours

    Start time

    Hotel pickup between 7:00am – 8:00am. Please be at the pickup point 10 minutes prior to start time.

    Meeting Point

    Complimentary pick up is offered from your hotel in Sydney Central Business District.
    Please advise your hotel details at the time of booking to arrange hotel pick up.

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped off at the original point of pick up.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Spend the day tasting some of the finest wines in Australia on this Hunter Valley tour and soak in picturesque views of the lush Australian countryside. Explore scenic vineyards and learn about the winemaking process whilst sampling award-winning wines.

    Admire the verdant vistas of Leogate Estate, the vines of which have produced premium wines such as Chardonnay, Semillon, Shiraz, Verdelho and Tempranillo. Enjoy a delightful 2-course lunch with a specially selected assortment of wines at the Hunter Resort followed by more wine tastings at the winery owned by the McGuigan family, the respected pioneers of the industry both in Australia and overseas.

    Hotel transfers from Sydney are included in the package.


    You will be picked up from your hotel at the scheduled time for the Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour. The Hunter Valley is a 2-hour drive north of Sydney but a million miles away from the stress of city living. The Valley is Australia's oldest and one of its greatest wine areas, though it produces only a tiny portion of the country’s wines – about 2 per cent. First established more than 150 years ago, it is home to some 80 wineries ranging from famous labels to very small 'boutique' winemakers. The Hunter Valley is renowned for its full-bodied white wines, 'medium weight reds' and some excellent ports.

    To begin your Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour, you will be picked up from your Sydney hotel and upon reaching Hunter Valley, you will cross the Hawkesbury River and enjoy magnificent views of this picturesque waterway.

    Your first stop in Hunter Valley will be the Leogate Estate, where you will enjoy a selection of cheeses with best wines. After sampling the wine with cheese, you will get to learn about the wine making process.

    Next visit the Hunter Resort for a presentation on how the winery operates. You will learn about styles, techniques and how to blend your own wine. Enjoy a delicious luncheon, accompanied by wine tastings. Tuck into a two-course lunch, complimented with specially chosen wines.

    After lunch you can enjoy informal wine tastings at the Cellar door bar. Also included in the tour is a visit to McGuigan Winery, where you can sample their Australian wines.

    At the end of the tour, you will be dropped to your Sydney hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hotel transfers
    • Wine appreciation tour
    • 3 wine tastings
    • Two-course lunch at Hunter Valley Resort
    • Experienced driver-guide
    • Comprehensive commentary
    • Hunter Valley Gardens Visit
    • Gratuities
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    Please report at the meeting point or pickup location at least 10 minutes before the start time.

    Each guest is permitted one medium size suitcase per person, the sum of its length/width and depth must not exceed 140cm (56”) plus one piece of hand luggage which may be carried on-board the coach. Maximum weight of all luggage must not exceed 20kg (44lbs).

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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