- VIP wine tasting at 4 or 5 top wineries
- Behind-the-scenes winery tour
- Taste from the winemaker's barrel
- Sparkling wine brunch
- Scrumptious lunch at restaurant/delicatessen including wine/beer and tea/coffee
- Pickup and drop-off from selected wine country accommodation
- Transport in luxury vans
- Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide
- Chance to spot kangaroos and local wildlife
- Additional glasses of wine or any purchases from the wineries direct
WHAT TO EXPECT
Experience one of the best wine tours in Australia with this Food & Wine Lovers’ full-day tour! Working with local winemakers and chefs, you'll enjoy a light-hearted, fun day of educational experiences that are unique to this tour. Plus, you'll indulge in delicious wine and food along the way.
The day starts with collection from your Hunter Valley accommodation in a luxury van followed by a private tasting of sparkling whites & reds, accompanied by brunch at Peterson Champagne House.
We then go for a scenic drive to one of the Hunter Valley's premium boutique wineries for a look behind the scenes, through the winery, bottling line and the barrel room, where you will be given a taste of premium wine straight from the barrel. This is followed by a private tasting of specially selected white & red wines, including wines not available for taste at the cellar door outlet.
Then it’s time for an outstanding lunch at our restaurant/delicatessen. You will have a choice of a light luncheon option which consists of our famous red wine, white wine or beer and food tasting plates, or a main course including a glass of wine followed by tea or coffee.
After lunch, we will visit a boutique winery for a private tasting of aged wines and compare them to current vintages. It's a great opportunity to see how the grapes and wines change from vintage to vintage with fluctuations in weather, seasons, and other environmental factors.
We usually find there is ample time to include another unique Hunter Valley experience and can organise a visit to another boutique winery, a chocolate & cheese tasting or partake in our cheese & wine matching experience. We will consult with the group on the day to see what option you would like to take.
Because we specialise in very small groups we can tailor any food and wine tours to your wishes, which may include some scenic trips to the top of the hill, showing you some of the oldest grapevines in the world, finding that elusive bottle of wine, visiting a winery you really want to go to or finding you some kangaroos to photograph. We always find our roo!
Where we visit:
- Peterson Champagne House
- Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Kitchen
- 4 or 5 top Hunter Valley wineries, which will vary on the day