Food and Wine Lovers Full Day Tour

Learn what a day of luxury tastes like on this full-day tour of the incredible Hunter Valley including wine tastings, brunch, lunch, and more!

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Max Group Size
Max Group Size
8
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
18 yrs
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Low
Meals
Meals
Included
Duration
Duration
8 hrs
FromAUD $249
ValueAUD $259SAVE AUD $10
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What's Included

  • 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

What's excluded

  • 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

FAQ
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We have 2 Mercedes Sprinters, 1 Mercedes Vito and 2 Nissan El Grands.

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Our modern luxury vehicles are spacious and comfortably seat up to 12 guests. This allows for an easy and fun interaction within a small group setting (unavailable in smaller sedans, limos or bikes) and access to boutique locations. Other bigger bus tours get limited access to the more public tasting areas, with tasting queue delays, slow transitions and too many individual schedules.

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No. Our tours are not affected by weather and will run rain, hail or shine.

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The Kitchen and Deli is at ground level with easy access for disabled customers. Our tours unfortunately do not cater to wheelchairs.

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No, there is not a lot of walking, just enough to keep it fun. You should be mobile enough to get in and out of a van, and we park close to each winery so there are no big hikes to the front door. There are other optional walks around the vineyard and such for the more mobile, we will cater to your needs and abilities.

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All wine/beer tasting during the experiences and wineries are included. Tour lunches include glasses of wine as outlined in the itinerary. Chilled water will be available in the van and during lunch. Additional glasses of wine or any purchases from the wineries direct are not included.

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Yes, there is wine included with your lunch and you can purchase extra wine by the glass or bottle if you wish!

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No, absolutely not, your guide and the cellar doors will show you how to hold your wine glass, how to smell and taste your wine.

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No. Your child would be confused by a group of tipsy adults singing, “Come on Eileen” when they really don’t know the words. Fun, yes, but not pretty…

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No. As some cellar doors do not allow dogs.

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Yes, when you purchase your wine the winery will label it with your name and we will store it safely in the bus for you.

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We will store your wine for you safely on the bus and then return it to you when we drop you off at your accommodation. Most wineries will also ship your wine for you direct from their cellar door if you need to.

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Dress comfortably for the season you are visiting. There is no dress code but please respect the establishments you are visiting and dress appropriately as you would in any other licensed club or venue… and leave the ACDC sleeveless T at home!

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There is no set schedule of wineries. Our tour guides will take advantage of the best winery experiences available on that day, including special events, to make sure you get the most value from your itinerary, have an enjoyable day and maximise your taste time of the Hunter Valley.

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Yes, we do our best to try and accommodate your preference but it may not always be possible. If your group occupies the whole vehicle, we are happy to take you to the wineries of your choice, as long as those wineries permit us to visit that day. If you are sharing the vehicle with others, your tour guide will take responsibility for planning the best tour day possible for the entire group. We are careful to avoid taking people to places they may have already visited.

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Because we know the area so well and try to deliver the best experiences based on:

  • Rave reviews from previous tour groups
  • Boutique, non-touristy locations
  • Excellent wines, moderately priced
  • Warm & friendly service
  • Perks available (cellar tours, barrel-tasting, wine-maker available, etc.)
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There is no set time. Some winery experiences take longer than others. The average is about 45min – 1hour at each winery.

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Yes, there is. We love food and we know you do too.

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Yes, we can cater for all dietary requirements, please let us know these at the time of booking.

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No. Our tour prices are all-inclusive.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • There is a minimum number of people needed to operate this tour
  • If you leave any facilities in such a state that either professional or extensive cleaning is required the parties involved will have their credit card automatically charged a minimum of $250 for cleaning fees
  • The operator reserves the right to make last-minute changes to your tour experience.


Cancellation Policy:

You can change or cancel your booking for free up to 48hrs prior to your booking. In the event of a last-minute cancellation the following fees apply:

  • Within 48hrs of the tour departure – 50% cancellation fee
  • Within 24hrs of the tour departure – 100% cancellation fee


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