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Award Winning Full Day Wine and Food Experience

Badge of ExcellencePokolbin, Australia
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From USD 144.05

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
Recommendations
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore some of the best big and boutique wineries and vineyards in the Hunter Valley without the hassle of arranging your own transportation, tastings, and tours during this full-day excursion. Ideal for wine lovers of all ages, visit spots you might otherwise have overlooked, and sample wine without the worry of drink-driving—someone else will take the wheel.
  • Visit several Hunter Valley wineries and vineyards in just one day
  • Tastings, lunch, and bottled water are provided
  • Small group capped at ten participants guarantees an intimate experience
  • Round-trip transportation is offered from all Hunter Valley accommodations
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What's Included

  • Pick up from local accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Kangaroos and other wildlife can be seen and photographed
  • Wine tasting at genuine Hunter Valley small boutique cellar doors and wineries
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Enjoy time to take in the sights and views the Hunter Valley has on offer
  • Food and Beverage personal purchases at venues

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

09:30 am

Pickup details

We DO NOT pickup from Sydney. HV Tours picks up Hunter Valley Hotels, Motels, Guest Houses and BnB venues, also private residents. Pickup fees apply if you are greater than 12km from cbd of Roche Estate Pokolbin. HV Tours can pick up from Singleton, Maitland or Newcastle for a fee. Please notify Hunter Valley Tours when you book. We DO NOT pick up from Sydney, NSW. We can arrange a private transfer vehicle to drive you to Hunter Valley to meet with us with advanced notice. We can meet you at Morisset Train Station for a fee. Please call us direct on tour prices and fees when you book your tour if you are outside 10km from cbd Pokolbin.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We DO NOT pick you up from Sydney
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Reviews
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Our fun filled wine tour
Sharon_N, Jan 2023
Julie was our host for the day, she was amazing and informative. From wines to vodkas and gin along with cheese and chocolates. And a nice stop for lunch. A wonderful experience.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your review Sharon. It was my pleasure to be a part of your day in the Hunter Vineyards I aim to structure our wine and food experience tours to give you an overview of what the Valley has to offer visitors. I'm glad you enjoyed your day. Love to see you again Julie
Good wine and good day out
Tim_P, Jan 2023
The experience was great and enjoyed the wines . Having done a few wine tours it was a little disappointing that the driver did not explain the various stops as the last visit was food tasting only and the penultimate one was a “bottle shop” . The lunch was excellent
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your review Tim. Im glad you felt the experience was great and you enjoyed your wines but you were a 'little' disappointed. Unfortunately your driver became a bit unwell with an ear ache during your tour but didnt want to draw attention to it as the day was your wine tour day out in the Hunter Valley. Im sorry you felt a little disappointed by his not explaining the various stops to you. The 'penultimate' stop you described as a bottle shop is a gentleman who's an actual wine maker/producer in his own right along with making his own spirits. Small batch wine makers are very diverse as the wine industry in the Hunter Valley is very layered and not all wine and spirit makers look alike. Again I'm so deeply sorry, you must not have not picked this up during the talk and tasting there. Our tours are designed for you to experience the many different styles of wine making from the big to the small and food places such as cheeses, olive and olive oils along with chocolates, Im so glad your lunch venue was excellent. I enjoy visiting 4 Pines, the Farm. The lunch and atmosphere there is always enjoyable, especially the farm animals. The Cheese and Chocolate stop is in the tour description, a cheese and chocolate stop where you get to sample various yummy cheeses and chocolates and get to buy something to take away with you. The shop is pretty amazing as you would have seen with a bit of something for everyone. Im again surprised the cheese shop owners did not point out there was alcohol there for sale as well, they usually do. Im taking from this on a whole you enjoyed your wine and food experience day out with us except you were a little disappointed that your driver became unwell and didnt talk to you enough and the cheese and chocolate shop was food only. Thank you for sharing your review with us. It seems there were a lot of good parts of your tour with us and you enjoyed your day. This is great to hear, thank you for sharing your day with us. Thank you, Julie
11/10
Maddie_L, Jan 2023
Intimate experience with many different stops. The staff at each location was very knowledgeable. Left with some new friends. Highly recommend doing this tour with Julie!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your review Maddie. I'm so very happy you enjoyed your day with me and have fond memories and some new friends. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you Julie
Fun day wine tasting
Cindy_S, Nov 2022
Great experience. Our driver Dave was wonderful too. Tasted many great wines. Lunch provided several options. Food was wonderful.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you Cindy for your review. Im glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and you had good things to say about our wine tasting tour and the places we visited. Your guide Dave is a wonderful guide, I agree. He really gets involved with you to ensure you have a great time with us. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thank you Julie
A great day
Colin_C, Nov 2022
We had the opportunity to visit some lovely boutique wineries with a great group of people Our host, Dave was very knowledgeable & a fantastic tour operator Only thing we would have changed was the last stop we weren’t overly impressed with the stop over at the confectionery shop
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you colin for your review. Im glad you enjoyed your day with us. Your last stop was our cheese and chocolate shop. Im sorry to hear you were not impressed by the chocolate section of the shop, maybe next time you visit we will aim to visit the other confectionery shop. Thank you again for your review. Julie
Best experience of my Australian trip
Sara_B, Oct 2022
It was a great day. Denis was a great driver and guide to our day. The variety of wineries we went to was nice. Everything from a small family run feel to a sophisticated feel.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your review. Im so glad you had a good experience with us. We look forward to seeing you visit Australia again in the future. Thank you Julie
A convivial day wine tasting
AlisonScagell, Oct 2022
Excellent day sampling a great range of wines, gin, vodka, cheese and chocolates and a good lunch. Very helpful driver, Dave, careful with my mobility issues. Thoroughly recommend this tour and a company which is obviously passionate about the experiences they offer
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you Alison for your review. I am so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. Accessible travel and transportation is a passon of mine and it pleases me greatly that you had an inclusive and enjoyable day with us We look forward to seeing you again in the future Thank you Julie
Had a fantastic trip.....
Neelan_M, Aug 2022
Had a fantastic trip.. Dave was so patient knowledgeable and funny.. set the mood for the day.. w visited wineries that we normally would not have
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your review Neelan. Dave is just the best, he takes the extra time to ensure you, our guest has a great time with us. We aim to structure our tours to give a good overview of the many different styles of wines available in the Hunter Valley vineyards. Thank you, Julie
Nice day, but could have been so much better
kleinieruth, June 2022
The guide ‘Chris’ was very good and very knowledgeable about the history of the Hunter Valley region and the local wineries. The wine maker at the first winery we visited ‘The Hunter Wine Lab’ was brilliantly entertaining and obviously passionate about his wines and he loved talking about his passion - which was great! The experience at the second winery was good (without being great) as was the quality of the wine. The third tasting of wine, which is where we also had a very average lunch, was again okay, The host was reasonably knowledgeable about their products, but he was quite robotic in his delivery and little unenthusiastic….. and that was basically where the wine tasting ended. There was a tasting of spirits that followed as well as a chocolate and cheese tasting, which is fine, but I paid good money to taste wine, and I was disappointed that there wasn’t more wineries. I’ve been on many wine tours and have never tasted so little wine.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you for your review Kleinieruth. We structure our tours to provide seven stops over several hours with three to four wineries tastings. I believe you visited three wineries and one cellar door for tastings on your tour, receiving an average of 30 wine samples plus craft beers. I am extremely sorry this was not enough to sample for you. Most people who have toured with us have provided feedback this has been a lot to taste. As a tour provider we are unfortuantely not able to manage people that are not employed or managed by us at Hunter Valley Tours but we do hope at every venue we take our tours to, the staff there are having a great day and on top of their game but at times there may be external reasons people may not be at their best on the day. Upon checking in with the venue in question this seems to have been the circumstances on the day. From both myself and the venue we sincerely apologise. Hunter Valley Tours aims to provide a quality and value for money tour service and I believe this is what myself, our guides including Chris provide. I am sincerely sorry you felt you didn't get enough winery visits and wine to drink over the several hours. If we dont include a cheese and chocolate or a distillery visit to our day tours, to have more winery visits would this be less disappointing? Please, I would like if you would like to discuss this further with me directly. I am happy to offer you a different route for your full day wine tasting tour and at a reduced price. I pride myself in providing everyone a 5 star tour service and am sincerely sorry that you felt this wasn't what you received. I wait to discuss your review with you further. Regards Julie
Julie was an excellent...
Dom_J, May 2022
Julie was an excellent guide, the van was very comfortable and everything ran perfectly throughout the day. Would definitely book again.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thankyou Dom. We had a great day in the vineyards, I agree. I plan and structure our tours to run as good as possible throughout the day. Its important to us that your day is relaxing and you can unwind with us. I look forward to your next visit. Thankyou Julie
Good Value
Jayson_H, Feb 2022
A full day's tour visiting several wineries, Gin and vodka tasting finishing with cheese and chocolate. What's not to love
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Exactly, I agree. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us. So many more places to explore. Thank you Julie
Fantastic and personalized full wine Tour
Josephine_D, June 2021
Memorable full-day wine tour. Our group was personalized with a lovely couple in time-frame as scheduled. Also, Julie, our tour guide, was a fantastic person, she gave us in-depth information beforehand. We loved most of our wine tour. My partner and I love a single bit and everything about the tour.
Response from Host, June 2021
Thank you Josephine. It was my pleasure to be a part of your experience in the Hunter vineyards. It gives me great pleasure to be a part of your experience and memories of the Hunter Valley. I look forward to meeting you again in the future. Take Care, Julie
Value for money - lunch included
Kylie_L, May 2021
Julie our driver was friendly, engaging, accommodating and answered enquires promptly. Julie also was generous in offering to take personal pics for the customers on the tour. We were picked up at our accomodation in Cessnock and dropped back at the end of the tour. The bus was comfortable and water was on offer during the day. We totally loved the venues included on this tour - Oakvale , James Estate, Hunter Dreams, Pokolin Estate Winery, The Garden Cellars and Hunter Valley Olive Co! Lunch was wonderful with so many options to choose from. Options included BLT, steak sandwich, salt n pepper squid, rump steak, pumpkin and feta salad, smashed avocado, crispy skin salmon and others options. This tour was total value for money. I can highly recommend this wine tour.
Response from Host, May 2021
Thank you Kylie, your review is very much appreciated. Being able to be part of your adventure in exploring the Hunter Valley wine region of Pokolbin was my pleasure. I like to plan our days just as I would like to experience a day in the vineyards myself. We sampled boutique wines from a variety of different wine making styles and flavours along with sampling some of the many small businesses that support the wine industry here in the Hunter. I am so glad you enjoyed our tour and I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Thank you Julie