Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery

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From USD 149.60

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  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Indulge your inner foodie as you discover the fine wines and culinary delights of Australia’s famous Hunter Valley. Set out from Sydney on a full-day small-group tour, stopping to enjoy tours and tastings at the region’s most prestigious boutique wineries. Along the way, tuck into lunch at a local restaurant, sample regional cheeses, and chocolates, and visit The Hunter Distillery.
  • Enjoy wine tastings at boutique wineries in the Hunter Valley
  • Indulge in a gourmet lunch and sample regional cheeses, chocolates and fudges
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Paired tastings of wine + cheese
  • Paired tastings of wine + chocolate
  • Exclusive behind the scenes wine production tour
  • Vsit three boutique cellar doors for wine tastings
  • One course restuarant lunch + glass of wine or beer
  • Luxury Mercedez Benz vehicle with professional driver/guide
  • Tastings of organic vodka, gin and spirits
  • Carbon neutral with all vehicle emissions offset
  • Gratuities

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What To Expect

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please note: your local operator ONLY picks up from the selected departure location set out in the departure point.
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 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 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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Do not ask to try the spicy one, you may regret it haha.
Highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for a wine tour in the Hunter.
257 reviews
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Amazing experience!
Savannah_W, Mar 2023
Couldn’t recommend enough, such lovely vibes, great amount of wine and knowledge of wine. Lovely driver who was treating the group so well. Gorgeous scenery and a great amount of good quality food, we were NEVER short of yummy food in front of us. It was a fabulous way to view Hunter Valley without the need for accommodation :)
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks Savannah, it's a delight to hear that you loved the wines and food!
A lot of drinking and food
Jennifer_C, Mar 2023
It’s a lot of time in the van and the van is not roomy but we saw beautiful countryside. The gin was very good and the education about Australian wines was excellent.
Low quality vineyards
jshapiro2011, Mar 2023
I had very high expectations for the wines (since this area is world renowned). Unfortunately, we were taken to the lower quality vineyards and I didn't buy a single bottle of wine. Our tour guide also didn't seem too interested in teaching us about the region and the wine growing practices. Surprisingly, the distillery was the highlight of the tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for the feedback, Joy. On that day the other guests bought 16 bottles of wine/spirits, and we had guests from USA, Canada, Italy, Hong Kong and Colombia, so a broad range of tastes. Peter, your guide that day, has had excellent reviews previously, so he's a bit baffled as to why his commentary and customer engagement wasn't acceptable to you. We're glad you liked the distillery!
A Winning Wine Experience
Rob_M, Mar 2023
Tour guide Mark was informative and accommodating to our needs. The tastings were great. The best part of the experience is meeting so many people from so many countries.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks Rob, we agree! Bonding with people from across the world over some good wines and stories is an experience you won't want to miss out on 🍷😁
The bus was over crowded...
Kenneth_C, Mar 2023
The bus was over crowded it had 14 people could fit 12 comfortably Very long ride with that many people the driver was very good.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks Kenneth. The 14 passenger seat Mercedes Benz vehicle has the same seats as a large coach, so, like a flight, comfort can depend who you sit next to!
Great tour!
David_L, Mar 2023
Great night had by all. Dave brought history to entertaining life! Learnt so much too. Recommend for anyone who enjoys a drink, good company and fascinating history.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
We love a good drink over some informative and fun commentary! Thanks David
Amazing wine tour !
Jessica_S, Feb 2023
Great experience ! The wine and food was amazing ! We would have liked more winery visits as well as more information on the grapes.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks Jessica, for a relaxed experience we try to allot plenty of time with each venue, and we keep it balanced with a distillery visit added. More info on the grapes is a good suggestion! Glad to hear you enjoyed the tastings!
Excellent trip
Steven_G, Feb 2023
Excellent from start to finish. A good lunch with choice was provided. Mark our driver was very knowledgeable and kept us well informed of all aspects. The wine, cheese and chocolate was all great. The gin and vodka part was fun mainly because of the guy who did the talk. All in all a great day which although was long just seemed to fly by. I would recommend this trip.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you Steven! Reviews like yours inspire us to provide the best quality tours!
Rocky start, but still worth the adventure.
Patrick_M, Feb 2023
Driver was nice and fun to talk with. We missed our pickup spot by 2 min, but they called and emailed to try to get us to a new pickup location, we were able to get to. Make sure of the pickup address, not the ‘Near By…’ area mentioned. Still a great trip, and plenty of wine tastings. Would do it again.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Glad you had a great time! Thanks for putting that out there Patrick - we do pickups at the exact locations not their landmarks. We look forward to you joining us again!
Enjoyable day in Hunter Valley
Denise_M, Feb 2023
My daughter and I enjoyed a fun filled day with our guide Tom who was very organized and entertaining. The day had many stops along the beautiful countryside. We toured a winery behind the scenes and also enjoyed a nice selection of wines to sample. Followed by a delish lunch at 4 Pines. It continued with a wine cheese pairing, a chocolate wine pairing and a distillery tasting. And I was able to spot a group of kangaroos for extra excitement. Great way to see other parts of Sydney without the hassle of driving.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Sounds like a fab day out to me! Thanks for the detailed review Denise!
Ajit_J, Feb 2023
Lunch was ordinary and guide was average. No explanation in the first winery on why the wines they served were matching the chocolates. We were left to try on our own & discover. Other two wineries were outstanding.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for the feedback Ajit. We'll pass this along to them. We're glad you enjoyed the tour overall!
Think twice before booking.
Richard_H, Feb 2023
The walk around the first winery. The lad that talked was excellent and we tried some good wines. The lunch stop was good and the cheese tasting nice. The distillery was a complete waste of time. The chocolate tasting brought to life by Caitlin who very was good. However 2.5 hours drive each way was a killer with a driver who lacked personality.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks Richard. We try and strike a balance with three cellar doors and one distillery. Equally we do not provide commentary the whole journey and play some music as well
WOW! A full-on Hunter Valley tour!
Benjamin_H, Feb 2023
Very enjoyable and holistic tour to Hunter Valley, covering from a walk through a vineyard, wine tasting of the produce from the same vineyard. The distillery tour was a good break from wine for Gin and Vodka. Then on to wine pairing with cheese and chocolates. Great guide too. What more can you ask for!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks Benjamin. Sounds like an amazing day out for me. I'll let your guide Tom know you had a great time!
Wine and more...what's not to like?!
Claudia_T, Feb 2023
Plenty of options for wine tastings and pairings of cheese and chocolates, plus a beer with lunch if you wanted it, and the distillery tasting of vodka, gin and liqueurs was a fun bonus. Having GF/V/vG option available for lunch choices makes this tour available for anyone. Our guide kept us on track and without feeling rushed. A long day but sooooo worth it.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks Claudia, we like to make sure everyone's dietary requirements are considered. Love to hear you had a great time with us!
Enjoyed the beautiful wine countryside.
rebecca_S, Feb 2023
Was great to leave the skyscrapers behind and see what Australia looks like outside of Sydney. Beautiful wine country and great tasting experience.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks Rebecca, always nice to go outside the city for a breath of fresh air - and fabulous wines!
Very good … but …
Phillip_W, Feb 2023
The winery tour at first winery was really nice. The wine pairings with cheese and chocolates was nice. Would have rather skipped the distillery and went to another winery instead. Although the tour was excellent it felt a little too commercialized.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks for the review, Phillip. Not sure what you mean by too commercialised. Our venues all want to make sales and the tasting fees we pay on your behalf are a way of them showcasing their product. The venues you visited are all family owned
Day trip to Hunter Valley
Maria_K, Feb 2023
Mark, our guide was great. He gave us a lot of information while driving to Hunter Valley. At our first stop “de Juliis wines” we where lucky to be there when a truckload of grapes arrived for processing. It was a small family winery and the owner gave us a full tour. We sampled 7 wines. Our next stop was lunch and more sampling of wines and cheese. Than off to a distillery and another winery where we sampled wine with paired chocolates. If you like wine this is a tour for you. You also get to see the beautiful countryside north oh Sydney. Enjoyed the tour with my sister thoroughly.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks Maria for the detailed review, Mark would be pleased to know you enjoyed the tour with him.
Peter was a great guide. ...
Stella_G, Jan 2023
Peter was a great guide. Smooth & safe travel. Distilleries were beautiful and we tasted a lot of wines and a range of spirits too. highly recommend
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks Stella for taking the time to tell us how good your day was. We'll be sure to let Peter know
Perfect Day!!!
Pam_P, Jan 2023
The whole tour was brilliant from pick up to drop off !! The schedule of the day was perfect, layout of how everything fell into place was great. Great wines, chocolate, food and awesome hosts at each venue and even some new knowledge ! Can’t wait to visit again !
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks Pam, it's reviews like these help our staff feel appreciated!
Good local operator but Viator needs to be more detailed orientated.
Marilyn_C, Dec 2022
The guide did a great job. Viator did not give the right instructions for pick up. If we didn’t have our phone accessible we would have missed the trip.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks Marilyn, yes always a good idea to be reachable by phone when joining a tour. Glad we managed to find you!