Private Hunter Valley Wine Indulgence Tour from Sydney
- 11 hours
- Departs 7.30am
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Explore the best of the Hunter Valley Wine Region in style on our handpicked private tours with flexible, customisable itineraries!
Ideal for a small group of friends looking to travel in comfort with our expert guide and tasting the finest wine the Hunter Valley has to offer.
On our Hunter Valley Private Tours, we create the perfect day for those wanting to spoil themselves and indulge in cellar door wine tastings at some of the region’s best wineries. Sit back and relax as your sommelier introduces you to the award-winning boutique wines produced in the valley. As well as the wines, you will also delight in local gourmet produce, enjoying cheese and chocolate along the way.
We love boutique wineries, which are the heart and soul of the Hunter Valley. These small, unique and sometimes family-run wineries produce the best wines in the valley and the staff really know how to look after our groups. Alternatively, if there's anywhere in particular you wish to include on the itinerary let us know and we will try our best to work this into your itinerary.
This tour is all about providing what you are after. Best of all, you have the power to choose your lunch venue according to your taste buds!
Our itinerary has been created for the lovers of food and wine, visiting 3 aware winning boutique wineries that we have carefully picked along with 3 recommendation for a gourmet lunch (extra cost), but
Our drivers are fun and friendly and we pride ourselves on this! They will look after you from start to finish including taking care of all the tasting fees which are included in the cost of the tour.
Visit three cellar doors and enjoy cellar door wine tastings. On this private Hunter Valley tour, we have 3 highly recommended wineries. If you have somewhere else in mind, let us know where you would like to go and we will arrange the rest.
Tasting at Briar Ridge
Tasting at The Hanging Tree
Tasting at Carillion
Indulge the senses in some local delights with a gourmet cheese and/or chocolate tasting.
Enjoy lunch at the venue of your choice (price not included)
Option to visit the Hunter Distillery and enjoy a vodka, gin and schnapps tasting.
Option to visit a local brewery for beer tasting. Beer tasting paddles payable directly based on consumption by each participant. Depending on which brewery we visit this is approximately $15 - $18 per head for 4 x 200ml glasses on tasting paddle.
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OUR RECOMMENDATION FOR THE FINEST THE HUNTER VALLEY HAS TO OFFER
Briar Ridge Vineyard is a 5-star winery nestled in the picturesque Mount View region of the Hunter Valley. They’ve been producing some of the most respected wines in the Hunter Valley off vineyard plantings since the 70s.
Take a step out of your vehicle, and you’re instantly greeted by their tranquil gardens, mountain scenery, and a relaxing atmosphere.
There’s a lot of wines to try here. Some classic styles and their alternative counterparts and you can pick from their range of unique tasting experiences; the traditional cellar door tasting bar, on the tasting deck, or in their popular wine garden.
The Hanging Tree
The Cellar Door Hanging Tree Wines offers one of the most welcoming cellar doors in the Hunter Valley - housed within an old cow-shed and complete with a heritage Blacksmith's Cottage, Horse-whispering lodge, duck pond and French parterre-designed rose bed. The Hanging Tree stands tall at the property entrance - the site where beasts (and rumoured bushrangers) were hung. The grapes are handpicked and handcrafted to produce various red, white, sparkling, sweet and fortified wines, all in our easy-drinking, fruit-driven style. Apart from the award-winning wines, the property also produces olives and tapenades from their own olive grove on-site.
Carillion Wines at Tallavera Grove is a 5 star Award-winning cellar door with a view to match. With 180 degree panoramic views across the valley of vineyards below, this cellar door has one of the best views in the Hunter Valley.
Tallavera Grove has been awarded the 5 Star Winery rating in the 2018 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion for the fifth year in a row.
With a range of varieties to taste, including Chardonnay, Semillon, Verdelho, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, this is guaranteed to be your Hunter Valley highlight.
Right next door is the renowned Bistro Molines. This restaurant has a very European feel to it with Robert Molines creating sophisticated yet rustic French Provincial dishes for his always evolving menu. Robert has long been on the list of highly awarded restaurants earning a Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Chefs Hat in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Muse Kitchen is the sister venue to the two-hatted Muse Restaurant and a plush place to avoid the silly tourists over a languid lunch. Inspired by the bustling street bistros of Paris, Muse Kitchen is taking classic European dishes and bringing them to the quaint country town of Lorn.
With honest cooking, a warm atmosphere and a professional team, it won’t take long for you to be swept away by the charm of Muse Kitchen that keeps you coming back day after day.
3 course $85pp
Bistro Molines, which overlooks a terraced hillside of rose-lined vines belonging to Tallavera Grove Vineyard. Robert Molines is a French transplant, having moved here in 1973. Over the years, he has earnt the bistro a critical mass of recognition and the rustic-chic restaurant remains as charming as ever. Working alongside Molines is head chef Garreth Robbs whose cooking style helped the restaurant retain a hat in the 2018 and 2019 Good Food Guide.
2 course $85pp or 3 course $105pp
Picture your perfect Sunday lunch restaurant and chances are it would look uncannily like Circa 1876. Tucked into a heritage cottage overlooking a thriving kitchen garden, Circa 1876 combines country comfort with sophisticated cuisine with global influences and embraces the freshest of local seasonal produce.
3 course $110pp
Cancellations: A $50 admin fee is non-refundable for all tours cancelled after the deposit payment is made. Any tours cancelled within 7 days of the tour will forfeit the deposit payment and any tours cancelled less than 48 hours before departure will forfeit 25% of the total tour cost.
Inclusions: All tours include hotel pick up or convenient location of your choice and all listed inclusions as per you tailor-made tour itinerary.
Lunch cost is not included and reservations at the restaurant would need to be made in advance to ensure availability.