Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Sydney

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Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Sydney
from AUD $218.90
Leave the bustle of Sydney and spend a relaxing day in the beautiful Hunter Valley on a guided wine-tasting tour in Australia’s oldest wine producing region. Enjoy a delicious lunch paired with wine, take a private tour of a vineyard, and savor tastings at several wineries. Learn about the wine making process from your experienced guide and have the option to sample locally crafted beers. Finish the day at the Roche Estate, where'll you have free time to explore the shops offering Australian cheeses and gourmet delights.
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In Brief

Sydney, Australia
10 hours
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Instant Confirmation
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Lunch included
Free drinks included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Leogate Estate Wines, 1693 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia

Enjoy a private wine tasting experience at Leogate Estate Wines, which produces trophy-winning wines such as Chardonnay, Semillon and Shiraz, and learn of local wine-making techniques

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Hunter Valley Resort, Hermitage Rd &, Mistletoe Ln, Pokolbin NSW 2320, Australia

Visit Hunter Valley Resort, where you can walk among the vines and learn about the wine-making process and the key role the resort plays in this region
• Enjoy lunch made with local produce, while you sample some of the area’s best wines
• You’ll also have the chance to purchase a beer tasting paddle from the on-site brewery

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Stop At: McGuigan Wines, 447 McDonalds Road Corner of Broke & McDonalds Roads, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia

The McGuigan family are respected pioneers of the industry and at their cellar door you’ll be greeted warmly and welcomed to a tasting of their fine wines

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Roche Estate, Corner Broke & McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia

Finish the day at Roche Estate, where you’ll have free time to explore the shops offering Australian cheeses at the Smelly Cheese Shop and gourmet delights plus coffee, gelato, craft beer and cellar doors (own expense).

Duration: 40 minutes


  • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB and air conditioning
  • Experienced local guide
  • Three wine tastings in Australia's oldest wine-producing region, the Hunter Valley
  • Enjoy a lunch made of local produce and paired with some of area's best wines
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (at selected Sydney hotels only)
  • Sample some of the region's best cheeses at the Smelly Cheese Shop
  • Entry/Admission - Leogate Estate Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter Valley Resort
  • Entry/Admission - McGuigan Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Roche Estate


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol.
  • Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on our tours providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle. Wheelchairs will be stored under the vehicle whilst in transit. If travelling with a wheelchair, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure your wheelchair can be accommodated.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • If travelling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure the can be accommodated.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Wine tasting tours are always on my list as I travel and this did not disappoint. With a pleasant ride to the countryside, a delicious lunch at McGuigan Wines and several tastings, I came back with two wonderful wines to share with family. You have the chance to sample well over a dozen wines as well as the shared history of the winery. It's always a great way to meet new people and share a moment that brings strangers together from all over the world.
• Submitted 29 Aug 2019
This tour was all that was promised! The 2+ hour trip to the Hunter Valley went quickly as Peter T., our tour guide, pointed out points of interest along the way. Peter was professional, friendly, and had a great sense of humor. The flow and timing of the tour worked well with just enough time spent at each stop. There's a great cheese shop at the last winery - an added bonus. The lunch was excellent, too! We'd definitely recommend this tour to others!
• Submitted 21 Aug 2018
Our tour was fantastic right from the go with our hilarious coach driver, Stewart. He picked us right on time and then we proceeded through the city of Sydney to the Hunter Valley with a continuous commentary that gave us insights to the life, history and future of the areas we traversed. At the Hunter Valley we visited the three wineries, each gave us a good insight to their operations, tastings and a good send off with wines and wine related goods. The trip back was through the country to the city with commentary where needed and time to sleep. The on-board WIFI was much appreciated. Well done, and highly recommended!!
• Submitted 09 Mar 2018
This was a great day out with a great tour guide Peter. highly recommended
• Submitted 13 Feb 2018
Excellent tour...3 wineries visited tasting over 30 wines which was fab!
• Submitted 03 Feb 2018
Loved the tour and bus driver. Thank you to them for reserving the front seat for me, I get sick sitting too far back. The lunch was delicious. ..highly recommend.
• Submitted 23 Jan 2018
We went on this tour as non-drivers who wanted a glimpse of the Hunter Valley Gardens. We chatted with our guide Ben, who was more than happy to help us out and included an extra drop-off, meaning we were able to spend extra time in the amazing gardens we were happy to skip one of the wineries to allow for the extra time. Ben was a fantastic guide, and was very entertaining and informative. The wine tasting was lovely, lunch was fantastic and all in all it was an amazing day. We would definitely do this trip again, especially if Ben was our guide.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2018
Great trip of the Hunter Valley
• Submitted 28 Nov 2017
My mother and I enjoyed this trip.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2017
Fun trip - John S. was a great guide!
• Submitted 24 Nov 2017
An amazing day ! A bit late picking us up, but we'll blame heavy traffic in Sydney for that. A long day that was made interesting with chat from the driver and our new found friends. The 3 stops we had were all different and all very interesting. Don't hesitate, book it... a great way to see the countryside and let someone else do the driving.
• Submitted 19 Nov 2017
This is a great tour for getting out of Sydney and seeing the countryside. There were a number of vineyards available to see and the lunch was really top of the line. The wine was good at each vineyard, some better than others. The bus was very comfortable and our driver very pleasant and informative.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
Incredible day in the most beautiful wine region! delicious wines! Loved it!!
• Submitted 17 Oct 2017
Loved this tour!
• Submitted 16 Oct 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 06 Oct 2017
Great experience, lots of wine and chances to get food. I reflect fondly whilst walking down my local supermarket wine aisle- not quite the same though....
• Submitted 29 May 2017
My parents, uncle and I had the most wonderful tour of the Hunter Valley with our bus driver and tour guide John S yesterday. We all cannot recommend him enough, he drove the bus very smoothly and safely whilst providing a fantastic commentary on the history of Sydney and also the Hunter region. Despite having a largish group, John S managed to provide everyone with brilliant one-on-one customer service, he was personable and super friendly to all - he even managed to get a laugh out of everyone at 8am in the morning! Overall the tour ran very smoothly, we tasted around 16 wines and enjoyed a substantial lunch. We had plenty of time at each spot to take photos and have a look around. It was a great trip and we would highly recommend to anyone travelling to Sydney. Thanks again to John S for a brilliant day.
• Submitted 03 Apr 2017
Beautiful scenery. Wonderful variety of wines from the different locations with opportunities to try others if something else interested you. Nice discussions about how to approach wine tasting for newbies like us and tours of the processing areas. Lunch was also quite good. A relaxing and enjoyable day outside the city. Even those in my party that don't like wine had a good time.
• Submitted 30 Mar 2017
• Submitted 07 Feb 2017
My wife and I went on this trip as we are lovers of a nice red wine. We were not disappointed. We tasted a mass variety of wines. red and white from a select few vineyards. The weather on the day was perfect and the Hunter valley scenery is really beautiful. The tour guide/driver was very jovial and friendly. The group was made up of a variety of nationalities,and we all got on very well. The lunch we were served was of good quality and very very tasty and plentiful. We would recommend this trip and have no complaints at all!
• Submitted 05 Feb 2017
We had a fabulous and long day where we visited three cellar doors and quaffed some fine wine. Joe, our driver/guide was a treat. We would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fine wine and great fun.
• Submitted 04 Feb 2017
My daughter and myself had an amazing day. We stopped at 3 vineyards, the 2nd was for lunch and wow what a lovely 6 course meal.All 3 vineyards had great hosts who were very informative regarding the different wines produced there. Henry are driver was very entertaining and a was quite funny, he made the 2 hour drive seem to go quite quickly.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2017
It was a bit of a drive to Hunter valley but aside from that, we had a good time. Each stop had a good number of wines to taste. The pours were a bit light, especially at the second winery, but they made up for it with the number of tastings. Lunch was good and they were able to provide a vegetarian option for my wife.
• Submitted 05 Jan 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour. The guide Henry was excellent and good company too. It is good to get a guide who knows his history and he made everyone feel at ease. The Leogate winery was excellent and the food we had at lunch was the best we had in our 4 day visit to Sydney. I would have liked a bit more time at the last stop to enjoy the gardens and see more of the boutique shops but that would have been at the cost of the other stops which were so good. Can highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 23 Oct 2016

In Brief

Sydney, Australia
10 hours
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Instant Confirmation
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Lunch included
Free drinks included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide

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