PRIVATE HUNTER VALLEY WINE TOUR FROM SYDNEY

A day of indulgence awaits in the Hunter Valley awaits on this ultimate Hunter Valley Highlights Tour. Spend the day focusing on the boutique wineries of the Hunter Valley while finding time to try some other local delights.  

What's Included: 

  • Pick up and drop off from Sydney CBD , Upper & Lower North Shore

  • Full day private tour in your own private vehicle with professional and friendly guide

  • Cellar door tastings at some of the Hunter Valley's best wineries

  • Option to include vodka and schnapps tasting at The Hunter Distillery or a brewery visit to sample some of the Hunters very best craft beers (beer tasting payable directly)

  • Visit the Smelly Cheese Shop and sample some of the Hunter Valley's best soft cheeses

  • If chocolate is your thing we can stop in at the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company and try the chocolate

  • Our full day tours include a stop for Lunch. You are welcome to bring your own, we can arrange a picnic or you can select from one of cafe, pub, or restaurant options that are popular with our groups. The choice is yours....if you already have somewhere in mind we are happy to work this into the itinerary for the day.

 

A sample Itinerary of our Hunter Valley Highlights Private Tour

7:30am Pick Up from your local Hunter Valley accommodation

Restroom and coffee stop en route to the Hunter Valley at Wyong

10:00am Cellar Door Tasting at Winery # 1. We will try our best to accommodate specific requests, subject to availability at the winery at time of booking. Additional tasting fees may be payable depending on the selection. We will let you know!

11:00am Noon: Cheese Tasting at The Smelly Cheese Shop

12:30pm Lunch at the Venue of your choice

2:00pm Cellar Door Tasting at Winery # 3

3:00pm Enjoy a Vodka and Schnapps Tasting at The Hunter Distillery, visit a local brewery to sample local craft beers or enjoy another cellar door tasting.   

4:00pm Indulge in some chocolate at The Hunter Valley Chocolate Company

4:30 pm Depart the Hunter Valley and start the return journey to Sydney

6:30 pm Arrive back in Sydney


Itinerary Details

We recommend departing Sydney at approximately 7:30am. This allows us to have your group arriving in the Hunter Valley ready to enjoy your first tasting when the wineries open at 10am.

There is flexibility to leave later however this usually means that you will not be able to fit as much into the itinerary at the wineries will not take groups beyond certain times. Starting later does not always mean finishing later. We are happy to work with your times but please bear in mind that you really need to be in the valley for 6 hours to get the most out of the tour when travelling from Sydney for this experience.

Great boutique wineries

On our full day Hunter Valley Wine Tours from Sydney we recommend including cellar door tastings at three wineries. The Hunter Valley is home to many superb boutique wineries and our tours usually focus on these. These are wineries are home to some of the valleys finest award winning wines and the passionate staff give exceptional service and attention to detail during the tastings.

Most of the boutique wineries we visit on this Hunter Valley wine tour only allow tastings and purchases of their wines by visiting the cellar door in the Hunter Valley so this provides a really unique wine tasting experience.

On this private Hunter Valley wine tour choose the wineries from a selection of our recommendations or let us know where you would like to go and we will arrange the rest.  

Local brewery or distillery

The Hunter Valley is home to a number of breweries that all hit the spot at the end of a hard day wine tasting. Our personal favourite is the Hunter Beer Co at Potters Brewery. Work your way through the many craft beers available for tasting.

The Hunter Valley Vodka Distillery is a certified organic distillery right in the heart of the Hunter Valley. It is home to great Vodka, Liquor's and Schnapps and is always a popular stop before heading home. 

Cheese & Chocolate

Hunter Valley tours are not just about the wine. The area is home to some other great local produce and a day in the hunter valley is not complete without trying some local cheeses. On this tour we will visit either the Hunter Valley Cheese Company, Binoirie Diary or the Smelly Cheese Shop. With the Chocolate it’s all about visiting the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company and trying some of their great chocolates and fudges. We also have suitable storage on the bus to keep any items cool on the journey home.

 
 

Pricing

All of our tours are private charter, meaning it is just your group travelling with their own driver guide for the day. Our fixed price charter cost for groups of 10 and under is $1190, lunch additional. We do not run any shared tours at this time.

From 11 guests and above we move to per head pricing. Listed below are three of our most popular packages. If non of these are quite what you are looking for we can customise to create your very own perfect itinerary.

 

Highlights of the Hunter

$115 per person

  • Pick up and drop off from Sydney

  • 3 boutique winery visits with private tastings

  • Vodka and schnapps Tasting at The Hunter Distillery OR a brewery visit (beer tasting payable direct)

  • Local cheese OR chocolate tasting

  • Lunch at the venue of your choice own expense.

Ultimate Hunter Wine Tour

$140 per person

  • Pick up and drop off from Sydney

  • 3 boutique winery visits with private tastings

  • Vodka and schnapps Tasting at The Hunter Distillery OR a brewery visit (beer tasting payable direct)

  • Local cheese OR chocolate tasting

  • Casual set menu meal at Cypress Lakes or Twine Restaurant

Exclusive Hunter Wine Tour

$170 per person

  • Pick up and drop off from Sydney

  • 3 boutique winery visits with private tastings

  • Vodka and schnapps Tasting at The Hunter Distillery OR a brewery visit (beer tasting payable direct)

  • Local cheese OR chocolate tasting

  • Two Course Quality Dining at one of the Hunter Valley’s Finest Restaurants


MORE ABOUT LUNCH

CASUAL DINING OPTIONS

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Price range $10-20 per person

  • Gourmet sandwiches and wraps

  • Amazing burgers and fries

  • Fresh tasty salads

GOURMET PUB STYLE

Price range $20-$35 per person

  • Steak, grilled fish

  • Gourmet pizzas

  • Pies and Pasta

QUALITY RESTAURANT DINING 

Price range $35+ per person

  • A la carte menu options

  • Degustation

  • Food & wine matching


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Reviewed 14th November 2016 “Amazing Time”

Our group of 12 arranged this day tour to the Hunter Valley with James. A wonderful time was had by all. The bus is really comfortable and James is a great host. He has incredible knowledge of the Hunter but also allows us to have input into what we see and do. Would highly recommend Cloud 9 when you next require a professional but fun tour to the Hunter/Southern Highlands/Blue Mountains or wherever else takes your fancy.