Explore the fertile Hunter Valley and taste award-winning regional foods and wines. Enjoy private vineyard inspections and learn of the wine making process. Spend your time strolling amongst the vineyards, purchase some wines, or just enjoy the beautiful Australian countryside. Be treated to magnificent views of the Hawkesbury River in the morning. Home to Australia’s oldest wine producing region, the Hunter Valley owes its fame to world class viticulturists and fertile soils. The first stop will be at Hope Estate, where you will experience a guided tour of the winery to learn about the wine making process whilst sampling some of their award winning wines. Then visit Hunter Resort and enjoy a presentation on how the winery operates, a truly informative and educational experience. A delicious luncheon is accompanied by wine tastings – your two-course lunch will be complimented with specially chosen wines.
Have the opportunity to visit Bluetongue Brewery, home of Bluetongue Beer and perhaps try a tasting paddle of the available varieties (own expense). Further tastings include a visit to McGuigans Winery – be sure to taste their Australian wines. The last stop will take you to Hunter Valley Garden Village, a quaint little township within the Hunter Valley. Have free time to explore the many hidden delights in the garden village. You have the opportunity to try further tastings at the Hunter Valley Cellars. After departing Hunter Valley Garden Village head back to Sydney via Freeman's Waterhole and the Expressway to arrive approximately at 6.45pm.
*Please note, this tour will not visit Hunter Valley Gardens, the Hunter Valley Garden Village is outside of the Gardens.
Departs: 6.50am - 8.00am Tues, Fri & Sun from selected from selected city hotels.
Complimentary hotel pick ups are available. Please request at the time of booking
Children: 15 years and under are charged at the child rate
What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, camera and a jacket in cooler months
Tour Code: J14
Operated By: AAT Kings