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

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Overview
Spend a day indulging on this Hunter Valley wine tour from Sydney. Leave the hassles of driving and logistics to the experts and sit back while you learn about the wine making process and taste local wines. Sample hand-made cheeses and chocolates, visit a vodka distillery, and enjoy lunch in a scenic setting. This tour is idea for anyone who wants to see why the Hunter Valley is a favorite foodie destination.
Highlights
  • Explore the Hunter Valley from Sydney with a small-group tour
  • Entrance to wineries, lunch, and other gourmet tastings are included
  • Visit a chocolate factory and vodka distillery and sample local treats
  • Leave the details and driving to your knowledgeable guide
What to Expect
Meet your guide at agreed pick-up location to be confirmed at booking, and then leave the bustle of Sydney behind as you settle in for the scenic journey to the Hunter valley. Admire the rolling hills and listen to commentary from your guide as you travel north through the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Arrive in Australia’s most celebrated wine producing region and tour 3 boutique wineries. Taste many local varietals and learn about how wine is made. Enjoy a one course restaurant lunch with a glass of wine, beer or cider. Sample local cheese, chocolate and fudge plus visit The Hunter Distillery for tastings of their organic vodka. Arrive back in Sydney in the evening with one drop-off at a central location for all guests.
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Important Information
Departure Point
812B George St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Departure Time
7:25 AM
Duration
11h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup (selected locations only)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 22 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I was under the impression this tour would be wine tasting, outdoors in the sun taking in the views. This isn’t the case, you’re in doors most of the day with the tour guide rushing you along at any given point, with barely any time at each stop and it was frowned upon to take
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery
Responded 4 days ago
G’day Elizabeth. Thanks for the feedback on your recent tour to The Hunter Valley. We’re sorry to hear the day didn’t live up to your expectations. As all of the tastings sessions on the day are private, we are at the mercy of the wineries as to where they conduct them. Our tours are educational, and are quite often held indoors, to minimise any distractions from the general public. There are more premium tours available (including ones that we offer) where the tastings are held in more picturesque settings, however these are more expensive. The private sessions we receive are scheduled, and as The Hunter Valley is an extremely popular destination, all venues are very strict about group tastings starting at the time allocated. This would explain your guide ‘rushing you along’. It seems this could have been explained to you more clearly on the day, and for this, we do apologise. If you have the time, we would love for you to contact us direct at info@daves.com.au, to provide a little more information on your guide, so that we can ensure this doesn’t happen again? We do hope you did manage to capture some great memories of the day, and we hope to hear back from you soon. Cheers.
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Had an amazing day of wine, cheese and Vodka tasting. Plus a great array of delicious chocolates all at hunter valley. As an added bonus we got to spot kangaroos on our way back. Gaz made the tour so informative and fun 😊😊😊
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks heaps for the 5 star review of your Hunter Valley Tour with Gaz. It's great to hear you enjoyed all the different aspects of the tour. We also hearing that you were able to see some of the local wildlife. Kangaroos can be hard to spot in the wild, but our awesome guides usually know where they hang out. Cheers
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David was a very good tour guide and driver, he took us to a great selection of places and even if we were a bit late he was very understanding and waited for me and other people. I will be definitely coming back to do another tour with you guys and David! Thanks David!!
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks heaps for taking the time to let us know how much you appreciated your day with David. He’s a great guide, who loves sharing his vast knowledge on his ‘back yard’. We look forward to seeing you again on one of our other fantastic tours, and we’ll definitely pass on your comments to David. Cheers
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We had a blast with Billy and the folks we met on our tour. I was pleasantly surprised when we got to try several Semillon wines, as that is my favorite wine from the Northwest in the USA - and it's one of Hunter Valley's specialties. The tastings were very informative and well
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much fro taking the time to review your day with Billy. It's great to hear so many aspects of the day were a hit with you and your husband. We try to add quite a bit of variety on the day and showcase the many great tastes The Hunter Valley has to offer. Awesome to hear our local Semillon was to your liking. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Billy. Cheers
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This trip was great from start to finish, the day was very well paced and Sam was great, friendly and very talkative. The first stop at De Iuliis was great very professional showed us how to taste and sip wine and what to look for, gave us a list of what we were tasting and the
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Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery
Responded Sep. 1, 2019
G'day James Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent wine tour with Sam. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed all the stops on the day. Whilst The Hunter Valley is Australia's oldest wine region, there are some great non-wine suppliers, and we are all about sharing local flavours, be it wine, cheese, chocolate or vodka. We have a variety of different buses in our fleet, ranging in different sizes, all with temperature control, and quality sound systems, so we try to allocate the right size bus based on the size of the group, and we do endeavor to make the journey as comfortable as possible. Cheers
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