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This leisurely day of wining and dining in the country begins with a scenic drive from Sydney Harbour to the Southern Highlands.

On arrival at Cuttaway Hill Wines, owner and winemaker Mark Bourne will demonstrate the traditional méthode champenoise used to make champagne. You'll have a glass in hand ready to sample the final product before sitting down to a tasting of Mark's estate grown wines including some available exclusively at the cellar door. The wine is complemented by a vignerons platter that includes a selection of local produce.

Continuing the focus on local produce you'll experience fine dining Southern Highlands style at Eschalot. Owner and head chef Matty Roberts will lead you through the garden surrounding the restaurant where he will pick the freshest of fresh ingredients to prepare the meal you are about to savour with matching local wines.

To round out the day it's back to school with a Pinot masterclass showcasing the premier grape variety of this cool-climate region. You'll learn about the various Pinot mutations used to make sparkling, white, rosé and red wines. WARNING The class requires tasting flights of estate grown wines accompanied by matching morsels!
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Important Information
Departure Point
30 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lunch - Two course fine dining lunch at a chef-hatted restaurant.
  • Snacks - Vignerons grazing platter including a selection of local produce during the wine tasting and a variety of food samples to match the wine flights during the Pinot masterclass.
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Wine tasting, matching wines with each course at lunch, wine flights during Pinot masterclass.
  • Sparkling winemaking demonstration
  • Pinot masterclass
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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 10 travelers
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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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This tour really speaks local and the Southern Highlands are just beautiful. The wineries we visited were outstanding. We knew we were in for a treat from the moment we set foot in the first one. The food was superb, from the cold platter to the 2 course lunch, everything was
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Response from SteveN2830, Owner at Taste of the Highlands
Responded Nov. 21, 2019
Hi Ana, Thanks so much for recommending the tour so highly! The Highlands really does have so much to offer in terms of regional produce. And as an up and coming wine region I'm excited to be able to show visitors around and introduce them to winemakers and chefs that are making it all happen. The credit must really go to them. We look forward to seeing you again when you need to stock up on tea. And maybe some Pinot. :-) Cheers, Steve
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This was the best tour I have ever been on! Steve was full of knowledge and extremely polite and interactive. The scenery, food and wildlife you get to experience is one of a kind. Definitely recommend doing this tour, it has made me fall in love with Sydney even more!
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Response from SteveN2830, Owner at Taste of the Highlands
Responded Nov. 21, 2019
Thanks so much Tara for taking the time to share your experience with other potential travellers. Although the tour has a food and wine focus I'm so happy that you enjoyed the scenic beauty of the Southern Highlands too. Having grown up in the area I sometimes think I might be a bit biased! And what a bonus it was to see so many of our colourful parrots around the winery and even a mob of wild kangaroos. I hope you get to make it back again some day. Be sure to invite along a few friends if you do :-) Cheers, Steve
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We have been on three trips with Steve and his group, and each time we are blown away by their knowledge, personality, and presentation. The tours are well-thought out, with easy pick up and drop off right downtown, and are perfect for a day out of the city. On the trips, we
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Response from SteveN2830, Owner at Taste of the Highlands
Responded Nov. 12, 2019
Hey Tara and Mark. It was my great pleasure to host you both once again and so happy that you enjoyed the new tour so much. As you now know, Southern Highlands food and wine speaks for itself - I don't need to talk it up! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience and to highly recommend Taste of the Highlands to other travellers. I look forward to you joining us again on your next trip to Sydney. Cheers, Steve
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51 reviews
travel_naylor
Singapore, Singapore
30
Excellent way to complete our trip to Sydney
Steve was a very knowledgable guide, introducing us to the history, geography and zoology of the area. Highlights
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L7283LBalexh
10
A great day out of the city.
For anyone traveling to Sydney without a car, this day trip was essential to get an understand of what Australia
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R_Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
1442313
Good day
Nice day with a very good guide Steve. Highlights was feeding kangaroo and close up with koala. Nice scenery
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Julie G
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
10
The BEST tour we've ever been on - anywhere!!
I can't say enough about what an amazing day my husband and I had on this tour with the owner and tour guide,
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robito07310
10
Must Thing To Do in Sydney
The tour started with a question about must see things in Sydney. Of course major things were discussed. I would
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monicapY2618PT
10
Steve’s the man!
My husband and I had such an incredible time on this tour. Steve is so knowledgeable, patient and kind and he just
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rimmaa2016
New York, United States
60
A little bit of everything and lots of views and experiences
Steve was an excellent guide. I appreciated learning history, geography, botany, and more. He kept us entertained
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autumnc967
31
Awesome tour
Our tour guide Steve was amazing! He knew so many facts about Australia. He was passionate about animals and knew
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jeansI1364AK
Staunton, Virginia
130
Great tour
This tour takes you to the area south of Sydney where a lot of visitors don't go. For that reason the places we
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AnaSalazar
Sydney, Australia
31
Such a great day out in the Southern Highlands!
This tour really speaks local and the Southern Highlands are just beautiful. The wineries we visited were
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Tara H
10
Amazing Experience
This was the best tour I have ever been on! Steve was full of knowledge and extremely polite and interactive. The
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mollybierman
San Francisco, California
107
Must-do tour!
I SO enjoyed spending one of my days in Sydney on this experience. Steve has thoughtfully crafted an itinerary
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Scenic60207
11
A Taste of the Southern Highlands in Style
We have been on three trips with Steve and his group, and each time we are blown away by their knowledge,
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Wade M
11
Wildlife, Waterfalls and Wine Day Tour From Sydney
One of the best tours that we have ever taken. Steve was fantastic, probably our best tour guide ever. We had
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GillianLennox
Glasgow, United Kingdom
5328
The Best of Australia in a Day
Where to begin to describe this amazing day!I had originally been looking for a wine tour but I’m so glad I
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