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Wine Country Tours

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Address: 42 Thorn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 9484 0477

Your host is Richard Everett, the only Oenologist (or winemaker) conducting...

Your host is Richard Everett, the only Oenologist (or winemaker) conducting a small group or private wine tour of the Hunter Valley Wine Country. His guests get a unique behind the scenes insight into how the best wines of the Hunter Valley are made, with private guided tastings of the top wines at the best & most interesting of the 140+ wineries. Richard conducts the wine tastings, not the sales staff at the wineries, so you are spared the heavy sales pitch of their commercial wines & get to experience many wines not offered to the general public. Morning tea is at the famous Peppers Guesthouse & lunch is at the award winning Muse Cafe. Tours are available ex Sydney or from within the Hunter Valley.

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Namrata's Wine Introduction!!

Both my wife and I had been drinking wine for a few years with me having acquired knowledge on the internet. Hence when we decide to do a wine tasting trip it had to be the best... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Noida, India

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Noida, India
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Both my wife and I had been drinking wine for a few years with me having acquired knowledge on the internet. Hence when we decide to do a wine tasting trip it had to be the best. Based on the reviews we went to the Hunter Valley with Richard. And boy!!! This was one of the best things that we... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Richard is probably one of the most knowledgeable and passionate wine experts conducting personal tours in Hunter Valley. He has over 40 years of experience in the wine industry and, since retiring, setup his own tour company to share his wide knowledge and love for wine. What makes this tour the best? This is not a commercialized tour of the... More 

Thank Miguel M
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I had a splendid time with Richard in the Hunter Valley. Based on the other reviews, we knew what to expect prior to booking: this tour is a wine appreciation and education experience and Richard completely delivered! Given the tour format, more time is spent at fewer wineries, allowing Richard to share his vast knowledge about all... More 

Thank Matt R
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had guests visiting from out of the country and did a tour with Richard. He picked us up and dropped us off, just one less thing to worry about. We were in a small group of 7, which was nice. Our group had a mix of experienced and newbies when it comes to knowledge of wine and Richard handled... More 

Thank Suzie E
San Luis Obispo, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went into this tour not sure what to expect other than learning about Australian wines. Richard really made this tour exceptional. His knowledge of the global wine industry, wine tasting, and Australian wines made this tour really worthwhile. We only went to two wineries, which has a bit disappointing as we would have liked to experience more Australian wines,... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I read Jared R’s review, below, and felt we had to comment, especially since we were the only other people on the same tour. Jared is correct about Richard being extremely knowledgeable. In fact, he is truly much more than that. He has a wealth of experience that he shares with those who have an interest in... More 

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Richard E, Owner at Wine Country Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your insightful clarification! More 

Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That was an excellent experience of wine tour in Hunter Valley. Richard is an expert with abundant wine knowledge. He explained the climate, and specialties of Australian vine and taught us the techniques of wine testing and appreciation. His tour was entertaining while educational that we gained a lot of knowledge about wine at the end of the. We would... More 

Thank Amy T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time touring and tasting wines with Richard. We've done a number of wine tours, always with similarly small groups, and this was far and away the most educational of the bunch. Richard is very knowledgable, and we appreciated that he made an effort to teach us how to appreciate wine more in general alongside facts about... More 

Thank Elizabeth Z
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Richard was extremely knowledgeable, however he was horribly rude and extremely not accommodating. Not even close to worth the price. Horrible experience.

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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Sydney we wanted to learn more about Australian wines. Through TripAdvisor We learned about RICHARD and his wine tours offered at different vineyards in the Hunter Valley region. Make no mistake this was a superb tour and would highly recommend it if you want to learn more about wines without the commercial sales push. RICHARD is a true... More 

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