Leave the bustle of Sydney and spend a relaxing day in the beautiful Hunter Valley on a guided wine-tasting tour in Australia’s oldest wine producing region. Enjoy a delicious lunch paired with wine, take a private tour of a vineyard, and savor tastings at several wineries. Learn about the wine making process from your experienced guide and have the option to sample locally crafted beers. Finish the day at the Roche Estate, where'll you have free time to explore the shops offering Australian cheeses and gourmet delights.
You’ll leave Sydney in the morning and travel about two hours to the Hunter Valley, getting magnificent views of the Hawkesbury River as you approach the valley. Keep an eye out for the remains of a convict-built road that winds into the hills. With a reputation for fine wine and other edible delights, the Hunter Valley is a wine and food lovers dream, and your knowledgable guide will show you the best spots. Your first stop will be Leogate Estate, where you can sample their award-winning wines and hear about their history in the region. Next you will visit Hunter Valley Resort where you can walk amongst the vineyards and learn about the wine making process and the important role the Resort holds for this region. Enjoy a delicious lunch made with local produce while you sample some of the area’s best wines and after lunch have the chance to purchase (own expense) a beer tasting paddle from the onsite Brewery. After lunch, visit McGuigans Winery. Established in the 1880's McGuigan Wines is now one of the most awarded wineries in the world having won 'worlds best best winemaker' three times. Wrap up your day in Hunter Valley with a stop at Hunter Valley Chocolate Company and sample their locally made chocolates and fudge and see the onsite production room. After a full day, relax on the ride back to your Sydney hotel.