Day 1: Sydney - Hunter Valley (L)
Your informative and knowledgeable guide will collect you from your Sydney hotel. Departing from the city, we travel north over the Sydney Harbour Bridge via the Gore Hill Freeway to join the Pacific Highway and then the M1 Motorway.
After a comfort break we travel directly to the Hunter Valley, which is nestled in the lee of the Great Dividing Range. 180 years young, this is Australia’s oldest and best known wine region and is soaked in history. It’s a dynamic and fascinating area that brims with over 150 top class wineries, 65 indulgent restaurants as well as gourmet produce and boutique breweries.
Our first visit is to a 5-star winery nestled in the Mount View region of the Hunter Valley, a well renowned viticulture area. Sample exquisite wines in your own private area.
From here we continue onto Leogate Estate. This opulent cellar door is the perfect place to enjoy that unique taste which only the Hunter Valley and their award winning wines can provide. All wines produced from the great vines of one of the most highly regarded vineyards in Australia. Here we will enjoy a selection of cheeses to accompany the wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the wine making process.
On conclusion of the tour, we enjoy a relaxing 2 course lunch (selection of platters, followed by dessert of choice) accompanied by a glass of wine
After lunch we travel to Keith Tulloch Winery. This small completely family owned winery and vineyard produces wines that express the unique terrain and climate from the ancient soils of the Brokenback Range. Here we will enjoy a unique wine tasting experience in collaboration with artisan chocolatier “Cocoa Nib”. You will sample five handmade praline chocolates, matched to the wineries current release wine – a sensational way to conclude our day in the Hunter Valley Wine Region.
After the activities you are dropped at your accommodation of choice with the remainder of the afternoon free at leisure.
Day 2: Hunter Valley - Sydney
In the morning there is more time at leisure to visit other vineyards for wine tasting or simply relax. Lunch today is at your leisure.
You are collected at approximately 2.00 - 2.30pm (depending on where you are staying). We depart from the Hunter at approximately 3pm and return to Sydney along the motorway to arrive back at your Sydney Hotel approximately 5.00 - 5.30pm.
Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop off, small group touring as per itinerary, lunch on day 1, Wine & Cheese & Chocolate Pairing, 1 night accommodation including full breakfast.
Exclusions: Beverages with meals unless stated, Dinner on Day 1, Lunch on Day 2.
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday from Sydney City Hotels from 7:00am and returns to hotels at approximately 5:00-5:30pm on the second day (subject to accommodation availability). Tour runs with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 17.