Hunter Valley Harvest Wine Experience
$159concession ? Prices above are for departures between 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018
You’ll head out over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and through the leafy Northern Suburbs, heading to the beautiful Hunter Valley. Today you’re going to taste some of the finest wines this country has to offer, amid the stunning landscape of the Hunter Valley. Your Driver Guide will give you details of the day’s itinerary as you sit back and enjoy the view.
One of Australia’s most celebrated wineproducing regions, the Hunter Valley in country New South Wales attracts more than 2V million visitors each year. Much of the lush countryside is under vine, providing stunning views. There are extensive plantings of traditional varieties across the valley, including Shiraz, Semillon, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Leogate Estate Wines
First stop is the picturesque Brokenback Range, where it’s hard to miss the verdant vista that is Leogate Estate. The 50 hectare Brokenback Vineyard was planted in the mid to late 1970s by the late Len Evans AO, OBE, recognised as ‘the godfather of the Australian wine industry’. Since that time, the vines have produced premium wines sold under a variety of labels. The current vineyard produces trophy-winning wines such as Chardonnay, Semillon, Shiraz, Verdelho and Tempranillo.
Hunter Resort Lunch
This secluded country inn is nestled within its own 40 year old Shiraz vineyards in the heart of the Hunter Valley. You’ll visit their cellar-door and learn of the local wine-making techniques. You’ll also be treated to a tasting platter lunch of seasonal local produce along with a range of wine tastings to complement the food.
Included Meals: Lunch
With a history in wine-making dating back to the late 1800s, the McGuigan family are respected pioneers of the industry both in Australia and overseas. At the McGuigan cellar-door you’ll be greeted warmly and welcomed to a tasting of their fine wines.
Hunter Valley Gardens Village
This village is a beautiful spot, brimming with boutique stores and majestic gardens. Before returning to Sydney, treat yourself to afternoon tea and some of the Hunter’s best homemade produce (own expense). Make sure you take a peek in the Hunter Valley Chocolate Shop – you simply won’t be able to resist the temptation.
Please note: This tour will not visit Hunter Valley Gardens, the Hunter Valley Garden Village is outside of the Gardens.
Full Day Tour
Approximately 11.5 hours
Tue, Fri & Sun from 7.00am from Sydney (pick-ups at selected city hotels)
Sydney, 6.45pm approximately
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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Language DevicesNon-English commentary language devices can be requested at no additional cost however may be subject to availability. Please enquire after your booking is confirmed.
- 3 Wine Tastings
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
- Water bottle
- Jacket in the cooler months
Low level of fitness required.
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge on selected tours if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
|Hotel||Pickup Location||Pickup Time|
|Holiday Inn Sydney Airport||Front of Hotel||6:35am|
|Vibe Hotel Sydney||Front of Hotel||7:00am|
|Mercure Sydney||Front of Theatre||7:05am|
|Capitol Theatre||Pitt Street entrance||7:10am|
|Novotel Darling Harbour||Front of Hotel||7:20am|
|Parkroyal Darling Harbour||Front of Hotel||7:25am|
|Hilton Hotel Sydney||Pitt Street entrance||7:30am|
|Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour||Lower Ground Leve of Hotel, Slip Street Entrance||7:40am|
|Sofitel Wentworth||Front of Hotel||7:45am|
|Four Seasons Hotel||Level 3 - Harrington Street Entance||7:55am|
In 2017 hotel pick-ups may be affected by major road works. Please call 1300 228 546 to confirm your pick-up location and time 24-48 hours prior to your travel date. Pick up times are valid from 1 April 2017.
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Reviews From Other Travellers
Just finished a day tour to the Hunter Valley today it was good food and wines. This is the second tour we have done with them last year we did the Yarra Valley. Great tours.
Hunter Valley is home to Australia's first commercial vineyard area with vines being established in the early 1800’s.
Hunter Valley is home to Australia’s first boutique winery, Lakes Folly, established in 1963 and produced Australia’s first Chardonnay in the early 1970’s.
A sparkling wine from James King’s Vineyard was served to Napoleon III at the 1855 Paris Exhibition in France. Tasters said it had ‘bouquet, body & flavour equal to the finest Champagnes’.
Commercial viticulture in the Hunter Valley began within 60 years of Australian settlement.