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Chef-Led Hunter Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Day Trip from Sydney

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Wine tours are nothing without the perfect surroundings in which to indulge. Nestled inland from Newcastle, the Hunter Valley is a mere 2 hour drive from Sydney and is home to wineries, luscious farmland, art galleries, golf courses and native wildlife.

On this small-group tour with no more than 14 participants you’ll taste Australian made wines at three boutique wineries, paired with a food menu to compliment every drop. Before leaving Sydney, you’ll visit the Sydney Fish Markets to purchase fresh seafood to be used in the menu and stop in the Hawkesbury region for breakfast.

Your guide is not just any old guide – he is your cook as well, and is a qualified chef! We do this to make sure that the food you get to eat matches your tour and the wines you are tasting to perfection.

Our mission is to make your day not just an outing, but an expedition, exploring vineyards, and experiencing first class cooking in idyllic surrounds.
  • See the Sydney Fish Markets and visit three Hunter Valley boutique wineries
  • Try Aussie delicacies like barramundi, kangaroo, and locally made treats
  • Includes breakfast, lunch, wine tastings, and other chef-prepared foods
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from Sydney hotels
What to Expect
Start with pickup at your Sydney hotel, and then fuel up for the day with coffee on your way to see the early-morning seafood trading at the famous Sydney Fish Market.  After a freshly cooked breakfast overlooking the Hawkesbury River, continue on your journey to the Hunter Valley, where you stop in Wollombi for the first wine tasting of the day. Learn to roll your own sushi and pair it with local wines.  Continue the scenic journey and arrive at another boutique winery, where you sample local varietals accompanied by dishes personally prepared by your chef-guide.  Visit a specialty store for olive oils and other locally made treats to bring home (time permitting). Finally, stop at a third winery to sip shiraz, sample Aussie specialties such as barramundi and kangaroo, and enjoy desserts accompanied by a selection of dessert wines. Your tour ends back at your Sydney hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Selected centrally located Sydney CBD hotels
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

6/1/2019 - 5/31/2020Monday:06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Wednesday:06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Saturday:06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Return Details
Drop off at Selected Sydney City Hotels and central locations
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Selected hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter Valley
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Maximum number per booking is 16 people
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking as most food is prepared prior
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The best tour we have ever had. The food was spectacular and of course the wine was great too. I know this is a tour we would take again in a heartbeat and recommend it to all who love to eat and drink and have...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dee Dee W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our day. Jimmy our chef was such a mine of information regarding the Hunter Valley and other areas around Sydney. The food he prepared was very tasty and full of flavour. I would recommend this trip to anyone who would like a fun...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jimmy mad this day quite unforgettable and we have recommended him already and we have only been home one day !!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sherron H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic tour. Chef was terrific, information supplied about the area was excellent, and the wine was great as well. I recommend this tour to anyone that enjoys good food, good food, and has an interest in learning about the culture and the area.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the hotel pickup on Jimmy was the consummate professional tour guide and chef. The trip to the fish market was an education and then the tour from Sydney all the way up through Hunter Valley was both educational and enjoyable. We were a small...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank swabby01
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Jimmy is one of the best and accommodating tour guide in Sydney. He will provide you with exactly what you want to eat
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