Day Trip to the Hunter Valley
Tour itinerary and highlights:
- Visits to boutique wineries
- Local Cheese Samples
- Gourmet lunch experience
- Unique Wine & Chocolate Tasting
07.30AM Your informative and knowledgeable guide will collect you from your Sydney hotel. Departing from the city, we travel over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to join the Motorway heading north. We will travel directly to the Hunter Valley, which is nestled in the lee of the Great Dividing Range. En route we will stop for a short restroom break.
First planted 200 years ago, 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, indulgent restaurants, gourmet produce and boutique breweries.
Your All-Inclusive experience starts with a visit to the Binnorie Dairy, one of Australia’s exceptional soft cheese producers. Here you enjoy samplings of a selection of the cheeses made onsite and of course the opportunity to purchase! From here, you will visit 2 premium boutique wineries where you have an opportunity to taste a range of wine varietals. A selection of our preferred wineries includes Wandin Estate, Margan Wines, Leogate Winery, Gundog Estate, Tulloch Wines, Hunters Dream Estate or if you have a preference, please let us know!
Arrive at your lunch destination, Café Enzo located in a Tuscan inspired village among eclectic sandstone buildings in the heart of the Hunter Valley. With its unique ambiance and enchanting courtyard, you are invited to relax and let the world drift away whilst feasting on Italian delicacies with homemade and locally grown produce.
Our final stop today is at Tulloch Wines for the ultimate wine pairing experience. For over 122 years, the Tulloch family has been passionate about producing hand crafted, premium wines made to enjoy.
Here we will enjoy a delightful Wine & Chocolate matching, with locally made Hunter Valley artisan chocolates, each partnered with the mouth-watering flavours of Tulloch Wines.
About the Hunter Valley
Nestled in the heart of New South Wales, Australia, lies a land of captivating beauty and abundant treasures – welcome to the Hunter Region, a place that beckons with its irresistible charm and promises an unforgettable journey through nature’s embrace.
Immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings of the Hunter Valley, where endless stretches of rolling vineyards depict a scene of unmatched tranquillity. The air fills with a symphony of fragrances as the sun sends its golden rays over the verdant vineyards, luring you to revel in the area’s world-famous wines. As you experience the silky textures and robust flavours, which are a monument to the skill of devoted winemakers who have honed their trade over generations, let your taste buds dance with delight.
About Binnorie Dairy
Enter a world of creamy decadence and artisanal mastery as you step into the realm of Binnorie Dairy, where cheese is crafted with passion, precision, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of New South Wales, Australia, Binnorie Dairy stands as a shining gem in the realm of soft cheese, captivating the hearts and palates of cheese connoisseurs far and wide.
Prepare to be enchanted as you embark on a sensory adventure through our state-of-the-art cheese making centre and retail store. As you step inside, your senses will be tantalised by the alluring aromas that fill the air, a testament to the expertise and dedication of our skilled cheese makers. Witness firsthand the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into each wheel of cheese, as the magic unfolds before your eyes.
Indulge your taste buds in a symphony of flavours, as our exquisite range of cheeses tempts your palate with their luscious textures and complex profiles. From creamy camemberts that melt in your mouth to tangy goat’s cheeses that dance upon your taste buds, every bite is a celebration of the artistry that defines Binnorie Dairy.
About Tulloch Wines
For over four generations and spanning an impressive 125 years, Tulloch Wines has been more than a winery – it has been a legacy of passion, dedication, and a celebration of life’s most precious moments. Nestled amidst the rolling vineyards of New South Wales, Australia, Tulloch Wines invites you to immerse yourself in a world where wine becomes an exquisite conduit for unforgettable experiences shared with family and friends.
Step into our winery, where time-honoured traditions blend seamlessly with modern craftsmanship. The air is infused with the rich aroma of ageing oak barrels, each one harbouring the promise of future vintages. Witness the skilful hands of our winemakers as they carefully tend to the grapes, nurturing them from vine to bottle, and capturing the essence of the terroir in every pour.
Beyond the bottle, Tulloch Wines invites you to partake in family-friendly experiences that truly enrich your life. Experience vineyard picnics amidst the scenic beauty of our estate, where laughter echoes through the vines and children frolic in the sunshine. Immerse yourself in culinary delights as you savour the harmonious pairing of our wines with locally sourced produce, celebrating the vibrant flavours that the region has to offer.
Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop off, private touring as per itinerary, Wine Tasting at Boutique Wineries, Café Enzo lunch with 1 glass of Wine and Wine & Chocolate Experience
Departures: Daily from Sydney City Hotels. Recommended pick up at 7:30am and returns to hotels at approximately 5:30pm.
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With 30 Years of Experience, AEA Luxury Tours (Australian Eco Adventures Pty Ltd) has been providing complete luxury small group and private touring packages including Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley and beyond to other regions in New South Wales and beyond right across this huge continental island.
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