Hunter Valley Wine Tours – Pickups from the Hunter Valley 2017-07-06T00:58:30+00:00

Escape to the beautiful Hunter Valley

For a food and wine adventure

5 Star Reviews:

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Escape to the beautiful Hunter Valley

For a food and wine adventure

ATAP Accredited

Staying in the Hunter Valley?

Already enjoying the beautiful Hunter Valley? We can pick you up and return you to your Hunter Valley accommodation after your tour – the perfect relaxing way to experience the best of the region during your stay.

 “I cannot thank Suzanne enough for taking us on a tour …  From first contact to end she is professional and nothing is too much trouble. On the day she went above and beyond to ensure we have a day to remember. The coach is so gorgeous and comfortable. Suzanne also had a video music system to entertain us all. Thank you, thank you, so much for an experience and tour to remember! So if your looking for a tour that caters to your every need and you want outstanding customer service knowledge of the area then this one is for you. I’ll definitely be back soon thanks again”Megan Fraser

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Hunter Valley Tour with pickups in Pokolbin, Lovedale, 

Rothbury, Broke, Nulkaba, Cessnock, and Maitland:

Available: Saturday and Sunday

Leave the bottleshop behind and discover unique wine styles, boutique beers and gourmet cheeses. With delicious food and wine, spectacular surroundings and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, you will have all the ingredients necessary create a fabulous and unforgettable trip!

Trips to 3 local wineries where you can sample great selections from either a boutique cellar door or one of the larger, more established vineyards

•Excite your taste buds with chocolate, coffee, turkish delight, lime, ginger and even chilli vodka (for the fearless!) at the Hunter Distillery (subject to venue availability)

•Visit the Smelly Cheese Shop where you can indulge in creamy brie’s, fettas and spiced labnas.

• Stop at the Hunter Chocolate Shop or Sabor Dessert Bar  for treats that are soooo worth the calories!

• Lunch at either Matilda Bay Brewhouse or Harrigan’s Irish Pub (enjoy a selection of both light and hearty meals to suit a variety of tastes and budgets (own expense)

• Sample local craft beers (optional – at your own expense)

•Small and intimate group tours with a maximum of 20 passengers per trip.

•All tours are personally taken by Suzanne (owner/operator) – a friendly and knowledgeable local who is committed to ensuring you have the best Hunter valley tour

•Relax with the style, comfort and sophistication of a luxury tour bus (leather seats, DVD player, 8 speaker sound system, individual air conditioning controls and onboard fridge)

Wine Tasting at Capercaillie Wines Lovedale
Chocolate Vodka Tasting At The Hunter Distillery Pokolbin

Hunter Valley Wine Tour Details:

Available: Saturday and Sunday (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day)

Pickups: Between approx. 8.30am-10am from accommodation venues in:

Pokolbin           Nulkaba           Cessnock 

Lovedale           Broke                Maitland 

Rothbury          Wollombi               

Special Note: Please indicate your exact pickup address/accommodation venue on the booking form and we will advise you around 7 days before of your exact pickup time. Pickups from Hunter Valley venues are timetabled according to the bookings for the day.

Returns and drop offs: Approx. 4pm-4.30pm

Duration: Full Day Tour

Lunch Options: Purchase your own lunch – Lunch options are available to suit a variety of tastes and budgets from $20 at the venues we visit or you can bring your own lunch.

Special Notes: Vegetarian and/or Gluten free options may be available for the lunch however they are not guaranteed.

Ages: You must be over 18 years old to book this tour.

Group At Capercaillie Wines Lovedale
Lunch At Harrigan's Irish Pub Pokolbin
Sabor Dessert Bar Pokolbin

“Fabulous day out with Suzanne! I loved the variety on this tour. Not your standard wine tour! Had a bit for everyone. Thanks for having us! We did love singing along to the old tunes on the long ride back to Wollombi.” – Gemma

“My friends and I really enjoyed the tour headed by Suzanne. She was warm, engaging and an excellent driver! A great time was had by all and I would definitely go for another taste with this tour company!” – James

“Yes absolutely had an awesome time as my Sister Megan Fraser reviewed our experience. Would not hesitate in the future to recommend this company and the wonderful driver Suzanne. She most certainly went over and above and could deal with loud ladies having fun!” – Tracey

The Tastes Of The Hunter Wine Tours Difference …

Enjoy the style and sophistication of a limo matched with the friendly atmosphere of a mini bus – the best of both worlds!

Leather Seats

DVD player

8 Speaker Sound System

Individual Air Conditioning Controls

Onboard Mini-Fridge

Chilled Bottled Water Included

Android and Apple Charging Ports (at front of bus)

Hunter Valley Wine Tours From The Hunter Valley Testimonial From Vicki

Tour with Suzanne (owner/operator and passionate Hunter Valley local!)

Lots of tours simply give you a sober driver – who parks in the carpark and leaves your group to fend for yourselves inside the cellar door!

Not this tour!

Every Tastes Of The Hunter Wine Tour is taken by Suzanne who is passionate about striving to exceed expectations and offering your group a personal experience.

“I love showcasing the hidden gems of the Hunter Valley through memorable and personal tours that welcome those interested in wine to those who have never before been on a wine tour.

I only bring groups to cellar doors where I have personally tasted the wines, I personally choose to drink those wines myself (when I’m not driving the bus!) and can attest to the quality and personal service of the cellar door staff (each and every tour as I always accompany the group to every tasting).

It’s all about introducing the unique qualities of Hunter Valley wines and local produce in a fun, relaxed, friendly and welcoming environment – without the jargon of conoisseurs!” – Suzanne

– Enjoy private tastings (some accompanied by cheese and biscuits)

– Taste approx. 8 unique Hunter Valley wines at each cellar door beginning with whites, moving to reds then a port or dessert wine to finish

– Discover wine styles that go beyond the average bottleshop including chilled sweet reds, sparkling reds, dessert wines and ports including Geweurtztraminer and unique white blends specific to the winemaker.

– Our group enjoys their own cellar door specialist providing personal service for our group (most tastings are around 40 mins to an hour)

Hunter Valley Wine Tours Testimonial From Lee

Hunter Valley Wine Tour FAQs:

Question: I’ve never been on a wine tour before. Is this tour right for me?

Answer: Yes! Almost every tour we have people onboard who are experiencing a wine tour for the first time.

One of the biggest reasons behind the cellar doors that I pick for tours is that the staff are of course passionate about their wines but they are able to communicate this passion in a warm and welcoming way without the “wine connoisseur jargon” that makes people feel uncomfortable.

Question: Do you offer Half Day tours?

Answer: No. In order to enjoy a relaxed private tasting and do justice to the wines experienced you really need a full day.

Question: What days does the tour run?

Answer: Saturdays (individual and group bookings) and Sundays (group bookings only) – except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

Question: Do you accept last minute bookings?

Answer: Yes! Bookings close at midnight the night before a tour and are of course subject to availability. If a tour is booked out it will be ghosting grey in the “Check Available Tour Dates” box and you will be unable to select it. However it is a good idea to book your tour in advance in order to avoid disappointment especially if you are wanting to tour on a Saturday!

Question: Is lunch included in the tour price? And can I bring a picnic lunch?

Answer: We don’t include lunch in the tour price and yes you can bring your own picnic lunch if you wish. Our lunch venues are flexible enough to allow you to enjoy a picnic on the grass or on the outside picnic tables. We like to keep lunch flexible so everyone can purchase their own lunch according to their tastes and budgets on the day so you are not locked into a set lunch menu.

Question: Are we allowed to have fun and chat on the bus? Should we book a private tour?

Answer: Our wine tours are fun and relaxed so most groups like to chat, get a little excited and even sing along to their favourite song. You are not going to the library! 🙂

The advantage is I can give you a much better price than a private tour, it keeps it fun and social and we can often get access to sit down tastings (sometimes in our own private room) with a senior cellar door manager or even the owner of a boutique vineyard with a slightly larger group.

If you would prefer to book our 20 seat luxury tour bus exclusively for your group you can read about our Private Tours here. These are the best value for groups of 14 people or more however our Group Food and Wine Adventure Tour gives you a great price if your numbers are less than this and is a relaxed and social experience where you shouldn’t be afraid to have fun!

Check Available Tour Dates:

Available Saturdays and Sundays

Tour Price: $85 per person

Great group rates available for 5 people or more – click here to enquire

Looking for a special group price?

Or wanting to book a Sunday tour (group bookings only)?

I’d love to meet your group and have you onboard so please use the form below to ask a question about our Hunter Valley tours or get a quote for a group price. Suzanne can usually reply within 2-3 hours (guaranteed reply within 24 hours). All messages come straight through to the mobile phone!

Or send me an sms on 0403 001154

NB> Message is best as safe driving is always a priority!

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Full day Hunter Valley Wine Tour – Pickup from Hunter Valley

AUD $85.00

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“Thanks Suzanne for a fabulous day!!! It was all so easy we didn’t need to worry about a thing it was all sorted for us. Suzanne was very friendly and knowledgeable and made sure we all had a great time” – Stephanie

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