Hunter Valley Wine Tours – Pickups from the Hunter Valley 2017-05-19T20:02:34+00:00

Escape to the beautiful Hunter Valley

For a food and wine adventure

Hunter Valley Wine Tours From Sydney

Hunter Valley Wine Tours From Sydney

Gold medal winning wines, boutique beers, skillfully prepared local produce and breathtaking countryside make this a food and wine adventure to remember! Join us for a full day tour from Sydney.

 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.

Hunter Valley Tours 

Take the hassle out of navigating and driving by joining us on a relaxing food and wine adventure as our experienced guides show you the best of the Hunter as only a local can!

Make your escape from city life a complete experience by joining us for a personalized group wine tour in the rolling hills of Hunter valley where you can sample fine wines, craft beer, cheese, local produce and even chocolates from local wineries, dairies and chocolatiers.

  • While the day away visiting the highlights of the Hunter as you are entertained with interesting stories by our friendly guides.
  • Listen to great music, 
  • Soak up the local atmosphere and
  • Make new friends in a relaxed environment over a meal and a glass of one of the Hunter’s famous wines.

With delicious food and wine, spectacular surroundings and our own experienced and knowledgeable tour guides, you will have all the ingredients necessary create a fabulous and unforgettable trip.

Hunter Valley Wine Tour – Pickups in the Hunter Valley

Read on for all the information about our tour from the Hunter Valley. For pickups from Sydney click here.

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Hunter Valley Tour with pickups in Pokolbin, Cessnock, Lovedale and Rothbury:

Tantalize your taste buds with a wide variety of delicious wines, boutique beers and gourmet cheeses. The Hunter Valley is famous for its award winning wines made by some of the oldest wine making families in Australia. Rich and deep Semillons, crisp Chardonnay’s and vibrant red Shirazes are just some of the offerings you can expect to find in the region’s wineries.

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

•Visit the Smelly Cheese Shop where you can indulge your penchant for savoury dairy treats.

• Stop at the Hunter Chocolate Shop for some fine chocolate treats.

• Sample up to 12 popular local craft beers (optional – at your own expense)

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

•Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides 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)

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Hunter Valley Wine Tour Details:

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

Pickups: Between approx. 9.45am-10.30am from accommodation venues in:





Special Note: Please indicate your exact pickup address/accommodation venue on the booking form and we will advise you 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-5pm

Duration: Full Day Tour

Lunch Options: Purchase your own lunch ($85 tour option) 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.

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Itinerary Details:

  • Our flexible itinerary enables you to experience 3 winery visits at a selection of wineries with enough time to enjoy approx. 5-8 wines at each cellar door.

The Hunter Valley is one of the earliest and best known wine producing regions in Australia. From the early 1800’s when the first vineyards were planted on the northern banks of the Hunter River by pioneers like Wyndham, Drayton, Lindeman, Tulloch and Tyrell, the region has experienced continuous growth and transformation. Today, this beautiful wine region has both large and boutique wineries spread across the major sub regions and districts like Broke Fordwick, Pokolbin, Wollombi, Mount View and the Upper Hunter Valley. More cellar doors have been opened here for visitors than other wine regions in the country. That is why you will cherish every moment at this prime location created for people who want to experience Australia’s best viticulture and taste some of the best wines in the country that have become famous at home and abroad.

With its temperate climate and rich soils, this region produces grapes for the world’s most outstanding wines like the award-winnning Semillon, which has been acclaimed as an exceptional creation by wine tasting judges, right from the early 19th century. Semillon is the most prominent wine produced in this region. A premium white variety that is sometimes called Hunter Valley Riesling, this white wine exhibits different notes as it ages in the bottle beginning with rare citrus notes and developing into rich vanilla and honey flavours after a couple of years. It is now considered as the international benchmark for other Semillon varieties. The Hunter Valley Chardonnay, which is grown in more than two thirds of the cultivated areas, has rich oak flavours complemented by peach and cream notes. Other prominent wine varieties that you will love to taste in the Hunter are Shiraz, Verdelho, Sauvignon and Cabernet.

After each tasting you can enjoy the stunning views of the vineyards spread across the magnificent wine growing ranges.

  • The rich wine making legacy of the Hunter is brought to life as you sip the wines of today that sommeliers of the past have inspired. 
  • Complete your wine tasting adventure sipping some of the dessert wines and ports that have brought the region international fame from some of the world’s top wine critics. 

Some of our other favourite wineries/cellar doors include Kevin Sobels, Hunter Valley Gardens, The Hunter Resort, Roche Estate/Tempus Two and Capercaillie.

NB> We often visit a selection of wineries however individual wineries are not guaranteed on every tour.


Enjoy one of the gourmet pizzas the Hunter is famous for.

Note: The lunch venue is selected on the basis of availability as well as the number of people in the group tour

Say “Cheese”:

The Hunter Valley has an impressive selection of both imported and locally made cheeses and gourmet delicatessen foods for your enjoyment. These are available at the Smelly Cheese Shop. Whether you prefer a mild mozzarella, tangy feta or a rich, creamy labna, the Hunter valley dairies have something for you.


Craft Beers:

Top off a wine tasting tour with a unique paddle of beer from some of the Hunter’s premier craft breweries. Try up to 12 of the best unique flavours which include Alpha Ale, Fat Yak, Beez Neez, Ruby Tuesday and other exciting and delicious tasting beers. You can also opt for other alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks depending on your preference. Please note that the cost of craft beer is separate from the overall wine tasting tour cost.


No Hunter Valley wine tour is complete without a visit to one of the Hunter’s unique chocolate factories where you can spoil yourself with some fine Belgian couverture chocolate mixed with delicious local dried fruits and nuts, distilled fruit oils and other flavours and fillings.


Please note: Winery visit itineraries are subject to the availability of venues and other variables such as weather conditions and traffic jams. Unfortunately, refunds are not available for changes to itineraries due to these factors.

Vicki Testimonial

We had a fantastic time. Personalised attention, food was great, the coach is really comfortable … it was a great day and we’d recommend it.

Suzanne Testimonial

Great day…we had a ball! Loved the variety of wines we tasted and the food was fantastic.

Jo Testimonial

Had a great time, met some lovely people and tasted some very nice wines.

Emma Testimonial

The wine tour was great! A very relaxed pace… a beautiful day with beautiful wines.


Tastes Of The Hunter Wine Tours are proud members of:

Tastes Of The Hunter Wine Tours BusNSW

Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association

Kelsey Tonner’s “Be A Better Guide” Program

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Hunter Valley Wine Tour with Pickup From The Hunter Valley:

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* The special website price does not apply on public holiday weekends and over the Christmas-New Year period  and some Concert / Festival Event weekends. Click the “Check Availability” button above to confirm prices for your proposed tour date.

Hunter Valley Pickups take place between 9.45am-10.30am from the following locations:

NB > If your Hunter Valley collection point doesn’t appear in the list below please contact us and we’ll confirm if we can pick you up and drop you off from your location


  • Belford Cottages – 659 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin
  • Beltana Villas – 186 Old North Rd, Pokolbin
  • Berenbell Vineyard Retreat – 60 Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin
  • Cam Way Estate – 81 Campbells lane, Pokolbin
  • Casa La Vina Villas Pokolbin – 657 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin
  • Casuarina Motel Suites – 1023 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin
  • Chez Vous Villas Pokolbin – 148 De Beyers Rd, Pokolbin
  • Cypress Lakes Resort by Oaks – 15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin
  • Déjà Vu Estate – 280 Old North Rd,Pokolbin
  • Den Mar Estate – 479 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin
  • Elfin Hill Country Accommodation – 250 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin
  • Estate Tuscany – Cnr Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin
  • Grange On Hermitage – 820 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin
  • Grapevines Boutique Accommodation – 1941 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
  • H Boutique Hotel – 770 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin
  • Harrigan’s Irish Pub & Accommodation – 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
  • Hermitage Lodge – 609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin
  • Hunter Valley Resort – Cnr Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin
  • Krinklewood Cottage & Train Carriages – 712 Wollombi Rd, Pokolbin
  • La Vigna Estate Pokolbin – 375 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin
  • Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill – Cnr Broke & McDonalds Roads, Pokolbin
  • McCaffrey’s Estate – 614 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin
  • Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens – 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
  • Misty Glen Cottage – 293 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin
  • Peppers Convent – 88 Halls Rd, Pokolbin
  • Peppers Guest House – Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin
  • Pokolbin Village – 2188 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
  • Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley – 336 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin
  • Silverpoint Accommodation – 217 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin
  • Spicers Vineyard Estate – 555 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin
  • Splinters Guest house – 617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin
  • Thistle Hill Guest house – 591 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin
  • Twin Trees Country Cottages – 111 Halls Rd, Pokolbin
  • Villa Bella Vista – 548 Vintage Ave, Pokolbin
  • Splinters Guest house – 617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin
  • Villa Christian – 17 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin
  • Villa Cypress – 740 Shiraz Terrace, Pokolbin
  • Villa Chambourcin – 678 Semillon Terrace, Pokolbin
  • Willow Tree Estate – 96 Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin
  • Windarra Lodge – 266 Debeyers Rd, Pokolbin
  • Wine Country Villas – 136 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin
  • Woolshed Hill Estate – 342 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin

We have had a fantastic day … comfortable bus ride, air-conditioned … Suzanne has been wonderful today, lots of knowledge … it’s the first tour I’ve ever been on and I’d definitely be having another one.


Suzanne was such a fantastic host … I really enjoyed the boutique vineyards. We had some lovely wine tastings and a great lunch.


  • Chateau Elan at the Vintage – Vintage Dr, Rothbury
  • Grand Mecure, The Vintage – Vintage Dr, Rothbury
  • Hunter Country Lodge – 1476 Wine Country Drive, North Rothbury
  • Hunter Valley Bed & Breakfast – 1443 Wine Country Drive, Rothbury
  • Madigan Vineyard Cottages and Homestead – 504 Wilderness Road, Rothbury •
  • Mercure, Grand, The Vintage – Vintage Drive, Rothbury

Other Locations:

  • Potters Brewery – Wine Country Dr, Nulkaba
  • Travellers Rest Motel, Hunter Valley – 35 Colliery St, Aberdare
  • YHA, Hunter Valley – 100 Wine Country Dr, Nulkaba


  • Adina Vineyard – 492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale
  • Cottages on Lovedale – 636 Lovedale Road, Lovedale
  • Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley – 430 Wine Country Dr, Lovedale
  • Vineyard Hill Resort – 37 Richardson Rd, Lovedale


  • Aussie Rest Motel – 43 Shedden, Cessnock
  • BIG4 Hunter Valley (Active Holidays) – 137 Mount View Rd, Cessnock
  • Bottlebrush Backpackers – 26b Cumberland Street, Cessnock
  • Cessnock Aldi – 165 Wollombi Rd, Cessnock
  • Cessnock Motel – 13 Allandale Road, Cessnock
  • Cessnock Vintage Motor Inn – 300 Maitland Rd, Cessnock
  • Cumberland Motor Inn – 57- 61 Cumberland St, Cessnock
  • Hotel Cessnock – 234 Wollombi road, Cessnock
  • Hunter Valley Motel – 30 Allandale Road, Cessnock
  • Peden’s Hotel – 196 Vincent Street, Cessnock
  • Vine Valley Inn – 163-167 Vincent St, Cessnock
  • Wine Country Motor Inn – 5 Darwin St, Cessnock

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Hunter Valley Wine Tour with Pickup From The Hunter Valley:

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* The special website price does not apply on public holiday weekends and over the Christmas-New Year period  and some Concert / Festival Event weekends. Click the “Check Availability” button above to confirm prices for your proposed tour date.