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Hunter Valley Wine Tours from Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury, Cessnock, and surrounds, as well as Newcastle and the Central Coast.
Experience our 5-star rated Wine Tours of the Hunter Valley featuring wines, craft beers, and spirits!
At Tastes of the Hunter Wine Tours, we offer you a complete snapshot of the boutique wines, local craft beers, unique cheeses and chocolates, and medal-winning vodkas, gins, and liqueurs that make our region a foodies paradise. Our Hunter valley wine tours are customisable to any group’s interests and needs.
Our experienced team is proud Hunter Valley locals who love sharing the stories and uniqueness of our region with friendly smiles. Tastes of the Hunter Wine Tours is a Quality Tourism Accredited Business and a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence winner, so when you come on board with us, you know that a fun, friendly, and professional experience awaits you at a great value price.
Hunter Valley Tour Options:
Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour
Great Value, Economical Shared Bus Tour
With craft beer, vodka/schnapps, cheese, and chocolates
Available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
$120pp including wine tasting + spirits tasting fees
Perfect for groups of 2-10 people
A mix of wine, craft beer, vodka, schnapps, and gin
Fun small group atmosphere … multiple groups with an economical per person price – great value for small groups and couples!
Fast and easy set itinerary tour with all venues booked for you
One low upfront price – no hidden booking fees at the checkout!
A Private Hunter Valley Wine Tour
Perfect for groups of 8-24 people!
Custom itinerary – choose your venues, start later/finish earlier, design a beer+spirits tour or a wine-only tour, or a combination!
Available 7 days – Saturdays, Sundays, and Mon – Fri
One of our 13, 20 or 24 seat buses is exclusively reserved for your group
Wine-tasting tours are perfect for birthdays, family celebrations, or an epic day out with friends… done your way!
Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour
Shared Bus Wine Tour of the Hunter Valley
Available from your local Hunter Valley accommodation and Newcastle
Craft beers and ciders
Chocolate & Cheese shop visits
Fun & friendly group atmosphere
All the organisation taken care of!
Leave the bottleshop behind and discover unique wine styles, boutique beers, and gourmet chocolates. With delicious food and wine, spectacular surroundings, and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, you will have all the ingredients necessary to create a fabulous and unforgettable trip!
• Visit 3 cellar doors for tasting presentations where you can sample great selections from a mixture of boutique producers and more established vineyards
• Taste up to 8 different wines at each venue, including whites, reds, sparkling varieties, dessert wines, and blends unique to the winemaker
• Spirits tasting… excite your taste buds with vodkas, gins and schnapps at Small Mouth Vodkas (flavoured vodkas and gin with shimmering edible glitter!) or the Hunter Distillery or Kiss of Fire Liqueurs outlet (flavoured butterscotches)
• Sample varieties of local craft beers and ciders or enjoy a cocktail (optional – at your own expense)
• Visit the Smelly Cheese Shop – a mini cheese tasting
(Standard cheese tasting only …. dairy free/vegan cheese unavailable)
• Stop at the Pokolbin Chocolate Company Shop for treats that are soooo worth the calories!
• Lunch at either 4 Pines at the Farm Brewhouse, Ironbark Hill Brewhouse, The Valley Brewhouse, Nineteen Bar & Bistro, Harrigan’s Irish Pub, Huntlee Tavern (enjoy a selection of both light and hearty meals to suit a variety of tastes and budgets with most meals around $30-$40 (own expense)
• Small minibus group tours – fun and social tours with mixed small groups on a 13 or 20-seat bus
• All tours are personally taken by one of our friendly and knowledgeable local drivers who are committed to ensuring you have the best Hunter valley tour
• Relax in style and comfort, knowing everything is organized for you
Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour
Hunter Valley accommodation pickups
$120pp – Available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Includes wine tasting and spirits tasting fees*
Hunter Valley Wine Tours from Newcastle
$135pp – Available Saturdays
Includes wine tasting and spirits tasting fees*
Hunter Valley Tour – Inclusions:
- Door-to-door service from your Hunter Valley or Newcastle accommodation with no additional fees for certain suburbs – check out our list of suburbs below
- A friendly Hunter Valley local as your guide and driver who is dedicated to ensuring your group has the best day possible!
- Air-conditioned minibus – 13-seat or 20-seat bus
- Cellar door, lunch, and table bookings – everything is organised, so you don’t have to worry about the itinerary – just jump onboard ready for a great day!
- *Cellar door and distillery tasting fees (wine tasting and spirits tastings at the venues organised by ourselves for the tour), Cheese and Chocolate shop visits
- All booking and transaction fees are already included in the advertised price – no sneaky fees at the checkout!
Items You’ll Need To Bring (not included):
- Lunch – we always visit venues on this tour where the majority of meals are $30-$40pp. You can bring your own lunch if you wish (please let us know if you intend to do this using the “Special Requirements” box at the checkout so we can update the venues as to numbers). Vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options are usually available. However, they cannot be guaranteed.
- Bottles of wine, food items, gifts or wine/beer/cocktails by the glass
Which cellar doors do we visit on the Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour?
We mix and match the 3 we pick from this list, so every tour is slightly different. We aim for a mix of boutique and mid-sized cellar doors and try to support locally owned and operated venues rather than the large corporates that you see in bottleshops. It’s time to shake it up and taste something different!
Some of the cellar doors that we usually visit include the following:
Ernest Hill wines
Hunter Wine Lab
Briar Ridge wines
Blueberry Hill wines
The Garden Cellars
Hermitage Road cellars
Pickups from your Hunter Valley accommodation:
Available: Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Full Day tours (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Day)
Pickups: Between approx. 8.30am-9.45am (most central Hunter Valley areas such as Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury, and Cessnock are picked up between 9am-9.45am)
Our Hunter Valley Wine Tours pickup from accommodation venues in:
- Elderslie, Dalwood, Branxton, and surrounding areas
NB: We do not pickup from Wollombi or Laguna on this tour. Quorrobolong pickups are available for bookings of 4 people or more.
Special Note: Please indicate your exact pickup address/accommodation venue on the booking form. We will advise you by the Wednesday before your tour of your pickup time. Pickups from Hunter Valley venues are timetabled according to the bookings for the day.
Returns and drop off: Approx. 4.45pm-5.30pm
Ages: You must be over 18 years old to book this tour. We do not allow pets on this tour.
Pickups from Newcastle:
Available: Saturdays only
Newcastle Pickups: Available from most Newcastle hotels, private residences and AirBnbs (if you’d like to check if pickup is available from your location prior to booking please use our contact form below).
Newcastle pickups are between 8am and 8.45am.
Newcastle drop-offs: Approx. 6pm-7pm
Have a question about our shared bus Wine Tours of the Hunter Valley?
We’d love to meet your group and have you onboard, so please use the form below to ask a question about our Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour. We can usually reply within 2-3 hours (guaranteed reply within 24 hours). All messages come straight through to the mobile phone!
Or send us an sms on 0403 001154
NB> Message is best as safe driving is always a priority!
What do guests say about our Hunter Valley Wine Tours?
Firstly and foremost I want to thank you for your help in organising our wine tour. Your communication has been impeccable and I could not thank you enough for all your information about the wineries, options for us to choose, your recommendations and just the ease of booking everything without an ounce of stress on my part. Our tour went without a hitch. All the girls loved it and it was everything we were all hoping for. I will absolutely be recommending your business to everyone that will listen! Our driver Jeff was fantastic so a massive thank you to him as well.
I will definitely be booking again in the future, thank you again!
Just wanted to pass on that we had a fabulous time on our tour over the weekend!
Grant was a blast! He was great value, made everyone feel comfortable, and had a wealth of knowledge. The Hunter Valley wineries we visited were lovely (Ernest Hill was our favourite) and a perfect spot for lunch.
Really appreciate the extra service with the Newcastle drop-off and pick-up. We would absolutely come back again and will highly recommend to friends and family
I’m so happy I booked a wine tour with Tastes of the Hunter for my 30th birthday! Thanks to Suzanne, the whole booking process went smoothly, and it was so easy. Things couldn’t have been better on the day. Our driver, Kevin, was very patient and made sure everyone was always fine.
Everyone on the tour agreed that it was an amazing day. We can’t wait to come back and do another tour with Tastes of the Hunter
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Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of a mini bus – without the hassle of arranging your tastings or organising venues
Friendly and experienced guides
Tour with a Hunter Valley local
Every Tastes Of The Hunter tour is taken by a friendly Hunter Valley wine region local who is passionate about striving to exceed expectations and offering your group a personal experience.
Need a custom pickup time? Travelling from Sydney in the morning? A special surprise for a birthday, anniversary, hen’s day?
Just ask … if we can make it happen, we’ll do it!
At Tastes Of The Hunter Wine Tours, we are big enough to offer you the quality and professionalism you expect and small enough to offer the personal service you deserve. This is why you’ll find the best Hunter Valley wine tour and deals on offer when you book with Tastes of the Hunter.
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Frequently Asked Questions about our Hunter Valley Wine Tours
Shared bus tours such as our Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour ($120pp for Hunter Valley pickup and $135pp for Newcastle pickup) are the most economical option. The Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour includes:
– Cellar door and distillery tasting fees.
– Pickup and drop-off to your Hunter Valley accommodation (and all transfers between venues).
– The tour organisation (you don’t need to book any venues).
Private hunter valley wine tours start at $1145 for a 13-seat bus, which is charged per bus rather than per person. So the more people you have, the cheaper a private tour can be.
Yes! Our Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour price includes 3 cellar door tasting fees (at the cellars we have organised for the tour) and 1 spirits tasting.
No! We pride ourselves on our affordable Hunter Valley wine tours being as economical as possible, and there are no sneaky booking fees or transaction fees applied at the checkout. These are already included in the $120pp price for pickup from your Hunter Valley accommodation and the $135pp price for Newcastle pickup.
Lunch is at your own expense on the day. We always visit casual lunch venues where the majority of meals are available for $30-$40 per person. The lunch venues are usually 4 Pines at the Farm Brewhouse, Ironbark Hill Brewhouse, The Valley Brewhouse, Nineteen Bar and Bistro, Huntlee Tavern, or Harrigan’s Irish pub. All offer a range of pub favourites, including gourmet pizzas, gourmet burgers, steaks, chicken schnitzel, salads, etc.
Vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options are usually available (however, they cannot be guaranteed). Please let us know when you book if you have any special dietary requirements.
The actual tour component is between 10am and 4.30pm (it can run as late as 5pm if we are delayed at any venues). Pickups occur before 10am, drop-offs occur after 4.30pm/5pm and are based on distance from Pokolbin (i.e., we start with outer areas and work our way towards Pokolbin/Rothbury/Lovedale/Cessnock with these pickups usually occurring between 9.15am and 9.45am).
We’ll send you an email by the Wed/Thurs morn before the tour with your exact pickup time, venues and driver details.
Our drivers aim to get as close as possible to your Hunter Valley cottage, as many of the properties in Pokolbin, Rothbury, and Lovedale have long driveways. This is usually possible 99% of the time. However, our drivers always put the safety of other passengers first. Therefore, if it isn’t safe for the bus to reach the exact location of your cottage (e.g., steep/rough terrain, slippery gravel road), we’ll give you a call and negotiate a safe place to pick you up as close as possible to your accommodation. Please note: Pickups from Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort and Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley are usually from the bus zone outside the main reception area, as the roads to the individual villas are quite narrow and unsuitable for minibuses.
Our Hunter Valley tours from Newcastle pickup directly from residential addresses in Newcastle or from outside of your Newcastle hotel (we may require you to walk around the corner if directly outside of your hotel is a “no stopping” zone). You don’t need to arrange additional transport to meet the bus at a designated meeting point. We come to you!
To keep things simple and affordable, we charge one price for pickups from the Hunter Valley ($120pp) from the suburbs we can pick up from (see above). If you request a pickup from an outer Hunter Valley suburb (e.g., Maitland, Rutherford, Singleton, Elderslie, Dalwood, Quorrobolong, Broke, etc.), your pickup time will be earlier (in the range of 8.30am – 9am). Suppose you have a small number of guests (e.g., 2-4 people). In that case, it is advised that you contact us to check if we can fit you into the existing pickup schedule for a particular date. The pickups we are able to do can depend on the other guests already booked in.
The Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour has a set itinerary, so you don’t need to book any venues. Just hop on board, ready for a fun day and a snapshot of the wines, beers, and spirits the Hunter is famous for! If you need a tour where you can choose your own venues (and you have 8 or more guests), then you can check out our private tours of the Hunter Valley.
Craft beer paddles/schooners of craft beer etc., are available for purchase at 4 Pines at the Farm Brewhouse (around $20 for a paddle of 4 beers) and Ironbark Hill brewhouse (around $18 for a paddle of 4 beers/ciders), The Valley Brewhouse, Huntlee Tavern and Harrigan’s Irish pub. These are optional and come with a guide sheet for a self-guided tasting. Please note: The prices above are a guide, and venues can change their prices without notice.
The Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour runs on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (Saturday only for Newcastle pickups). If you have a group of 8 people or more and would like a private tour (with a similar itinerary or one you can fully customise!) on a weekday (Mon – Thurs), check out our options for private wine tours of the Hunter Valley).