Hunter Valley Wine Tours – Pickups from the Hunter Valley 2018-08-16T01:59:43+00:00

Escape to the beautiful Hunter Valley

For a food and wine adventure

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Escape to the beautiful Hunter Valley

For a food and wine adventure on our Hunter Valley Wine Tours

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Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Sat 18th Aug – 4 Seats Left – $75pp Special Price – Enter the voucher code “HVR-10OFF” during checkout to receive $10 off per person – Click Here to Reserve Your Seat Now

Book with our up-to-the-minute online booking system and receive instant confirmation (our system will let you know if we are sold out)

Staying in the beautiful Hunter Valley? Our Hunter Valley wine tours from Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury, Cessnock, Broke, Nulkaba, Quorrobolong, Maitland, Branxton, Singleton and surrounds can pick you up from your accommodation and return you after your tour – the perfect relaxing way to experience the best of the region during your stay.

Have a group of 4 people or more? Hunter Valley Wine Tours from Newcastle are now available – enquire via our Special Group Price Form here

 “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 – pickup from your local Hunter Valley accommodation:

Available: Saturdays – Full day tours only

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!

Visit 3-4 local wineries where you can sample great selections from either a boutique cellar door or one of the larger, 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

•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 Epicure Café, 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 and ciders at Matilda Bay Brewhouse where you can enjoy a paddle of up to 12 varieties (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) or 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 organised for you

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

Hunter Valley Tour – pickup from your local Hunter Valley accommodation:

Available: Saturdays – Full day tours only

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 3-4 local wineries where you can sample great selections from either a boutique cellar door or one of the larger, 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

•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 Epicure Cafe, 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 and ciders at Matilda Bay Brewhouse where you can enjoy a paddle of up to 12 varieties (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) or 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 organised for you

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

Hunter Valley Wine Tour Details:

Available: Saturday for Full Day tours (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day)

Pickups: Between approx. 8.00am-9.45am from accommodation venues in:

Pokolbin           Nulkaba            Cessnock            Quorrobolong

Lovedale           Broke                Maitland              Singleton

Rothbury         Branxton          And surrounding areas

Pickup from Newcastle available for groups of 4 people or more

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. 4.30pm-5.30pm (can be as late as 6.30pm for areas such as Newcastle)

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.

Wine Tours Hunter Valley Pokolbin
Lunch At Harrigan's Irish Pub Pokolbin
Sabor Dessert Bar Pokolbin

“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

Hunter Valley Wine Tour Details:

Available: Saturday for Full Day tours (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day)

Pickups: Between approx. 8.00am-9.45am from accommodation venues in:

Pokolbin           Nulkaba           

Cessnock          Quorrobolong

Lovedale           Broke               

Maitland           Singleton

Rothbury          Branxton        

And surrounding areas

Pickup from Newcastle available for groups of 4 people or more

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. 4.30pm-5.30pm (can be as late as 6.30pm for areas such as Newcastle)

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.

Wine Tours Hunter Valley Pokolbin

“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

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

Hunter Valley Wine Tour Saturday Options: 

Full Day Group Food and Wine Adventure Tour

Dates available: Saturdays

Sat 18th August – 4 Seats Left – $75pp Special Price – Enter the voucher code “HVR-10OFF” during checkout to receive $10 off per person – Click Here to Reserve Your Seat Now

Book with our up-to-the-minute online booking system and receive instant confirmation (our system will let you know if we are sold out)

 – Taste whites, reds, sparklings and dessert wines with our own cellar door specialist at 3-4 highly awarded boutique cellar doors

– Lunch at either Epicure Cafe, Matilda Bay Brewhouse or Harrigan’s Irish Pub

– Taste up to 12 varieties of local craft beers and ciders at Matilda Bay Brewhouse

– Hunter Distillery Tasting to try flavoured vodka’s and schnapps

– Smelly Cheese Shop visit

– Hunter Chocolate Shop visit

Pickups available from all Hunter Valley accommodation areas between 8.30am and 9.45am

$85 per person

Great group rates available for groups of 4 people or more – just ask using our contact form to the right

Please choose your number of participants/guests and your tour date from the calendar above before clicking Book Now

Look for the “Add Promo Code/Voucher” link in the box on the right hand side of the next page to use a discount code (above the “GST” line – the amount will then update to the discounted amount)

Having any trouble using the online system? Call Suzanne on 0403 00 11 54 to pay by credit card over the phone! 

Looking for a special group price?

Have a group of 4 people or more for a Saturday tour?

Or wanting to book a Mid week Mon, Tues or Sunday tour?

If you have a group of 4 people or more we can offer you a group discount price. 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!

  • Please enter a value between 1 and 20.

5 Star Reviews:

Tastes Of The Hunter Wine Tours Facebook

Hunter Valley Wine Tour Saturday Options: 

Full Day Group Food and Wine Adventure Tour

Dates available: Saturdays

Sat 18th Aug – 4 Seats Left – $75pp Special Price – Enter the voucher code “HVR-10OFF” during checkout to receive $10 off per person

Click Here to Reserve Your Seat Now

Book with our up-to-the-minute online booking system and receive instant confirmation (our system will let you know if we are sold out)

 – Taste whites, reds, sparklings and dessert wines with our own cellar door specialist at 3-4 highly awarded boutique cellar doors

– Lunch at either Epicure Café, Matilda Bay Brewhouse or Harrigan’s Irish Pub

– Taste up to 12 varieties of local craft beers and ciders at Matilda Bay Brewhouse

– Hunter Distillery Tasting to try flavoured vodka’s and schnapps

– Smelly Cheese Shop visit

– Hunter Chocolate Shop visit

Pickups available from all Hunter Valley accommodation areas between 8.30am and 9.45am

$85 per person

Great group rates available for groups of 4 people or more – contact us here for a group price

Please choose your number of participants/guests and your tour date from the calendar above before clicking Book Now

Look for the “Add Promo Code/Voucher” link in the box at the top of the next page to use a discount code (above the “GST” line – the amount will then update to the discounted amount)

Having any trouble using the online system? Call Suzanne on 0403 00 11 54 to pay by credit card over the phone! 

“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

Looking for a special group price?

Have a group of 4 people or more for a Saturday tour?

Or wanting to book a Mid week Mon, Tues or Sunday tour?

If you have a group of 4 people or more we can offer you a group discount price. 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!

  • Please enter a value between 1 and 20.

The Tastes Of The Hunter Wine Tours Difference …

Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of a mini bus – without the hassle of arranging your tastings or organising venues

Air Conditioning 

Sound system

Bottled Water Included

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 a friendly Hunter Valley local who is passionate about striving to exceed expectations and offering your group a personal experience.

– 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)

“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

“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

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: We can offer Half Day (afternoon) tours mid week Mon and Tues and on Sundays. Check out our Gourmet Explorer Tours page for options

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!

Some of our favourite cellar doors to visit include….

Capercaillie Wines Lovedale

5 Star James Halliday rated winery

Winners of over 900 Wine Show Awards since 1996

5 staff nominated for Cessnock Chamber of Commerce Customer Service Awards and home of the 2017 Runner Up

Hunter Valley Tours Capercaillie Wines Lovedale