Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence - Tastes of the Hunter Wine Tours

Group Wine and Beer Adventure Tour

A wine, craft beer, vodka/schnapps Hunter Valley Tour adventure!

Quality Tourism Accredited Business

Group Wine and Beer Adventure Tour

A wine, craft beer, vodka/schnapps Hunter Valley Tour adventure!

Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence - Tastes of the Hunter Wine Tours

Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Wine Tours of the Hunter Valley

Staying in the beautiful Hunter Valley? Our Hunter Valley wine tours from Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury, Cessnock, Broke, Nulkaba, Maitland, Singleton, Newcastle 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!

 “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

$75pp Special Price – Sat 24th Aug

Enter the voucher code “HVR-10OFF” during checkout to receive $10 off per person

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)

Hunter Valley Wine Tours

$75pp Special Price – Sat 24th Aug

Enter the voucher code “HVR-10OFF” during checkout to receive $10 off per person

Book 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)

Wine Tours of the Hunter Valley

Staying in the beautiful Hunter Valley?

Our Hunter Valley wine tours from Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury, Cessnock, Broke, Nulkaba, Maitland, Singleton, Newcastle 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!

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 cellar doors 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

•Excite your taste buds with chocolate, coffee, turkish delight, lime, ginger and even chilli vodka/liqueurs (for the fearless!) at the Hunter Distillery or Kiss of Fire Liqueurs outlet

• Sample up to 12 varieties of  local craft beers and ciders or enjoy a cocktail at Matilda Bay Brewhouse or Ironbark Hill Brewery (optional – at your own expense)

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

• Stop at the Hunter Chocolate Shop for treats that are soooo worth the calories!

• Lunch at either Twine Restaurant, Matilda Bay Brewhouse, Potter’s Brewery or Harrigan’s Irish Pub (enjoy a selection of both light and hearty meals to suit a variety of tastes and budgets with most meals around $25 (own expense)

•Small minibus group tours 

•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
Wandin Valley Estate Lovedale
Tamburlaine Organic Wines- Wine Tours Hunter Valley

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        Maitland    

Lovedale           Broke                 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 by the Friday morning before your tour (usually on a Wed/Thurs) 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-$25 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

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          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 by the Friday morning before your tour (usually on a Wed/Thurs) 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-$25 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

$75pp Special Price – Sat 24th Aug

Enter the voucher code “HVR-10OFF” during checkout to receive $10 off per person

Book Now

“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
  • Sarah W Avatar
    Sarah W
    5 star rating

    A great day out Thanks Suzanne and Taste of the Hunter for a amazing day tour around the wineries. Suzanne took care of everything and all we did was relax, enjoy great wine and... read more

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    tahlia1998
    5 star rating

    Best Day Ever I booked my 21st with this company and it was the best day, Martin, our driver was fantastic and was always making sure I was having a good day. The... read more

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    Andr3a30
    5 star rating

    An amazing day Thank you to Suzanne and her team for such an amazing day. We all had a great day and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Such a relaxing day.

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    Ashleigh V
    5 star rating

    Fantastic! Would recommend! Suzanne was absolutely fantastic! Very enthusiastic and caring about the group. Made sure we had a great time on the bus and was happy to have us.

    Would recommend and...
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    Carly D
    5 star rating

    Tastes of the Hunter Wine Tours I truly had the best day with Tastes of the Hunter Wine Tours! Everything ran so smoothly, and our driver Martin was just fantastic! They worked so hard to make... read more

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    Seaside28142559148
    5 star rating

    Enjoyable Wine Tour Thanks to Suzanne for an awesome day in the Hunter Valley. Our group thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on your tour. Great atmosphere and outstanding customer service. Highly recommend this company.

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    Seaside28142559148
    5 star rating

    Enjoyable Wine Tour Thanks to Suzanne for an awesome day in the Hunter Valley. Our group thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on your tour. Great atmosphere and outstanding customer service. Highly recommend this company. More

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    nicksteiner2018
    5 star rating

    Wine tour Day was great, well organised and the driver Joe was awesome. Would definitely do it again when back at hunter valley

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    ahyde2530
    5 star rating

    Fabulous Day In the Hunter Valley I booked a private full days wine tour for our friends 60th birthday. Our day was fabulous!
    Suzanne was extremely helpful when I initially emailed & helped me plan our day....
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    Shayde W
    5 star rating

    Wine tour Susanne made the day run so smoothly and was super professional, would defiantly recommend and the price was really affordable!

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    19_Rachel_92
    5 star rating

    Taste of the Hunter - wine tour My boyfriend and I had a great time on this wine tour. A very good experience for our first time being on a wine tour! The booking was nice and... read more

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    Kate Richards

    Amazing day ! Suz was fabulous

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    Andrea Murphy

    Had an amazing day. Thank you to Suzanne and her team for organising such a fantastic day.

    Annette Ward Avatar
    Annette Ward

    AMAZING from start to finish, Suzanne was amazing with communication helping to accommodate our group of Hens. Grahame was amazing easy go and so helpful, it didn't even feel like... read more

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    Peter Morkos

    Great organisation and experience! Thanks for an awesome tour

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    Cassandra Kane Small

    My first time to the hunter wineries let alone organising a wine tour for 16 mums that don’t get out often . Suzanne went above and beyond to help organise... read more

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    Karen Apicella

    I just wanted to let you know that we had an absolutely amazing time with Martin on our winery tour.

    He was very chatty and helpful, taking group photos at all...
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    Matt Gumbi Laing

    Legend job Suzie Q, you have to be the best tour guide I've had by far!

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    Lourdes Solis

    Very good Tour. Joe is a gentleman and great Driver. The selection of wineries is good. definitely recommend Ernest Hill winery. The set down at the brewery was relaxing... read more

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    Byron te Velde

    Susie was fantastic! She made for such an enjoyable day! Couldn't recommend Tastes of the Hunter any higher!

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    Vanessa Lee

    Suzanne, thank you for such a fun and professional service. Your tour was informative and relaxed. A great variety of cellar doors & shops. You were so... read more

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    Kylie Ford

    Thank you so much Suzanne!
    We celebrated our amazing friends hens this weekend and I can’t thank Suzanne enough for all her help!
    So informative and always quick to respond to my...
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    Monique Trickey

    Yeah the Suz!
    Myself and my best friends came to the hunter to celebrate my birthday and we most definitely picked the best tour on the block!
    Suzanne you are...
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    Tepi Mclaughlin

    Fantastic tour, loved the mix of things on it! Wine, Wine, Food, Beer, Wine, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits! But also the interesting wines!! Thanks a lot Suzanne! Very relaxed trip! Lovely bus!

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    Peta Waller-Bryant

    Suzanne was an amazing host, the bus was clean and great fun, and the wineries were fantastic. Thanks for the fantastic day Suzanne, we had a ball.

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    Barbra Winterstein

    Suzanne you are such an amazing lady 💗💋🌺 we totally adore you, so blessed and grateful. The places selected for our day tour were awesome (shout out to Capercaillie Wines,... read more

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    Jackie Reyna

    Fantastic tour. 100% recommended! We went for our work Christmas party and we all had an absolute blast. Wineries were great as was lunch at Harrigans!

    Kristyne Petith Avatar
    Kristyne Petith

    Really good Hunter Valley Wine tour. We visited a heap of cellar doors as well as the chocolate and cheese factory. Suzan was a lovely... read more

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    Belinda Edwards

    Thank you for a great day on Sunday, you really made our Christmas Party Fabulous!!! ��can’t wait to go again

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    Colos Macbean

    Suzanne is so lovely and took us to some awesome wineries. Would highly recommend.

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    Melissa Callaghan

    Thank you Suzanne for a fun filled day!! Your tour was exceptional....we had an awesome day.

    Kate Beggs Avatar
    Kate Beggs

    What a day! Susan was a fab host and we had such a lovely day at all the wineries we went to. Would recommend to anyone.

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    Kathy Linaris

    Our group of 5 had an awesome time with Tastes of the Hunter Wine Tours, I would highly recommend them for all ages and groups. Suzanne was amazing and so... read more

    Taryn Tipper Avatar
    Taryn Tipper

    Suzanne was warm, friendly and helpful! She had a great knowledge of the Hunter and took us to some great local places. Good variety of venues covered in our day... read more

    Dano Fitzgerald Avatar
    Dano Fitzgerald

    Fantastic tour! Couldn't recommend it enough. They tailor the tour to you and is definitely the cheapest tour we found. I will be sure to use these guys again next time.

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    Leeann Hutch

    Great tour operator, so relaxed and easy going.
    Beautiful thank you will definitely recommend.

  • Shellie Atkins Avatar
    Shellie Atkins

    Suzanne is lovely and her tour was great. You visit 3 boutique wineries, a vodka distillery and the smelly cheese shop. Suzanne provides water and her bus is very new.... read more

    Mark Ryan Avatar
    Mark Ryan

    Suzanne was a delight to deal with and made endless suggestions which made organising our tour of 15 people simple and pain-free.
    She was bang on time to pick us up...
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    Natasha Singh Avatar
    Natasha Singh

    Sue was our guide, she was great fun, punctual and knowledgeable of the area. Great tunes on the bus, we had a fabulous day and Sue was very flexible with... read more

    Stephanie Myers Avatar
    Stephanie Myers

    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... read more

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    James Grant

    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... read more

    Tracey Anne Avatar
    Tracey Anne

    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... read more

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    Gemma Hughes

    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... read more

    Sibella Herbert Avatar
    Sibella Herbert

    Went on the maiden voyage of 'Tastes...' and had a fantastic day. Extremely organised and professional driver/guide. Very relaxed and fun atmosphere, looking forward to sharing another trip with friends.

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    Fiona Price

    Really relaxed, friendly & knowledgable guide.

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    Mardi-Jane Olesen

    Had a great day , new comfortable bus . Our tour guide was very friendly and engaging . Had a well planned day . Would definitely go again . Could... read more

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    Suzanne Maybury

    Did the wine tour on Saturday and had a fabulous time. It was really relaxing and the bus was comfortable. The wine tastings were informative and generous. Can't wait to... read more

    Emma Em Avatar
    Emma Em

    ~20 seat bus makes wine touring in the Hunter Valley far less hectic. Great driver, great vibe, had a lovely day �����

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    Reece C
    5 star rating

    Awesome tour, do it! My Melburnian friends and I couldn’t rave more about the great experience we had with Tastes of the Hunter wine tour. Compliments to Suze who was a fun, caring and... read more

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    asthatte
    5 star rating

    natural terrain with vineries different vineries in Hunter valley region produce classic and varities if vines given for taste to visitors.one can buy extra-ordinary vines produced from grapes grown here.very special qualities of grapes... read more

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    Tequila Nicholson

    Absolutely beyond AMAZING wine tour 🍷

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    Angela Siskas

    Suzanne, thank you sooooo much for looking after us over the weekend. Especially Friday night at the last minute.

    We had a fantastic time!
    You and Kevin were so lovely...
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    Tanja B
    5 star rating

    Awesome tour! By far the best Hunter Valley wine tour I've been on. We had an awesome selection of beautifum boutique wineries, and a stunning lunch location. Suzanne was great at ensuring... read more

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    Tanja B
    5 star rating

    Awesome tour! By far the best Hunter Valley wine tour I've been on. We had an awesome selection of beautifum boutique wineries, and a stunning lunch location. Suzanne was great at ensuring... read more

    Jess Aquilina Avatar
    Jess Aquilina

    A big thank you to Suzanne and Joe! From start to finish, you made everything so effortless and enjoyable. Joe did an amazing job chauffeuring us around on the day,... read more

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    MadeleineSmithLJH
    5 star rating

    Customised, Efficient, Friendly & Fun! I absolutely cannot fault Suzanne & the entire experience I had with Tastes Of The Hunter Wine Tours, right from the initial enquiry. All my questions were more than answered,... read more

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    Madeleine Smith

    From the initial enquiry to the drop off at the end of the day, Suzanne was absolutely fantastic!! Her communication blew me away, not to mention attention to detail &... read more

    Emma Hudson Avatar
    Emma Hudson

    From the first email Suzanne was a great help in organising a day out for us ladies helping with what would suit for all we had joe for our driver... read more

    Katy B Avatar
    Katy B
    5 star rating

    Just AWESOME! We had such a wonderful time on Saturday. From the very first time Suzanne replied to my email right up until she dropped us off at our home on the... read more

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    Vicky S
    5 star rating

    Tastes of the Hunter Wine Tours- Lovedale Long Lunch This is the second time we have used Tastes of the Hunter Wine Tours for the Lovedale Long Lunch. Last year from Sydney and had an awesome day at Lovedale... read more

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    Andy A
    5 star rating

    Lovely tour with amazing staff We booked for a group of 10 and was a great experience. Suzanne really helped us curate the wineries and our driver Kevin was a gem. Highly recommend! More

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    SaraE1569
    5 star rating

    Great tour! Suzanne picked us up with a bus full of talkative girls, she was friendly and informative and we had such a great day! Thank you for an amazing wine tour,... read more

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    Georgia S
    5 star rating

    Great day We had the most amazing day! Suzanne was so great, so kind and very informative
    Had so much fun
    Would definitely do this tour again and definitely recommend More

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    Mick N Lauren S
    5 star rating

    Best day and well organisms WOW! What and amazing day! We have a group of approx 21 people and Suzanne was amazing. She is very professional whilst ensuring everyone has a great time and we... read more

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    jkrichardson
    5 star rating

    Effortless! Insanely easy to book - with Suzanne sending us a very lovely email prior to the tour to make sure we were all set.

    We were then picked up to the...
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    Jessica Richardson Avatar
    Jessica Richardson

    Insanely easy to book - with Suzanne sending us a very lovely email prior to the tour to make sure we were all set.

    We were then picked up to the...
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    Nerida Dial

    Thank You for an amazing day for my mums birthday. From start to finish was exceptional. A huge shout out to our driver Dennis who complemented the day. This company... read more

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    Mim Eveleens

    A great day was had by all on our wine tour. Many thanks to Suzanne for making the booking process so easy with many helpful and budget friendly options for... read more

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    ChloedeVille
    5 star rating

    Great experience! We had a fantastic experience on our tour today with our fabulous guide (and owner of the company) Suzanne. Great wineries were selected and she had a wonderfully positive attitude... read more

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Hunter Valley Wine Tour Saturday Options: 

Full Day Group Wine and Beer Adventure Tour

Dates available: Saturdays

Sat 24th Aug – $75pp Special Price

Enter the voucher code “HVR-10OFF” during checkout to receive $10 off per person

Looking for a special group price?

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

Or wanting to book a Sunday tour (private charter)?

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!

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Full Day Group Wine and Beer Adventure Tour

$85 per person

Sat 24th Aug $75pp Special Price

Enter the voucher code “HVR-10OFF” during checkout to receive $10 off per person

TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence - Tastes Of The Hunter Wine Tours

“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 Sunday tour (private charter)?

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 number from 1 to 20.

The Tastes Of The Hunter Wine Tours Difference …

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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

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Tour with a Hunter Valley local

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.

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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

ATAP accredited tour operator

5 Star Reviews on Trip Advisor, Facebook and Google

Call and speak to Suzanne directly – not a customer service representative

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!

“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 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 Wine and Beer 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!

Looking for accommodation/places to visit in the Hunter? Check out our top picks ….

Shepherd's Gully Mindaribba

Shepherds Gully offers spacious eco themed mud brick accommodation for between 6 and 12 people offering luxury bedding and everything you will need to self-cater your amazing getaway.  Be picked up by Tastes of the Hunter at your door for a range of activities and enjoy special mid-week tariffs. Contact us for more details.

Hunter Valley Retreat Quorrobolong

Set on 200 acres of bushland, Hunter Valley Retreat at Quorrobolong offers an Australian accommodation experience with plenty of space. Enjoy the rustic charm of beautiful cottages with the conveniences of modern amenities and beautiful Australian bushland right on your doorstep!

Handmade In The Hunter Markets

Looking for that truly unique gift for that impossible to buy for person?

Check out Handmade In The Hunter Markets on the grounds of Kevin Sobel’s wines. Every item on display is made by a Hunter Valley local from chilli products to candles that look like real edible desserts to personalised dog collars! Take the opportunity to browse and be amazed on market days when Tastes Of The Hunter Wine Tours visits Kevin Sobel’s wines on our tours.

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