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5 Star 2022 Discount Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Hunter Valley Tours from Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury, Cessnock and surrounds as well as Newcastle

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Wine Tours Of The Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour

With craft beer, vodka/schnapps, cheese, chocolates and more!

Available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

$115pp including wine tasting + spirits tasting fees

Seats available on Sat 27th August, Sat 3rd Sept and beyond

Perfect for groups of 2-10 people!

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!

Custom Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Private Wine Tours of the Hunter Valley

Perfect for groups of 8-27 people!

Custom itinerary – choose your venues, start earlier/later, design a beer+spirits tour or a wine only tour or a combination!

Available 7 days – Saturdays, Sundays and Mon – Fri

Private tours available from Sat 3rd Sept and beyond

One of our 13, 20, 24 or 27 seat buses are exclusively reserved for your group

Specialty tours available for hen’s parties and corporate groups

Perfect for birthdays, family celebrations or an epic day out with friends …. done your way!

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Hen’s Party Tours

Available Saturdays, Sundays & mid week

Looking for a custom tour where a minibus is reserved exclusively for you and your gal pals? We can design a custom itinerary, personalised to your bride (and your budget!) with plenty of Insta-worthy moments and special memories with your best gals.

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Corporate Tours

Available 7 days a week

Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Central Coast and Sydney pickups available

Join us for a custom designed private corporate wine tour of the Hunter Valley! Wine tasting, craft beer paddles, “behind the scenes” tours, wine and chocolate matching, grape stomping … we can put together the perfect experience to reinvigorate your team, refresh your conference attendees, celebrate corporate milestones, reward valued clients or even celebrate surviving the year with a Christmas party to remember.

We have flexible options to integrate into your existing conference itinerary or even make a weekend of it – we make it easy to enjoy work and play in the Hunter Valley.

Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour

Available from your local Hunter Valley accommodation and Newcastle 

Wine tasting

Spirits tasting

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

• 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 up to 12 varieties of  local craft beers and ciders or enjoy a cocktail at 4 Pines at the Farm Brewhouse or Ironbark Hill Brewery (optional – at your own expense)

• Visit the Smelly Cheese Shop – casual shop visit only

• 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 Mighty Hunter Valley Brewhouse 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-$35 (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

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Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour

Hunter Valley accommodation pickups

$115pp Saturday Price

Includes wine tasting and spirits tasting fees*

Hunter Valley Wine Tours from Newcastle

$125pp – Available Saturdays

Includes wine tasting and spirits tasting fees*

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Hunter Valley Tour – Inclusions:

  • Door to door service from your Hunter Valley or Newcastle accommodation with no additional fees for certain suburbs – checkout 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 $25-$35pp. 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
  • Bottles of wine, food items, gifts or wine/beer/cocktails by the glass
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Covid Safe Hunter Valley Tours

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:

Ernest Hill wines
James Estate
Hunter Wine Lab
Briar Ridge wines
Blueberry Hill wines
Travertine wines
The Garden Cellars
Tintilla Estate

McLeish Estate
Allandale wines
Gartelmann wines
Kelman Estate
Hermitage Road cellars
Oakvale wines
Harkham wines
Saltire Estate

Hunter Valley Wine Tasting at McLeish Estate Pokolbin

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:

  • Pokolbin
  • Rothbury
  • Lovedale
  • Cessnock
  • Nulkaba
  • Maitland
  • Broke
  • Singleton
  • 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 and we will advise you by the Wednesday before your tour of your exact pickup time. Pickups from Hunter Valley venues are timetabled according to the bookings for the day.

Returns and drop offs: Approx. 4.45pm-5.30pm 

Lunch Options: Purchase your own lunch – Lunch options are available to suit a variety of tastes and budgets from $25-$35 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. We do not allow pets on this tour.

Hunter Valley Tours

Available from Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury, Cessnock, Bellbird, Nulkaba, Broke, Elderslie, Maitland, Singleton

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$115pp Saturday Price

Includes wine and spirits tasting fees, as well as booking fees – the price you see is the price you pay!

Book with our up-to-the-minute online system and receive instant confirmation

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Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tours from Newcastle:

Available: Saturdays (and public holiday Sundays) – full day tours 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).

Hunter Valley Tour from Newcastle

Saturday Special Price – $125pp

Includes wine and spirits tasting fees, as well as booking fees – no surprise fees at the checkout!

Book with our instant online booking system – email confirmation within minutes

Vinden Estate Pokolbin

Yesterday was amazing….

“Yesterday was amazing we all had the best time, thanks so much for helping organize and thanks so much to Grant yesterday he was a wonderful driver and we had a great time with him.” – Catherine

Ironbark Hill Brewhouse Pokolbin

Would like to give Des a 5 star rating….

“The group and I would like to give Des a 5 star rating! We had a great day! Des was great, friendly and accommodating!! Will be using you guys again and requesting Des in the near future! Thanks again” – Abbey

Wine Tasting At Ernest Hill Wines Nulkaba

Thank you for an amazing birthday….”

“I just want to thank you and Kevin so much for a successful day! Kevin was an awesome driver on the day. I cant wait to do it again! I will definitely recommend this to my family and friends. 
Thank you again for an amazing birthday!” – Casey

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Hunter Valley Tours Tintilla Estate Pokolbin

Have a Question About our Hunter Valley Tours?

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 tours or get a quote for a group price. 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!

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Covid Safe Wine Tours

Keeping our guests as Covid Safe as possible:

A fun day is a safe day, right? 

We want everyone to have a fantastic day on our tours (and the only hangovers you experience be wine related ones!) so in order to make our buses as safe as possible our vehicles are maintained to the highest standards of hygiene (floors and handrails disinfected and seatbelts and fittings wiped between tours) and we ask tour guests to use the complimentary hand sanitizer available at Hunter Valley venues. As this is a mixed groups tour there will of course be other guests onboard that are not part of your party.

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Air Conditioning 

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Tour with a Hunter Valley local

Every Tastes Of The Hunter tour is taken by a friendly Hunter Valley 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!

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Frequently Asked Questions about our Hunter Valley Wine Tours

How much does a wine tour cost in the Hunter Valley?

$115pp for Hunter Valley pickup and $125pp for Newcastle pickup for the Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour which includes cellar door and distillery tasting fees as well as pickup and drop-off to your Hunter Valley accommodation (and all transfers between venues) as well as the tour organisation (you don’t need to book any venues).

Are cellar door tasting fees and spirits tasting fees included in the tour price?

Yes! The tour price includes 3 cellar door tasting fees (at the cellars we have organised for the tour) and 1 spirits tasting.

Are there additional booking fees or transaction fees applied at the checkout?

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 $115pp price for pickup from your Hunter Valley accommodation and $125pp price for Newcastle pickup.

Is lunch included in the tour price?

Lunch is at your own expense on the day. We always visit casual lunch venues where the majority of meals are available for $25-$35 per person. The lunch venues are usually 4 Pines at the Farm Brewhouse, Ironbark Hill Brewhouse, The Mighty Hunter Valley Brewhouse or Harrigan’s Irish pub and all offer a range of pub favourites including gourmet pizzas, gourmet burgers, steaks, chicken schnitzel, salads etc.

Can the lunch venues cater for special dietary requirements?

Vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options are usually available (however they cannot be guaranteed). Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements when you book.

How long is the tour?

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 prior to 10am and drop-offs occur after 4.30pm/5pm and are based on distance from Pokolbin (ie. we start with outer areas and work our way towards Pokolbin/Rothbury/Lovedale/Cessnock with these pickups occurring usually 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.

Will you pick us up from directly outside of our cottage/Hunter Valley accommodation?

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 and if it isn’t safe for the bus to reach the exact location of your cottage (eg. 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 of the main reception area as the roads to the individual villas are quite narrow and unsuitable for minibuses.

If we select Newcastle pickup, do we have to get to a meeting point? Can you pick us up directly from an address in Newcastle?

Our Hunter Valley wine 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!

Do you charge extra for pickups from suburbs outside of Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury and Cessnock?

To keep things simple and affordable we charge the one price for pickups from the Hunter Valley ($115pp) from the suburbs we can pick up from (see above). If you are requesting pickup from an outer Hunter Valley suburb (eg. Maitland, Rutherford, Singleton, Elderslie, Dalwood, Quorrobolong, Broke etc.) your pickup time will be earlier (in the range of 8.30am – 9am). If you have a small number of guests (eg. 2-4 people) it is advised that you contact us to check if we can fit you into the existing pickup schedule for a particular date as the pickups we are able to do can depend on the other guests already booked in.

Can we choose our own venues for the tour?

This 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.

What about beer tastings?

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 Mighty Hunter Valley Brewhouse and Harrigan’s Irish pub. These are optional and they come with a guidesheet for a self guided tasting. Please note: The prices above are a guide and venues can change their prices without notice.

When is the tour available?

The Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Adventure Tour runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. If you have a group of 8 people or more and would like a private tour (with a similar itinerary to this tour or one you can fully customise!) on a weekday (Mon – Thurs) check out our options for private wine tours of the Hunter Valley).

Do I need to wear a face mask? What are the current covid restrictions?

As this is a tour with multiple small groups on the one shared bus (ie. rideshare) it won’t always be possible to social distance inside the vehicle so please wear a face mask as recommended by NSW Health. They are not required at cellar doors, brewhouses or other venues or when outside. According to current NSW government requirements you do not need to be vaccinated to attend hospitality venues.