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Small-Group Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Sydney

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    What to Expect
    Your Hunter Valley day trip from Sydney includes:

    Wine making tour

    Enjoy a 20 minute 'behind the scenes' wine making tour one of the Hunter Valley's world renown wineries. This particular winery has won “International Winemaker of the Year” at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London 3 times.

    You must wear enclosed shoes to take part in this wine making tour.

    Private Group Wine Tastings

    Next, visit a traditional winery and taste a range of different wines including red, white, sparkling and fortified. Here you will discover the wine making process and the qualities and character of every wine you taste.

    Family owned wineries

    As this tour focuses on supporting the locals, you will visit a small family owned winery and one of the Hunter Valley's pioneering winemaking families.

    Restaurant Lunch

    Enjoy a delicious restaurant lunch with the choice of many different meals to tempt your taste buds and suit all dietary requirements. Relax with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink in hand as you take in the beautiful scenery that is the setting for our lunch, a world class champion golf course. With rolling hills, lakes and vineyards what more can you ask for?
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Kings Cross

    Sydney Central

    Circular Quay

    Directions: Kings Cross: 7.15am

    Holiday Inn, 203 Victoria St. Behind Kings Cross Station in front of the Holiday Inn, Victoria St

    Sydney Central: 7.30am

    St Laurence Church, 812 George St @ 7.30am

    Circular Quay: 7.55am

    Sydney Harbour Marriott, 30 Pitt St @ 7.55am

    Dates: Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday

    Return point: Sydney Central at approx 7pm
    Duration
    11h
    Return Details
    Sydney Central at approx 7pm
    Inclusions
    • Lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Round-trip shared transfer
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or coach
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please bring your own water bottle
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    31Reviews2Q&A
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    They have unreliable buses they don’t care about the safety of the passengers on board their buses after our tour to the hunter valley on 26th October our buses clutch stopped working we over heard the boss of the company tell the bus driver to limp the bus home even though
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    Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Small-Group Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Sydney
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hello Sharon, I apologise that you and all our guests had this experience on the return journey to Sydney. We know that any bus breakdown is a big inconvenience and it’s the last thing we want as well. Our review history shows that for a 20 year old company that every year drives more kms than to the moon and back, bus issues are very rare. To operate in NSW we have to comply with very tough licencing accreditation and fleet management. Our buses are fitted with GPS tracking so we can see where buses are, what speed they’re travelling and if any drivers have breached any road rules. I am one of the owners of the company but it wasn’t me that spoke to our driver. Our priority was to get you home safely and while it was 4 hours after our scheduled return time, on being informed of the issue when it occurred, we immediately advised our guests that we would reimburse everyone $20 to cover any refreshment costs they may have incurred while waiting at the roadhouse. In regard to the tow truck arriving before the bus, these are two entirely separate services. The tow truck came from locally but our bus had to travel from Sydney. Bus breakdown aside, I hope your actual time in the Hunter Valley was an enjoyable one.
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    Great tour, 3 cellar doors, distillery, chocolate factory and delicious lunch. Terrific value and Sam our guide was so informative and entertaining.
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    Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Small-Group Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Sydney
    Responded 07 Oct 2019
    G'day Andrew. Thanks for the 5 star review. Glad you enjoyed yourself, and appreciate the value and variety on this tour. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Sam.
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    Billy was an excellent host for the tour. Knowledgeable, affable and interesting. group size (20) was just right
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    Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Small-Group Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Sydney
    Responded 01 Sep 2019
    Thanks for taking the time to review your recent wine tasting tour of The Hunter Valley with Billy. Cheers
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    We were picked up in Sydney. We followed the directions to get there 15 minutes early. The pickup time is the same time no matter where you get picked up. That was the first issue. The time should be staggered passed on your pickup point. We waited over an hour for pick up
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    Response from GaryakaDave, Owner at Small-Group Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Sydney
    Responded 18 Aug 2019
    Hi StuXU, Thank you for your feedback. When you booked the tour with a third party, unfortunately you did not choose a pick up location so we had no way of knowing where you were. Our pick up times in the morning are in fact staggered (for example, Bondi is at 7am, Circular Quay is 7:45am, with a couple in between). This is clearly listed on our website, and we have checked that our third party agents list the same information. As we had no idea where you would be, we went to all four locations, in case you were at one of them, and as it turned, you were at the last location. We also tried calling you on the number you provided, but there was no answer. In regard to the third cellar door, the wine you taste here is from smaller, local wineries that simply do not have their own cellar door, yet have great wines. We apologize if this wasn't clearly explained to you.
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    Great day with Paul who is friendly, informative and approachable. The vineyards are carefully selected and really give you a good range of experience in terms of their product, atmosphere and approach to wine tasting and buying. The Lunch venue is a highlight and through the
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