- Expectations Exceeded
“Thanks for a great day out where our expectations were exceeded. Our tour guide, Julie, was kind generous and extremely knowledgeable about the Hunter Valley and wineries. We were a diverse group coming together to have a fun day out. Would highly recommend this tour of boutique wineries. Particularly grateful to Julie and the warmth of our co-conspirators for making our day. Cheers to Paul at Binet Wines and Jade at Irongate vineyard. Also loved Hunter Distillery-try Cooperwave Gin -amazing.”
- Great half day Family wine tour
“Our family of 10 had an amazing day with Colin. Very hospitable to our requests, informative on different winery’s in the area, places to eat and allowed us to go at our own place. A really great family day. Thank you Colin!”
- Way above expectations!!!!!
“Wow in this modern era who would believe a business with a heart. Due to a serious diagnosis the day before our tour we were 2 people short on our booking. Although they didnt have to they did not charge us. So kind. As for our driver Chris what a gem nothing was too much trouble we probably should have tipped him so much more. Julie’s itinerary was AMAZING UNIQUE and flexible. Value for money is an understatement. Would l recommend 200%. What fun thankyou so much. Not enough superlatives to do this company justice. Believe me l am a very tough regular reviewer and could not fault our day.”
- Fantastic half day tour with family.
“Julie designed a wonderful tour for my family ranging in age from 52-88 years. She made sure all the venues were accessible and took us to a great range of vineyards, chocolate, cheese, olive tastings as well as a fantastic gin and vodka distillery. Julie shared lots of local knowledge and fun facts and her attention to detail was second to none.”
- PERFECT DAY
“We traveled from Adelaide met up with our son and his girlfriend who had done a wine tour with Julie before . Julie did not disappoint as she went out of her way to make everybody’s day special . Julie organized for the 4 of us to finish the day at stomp winery which was the highlight of our weekend in the hunter valley. Thankyou Julie ,if you want a great day out book now”
- Fantastic tour and company
“Hubby and i did a full day wine tour for our wedding anniversary and his birthday. With Julie as our tour guide we visited 5 boutique wineries plus the distillery with cheese and chocolate to match. Full of knowledge and very friendly we had a great day.Went back to our hotel pleasantly intoxicated and full of good good food Highly recommended”
- Five star full day No frills guided wine tour
“The tour was not rushed which was what we requested since we had our mom with a bad knee with us. We also loved that we went to organic wines to accomodate my vegan daughter. The wineries that we went to and the lunch at Baume were just perfect for our group. Thanks to julie for arranging the tour and driving us around.”
- 10 out of 10
“Julie was absolutely fantastic and we had a wonderful day arriving back at our hotel with our wines, cheeses, olives and chocolates.”
- A perfect day!
“My friends and I had a wonderful day on our wineries tour, and were so impressed with Julie’s care and professionalism during the day. She is also great company and it was wonderful hearing how she started her business after realising there weren’t any wheelchair accessible vehicles being operated in the Hunter Valley. Our vehicle was spotless, and our day went very smoothly. A fantastic experience and highly recommended!”
“We loved all the wineries Brett took us to. Happy to recommend good places around Hunter to eat and see. We really enjoyed the wine tasting experience! Thank you.”
Private PLAN YOUR OWN Small Group Tour
Join the Hunter Region’s 2020 award-winning ‘Outstanding Tourism Services’ wine tasting tour, rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor by travelers just like you. Come with us on a quality boutique wine tasting tour through the fantastic boutique wines region of the Hunter Valley.
You will visit wineries, cellar doors, and vineyards sampling superior boutique wines. You will receive the kind of service that you would expect when touring with a long-established, reputable tour company.
Tasting fees and Lunch are at own cost, Out of area transfers will be at extra cost.
Your Tour Includes
Why Travel with Hunter Valley Tours
A Guide to planning your tour
We’re always here to assist if you need.
1. There are four main wine sub-regions Pokolbin/Rothbury, Lovedale, Broke Fordwich and Wollombi areas.
2. Think of where you would like to visit and write them down.
3. Open a google maps page and put your first venue in the search, then map the others you would like to visit in a time efficient loop, if you can. Remembering the more time you spend in the tour bus, the less time you spend tasting and enjoying wines (try to stay in the one subregion)
4. Our website has a list of venues both food and wine that we like to visit. This may be of help to you.
5. Call or visit our website to see some of the places we visit to help guide you.
6. Remember pre-paying your tasting fees helps make your day run seamlessly.
7. Email or text us your completed booked-in itinerary for your tour at least 3 days before your tour.
Pickup times are FROM 9am. You will be notified usually the night before your tour date by either text, email, or phone call what time to expect to be picked up for the start of your tour. This
time will be before 10 am as there will be a number of people to be collected prior to the first cellar door at 10 am. Please ensure you check your phone or email for pickup time. If you are unsure or not received your pick-up time please call 0456 737 888 the night before if you’ve not heard before 7 pm.
12km radius of Pokolbin (Hunter Valley Gardens) is the local area pickup, other locations may be subjected to pickup surcharges. Newcastle, Maitland, Singleton, and surrounding areas incur per booking one-off charge.
Wheelchair and Mobility Accessibility
This is subject to availability. You must inform us at the time of booking if you require this service.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions and venue limitations cellar doors and lunch venues are subject to change on the day. This unfortunately may not be in the control of HVTours.
Hen’s & Bucks Parties
This tour is not suitable for hen’s and buck’s parties. Non-disclosure WILL incur extra charges of $50pp payable before the tour commences or the tour will be voided.