Hunter Valley wine tours
Wine tours are a fun, informative and delicious way to experience the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region. You’ll visit cellar doors and taste wines made from the iconic grape varieties, emerging varieties and exciting new blends. There are gourmet food delights to savour as well.
One of the wonders of wine is subtle changes in grape flavour from year to year, vineyard to vineyard, and vine row to vine row. On the tours you’ll learn more about the valley’s unique terroir as well as gain insights into wine appreciation and winemaking, from the vineyard to the bottle.
From the exceptional heritage to the exciting innovation, you’ll discover acclaimed wineries with family lineages dating back to 1800s, boutique wineries, and organic and biodynamic vineyards. You’ll meet the winemakers and, importantly, you’ll taste some of the best wines in the world.
Tours in the region are comprehensive and diverse, offering memorable experiences and compelling perspectives. From individual to group bookings, horseback to classic cars to luxury buses, each tour offers its own insight. Whatever your taste or preference, you’ll find a tour that suits your needs.
You can even enjoy an aerial tour, floating above the vineyards with Balloon Aloft, Balloon Safaris, Beyond Ballooning or Wine Country Ballooning before touring a winery. Or take a joy flight with Slattery Helicopters or Hunter Valley Helicopters over the beautiful valley and land at a winery.
Arranging a tour directly with a winery means that you’ll usually have to find your own way there, but it does offer you the choice of where you want to visit. An organised tour provides transport and expert commentary. Tour guides also run regular trips from Sydney, Newcastle and other cities.
Wine and food complement each other, and many tours offer the delectable combination. The Hunter Valley is renowned for fresh produce, cheesemakers, chocolatiers, gourmet providores and award-winning restaurants, such as Bistro Molines, Muse Restaurant, Muse Kitchen and Margan.