Start with a private inspection at Leogate Estate then sample their award winning wines. Enjoy lunch at Hunter Valley Resort followed by more tastings at McGuigans winery. Finish off your day Roche Estate, don't forget to visit Smelly Cheese Shop.
Day 1: Hunter Valley Harvest Wine Experience
Explore the fertile Hunter Valley and taste award-winning regional food and wine. Enjoy private vineyard inspections and learn of the winemaking process. Spend your time strolling amongst the vineyards, purchase some wines, or just enjoy the beautiful Australian countryside. Be treated to magnificent views of the Hawkesbury River in the morning. Home to Australia’s oldest wine producing region, the Hunter Valley owes its fame to world viticulturists and fertile soils. At our first vineyard, experience a guided tour of the winery to learn about the winemaking process whilst sampling some of their award winning wines. Then visit Hunter Resort and enjoy a presentation on how the winery operates a truly informative and educational experience. A delicious luncheon is accompanied by wine tastings – your two-course lunch will be complimented with specially chosen wines. After lunch you can enjoy informal wine tastings at the Cellar door bar. Further tastings include a visit to McGuigans Winery – be sure to taste their Australian wines. Our last stop will take you to Roche Estate. There is free time here for you to explore the area with opportunities for informal wine tastings, visit the Smelly Cheese Shop, or stop by the Goldfish for craft beer, wine, cocktails and local wine. After departing Roche Estate we head back to Sydney via Freeman's Waterhole and the Expressway.
Departs: Tue, Fri & Sun from Sydney CBD at 7:55am (earlier from hotel/hostel pick-up points)
Returns: 6:30pm approximately
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