wine tasting tours and winery visits
Best wine tours in Hunter Valley
Discover the Hunter Valley, one of Australia's major wine regions, with a viticultural history dating back to the early 1800s, with this wine tasting tour. Visit four boutique wineries and ... See More
Why Visit Hunter Valley?
The Hunter Valley in New South Wales is Australia's oldest wine-producing region, beloved by wine tourists the world over. Despite the fact that this relatively tiny region only produces around 1% of Australia's total wine volume, it's nevertheless a bustling hotspot for visitors thanks to its proximity to Sydney (just a couple of hours in the car, the briefest of journeys for the average Australian!) and pleasant sub-tropical climate. The region is impressively well prepared to receive visitors, with luxury accommodation and welcoming cellar doors at every turn.
There is so much going on here at all times of year - one of the highlights is the various different ways that visitors can enjoy the beauty of the vineyards before settling in for a pleasant afternoon of wine tasting. From the air, a helicopter or hot air balloon tour offer the most incredible panoramas of Australia's most northerly wine region, or if you prefer to stay a little closer to the ground then an adventure on horseback, Segway or electric bike may be just up your street!
When the time comes to settle in for a drink or two, you'll be spoilt for choice. The Hunter Valley was the birthplace of Australian wine and nearly 200 years of history is reflected in the passion and enthusiasm of the region's winemakers. There are around 150 wineries and cellar doors to choose from, offering every kind of vinous experience imaginable. Most can be booked online, and plenty offer luxurious accommodation and dining options alongside wine tasting and vineyards tours to make your visit even more special.
Wine aside, the food in Hunter Valley is excellent, with a wide range of options from award-winners to bring-your-own wine affairs catering for every culinary taste. Cheese is a particular speciality of the region, and the Hunter Valley Cheese Factory is well worth a visit for a tasting and even the opportunity to have a go at making your own! What's more, it lies at a crossroads in close proximity to some of the region's most well-known wine producers, including McGuigan and Tyrell's, so it's very easy to spend an indulgent day in the area!