Hunter Valley Wine Tours - Explore the Hunter Valley Wineries
The Hunter Valley wine region is a 2 hour drive north from Sydney and boasts that it’s Australia’s oldest wine region. Tropical like summers and cool winters are the climate characteristics of this area.
The Hunter Valley has 7 subregions, Lovedale, Pokolbin, Broke, Fordwich, Wollombi, Mount View and Hermitage, which all have their own unique affairs and activities as well as the ever popular Hunter Valley wine tours.
Wining, Dining and Waking Up
There are at least 125 Hunter Valley wineries, so you won’t be short on options if you’re thirsty. Every taste is satisfied with the 40+ restaurants in the region. The biggest problem will be agreeing on just one!
Backpackers, campers and caravans are catered for with camping areas and holiday parks, plus the Hunter Valley also offers a range of pet friendly accommodation so your best mate won’t have to stay home. Bed and breakfast, country pubs, resorts, romantic rooms or group accommodation are all available as well as standard hotels and motels. All together, you’ll find over 150 accommodation options in the Hunter Valley wine region.
Aside from the many beautiful Hunter Valley wineries, there are plenty of activities to keep you upright when you’re not on your Hunter Valley wine tours. For the adventurous people there is hot air ballooning, helicopter rides, skydiving, jet rides, warbird and vintage plane rides. Then, there’s golf courses, bushwalking, cycling and horse riding for the more outdoorsy visitors.
If you love shopping the local produce, stores and antiques will tickle your fancy. Everyone enjoys a little luxury, so indulge at the local day spas, visit a range of art galleries or meander through a beautiful garden.
The Hunter Valley wine region is packed full of things to see, do and taste, and because of their extensive event calendar, you’ll always be surrounded by excitement. Just to give you a sample of the type of annual events there are; -Drayton’s Family Wines Vintage Fair – Annual Lindsay Wine Country Rodeo and Music Reunion – A Little Bit Of Italy In Broke – Lovedale Long Lunch – Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month – Chocolate Festival – Festival of Flowers – Funk n Grooves Festival – Broke Village Fair & Vintage Car Display – The Feast Of The Olive – Hunter Semillon and Seafood – Sculpture In The Vineyards – Rose Spectacular – Opera In The Vineyards – Jazz In The Vines – Spirit Of The Vines – Christmas Light Spectacular.
And that’s just some of them!! For more information contact the visitor centre.
The Boffin Breakdown
Beginning in 1830, the Hunter Valley wineries have been developing wines. This has given them the title of the oldest Australian wine region. The wines they are best known for presently are the Semillon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Verdelho. Of course, many other varieties are produced and the area is constantly evolving thanks to the many up and coming winemakers and innovative boutique wineries.
Hunter Valley wineries harvest more than 6000 hectares from late March to late April and usually produce around 39 million litres of wine as a result.
See below for our operators of Hunter Valley wine tours.
Hunter Valley Wine Tours
Hunter Vineyard Tours
Exclusively Hunter Valley Wine Tours<br />Relaxed tours, convivial with plenty of tastings, meeting the winegrowers and enjoying the sights sounds and tastes of the Hunter Valley....
2 to 24 people, Departing from Newcastle, Maitland, Cessnock Areas
Exclusively Hunter Valley Wine Tours. Unique personal tours offering a great fun day out.
Private tastings of premium and vintage wines.Taste wine straight from the barrel. 'Make your own wine' experience without feeling intimidated...
2 to 12 people, Departing from Hunter Valley Region Only
Exclusively Hunter Valley Wine Tours<br />Small group & 'wine expert' hosted day tour of the Hunter Valley Wine Country. Flexible itinerary with private guided wine tastings at the best & most interesting wineries.
At least 2 people, Departing from Pickup from Sydney CBD hotels & private residences by arrangement.