Chef-Led Hunter Valley Gourmet Food And Wine Day Trip From Sydney

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6/1/2019 - 5/31/2020Monday:06:30 AM - 06:30 PM Wednesday:06:30 AM - 06:30 PM Saturday:06:30 AM - 06:30 PM 8/1/2019 - 3/1.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Drop off at Selected Sydney City Hotels and central locations
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Wine tours are nothing without the perfect surroundings in which to indulge. Nestled inland from Newcastle, the Hunter Valley is a mere 2 hour drive from Sydney-australia">Sydney and is home to wineries, luscious farmland, art galleries, golf courses and native wildlife.
On this small-group tour with no more than 14 participants youll taste Australian made wines at three boutique wineries, paired with a food menu to compliment every drop. Before leaving Sydney, youll visit the Sydney Fish Markets to purchase fresh seafood to be used in the menu and stop in the Hawkesbury region for breakfast.
Your guide is not just any old guide he is your cook as well, and is a qualified chef! We do this to make sure that the food you get to eat matches your tour and the wines you are tasting to perfection.
Our mission is to make your day not just an outing, but an expedition, exploring vineyards, and experiencing first class cooking in idyllic surrounds.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Breakfast included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

After early morning pickup from your Sydney hotel, your guide will welcome you with a selection of healthy snacks to keep you satisfied until breakfast.

The first stop of the day is the Sydney Fish Markets. Kick-start the day by grabbing a coffee as you explore and learn about the Sydney Fish Markets. Watch the auction floor in action or join your guide as they select locally caught seafood for the days menu.

Break up the journey with a freshly cooked hot breakfast beside the picturesque Hawkesbury River.

Continue along the picturesque convict built Great North Road as your guide shares information about the Hunter Valleys fascinating history and unique wine varieties.

On reaching the Hunter Valley stop in the historic hamlet of Wollombi for the first tasting of the day. Roll your own sushi the way you like it. Select the wine you think best matches it as you sample and learn about Wollombi wines from the winemakers themselves.
Continue past rolling hills to the next handpicked winery with panoramic views of the Great Dividing Range. Discover local made wines as you graze on delicious dishes, prepared by your guide/chef, designed to match the tasting.

The Hunter Valley is also known for its quality regional produce like olive oils, chutneys, olives and chili sauces. If time permits, a stop at a favourite local produce store means you can try as many delicacies as you like.

Relish in the pleasure of tasting Barramundi and Kangaroo with Hunter Semillon and Shiraz. Then devour a decadent dessert accompanied with sweet dessert wine to wrap up your gourmet experience before returning to Sydney.

Inclusions

Beverages

Bottled water

Breakfast

Food tasting

Lunch

Snacks

Wine tasting

Driver/guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Selected hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Maximum number per booking is 14 people

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Dress code is smart casual

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Feb-2020

    What a terrific experience traveling through Hunter Valley with Jimmy! He is very knowledgeable both as a tour guide and a terrific chef as well. The timing of the tour stops were great and the sites he picked were terrific. We enjoyed the small group he leads as well. We highly recommend this tour if you to to experience great sites, great wine and an amazing assortment of great food. The only suggestion we have is the site say dress should be business casual so we wore pants, but Jimmy wore shorts so you should feel to dress casual!

  • 26-Feb-2020

    The chef was personable, accommodating, and knowledgeable. He maintained a great balance between the food and the wine. His food was great but he didn’t insert himself into the tasting... that was about the wine.

    Jimmy was happy to answer questions about any relevant topic, he was aware of time, and he broke up what would be a long drive with breaks and relevant information.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Going on a wine tasting trip with Chef Jimmy was amazing! What a great experience, from learning about the Sydney fish market, to a hot home made breakfast, rolling our own sushi, and then tasting wine that is paired with 5 star dishes prepared by Jimmy. During the trip Jimmy was very accommodating, knowledgable, entertaining, and overall a pleasure to be around. The wineries were delightful, being smaller, engaging, and with great selections to taste. I was impressed by how many wines we tasted and the quality of the food that was prepared. What a wonderful way to spend a day around Sydney!

  • 14-Feb-2020

    Jimmy is very personable and will brighten your day. He knows the country, it’s food and the Hunter Valley. Highly recommend.

  • 03-Feb-2020

    We had such a great time on this tour, both the food, wine and company. You can't go wrong by booking this.

  • 27-Jan-2020

    The whole trip was wonderful. The food was truly spectacular especially given that it was mostly cooked from the back of the mini bus. So many wines to taste. Everyone we came into contact with went out of their way to make the trip a memorable one. Highly recommend.

  • 17-Jan-2020

    This could be a lengthy review, only because it was just that good of an experience.
    First, Chef Jimmy knows the area better than most. In the morning, he provided pickup at various locations, taking shortcuts and more expeditious mean to get around the city traffic. Once out in the country, we moved rapidly around a truck fire on the M1. There was confidence in everything Chef Jimmy did.
    The menu had a variety of opportunities to explore this young man's amazing talents and everything is prepared from his mobile kitchen. This customized mini-bus travels with you. While stopped at multiple locations, a tapas-style dish is prepared for you, on-sight!
    I guess cutting this review a little shorter than anticipated is the best way for you to be pleasantly surprised for once of the best days possible.

  • 26-Dec-2019

    This is a unique experience! Jimmy is an excellent chef and organizer. I recommend this trip to anyone who likes food, wine and good company.

  • 15-Nov-2019

    This tour was fantastic. Jimmy is a great tour guide combining his local knowledge and friendly personality into a well run tour of the Hudson Valley. And then there was his culinary skills. He prepared and served interesting foods every stop all day. It was the highlight of our 5 week vacation.

  • 06-Nov-2019

    We had a wonderful day with Chef Jimmy on our food and wine tour. Our tour had 13 people riding in a comfortable van. Jimmy is not only a good chef but he has a great personality. We rolled our own sushi. The only reason I ate it was that I knew exactly was was contained in it. Visited 3 wineries having wine with Jimmy's food. Loved this tour.

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