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

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • 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
    Sydney departures between 6:20am to 7:10am. Please contact Tour Operator directly at info@gourmetgetawaytours.com.au , 24 hours prior to the tour to confirm exact Pickup .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Drop off at Selected Sydney City Hotels and central locations
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable 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

Air-conditioned vehicle

Selected hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Hunter Valley

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Maximum number per booking is 16 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 as most food is prepared prior

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Dec-2022

    A very nice and an atypical way of enjoying wine tasting while traveling in 3 different vineyards. A culinary experience starting off with a visit to a fish market, and having a Chef cooking for us in different locations. An additional sushi making class for everyone. Truly a unique experience, highly recommended!

  • 10-Dec-2022

    Perfect combination of wine and excellent food. Jimmy is so friendly, knowledgeable and fun to be with. And we saw kangaroos! Highly recommend it.

  • 06-Dec-2022

    Amazing day! Jimmy made it educational, fun and delicious. We saw the fish market that was the beginning of Jimmy getting some fresh seafood for some of what was to come. The fish market itself was worth seeing. A few indigenous to Australia varieties like “bug” that tasted like lobster as well as a fish market that had other amenities making it worth a trip back for lunch another day. We embarked from there to a lovely park with a lake where we had a bathroom break while he went to our eventual destination and prepared a breakfast for us at a grill station in the park. Two of the participants had special dietary restrictions and he didn’t just substitute something he made them special foods incorporating things everyone had. Fast forward to three very different vineries, one very traditional, one elegant and one modern. At the second and third wineries Jimmy paired the wines with delicious gourmet bites. The winemakers educated us about their wines as we enjoyed being spoiled for the day. The group was friendly, and more so as we got.more lubricated and it was fun to meet other travelers. Jimmy is a chef who enjoys his craft and enjoys others enjoying his cooking and it shows, One request: can some of the recipes be shared on line? Oh, and we learned to make sushi after breakfast and had our own creations as a snack later in the afternoon. Smart move to put the sushi making before the wine drinking!

  • 03-Dec-2022

    Jimmy was a fabulous host and even better chef! We learned a lot, while enjoying amazing cuisine and wine. The food and wine pairing was simply the best! ~The West from Texas

  • 30-Nov-2022

    Really nice tour with a nice guide/chef. Very accommodating and knowledgeable guide. My husband and I both enjoyed this tour very much. We highly recommend it. The chef was very considerate of dietary restrictions of me and others in the group. It was a beautiful day and all of the vineyards were amazing and beautiful.

  • 29-Nov-2022

    The Sydney Fish Market was worth the trip all by itself! Terrific food & wine pairing. Beautiful breakfast cooked in the bush. Sushi making was fun! Highly recommend this particular tour for the food & novelty value!

  • 29-Nov-2022

    Incredible bang for your buck - highly recommend any and all give it a crack. My mother and I enjoyed ourselves immensely on this trip; the views, wines and food were all top notch. Jimmy himself was all-round knowledgeable, funny and passionate about everyone having a good time.

  • 29-Nov-2022

    the pick-up was on-time and Chef Jimmy is knowledgeable and informarive and prepares the food well and nice to pair with the wines. the 3 wineries we visited were welcoming and an overall an enjoyable day with the small group and great chef.

  • 28-Nov-2022

    We had a wonderful day on this tour and that was due mostly to our guide, Jimmy. He is a knowledgeable and talented chef who made sure we were well entertained, well informed, and well fed! I would recommend this tour for a family, couple, or group of friends without hesitation.

  • 24-Nov-2022

    Jimmy runs a very professional operation. He is a top class chef and the amount of food and beverage served was generous. I highly recommend this wonderful day out.

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