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Hunter Valley Wine Tour ex Pokolbin with Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery

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Overview

Discover the delicious wines and food of the Hunter Valley during a full-day tour from Pokolbin, Cessnock or Lovedale. Your wine tour includes three relaxed wine tastings with experts at gorgeous boutique wineries. Have a choice of three lunch options to suit your taste and budget, and also sample local cheeses, chocolate and fudge, and vodka during stops at local shops. Listen to upbeat music on board your comfortable coach and learn about the region from your knowledgeable driver-guide during this entertaining and informative tour.
  • Full-day Hunter Valley food and wine tour, from Pokolbin, Cessnock or Lovedale
  • Go wine tasting at boutique wineries in the Hunter Valley
  • Sample cheese, chocolate, fudge and vodka produced by local shops
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch with your choice of one, two or three courses
  • Learn about the Hunter Valley and wine from local experts
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Hotel pickup (selected locations only)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Driver/guide
Food tasting
Lunch
Wine & cheese paired tastings
Wine & chocolate paired tastings
Choice of 6 spirit tastings including vodka, gin and schnapps
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We CANNOT pick up from any accommodation on Old North Road due to time constraints
We require an Australian mobile number so we can call you a few days before departure to confirm your pick up location and time

Departure Time

10:30 AM
After pickup from central locations in Pokolbin, Cessnock or Lovedale, relax during the scenic drive to the Hunter Valley.

Take in the rolling hills and lush vineyards of one of Australia’s most celebrated wine-producing regions, which boasts more than 150 wineries and breathtaking views.

Visit boutique Hunter Valley wineries, meet the local producers and hear about the wine-making process. Taste a variety of red, white and fortified wines that showcase the flavors of this fertile valley.

Enjoy a one course restaurant lunch with a glass of beer, wine or cider. Also sample local cheese, chocolate and fudge and visit The Hunter Distillery to sip their range of organic vodkas.

Your driver-guide and local staff share commentary about the region's history and culinary traditions throughout the day. Your tour ends with drop-off at your starting point in Pokolbin, Cessnock or Lovedale.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hunter Valley Wineries
We visit 3 wineries on this tour with guided tastings by a local supplier at each venue. The wineries differ depending on availability. Behind the scenes tours of the wine production facility may be available on the day.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hunter Distillery
Choose 6 organic spirits to taste at the award winning Hunter Distillery
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
De Iuliis
Family owned winery where you'll take an exclusive 'behind the scenes' production tour and taste premium wines
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Saddlers Creek Wines
An outstanding boutique winery where you'll taste excellent wine paired with chocolate
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hermitage Road Cellar Door & Winery
Taste a range of independent wine labels and varietals paired with local cheese
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Matilda Bay Brewhouse Hunter Valley
Lunch is a choice of 6 main course options with GF and vegetarian catered for. Includes a glass of wine or beer
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please note: Pickup is only available from the Pokolbin, Cessnock, and Lovedale areas. You must pick one of these options during the booking process. If you need to change your departure location, please contact your local operator directly as they do not stop at all locations if a location has not been selected
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Zepher Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Hunter Valley Wine Tour ex Pokolbin with Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Hunter Valley Wine Tour ex Pokolbin with Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Hunter Valley Wine Tour ex Pokolbin with Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hunter Valley Wine Tour ex Pokolbin with Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery?
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The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Hunter Valley Wine Tour ex Pokolbin with Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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Great Day Out
Melanie_S
, Jan 2021
My husband and I have never been on a wine tasting tour before and were apprehensive as it was going to be a long day. We needn’t have worried though, as the moment we stepped on the bus we were made to feel welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, learnt a lot about wine, food was lovely and the distillery was fun. There was no pressure to buy and we would highly recommend this company.
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Good fun
Karen_N
, Sep 2020
We booked this trip as a group of three couples to get a hint of the wine region. Pick up was from our hotel and due to COVID we ended up in a mini van just the six of us. Our guide Greg was knowledgeable and fun and we had a very enjoyable day learning about the wine making process and sampling lots of different varieties. First stop was De Iuliis where we were given a tour of the process and Shaun our guide was informative and interesting. He had confirmed white wine drinkers trying and buying red wine. This winery was the highlight of the day! From there we had cheese and wine at Wynward Wines which we all found a little disappointing after our first stop. It didn’t feel like we had our guides attention as he kept disappearing and it felt like not enough care was being given to explaining and engaging. It was also disappointing that the most of the wine was not made in the Hunter. Lunch next door at Twine was lovely. From there we visited the Hunter Distillery which was so much fun. Two of us even tried the chilli vodka! Last stop of the day was Glandore Estate where chocolate was paired with the wine. This had so much potential but somehow fell a little flat. Most if the wine was red which was a bit of a problem for half the group who are confirmed white wine drinkers. The four chocolates didn’t really match either - they were truffles and we felt squares of Flavoured chocolate would have worked better. It was a great day and we had a lot of fun but it was unfortunate that the best winery was the first stop of the day. It would have been good to taste some sparkling wines too. We enjoyed the day but with so many wineries, cheese makers and chocolatiers in the region not sure that the best were visited on this occasion.
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Wine Tasting!
Amalia_P
, Sep 2020
Was great , good value for money. Small group was also very good. Driver was great and each venue was informative.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thanks for the 5 stars Amalia.
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wine tour hunter valley
Joey
, Aug 2020
Sam was a great guide thoroughly enjoyed the day went to small wineries wouldn't of if hadn't been on the tour the wine and chocolate pairing was interesting great spot for lunch
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thanks for the 5 stars Joey.
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Having Fun
Johana_B
, Aug 2020
Sam is the best!! We had fun and enjoy the wineries!! Good experience and the people around was great!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thanks for the 5 stars. We'll let Sam know how much you enjoyed his tour. Cheers
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Colin - the real MVP!
Hilda_L
, Jul 2020
Such a wonderful experience for my best friend and I! A great way to experience Hunter Valley without worrying about driving. Stopped by some cute boutique wineries, which we wouldn't have known about prior to the tour, and ended the tour in a beautiful location. Definitely recommend this tour! If you get Colin as your tour guide - even better!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
G'day Hilda Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent trip to The Hunter valley with Colin. He's one of the best in the business, and we're lucky to have him. Thank you for supporting local tourism, and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers
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Amazing
Kim_C
, Jul 2020
A great tour, amazing wineries, was a fun day spent with great people. Colin our driver kept us entertained all day.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
G'day Kim. Thanks for 5 star review, and for letting us know how much you enjoyed your day with Col. Thanks also for supporting local tourism at this time. Cheers
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The tour was good, driver Flinders...
Jenny H
, May 2016
The tour was good, driver Flinders was knowledgable about the places we were heading to He was funny and relaxed and by the end of the tour had the bus laughing and singing to the music
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