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Private Tour: Hunter Valley Region and Boutique Wineries Day Trip from Sydney
"Your private tour begins with pickup from your Sydney hotel and a scenic drive out of the city to the Australian Reptile Park. Enjoy morning tea then meet the park’s koalas kangaroos wombats and other unique Australian wildlife.Leaving the park your scenic private tour continues through the region’s pristine national parks and along the convict-built Great North Road. Stop in at the historic town of Wollombi and visit a local tavern before continuing to Mt View aptly named for its panoramic views over the vineyards of the Hunter Valley Australia’s oldest winemaking region.Your tour then takes you to some of the Hunter Valley’s smaller
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VIP Private Wine Tour with Lunch in Hershey from Lancaster
"Your personal chauffeur will arrive at 11:00 am at a pick up you choose in Lancaster PA with your souvenir glasses souvenir wine bags a bottle of wine souvenir corkscrew and Panera Signature bagged lunches.The wineries and tasting rooms we visit will vary based on the day of week and time of year. We guarantee visiting at least 3 locations but if time allows 4 locations will be visited.All of the locations you will visit are within a 30-minute drive of each other and you will spend between 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes at each location. Your chauffeur will walk into each location with you and intro
From $117.00
 
Hunter Valley Gatherer's Full-Day Food and Wine Tour
"Experience the best of the Hunter Valley on a Hunter Gatherer’s full day food and wine tour.  Your knowledgeable insider guide will take you for a private tasting at 4 or 5 of the Hunter Valley’s great wineries (small boutique and big) to sample some delicious wines and also highlight some of the produce made in our region. The Hunter Valley is famous for its wines but also has a proud and thriving cottage industry that produces all sorts of other ingredients that local chefs love to use in their dishes. Olives and olive oils cheeses organic poultry snails
From AUD165.00

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Sculpture garden

I like looking at arty things so it was not unnatural that I should be attracted by the title "Sculpture Gardens". These are situated on Hermitage Road at Mistletoe Wines. In the mown area and at the...
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Wine tasting

Wine tasting,.. ha...the best bit. We had our own private room and I learnt lots. The most amazing thing I learnt was how to bring the aroma out in wines. You know how you see the poshy wine conasours...
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Hunter Valley countryside

The Hunter Valley countryside is really pretty. Apart from the vines everywhere, there is pockets of natural Australian bush and lots of nice dams. Here is the view looking down from The Mill, a nice...
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How white wine is matured

We did a wine school at the Hunter Valley Resort where we stayed for the week.Here is a pic of a big vat in which white wine is kept. Young whites are matured for about 6 weeks. Reds take much longer...
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Vine pruning

Here are the vines, just pruned. It's June, winter time and we learnt that the vines bud in September. Then the vines are individually looked after, making sure they trail over the wire so that the...
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Pokolbin - smack in the middle of wine country

Here is a map of the Hunter Valley - 3hrs north of Sydney. You can do the wineries here on a day trip from Sydney or do what we did, stay for a week and savour the great wines, cheeses, food, gardens...
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Tempus II

This is a shot of Tempus II, at the time of writing the latest in a now long line of new wineries in Australia's most popular wine tasting area. While others have evoked the traditional or rural...
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Just horsin' around

The vineyards are where people come to relax and enjoy cuisine and wine. Some also choose to take the relaxing even further and jump in a hot air balloon, ride a bike or get in a cart behind a...
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Photo opportunity

There's lot of chances to get some good shots off around Pokolbin, either the background of the Broken Back Range, the lovely variety of architecture or the floral highlights. Since the Hunter Valley...
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Way to go

You'll see these all over the vineyards. Signposts pointing out some of the attractions. Coupled with your guide map from the information centre, you will find them very useful if you are...
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Broken Back

Some of the new restaurants have sought to combine some of the lovely landscape as part of the features for their restaurant. The latest one (2004) to do so is Elysia, part of the Cypress Lakes...
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Hunter Valley Gardens

The variety of things to do. First there was a winery, then a motel, then there were a couple of shops, then a playground, then the Hunter Valley Gardens, the church and a whole lot more shops (or...
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Going to the chapel?

So, there you are, faced with the prospect of your daughter getting married and not a decent church in sight. What to do? Build your own obviously! Wonder why you hadn't thought of that yourself....
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How red wine is matured

Here we are (that's the other couple and our wine teacher) learning about red wine that is stored in oak casks. Most of our oak casks come from France.
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555 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley, 2320, Australia
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Thompsons Road, Pokolbin, 2320, Australia
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336 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley, 2320, Australia
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430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale, Cessnock, Hunter Valley, 2321, Australia
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Cr Hermitage rd & Mistletoe ln, Pokolbin, 2320, Australia
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PMB 2015 Metford Delivery Centre, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley, 2323, Australia
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Hunter Valley Wine & Food Tasting Tours

...Continued from Part 1 after exceeding VT's character limit. Hope Estate Winery and Brewery Our next stop was at Hope Estate Winery & Brewery, where we would have the chance to sample wines and...
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Hunter Valley Chocolate Company

During our visit to Sydney in November 2015, we booked ourselves onto a wine and food tasting tour of the nearby Hunter Valley. We chose a day trip which was organised by Zepher Tours and included 3...
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Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop

During our visit to Sydney in November 2015, we booked ourselves onto a wine and food tasting tour of the nearby Hunter Valley. We chose a day trip which was organised by Zepher Tours and included 3...
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Allandale Winery

During our visit to Sydney in November 2015, we booked ourselves onto a wine and food tasting tour of the nearby Hunter Valley. We chose a day trip which was organised by Zepher Tours and included 3...
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Hope Estate Winery & Brewery

During our visit to Sydney in November 2015, we booked ourselves onto a wine and food tasting tour of the nearby Hunter Valley. We chose a day trip which was organised by Zepher Tours and included 3...
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Hunter Distillery

During our visit to Sydney in November 2015, we booked ourselves onto a wine and food tasting tour of the nearby Hunter Valley. We chose a day trip which was organised by Zepher Tours and included 3...
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iandsmith

"A grape for all seasons"
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aussirose

"Welcome to Wine Country!!!! :-)"
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aussiedoug

"Heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Region"
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Linda_T

"Wine Country"
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trisanna

"The Heart of the Hunter Wine Valley"
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