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Address: 42 Thorn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 9484 0477
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Your host is Richard Everett, the only Oenologist (or winemaker) conducting...

Your host is Richard Everett, the only Oenologist (or winemaker) conducting a small group or private wine tour of the Hunter Valley Wine Country. His guests get a unique behind the scenes insight into how the best wines of the Hunter Valley are made, with private guided tastings of the top wines at the best & most interesting of the 140+ wineries. Richard conducts the wine tastings, not the sales staff at the wineries, so you are spared the heavy sales pitch of their commercial wines & get to experience many wines not offered to the general public. Morning tea is at the famous Peppers Guesthouse & lunch is at the award winning Muse Cafe. Tours are available ex Sydney or from within the Hunter Valley.

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Very good wine experience

My wife and I went with Richard on his Hunter Valley wine tour on Jan 13, 2017. He picked us up at our hotel @7:30am (we returned about 7pm) it is about 2 hours north drive to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Walter T
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went with Richard on his Hunter Valley wine tour on Jan 13, 2017. He picked us up at our hotel @7:30am (we returned about 7pm) it is about 2 hours north drive to the wine country, nice drive thru a national park. We went to 2 wines, the first Tyrell's. Richard uses a private room for... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Me and my wife spent a nice day with Richard visiting wine yards. It was a blazing 43c outside, but Richards Toyota kept us cool, so air con works, and car was clean and nice. We were lucky, there were no other participants for our date, so we got a bonus, private tour just the two of us. Loads of... More 

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best wine trip we have been on. Richard has been involved in the making of wine so you taste some excellent wines & get the inside track & come away with renewed enthusiasm. In a relaxed manner Richard passes on his knowledge so you can get the most from the day & when choosing, tasting & drinking... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Richard provided an amazing in depth tour about Australian wine and grape varietals in the Hunter Valley area. He has expert knowledge of wine making and the wine industry through is own experience which he imparts to make us smarter consumers and afficionados of wine. We were treated to amazing private tastings of nearly 20 wines and lunch at Muse... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I just spent ten hours with Ricard and every minute led to learning about a new aspect of wine, wine production, wine marketing, and Australian life in general. The value of a personal, not larger group, tour was so obvious as we had the opportunity of an extensive conversation with Ricard and benefitted hugely from his personal... More 

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Antarctic Peninsula
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a wine nerd with well above average knowledge about wine I could certainly benefit from Richard's vast knowledge. At the same time my partner (in crime) is not at all a wine nerd but she could still enjoy the trip since Richard adapted his "teaching" to every person's different level. If there is one thing I would recommend changing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Richard provided us with a truly unique experience that is unmatched by wine tours around the globe. His extensive knowledge of wine, the forever growing industry was remarkable and one that my girlfriend and I enjoyed immensely. Whether you are looking to learn more about viticulture or develop a greater appreciation for wine then I would highly recommend this tour... More 

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us enjoyed a very special wine tour with Richard to the Hunter Valley region. An exciting and varied full day that gave us the benefit of Richard's unsurpassed knowledge about the wine industry. He taught us how to appraise different wine types, vintages, growing locations ,aromas, tastes, colours, and much more. Scenery was special, as were the venues... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Richard is a fantastic host with an extensive knowledge of wine and the business of making wine. This allows him to provide a unique experience which my partner and I enjoyed immensely. If you are looking to learn more about wine and develop an appreciation for wine then this is definitely the tour to go for. This is easily the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me, the really great thing about this tour was that there were no sales pitches or stops at chocolate or cheese factories. It was about wine, which was what I wanted. There were just two of us (separate singles) in the group, which made for really focused attention. I learned a lot, in a super environment away from the... More 

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