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Address: 42 Thorn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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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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A fantastic tour and an interesting day

My wife and I read Jared R’s review, below, and felt we had to comment, especially since we were the only other people on the same tour. Jared is correct about Richard being... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I read Jared R’s review, below, and felt we had to comment, especially since we were the only other people on the same tour. Jared is correct about Richard being extremely knowledgeable. In fact, he is truly much more than that. He has a wealth of experience that he shares with those who have an interest in... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

That was an excellent experience of wine tour in Hunter Valley. Richard is an expert with abundant wine knowledge. He explained the climate, and specialties of Australian vine and taught us the techniques of wine testing and appreciation. His tour was entertaining while educational that we gained a lot of knowledge about wine at the end of the. We would... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time touring and tasting wines with Richard. We've done a number of wine tours, always with similarly small groups, and this was far and away the most educational of the bunch. Richard is very knowledgable, and we appreciated that he made an effort to teach us how to appreciate wine more in general alongside facts about... More 

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Thank Elizabeth Z
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Richard was extremely knowledgeable, however he was horribly rude and extremely not accommodating. Not even close to worth the price. Horrible experience.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While visiting Sydney we wanted to learn more about Australian wines. Through TripAdvisor We learned about RICHARD and his wine tours offered at different vineyards in the Hunter Valley region. Make no mistake this was a superb tour and would highly recommend it if you want to learn more about wines without the commercial sales push. RICHARD is a true... More 

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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful day in the Hunter Valley with Richard. He has a huge depth of knowledge, is brilliant at putting it across in simple easy to understand terminology. Extremely well organised and good value for money. A must do. Thanks for the great day.

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have done many wine tours in various parts of the world and the Hunter Valley wine tour with Richard was hands down the best one! Richard has a lifetime of experience in the wine industry and I was intrigued the entire time by his insight into the history and future of the industry. He has unparalleled access to vineyards... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of choices for wine tours to the Hunter Valley,but decided on Richard for 2 main reasons.He is an expert in the wine industry and visits vineyards which are not frequented by the larger commercial tours.His tour can accommodate up to 12 people in his minibus,but on our trip,there was only the 2 of us.As we were... More 

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Thank shooeybr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a tour with Richard in Mid April. I must say he knows what he is doing. Fabulous, detailed, courteous service and explanations were detailed. The wine tasting was a memorable one with step by step guide.

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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Completed a tour of the Hunter Valley with Richard a couple of days ago with a small group of cruisers out of Newcastle.... this wine tasting tour was an outstanding experience and one that will provide lasting memories :-). Richard is very knowledgeable and succeeds in sharing his knowledge in a way that is comprehensible and fun... This is a... More 

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