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Wine Country Tours

42 Thorn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9484 0477
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A great tour and learning experience about how to taste and enjoy wine.

We did Richards small group day tour with one other couple a Mom and daughter one from the UK the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Athens, Georgia
Truly an EXTRAORDINARY opportunity

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or barely know the difference between a red and white wine... read more

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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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42 Thorn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9484 0477

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Reviewed yesterday

We did Richards small group day tour with one other couple a Mom and daughter one from the UK the other now living in Australia. The day started at 730 AM when Richard picked us up from our downtown hotel, he said it would be...More

Thank Gymdawgfan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or barely know the difference between a red and white wine, Richard takes the time to teach you how to identify and appreciate the nuances of wine through his wine tasting experience. While sharing his vast first hand knowledge...More

Thank 1travelingman2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad that I found Richard's tour to the Hunter Valley. This tour was so much more than just wine tasting. First of all, each tasting was conducted by Richard himself in a private area of the winery. Richard asked us to take...More

Thank SRKinPV
Reviewed 1 week ago

From booking to drop off Richard is an amazing hoste. Before booking the tour a called and talked to Richard and not only did he answer my questions over the phone he followed it up with an in depth email. The van arrived right on...More

Thank BOOYAA714
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our first trip to Australia and the Hunter Valley wine-tasting tour was in our itinerary. I searched the internet for tour providers and read countless reviews. We finally settled with Wine Country Tours for 2 reasons - 1) It was highly recommended by...More

Thank Dr_Bingcarlos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our holiday we wanted to go to Hunter Valley for wine tasting. We checked the internet but only saw tours including cheese and chocolate tasting, which was not exactly what we were looking for. My Australian friend living in Sydney recommended Richard. We had...More

1  Thank ronnel2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Richard offers a tour that is also a very good seminar on how to properly taste Wine as well as get the most out of your wine tasting experience!! He his very knowledgeable and entertaining at the same time. It’s a good way to discover...More

1  Thank Pierre163
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Wine tasting with Richard was truly enjoyable and educational. He made time to explain wine making process, the tasting experience and even allowed us share our own views. It was quite an interesting day learning about different kinds of wine. Regardless of your current knowledge...More

2  Thank Ria J
Reviewed 10 October 2017

As an eager wine enthusiast, I've had my fair share of great and awful wine tours. This by far tops the list as one of my favourites. Richard is encyclopedic with his knowledge, not only of Australian wines but understanding the industry as a whole...More

1  Thank Felicity M
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Richard picked us up at our airbnb and delivered us back there at the end of the day. Our family of 4 and another family of 5 went on this amazing adventure. Richard was knowledgeable of the countryside as well as an amazing guide for...More

1  Thank beachbumglenda
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31 October 2017|
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Response from Richard E | Property representative |
What dates do you have in mind? Cheers, Richard
6 April 2016|
Response from Richard E | Property representative |
The Hunter Valley Wine Country is about 200 kms (120+ miles) north of Sydney, so its not accessible from Melbourne, which is 800 kms (500+ miles) further south. Please contact me via my website about what I can do for you in... More