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Wine Country Tours

42 Thorn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9484 0477
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Learn about wine with an expert.

Went on a tour with Richard this past weekend. He is very interesting and gave us a great insight... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ustwo2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Professional wine tour

It's a wine tour, a class, to learn about wine, particularly about wine in Australia and Hunter... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
922Alexis
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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a tour with Richard this past weekend. He is very interesting and gave us a great insight into the growing of the grapes, the harvesting of the grapes, the processing of the grapes and the end results. We learnt how the age of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a wine tour, a class, to learn about wine, particularly about wine in Australia and Hunter valley. I'm frequent traveller, and joined many wine tours/visit to wineries myself, around Asia, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand. This tour, was very knowledgeable. But, if you are not...More

Thank 922Alexis
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

In a good way, that is. In this tour Richard Everett, a man who has worked in various areas of the wine business his entire career, provides an in-depth examination of wines from two quality Hunter Valley producers. During the stops you are encouraged to...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

This is the only tour to do if you want to learn something about Hunter Valley and it’s wines. We had a lengthy stop at Tyrells followed by lunch in Muse and a wine tasting in Hungerford Hill. It is extremely personal and informative. A...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

A fascinating introduction to winemaking in the Hunter Valley. Richard conducts the entire tour himself and has a great deal of insider knowledge from his time in the wine industry - we learned a huge amount during the course of the day and were able...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We were pleasantly surprised by our winery tour. We have tasted many wines, but this taught us what to look for in a wine. His approach is very easy to understand and brings a new appreciation to visiting wineries. Thank you!

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

A search on the internet for a winery tour while we in Sydney came up with a bewildering number of tours . It became quite a task to choose the best tour. We were attracted by the things that Richard's tour does not do ....More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

My husband and I have been on wine-tasting tours in France, Italy, and New Zealand before, and I must say that our day in Hunter Valley with Richard is the best in terms of learning and experiencing wine appreciation. Booking the tour was smooth and...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The day trip is the highlight of my week in Sydney. Richard has great knowledge not only on wine but also many others.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Richard is a an extremely knowledgeable guide in relation to wines in general and more particularly to the wines and wine industry in Australia and the Hunter Valley. Being ourselves wine producers back in our country it was very nice to have a different perspective...More

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Karinmilne
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Response from Richard E | Property representative |
What dates do you have in mind? Cheers, Richard
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FrancCAR
6 April 2016|
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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
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