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Winery tasting

Great winery tour. Friendly driver, lovely winery selection on tour and good selection of cheese... read more

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Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

I very much enjoyed Neil my driver as well as the tours in general (4 wineries on a Saturday). All of the wineries we visited were very accommodating and were keen to pick up on the needs and desires of the group and me as an individual. 

The tour was a very good value for getting to and around Hunter Valley. No need to worry about driving while drunk which I certainly was by the end. A wonderful experience.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Benjamin S
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HVWTT, Guest Relations Manager at Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Hello Benjamin,

Thank you for your very kind comments for our tour and Neil.

We are very fortunate to have Neil on board with us - he is an asset to our business.
So pleased you enjoyed the day in the Hunter Valley - hope to see you again on tour one day soon!
Best wishes

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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Hi there

Firstly this is my second time on the same tour
My first tour in2015 was different. Few things were different ,
Firstly a different driver ,
Secondly i visited the maze and brandy schnapps tasting in the gardens .


On my current trip on the 29/8/17
I was taken again to lambloch which is my favourite estate so far in the hunter valley which I didn't mind visiting again.

We didn't visit the maze garden village area .

But three other wineries was great,

The option of having lunch at Roche estate is a must as there is plenty of options and more tastings to be done .

You guys have excellent 10/10 communications via email even so early in the morning
It's a fantastic service .

Bill the driver was a great tour guide , knowledge of city and surrounds and the viticulture and history of the hunter valley .
A great bloke to talk too about rugby as well .

Was an excellent day and highly highly recommend .

Kind regards
Mozzie

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mohsin K
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HVWTT, Guest Relations Manager at Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Hello Moshin,

Thank you for your comment. So pleased you had a great day in the Hunter and enjoyed Bills company - He is a great driver/guide - we are very fortunate to have him on board with us. He can certainly tell you all about Sydney and the Hunter Valley History - not too sure about his knowledge of Rugby though :-).
Thank you for recommending us to others who may wish to travel.
Hope to see you for a third trip to the Hunter Valley!

Best wishes

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

My partner and I highly recommend this tour. Although the trip from Sydney to the Hunter is a couple of hours, the knowledge shared by our guide Bill was very interesting and in most cases, quite comical too. Thanks to the lack of traffic, Bill was able to squeeze in a tasting at the Pokolbin Olive Centre, Chocolate shop AND the Smelly Cheese shop which was not originally part of the tour. Extremely happy with the choice of vineyards Bill took us to on the day. Definitely recommend this company.

Date of experience: September 2017
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HVWTT, Guest Relations Manager at Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Hello Samuel,

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your comments. We are delighted you have enjoyed our tour and Bill as your guide - we are very fortunate to have him on board with us.

Hope to see you again with us on tour

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Thank you Ian for a great day. It was our wedding anniversary and you made it very relaxing for us. My highlight was the smelly cheese shop and the lady who gave us her demonstration should open her own shop she was very knowledgeable and great personality.

Thank you again

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sharon R
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HVWTT, Guest Relations Manager at Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Hello Sharon,

Thank you for your review - we are delighted to hear you had a great day with Ian in the Hunter Valley.
Ian is a great driver/guide - we are very fortunate to have him on board with us.
Hope to see you again next year on your anniversary!

Best wishes

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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

I thought to take my parents on a winery tour with my partner. First time for all of us. A great trip and wine experience overall! Ian, our driver, was considerate, clear and on schedule. Without Ian, I believe the tour would not have been as amazing. It was an early start from Potts Point, picked up others along the way to start the tour by 10am at McGuigans Wineries. We were the first there and had a more personal tasting experience with Gale there before all the loud clatter from all the Hens and stag parties came through. The organic family owned Macquaries Winery is our personal best! So picturesque as well. All of them were very good coming from a Wine virgin. Chocolate and Cheese shop, Ian was charmingly able to get us a soft cheese tasting on a busy afternoon. We wouldn't have bought any Smelly Cheese if we didn't. Absolutely tasty! Definetly recommend! Big thanks to Ian for a smooth ride and a generous experience overall! Cheers.

Date of experience: September 2017
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HVWTT, Guest Relations Manager at Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Hello Serena,
Thank you very much for your review - we are very pleased you enjoyed the day with your family and Ian as your driver. Ian is a great guide, very knowledgeable of the Hunter Valley region and produce.
We hope to see you all again on tour when your Smelly Cheese runs out:-)

Best wishes

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