Wine Tasting Trips Near Sydney

May 14, 2012 by

Day Trips, Things To Do, Tours & Activities

Wine Tasting in Sydney's Hunter Valley

Wine Tasting in Sydney's Hunter Valley

Beautiful Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine growing region and lies just two hours north of Sydney.

Famous for producing a number of wine varieties including Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, the area is home to several well-known wineries and cellar doors including Wyndham Estate, Tyrrells and Lindemans.

Gorgeous scenery in every season means Hunter Valley is a popular getaway for stressed out Sydneysiders and couples looking for romance. While its wineries are the main reason most people visit the Valley, they are not the region’s only attraction. You can also enjoy beautiful gardens and rolling hills, sample local produce in award-winning restaurants and farmers markets, go horse riding, hot air ballooning and enjoy a soak or massage at one of the many day spas.

Unless you intend to stay for a few days, a Hunter Valley wine tour is the most relaxing and informative way to get to know the area and make the most of the free wine tastings on offer.

Under the guidance of a wine-loving expert, most tours will take you to the best and most unique wineries in the Hunter Valley, giving you an opportunity to taste the many different wines on offer and enjoy a gourmet lunch. For the uninitiated, tours offer a chance to understand more about wine, wine tasting and the wine making process and also help you to understand the region’s rich history.

Wine tours are always a lot of fun, great value for money and offer the perfect opportunity to meet some local Aussies (who are also smart enough to leave their car at home!).

- Emma McMahon

Planning a trip? Browse Viator’s Sydney tours and things to do, Sydney attractions, and Sydney travel recommendations, or book a private tour guide in Sydney for a customized tour!

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