Our Hunter Valley food and wine tours are designed so you can let your hair down and enjoy the decadence of some of the best food and wine our country has to offer. We understand that this makes driving to and from our locations a little tough, so we offer complete tours from Sydney. We will pick you up and drop you off from a range of locations so you can make the most of your experience in the stunning Hunter Valley.
Our all-inclusive tours from Sydney include:
One of the main features of our tours from Sydney is our guide. Not only is our guide experienced in the local area, but your personal guide is also your personal chef, designing a menu and cooking on location to match the wines you will taste throughout your tour.
We have outlined a sample itinerary below for you so you can get a feel for what your day will be like if you join us on one of our food and wine tours from Sydney.
Hotel Pick-up: We will pick you up from your hotel and provide you with snacks to keep you hunger pangs at bay until breakfast time.
Sydney Fish Markets: We are proud of the meals we serve you on our food and wine tours. We think it is fitting that our tours from Sydney include local produce from one of Australia’s most famous seafood destinations. Enjoy a coffee, and if your tour is between Monday and Friday, enjoy an auction like no other while your tour guide selects the best fresh seafood Sydney has to offer.
Breakfast on the Hawkesbury: You are in store for an adventure, so the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” has never been more true! We will take you to a beautiful spot nestled into the banks of Hawkesbury River for a freshly cooked breakfast.
Getting to Wine Country: There is a reason we call our expeditions “tours from Sydney”. We want you to enjoy your journey every step of the way, from the moment we pick you up. On our way into “wine country”, we will take you along the convict built Great North Road and tell you about the Hunter and its rich history. We aren’t just a tour bus, we are a sight seeing experience.
Our guide will point out different species of birds, lizards, snakes, spiders and other native wildlife and tell you a little about aboriginal culture, the climate of the region and the Australian way of life.
The Wineries of the Hunter: The wineries we select for your tour are carefully chosen based on our intimate local knowledge and the preferences of your tour group. You will enjoy a range of wineries in unique locations, from panoramic views of the Great Diving Range, to rolling hills and sleepy country hamlets.
Local Produce: If you are on a tour from Sydney, we want to show everything that our beautiful regional location has to offer. We’ll stop in to some of our favourite local produce stores so you can see first hand what makes our food and wine tours so unique, and sample some products that you can’t find in the hustle bustle of Sydney.
The Last Stop: We will finish your tour with a bang, visiting one last winery before you begin your return trip to Sydney. Enjoy a food and wine menu designed especially for your visit prepared by our expert chefs. Who knows, you may even learn a little about matching wine and food!
If wine isn’t for you, our non-drinking clients have always enjoyed the fantastic food on offer, the beautiful natural surroundings of the region, and had a great time learning about Australia.
Gourmet Getaway Tours was established because we love where we live and we love what we do. Life too often gets in the way of enjoying the beautiful country we live in. We offer a break from your normal life, so you can let your hair down, relax, and enjoy delicious food and wine without a worry in the world.
Whether you are an experienced wine connoisseur, an adventure seeker looking for a new and unique way to see the Hunter Valley, or you have never tasted a drop of delicious wine in your life, our tours from Sydney offer you the perfect way to unwind from your busy schedule. Let us a hold your hand and share the secrets of the Hunter with you, so can switch off and focus on nothing but enjoying yourself.