The beautiful Hunter Valley north of Sydney offers so much to tempt wine and gourmet food lovers, but having your own personal chef along for the ride takes matters to a whole new level. Enjoy this delicious day out!

AUD $195pp

Hunter Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Tour from Sydney (with a personal chef)
Runs: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Departs at: 7am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘The whole trip was fantastic from start to finish. We selected this particular tour based on the exceptional reviews and we weren’t disappointed. The hosts at the three wineries that we visited, were welcoming and the wine selection was impressive. The highlight was actually eating the most amazing food that Jimmy prepared along the way for us to enjoy with our wines. I was so impressed with this tour. Thanks again for an exceptional experience in the Hunter Valley.’ Bron W

Tour highlights

  • Visit the famous Sydney Fish Market
  • Enjoy wonderful vistas as you cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Hawkesbury River en route to the Hunter Valley
  • Take part in wine tastings at three or four boutique wineries (depending on time)
  • Learn about the wine-making process
  • Enjoy a range of delicious food dishes, prepared by your guide/chef.

What's included

  • Guided small group tour of 10 guests or less
  • Services of a knowledgeable guide/personal chef
  • Informative commentary
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Three wine tastings
  • Freshly prepared cuisine at a variety of points throughout the day (including breakfast and lunch).

Pricing

Adults: AUD $195pp
Children (4 to 14 years): AUD $175pp
Concession: AUD $185pp

This tour is not suitable for children under the age of four.

What you can expect

This Hunter Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Tour from Sydney is a wine tour with a difference! Not only will you have the services of a passionate guide to show you highlights of the valley, but he’s also a trained chef — and will prepare delicious food dishes for you to enjoy along the way! Travel in air-conditioned comfort with the convenience of selected CBD hotel pick-up and drop-off. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy!

Once CBD hotel pick-ups are completed, your Hunter Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Tour from Sydney will get underway. Before departing the city, your guide will make a stop at the Sydney Fish Market to purchase fresh seafood to be used in the day’s menu. You’ll see the market in full swing and pick up useful tips for purchasing seafood. [More]

From there, you’ll head north for the two-hour drive to the picturesque Hunter Valley — stopping in the Hawkesbury region for breakfast. Your tour bus comes complete with a built-in kitchenette, which will be used to cook delicious food in a variety of locations. Breakfast is your first opportunity to experience the delicious cuisine your personal chef has in store for you during the day.

On arrival in the Hunter Valley, you’ll discover what makes this region so popular with visitors from Sydney. Pass rolling vineyards and roadside stalls selling fresh produce. Before too long, you’ll arrive at the first of the three or four boutique wineries that you’ll visit on this tour. At each cellar door, you’ll enjoy fabulous wines coupled with a dish prepared by your guide and personal chef.

The wineries change on this Hunter Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Tour from Sydney, but the fabulous Australian cuisine prepared by your personal chef throughout the day will pair perfectly with any Hunter Valley drop.

This Hunter Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Tour from Sydney ends with hotel drop-offs back in the CBD.

Read our full review of this tour

Guest reviews

  • Jamiex666 (6/2/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    Wonderful day! Jimmy is a fabulous chef and he produces the most magical food in the most gorgeous locations. The wine tasting is fantastic too and having Jimmy as your driver, guide and chef is a real treat. Don’t hesitate to book this tour.

  • Bron W (2/2/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    The whole trip was fantastic from start to finish. We selected this particular tour based on the exceptional reviews and we weren't disappointed. The hosts at the three wineries that we visited, were welcoming and the wine selection was impressive. The highlight was actually eating the most amazing food that Jimmy prepared along the way for us to enjoy with our wines. I was so impressed with this tour. Thanks again for an exceptional experience in the Hunter Valley.

  • Ajchariya (2/2/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    We enjoyed every minute of our tour even though it had been raining majority of the time. We got pick up from our hotel right on time. Our group was small and fun. Our guide and chef Jimmy was awesome. He was polite, informative, and detail orientated. Moreover, he also has a good sense of humour. The food he served matched very well with the wine we tasted. We highly recommend this tour.

  • Drnicolespeaks (25/1/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    My husband and I booked this tour to experience the wine country along with a few gourmet treats and it didn’t disappoint. From the pickup at our hotel to the detailed tour information along the way, it was great. It was a small and intimate group and the food and wine was amazing. It’s a must do if you are in Sydney.

  • RamblinFox (25/1/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    This tour met all of our expectations, great food and wine!! The itinerary called for a stop at the fish market honestly we weren't expecting much, boy we were wrong!! Actually, the stop at the fish market was AWESOME!! This was the cleanest fish market ever with a wide array of fish, along with a glimpse of how fish is sold via auction to wholesalers. It appeared as though everyone in the market knew Jimmy (our driver and chef), which made us feel special!! While traveling to Hunter Valley and in between wineries, Jimmy was able to give us plenty of insight into the various areas and communities we passed through. As expected each meal was delicious and paired well with each wines!! I highly recommend this tour if you're looking for something different than your usual wine tasting tour.

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent automatically to your email address, including hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed pick-up time.

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This tour operates in all weather conditions.