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Hunter Valley

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The Hunter Valley is one of Sydney’s original wine country regions; located just two hours from the CBD and is well worth your time if you are looking for a quiet retreat.

The wine region offers myriad experiences ranging from cellar-door tastings to beer tasting, olive oil tasting, decadent chocolates and vineyards as far as the eyes can see. It is best known for its award-winning wines, Shiraz and Semillon; the wineries continue to attract visitors all year.

Hunter Valley Tours, Wine Tasting & Bus Day Trips From Sydney, NSW

Walk along the lanes that wind through the vines for an opportunity to enjoy gourmet meals at enchantingly beautiful restaurants with a view. Sample Krinklewood – this is an organic vineyard that takes great pride in producing quality wine. Here, you get to learn all about wine-making, which is a great introduction to the wines for which the area is well-known.

Bimbadgen Estate is a vast vineyard that offers an incredible and immersive experience. Enjoy wine tasting at the cellar door before going to the Esca Bimbadgen restaurant. This restaurant specialises in contemporary Australian cuisine served with accompanying wines for the perfect wine tour.

For early-morning risers, nothing compares to combining a wine tour with a hot-air balloon ride at the Peterson House Winery. Floating away above the vines is an unforgettable experience in Hunter Valley. After the ride, passengers can enjoy a champagne breakfast, which is the perfect way to start the day.

Beer lovers aren’t forgotten at Lovedale Brewery, located close to Peterson Winery. This tour explores one of the region’s less popular products—beer. The brewery tour explores the process and craftsmanship that go behind beer making.

Other fun activities in Hunters Valley include horse riding at the Hunter Valley Horse Riding and Adventures, excellent cuisine at Restaurant Botanica and pure relaxation at the Hermitage Lodge, a boutique hotel with superb accommodation.

Delicious food and wine experiences in the beautiful Hunter Valley are easily accessible whether you drive, join a bus tour, take a train or fly. The most direct drive north of Sydney is via the M1 motorway, following the Cessnock/Hunter Valley Vineyards exit sign to Cessnock.

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