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Address: 42 Thorn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9484 0477
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Description: Your host is Richard Everett, the only Oenologist (or winemaker...
Your host is Richard Everett, the only Oenologist (or winemaker) conducting a small group or private wine tour of the Hunter Valley Wine Country. His guests get a unique behind the scenes insight into how the best wines of the Hunter Valley are made, with private guided tastings of the top wines at the best & most interesting of the 140+ wineries. Richard conducts the wine tastings, not the sales staff at the wineries, so you are spared the heavy sales pitch of their commercial wines & get to experience many wines not offered to the general public. Morning tea is at the famous Peppers Guesthouse & lunch is at the award winning Muse Cafe. Tours are available ex Sydney or from within the Hunter Valley.
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Great tour and great guy

Richard is a nice and heart warming guy and he gives us a great tour in August. That was my first wine tasting tour and Richard manage to show me what's wine really is because I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Richard is a nice and heart warming guy and he gives us a great tour in August. That was my first wine tasting tour and Richard manage to show me what's wine really is because I only go for sweet wine in the past. The pairing of wine is also very useful to us, and I know which wine to... More 

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Naperville Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This Hunter Valley wine tour with Richard Everett was by far the best wine tour we've ever been on. Not only did we enjoy superb wines, we learned to distinguish good wines and how to drink them properly. The lunchtime food and wine pairing was exquisite and fun. He provided an educational experience -- from the tour of the vineyard,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I booked a wine tour with Richard for two months in advance (booked in December for a February tour). He responded to my e-mail with written confirmation of our booking in December with the instructions to contact him in the New Year (2015) with the name of the hotel we would be staying at. I e-mailed Richard in January to... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You can go to the Hunter Valley with numerous large scale tour companies, however this is a tour for those who really like wine, or want to know more about it. No fanciful 'filler' stops at wildlife sanctuaries or sub-par chocolate shops, and no high volume -hard-sale cellar doors, this is more of a masterclass. Refreshments were high quality and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Enjoyable from start to finish, from the entertaining and friendly guide, the personal feel to the tour to the wonderful wines and food we tried! Highly educational without becoming pretentious

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Northern Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My apologies to Richard for the long delay in writing this review. We booked online with Richard after reading wonderful reviews for his tours. We've participated in many winery tours on our travels around the world but I must say that this was probably the best that we have ever done. We opted for the small group tour. Richard picked... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Highly recommend this wine tour! Myself and partner did this tour in June 2015 and found it very enjoyable!! Richard was extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about wine. Richard chatted throughout the trip and we both felt comfortable and relaxed the wine tasting was intimate and relaxed and each place we visited was different from the other. Excellent enjoyable day!!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Richard picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel in Sydney central. We visited 2 Hunter Valley cellar doors which were very different - Tyrell's which has a lot of history, and Hungerford Hill that is very modern. We enjoyed the pace very much. Taking time to taste the wines, getting to know the whys and the hows... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a Hunter Valley wine tour which was a bit more about the history and processes rather than visiting as many vineyards as possible and getting drunk...luckily we found Wine Country Tours. Richard - our host, comedian and fountain of knowledge (what Richard doesn't know about wine, the regions around the world and the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Richard was an excellent host who made our visit very enjoyable. He possesses an incredible knowledge of the wine industry which made for some very enlightening conversations. We visited some of the top wineries in the Hunter, had a fantastic lunch at Muse Kitchen and learned lots. I'd definitely recommend Richard to anyone keen to learn about wine and experience... More 

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