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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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"Our moment in Time"

What can you say about Richard's wine tours that hasn't been said over and over again for the past number of years! Yes, he is a knowledgeable Oenologist; yes, he is passionate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Brisbane
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What can you say about Richard's wine tours that hasn't been said over and over again for the past number of years! Yes, he is a knowledgeable Oenologist; yes, he is passionate about wine; yes, he has a great rapport with any age group; yes, he is reliable, efficient and on time; yes, he knows what his clients want. These... More 

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Tavistock, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had the absolute pleasure of taking part in a wine tour of the Hunter Valley with Richard on the 2 March 2015. Our group was a very small group , 2 people.We have done various wine farm visits in South Africa but have never done a "proper" wine tour with an expert. What an absolutely wonderful experience and eye... More 

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Malaga, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It was a fantastic experience discovering a lot of Australian wines and the Hunter Valley. Richard showed different places related to wine elaboration to us and he demonstrated his knowledge of the grapes, vineyards, wine and wine market. It was really interesting and we also had fun. I recommend this experience to all wine lovers.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have done a number of wine tours in the past but this was the first one where we had a small group (six of us) led by a knowledgeable oenologist. Richard knows a great deal about wine as well as about the Hunter Valley and the vintners. He is able to lead you through the vineyards, the processing facilities,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Words cannot describe how great this tour was. As a former wine - maker, Richard knows his stuff and is willing to share all of his knowledge with you. If you are looking for a unique experience which focuses on teaching about wine, how it is made, and how to appreciate wine, then I strongly suggest this tour. Although you... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I wouldn't say we're wine connoisseurs by any means, but we've been on a few wine tours (Napa Valley, locally in NJ, Virginia) and this was by far the most informative ever. Richard was very knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt. We thoroughly enjoyed talking with him about not only wine but about world events as well. You will never drink wine... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Skip the bus loads of tourists in lines four deep at the wine tasting counter. Save your chocolate factory cravings for another time. Richard is the preeminent guide for a wine tasting experience in the Hunter Valley. With years of experience in the wine industry, and as the only oenologist offering tours out of Sydney, Richard’s method is to talk,... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Richard is a brilliant guide. As a former wine-maker he is a true expert in wine. He gave us a complete wine tasting course, which included healthy amounts of wine! I particularly enjoyed tasting the difference between grapes from differently aged vines in the same location. We started at a very established winery, where we tasted 16 different wines. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Everything about this trip was good. To come out from the city and see some really nice views and wine yards. And Richard is a great guide and could tell us so much about the history of wine and all the places that we visited. A perfect gift for a friend or to your mother, as I did! A great... More 

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Terrigal, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

As residents of the nearby Central Coast we view the vineyards as our back yard. In December we hosted friends from Bremen,Germany. One of whom works in the Ratskeller there (wine cellars - Bremen is a major German wine region ). So they are all wine-savy. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Richard and his other guests and watched and... More 

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