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Wine Country Tours

42 Thorn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
61 2 9484 0477
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Ranked #15 of 314 Activities in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I took a tour with Richard a couple of years ago now and always meant to write a review!! I had been looking for a tour that would involve a bit of learning and avoid the usual chocolate shop/cheese shop/brewery stops that I just wasn't interested in. This fit the bill exactly and in fact I have struggled to find... More

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had such a fun (and boozy) day on this tour. We were visiting as part of a rugby tour so not your typical wine connoisseurs but wanted a trip to the Hunter Valley without all the gimmicks of hugging a koala or a hard-sell on loads of cheese and chocolate etc that we didn't want. We just wanted to... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Richard is a great tour guide. As an oenologist, he extends us his professional experience in wine. During the tastings, he teaches what to look for when looking at it, when smelling it and when drinking, something that I hadn't expected to learn at this tour. Richard also conducts all the tours and tastings personally, unlike most tours I've done... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a very pleasant day with Richard Everett on a private tour. Before starting his tour company, Richard spent his entire career in the wine industry, and he continues to consult in some new developing wine regions. Consequently, he has encyclopedic knowledge of all aspects of wine, from viticulture to production and current trends in the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife and I spent the day with Richard and we are better for it. We finished the tour with a greater appreciation for wine and had fun in the process. While we enjoy wine, we are novices when it comes to evaluating and critiquing wines beyond "we like it or don't." By the end of the day with Richard,... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were lucky to have Richard to ourselves. Richard is a wealth of knowledge on wines. Give us great insight into wines. The tour was amazing. Richard is also very well travelled and has a lot of world knowledge which made for great conversation. Thanks for an amazing day Richard!

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We joined this tour in early May. We first enjoyed the morning tea at Pepper and started our educational tour on wine making and wine tasting. We were taken to two vineyards and tasted more than 10 different types of wine. Richard guided us to taste in an order that you can actually see the difference between different wine and... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Richard Everett knows his wines from the soil to the palate and then some. But there's more: he knows where to dine to enjoy the wine and the food together! The Hunter Valley is blest with a deep history of the origins of the wine industry in Australia and some of the best restaurants in New South Wales. Richard was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I did a lot of research around the Hunter Valley and decided that the tour offered by Richard would work for our needs and would give us an idea of the Hunter, the wines and probably also increase our knowledge about wine. We have done tours around other wine regions and always find that we learn new things, find new... More

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WestAustralia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Three of us spent the day with Richard. It was great to get out of the city, the views were good and the minibus was very comfy ( much nicer than the crowded one that also pulled up at our hotel.) We went to Tyrells and Hungerfords, and even tho we are regular red wine drinkers, we learnt heaps AND... More

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