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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 302 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Richard has been a friendly chap who is evidently a serious fan of all things wine. I learnt plenty about wine appreciation from him. My family and I visited two vineyards for the tour on Sunday 22 June 2014. I had the opportunity to visit the Tyrrells Estate wine cellar and its wine-making facility, and also tasted Hungerford Hill wines.... More

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It was called a Wine Tour, but that's not accurate. This was a day of relearning how and WHY we drink the delicious, fermented grape. We paid this guy handsomely, and he delivered. "Wine Country Tours" sole proprietor and guide, Richard Everett, is also an oenologist. That's a fancy word for "wine maker." But what Richard does best is profess... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My three adult children and I did a wine tasting in the Hunter Valley with Richard. Over the years I have done many of these things in different parts of the world including the Hunter Valley. This was by far the best wine tasting experience I have ever had. We had a great day and learned a lot. I strongly... More

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rooksbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A very enjoyable day from the start. Richard ensures his guests feel relaxed in each other's company from the off. This is a personal guided tour - very informative but tailored to suit the groups understanding and desires for the day. Bespoke pick ups from Sydney or locally from the Hunter Valley as was our case. No sales pressure and... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Quite simply, this was the best wine tour/tasting that we have ever experienced. The trip from Sydney to the Hunter Valley was comfortable for the six guests in the mini-van (three disparate couples). Richard was prompt on the pick-up from our accommodation and made sure that full introductions were made, so conversation was easy. After a pleasant stop for morning... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We've been on wine tours in other places within the states, so we booked with Richard to get a "new" experience and he definitely delivered!! The 2 hr ride with him from Sydney was filled with great conversation, his knowledge of wine and how he challenging you truly think about what you are tasting along with the lunch selections were... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Our family took part in a private wine tour with Richard for my mum's 60th birthday, and we have never experienced a tour quite like this one. It was fantastic, in fact- the best in the Hunter! Richard was so informative and a pleasure to spend the day with. A memorable day tasting crisp whites, aged reds and eating the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Richard is fabulous and professional. He is very timely when pick-up all his guests for the day of his Wine country tour. Exceptional experienced with special arrangement hosting his tour in an exclusive setting when sharing his deep knowledge of wines making and appreciation with all of us. The tour we went with Richard composed of 3 separate family -... More

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Sioux Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Thank you Richard. My wife and I had a fantastic time. Richard was not only a pleasure to spend the day with, he truly knows his craft. This was not some sales pitch, it was an educational and rewarding experience. I would highly recommend that if you are going to Sydney or anywhere near the Hunter Valley that you have... More

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