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Wine Country Tours

42 Thorn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
61 2 9484 0477
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Ranked #12 of 407 Activities in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Food & Drink
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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.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Richard is a wealth of information. The tastings differed from others in that they were intimate in a small room around a table, and were not rushed. Richard spent time walking us through each wine and discussing all of the characteristics of the 18 wines we tasted. The meals were lovely in a round table setting with our small group.... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We had the pleasure to spend one day with with our guide Richard and visited to wineries and did taste testing there. Richard has a great knowledge which he could share with us. We can just recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My wife and I recently toured with Richard in the Hunter Valley. We had a small group that day which gave us a really personalized experience. We started our day with a very prompt pick up at our hotel. We traveled up to Tyrrell's with a stop at Pepper's Guest House for coffee and nibbles. At Tyrrell's we explored the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We fancy ourselves as knowing a little bit more about wines than your average Joe looking for a cheap day out, and so we are very glad that we chose Richard as our guide and that we were taken on his very personal and highly informative tour. We tasted some really fantastic wines and his advice on food pairing and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was one of the best trips we have taken. Compared to Napa Valley, CA this trip came in an extremely close 2nd. Richard came and picked us up from our hotel about 8:00 a.m.and we joined 6 other people on his very nice van. Richard informed us of the sights as we took the 2 hour drive. The small... More

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nothing short of excellent! If you want to learn more about wine (or if you already know alot about wine and want to know more about the Hunter Valley wine region) then this is the tour I would recommend. Richard, our tour guide was a great host and a fountain of knowledge about wine. He gave us an entertaining afternoon... More

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Glossodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Really interesting and informative day. Richard providing us with tools to appreciate an make informed decisions when buying and combining wines with foods and occasions. We went to two wineries which gave us more time to fully appreciate the experience with plenty of good wine. Richard was punctual, very pleasant, extremely knowledgable on all aspects of Wine production. Lunch was... More

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My wife and I had a great time on this trip. Richard arrived on time at our hotel, and was very courteous to us throughout our trip. He was very knowledgeable about winemaking and was happy to share that information with us. I would recommend this tour to people who are at least moderately serious about wine. This isn't a... More

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Plattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

As a professional engineer married to an emergency physician, both with graduate business degrees, we were astounded at the depth and breadth of Richard's scientific, business and political knowledge. This was absolutely the best wine tour we have ever had and probably the most informative tour of any kind that we have experienced. Fantastic value. We look forward to repeating... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Had an amazing time with Richard and he's infinite knowledge of the wine industry. He gave an in-depth view on different types of wines and walked us thru the delicate process of how wine is made. It was definitely an unforgettable experience and I recommended it to anyone, wine lovers, or just occasional drinkers. You will walk away with a... More

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