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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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Richard is a professional in the wine business and it shows. He puts on a world class wine tour while educating you on the winery, wine making process, how to taste, and how to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Richard is a professional in the wine business and it shows. He puts on a world class wine tour while educating you on the winery, wine making process, how to taste, and how to pair wine. He does so in such an effortless manner it makes you feel like you have known him for years. We really enjoyed chatting with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Richard provided great and very deep knowledge about wine and wine production. It's a must!! I've done this tour 3 times in Hunter Valley and twice with Richard... I'm I still discovering new things! Strongly recommend

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A really well organised tour. Richard has a huge amount of knowledge and experience of wine that he brings to life through his tastings. He'll teach you in a way that makes you think about, and appreciate some great Australian wines, and keep you on your toes!. A really good day out.

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I took a semester long wine class at my college, and Richard was able to essentially summarize what I learned in a semester into a day long wine tour. The day went very smoothly with Richard picking us up at our hotel in Sydney at 7:15am. We went on a Friday so it was just us and another couple from... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had an open day on a business trip to Sydney and decided to spend the day with Richard on his excellent Hunter Valley wine tour. The tour exceeded my expectations in two respects: the great wealth of knowledge and passion Richard has for wines and the size and beauty of the Hunter Valley. This is a very enjoyable tour... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a great day out with Richard on 30th April - the day's arrangements went absolutely smoothly from pickup in Sydney at 7.15 to delivery back in the evening and he was a most charming and well informed host on all sorts of topics. The drive is long to the Hunter - about two hours, but it is interesting... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

We participated in Richard's wine tour on the first of May. It was a rainy day but didn't stop us having a amazing experience. We were picked up in the morning right from our hotel door and taken to lovely morning tea in Hunter Valley with a bonus of kangaroos nearby. Then went on a tour of one of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I have to say I have lasting memories of the day I spent with Richard in the Hunter valley. Richard picked us up from our various hotels around Sydney and we had a great chat on the ride out to Hunter Valley. Once there, Richard showed us around the Tyrrells estate telling us stories about its history and methods of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had an absolute ball on our recent winery tour with Richard and I can't recommend it enough. He has so much knowledge and shares in a way that makes wine accessible for even the most casual wine drinker. A small and delightful group, a thoroughly interesting host, and incredible wine and food - what more could you ask for?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Richard has a wealth of knowledge of wine and the wine industry. He picked us up in his nice van, and once we arrived in wine country from Sydney, we stopped for tea and coffee and tasty nibbles. Rather than go from winery to winery, we only went to two vinyards, but at each location Richard walked us through the... More 

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