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Address: 42 Thorn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9484 0477
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Your host is Richard Everett, the only Oenologist (or winemaker) conducting...

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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"A Tour With More"

Wanted to convey a big thanks from June and myself for a fantastic day. I thought I knew quite a bit about wine, but your tour was nothing short of illuminating! Why anyone would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Wanaka, New Zealand

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to convey a big thanks from June and myself for a fantastic day. I thought I knew quite a bit about wine, but your tour was nothing short of illuminating! Why anyone would go on other Hunter Valley Tours compared to yours is beyond me. The colour differentiation trick with Pinot is not know about here, as I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the years we have done numerous wine tastings in different parts of the World and this was one of the best. Richard Everett's knowledge of the wine business and of the Hunter Valley makes for an excellent tour and tutorial of subtle differences between old and new vines, hot and temperate climate vines and draws out the sensitivity on... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have tried several wine tours and this one appealed as it was a little different in that Richard himself was a winemaker. We set out in a rather large group of 10+ people, but this proved to be no problem at all. Our first stop was at Peppers for nibbles, coffee, fresh lemonade and water as refreshments. Then to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My family and I had done wine tasting tours in Provence, South Africa and New Zealand and found this to be educative and entertaining tour. I am a non-drinker and have a low tolerance for alcohol, but will accompany the family to learn something about wine tasting. I cannot believe that I tasted 9 whites and 8 reds on Richard... More 

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Chorlton-cum-Hardy, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We had a great day with Richard and the rest of the gang on the day that we did the tour. The places where we stopped had some great history and breathtaking scenery. Not to mention amazing wines! The lunch stop is excellent. Richard's knowledge is second to none and is shared in an interesting and entertaining way. Despite the... More 

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Santa Monica, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We spent a great day with Richard. His knowledge of wine is amazing and he presented a wonderful tutorial/refresher class that had something to offer for a novice or an experienced wine drinker. His choice for lunch was great. He was able to integrate all of the members of the group and was sure to include everyone in conversation. We... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

My husband and I had a private tour to Hunter's Valley with Richard one week ago today. It was a 2.5 hour drive both ways. One the way Eichars pointed out landmarks and provided some history of the development of the wine industry in Australia. Our first stop was for coffee and a snack at a lovely B&B. We had... More 

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Rothesay, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Booked this wine tour for two couples on a shared wine experience. We ended up joining three other couples who had booked a private two day tour. While we all enjoyed each other's company, it was quite awkward at the start of the tour as the private group was not expecting any extra people. The drive to Hunter Valley is... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Last year (nov. 2014) I had the pleasure to be on the wine tour and since it left such a great impression I made sure I booked a second time the year after (nov. 2015). A lot of people rave about Richard's wine tour but we have some people on Trip Advisor that are unsatisfied or displeased. While I can... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I arranged a wine tour in the Hunter Valley for myself and 10 friends. Overall the experience was amazing and informative. I, and the other attendees, learnt more about wine in one day than we had learnt in many years of consuming wine. I would recommend Richard's tour to anyone who is interested in a uniqe wine experience where you... More 

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