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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Had a very good day with Richard. He has a wealth of knowledge of the area and wine. As I come from California he took time in his presentations to point out how things were different in Australia than in my "home" Napa Valley. Highly recommend this activity.

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Toronto, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This was a really great day and Richard was a fantastic host. His experience in the industry and knowledge of the area meant that as well as enjoying some cracking wines we learnt a heck of a lot as well. He was very patient with us as a family group with an infant and a five year old, but still... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We spent the day with Richard in September and had a great learning experience. We really liked the fact that his is a small group tour. His knowledge is impressive and yet you didn't feel uncomfortable asking a 'dumb' question. We loved his sense of humor and the fact that he was so passionate about wine and the business associated... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Bought as a wedding present this gift was one of the highlights of our honeymoon!! Richard picked up us from our hotel in Sydney, then along with another couple drove us through some stunning scenery to our destination of the tremendously hot and sunny Hunter valley! This intimate tour day started with tea and nibbles and a chat giving us... More

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Sydney, Aus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Spent a whole day with Richard understanding facts about wine and ways to taste and understand the flavours. Has brought my appreciation to a whole new level. I'm a Sydney local that has never been to Hunter Valley so touring with Richard has definitely made me want to return. And to top it off, he was more than accommodating when... More

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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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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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