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Wine Country Tours

Address: 42 Thorn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9484 0477
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Ranked #22 of 464 Activities in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Your host is Richard Everett, the only Oenologist (or winemaker) conducting a small group or...
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I and my wife was on this tour in late October and both had a wonderful time! In most of the reviews you will find Richard a very helpful person - and that is exactly the way he treated us from the time of booking to the drop-off. In the tour, he spent most of the time teaching us methods... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I thought I knew a lot about wine, but Richard opened my eyes to all of the elements that make up a vintage's flavor profile. His long years in the industry mean that he knows everyone (and almost everything) about wine, and not just Australian wine. We got subtle VIP treatment everywhere we went. A highlight was the tasting at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Had a wonderful time on this tour. Interested in learning more about wine, this tour is for you. Richard was helpful from time of booking and picked us on time at the hotel. This tour is for people who want to learn more about the wine they are tasting not just see a number of vineyards and a quick tasting.... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We started our wine trip for 19 days from Adelaide to Sydney to celebrate my birthday this time, we visited barrosa, maclaren, coonawara and finally last stop at hunter valley. We saw a lot of comments about Richard professional on wine and we decide this must be a good choice for wine lover. We found it is absolutely true, he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you are into wine and learning about it, this is the tour. Richard is a wine expert and explained so much along the way. This is all about the wine - no chocolate or cheese stops. There is a fabulous meal for lunch, high end not a fast food stop like some of the others. Just a wonderful day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

In a nutshell, at the end of the tour we were very excited and determined to recommend it to our friends. Really, during all the day we felt honoured by very personal and casual atmosphere created by Richard. His tour is not a mass product but a premium quality service. It is friendly and relaxing, and at the same time... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Richard was a fantastic host and an absolute wealth of knowledge when it came to wines and the history of winemaking in the Hunter region and surrounds. The whole team enjoyed themselves and we'd recommend this wine tour to anybody, from the totally unexperienceed to the self-professed lovers of wine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

As a California resident visiting Sydney, I went on Richard's small group wine tour of the Hunter Valley on December 6th. I have done numerous wine tours over the years in many New and Old World countries, but I find's this tour to be one of the best. This tour is exceptional since it is being led by Richard, one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

I went on this tour to learn about wines. Not only did I taste beautiful Australian wines but I also learnt so much about the different factors in making the wines. The whole experience is one I have shared with many people and I would strongly recommend it to anyone. Richard is very knowledgeable and a genuinely lovely guy. Fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had a lovely day in the Hunter Valley with Richard. We met him at a very good cafe that he had recommended for the breakfast that we needed. We then went to Tyrells, stopping first for coffee/tea and some cake at a lovely hotel. At Tyrrells we had our own personal tour of the vineyards and the buildings. Whilst... More 

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