We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wine Country Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 42 Thorn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9484 0477
Improve this listing

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 268 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 241
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1
Napa/Sonoma in Sydney

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Santa Monica, Ca

Similar Things to Do in Sydney

Add Photo Write a Review

268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Chorlton-cum-Hardy, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
77 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank TeamHF
Santa Monica, Ca
Level Contributor
90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank knitsforfood
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
106 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank shoreylj
Rothesay, Canada
Level Contributor
36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

2 Thank Gayle S
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

2 Thank Bas303
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

2 Thank Aimee K
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was by far the most enjoyable wine experience I have had I've done Margaret river and the barrossa really understanding what wine is all about and how to select to have wine that u can enjoy highly recommend Richard was the best host !

1 Thank Heather C
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to experience wine in a small setting Richard is the guy!. We had 6 couples, all his van would hold and really had a great time. I dragged my sister and brother-in-law along who think to spend $20 is a great wine. They felt like they learned something. Richard took the time to define color, clarity, nose... More 

1 Thank Phil L
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our best tours in Australia. Not a boozy fall about experience but a really informative trip about the world of wine...how the age of the vine, soil, altitude etc affect the final product. A tour of a vinyard followed by 2 guided tastings in a private room, with an excellent lunch stop in between. We have... More 

1 Thank 113mack2
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This your was great! Only 5 people in a confortable van. The stop at the guesthouse inthe morning was a real WOW! Amazing ice tea+pastries and kangaroos! Then Tyrrell winery was really nice: we had to taste 11 wines and Richard really took the time to inform us about each one. A lot of good shiraz there! Amazing lunch in... More 

2 Thank Anne-Marie V

Travelers who viewed Wine Country Tours also viewed


Been to Wine Country Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Wine Country Tours and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Wine Country Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?