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Wine Country Tours

42 Thorn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
61 2 9484 0477
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Ranked #16 of 304 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to have Richard to ourselves. Richard is a wealth of knowledge on wines. Give us great insight into wines. The tour was amazing. Richard is also very well travelled and has a lot of world knowledge which made for great conversation. Thanks for an amazing day Richard!

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We joined this tour in early May. We first enjoyed the morning tea at Pepper and started our educational tour on wine making and wine tasting. We were taken to two vineyards and tasted more than 10 different types of wine. Richard guided us to taste in an order that you can actually see the difference between different wine and... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Richard Everett knows his wines from the soil to the palate and then some. But there's more: he knows where to dine to enjoy the wine and the food together! The Hunter Valley is blest with a deep history of the origins of the wine industry in Australia and some of the best restaurants in New South Wales. Richard was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I did a lot of research around the Hunter Valley and decided that the tour offered by Richard would work for our needs and would give us an idea of the Hunter, the wines and probably also increase our knowledge about wine. We have done tours around other wine regions and always find that we learn new things, find new... More

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WestAustralia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Three of us spent the day with Richard. It was great to get out of the city, the views were good and the minibus was very comfy ( much nicer than the crowded one that also pulled up at our hotel.) We went to Tyrells and Hungerfords, and even tho we are regular red wine drinkers, we learnt heaps AND... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Richard has been a friendly chap who is evidently a serious fan of all things wine. I learnt plenty about wine appreciation from him. My family and I visited two vineyards for the tour on Sunday 22 June 2014. I had the opportunity to visit the Tyrrells Estate wine cellar and its wine-making facility, and also tasted Hungerford Hill wines.... More

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It was called a Wine Tour, but that's not accurate. This was a day of relearning how and WHY we drink the delicious, fermented grape. We paid this guy handsomely, and he delivered. "Wine Country Tours" sole proprietor and guide, Richard Everett, is also an oenologist. That's a fancy word for "wine maker." But what Richard does best is profess... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My three adult children and I did a wine tasting in the Hunter Valley with Richard. Over the years I have done many of these things in different parts of the world including the Hunter Valley. This was by far the best wine tasting experience I have ever had. We had a great day and learned a lot. I strongly... More

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rooksbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A very enjoyable day from the start. Richard ensures his guests feel relaxed in each other's company from the off. This is a personal guided tour - very informative but tailored to suit the groups understanding and desires for the day. Bespoke pick ups from Sydney or locally from the Hunter Valley as was our case. No sales pressure and... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Quite simply, this was the best wine tour/tasting that we have ever experienced. The trip from Sydney to the Hunter Valley was comfortable for the six guests in the mini-van (three disparate couples). Richard was prompt on the pick-up from our accommodation and made sure that full introductions were made, so conversation was easy. After a pleasant stop for morning... More

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