We were two couples basically looking for a private car round the Hunter vineyards for a Saturday in late February - plus a bit of help and advice. We were pretty disorganised and had not booked anything until 3 days before we were due to go. We were extremely lucky that Glen at Country Trails was free due to a last minute cancellation.
Glen sent a really helpful email of suggestions based on our initial discussion when we booked and had offered to arrange the itinerary for us, but we wanted to try to plan the day a bit ourselves. We had 3 more separate calls on the Friday morning to help us to decide where to go and we finally gave Glen our preferences on Friday at about 3pm.
When Glen picked us up on Saturday morning from our accommodation front door, everything was booked and we had a full itinerary. We immediately threw a spanner in the works as we wanted bacon sandwiches and coffees as soon as we set off but Glen knew exactly where to go en-route to the first vineyard and called our order ahead so it was ready to collect and we wasted no time.
It rained - Glen had umbrellas. We faffed around a bit at one of the morning tastings - Glen called ahead and altered the timings of the later tastings.
During the day, we all also agreed that the Country Trails Mercedes min-van was better than a sedan car as we weren't three across on a back seat and had a lot more space to spread ourselves and our paraphernalia out.
We had a wonderful day and there is no doubt the biggest influencing factor in this was Glen's knowledge, flexibility and experience. It was extremely good value and we would recommend Glen and Country Trails to everyone.
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