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Address: 42 Thorn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9484 0477

Your host is Richard Everett, the only Oenologist (or winemaker) conducting...

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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Amazing discovery even for non-drinker

I signed up this tour for my friend's birthday as he's a wine lover, although I don't drink. Thought I would just be an observer but I in the end participated in the two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Regina C
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I signed up this tour for my friend's birthday as he's a wine lover, although I don't drink. Thought I would just be an observer but I in the end participated in the two wine-tasting sessions and stayed sober! Richard is a brilliant storyteller, his knowledge on wine, culture and lifestyle made the tour very special and enjoyable. His excellent... More 

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Thorpe Salvin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve been going on wine tours for over 20 years and had some amazing experiences but this had to be the best ever from every aspect. Our Hunter Valley Wine Country tour was top quality from the word go. Everything was perfect for us. We were picked up on the dot from our hotel in Sydney and taken to the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over the past few years I have been privileged to do wine tours in several famous wine regions around the world. Most of these have been very good at least. The tour with Richard took my wine tour experience to an entirely different level. It was a first-rate master class in understanding and appreciating wines. Here are some important things... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Richard really knows his wines! The way in which we went through each "bracket" comparing three of each type of wine really helped my friend and I to better understand the nuances and characteristics of each varietal, as opposed to other wine tours where you down a quick taste of a white a rose and a red or two. He... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a local to the Hunter Valley (I grew up in the region), and having been on a number of wine tours in the area, I would have to say this was the most disappointing of all. My intention of the day was to bring an overseas friend in hope that she would get to enjoy everything that the Hunter... More 

2 Thank mrspaigeidstein
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My parents and I found this to be one of the best wine tours we've ever experienced. We have traveled to numerous international wine-producing regions, and this was hands down the most thought provoking and well-planned outing. All of the stops were excellent and service fantastic. The wines Richard introduced us to were mostly top caliber, and the knowledge he... More 

Thank saaldanas
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thank you Richard for an amazing time around Hunter Valley! I took my family and friends visiting from overseas for a day trip, and Richard was very warm and patient taking us around to check out the vineyards and the wine-making facilities at Tyrrell Wines. There was a lot of information to digest, but by the end of it all... More 

Thank Erin S
Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Myself and my partner thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Whilst there is a lot of information to take in, I was happy to at least digest a lot of information which I had not previously known. the tour is extremely good value for money and I would recommend this to anyone.

Thank PaulSmiley
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Having done a few wine tours in the Hunter Valley, I went searching for something different this time round for a trip with the girls. So glad I discovered Richard and his tour. This was really about quality, not quantity. Discussing all of the variables when wine is bottled and consumed, I left with a better understanding of wine and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I decided to engage Richard's tour as I found that his write-up reflected his pride in his work and we were not disappointed. Richard was knowledgeable and took the wine tasting session very seriously. I have done other wine tasting tours and found Richard to be most detailed in his explanation of the different types of wine. My friend and... More 

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