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Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours

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Address: Pyne Way Mount View, Mount View, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 419419931
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We are The Small Group Specialist: full and half day wine tours that...

We are The Small Group Specialist: full and half day wine tours that include wine appreciation tutorial, winery walk, private tastings and carefully crafted itineraries to ensure you of an informative yet fun day out. Gourmet samplings, lunch included (full day), expert commentary, written itineraries with wine/food matches and more, ensure you get the most out of every glass. Private tours, devise your own itinerary, and, based on TripAdvisor reviews, "Excellent", we are your number 1 choice.Door to door pick-up/drop-off within Wine CountryWe hope to welcome you aboard soon.

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A friend invited us and we accepted

Wow were we glad we did. We went on a Friday and ended up the only three people on the bus with a GREAT guide called Rob. We were collected at 9.15am and in about 30 minutes were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Wow were we glad we did. We went on a Friday and ended up the only three people on the bus with a GREAT guide called Rob. We were collected at 9.15am and in about 30 minutes were in the Hunter Valley heading towards the first of 4 wineries we visited. That does not sound many right but we tasted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Great wine tours got to visit some really great wineries with staff who were happy to share their knowledge . Rob the tour guide knows his stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We did the full day 'Boutique wine and gourmet food tour'. The booking process was very easy - Pippa got in touch straight away to confirm where and what time we were meeting. On the day of the tour they rang ahead to the hotel to let us know they were coming a bit earlier but still gave plenty of... More 

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Pippa T, Owner at Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi ! Many thanks for your very positive words, it was a pleasure to have you aboard ! We are passionate about the Hunter and its wines and love to "show" it off. There are plenty more wineries so we would love to see you again ! Once again many thanks for your review ! Cheers and best wishes Pippa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic half day wine tour with Pippa and Helen. They took us to three fantastic vineyards with a little pit stop in between. They gave us an excellent and entertaining history of the area and the varying vineyards. At the end of the tour they even obliged us by taking us into town to order a quick... More 

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Pippa T, Owner at Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi there ! Many thanks for your kind and glowing words. We really appreciate it . It was a pleasure showing you our fabulous Hunter! We would love to have you aboard again ! Once again many thanks it is welcomed and appreciated. P.S Hope "Blinky" was OK ! Cheers Pippa More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The guide arrived to pick us up 45 minutes late. She was rude to us when we said we expected her earlier. In conversation later that day with our hotel receptionist we were told she'd been rude to her too. The guide did not apologise for her tardiness or her behaviour or her attitude. We visited three wineries during the... More 

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Pippa T, Owner at Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours, responded to this review

I am disappointed to discover that you did not enjoy your morning tour. I was under the impression we had a few laughs , a some fabulous wines. So sad discover this was not so. However; I have never been rude in over 10 years in hospitality. I was confused as to why you had to wait so long and... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

I had a wonderful day out with Boutique tours! Our guide and driver Jim was fantastic, he was filled with knowledge not only about the Hunter Valley but also Sydney itself. He took us to 3 wineries, The Smelly Cheese Shop and also the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company. The wineries we went to were great too, the staff were well... More 

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Pippa T, Owner at Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi there Many thanks for your kind words; However I would like to be more than honest as there seems to be some confusion; We are Hunter valley Boutique Wine tours which often get mixed up the Sydney company Boutique tours. We are a very small company and Jim works for the Sydney company ,as we are a local valley... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic day out incredible lunch at ridge view winery, would definitely recommend and go again if I get the chance...

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Pippa T, Owner at Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for taking the time to review it is much appreciated! I am very pleased that the inaugural "Northern tour " went well I really hope to repeat it ! I look forward to seeing you again Once again Many Thanks Pippa More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Pippa was wonderful. We went to five gorgeous boutique wineries, all unique and all enjoyable. Our first stop was Peacock Hill where Silvi gave us a lesson on tasting techniques - very informative. We asked on booking to see the back of a winery and were given a tour with Roger at Irongate. We had a beautiful antipasto lunch which... More 

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Pippa T, Owner at Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi there I would like to thank you for your review, I truly love the Hunter and enjoy exploring our fabulous Hunter and the wines! Many Thanks I look forward to seeing you again ! Cheers Pippa More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

This tour is so carefully planned, each of the wineries we visited were so different and unique. We ended up with such a great blend. We learned so much, great group of people and Pippa's passion is infectious. Our group was having so much fun we ended up a bit behind time but Pippa made sure we had a great... More 

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Pippa T, Owner at Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi there Many thanks for your kind words I am so glad you had a fabulous time, and learnt a little bit and had a few laughs on the way Many Thanks Pippa More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

This is the best tour we've been on in the Hunter Valley. Excellent service, great wineries and a nice sized group without feeling like you're part of a big tourist group. We chose to do a tour so that we would not worry about driving and it was well worth it, since the service and attention we received from being... More 

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