I've done the Hunter several times; lots of cellar doors and many tours; but this is by far the best.
We chose the half day tour and were picked up by BJ from the front door of our hotel bang on time - he was super hospitable right from the start and had a great knack of learning everyone's names and mini stories (where they were from, how long they're in the Hunter for, what they do for work, etc) and then connecting the passengers together in common interests. This was way above and beyond what was expected and it was only the start.
He drove us to some fantastic cellar doors, providing THE most interesting commentary about the area - and throwing in some real personal stories (without a hint of arrogance) that gave us great insight into the industry that you wouldn't gain on just a regular "business focused" tour. We all laughed the entire way along.
The cheese and wine pairing at the Two Fat Blokes HQ was a definite highlight and every single one of the 9 cheeses were out of this world (and I'm a total foodie and addicted to good cheeses).
BJ added even more value by showing us some astonishing lookouts (for jaw dropping photos) and gorgeous old houses and hotel grounds that you wouldn't normally see (I've now pinpointed 2 more spots to stay next time thanks to BJ's tips).
This tour is simply fantastic and I cannot wait to book the full day tour next time I'm there and will totally be asking for BJ as a driver again!
Thank you Two Fat Blokes!!