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“Fantastic day out and great customer service”

Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Mount View
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Having looked on the internet for a day trip to the Hunter Valley we decided to go with Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours as they seemed to give a personal service and catered for individual needs. We were a party of 8, with ages ranging from 20 to 70+. Brian from Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours collected us from our hotel in Brighton Le Sands promptly as promised and we headed off to the Hunter Valley, he was very informative on the way to the region. Once there we were taken to 5 different cellars, each one offering something a little different to the others. Brian had arranged for the first cellar to provide an overall guide to wine tasting as well as an informative talk on the wines produced by their cellar & then the owners of the other cellars gave a talk on their own wines. At each cellar we tasted between 6 and 8 wines including red, white, rose, sparking and pudding wines. Boutique Tours had arranged for us to lunch at the Lindeman’s Restaurant and the lunch provided was exceptional with plenty for everyone. We were also taken for tasting to an olive produce shop, a chocolate shop & the smelly cheese shop. Brian was also very informative all throughout the day on his knowledge of wines and the region. At our last cellar we were lucky enough to see wild Kangaroos. At the end of the day Brian drove us back to our hotel in Brighton Le Sands. At no time during the day did we feel rushed and Brian definitely gave that personal touch that we hoped we would receive. We would like to thank Brian for such a great day out and for such an informative introduction to wine tasting, Eric really enjoyed the red wines, and the white wines, oh and the sparkling wines, he also enjoyed the rose wines and the pudding wines, I think they were all his favourite.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

All in all you will enjoy this visit very much. First of all we visited a number of wineries of different alloy which was nice. Negative piont is that many wineries just serve you wines (up to 8 different ones) but then do not go into much detail on what the differences are in for example grapes, vintage etc (so a bit commercial), also the reason for calling it Disney Land as there are soooo many wineries (also ones that do not even grow grapes in the Hunter Valley..). Driver was very nice and helpfull, perhaps include a wine expert on the other seat in the van who then can help the people to talk through the wines.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Tourist Information centre recommended Brian & Delia Metcalfe for our guides . Brian's personality and friendliness was a breath of fresh air. His knowledge regarding the Hunter Valley region and Wine in general had our group on board the bus captivated. Brian went that extra step to see I was looked after given I had a dietary issue. Many thanks Brian from myself and my wife on a great day out with you. Michael and Helen.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

We took the tour on a monday and were very pleased : we were only 4 in the morning and 6 in the afternoon which was really nice as it was easy to bound with others.
The lunch was fresh and delicious.
We went to 5 wineries and none of them were stingy - neither in wines or advices !

I would recommend to my friends going to the Hunter !

Thank Helene-BZH-OZ
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

A very big thankyou, thankyou, thankyou to Brain for an amazing day. You are truly a wonderful host and did what you could to make my mother comfortable on her very first wine tour. She absolutely enjoyed herself as well as we did too. I highly recommended your services to all I know and I will definitely use your services again. Love the boutique wineries we attended and lunch at Lindemans Estate was superb and enjoyed by all. Thankyou once again Brain. Hope to see you soon.
Helen, Marie & Katia

Thank Helen S
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