Hunter Valley Wine Tasing Tours from Sydney

Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours

Winery Bus Tours from Sydney

Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours
With our experienced drivers guiding you through the vineyards,
the hardest decision you’ll have to make is which winery you want to visit.

Travel Time

Travel time to the Hunter Valley region is 2hrs 45mins. With a compulsory (minimum) 15 minutes break at the freeway rest stop at Wyong taking about 90 minutes from Sydney CBD then another hour after the break into the vineyards.

Choosing your Wineries

When choosing your wineries for the tour please keep in mind vehicle accessibility. Big name wineries will have adequate bus parking and coach access. Smaller wineries may have no access for coaches or no turning room for a coach.

Winery Opening Hours

Most wineries opening hours are 10am – 5pm.
Hunter Valley Wineries open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day with some closing for Good Friday.

Our Touring Buses

All our coaches & minibus are CBUS (Charter Bus) registered & NSW Government Accredited (Acc: 35281) for Bus Lane usage
Wine Tasting

Hunter Valley

  • Wineries
  • Matilda Bay Brewhouse
  • Hunter Valley Gardens
  • Chocolate House
  • Smelly Cheese Shop
  • Additional Costs *
  • Tastings: $4 - $5 p/p *
  • Entry Fees (if applicable) *
  • Lunch *

Full Day

A standard full day is 10hrs. With 5.5hrs is travel time to and from Sydney leaves 4.5hrs for wine tastings. Groups can take 45 minutes per winery and allowing travel time between wineries and an hour for lunch makes 4 winery visits a standard day.

Winery Bookings

Most wineries require bookings.
Groups are required to make bookings at wineries at $4 - $5 p/p and must be pre-booked (some wineries free tastings).
Winery bookings are essential.

Seasonal Temperatures

Summer 27°C
Autumn 23°C
Winter 19°C
Spring 23°C

Safety & Comfort

All our coaches & minibus are seat belt equipped and have air-conditioning for your comfort and safety

Our Suggestion for Wineries

A varied selection and accessibility for minibuses and coaches
McGuigan Wines

McGuigan Wines

Red, Cabernet Merlot, Merlot, Rosé, Chardonnay, Sparkling Shiraz, Semillon
Cheese tasting
Cellar Door
Sit Down Wine Tasting (private area if booked)
Picnic Tables
Coach & Minibus accessible ✅
Small Winemakers Centre

Small Winemakers Centre

Semillon, Shiraz, Sangiovese, Viognier, Barbera, Tempranillo, Sparkling & Port wines
Australian Regional Food Store & Café (specialty cheeses, patés, meats, and breads)
Minibus accessible
Peterson House

Peterson House

Sparkling Wines, Pink Sparkling Wines
Oyster Bar
Restaurant
Chocolate House
Group tastings for 8 or more $5p/p and include a Bubble expert, cheese & biscuits.
Minibus & Coach accessible ✅
Tyrell’s Wines

Tyrell’s Wines

Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sparkling Wines, Fortified Wines, Merlot
Winery Tours
Picnic Tables
Fantastic Views
Award Winning Wines
Coach & Minibus accessible ✅
Matilda Bay Brewhouse

Matilda Bay Brewhouse

Formally Bluetongue Brewery
Beer (Beer Tasting Paddle with accompanying notes for each of the 12 brews)
Lunch
Minibus & Coach accessible ✅
Bimbadgen Winery

Bimbadgen Winery

3 Varieties (Semillon, Chardonnay & Shiraz)
Cellar Door
Winery Restaurant
Outdoor Café
Vineyard Picnics
Magnificent Views
Minibus & Coach Access ✅
Tempus Two

Tempus Two

Merlot, Chardonnay, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Sparkling Wine
Japanese Restaurant (Tepanyaki)
Award Winning Wines
Cellar Door
Cheese Shop
Coach & Minibus accessible ✅
Brokenwood Wines

Brokenwood Wines

Established 1970
Cellar Door
Semillon, Chardonnay & Shiraz
Taste straight from the barrel
Minibus & Coach Access ✅
Lakes Folly

Lakes Folly

2 Fine Wines
Red Cabernet blend & White Chardonnay
Winery Tour
Personal experience
Good for small groups
Minibus accessibility only

Hunter Valley Wine Tasing Tours from Sydney

Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is the oldest wine growing region in Australia with over 100 wineries to choose from and hidden amongst the vineyards is the unique Matilda Bay Brewhouse (formally Bluetongue Brewery).
Wineries ranging from internationally acclaimed to boutique wines to family run operations producing such classics as the Hunter Semillon and the ripe Hunter Shiraz. You are certain to find a wine that suits your taste and budget. Sparkling wine is also available.
Visit the beautiful Hunter Valley Gardens; Spanning over 60 acres with 10 stunning feature gardens, waterfalls and over 8 kms of walking paths.
Please read our Hunter Valley FAQ’s
It was the early 1820’s that wine grapes were first introduced to the valley and by 1823 over 21 acres of vineyards had already been planted on the northern banks of the river between Maitland and Singleton.
No record exists of who planted the first vines.
The Hunter Valley region stretches from the Goulburn River and Wollemi National Park to the south right up to Barrington Tops National Park to the north.
The majority of the vineyards can be found in the Lower Hunter, although the Upper Hunter also has its own attractive quality with its vast horse breeding and racing as well as several vineyards.

Hunter Valley History:

The Hunter Valley was originally inhabited by the Aboriginal, Darkinjung peoples for thousands of years.
The first sighting of the Hunter River by a European was in 1797, when Lieutenant John Shortland – a British naval officer chanced on it while searching for escaped convicts from Sydney Cove in a stolen cutter.
Shortland failed to track down the escapees and speculated that a gap in the breaking seas marked an out flowing current and he sailed over the bar and westward upstream through the mangrove-lined waterway to emerge amid the lush forest-clad plains of the lower valley.
In his report to Governor King, Shortland noted extensive growths of mature cedar trees which was at that time in great demand for use as masts and spars on sailing vessels.
The valley supported good grasslands and numerous coal outcrops.
Originally named Hunter’s River (after Governor John Hunter), the waterway was for many years known as Coal River before assuming its contemporary name – Hunter River.
It was the early 1820’s that wine grapes were first introduced to the valley and by 1823 over 21 acres of vineyards had already been planted on the northern banks of the river and what is now the Dalwood /Gresford area between Maitland and Singleton.
No record exists of who planted the first vines.
The Hunter Valley stretches from the Goulburn River and Wollemi National Park to the south right up to Barrington Tops National Park to the north.
The majority of the vineyards can be found in the Lower Hunter, although the Upper Hunter also has its own attractive quality with its vast horse breeding and racing as well as several vineyards.
Additional Services
> Itinerary Planning
> Winery Bookings

Sydney Charter Bus

All our coaches & minibus are CBUS (Charter Bus) registered & NSW Government Accredited (Acc: 35281) for Bus Lane usage and Bus Only entry and exits.

Additional Services
> Itinerary Planning
> Winery Bookings