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An urban winery

Sydney is the perfect base to visit some of Australia's great wine regions. Book your wine tour experiences and excursions to the easily accessible Hunter Valley and Southern Highlands with our hand-selected operators guaranteeing you the perfect day trip.

Sydney is not a wine-growing region, but there is an excellent opportunity to see a winery at work. The Urban Winery is the brainchild of Alex Retief who sources his grapes from a variety of different New South Wales wine regions and produces some excellent wines that are well worth a look. This is a perfect opportunity to discover many of the states top wine regions without having to leave the city.

Wine Tour and Tasting
AU$85
Personalised NSW labelled A. Retief Wines After being greeted in the winery, your group is taken on a tour through the facility to experience the art of the wine making process. Arriving at the tasting table, there is a six-glass wine-flight set up for each person, where we walk everyone through six wines from three different wine regions of NSW. Generally, these are two whites, a rose and three reds. The wine flight covers ‘how to taste wine’ as well as a booklet for each individual to take home covering the wine regions of NSW and tasting notes from the wines tried. Shared platters of our NSW charcuterie/cheese boards to share down the table 
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Wine Blending Session
AU$150
2-hour session, six wines Personalised NSW labelled A. Retief Wines These sessions are one of the more entertaining and informative classes. The class starts with everyone being separated into groups of four, sitting down with the winemaker and being taken through six single variety  red wines; exploring the aroma, structure and  palate-feel of each. Each group is then given measuring cylinders  and half an hour to come up with their favourite  blend, for example, mixing 50% shiraz, 30% merlot,  10% petit verdot and 10% tempranillo. These ‘favourite blends’ are then collated and poured to the groups,  so they can be blind-tasted and judged by everyone  involved – with an ultimate winner appointed on the day.   Shared platters of our NSW charcuterie / cheese boards to share down the table throughout your session.
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Hunter Valley Ultimate Food & Wine Trail - Private Day Tour
AU$440
Our Hunter Valley Private Day Tour will take you to Australia's most famous wine growing region. Enjoy some of the best food and wine Australia has to offer! Just over two hours drive from Sydney you will experience beautiful scenery, historic villages, gourmet food and taste world class wines. The area is abundant with natural beauty and wildlife. It's not just wine that is produced in this region there are also many boutique, organic farms and artisan makers of fine produce. Your knowledgeable private tour guide will take you to some of the smaller boutique growers and producers where the larger tours do not go. There will be plenty of time to sit back, relax and sample the food and wine. This tour should be on every 'foodies' must do list!
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Private Boutique Hunter Valley Winery Tour Full Day 2 people includes Two Course Delicious Lunch
AU$560
TOUR YOUR WAY Let us introduce, or re-introduce you, to the oldest and best vineyards in Australia. Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicles. Our guides are Hunter Valley locals who love what they do and vitally committed to you having an amazing day! Minimum 2 guests to a maximum 14 guests (7 guests per van) We pick you up at 10.00am from where ever you are staying in the Hunter Valley Drop off at 5.00 pm Four wine tastings at boutique cellar doors Delicious chocolate and olive or cheese tasting Delectable two-course gourmet lunch at a premier restaurant in the vineyards. Your dietary requirements can be catered for Pickup and drop off at your accommodation in the Hunter. Newcastle and Sydney pickup available - see extras.
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Private Boutique Hunter Valley Winery Tour Full Day 3 people includes Two Course Delicious Lunch
AU$690
TOUR YOUR WAY Let us introduce, or re-introduce you, to the oldest and best vineyards in Australia. Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicles. Our guides are Hunter Valley locals who love what they do and vitally committed to you having an amazing day! Minimum 2 guests to a maximum 14 guests (7 guests per van) We pick you up at 10.00am from where ever you are staying in the Hunter Valley Drop off at 5.00 pm Four wine tastings at boutique cellar doors Delicious chocolate and olive or cheese tasting Delectable two-course gourmet lunch at a premier restaurant in the vineyards. Your dietary requirements can be catered for Pickup and drop off at your accommodation in the Hunter. Newcastle and Sydney pickup available - see extras.
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Private Boutique Hunter Valley Winery Tour Full Day 4-7 people includes Two Course Delicious Lunch
AU$780
TOUR YOUR WAY Let us introduce, or re-introduce you, to the oldest and best vineyards in Australia. Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicles. Our guides are Hunter Valley locals who love what they do and vitally committed to you having an amazing day! Minimum 2 guests to a maximum 14 guests (7 guests per van) We pick you up at 10.00am from where ever you are staying in the Hunter Valley Drop off at 5.00 pm Four wine tastings at boutique cellar doors Delicious chocolate and olive or cheese tasting Delectable two-course gourmet lunch at a premier restaurant in the vineyards. Your dietary requirements can be catered for Pickup and drop off at your accommodation in the Hunter. Newcastle and Sydney pickup available - see extras.
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Hunter Valley Private Full Day Tour
AU$215
Hunter Valley Private Tour From Sydney Begin your tour with pick up at your Sydney hotel, AirBnB, cruise ship terminal, airport or anywhere that suits you. Your fully private Hunter Valley tour will be just you and your local driver/guide, travelling north out of the city and over the harbour as you escape the hustle of Sydney for the relaxed beautiful surrounds of the Hunter Valley. Regarded as the oldest and most famous wine region in Australia, the Hunter has over 150 wineries and produces some of the countries finest wines.
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