Here at Sydney Executive Coach Charter we have been conducting minibus wine tours of the Hunter Valley for many years. It is an ideal way for a small group to get around the Hunter Valley as nobody has to drive and everybody can sample the great wines on offer.
The Hunter Valley is only a three and a half hours drive from Sydney and makes an excellent day trip to get away from the crowded streets of Sydney. If you are considering taking a group of family and friends then contact us today to arrange your transport.
Here are some of the best wineries that you could include on your minibus wine tour of the Hunter Valley.
Audrey Wilkinson Winery
The Audrey Wilkinson Winery is one of the most picturesque wineries in the Hunter Valley. But this winery is not just all glamour, the wines are pretty good too. The country-house cellar door has a glorious backdrop of the Brokenback Mountain Range perfect for sipping some glorious chardonnay and semillon.
Bimbadgen means place of good view, and it certainly lives up to its billing. This winery is perfect for group visits and holds many outdoor events including concerts. The winery is surrounded by fig trees that are over a century old.
The cellar door is highly popular, and the tasting rooms are large and full of atmosphere. Most people enjoy a variety of estate wines that include shiraz, chardonnay, verdelho and a shiraz viognier blend. If you wish to sample some great local food then the Esca restaurant is a must.
Harkham Wines is one of the best producers of natural wines in the Hunter Valley, and it also happens to be one of the closest wineries to Sydney. This great winery also offers accommodation so if you want to extend your stay then there is no problem.
As well as the excellent wines the estate produces meade and also a quite remarkable chocolate liqueur.
If you are in search of good chardonnay then make sure your winery itinerary includes Brokenwood Wines. They have been producing first-class chardonnay since 1975 as well as their legendary Cricket Pitch red.
The stand-out wines at Brokenwood are their award-winning chardonnays that have excellent fruit and the ultimate balance of acidity.
One of the finest boutique wineries in the Hunter Valley has to be Gartelmann Wines. Located in Lovedale it produces highly regarded semillon and shiraz. Not to be ignored are the merlot and chardonnay as well.
Although the cellar door is rather tiny, actually it resembles more of a country house, it serves the estate wines along with other gourmet products from around the region. You can choose between the cellar door and the covered deck to enjoy your tasting. If you feel peckish then there is also a great value for money cafe that opens for breakfast and lunch.
These are just some of the great wineries that you can enjoy on your minibus tour of the Hunter Valley from Sydney. There are many other wineries if you would like to extend your trip.