Please Note: Private tastings have limited time spaces, the earlier you book your tour or advise us to, the more chance you have of going where you wish.Both Peterson's House & Audrey Wilkinson require you to book & pay for tastings through their websites below:
Hunter Valley Private Wine Tours
At Pokolbin Hire Cars we have a close association with many of the Hunter's finest Wineries, and our packages include:
- Luxury private transportation
- Winery visits & sample tastings
- Distillery visit & tasting
- Cheese tasting
- Knowledgeable chauffeur
- A friendly and fun day
6 Hour Tour Example
10.05am: Macquariedale Wines
Macquairedale is home to outstanding Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Semillon, Chardonnay, and Verdelho. We also have a small plot of Pinot Noir, which is just coming into maturity. Following our natural winemaking passion, our small sustainable winery specialises in converting small parcels of grapes into the most delicious natural wines available in Australia.
By minimising the high levels of sulphur found in most wines, using wild yeast where possible and eliminating fining agents has lead to wines, which are more reflective of our local terroir.
11.05am: Gundog Estate - Max 8 people
12.05pm: Hunter Distillery
The Hunter Valley offers a number of beautiful and delicious lunch options. We allocate around 90 minutes for lunch which is at your leisure (and expense), which works in well with the local bistros.
Casual Lunch Dining Options:
- Matilda Bay Brewery at the Hunter Valley Resort Mains from $17
- Harrigan's Irish Pub Mains from $18
- The Potters Hotel Meals from $17
Premium Lunch Dining Options:
Wandin Valley - $40 per person Share plate Menu
N.B You may wish to allocate a little longer to fully enjoy these restaurants & both can incorporate wine tasting/matching.
At the other end of the scale but still delicious, Hunter Valley Gardens Village has several eateries offering quick meals meaning 1 hour would cover not only lunch but a browse through the boutique shops, also leaving extra time for another winery or perhaps an olive tasting. You can even pack a picnic basket & enjoy the beautiful grounds
2.00pm: Vinden Estate
3.00pm: The Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop
The Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop has the most impressive selection of delicatessen products in the Hunter, offering the finest produce from Australia and overseas. The Cheese Shop caters to all styles of cheeses including Roquefort from France, Gruyere from Switzerland, Gouda from Holland and Red Leicester from England. They are also home to the famous Hunter Valley Gelato Company, featuring traditional Italian Gelato made with imported Italian ingredients and made using 200-year-old recipes. http://smellycheese.net.au/
The Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop along with Meerea Park Wines and Tempus Two are conducting Premium Wine and Cheese Pairing plus Charcuterie.
There are 6 local cheeses, 1 charcuterie, 3 Meerea Park Wines and 4 Tempus Two wines. The wines are a mixture of sparkling, white, red and sweet to satisfy all palates.
Meerea Park Wines has a Halliday 5 Star Winery rating.
The tasting takes between 45 and 60 minutes.
Bookings are essential via calling 02 4998 6713 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookings for 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm All bookings are $25 per person.
3.30pm: Sobel's Winery
4.00pm: Tour concludes
** Tasting Fees are paid directly to Cellar Door
*For larger groups we can put together a specific tour but most groups over 15 do incur a tasting fee (usually around $5 which is refunded with any wine purchase).
Transport Options and Pricing
|Transport Option||Maximum Guests||3 Hour Tour||4 Hour Tour||5 Hour Tour||6 Hour Tour||7 Hour Tour||8 Hour Tour|
|Stretch Limousine 2 passengers||2||$480||$600||$720||$840||$960||$1080|
|Stretch Limousine 3 to 9 passengers||9||$520||$655||$790||$925||$1060||$1195|
|11 seat Bus||11||$375||$465||$555||$645||$735||$825|
|13 seat Bus||13||$395||$485||$575||$665||$755||$845|
|20 seat Bus||20||$475||$585||$695||$805||$915||$1025|
|24 seat Bus||24||$495||$615||$735||$855||$975||$1095|
|28 seat Bus||28||$500||$630||$760||$890||$1020||$1150|
## Tasting Fees paid directly to Cellar door on day or through website beforehand.