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Welcome To Our Blog

After more than 10 years of taking groups on Hunter Valley wine tours, I thought it might be nice to share a more personal perspective on my experiences. I have learnt a lot and met 1000’s of people from all over the world. It’s really been an amazing decade and I hope it continues for another. I write about not only our Hunter Valley Wine Tours but also various other destinations and experiences. Please feel free to let me know what you think!

  • Mulled Wine

Christmas Mulled Wine

Well it tis the season! Oh Christmas, how we love you! There is so much about Christmas I love, with too many to list in one blog. Ok, I’ll sneak one in here… the smell of a real Christmas Tree (I’m sitting a couple of metres away from one now)! But if there is one wine related Christmas tradition, at least for us, then it’s Christmas mulled wine! Everything from making it, smelling it, drinking it and sharing it!

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  • Southern Highlands Tour

Southern Highlands Tour

Yesterday we did our first The Southern Highlands Tour, just south of Sydney and it was wonderful! It was an itinerary that was a little experimental but it worked, with a lovely combination of spectacular views, a cultural infusion, and of course, wine country (which we always love).

 

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  • Activities For Kids

Hunter Valley Activities For Kids

It’s been long established as a destination for adults rich in wine traditions and exotic gourmet foods. But is it a place specifically for the grown ups to indulge their taste buds?  Are there activities for kids? Yes, there’s quite a lot to do in The Hunter Valley that kids, big & small, can really enjoy so let’s go through a few.

 

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  • Tasting Fee

Hunter Valley Tasting Fees

A tasting fee has been a widely discussed and often controversial topic for many years in the Hunter Valley. There are a few places around the world where tasting fees are common (the US for one) however traditionally in The Hunter Valley as well as many historical wine regions around the world such as Europe,  a tasting fees are not common. Now however, especially due to number restrictions due to Covid-19, Hunter Valley Wine Tours usually include a tasting fee.

 

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  • Covid in The Hunter Valley
  • Covid in The Hunter Valley
  • Covid in The Hunter Valley

Covid 19 changes in The Hunter Valley

As devastating Covid 19 has been to many industries, if you look at a lot of what has happened without the emotion, personal setbacks and economic factors, it can be quite interesting to see how different industries have responded. Here is a look at Covid in The Hunter Valley.

 

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  • How to sell wine
  • How to sell wine
  • How to sell wine

How to sell wine at a cellar door

How to sell wine? After working in The Hunter Valley for more than10 years, I’ve now watched 100’s of wine tasting presentations and so it may come as no surprise to hear that some are better than others. There are absolutely brilliant wine presenters and beautiful cellar doors in the Hunter Valley and from a tour guides perspective, it’s a pleasure taking groups to see them knowing they will be looked after.

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Social Day Out

Which Hunter Valley Wine Tour?

Which Hunter Valley Wine Tour?

 

What makes a great Hunter Valley wine tour? There are many to choose from and it can be a little confusing knowing which to choose. Prices vary and so do the itineraries. Well, here is our guide.

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