Discover great wines and uncover fantastic hidden gems. Vintage Connections is perfect for beginners and connoisseurs of fine wine.
Locally owned and operated we are an experienced, connected, ‘bespoke’ Hunter Valley private wine tour company.
Corona virus (COVID -19) Update for Vintage Connections operations as at 01/10/20.
We are grateful to our customers for their patience as the Hunter Valley opens up for tours and tastings.
We are extremely satisfied with our Covid 19 protocols and are successfully staying ahead of recommendations.
Our small group wine tours are well situated to provide the top level of care that we embrace in all of our operations.
Tourism in the Hunter Valley is currently busy. We recommend planing ahead, especially if you are planing to tour on a Saturday. Many venues are booking out months in advance.
Vintage Connections private Hunter Valley wine tours Covid 19 Preventative measures and compliance.
Border restrictions are respected.
Proof of identity with address information may be required.
All passengers must come from the same accommodation.
Passengers are to supply personal details of each traveler.
Passengers are not to have traveled interstate in the last 2 weeks.
Passengers must not have cold or flue symptoms.
Passengers are asked to wear masks in the vehicle.
A temperature of 37.5 or more will negate access to the tour.
At this time Saturdays are being charged at a minimum of four passengers, and full day tours are the only availability
We are currently only offering full day pricing options for 2 passenger tours, equivalent to a 3 passenger booking – $450
Vintage Connections will maintain our focus on small private tasting venues.
You will have no communal contact with hard surfaces (except for seat belts) with door controls in the drivers area.
Seat belts and buckles will be cleaned through out the day, and we will handle all wine purchases.
Driver only handles all purchases.
Hand sanitizer after each tasting experience.
Use of Covid 19 app is encouraged.
Vintage connections will stay across the latest updates through Hunter Valley Tourism.
With the future impossible to predict we are holding past and present tour deposits indefinitely for covid 19 related postponements.
Love Good Wine?? So do we! Wine, flavor, experience. We’ve got you.
Flexible, customized private luxury Hunter Valley wine tours.
Half day 4 hour private tours from $71.90pp (8 passengers)
Full day 7 hour private tours from $103.15pp (8 passengers)
At this time Saturdays are being charged at a minimum of three passengers, and full day tours are the only availability.
For two passengers this still leaves our private tour pricing as very competitive.
At Vintage Connections we know that your time is precious.
Please scroll down for basic pricing structure on all of our tour options.
A tour with Vintage Connections is like unpacking a gourmet picnic hamper.
We can talk with you and find out where you are at in your wine journey, and design a flexible tour that suits you. Alternatively, you can supply us with your itinerary. Flexible, custom wine tours.
What makes us special
It’s about Passion, people and connections.
Personal Hunter Valley Wine Tours. We tailor the tour to your tastes.
Private tour experiences at lesser known places.
Meet the farmers and wine makers that craft Hunter Valley wine.
Wine education – Flavor and the human response.
Discover fantastic wine and uncover hidden gems!
Your time is precious – Make the whole day count!
We have a specific emphasis on quality small group wine tours, and luxury private wine tours, with a dedicated focus on high end customer service.
Our passion for the Hunter Valley, for food and wine, and our attitude to customer service, will ensure that your Hunter Valley Private Wine Tour experience will be seamless and matched to your needs and desires.
Our goal is always to make customers for life!
– We LOVE what we do and we LOVE doing it the best way that we can.
Please take the time to look at all of our reviews – see what our customers are saying!
We also offer a half price private transfers service to wine tour participants, to enable us to make your whole Hunter Valley experience seamless.
From when we pick you up to when you are ready to go home from your evening out after the tour, we can take care of all your needs.
You will also have access to a “story book” of your experience, free of charge.
Drawing on many years of experience and local connections, we are able to provide you with a custom private wine tour, to help make your time in the Hunter Valley a perfect match for you and your group.
We offer flexible small group wine tours.
You will enjoy insider privilege and a wine tasting experience that is matched to your taste.
Often the wineries that we visit specialise in high quality boutique wine and local Hunter Valley wines.
Vintage Connections specialise’s in Hunter Valley boutique wine tours.
Discover your, Terrior – If you think that this is a rhyme, then it is definitely time, to discover boutique wine, with Vintage Connections.
For the connoisseurs of fine wine, who know and love Hunter Valley Wine – we can take you to regionally specific Vertical Wine Tasting experiences, and to wines that will surprise and delight.
We sometimes hear the words “I love this wine but i hate this varital!”
If you are interested in a personalised private wine tour, Vintage Connections can offer you the best of the best wine tour available in the Hunter Valley.
Tours We Offer – Luxury, customized private Hunter Valley wine tours.
We offer half day private wine tours, full day private wine tours and a 2 day private tour and transfers package.
We also offer a gourmet food and wine tour, a chocolate and wine tour, a cheese and wine tour, an Eco tour, (organic wine tour) a romantic wine tour, and various custom wine tours.
Gourmet Wine Tour Experience
Our private wine tours have options to include a gourmet lunch, a gourmet picnic hamper, a wine matched meal, a Hunter Valley degustation menu, a gourmet cheese and wine experience, rare Gin and cheese experience, cocktails and cheese experience, grape stomping, vodka tasting, private wine tasting, cheese and charcuterie platters, or a gourmet chocolate and wine pairing experience.
Our Luxury Vehicles
Travel in style, comfort and safety in a modern luxury Mercedes Benz.
Eco friendly and carbon foot print sensitive, our vehicle of choice has the lowest emissions in its class.
Included in all our tours is an on board food grade refrigerator, a “Story Book” of your experience, quality chilled spring water, free travel to and from your accommodation in the local Pokolbin, Cessnock, Lovedale, Rothbury and Nulkabar areas, a local connected guide, and HALF PRICE after hours private transfers on the weekend of travel.
Vintage Connections Cares
We take care to minimize our packaging, and practice chemical sensitivity/Eco sensitivity in our business operations.
HALF DAY WINE TOURS
4 hours between 10:00am and 5:00pm
Basic cost $275 for two passengers
ie – 2 passengers $137.50pp, 4 passengers $93.75pp, 8 passengers $71.90pp
Hours variable – $ variable
Romantic Tour – Love in the vines
$375 recommended for 2 passengers
Two day tour
$ variable, max 8 passengers
Deposits paid for tours that are postponed due to the Corona virus will be held indefinitely
Less than 24 hours – 0% of full tour/transfer price
More than 24 hours and up to 7 days 25% of full tour/transfer price
More than 7 days and less than 14 days 50% of full tour/transfer price
More than 14 days full refund available
FULL DAY WINE TOURS
7 hours, 10am to 5pm
Tailor Made – The Ultimate in Flexibility
$375 for two passengers
+ $75pp max 8 passengers
ie – 2 passengers $187.50pp, 4 passengers $131.25pp, 8 passengers $103.15pp
Platters Full Day Private Tour – Includes top quality cheese/charcuterie platters at a top end winery
$405 for two passengers
+ $90pp max 8 passengers
ie: 2 passengers $202.50pp, 4 passengers $146.00pp, 8 passengers $118.00pp
Eco Tours – Organic wine tours Includes Organic meal – footprint and chemically sensitive – vegan friendly.
$425 for two passengers
+ $125pp max 8 passengers
ie: 2 passengers $212.50pp, 4 passengers $168.75pp, 8 passengers $146.90pp
You might be flying in to Sydney and wish to come to the Hunter via helicopter, or have booked a Romantic Tour that starts with a dawn balloon ride and a wine matched meal with a violinist, or you may have booked a two day tour and transfers package that includes grape stomping and a sunset sailing charter complete with prawn and fresh local oysters dinner…Let Vintage Connections take you to the place where your heart sings!!
Vintage Connections provides a private transfer service in the Hunter Valley. You will travel in our luxury, climate controlled, Mercedes Benz which has an ANCAP 5 star safety rating. As an accredited and authorised service provider with the NSW Transport Commission, we take your safety and the safety of others seriously at Vintage Connections. We have a range of return transfer options that include transfers to quality Hunter Valley restaurants, domestic and international airport terminals, cruise ship terminals and to special venues and concerts.