About Us

From the owner and operator of Vintage Connections.

Vintage Connections private Hunter Valley wine tours – TripAdvisor travelers choice 2020/21.

With Hunter Valley wine country right on my door step, I am a true local and I love what I do with a passion.

I have a great enthusiasm for quality boutique wine, where possible made from Hunter Valley fruit.


Why does the shape of the wine glass affect how we perceive the flavor of a wine?

How can a wine that smells sweet taste dry?

Why does some wine go so well with certain types of food?

How can perception of flavor be affected by season, circumstance and temperature?

Why does climate, soil type, region and wine making style affect the flavor of a particular variety of wine grape?


Good wine has so many mysterious complex characters.


Understanding wine, food matching and our human response to flavor, can be life changing and very exciting.

Wine made from Hunter Valley fruit is a stand out, with some regionally specific wines that rate as the best in the world.  This is a HUGE call as Australia only supplies about 4% of the worlds wine and the Hunter Valley only about 2-4% of Australia’s contribution! I would love to tell you WHY.


Flavor appreciation, when better understood, can change our lives, every day.


Wine is FUN, wine is DELICIOUS, wine is PERSONAL.


Good wine is AMAZING.


Through engaging my passion for great wine, as a tour guide in the Hunter I have developed many relationships with cellar door managers and winemakers and Grape Farmers in the region.


At Vintage Connections we specialise in small group Hunter Valley wine tours.


Our flexible private wine tours will take you to Hunter Valley wines that suit your tastes, and we will meet you where you are at in your wine journey.


Good wine and good experience flow together like honey and gold.


As a small local wine tour operator we able to offer a number of services that bigger companies may not be able to offer.


We have access to personal private tasting experiences where you get to meet the farmers and wine makers in person and learn about the Hunter Valley from the inside!

We build a story book of your experience and make it available for free for you to download.


Let me share my knowledge, excitement and connections with you!


Bryan Hampton – Local Hunter Valley Private Wine Tour  Guide

Vintage Connections


✓ Pick up and return to your Hunter Valley accommodation within the Pokolbin, Nulkabar, Rothbury, Lovedale & Cessnock areas

✓ A very experienced local Hunter Valley wine tour guide

✓ Travel in a modern luxury Mercedes Benz

✓ Options for evening transfers to local restaurants

✓ Maximum 8 guests – this keeps the tour personal and flexible

All tours are private tours.

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