INSPIRATIONS WINE TOUR ITINERARY

Inspirations Full Day Tour with Vintage Connections combines our knowledge and connections with your desires.

We will start you at a winery selected by us or you for a full tasting of up to nine amazing boutique wines.

Next we may engage your taste buds in an experience to remember with a world class cheese and wine matching tutorial at one of the Hunter Valleys premier wineries.

This is followed by a lunch with options for beer or wine at a number of possible locations.

The rest of the day is taken up with options that you may have selected from your past experiences or preferences, and could include up to three more wine tasting sessions.

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

Our maximum 8 passenger modern luxury Mercedes Benz and our Hunter Valley connections enables us to book wineries at short notice. You may desire a scenic drive between wineries or wish for very specific wine styles. Either way, we can hook you up as the morning unfolds. Other events such as grape stomping or cheese and wine pairing may need to be pre-booked.

Tour Times: 10:30am – 4:30pm

 Wineries: 4 to 5

Lunch: Included 

Cheese and Wine Tutorial: Included

Activities: You choose

Transfers: Included

Passengers: Minimum 2, maximum 8

Price: $425AUD for two guests. Additional guests $125AUD per person. Activities are charged separately.

OUR INSPIRATIONS WINE TOUR INCLUDES

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

✓ A very experienced and entertaining local guide

✓ Travel in a modern luxury Mercedes Benz

✓ A superb lunch included

✓ Save 50% on evening transfers to local restaurants

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

✓ Change any cellar door visit for an activity – *Tour price may change

All tours are private tours

Start Tour:

Your Vintage Connections Delicious Freedom – Inspirations Tour begins from the moment we pick you up from your accommodation in our world class environmentally efficient, climate controlled Mercedes Benz.

Your Tour Guide will get to know you in order to help us to design what you want from your experience. Take advantage of our connections!

Our first wine tasting is generally booked in at 10-10:30am.

Transfers:

1st Winery:

To get to our selected Cellar Door we will travel through the beautiful Hunter Valley, taking in the sights and sounds of this amazing wine region via the most picturesque roads possible.

You are in for a full day tour, and we will start you in the right place. Vintage Connections want every winery that you visit to deliver and build the pleasure and satisfaction you are expecting from your precious time in the Hunter.

Your friendly hosts will take you through a selection of Hunter wines starting from the ‘lightest’ to ‘heaviest’ of whites and then the ‘lightest’ to ‘heaviest’ of reds, perhaps rounding the tasting session off with an amazing fortified white port or a Muscat.

2nd Winery:

At the second winery we continue your personal wine discovery experience. This winery may have been personally selected by you, or booked by Vintage Connections while you were enjoying the first winery.

You have now sampled up to ten wines, starting from the ‘lightest’ to ‘heaviest’ of whites and then the ‘lightest’ to ‘heaviest’ of reds, perhaps rounding the tasting session off with an amazing fortified white port or a muscat.

Have a sip of water, take a breath and indulge again, noticing the distinctive stamp the 2nd winery has put on their wines.

It’s Lunch Time:

You have now sampled 15-20 High quality Hunter Valley wines, and are buzzing with excitement from the experience of the day so far.
Its time for some food.

Taking a good meal, with good conversation and quality wine/beer is one of the greatest memory builders that life can offer.

We will take a relaxing break for lunch which will see us at our next winery in about one and a half hours.

Included in your inspirations tour are a number of lunch time options:

  • A well sized Ploughman’s lunch with a beautiful craft beer
  • A beautiful pic nick hamper with a glass of quality wine
  • A comprehensive anti pasti platter

There is some flexibility in the location of these options. You might like an incredible view, or a cool environment inside a mountain chamber filled with delicious ambiance. You may prefer a ploughmans lunch inside an active craft brewery.

We will chat with you to determine where we go for our lunch break.

We will Connect you to a place that best suits your vision of your ideal Hunter Valley experience.

3rd Winery

You are feeling content and delighted with the sounds, sights, flavours and memories of the day so far. We will arrive at our next winery experience at about 2-2.30pm. Now it’s your turn!!

Perhaps you have a few favourite wineries that you wish to visit, or you would like to include an optional experience (additional cost) such as Grape stomping, or a Chocolate and Wine pairing tutorial, or even a visit the renowned Hunter Distillery to sample some premium top shelf.

Some of these experiences require booking prior to the date or the tour. Alternatively Vintage Connections can guide your decisions.

Travelling in a small vehicle with a guide that has a good relationship with many Hunter Valley Cellar Doors has great advantage!

4th Winery

Depending on your itinerary selection you may connect to a favourite winery or experience something completely new!

Whatever your choice for this next experience, the bonding and joy amongst your group as a result of the day so far will be making a smile in your heart that won’t go away.

You are full of memories of the things you’ve done, the sights you’ve seen and the people that you have met.

The smell of the oak barrels ageing the precious wine mingles with the busy sounds of wineries working their magic, significant moments of watching other people enjoying their day plays in the background of your mind building on your Hunter Valley experience, boutique shops and the distinctive aroma of quality and complex cheese, the aromas of freshly roasted coffee and gourmet foods all build to be part of the flavour and experience of the moment you are in now.

5th Winery

Your wine tasting experience has been varied, generous and diverse.

The diversity of your experience has potentially left you feeling quite affected.

We will also exercise sensitivity to palate saturation and ensure that your final destination is as valuable as the first.

Transfers:

You are now feeling fantastic and are brimming with lasting memories and fabulous flavours. You may have purchased some wine and craft industry produce or world class cheese to store in the our food grade refrigerator that needs to be returned to your accommodation. 

There are plenty of beautiful restaurants and some wonderful craft breweries in the area. We will be happy to return you to your accommodation or we can deliver your purchases, should you choose to be dropped off at a place where your experience with Vintage Connections can continue seamlessly into the rest of your day.

End Tour:

Most of the Cellar doors in the Hunter close at 5pm. We will be finishing off your last Wine Tasting at around 5-5.30pm.

You are now feeling fantastic and are brimming with lasting memories and fabulous flavours. You may have purchased some wine and craft industry produce or world class cheese to store in our food grade refrigerator in our vehicle.

Once you and your purchases are safely delivered to your accommodation, your tour with Vintage Connections may come to an end as your luxury transport drives away to the backdrop of a breathtaking Hunter Valley sunset.

Please see Transfers for further offers.

Passengers:

Max 8 passengers.

Price: 

Inspirations Full Day Wine Tour starts from $225pp. If you are excited to grape stomping or to a wine and cheese tutorial, or if you want Vintage Connections to take care of your restaurant booking or other options, the price may be by negotiation.

ACTIVITIES

Inspirations Wine Tour

We are flexible. Replace one or more of your cellar door visits with an activity. Here are some activities you may wish to do. Want something else?

Lets Chat

0407 33 66 84

Booking Form: Inspirations Wine Tour

We will contact you directly regarding your required date, availability, and your Hunter Valley winery tour selections with Vintage Connections.

During the course of our communication with you, we will build your personal wine profile, allowing us to tailor the tour to suit your tastes.

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FAQS - Have You Got Some Questions?

All of our tours are available as private tours if minimum passenger requirements are met.

Our tour prices include transport to and from your accommodation in the Pokolbin, Lovedale and Cessnock area for your wine tour.
If outside these areas extra fees may apply.

If you have selected this tour as private, your child/children will be welcome. The presence of children may have an effect on venue choice. The enjoyment of your whole group is our priority.

A child safety and/or booster seat can be provided with advance notice.

Pets are not allowed on the tour as many cellar doors don’t allow pets and it is illegal to keep a pet in a secured vehicle with no one in attendance. Exceptions apply for Registered Companion Animals.

Many venues have designated smoking areas and provision will be made for your needs. As you would expect smoking is not allowed in the vehicle.

If you have booked a private tour you will have complete flexibility. Otherwise your itinerary will be supplied by Vintage connections, with sensitivity to all tour guests.

The Inspirations Wine Tour includes a choice from three magnificent lunch options at a site best suited to your preferences.
Lunch options: Ploughman’s Lunch, Antipasto Platter or Picnic Hamper.

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Testimonials

“My wife and I had the best day out with Bryan. We were completely blown away with how he engaged with us, his knowledge of the Hunter region, and how well we were received by the staff at every place he took us. Truly outstanding service. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough. Thanks Bryan. We will do this again!” John Parkes

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