LOVE IN THE VINES TOUR ITINERARY

Love In The Vines, your romantic full day tour with Vintage Connections, combines our knowledge and connections with your desires and budget. A highly flexible tour, talk to us about your needs and we will create a delightful and memorable day for you and your loved one.

We can connect you to an early morning balloon or helicopter ride. We can connect you to a premiere restaurant for a gorgeous breakfast.

Enjoy a comfortable ride through some spectacular scenery as we head to the most picturesque vineyards in this incredibly beautiful part of Australia.

Your tour starts at a boutique winery for a full tasting of up to nine amazing wines, while you see and breathe the best views the Hunter has to offer.

Flavour and experience become entwined.

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

We will assist you to choose from a range of lunch options to suit your tastes and budget. You might prefer a picnic hamper, a restaurant lunch or a wine matched meal in a private room complete with your own violinist.

The rest of the day is taken up with options that you may have selected from your experiences or preferences, or may be chosen by Vintage Connections for you. Your tour may include up to three more full wine tasting sessions.

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

Our small 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. Other events such as grape stomping or cheese and wine pairing may need to be pre-booked.

OUR LOVE IN THE VINES 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

✓ Highly flexible

✓ Save 50% on evening transfers to local restaurants

✓ Maximum 2 guests

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

All tours are available as private tours when minimum passenger requirements are met

Love in the Vines is a highly flexible tour. Just contact us to talk through your hearts’ desires and we will organise a package to delight you.

Start Tour:

Your Vintage Connections Love in the Vines romantic tour begins from the moment we pick you up from your accommodation in our world class environmentally efficient, 5 star safety rated, climate controlled Mercedes Benz. 

Your tour guide will get to know you during the day in order to help us to personalise your romantic tour.  Take advantage of our connections.

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

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.

Vintage Connections will make sure that your hosts are aware of the nature of your romantic visit, so that care can be taken to seat you appropriately, to personalise your intimate visit to the winery.

2nd Winery:

After your first winery experience we will take in some sights and journey towards our second winery.  On the way we will talk about your experience at the first cellar door and continue to build your wine profile.

We will invite you to enjoy a complementary, palate-refreshing cool bottle of quality water along the way.  This will help you to stay hydrated and maximize your pleasure both during, and after your full day wine tasting experience.

Food and wine matching can be a great joy that can be taken into your life for the long journey of your partnership.

If you choose this option, your second winery will include an incredible cheese and wine matching tutorial.  A world class heritage style winery with the most astounding cheeses matched to beautiful wines will be your next experience.

Alternatively you will enjoy a second winery of exceptional quality with views that will nourish your souls.

The time is now approximately 12:30pm.

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.

You will take a relaxing break for a lunch experience that will see you at our next winery in about one and a half hours.

Lunch time options:

  • Private dining experience – a wine matched meal in a private room with your own violinist
  • A well sized ploughman’s lunch with a beautiful craft beer
  • A beautiful picnic hamper with a glass of quality wine
  • A comprehensive antipasti platter
  • A breath taking meal at Bistro Molines
  • Another restaurant of your choice.

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 ploughman’s lunch inside an active craft brewery.

We will chat with you to determine where we go for our lunch break, or we can pre-booked for you.

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

3rd Winery

We will arrive at our next winery experience at about 2-2.30pm.

If you are a fan of high quality chocolate and are interested in quality wine, we will take you to a place that will personalise such a pairing in a way that will astound and delight even the most astute connoisseur.

Alternatively if you have a favourite winery that you wish to visit, that will be our next stop.

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 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 your day play in the background of your mind, building on your Hunter Valley experience.

Boutique shops and distinctive aromas build on the quality of your day so far.

5th Winery

Your wine tasting experience has been varied, generous and diverse. Wide valley vistas that made travel a delight, wine samples that tantalised your taste buds, precious time with your lover.

End Tour:

Most of the cellar doors in the Hunter close at 5pm. We will be enjoying 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 on board food grade refrigerator. We will be happy to return you to your accommodation, or we can deliver your purchases should you choose to be taken to another destination.

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It’s Dinner Time:

Continue your experience by booking into one of the many superb restaurants in the Hunter Valley, or ask us to book for you.

Passengers:

Minimum 2 guests

Price: 

from $400.00AUD per couple (lunch additional)

Love in the Vines is a highly flexible tour. Just contact us to talk through your hearts’ desires and we will organise a package to delight you.

ACTIVITIES

Love In The Vines 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?

Let’s chat

0407 33 66 84

Booking Form: Love In The Vines 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 private tours

Our tour prices reflect all transfers to and from your accommodation in the Pokolbin, Lovedale and Cessnock area. If outside these areas, extra fees may incur, unless otherwise stated.

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.

Vintage Connections will select for you the most beautiful, picturesque vineyards in the Hunter Valley, utilising our knowledge of the area. Alternatively, you may prefer to select your own itinerary within the greater Pokolbin district.

Love in the Vines Tour includes a two to three course wine matched meal in a private room in one of the Hunter Valley’s premier restaurants, with the option of your own personal violinist.

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