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“Great day out” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours

Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours
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Owner description: We are The Small Group Specialist: full and half day wine tours that include wine appreciation tutorial, winery walk, private tastings and carefully crafted itineraries to ensure you of an informative yet fun day out. Gourmet samplings, lunch included (full day), expert commentary, written itineraries with wine/food matches and more, ensure you get the most out of every glass. Private tours, devise your own itinerary, and, based on TripAdvisor reviews, "Excellent", we are your number 1 choice.Door to door pick-up/drop-off within Wine CountryWe hope to welcome you aboard soon.
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Brian runs an excellent tour & is obviously well know & respected locally.The day was fun from start to finish but also educational about all aspect of wine.The small wineries chosen by Brian were friendly & enthusiastic about their trade.Must be one,if not THE best tour around.Thanks for a great day.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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“Wonderful Wine Tour!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

A big thank you to Brian and the team at HVBWT- we booked as a group of ten and had a wonderful time.

Brian was really accommodating and offered to pick us up from our villa in the morning. He is also very knowledgeable about the area and the wine culture and provided us with plenty of interesting information between farms.

The tour takes you to those wine farms and food shops you might not have found or put on the itinerary if you were just doing a tour yourself! We tasted some delicious wines (and bought quite a few!) at reasonable prices and the well-planned schedule meant that we had enough time to enjoy each cellar door for their unique product and history. We also came away with plenty of cheeses, olives and chocolate treats after visiting those shops/factories along the way.

The best thing about the tour was that it was suitable for anyone- we were a group of 20/30 somethings but it would have suited any age group and any level of knowledge of viticulture and wine-tasting.The talks were entertaining, engaging and professional. A fantastic day all round! Thank you Brian!

Visited April 2014
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“Great tour from a local legend.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Brian runs a fantastic wine tour! He is professional and personable and has been taking tours for 10 years. His tour is the perfect balance of knowledge sharing, wine tasting and casual indulgence. The cellar doors selected had a fantastic range of wines and catered for the weekend knockabouts and the knowledgable hardcore wine enthusiasts. There was no hard sell to purchase at the end of the 5 visited wineries, just a genuine enthusiasm to enjoy wine. Everything ran like clockwork from pick ups to lunches. (Antipasto plate for lunch was beautiful). I would highly recommend this tour. Thanks Brian!

Visited April 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Perfect introduction to the Hunter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

This was our first trip to the Hunter Valley and the Boutique Wine Tour was perfect. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to 5 smaller/boutique wineries all offering something different. We really enjoyed this as the smaller wineries put a lot more love and care into their products than the big names. Brain the tour guide was a great host, very friendly and informative with an uncanny knack for remembering the names of his guests. We had a great day and would recommend this tour to anyone.

Visited April 2014
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“Lovely day out in the vines”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We went on a food and wine tour with this company. Brian was our guide and he was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. We visited 4 wine farms- chocolate, cheese and olive stores and stopped for lunch. It is the best way to visit the wine lands.

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