Chef-Led Hunter Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Day Trip from Sydney

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  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Product code: 10981P1
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Sydney Fish Market, Bank St Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009 Australia

A short Cooks Tour of the 3rd largest Fish Market in the world, learn about the seafood auction and what to check when buying fresh seafood. Grab a coffee while the chef picks up fresh produce for the days long lunch.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Hawkesbury River NSW Brooklyn NSW, New South Wales 2083 Australia

Take your camera for a 10 minute riverside walk while your driver/guide/chef whips up a big hot breakfast to prepare yourself for the wine to come later.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Hunter Valley, New South Wales Australia

Visit 3 Boutique wineries and meet the locals/ owners/ winemakers and sample wines at all three cellar doors. Freshly barbecued or prepared food to be paired with specific wines at the second and third winery.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Gourmet Getaway Tours, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

Travel in airconditioned comfort as we make our way from Sydney to The Hunter Valley wine region and back again. Water and snacks provided on boarding.

Duration: 4 hours


Inclusions

  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Selected hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter Valley

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Schedule Details

Departure Dates:

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Departure Point:

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6/1/2019 - 5/31/2020

Monday:06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Wednesday:06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Saturday:06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
8/1/2019 - 4/28/2021
Monday:06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Wednesday:06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Saturday:06:30 AM - 07:30 AM

Duration

11 hours(approx.)

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Maximum number per booking is 16 people

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Dress code is smart casual

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking as most food is prepared prior

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Posted By : paul_clancy

Have done wine tours all over the world, and this by far was one of the Best. Having the trip led by Chef Jimmy, was also the most unique we have ever done.
Entire day from pickup to drop off went off without a hitch .Excellent choices of the wineries as well. Love small groups and small family run wineries.
Next time we are in NSW, plan to do his trip to the Blue Mountains.
If you love Food and Wine, this is the trip to do.
Paul and Deb from Toronto Canada


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Posted On : 2020-03-25


Posted By : Craig T

We were very happy with this day trip. It meet or exceeded our expectations! We were picked up very near our CBD Bed and Breakfast accommodations and given a wonderfully long adventure of food and wine from three boutique wineries and Chef Jimmy's creative talents. A trip to the Sydney Fish Market and a class in how to prepare and roll our own sushi just added to the day's adventures! Then we were returned to our pick up spot the end of the day with out a hitch. Worth every penny even though we had to endure some rain early on while having breakfast under a picnic shelter! Would do it again!


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Posted On : 2020-03-16


Posted By : Coralie M

This is the best blend of tour group, wine tasting, and foodie trip anyone could ask for. Jimmy does an outstanding job of showing you the best of the hunter valley, thing you wouldn't see in a big group and also places you'd miss if you went on your own. He also does an excellent job with food allergies and dietary restrictions.


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Posted On : 2020-03-04


Posted By : Timothy M

What a terrific experience traveling through Hunter Valley with Jimmy! He is very knowledgeable both as a tour guide and a terrific chef as well. The timing of the tour stops were great and the sites he picked were terrific. We enjoyed the small group he leads as well. We highly recommend this tour if you to to experience great sites, great wine and an amazing assortment of great food. The only suggestion we have is the site say dress should be business casual so we wore pants, but Jimmy wore shorts so you should feel to dress casual!


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Posted On : 2020-02-27


Posted By : Kenneth B

The chef was personable, accommodating, and knowledgeable. He maintained a great balance between the food and the wine. His food was great but he didn’t insert himself into the tasting... that was about the wine.

Jimmy was happy to answer questions about any relevant topic, he was aware of time, and he broke up what would be a long drive with breaks and relevant information.


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Posted On : 2020-02-26


Posted By : Cari R

Going on a wine tasting trip with Chef Jimmy was amazing! What a great experience, from learning about the Sydney fish market, to a hot home made breakfast, rolling our own sushi, and then tasting wine that is paired with 5 star dishes prepared by Jimmy. During the trip Jimmy was very accommodating, knowledgable, entertaining, and overall a pleasure to be around. The wineries were delightful, being smaller, engaging, and with great selections to taste. I was impressed by how many wines we tasted and the quality of the food that was prepared. What a wonderful way to spend a day around Sydney!


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Posted On : 2020-02-17


Posted By : RP

Jimmy is very personable and will brighten your day. He knows the country, it’s food and the Hunter Valley. Highly recommend.


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Posted On : 2020-02-14


Posted By : teresaphillips53

We had such a great time on this tour, both the food, wine and company. You can't go wrong by booking this.


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Posted On : 2020-02-03


Posted By : colin g

The whole trip was wonderful. The food was truly spectacular especially given that it was mostly cooked from the back of the mini bus. So many wines to taste. Everyone we came into contact with went out of their way to make the trip a memorable one. Highly recommend.


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Posted On : 2020-01-27


Posted By : pete.schenck

This could be a lengthy review, only because it was just that good of an experience.
First, Chef Jimmy knows the area better than most. In the morning, he provided pickup at various locations, taking shortcuts and more expeditious mean to get around the city traffic. Once out in the country, we moved rapidly around a truck fire on the M1. There was confidence in everything Chef Jimmy did.
The menu had a variety of opportunities to explore this young man's amazing talents and everything is prepared from his mobile kitchen. This customized mini-bus travels with you. While stopped at multiple locations, a tapas-style dish is prepared for you, on-sight!
I guess cutting this review a little shorter than anticipated is the best way for you to be pleasantly surprised for once of the best days possible.


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Posted On : 2020-01-17