Hunter Valley Weekend Getaway
8-9 August 2020
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It is time to indulge your tastebuds and reconnect with friends on this 2-day escape to the Hunter Valley Wine Region.
- Private luxury transportation from Ryde
- Specialised and friendly tour guide
- 3 course lunch at Muse Kitchen
- Accommodation for 1 night in premium villas at Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
- Sunday breakfast
- Shared plate lunch at The Brunch Society
- Wine tastings at 4 boutique wineries
- Cheese & Chocolate tasting
- Vodka & Schnapps tasting at Hunter Valley Distillery
Saturday 08 August 2020
Our Cloud 9 Tours vehicle and guide will collect us from Santa Rosa Scout Hall (255 Quarry Rd, Ryde) at 8:30am. Departing Sydney, we travel north to Glee Coffee Roasters in Wyong for a quick coffee and breakfast (at own cost).
After a quick stop and stretch we will head direct to Hunter Valley with the beautiful Carillion Wines as our first stop. This family owned boutique winery produces signature Hunter Valley varieties including Semillon, Verdelho, Chardonnay & Shiraz. This will be a unique experience with stunning views of vineyard covered hillsides.
Briar Ridge will be our next tasting destination. Located in the Mount View region, this winery offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where we will taste a diverse range of boutique wines from the Hunter Classics. Briar Ridge was awarded the ‘Best Tasting Experience: Hunter Valley’ award for 2018 by Gourmet Traveller WINE.
Time to give wine a break and sample some cheese & chocolate. Hunter Belle Cheese room is located at the Ben Ean Complex at the beautiful historic Lindeman’s Estate. We will have a chance to try some cheese and sweets and buy some local produce for families back home. With their handmade cheese, decadent fudge, famous gelato, giftware and more there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Our lunch venue on the day is the beautiful Muse Kitchen located at Keith Tulloch Winery. We will enjoy a three-course lunch at this European inspired bistro. (Drinks are not included in the package and will need to be purchased in addition).
Time to check in to our accommodation at Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort. We will be staying in 2 & 3 bedroom Premium villas set against a stunning backdrop of the Broken Back Mountain Range.
No activity or dinner plans have been included for Saturday night. See next tab for some local suggestions.
Sunday 09 August 2020
A later start this morning will allow time to explore the resort and have breakfast at your own pace. Our guide will pick us up at 10:30am from our accommodation to begin the activities of our second day.
We will start at the Hunter Valley Gardens to explore the boutique shops and indulge in some retail therapy, or take a leisurely stroll through the walking paths winding through the lush gardens.
Our first wine tasting will be at Tamburlaine Organic Wines. They’re Australia’s largest independent organic wine producer set on a 34-hectare site in the heart of Hunter Valley, with a focus on organic farming and environmentally sustainable practices.
The Brunch Society is one of the latest food venues in the Hunter valley located at the famous Tatler Winery. We will be combining our last wine tasting with lunch consisting of a variety of shared plates capturing the tastes of the region. Tatler Wines are a locally owned and run boutique winery who “keep things close” by sourcing & using local suppliers to support Australian economy.
Our last stop for the weekend will be one to remember. A fun visit to the Hunter Valley Distillery, the only certified organic distillery in the region. Locally owned and operated, they produce an exceptional range of top shelf spirits including Gin, Vodkas, Liqueurs and Schnapps.
After a weekend full of chatter, food and wine, it is time to head back to Sydney. We expect to arrive back at Ryde approximately by 7pm.
Saturday night dinner is not included in the package. Some local dinning options are listed below.
Reservation and transport will need to be arranged. Alternatively, we can set up our own grazing table in one of the villas with the wine and cheese purchased during the day.
- Cypress Lakes Bistro & Bar at Oakes Cypress Lakes Resort
- Epoche Lounge Bar at voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley (Pizza and cocktail bar)
- Goldfish Bar & Restaurant at Roche Estate (Tapas & cocktail bar)
- Harrigan’s Hunter Valley (Pub style burgers & bistro meals – lively atmosphere)
The booking is non-refundable as all activities are booked and paid in advance.
Name changes are permitted.
In case of cancellation, the option is available to find a replacement for your spot on the tour.
Covid-19 social distancing restrictions apply at all locations.
If tighter Covid-19 restrictions are re-introduced and the tour is unable to proceed, all individual fees shall be refunded.