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

11 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Wine tours are nothing without the perfect surroundings in which to indulge. Nestled inland from Newcastle, the Hunter Valley is a mere 2 hour drive from Sydney and is home to wineries, luscious farmland, art galleries, golf courses and native wildlife.

On this small-group tour with no more than 16 participants you’ll taste Australian made wines at three boutique wineries, paired with a food menu to compliment every drop. Before leaving Sydney, you’ll visit the Sydney Fish Markets to purchase fresh seafood to be used in the menu and stop in the Hawkesbury region for breakfast.

Your guide is not just any old guide – he is your cook as well, and is a qualified chef! We do this to make sure that the food you get to eat matches your tour and the wines you are tasting to perfection.

Our mission is to make your day not just an outing, but an expedition, exploring vineyards, and experiencing first class cooking in idyllic surrounds.


  • 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

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Additional information

  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
March 2023

Loved visiting the fish market at the beginning of our glorious day. Jimmy was the best guide and such a joy.

April 2022

One of the best trips I've been on, the Hunter Valley is beautiful but the guided tour and food by Chef Jimmy was amazing! The food was well presented , delicious and paired with our wine tastings perfectly. The Vineyards Jimmy took us to where amazing and I learnt so much about wine. I would def...

January 2022

We had an incredible day, Jimmy, the food, the wine, the activities! I would recommend this to anyone for any occasion it was so much fun

April 2022

We were recommended this trip by a coworker and it did not disappoint! The amount of detail, care and hospitality that Jimmy provided was beyond expectations. The whole tour was interactive, informative and very fun! Thank you Jimmy for the wonderful time, we will make sure to come back and do an...

March 2022

We had an amazing day with Jimmy, for my brothers 40th birthday. Jimmy is a great host and guide. So knowledgeable and a fabulous chef! The food and wine pairings were delicious. And he found the most beautiful locations for us to spend the day in! Even as a Sydney sider, this tour took us to pla...

Romy S
March 2022

Incredible foodie experience through the Hunter Valley. Jimmy went above and beyond to accommodate all the dietary requirements, the food was superb and he has such great knowledge of local produce and flavours.

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