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Frequently asked questions


Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Wine tasting Fees?

Wineries are a business. For your private group tasting, a $5 cost may apply per person at many wineries payable by you, it may also be waived or credited if you buy wine – if you drink wine – you eventually buy wine – best time to buy is on a wine tour – you get to taste it first – it will be unique (you bought it from the maker) you don't have to drink it that week – but when you want a bottle to drink – you will have it on hand and appreciate it, from your day in the Hunter Valley. Note a few wineries charge more than $5 and some require payment in advance on-line to book.

Private tasting?

Wineries can be very busy – booking firstly assures you and your group entry, but also a private section; table or room, with one of their staff members taking you thru a range of their wines. Of course wineries hope to sell you wine if you like it. A tasting fee is an attempt by wineries to recoup costs for the staff member, the space, and the wine provided. Private Wine Tastings are almost always a great experience wineries do try to make it so, politeness by guests is appreciated and be aware Responsible Service of Alcohol applies at all venues.

Are Wine Tours Set?

No - you can build your own tour as long as it works we'll do it. We can help you do this - or just pick a great day for you. Take ya There receives no commissions from any wineries - we are happy to Take Ya where ever you want. Be aware some wineries will not accept Hen's parties; Buck Shows; 18th's or 21st's

Number of wineries, length of tour, Lunch

Wineries open at 10:00am - visit 4 to 5 depending how long you want to spend on lunch. Booking is essential with groups. It's best to book weeks in advance to get the best wineries on the route we need to maximise your time inside the winery; distillery; brewery; restaurant or cheese or chocolate company.

For the All Day Tour - experience up to 6.5 hours in the wine region itself - plus free transport from Newcastle or Northern half of Lake Macquarie or Pokolbin. We also pick up from Port Stephens; Central Coast; Maitland; Singleton - variations may apply.

Do we sell seats?

No - we are a Group Transport Charter - prices are for the cost of the bus and driver supplied - for your group of up to 11 - cost is divided amongst yourselves but paid in one amount by your organiser.

About the bus

Number of seats?

We only take up to 11 Passengers - so that's 1 in the front and 10 in the back together

Child Restraints?

3 Anchor points provided but bring and install your own child seats - notification required.

Food and/or drinks on the bus?

There are conditions, and arrangements must be made when booking.

Enquiries and Bookings

If you would like to get a quote or have any enquires feel free to contact us or phone 04 1305 5433.