Hunter Valley Tour with Mount ‘N Beach Safaris
Traveling to Sydney and wanted to do a one day tour excursion? Ever wonder what are the options? How about Port Stephens Day Tours, Blue Mountain Tours or Hunter Valley Tours?
For wine lovers, Hunter Valley tour is a must but when you searched on the Internet, there are plenty tours available and it is a headache to choose the better tour company. We chose Mount ‘N Beach Safaris, a reputable tour company recommended by Destination New South Wales. You can choose their packages on their website at http://www.mountnbeachsafaris.com.au/
Once you chosen your tour package, they will pick you up from your hotel and just make sure you are on time. Wait in the lobby and the guide will come and pick you up as simple as that. Payment terms can refer to their website.
Once the guide picked up the guests, we went straight to Hunter Valley from the Sydney CBD. We stopped at the Convict trail – Great North Road, Wollombi for a quick break.
The view in this area is breath taking. It is completely different from the bustling streets of Sydney CBD area and this is how outskirt of the city looks like in NSW (New South Wales).
Interesting enough, a group of artists created many sculptures in this area. Time doesn’t permit but I did manage to take a picture of one of them in the area.
There are also heritage buildings in this area in Wollombi. If you are into venturing places like this, self-drive could be a better option as the Hunter Valley Tour is more to exploring the vineyards and wineries.
First winery stop, Savannah Estate Premium Wines
Savannah Estate Premium Wines
Savannah Estate Premium Wines is one of the stops for our tour. It is a small boutique winery in Hunter Valley and they produce limited bottles of wines each year depending on the grapes. It is nice to stop by at boutique winery like this as you can some great deals sometimes.
The wine tasting fee is included in the tour and you can taste any wines you prefer. Hunter Valley is very popular with Semillon so you can get a few good bottles in this area depending on your taste and preferences.
For wine tasting, you suppose to taste the wines so you can take a few sips instead of downing the whole glass. This is the first stop and there are two more stops so if you do not drink properly, you might not enjoy the wine tasting session at all as you could be tipsy at the end of the first wine tasting session.
We tasted quite a number of different types of wines. My favourite goes to their Sparkling Moscato. We loved the friendly Kiwi who explained the history and also the characteristic of each wine. For more info, visit http://www.savannahestate.com.au/