How do you get around the Hunter Valley wineries?

How do you get around the Hunter Valley wineries?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/24/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

The Hunter Valley is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most beloved wine regions, a sprawling landscape of rolling hills and gorgeous vineyards producing some of Australia’s most celebrated vino.

Hunter Valley in Winter

Given the Hunter Valley’s penchant for fine wine and close proximity to the New South Wales coast, it is only natural that wine lovers and revellers alike head out to the Hunter Valley to enjoy a day’s Chardonnay, Shiraz or cab sav tasting.

Getting from cellar door to cellar door in the Hunter Valley is a breeze. You can either hire a car, as this provides you with the most flexibility, jump aboard one of the many shuttle bus options available in the region, or hop aboard a guided tour that takes you to a host of the Hunter Valley’s best wineries.

Let’s take a look at some of the world class wineries that call this Australian viticultural gem home.

  • 1. McGuigan Wines

    McGuigan Wines is a Hunter Valley legend, producing fine wines that take home awards like the International Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine and Spirits Competition. Their wines are celebrated across the world and they are renowned for their top class cellar door, where friendly and knowledgeable staff talk you through their list of high end merlots, cab savs and Shiraz.

  • 2. Wynwood Estate

    Wynwood Estate may be a relative newcomer on the Hunter Valley production circuit, but it’s already earned big praise for its combination of traditional production methods and contemporary flavours. It’s not just the wide variety of drops that makes a Wynwood Estate cellar door experience so worthwhile, but the sweeping views that provide a beautiful, peaceful vibe to the tasting.

  • 3. Waverley Estate

    Waverley Estate is another Hunter Valley legend, being the only winery in the region with the Aged Wine Specialist title. They work to create first class wine in small amounts, a real treat for wine connoisseurs. With a fantastic variety that includes cabernet sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Semillon, a visit to the Waverley Estate cellar door is sure to satisfy all tastes.

Hop around & enjoy fine wine

The Hunter Valley is a true wine lover’s paradise, with some of the country’s best wineries offering top draw cellar door experiences. Rent a car, jump on a shuttle bus or join a guided tour – the choice is yours! Either way, you’re sure to be in for a memorable day’s tastings.

Related article: Staying in the Hunter Valley: Cypress Lakes Resort

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.