Is wine tasting free in Hunter Valley?

Is wine tasting free in Hunter Valley?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/07/2021

Reading time: 2 mins

The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s top wine regions, a gorgeous landscape of vineyards producing world famous Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Verdelho.

Hunter Valley Region

What makes the region so special is the delicious array of cellar doors and wine tastings available year round.

Wine tasting in the Hunter Valley is not free: the only way wine tasting in the Hunter Valley would be is if a producer offered you some (how nice of them!).

Cellar doors in the Hunter Valley typically charge $5 per person to taste their wines, with some charging $10 per person. This small fee covers the price of the wine and the sommelier’s time, and is really great value when you think that one small glass of house red at a bar will set you back at least 10 bucks.

One of the best ways to get the full Hunter Valley wine experience is by tagging along with a guided tour, one that allows you to experience a plethora of the region’s best wineries, cheeses, choccies and even some beers (that’s right – beers in the Hunter Valley!).

Here is why a Hunter Valley wine tour should be on any novice to connoisseur’s to-do list.

Experience the best wines & produce the region has to offer

Choosing the right wineries to tour can be hard work. You want to make sure you and your friends are going to love the place, adore the wine and have an incredible time. So you want it to be worth the journey, right?

Well, a guided Hunter Valley wine tour has you covered there, budding wine experts. Not only do you get to tour some of the region’s best wineries like the legendary McGuigan Wines, Wynwood Estate and Waverley Estate, but you will also experience the region’s other delights including scrumptious choccies, delightful cheeses and even some unique liqueurs.

You can either go as part of a group or even make your own private tour, allowing you to choose the places you go so that you get to experience everything you set out to in this most charming and fertile region.

It’s truly the best way to see the Hunter Valley and enjoy its wonderful produce – do yourself a favour and jump aboard one of these memorable guided tours.

Related article: Which is the Best Hunter Valley Wine Tour?

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.