diVine wine tour
Pick up and return
This tour will pick up and return from accommodation and residences in the Lower Hunter Valley (Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury and Mount View). The pickup time will be approximately 10:15 am and will return about 4:15 pm.
We can also pick up and return to the following areas: Cessnock, Nulkaba, Kurri Kurri, Quorrobolong, Morisset and The Central Coast
Midweek Hunter Valley day trip
Our diVine wine tour focuses on wine, cheese, chocolate and more. This tour operates when the Hunter Valley is at it’s best; during the quieter midweek days. There is flexibility and variety with this itinerary by visiting many venues with alternatives to wine tasting.
Wine, cheese, lunch, chocolate and dessert
Our first stop of the day is Binnorie Dairy. Their new factory and cellar door in Lovedale offer tasting of homemade cheeses and local salami. Also, their adjacent factory has viewing windows where you can see cheese being made. Also, light meals and coffee are available for purchase.
Just down the road is Capercaillie, a boutique producer offering a broad range of wine grown and made onsite. You can sample the classic Hunter Valley varieties of Semillon, Verdelho, Chardonnay and Shiraz along will lesser-known wines such as Gewurztraminer and Chambourcin.
Time for lunch
We’ll visit the Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village where there are over 20 businesses to explore. You can buy lunch from one of two cafes or dine in a lovely restaurant, The Cellar. Alternatively, you could bring your lunch; we have a fridge on board the bus and there are lovely picnic grounds nearby. Take your time to wander the village shops or if you rather, visit Australia’s largest display gardens the cost is $30pp ($27 Seniors)
Visit the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company and sample 4 chocolates. You can try locally made fudge, chilli chocolate and chocolate-coated coffee beans.
Our next stop for our Hunter Valley bus tour is Roche Estate where we’ll visit another boutique producer called Meerea Park. This cellar door has a long Hunter Valley history and showcase our classic grape varieties, Semillon and Shiraz extremely well. Also in the Roche Estate complex, there are shops offering cheese, gelato, shopping, coffee and more. They include: The Smelly Cheese Shop, Goldfish and Tempus Two.
Our last stop of the day is at Sabor Dessert Bar. There are over 50 desserts to choose from, most of them contain mousse following Fernando’s (the owner) grandmothers recipe. Single desserts can be purchased ranging from $11 to $15 and there are also tasting plates suitable to share. The views from the is venue are amazing and overlook a vineyard and the Brokenback Range. Maybe you would rather be wine tasting, Lambloch Wines located downstairs. They offer traditional Hunter wine styles as well as a more adventurous modern take on winemaking.
Sample Monday itinerary
9 to 10 am:
The start of a great Hunter Valley day trip. Pick up from your home address on the Central Coast or accommodation in the Pokolbin and surrounding areas.
Cheese tasting at Binnorie Dairy in Lovedale. Sample some delicious Hunter Valley cheeses and other local products. There is also an option to purchase a coffee or tea.
Wine tasting at Capercaillie Wines. A Hunter Valley day trip wouldn’t be complete without a wine tasting. Lovely wines made on site from the adjoining vineyard.
Visit the Hunter Valley Gardens village. There are many speciality shops in a village setting to wander. Buy lunch from one of the local cafes or enjoy your picnic lunch in the beautifully landscaped grounds.
Everyone love chocolate. Sample some lovely locally made Hunter Valley chocolates
Stop at Roche Estate. Another tasting at Meerea Park for the wine lovers or visit neighbouring shops like the Smelly Cheese Shop instead.
Visit Sabor Dessert Bar and be amazed by their range of delicious sweet treats. Or visit the Lambloch cellar door if you would like to sample a few more wines.
Time to head home and tell your friends about your ‘diVine’ Hunter Valley day trip.
The best Hunter Valley day trip
diVine tours regularly ask our passengers about the highlights on their day. We do this because we want our wine tours to be the best choice in the Hunter Valley. We understand how diverse customers tastes can be and as a result have created a Hunter Valley bus tour for everyone. Treat yourself to a diVine day out!