Shore Excursion Details

Cheese & Wines of the Hunter Valley

Newcastle, Australia

Cheese & Wines of the Hunter Valley

DETAILS

  • 41/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Snack
  • Limited Accessibility

Savor some of the tastiest and most characteristic cheeses and wines produced in the Hunter Valley, a fertile landscape of rolling hills and crystal-clear rivers.


Follow the appropriately named Wine Country Drive toward the town of Pokolbin, where you will find the Hunter Valley Cheese Company. The family-owned business produces several preservative-free cheeses on site, and you will have the opportunity to taste several of the finest.


Hunter Valley is even more highly regarded for its wine, as it’s the oldest wine-producing region in Australia. As an introduction to the various types of wines produced here, you will visit two renowned wineries.


Established in 1989, Mistletoe soon earned a five-star rating for its products and places in the top 7% of Australian wineries. Mistletoe has stocks of museum wines which are re-released periodically. To further showcase the local culture, the winery also displays fine art in its gallery and sculptures in the surrounding gardens.


After sampling several Mistletoe wines, you will continue on to the award winning neighboring Tulloch Winery for another wine tasting. The Tulloch story began in 1838 when James Tulloch arrived in Australia from his homeland of Scotland and settled in Camberwell. Through the years, the winery changed ownership several times till finally, in 2001 the opportunity arose to buy back the old family company. Tulloch was again family owned and a new era began, with the family’s commitment to quality.


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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Local Food-Wine Tasting

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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