Jimmy is an amazing chef, and amazing guide. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Australia. Worth every penny and more.
This full-day Hunter Valley food and wine tour, led by a professional chef, is perfect for Sydney visitors wanting to get a true taste of the region’s world-renowned food scene. Discover what’s new in culinary culture while leaving the logistics to the professionals. See the Sydney Fish Market, try local specialties like kangaroo, roll your own sushi, and taste a variety of wines in the Hunter Valley.
Start with pickup at your Sydney hotel, and then fuel up for the day with coffee on your way to see the early-morning seafood trading at the famous Sydney Fish Market.
After a freshly cooked breakfast overlooking the Hawkesbury River, continue on your journey to the Hunter Valley, where you stop in Wollombi for the first wine tasting of the day. Learn to roll your own sushi and pair it with local wines.
Continue the scenic journey and arrive at another boutique winery, where you sample local varietals accompanied by dishes personally prepared by your chef-guide.
Visit a specialty store for olive oils and other locally made treats to bring home (time permitting). Finally, stop at a third winery to sip shiraz, sample Aussie specialties such as barramundi and kangaroo, and enjoy desserts accompanied by a selection of dessert wines.
Your tour ends back at your Sydney hotel.
We booked this tour with Gourmet Getaway on the recommendation of a fellow experienced traveler. At the appointed time, a white tour bus pulled up in front of our hotel and out popped Jimmy, the proprietor, chef, tour guide and fun person to be around....More
Really had a great time. It's a couple hours drive to wine country but Jimmy our chef and tour guide broke it up by starting with a mini tour of the Sydney fish market and picking up some supplies, then stopping halfway to the hunter...More
Jimmy runs an incredible wine/food tour that is a must for anyone who visits Sydney! Between pairing Jimmy’s stellar cooking with wine to his upbeat and humorous attitude, this trip is worth every cent! We loved every stop along the way and look forward to...More
As other reviews have noted, this is an excellent tour with a personal touch. Jimmy is an enjoyable guide and an excellent chef. Highly recommended. Note: the weather wasn't great on the day of our tour, but it didn't matter much--we still had a very...More