Fine wines & good times
The Great Australian Gourmet Adventure
An 8-night epicurean adventure from wilderness to wines in the Blue Mountains, Orange and the rolling green vineyards of the Hunter Valley.
Call into Sean Moran’s High Hopes Roadhouse enroute to the One&Only Wolgan Valley wilderness resort where private degustation dinners and chef-led garden tours are also part of the experience. Byng Street boutique hotel is your base for a tantalising taste of Orange, exclusive foodie introductions and a sparkling masterclass at one of Australia’s hottest wineries. More fine wines and delicious diversions await in Mudgee, whilst the Hunter Valley also serves up exclusive and behind-the-scenes soil to cellar experiences.
A private transfer will transport you over the Blue Mountains to Wolgan Valley.
Check-in to your luxurious Heritage Villa to enjoy sweeping valley views (also from your private plunge pool!).
On the edge of the Blue Mountains world heritage wilderness, this private wildlife conservancy delivers wonderful wilderness experiences and luxury indulges in equal measures. All meals, selected beverages and a collection of signature experiences at included with your stay.
As a Southern Crossings traveller you will be treated to a private chef degustation dinner during your stay.
Explore Wolgan Valley on foot or on horse-back, by mountain bike or 4wd with a range of on-site adventures and activities from wildlife spotting to star gazing, hands-on conservation to indulgent spa treatments.
Enjoy an exclusive kitchen garden tour with the chef to learn about the lodge’s garden to plate philosophy and don’t miss the opportunity during your stay to sample a glass or two of the lodge’s own 1832 Wolgan Gin distilled with local bushland flavours and botanicals.
Your private transfer will transport you over the ranges to Orange where country charms and farm fresh produce come together.
The tastefully appointed Beech Tree Suite in Byng Street Hotel’s heritage wing is your home for the next two nights.
Charred Kitchen & Bar is our recommendation for a warm welcome, local wines and craft beers to accompany the hatted regional dining experience.
Accommodation: Byng Street Boutique Hotel, Orange (2 nights)
Step off the well-trodden tourist trail with a private full-day country food trails tour to uncover a collection of the district’s best-kept secrets with exclusive access to local produce and producers; and a sparkling masterclass to learn the secrets behind Printhie’s highly-awarded methode traditionelle Swift sparkling. Walk the winery with one of Printhie’s sparkling specialists who will then walk you through their range (including the opportunity to taste 10 year old sparklings) before sitting down to lunch in the rustic Chaff Shed.
We can recommend a dinner at the School House Restaurant that delivers a cosy and classy dining experience in the old Union Bank Building (birthplace of the prestigious Kinross Wallaroi private school).
Accommodation: Byng Street Boutique Hotel, Orange
Collect your rental car to start your regional road trip to Mudgee where a private half-day tour will take you behind cellar doors, chauffeuring you between wineries to sample local wines, cheeses and other delicacies.
Pipeclay Pumphouse at the Robert Stein Vineyard on the outskirts of Mudgee is our recommendation for your dinner this evening.
Accommodation: Perry Street Hotel, Mudgee
Continue on the open road to the Hunter Valley wine country. We recommend a stop at Two Rivers Wines to enjoy an antipasto platter of local produce for your lunch en route, leaving room for an indulgent dinner at Muse award-winning contemporary fine dining in the heart of the Hunter this evening.
Accommodation: Spicers Vineyard Estate, Hunter Valley (2 nights)
A private soil to cellar experience provides privileged exclusive access to one of Australia’s iconic vineyards. Start with oysters and Brokenwood Semillon in the private Graveyard Tasting Room and tour the winery behind the scenes with your private host before enjoying a four-course lunch with matched wines, including Brokenwood’s flagship Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz. Enjoy a gourmet grazing plate amongst the wine barrels to sample pre-release Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz and take home a bottle of current release.
We suggest you enjoy dinner at Spicers Vineyards Estate’s own award-winning Restaurant Botanica this evening.
Accommodation: Spicers Vineyard Estate, Hunter Valley
After breakfast, make your way to Bistro Molines where we suggest you enjoy lunch a delicious lunch overlooking the vines before driving back to Sydney to return your rental car,
Or continue on the Great Australian Gourmet Adventure in Northern New South Wales.
Price – From $17,870 for two people on a double/twin share basis
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