Jimmy the driver guide and and chef was brilliant, started the day off at the fish market where he showed us round and bought supplies for the food to serve with the wine tastings. Stopped after about 1 hour for breakfast but could not do the sushi rolling due to it pouring with rain. We then drove to hunter valley for three separate vineyard wine tastings while jimmy cooked food pairings in the back of the bus.he got absolutely soaked. Amazed at how many wines we tasted about 21 in all. Great day out only spoiled by the pouring rain all day.
This was an amazing day, led by Chef/Owner Jimmy. He amused, entertained, taught and in all led a very satisfying day of food and wine in the Hunter Valley. We were a group of 12 enthusiastic travellers. Jimmy introduced us to various food techniques made with love from the back of his van/kitchen and pairings with appropriate wines. A highlight was a trip to the Sydney Fish Market. Hook up with Jimmy and you won't be disppointed.
Probably the best value and most enjoyable wine tour I have ever done. My husband is not particularly fond of Australian wine or interested cooking but he is still raving about this trip too. We did this trip on Wednesday and Jimmy our driver/chef and all round genie was a fabulous host, there was a small group of six of us spanning from only 20s to late 60s and we all had a great time. Jimmy took us to the fish market then stopped off enroute to cook us a fabulous breakfast overlooking a beautiful bay on the way up to the Hunter Valley. We stopped and sampled Fayre at a local deli and then went to three boutique winerys where we learnt about the wines and tasted their wares. Ever so often Jimmy would pop up with the latest gourmet treat that he had somehow managed to prepare in the middle of no where. The food, company and quality of the wines was faultless. Would I recommend this trip absolutely 3 family members have alread6 asked for details and when I am in Sydney next time, I would do the same trip again.
Jimmy if you read this review, tell your mum she was right - brilliant idea to combine a trip that is tailored to people who appreciate good food and wine in the same package. Dont change anything, the schedule and content of the trip is absolutely perfect. An absolute highlight of our first visit to Australia and certainly not our last. Regards Annie
This was a great tour - Jimmy is not only a great chef but was able to tell us much about Australia as we drove along. The wineries were generous with their samples - good wines! The people on the tour with me were from various countries and I enjoyed meeting them. This tour was the highlight of my time - loved going to the fish market, our picnic breakfast along the Hawkesbury, our tastings with food to match. I would do this tour again. Connie from Canada