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Hunter Valley Wine Theatre & School

Corner Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7777
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Great learning experience

Having very little knowledge of wine and the proper way to evaluate and drink it, I decided to go... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rlewisdds
,
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Terry is a master !

we dropped in between times of the theatre presentation (11am and 2pm). Lucky for us it was a quiet... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Sue T
,
Sydney, Australia
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This brand new experience takes just over half an hour in our dedicated theatre, running several times every day. Up on the big screen - learn a little of the Hunter's wine heritage, Australia's oldest wine area. See the grapes being harvested, and being crushed at the on site winery. After the 15 minute show - up come the lights and it's down to the serious business of wine tasting. In front of each visitor is a bracket of the Hunter's best wines. The Cellarmaster takes visitors through the "Structure" of wine. Why is colour important? Smell the many bouquets of a wine, and of course what should one look for in the taste of wine? The winemaking lesson continues watching how the wine press actually works, the Winemaker adding the yeast, seeing the juice start to ferment into alcohol, learn the art of wine blending, and finally the wine being bottled. Open every day at 11am and 2pm. Individual bookings not required - however numbers limited for each show. And the whole experience is just $30pp. The Hunter Wine Theatre is a true sensory overload
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Corner Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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+61 2 4998 7777

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having very little knowledge of wine and the proper way to evaluate and drink it, I decided to go to wine school at the Hunter Valley resort. David was our instructor's and he was so patient, knowledgeable and helpful. I think I'm ready to be...More

Thank rlewisdds
Reviewed 14 July 2017

we dropped in between times of the theatre presentation (11am and 2pm). Lucky for us it was a quiet morning so Terry offered to do the presentation just for the two of us. After watching a 15min video he led us through a wine education...More

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We did the wine school during our three day stay in Hunter Valley. It was fun and informative and the host David took a good care of us. We got to try different wines in the class. AT the end, we got a certificate of...More

Thank Supa-arpha
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We participated in the Wine Theatre & Tasting as part of our stay at the resort. Very informative. Worthwhile participating. Tastings afterwards also very informative and most enjoyable with our host David. His knowledge of the wines is impeccable. Would definitely recommend.

Thank ChrisandDaryl
Reviewed 9 November 2015

The wine school was included in our package so we did it. The host was extremely entertaining - make sure you hear the cow story, and his close encounter with the wine. The tasting part was shorter and with less variety than I expected but...More

1  Thank AJBanf
Reviewed 12 August 2015

My wife and I attended the Hunter Valley Wine Theatre and found it to be most informative,many questions we asked were answered by our most likeable knowlegable host.We learnt a lot we didn't know about wines and the tasting was most enjoyable too.

Thank Laurie V
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

We had our tour with keen2tour on Friday the 3rd of April and as apart of our tour we did grape stomping at the brewery it was so good I would highly recommend it to anyone and Nathan looked after us so well and taught...More

Thank Amymathews90
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Full of eastern promise but the wine school was closed for the day. So was the sweet counter and the coffee counter. The man at the wine cellar didn't acknowledge us at all and there was only one couple in the room. And in the...More

Thank SarElOzzie
Reviewed 17 January 2014

I came to the HV Wine Theatre with my Mum and younger sister (who "doesn't like any wine" - turns out she does!). We were ably assisted by Bill, who taught us the importance of appreciating wine when drinking it, rather than chucking it back....More

Thank lucy m
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Terry was a wonderful instructor. I have taken wine tasting classes and tours prior in Italy, Washington state and California, but he was able to give bring all the information together and make it practical for those who appreciate wine. He answered all questions and...More

Thank Jen H
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