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Taste of the Highlands

Sydney, Australia

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Experience hosted by Steve

8 hours
Includes food, drinks, transport
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This leisurely day of wining and dining in the country begins with a scenic drive from Sydney Harbour to the Southern Highlands.

On arrival to the Highlands it's back to school with a Pinot Masterclass showcasing the premier grape variety of this cool-climate region. Hosted by a resident Centennial Vineyards oenophile you'll learn about the various Pinot mutations used to make sparkling, white and red wines. During the class you'll taste flights of estate grown wines accompanied by matching morsels.

Continuing the focus on local produce you'll experience fine dining Southern Highlands style at Eschalot. Owner and head chef Matty Roberts will lead you through the garden surrounding the restaurant where he will pick the freshest of fresh ingredients to prepare the 3-course meal you are about to savour. Complementing Matty's skill in the kitchen, owner and maître d’ Cass Wallace will select a local wine to match each course.

After lunch there's time to browse the quaint shops and wander along the tree-lined streets of Berrima, a quaint Georgian village on the banks for the Wingecarribee River.

Then it's party (or siesta?) time for the trip back to the city.
This leisurely day of wining and dining in the country begins with a scenic drive from Sydney Harbour to the Southern Highlands.

On arrival to the Highlands it's back to school with a Pinot Masterclass showcasing the premier grape variety of this cool-climate region. Hosted by a resident Centennial Vineyards oenophile you'll learn about the various Pinot mutations used to make sparkling, white and red wines. During the class you'll tas…

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What's included

  • Food
    Food samples to match wine flights during the Pinot Masterclass, 3 course c...
  • Drinks
    Wine flights during Pinot Masterclass, matching wines with each course at l...
  • Transport
    Pick up and drop off at Circular Quay. Transport is in an air-conditioned,...
From £157
/ person
Fri, 12 Feb
08:30 - 16:30
£157 per person
£157 per person
Fri, 19 Feb
08:30 - 16:30
£157 per person
£157 per person

Meet your host, Steve

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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I grew up in the Southern Highlands way back before there were any vines planted there. Now after more than 30 years guiding people from Africa to South America, as well as in and around Sydney, I've decided it's time to go back to my roots.

In 2018 I launched the Wildlife, Waterfalls & Wine day tour and it's been a hit with visitors to Sydney. As part of that tour I got to spend time in the Southern Highlands and I fell in love with the area all over again. The fabulous locally-produced food and wine was a big part of that. Now I want to share some of the flavoursome highlights with Sydney locals and visitors alike.

So escape the city for a day and come join me for a leisurely day of wining and dining in the countryside.
I grew up in the Southern Highlands way back before there were any vines planted there. Now after more than 30 years guiding people from Africa to South America, as well as in and around Sydney, I've decided it's time to go back to my roots.

In 2018 I launched the Wildlife, Waterfalls & Wine day tour and it's been a hit with visitors to Sydney. As part of that tour I got to spend time in the Southern Highlands and I fell in love with the area all over again. The fabulous locally-produ…
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Where you'll be

Centennial Vineyards to learn about the pinot varieties used to make the region's award-winning sparkling, white, rosé and red wines. The garden at chef-hatted Eschalot restaurant to see where some of the ingredients for our country-style fine dining lunch are grown. Berrima to wander the historic township.

1 review

Hao
December 2019
If you have 1 day off in Sydney and you like food and wine, this experience will be perfect for you. Steve is a very friendly and make the group feel like travel with close friends or family. The food and wines are fantastic. And very nice Sunday with all nice pick up of wines.
If you have 1 day off in Sydney and you like food and wine, this experience will be perfect for you. Steve is a very friendly and make the group feel like travel with close friends…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Reusable water bottle

Sunscreen