1. Australia
  2. New South Wales
  3. Sydney
  4. Cuttaway Hill Wines

Sydney: Taste of the Highlands - Fine Dining & Wine Tour

Product ID: 329696
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Escape from the city for a leisurely day of wine and fine dining in the beautiful Southern Highlands - Sydney's closest wine region.
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Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Wheelchair accessible

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  • Learn the méthode champenoise Aussie-style direct from the winemaker
  • Taste estate-grown wines accompanied by a vignerons platter
  • Meet the chef on a tour of his restaurant garden
  • Savour a two course fine dining lunch with matching local wines at chef-hatted Eschalot
  • Match sparkling, white, rose and red wine flights with foods during a Pinot masterclass
Full description
This leisurely day of wining and dining in the country begins with a scenic drive from Sydney Harbour to the Southern Highlands. On arrival at Cuttaway Hill Wines, owner and winemaker Mark Bourne will demonstrate the traditional méthode champenoise used to make champagne. You'll have a glass in hand ready to sample the final product before sitting down to a tasting of Mark's estate grown wines including some available exclusively at the cellar door. The wine is complemented by a vignerons platter that includes a selection of local produce.

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 meal you are about to savour with matching local wines.

To round out the day it's back to school with a Pinot masterclass showcasing the premier grape variety of this cool-climate region. You'll learn about the various Pinot mutations used to make sparkling, white, rosé and red wines. The class includes tasting flights of estate grown wines accompanied by matching morsels!
  • Small-group regional food and wine tour in the Southern Highlands (max. 11 guests)
  • Friendly, knowledgeable guide
  • Private méthode champenoise demonstration
  • Estate-grown wine tasting with vignerons platter
  • Chef-led tour of his restaurant garden
  • Two course fine dining lunch with matching local wines at chef-hatted Eschalot
  • Pinot masterclass and tasting flights with matching food samples
  • Return transport from Circular Quay in an air-conditioned minibus
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

The meeting point is out front of the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, 30 Pitt St, Sydney at 8.30 AM. It is a few minutes walk from Circular Quay railway station, ferry wharves and bus stops, and 5 to 15-minutes walk from most Sydney CBD hotels. Look out for a white minibus with the logo of the local partner on the side of it.

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Minimum age for this experience is 18-years
• Photo ID may be requested as proof of age
• You'll be eating and drinking throughout the day. A light breakfast before the tour is recommended. You can pick up a coffee at Underwood Lane Café right across the street from the pick up point

From US$ 217.87 per person

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Product ID: 329696