The Grape Italian Escape (Tour Event)

This is a truly unique and memorable tour experience out amongst the vines not to be missed! Immerse in a fun filled day beyond the vines touring a working winery, followed by a hands-on informative Italian cooking class and then gather around the table for a shared leisurely lunch taking in picturesque views of rolling vineyards and the Brokenback Ranges – a touch of Italy and serenity right in the heart of the Hunter Valley!

  • Meet and Greet/Pick-up at approximately 9:45am for a 10:30am start from all accommodation in Lovedale, Cessnock, Rothbury and Pokolbin (enquire for other locations). Return transfers at the end of lunch (around 4:00pm). 
  • Commence with a guided winery tour with tastings at one of Hunter Valley’s oldest producing wineries and discover the history behind the Hunter Valley and what makes us a world-renowned wine producing region. 
  • Next, we will arrive at Nicita Estate nestled amongst the vines, with views in all directions, where you will be warmly greeted by your host Jen for the afternoon with a welcome glass of prosecco or soft drink and starter of house made bruschetta.
  • Then we will gather in the kitchen for an informative guided masterclass and “hands-on” Italian style cooking class filled with pasta making, sauces and a delectable dolce using seasonal and local produce, with lots of laughter as you discover and perfect traditional recipes from Jen’s extended family’s heritage and passion from her 20+ years experience working in the industry.
  • Next, you are invited to join her at the table and take in the beautiful surroundings for a shared feast of all the creations you have made, along with an antipasto plate, salads and enjoy a glass of BYO wine or beer to compliment your lunch.
  • Cap off your picture-perfect day amongst the vines relaxing with a game of bocce and enjoy your dolce creation served with a tea or coffee.


  • Take home cooking notes for all guests.


Cost: $199pp (all-inclusive – BYO Wine)
Tour Operates: by appointment
Tour Duration: 5.5 Hours + Transfers
Refer to Bookings page for Tour Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policy

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