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Leogate Estate Wines

Leogate Estate Wines

Private helicopter wine tour to Leogate Estate for an exclusive degustation lunch and wine tasting experience in the Hunter Valley.

Regular price $1,790
Regular price $1,095 Sale price $1,790
per person
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Your 4 hour Experience includes:

🚁 45 minute Private Flight (each way)

🍽️ 2 hours ground time for Lunch

🍷 Wine Tasting + 🍽️ 5-Course Lunch

📍 Flights depart Sydney Airport (20 mins from CBD)

🏅 5 Star Helicopter Rides in Sydney

Leogate Estate Hunter Valley Helicopter Wine Tour

Overview - Fly from Sydney to Hunter Valley by helicopter to the Gates Restaurant at Leogate Estate

Your Hunter Valley escape begins at Sydney Airport with a spectacular scenic helicopter flight and private landing at The Gates Restaurant at Leogate Estate Wines.

Leogate Estate Wines, nestled against the spectacular backdrop of the Brokenback Ranges, has a legacy of international wine awards and a prestigious James Halliday 5-Star Winery rating. At The Gates Restaurant, you'll indulge in meals that have earned a Chef Hat for their quality and harmony with Leogate Estate's wines. Enjoy the best of local cuisine, celebrated dry-aged steaks, and panoramic views on your amazing day trip to the Hunter Valley.

1st Stop: Brokenback Wine Tasting at Leogate's Cellar Door

Your guided wine tasting experience at Leogate Estate Cellar Door offers a journey through their current vintage wines directly from the Brokenback Ranges. Hosted by a wine expert, you'll be guided through Leogate's rich history and relaxed tasting of their premium wines from Chardonnay, Semillon and Shiraz, to newer plantings like Verdelho and Tempranillo.

This experience not only highlights the estate's commitment to sustainability, but also its recognition in the wine industry. Leogate's consistent high ratings from wine critics, including a decade-long red 5-star rating from James Halliday and selection as a wine supplier for Qantas flights, are testament to the quality of their wine varietals.

2nd Stop: Degustation Lunch at The Gates Restaurant

Continue your journey to The Gates Restaurant, awarded Best Restaurant in a Winery in NSW in 2020 and the Australian Good Food Guide Chef Hat in 2023. At The Gates Restaurant you'll be treated to 5-course degustation lunch menu prepared by Leogate's Head Chef, while gazing out over the Brokenback Ranges. 

A small selection of your degustation lunch dishes may include:

  • Kingfish and Ocean Trout Mosaic (Blood Orange, Watermelon Radish, Avocado Mousse, and Finger Lime)

  • Wild Boar with Summer Melon and Mint Salad, Labna, and Lemon Verjuice 

  • Smoked Salmon Ravioli (Blue Swimmer Crab, Chervil, Lemon, and Caper Cream)

  • Dry Aged Beef Tenderloin (Mushroom and Marsala Cream and Asparagus Served with Creamy Potato Puree)

  • Malibu Poached Pineapple (Coconut Pineapple Sorbet, Candied Macadamias and Pineapple Crisp)

What's Included - Hunter Valley Helicopter Tour to Leogate Estate

Enjoy a breathtaking 45-minute scenic flight from Sydney to Hunter Valley, where you'll experience a private landing at Leogate Estate. Delight your wine palate with a guided tasting at the Cellar Door, followed by a sumptuous degustation lunch at The Gates Restaurant. After two hours of experiencing the best food and wine in the region, board your helicopter for a coastal scenic flight back to Sydney, finishing off an extraordinary day trip in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country.

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    How much does a Leogate Estate Wines cost?

    Leogate Estate Wines Prices Per Person Fly Return with Wine Tasting & Lunch Menu
    2 People
    Regular price $1,795
    Sale price $1,795
    3 People
    Regular price $1,663
    Sale price $1,663
    4 People
    Regular price $1,648
    Sale price $1,648
    5 People
    Regular price $1,658
    Sale price $1,658
    6 People
    Regular price $1,648
    Sale price $1,648

    ❗ IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR FLIGHT

    Where are you located?

    Rotor One is located at Sydney Airport which is 20 minutes from Sydney's CBD. Our address is472 Ross Smith Ave, Mascot NSW 2020 and we have off-street parking next to our building. When you arrive look for the blue sign with 'Sydney Heli Tours'. Please ensure you arrive 30 minutes before your booking begins for a relaxed experience.

    When does your free bus transfer leave from the city?

    If you've requested a bus transfer with your booking, it will depart 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to your booked flight time from Park Royal Darling Harbour and Sir Stamford Circular Quay. For example, if your flight time is 10:30am, please ensure you're at your requested pickup point by 9:15am. After your flight, your bus will drop you back at Circular Quay.

    Why do I need to provide my weight?

    We use this to calculate the weight and balance of the helicopter prior to flight. Please contact us in the event any single guest weights over 130kg or, for a shared flight, if any two guests weigh more than 180kg combined.

    What is the minimum age requirement for children?

    Children aged 2 years and older can fly. Our pilots will give them special attention to ensure they have an amazing time. All children will occupy their own seat and pay the same seat price (we don't offer discounts for children as we make sure they have even more fun than the adults 😁)

    Can bad weather prevent us from flying?

    Yes, adverse weather conditions such as low cloud, fog, heavy rain or high winds may require your flight to be delayed or rescheduled. If this is the case, your pilot will contact you at least 2 hours prior to your booking time to reschedule your flight. If your flight cannot go ahead due to bad weather and you wish to cancel, we'll provide a full refund minus any credit card processing fees we've paid on your behalf.

    Google says there might be bad weather on the day. Should I reschedule?

    There's no need to contact us to reschedule based on a weather forecast as they're often inaccurate! We use live weather data on the day of your flight to determine if flights can be conducted safely.

    Can I use my camera or phone during flight?

    Yes, we encourage you to take as many photos and videos on the ground, and in the air, as possible.

    What should I wear?

    Please bring a pair of sunglasses and you're welcome to wear clothing appropriate to the weather. We do recommend a wind-breaker jacket on cooler or windy days to keep your warm.

    Can I bring any luggage?

    Handbags, small backpacks or duffel bags weighing less than 10kg and less than 60cm in length can be carried. Its essential all baggage is soft and compact as it must fit in a small baggage compartment under your seat. We're not able to carry any rigid suitcases or airplane carry-on size rolling luggage.

    Can I fly if I'm pregnant?

    Yes, however we recommend flying prior to your third trimester.

    Can I fly if I'm in a wheelchair?

    Yes, our hangar is wheelchair-accessible and we warmly welcome passengers with special needs, as long as a carer accompanies them on their flight. Please note we unfortunately cannot assist with lifting disabled guests into our aircraft for OH&S reasons.

    ☔ BAD WEATHER & BOOKING CHANGE POLICY

    What happens if there's bad weather on the day of my flight?

    • We really want you to enjoy your experience, so we only fly when the weather allows a safe and comfortable flight. If there's bad weather (low cloud, heavy rain, high winds) on the day, we may need to delay or reschedule your flight. We’ll work with you to choose a new date, or allow you to reschedule at your convenience.
    • If your flight cannot go ahead due to bad weather and you wish to cancel, we'll provide a full refund minus any credit card processing fees we've paid on your behalf.

      Can I reschedule or cancel my booking if my plans change?

      • You can reschedule or cancel up to 72 hours before departure. If you choose to cancel, we'll provide you with a full refund minus a 10% cancellation fee.

      Are Gift Vouchers refundable?

      • Gift voucher purchases are non-refundable, valid for 3 years, and can be used towards any flight across all our locations.
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      Rotor One - Sydney Helicopter Rides

      We're excited to announce we now offer helicopter rides in Sydney, providing the same exceptional service and unforgettable experiences we're known for in Melbourne.

      Our flights offer unparalleled views of Sydney's iconic landmarks, from Sydney Harbour to the majestic Blue Mountains. Our tours to the famed Hunter Valley region offer a wine tasting and lunch experience that our guests have described as "the coolest thing I've ever done!!"

      We believe a helicopter ride is more than a flight — it's a breathtaking adventure that you'll remember for a lifetime.

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