Sydney Connections is the place to come for all the information you may need on what is going on in this most vibrant and exciting cities. Many people come to Sydney for the excellent Hunter Valley Wine Tours to taste some of the finest wines in Australia.
But innovative companies such as Travel Safe Bus Hire are now offering excellent wine tour packages that also include some of the best associated products that are made in the Sydney and Hunter Valley region.
Chocolate is such a product and there are some superb chocolatiers based in and around Sydney that are masters at hand crafting chocolate delights. In this blog we look at some of the best chocolatiers that you may want to include in your wine tour.
The Sydney Chocolate School
The Sydney Chocolate School is an institution in the city, it teaches traditional French techniques of how to make chocolates. This is all done by hand and tempering the chocolates on marble.
The school was opened in 2011 and to date over fifteen thousand students have mastered this most delicate of arts which also included international singing star Adele. The school would be a superb stop-off in any wine tour to mix your day up.
Adora Handmade Chocolates
Adora have four chocolate cafes in Sydney, and also operate chocolate classes for groups such as wine tours. These classes last for two hours in which students will be instructed to hand temper chocolate and produce their own creations.
Whether this includes something special for Mother’s Day or a festive chocolate Easter Egg the choice is up to you. At the end of the class you will be able to take home your own creations to impress your friends and family.
Coco Chocolate are the experts of handmade chocolates, using only the finest grade organic chocolate of the very highest quality. The chocolates produced by Coco are superb with high cacao content and rich cacao butter all flavoured with real vanilla.
Coco Chocolates are gluten free and the dark variety is also vegan. From Friday to Sunday Coco opens up their Middle Head studio for public visits and tours. You can sample the great range of products available fashioned with fruits, liqueurs, nuts, spices, herbs and peppers.
For ten years Rebecca Kerswell of Coco had been handcrafting chocolates for the prestigious Harvey Nichols brand in London, and now Coco is firmly established as one of the best chocolate brands in Sydney.
One of the oldest chocolatiers in Sydney is Haigh’s which was established in 1915, and since then it has been flourishing as a family enterprise ever since. Today the highly successful company is run by fourth generation family members still producing high quality chocolate to traditional methods.
Haigh’s welcomes tours where visitors can see the confectioners using great skills to hand make chocolate of the best quality. You can also enjoy great tastings and stay for a coffee or tea after the tour.
Any of these great chocolatiers would be a great addition to your next wine tour of the Hunter Valley, it would add that extra special element to a great day of wine exploration. If you think you would like to book a special Hunter Valley Wine Tour package then contact Travel Safe Bus Hire today.