Morphy’s Provisions – Producer of the Month

Morphy's Provisions - Producer of the Month

Morphys Provision products are hand made products produced solely by Ian Morphy. Ian, who now lives at Werai (Southern Highlands), is dedicated to using only the finest produce and offering the tastiest products. Whenever possible Ian uses locally sourced produce from the Southern Highlands. The range covers – chutneys, jams, jellies, marmalades, butters, dressings and sauces. Most of the products are gluten free.

Some history behind the Morphys Provisions range. Ian worked as a Hotel and Restaurant Inspector for the U.K. Michelin Guide back in the eighties. For nearly 28 years Ian and his wife, Jenny, owned and operated the Maitland restaurant, The Old George & Dragon. In that 28 years Ians reputation as a fine chef lead to much recognition from his piers :– Recipient of Restaurant & Caterers Association awards including the Hall of Fame in 2006. Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guides ‘ Professional Excellence Award’ in 2007. Also awarded SMH ‘Chefs Hat’ awards over the many years.

The line of condiments started in 1994 (chiefly as jams and marmalades for the Old George and Dragon Guesthouse customers to enjoy at breakfast.) Ian’s chutneys evolved from some of his famous dishes that appeared on his restaurants menus. The range has grown since then – The Morphys retired from the restaurant in 2009.

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Group Information

What is the minimum number of people you will pick up?

There is no minimum restriction to book so singles and couples can book tours, but there is a minimum number of people needed to run tours effectively.

We do our best to make sure every tour runs, which sometimes means shuffling minimum numbers together so tours can operate.

We need to group together at least  4 people (minimum number shown on each tour) for it to operate.

Do you take parties like a 40th or 50th?

Yes. A day tour with your friends enjoying drinks and tasty food is one of the most enjoyable but hassle free ways to celebrate a birthday. We take care of the details and let us know if you would like something extra special too!

What size groups can you cater too?

Each tour vehicle contains passengers from multiple bookings until it is filled to the ‘maximum guest limit’ (shown on each tour). This limit keeps our group small so it’s fast and fun with premium access.

A tour will operate when a minimum of four seats are booked. If there are only four seats booked, great you will have the tour all to yourselves in one of our smaller vehicles. The more a tour fills up, the bigger the vehicle we use until our maximum guest limit for that tour is reached.

If you would like a completely private tour for two, or, have a larger group than the ‘maximum guest limit’ please contact us for options.

We can cater to larger groups by combining multiple vehicles for any tour.

Transfer Locations

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Sydney Transfers

  • SYDNEY direct transfers are not available.
  • To arrive from Sydney customers can catch the train between ‘Sydney-Newcastle-Maitland’ and request a Two Fat Blokes pick-up/drop-off at ‘Maitland’.

Transfer Fee Information

  • Flat rate is a single price for pick-up/drop-off at that location whether it’s two people or a full group of people.
  • Minimum 2 person pickup is required to operate the pickup service to fee based locations.
  • Fees are in addition to your tour booking and will be collected by your guide at time of pick-up. Please pay these fees by cash, ATM’s will be available on the tour.
Visit Wineries

Discover up to 3 great wineries handpicked for you.

How do you determine which wineries are best for my group?

Because we know the area so well and try to deliver the best experiences based on:
– Rave reviews from previous tour groups
– Boutique, non-touristy locations
– Excellent wines, moderately priced
– Warm & friendly service
– Perks available (cellar tours, barrel-tasting, wine-maker available, etc.)

Which wineries do we visit?

There is no set schedule of wineries. Our tour guides will take advantage of the best winery experiences available on that day, including special events, to make sure you get the most value from your itinerary, have an enjoyable day and maximise your taste time of the Hunter Valley.