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Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour

Highlights
  • Comprehensive intro to Yarra Valley wines and tastings with the winemakers
  • Dine with a view: 2-course lunch overlooking lovely Yarra Valley vineyards
  • Convenient hotel pickup and round-trip transportation from Melbourne
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Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour
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Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour from Melbourne
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Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour from the Yarra Valley
From US$156.04
Overview
Right on Melbourne’s doorstep, the Yarra Valley is renowned for its fine wines and gourmet cuisine. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people for a more intimate tasting experience, and offers an itinerary to satisfy the most discerning wine lovers and foodies. Sample regional wines and cheeses at De Bortoli Winery, enjoy a 2-course lunch amid the vineyards, and meet the winemakers at the Dixons Creek Estate.
What to Expect

Your tour starts with pickup from your central Melbourne hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minivan, set out on the 1-hour journey into the Yarra Valley—a scenic drive through the Melbourne suburbs and lush countryside.

The first stop of the day is De Bortoli Winery, a family-run establishment renowned for its chardonnay and pinot noir varietals. After learning a little about the winemaking process and the region’s most popular grapes, sample some of the award-winning wines for yourself, accompanied by a selection of regional cheeses.

Continue to Dixons Creek Estate, where you have the chance to meet the winemaker, Graeme Miller, and discover the secrets of Dixons Creek wine directly from the source. After a guided estate tour, enjoy your second tasting of the day—a selection of red, white, or rosé wines.

Depending on availability, enjoy lunch at either Tokar Estate, Soumah, or Ezard at Levantine Hill, where you are treated to a 2-course gourmet meal. As you feast on the seasonal dishes and taste regional specialties, gaze out over the verdant expanse of vineyards.

After lunch, the final stop of the day is at Coldstream Hills Winery, where you admire the impressive tiered vineyards before heading to the cellar door for a guided wine tasting.

Finally, relax on the scenic drive back to Melbourne, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

* Please note: from July 1, 2018 onwards, this tour will visit Coombe, The Melba Estate instead of Yering Farm & Dixons Creek Estate.
Tour guests will be offered 2014 Tribute Series Nellie Melba sparkling blanc de blancs on arrival matched with a beautiful freshly shucked Sydney Bay oyster with red wine vinegar & shallot dressing. 
Guests will then continue the wine-tasting with a showcase of the award-winning estate grown Coombe Farm Wine, approximately 6 in total.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful Day in the Valley

What a wonderful day to be shown the Valley. Thank you Bill for your friendly and informative advice. That you to the guests on the trip, what a super day with new friends made over glasses of wine. We loved everything about our day in...More

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Nicci C, Director of Sales at Epicurean Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

These are the reviews Epicurean love, esp. when you have made friends along the way. Hope to meet again, happy travels

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The Premier Yarra Valley Wine Country Tour

We were in Melbourne for a family visit, and, consequently, we had little free time. We determined to select the best possible tour of the Yarra Valley wine country to serve as the capstone of this visit to Australia. I selected Epicurean Tours, relying largely...More

Thank scbecker2018
Nicci C, Director of Sales at Epicurean Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Epicurean. Happy that we were able to show you a good cross section of the beautiful Yarra Valley. Come back again soon, Bill will be delighted to show you another wine region, with thanks

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
BILL was great! Perfect day!

Bill was our tour guide for the day! He was very friendly and full of knowledge. We saw kangaroos along our drive and at the last vineyard. What a perfect day to sip some wine in beautiful Australia!

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Nicci C, Director of Sales at Epicurean Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Nice one! Sounds perfect to us too ! Happy Travels

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Lovely trip

Bill was amazing. We had a wonderful day, at incredible vineyards, with a lovely group of people. Wine was great, lunch was phenomenal, and ended our day w a sunset. Loved it!

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Nicci C, Director of Sales at Epicurean Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sounds like you enjoyed the day as much as Bill enjoyed hosting it. Phenomenal is what we aim for in all winery visit experiences so we are thrilled you enjoyed !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ask for Bill!

Thoroughly enjoyed our last day in Australia with Bill, our most excellent tour guide. Visited five wineries with an elegant lunch at one. The personalized attention we received at each venue made it special. Beatrice, our hostess at the De Bortoli Winery, stood out for...More

Thank mvprofit
Nicci C, Director of Sales at Epicurean Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I will have to ask Bill about Paul Simon's Graceland ! We are so happy you enjoyed your day, Bill enjoys sharing his passion for the Yarra Valley with guests and we make sure that we miss the crowds so guests have a good interaction...More

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Emmy R
18 April 2018|
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Response from Nicci C | Property representative |
The max number of guests on this tour is 10 pax as the bus sits 12 only. Epicurean are small group tour operators only-not over 10 guests
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