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Ultimate Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour

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We believe we deliver the most memorable way for you to spend your day in the Yarra Valley is with Epicurean Food and Wine Tours.

You will enjoy fabulous scenery just over an hour from your Melbourne City accommodation, fresh and local produce at one of the most awarded restaurants in the Yarra Valley, Cheese and Wine Pairing, Sparkling and Oyster Match and Premium Wine Tastings.

Over 19 years of touring excellence our guests tell us they book with Epicurean because of the *extensive knowledge and good humour of our guides
*the well considered choices of wineries, all family owned and operated both big and boutique with outstanding cellar door experiences and
*the truly small group (max 10 guests) with hassle free and convenient City and Yarra Valley transfers
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
  • Personalized, intimate experience: small group limited to 10 people
What to Expect
Your tour starts with pickup from your central Melbourne hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minivan, set out on the 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 local wineries where you can enjoy estate tours and wine tastings. Enjoy lunch at a winery restaurant, 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
2: Yarra Valley, Yarra Valley, Victoria
3: Yarra Valley Lodge, 2 Heritage Ave, Chirnside Park VIC 3116, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from City Hotels and accommodation

Ports
Melbourne Port Melbourne
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2-course lunch with a glass of wine at leading winery restaurant
  • 4-cellar door wine tasting
  • Cheese and wine pairing at De Bortoli Estate
  • Live Commentary by Professional Driver/Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Oyster and Sparkling Match at Coombe Estate
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Epicurean Food and Wine Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Coombe Yarra Valley
  • Entry/Admission - De Bortoli Winery
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Not recommended for child aged 18 and under
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked the small group tour but we were lucky to end up with a tour with just one other couple. We found Nicci to be the perfect tour guide who also gave us an guide to melbourne as we passed though and even took...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank djc12345
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

highly recommend this tour. the guide was so frdly, caring, talkative and informative. always tried to show and tell us what tourist want to know and see eg even guide us to see wild kangaroo for this tour lunch was delicious and wine tasting is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mathewchan123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really happy to have booked this tour of Yarra Valley, I highly recommend it! We got to taste at five wineries and had a delicious lunch. Definitely more than enough wine and food to satisfy you. We had Bill as our host and felt taken...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank aeropostale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would highly recommend this tour to anyone who appreciates fine food and wine. I have been on many tours of a similar nature over the years and this one is way above the average. Everything was nicely laid out and waiting for our arrival at...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank FrequentFlier593893
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I googled the actual meaning of Epicurean because, I just needed to be sure and what it said was “a person devoted to sensual enjoyment, especially that derived from fine food and drink” well its nearly right but for Epicurean food and wine tours Melbourne...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Leah M
Nicci C, Manager at Epicurean Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review. We loved having you join us to visit the Yarra Valley and hope to meet again another time. I will let the beautiful Mornington Peninsula-awesome lunch venue too! know that we are on our way. Cheers Leah

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jenniferchong3248
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Response from Kara V | Reviewed this property |
After booking I received an email from them that said to call them 24 hours before tour to confirm pick up time and location.
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mikedynon
26 June 2019|
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Just let them know where you're located and the van will pick you up in the morning.... typically between 4-5
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