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“Spectacular day, spectacular tour, spectacular host.”

Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours
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Yarra Valley Food and Wine Day Trip from Melbourne Including Lunch at Yering...
Ranked #1 of 255 Tours in Melbourne
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Vinetrekker offers daily winery tours of the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Macedon Ranges wine regions surrounding Melbourne. A Vinetrekker journey is a well rounded exploration of the region we visit, providing fine food and wine at a leisurely pace. We offer public and private tours, full day and overnight, so a tailored itinerary can be provided just for you.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Spectacular day, spectacular tour, spectacular host.”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

What a truly fantastic tour Paul operates - he's incredibly attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and in-tune with what his customers are looking for in a Yarra tour.

My wife had organised the day trip for my birthday and I had no idea what all we'd be getting up to; needless to say the whole experience was a massive winner. Paul knows his trade, and most importantly, he knows customer service. He remembered our names, listened carefully as we discussed our favourites and did a FANTASTIC job of talking us through wines at all our stops. We managed to sneak in an extra stop at Yarra Yering (delicious!) as well.

All of the wineries knew Paul, and it was clear he has earned their respect for running a top-class service -- as he has earned ours as customers. Paul was careful to talk to all of us on the tour (five in total, my wife and I and three others whom we didn't know, but got to know during the course of the day) -- he could tell what we each liked and didn't like and made sure everyone was included in the experience.

We'll definitely be booking again with him in the future, either for another Yarra adventure, or one of his other trips.

Great day and great tour, definitely worth booking with Paul and Vinetrekker!

Visited April 2012
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Paul R, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this review, 12 April 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the day and I'm thrilled that the day met your expectations plus some. It's always a joy to host a group of people who are into the day and love their wines like you did. And it's a beautiful part of Victoria too, one you never get sick of visiting. I'm also delighted the birthday surprise didn't disappoint and you've got some glorious wines to enjoy. Looking forward to having you travel with us again. All the best.
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“Great Day Trip in the Yarra Valley”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Absolutely wonderful trip! Healesville Sanctuary and wine tasting on a really beautiful day! Morning tea at Healesville and time to play with the sleepy Koala and feed the Roos. Then on to Yering Station for wine tastings and Lunch. Kangaroo is quite tasty. Finally, wine tasting at De Bortoli. What a beautiful valley filled with wineries, cattle, sheep and wild kangaroos. I could live there!. Thanks to the other travelers that made the trip really fun. Cheers! Darla

Visited March 2012
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Paul R, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this review, 2 April 2012
Thanks so much for taking the time to review the day and absolutely delighted you had the day you did. The Yarra Valley is certainly a beautiful part of Victoria and to see it as you did, around harvest time is seeing it at its best. And you can be lucky to have the right people travelling with you as we did on that day. All the best and thanks again for the business, it was greatly appreciated.
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“Great way to experience the Yarra Valley”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

We did three different wine tours on our recent trip to New Zealand and Australia and this one was, by far, the best. We chose to do the combined food, wine, and wildlife tour, which took us from Melbourne to the Healesville Sanctuary, then to a fantastic lunch and wine tasting at Yering Station and another wine tasting at De Bortoli estate. Paul was our excellent tour guide, but at Healesville, he handed us off to Terry, a volunteer with Healesville for 24 years who really knows the sanctuary and the animals. Low-key, relaxed, fun, and informative.

The sanctuary, wineries, and wine were all fantastic, but what we think really made this tour outstanding was Paul. He seemed to have great relationships with the people working at the sanctuary and both wineries, and as a result, we think we got special treatment. Also, we really enjoyed spending time with the other people on our tour. All in all, it was a fantastic day and a good value.

Visited March 2012
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Paul R, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
Delighted to hear your day in the Valley was the best of the wine tours you undertook and can't say I'm surprised. It's a world class region that offers so much and all so close to Melbourne. The relationships we have with the various properties are incredibly important to us and by working on them we ensure continued good service for our guests. Thanks for being terrific passengers and assisting in the flow of the day with the other guests. All the best and trust you're able to make it back to Melbourne before too long.
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“Wine Tour with something more”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Thank-you to Stephen for the best day out! Our tour was one of the best we have ever been on. Very personal, informative, different and relaxed. Not having to worry about where to be or where to go, great for my husband.

Visited March 2012
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Paul R, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this review, 30 March 2012
Delighted to hear the day was everything and more and you were both able to relax and enjoy the easy flow of the itinerary. We're very fortunate to have Stephen on board. He's incredibly passionate and has a strong customer focus. We trust you're enjoying some of the wines you've discovered and look forward to having you visit another region when you next come to Melbourne. Thanks for taking the time to post your review, it's greatly appreciated.
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“Fantastic day with great food and wine.”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

We really enjoyed the Yarra Valley wine tour with Stephen. Every winery was unique and had a great selection of delicious wines. A delicious lunch at Yering Station was a highlight. The pace of the day was relaxed and low-key and we had plenty of time to enjoy all the wines we wanted to try and enjoy the views. We would highly recommend this tour!

Visited March 2012
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Paul R, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Thanks so much for taking the time to review the day and absolutely delighted it was everything and more for you. Stephen is a terrific asset and his love of the Yarra Valley is evident. The wine, food and scenery are pretty impressive and it's all so close to Melbourne.
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