Ultimate Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour

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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
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: As members of ABTA and ATAS we are 100% financially bonded. You can book your day trip with us in absolute confidence, no matter where in the world you are.

In Brief

Location:
Melbourne, Australia
Country:
Australia
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Small group ensures personal service
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Free drinks included
Lunch included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Yarra Valley, Victoria Australia

Food and Wine Tour

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Epicurean Food and Wine Tours, Melbourne, Victoria 3191 Australia

Food and Wine Tour

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Coombe Yarra Valley, 673 - 675 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream, Victoria 3770 Australia

Special match of an oyster and sparkling wine tasting at one of the oldest and renowned estates in the Yarra Valley

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: De Bortoli Winery, 58 Pinnacle Lane Dixons Creek, Dixons Creek, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775 Australia

De Bortoli is home to one of Australia's biggest and oldest families of wine. Enjoy a welcoming stop here includes wine tastings paired with fresh local cheese

Duration: 8 hours

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

Departure Time

9:00 AM

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

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

I had a great time with Bill and other passengers and really enjoyed beautiful wines and food matching last Saturday.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Bill has an excellent tour guide that provided humor and useful information about our winery experience. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in wine or a Yarra Valley adventure outside of Melbourne!
• Submitted 10 Sep 2019
Nicky, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the wines produced in Yarra Valley. She asked our tastes and tailored our visits to meet them. Lunch was provided at one of the wineries and it was very good. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 01 Apr 2018
Our guide Bill was absolutely the best. We visited a variety of wineries, each with its own special character. The lunch was lovely. You cannot go wrong by booking this fabulous wine day.
• Submitted 14 Mar 2018
This was a great tour! Our driver Bill was funny and very informative. We went to a variety of wineries ranging from small, boutique to larger, more commercial enterprises. Lunch was delicious and integrated nicely with our wine tasting. Great wines and the first stop wonderful cheeses too.
• Submitted 07 Mar 2018
We loved our day on the Yarra Valley!
• Submitted 09 Feb 2018
This was a great experience I loved all of it - from our very nice and informative guide - to the great selection of vineyards we visited. one of which also did one of the best dry apple ciders I have tasted in a while. it was a brilliant day totally do it!
• Submitted 23 Jan 2018
Great Tour! It was a small group, only six of us. Bill took us to 5 different stops and was very knowledgeable about the area and about wine. I would highly recommend this tour to others.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2018
This tour was wonderful. Our guide, Nicci, was relaxed, flexible, knowledgeable, friendly and managed to keep things on track while never making us feel like we were on the clock. I always worry about tours - big buses and uninteresting stops - but this tour was everything I could have hoped for. Because it is a food and wine tour, everyone was looking for a similar experience and we all got along great. I was also one of only two singles on the tour, but that was completely irrelevant - everyone was interested in conversation, but willing to let you stay quiet and just take in the view as well. On top of all that, each stop was excellent. The wines were diverse and interesting, the folks managing each tasting were great, and the views were incredible. I can't recommend this tour enough. I'll be seeking out this type of tour again in the future.
• Submitted 26 Nov 2017
We had a great day and loved every minute of it. Our guide, Nikki, couldn't have been better - informative about the area, knowledgeable about the wines, and very caring, ensuring a memorable day for all. Gaylene
• Submitted 14 Nov 2017
Our guide was very knowledgeable and prepared us for each stop before arrival. The wineries selected had nice wines. I dont know that it was necessary to visit 5 wineries as the types of wines were mostly the same because of the climate We were very lucky to had a very congenial group, which doesnt always happen
• Submitted 21 Oct 2017
What an amazing day. Bill our guide was so knowledgeable about the area and wine and answered all our questions. Very relaxed day out and even saw two albino wild kangaroos. We were treated to a great day out and a great lunch. Would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2017
We had the best day, great guide, beautiful lunch, great wines and spectacular countryside. Would highly recommend.
• Submitted 09 Jun 2017
This tour was fantastic!! We went two weeks ago and had the best time. Our tour guide Bill was great. All of the wineries were really wonderful and it was great to be able to have the experience in a small group. My husband and I really enjoyed that aspect. At every winery they were expecting us and were set up and ready to go with delicious wines for us to try. At De Bartoli they did a wine and cheese pairing that was DIVINE. We had a wonderful lunch at the Tokar Estate the grounds are beautiful!. The food was really good. We were picked up at our hotel right on time and dropped off as expected and the ride was very comfortable. It was absolutely worth the money! A great, great excursion from Melbourne!
• Submitted 24 Feb 2017
Our wine tour was fantastic - small group, very engaging guide Bill, lots of delicious wine and food... but mostly wine! The Yarra Valley itself is gorgeous and home to lots of wonderful vineries. We were fortunate to experience a handful of great ones, and meet the owners and winemakers for most. In one, we got really lucky and got to see the mobile bottling truck - not something you see every day! Besides being engaging, funny, and entertaining, our guide was very helpful in framing the day and helping those of us with limited luggage space decide where to buy bottles to bring home!
• Submitted 17 Feb 2017
Hard to believe what gorgeous vineyards are just beyond the skyscrapers of Melbourne! Our driver Bill was extremely knowledgeable and adapts easily to changes by owners to ensure your day is full and absolutely one of the best of your holiday. Even if you are not a wine drinker, the beauty is not to be missed. We purchased a bottle at each winery as every stop was unique and had something we wanted or a gift for someone on our souvenir list. Wouldn't have missed this excursion for anything!
• Submitted 15 Feb 2017
A great experience. Geat food and excellent wine selections!
• Submitted 09 Feb 2017
Our tour guide, Nickie was outstanding in her knowledge of the wineries and kept our tour on track with respect to having the right amount of time to visit each winery for tastings. Our lunch venue was a beautiful setting and the food was quite good. A perfect day!
• Submitted 04 Jan 2017
Amazing day! The wines, cheeses, and lunch were delicious, and the views were beautiful. The small group was great - only a few of us on this particular tour and we all, including the tour guide, got along well. We chatted, ate, drank, and laughed our way through the day. Perfect!
• Submitted 04 Dec 2016
My wife and I took the Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour on November 9 and were met by our guide Nikki at our hotel. Nikki drove us out of Melbourne to the Yarra Valley providing an explanation of sights we saw along the way. The group of 5 stopped at 5 or 6 wineries where we tasted samples of multiple wines produced at each and had the opportunity to buy any wines we liked. In the early afternoon, we had a very nice lunch served at one of the wineries. The experience was wonderful and made all the better by Nikki. We would highly recommend this experience.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2016
A terrific experience with a lot of tasting at 5 great wineries. Bill was a great guide. I would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 21 Sep 2016
Was a great day out with a very friendly and knowledgable guide. We were able to meet some of the winemakers and the hospitality and generosity at all the wineries was fantastic. Excellent lunch as well!!
• Submitted 12 Jul 2016
Great fun Good Tour operator and relaxed group of peoiple
• Submitted 22 Jun 2016
It was a perfect day with our friendly driver and the very nice choice of locations.
• Submitted 07 May 2016

In Brief

Location:
Melbourne, Australia
Country:
Australia
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Small group ensures personal service
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Free drinks included
Lunch included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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