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Vinetrekker Private Wine Day Tours

Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03-9699 8148
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Ranked #2 of 216 Activities in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Food & Drink
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Owner description: Vinetrekker offers daily winery tours of the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula 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. Other regions include the Macedon Ranges, Grampians, Pyrenees, Rutherglen and King Valley.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Though my husband and I were not previously "into" wine, someone recommended the Yarra Valley tour as a way to see the beautiful landscape surrounding Melbourne so we thought we'd give it a try. We are so glad we did! The Tours Director, Paul Robinson, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. We both felt that we had not only seen some... More

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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Private Wine Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Jennifer for your lovely review and it a pleasure to host your recent Yarra Valley Food and Wine Daytour. Am pleased you took the time to get out of the city to see how pretty the Valley is. You can appreciate why people recommend it to you and I'm sure you'll now be joining the chorus. It's very satisfying... More

Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Our tour operator was knowledgable and professional. He took the time to find out our interests and catered towards us. As a person who doesn't normally drink wine, I still had a brilliant day. Steve took the time to explain the process of wine making and tasting. He made great recommendations on the other goods that were made at the... More

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Thanks Mary for the review of your recent Mornington Peninsula Food and Wine Daytour and terrific to hear what a great day you had. It's even more impressive given you're not a big wine drinker that you found plenty in the day to keep your interest levels up. Stephen is very good with his guests and looks to ensure they're... More

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I compliment this reviews from Jay N's review below. After a painful and unsatisfying trip from Goldcoast, we expect to have a very good time in Melbourne. First trip to Australia, we heard so many raves about how beautiful Melbourne is, the culture, the street art, the food, great ocean road, and of course the winery tour. As a Virgo,... More

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Thanks Bishibashi for taking the time to review your recent Yarra Valley Food, Wine and Wildlife Daytour and I'm delighted you had such a wonderful day. You made it very easy for me with the great attitude you bought with you which also made it very comfortable for the other guests. The Healesville Sanctuary is a wonderful place to see... More

Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is possibly the best money I have spent on any holiday tour - apart from the actual setting/visits, Stephen the tour guide knew every aspect of the area and at each stage made us feel 100% special. It is a day we will not forget, Stephen's knowledge cannot be surpassed but his genuine love of the area always came... More

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Thanks so much Michael for reviewing your recent wine and food tour and what a great outcome. It's certainly easy to see the passion that Stephen has for his work, it radiates through. He enjoys excellent relationships with the operators and always has an eye out for his guests. I'll be sure to pass along your comments to him. It's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Amazing! Definitively worthy! I was lucky enough to spot a random kangaroo jumping around the yarra valley very early in the morning, just before the landing of the balloon.

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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Private Wine Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks LordSpacer for taking the time to review your recent Yarra Valley Wine, Food and Balloon Flight. It's a long day but worthwhile and enhanced when you get to see some native wildlife in their natural environment. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated and we thank you for your booking. More

Madison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Melbourne was the first stop on our honeymoon. We signed up for the Food, Wine and Wildlife day tour. What we got was one of the most memorable days of our honeymoon. Our guide was Paul. I believe he is one of or the sole owner of the company. The tour consisted of my fiance and I, as well as... More

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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Private Wine Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Jay for your detailed review and I'm delighted to hear your recent Yarra Valley Food and Wine Daytour was one of the best experiences you had whilst in Australia. It was a pleasure to have you travel with us, especially as it was your honeymoon. I recall what a terrific attitude you both bought to the day and how... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

This was my first ever wine tour and (perhaps embarrassingly) I don't like wine. We went to celebrate a friend's occasion and may I say what a fantastic time we all had - even those of us who don't love wine! Firstly Paul was very friendly and helpful iver the phone and via email. Steve our tour guide was just... More

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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Private Wine Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Catherine for reviewing your recent Mornington Peninsula Food and Wine Daytour and very happy to hear it was a great success. It's a lovely region with terrific diversity and can easily appeal to those not into wine. Stephen is an excellent host, is very inclusive and enjoys very good relationships with each property. I'm sure you learnt a little... More

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

From start to finish the entire Vinetrekker experience was AWESOME...from the first contact with Paul who promptly called my on my phone in NZ to answer my queries and advise of our options...to Stephens prompt arrival at our hotel to collect us for our day AWESOME day out. Our group of three couples were all impressed with Stephens wine knowledge... More

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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Private Wine Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your effusive review and delighted that your recent Yarra Valley Food and Wine Tour was everything you expected and more. The itinerary is a nice contrast with each vineyard offering a different experience and I'm happy to see that this was what you experienced. Stephen is a terrific operator and highly valued member of the Vinetrekker team and... More

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had a thoroughly enjoyable day out in the Yarra Valley with Vinetrekkers and we would unreservedly recommend to anyone staying in Melbourne who has a day to spare out of the city. Everything from punctual pick up to drop off was fabulous about the trip. We did the 'food and wine tour' with six others, and another couple who... More

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Thanks Cara for taking the time to review your recent Yarra Valley Food and Wine Daytour and I'm so pleased you had such a wonderful day. We were fortunate to have excellent weather and a good group who all got on well. With such an environment, it's not too challenging to enjoy the wonderful wines and glorious food. We've developed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My husband and I visited Melbourne for the Cup and as this wasn't our first visit we wanted to get out of the city and see some of the much acclaimed surrounding areas. Steve was a terrific and knowledgeable host, we visited 5 wonderful wineries and never felt rushed. We liked being able to experience the contrast of visiting some... More

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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Private Wine Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Harriet and James for your review and so pleased to hear your recent Yarra Valley Food and Wine Daytour was a great success. It's a terrific region and one that certainly deserves an excellent reputation. Because we have been visiting the region for more than 20 years, we've developed strong relationships. It's evident the respect with which Stephen is... More

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