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Epicurean Fine Food and Wine Tours

Melbourne, Victoria 3191, Australia
+61 3 9598 0943
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Ranked #14 of 196 activities in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Established in 1999, Epicurean Tours provide a luxury, small group tour travelling throughout Victoria's world-renowned Yarra Valley. By providing a... more » Owner description: Established in 1999, Epicurean Tours provide a luxury, small group tour travelling throughout Victoria's world-renowned Yarra Valley. By providing a first class service with a tour to suit the true connoisseur, "foodie" or wine enthusiast, each guest experiences a truly memorable day. Your Yarra Valley Food and Wine Journey includes hotel transfers, allowing you to sit back, relax in the comfort of your custom vehicle and just enjoy the stunning scenery. A maximum of 10 guests is booked per day but it's likely there will be less! We love small group touring and we can provide ourselves and receive from the venues we visit, a service that is only unique to small group touring. Our vehicles have free Wifi for your convenience and complimentary bottled water throughout the day. There are no hidden costs - we do not ask guests to pay additional tasting fees or for their afternoon tea. Everything is included! Phone the number above for the best deal available. « less
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a fantastic experience. My wife and I booked a private day tour with Nicci and had the most memorable day of our holiday. We traveled in luxury and style with warm conversation for the entire day. By far the most relaxing and enjoyable way to sample the sites and delights of Melbourne's Yarra Valley. Thank you Nicci.

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EpicureanToursMelb, Guest Relations Manager at Epicurean Fine Food and Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Brad, We very much enjoyed your company and I only wish I could've joined you both for a drink. It was a pleasure to have met you both and I'm delighted that you had a great day with Epicurean Food and Wine Tours. More

Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was in Melbourne on business and I didn't have a lot of free time to do any sightseeing. So I researched quite a few wine tours and finally selected on Epicurean. It was an excellent choice. At first I was disappointed that we were not able to have lunch at Domaine Chandon (they are not serving lunch mid-week in... More

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EpicureanToursMelb, Guest Relations Manager at Epicurean Fine Food and Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Joanne, it was nice to have met you too and we appreciate your great review of Epicurean Food and Wine Tours. Hoping we can meet you sometime again when your travelling and you enjoy your well travelled wine :) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This was a great thing to do. The intimacy of the tour and the wonderful people we met were only surpassed by the superb vines we we tried. Warning - you will spend money one things to take home. We were picked up from our hotel in the heart of Melbourne and every thing was taken care of. Lunch at... More

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EpicureanToursMelb, Guest Relations Manager at Epicurean Fine Food and Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review and such a valid warning for guests on the wonderful wine that you can take home. We're glad you had a great day with Epicurean Food and Wine Tours and hope to see you again. Happy Travels ! More

Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Loved our Yarra Valley small group wine tour with Bill as our guide. Met some nice people and it was just what I wanted the tour to be. Thanks

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EpicureanToursMelb, Guest Relations Manager at Epicurean Fine Food and Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review of Epicurean Food and Wine Tours. We are glad that we delivered on your tour expectations and you met some nice people on the way. Hope to see you again on a tour with us. Happy Travels, Bill More

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had a most enjoyable day with our driver Bill and an assortment of Australian, Kiwi, Japanese and American passengers. Bill picked us up at our various hotels and off we went along the freeway, then through some very pretty country, to the Yarra Valley. Our American companions were delighted to see some kangaroos en route and we all enjoyed... More

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EpicureanToursMelb, Guest Relations Manager at Epicurean Fine Food and Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Jane and thank you for your detailed review. You've described your tour experience perfectly as we offer a diverse range of wineries , big and small and other experiences such as local cheeses and meet the winemaker at Dixons Creek along the way. We're glad the kangaroos could make it on the day too. All the very best and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We did the Yara Valley Tour in November, 2013 (and I am ashamed that i did not give them their due until now). Bill was an excellent host and driver. He was entertaining and informative and totally flexible to what we as a small group wanted to do. When we come back to Australia, (we might skip Kangaroo Island but)... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a perfect way to visit some unique wineries. In addition the gastronomic sensations are Devine! Thank you, Bill and our Aussie, New Zealander, and Japanese can mates for making our mom's 90th birthday trip very special! This is a must-do trip for any wine lover or "let me try it" wine taster. You will be impressed by the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Bus tours aren't something we generally do but I had decided the best way for us to experience the vineyards of the Yarra Valley was to do a tour so we didn't have to worry about drinking and driving. I chose Epicurean Food and Wine Tours as it was a small group tour company with very good reviews on here... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Bill was a fantastic tour guide, very friendly and has excellent knowledge of food and wine! Very well organised day, one I will never forget! Can't wait to do it again!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This was my first trip to the Yarra Valley, and I had a beautiful day. We were picked up from our hotel by our lovely, and well informed driver Bill who had plenty of knowledge to share on the wine industry and wine making. The choice of wineries we visited was great, and lunch at Chandon, was a highlight.

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EpicureanToursMelb, Manager at Epicurean Fine Food and Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Louise M It was an absolute pleasure to share the Yarra Valley with you and Liz. Small groups are our speciality and they are always fun. We are the only tour that regularly has lunch at Domaine Chandon and they consistently deliver for out guests. Thanks for the review. Bill More

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