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Epicurean Fine Food and Wine Tours

Melbourne, Victoria 3191, Australia
+61 3 9598 0943
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Ranked #18 of 201 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Had an awesome day! Such great value for money, food was delicious as was all the wine. Bill was a great tour guide and made the day really fun. Everything accommodated for. Would definitely recommend!

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

Thank you for the review. A food and wine tour with a small group is a great way to spend the day, see the country side and drink great wine in the Yarra Valley! You were lots of fun too! We're delighted you enjoyed the day and we hope to see you again when you are next in Melbourne. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This was the first wine tasting me and my friend had ever gone on and we couldn't have picked a better company! Our tour guide, Bill was so knowledge, personable and fun to be around. Every winery they took us too was great and you definitely get your value for money with all that is included in the tour. Everything... More

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

You were awesome too and we are glad you joined us. Like you, we love the tour itinerary that gives our guests a good cross section of wineries , both big and small and food options in the Yarra Valley. Please let us know next time you make it to Melbourne, you may want to join us at Penguins, Food... More

Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Having only seen inner city Melbourne we were very excited to see the surrounding country side. The experience was easy, entertaining, informative and very very tasty! A fantastic opportunity to experience artisan crafters doing their finest in wine, cheese, jam and dining. The four of us are friends from uni and we were accompanied by two other couples from Germany... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We arranged our wine tour on line and were told pickup time from our hotel would be 8.50 am and Bill our host for the day was punctual and so began our Yarra Valley Wine tour.We visited 5 wineries of which we had only visited one previously.Our first stop included a cheese board with our tastings and our third stop... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your day at the Yarra Valley. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable day touring with us. We also love the stories of the Yarra Valley winemaking families that give this beautiful region such character. Hope to see you again when you are next in Melbourne. Happy Travels, Nicci More

new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I'm in Melbourne for a few months and wanted to check out the local wineries. I've been on a number of wine tours in my time, and, in all seriousness, this one was by far the best! Great wineries, great scenery, and an awesome driver/guide (Bill). You won't be disappointed! If you're visiting Melbourne, I would highly recommend doing this... More

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montville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Fantastic company with great attention to detail and customer satisfaction Would recommend highly and look forward to using them again in the future

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Nicci C, Owner at Epicurean Fine Food and Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Martin for your glowing review :) We are glad we could look after your request for an alternate day tour that you requested. Bill enjoyed your company and look forward to taking you out again another time. We appreciate your comments ! Regards, Nicci More

Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We booked and paid for our Wine tour on the 11th June, had received our confirmation letter and prepaid voucher. It was scheduled for this Saturday 2nd August. We had even confirmed hotel pick up details with them. Imagine our surprise when we get a call yesterday to say there was an issue as they had a group booking and... More

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

Dear KiwiGirl69, I'm sure you had a great day at the Yarra Valley. It's a great destination and a beautiful time of year to join a tour. We are a very popular Yarra Valley tour for couples (we often tour with 2 guests and this is a great day too!) aswell as groups We always endeavour to give the very... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

From start to finish, we had an amazing day. My boyfriend had organised the Yarra Valley winery tour, followed by an amazing lunch at Domaine Chandon, ending with a romantic proposal alongside the vineyards. Our driver Nicci was absolutely lovely, ensuring that the day was running smoothly. Wow, what a day it was for my fiance' and I, definitely a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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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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