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Address: | Yarra Valley, Melbourne, Victoria 3191, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9598 0943
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: For 15 years Epicurean Tours have provided an outstanding small group tour...
For 15 years Epicurean Tours have provided an outstanding small group tour traveling throughout Victoria's leading wine regions, Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. 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. 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. 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!
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Great wine tour

Firstly thanks to Bill (tour guide) for making it a great day. He knew a lot of information not only of the wineries we were visiting but of the whole wine business. We visited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Anthony G
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Lismore, Australia
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Lismore, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Firstly thanks to Bill (tour guide) for making it a great day. He knew a lot of information not only of the wineries we were visiting but of the whole wine business. We visited four wineries and a microbrewery. The lunch at one of the wineries was outstanding. Thanks again for a great tour. Highly recommend using this tour company.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

we had our great time with Epicurean Fine Food and Wine Tours~ We bought some wines and ship to Hong Kong! The lunch is good and the view is the best! Highly recommend to who want a small group experience and just have fun like friends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Great selection of wineries, great people to talk to, great food, and great surprise to meet my favorite wine, dessert wine and blue cheese. It was great moment! I enjoyed a lot just talking to the people who love to work in the business. I felt so lucky to be there. No waste of a single drop of wine., by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a great day with Bill touring the Yarra Valley - we went to four different wineries and a brewery to boot! We are from California and go wine tasting a lot - these Yarra Valley wineries were all very good quality and stood up well to our experiences at home. I was amazed with the extensive tastings at... More 

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

Hi JazzSac, Thank you for taking the time to share your happy experience with Tripadvisor community. We are delighted that you both enjoyed your Mothers Day in the Valley with Epicurean. The wineries we visit have been selected for their great quality wine and because guests have a relaxed and unrushed experience with us when we visit them. Bill is... More 

Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We took the small group tour. Our group was very small, just my wife and I led by our very informative tour guide Nikki. We visited five wineries including one for lunch, where our host suggested wine to accompany the meal. Beautiful scenery great wine and no need to drive, all with commentary and anecdotes from Nikki. Highly recommend this... More 

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

Thank you, thank you. I had a great day too. Hope to see you again next time you are both in Melbourne. We appreciate you joining Epicurean to tour the beautiful Yarra Valley and bringing a great spirit to the day! With thanks, Nicci More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The day started with a perfectly punctual hotel pick up and just got better from there. Traveling as a couple from Malaysia we wanted to get a really good taste of what the Yarra Valley has to offer. We love our wine (which helps)...and were pleasantly surprised to get a crash course in wine appreciation from our bus driver and... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

After 3 weeks of touring Australia we decided to end the vacation by doing a wine and culinary tour in the Yarra Valley. Bill was the guide for a group of 8. He was entertaining and informative the entire day. We visited 4 unique and wonderful wineries and were served a magnificent luncheon on the patio of one of the... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Many guests say that a tour to Yarra Valley (with Epicurean!) is an ideal way to complete a holiday. It is a wonderful opportunity to see a beautiful part of Victoria and you must have struck nice weather to dine alfresco at Tokar Estate. The day is perfectly planned to provide a good cross section... More 

Toronto, Canada
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63 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We did the Yarra valley tour and it was by far the best wine tour we have ever been on. We visited four wineries for tasting. At one of them (Tokar Estate) we had a delightful lunch on the patio with a gorgeous view. See separate review of this superb restaurant. We were a group of four. Bill, our guide,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I booked this tour as a surprise for my best friend who came to visit me in Australia. I'd been living in Melbourne area for two years and finally booked a wine tour as a girls day out. I chose Epicurean since it has amazing reviews and it didn't disappoint. Bill was funny, informative, and flexible with our day. We... More 

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

What a great day out a wine tour is for a couple of friends. Great food, great wine, great view and shared with friends. Epicurean visit wineries big and small with a focus on family run, that really shows guests the history and passion of the Yarra Valley. Domaine Chandon is all part of a wonderful experience with amazing views.... More 

Midlothian, Virginia
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190 reviews 190 reviews
32 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Bill, our guide, was gracious, friendly and knowledgeable. The ride out to the valley was filled with local information plus listening to a podcast on "what makes good wine vs. bad wine". Brilliant addition! The wineries we were to visit were explained and we were even given choices. There were both large and small wineries. The lunch at Tokar was... More 

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