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Epicurean Fine Food and Wine Tours

Address: Melbourne, Victoria 3191, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9598 0943
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Small Group
$162*
and up
Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour
98%
Ranked #24 of 283 Activities in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: *Call direct for the best available Deal* Established in 1999...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Type: Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: *Call direct for the best available Deal* Established in 1999, Epicurean Tours provide a luxury, small group tour traveling 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! Call direct on the number above or visit our website for the best deal available.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our day was hosted by Bill and it was a great day. We were joined by honeymoon couple Raphael and Carmen. So just 4 of us. Bill was a great host and allowed us all to relax at the various wineries. We booked the tour through the Best of Victoria team at the tourist office had a wonderful day. Ended... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our group of 11, booked a private tour around Mornington Penninsula and was 100% satisfied with the service that your company, and especially Bill (our driver), provided on Saturday. Although we were completely unsatisfied with the service at t'gallant (at no fault of Epicurean), Bill was able to come up with a better alternative for enjoying the rest of the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I'm so blessed that I booked this tour. When I was planning my trip to Melbourne, I had found this tour Company and decided this was the trip I wanted to do - but wasn't sure of my itinerary so decided to book while I was in Melbourne. I was pretty sure I could leave it to close to the... More 

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

Thank you for a great account of your day. We are so glad we were able to accommodate your desired day and join us. Sometimes this can take some juggling as we are a popular small group operator but as we go to the Yarra Valley everyday we can usually make it happen. We appreciate your feedback on lunch too... More 

Shelly Beach, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Thanks Bill for a great day visiting the Yarra Valley. The tour you provided was brilliant and we look forward to coming back for the penguin tour next time we visit Melbourne.

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

Hi Bec and thanks for taking the time to review Epicurean Food and Wine Tour. We're delighted you had a great day and hope to see you on your next trip to Melbourne when you can rug up for the penguin parade. The other good news is that there is wine involved on this tour too :) More 

St. George, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This small group adventure was both fun and informative. Bill, our guide, provided a steady source of good information about the locale, the histories of the wineries, wine making in general, and was able to answer questions and add details. The wine country was beautiful, the wineries were very accommodating , the food and wines were lovely. This was a... More 

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

We love the word excellent and thank you for your review. We are glad it had the right balance of all things -including great food and wine. Enjoy your travels and hoping we host another tour for you when you are next in Melbourne. Thank you for taking the time to praise the day. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My partner and I (we are both 22) went on the Yarra Valley wine tour and it was amazing. The tour was small with only one other couple present allowing us to take our time at each of the wineries and get the most out of our trip. While the tour was a little more pricey than other tours it... More 

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

This is great feedback and thank you. We have lots of guests from all over the world with different levels of love and knowledge of wine so we are happy that you felt comfortable touring and exploring in the beautiful countryside. We hope this is the start of a life long affection for the great wine that the Yarra Valley... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Visited some great boutique wineries as well as the more well known of the yarra valley. Was a great day and an intimate tour. Our guide bill Was great company and had good knowledge of the area and wine making. Everything was covered in the booking costs- tastings, afternoon tea, cheeses and lunch.

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Brisbane
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Have never been on a proper tour before, however it was a friends birthday and she wanted us to enjoy a wine tour with her, as well as a few other friends. It was great. My wife has food allergies and Nicci informed in advance each of the places we had planned to visit so that there was food available.... More 

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

Thankyou for your glowing review! I remember this happy day and what a fun group you were. We were delighted to host the birthday celebrations and that a good day with a very big cake at Domaine Chandon was had. I think the birthday girl seeing her name in chocolate was a highlight. Hoping we have kicked out the start... More 

Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We decided to take Yarra Valley Food & Wine Tour provided by Epicurean on our Sunday wine-tasting trip as recommended by the concierge at InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto. Bill picked us up from the hotel as scheduled. There were only 4 people in the group which I preferred so we could have our own time to appreciate each place we... More 

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Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Picked up from our hotel and taken on a great day of fine wine, food and new friends. The variety of wineries visited was interesting and Bill's knowledge of the area added to the day. The small numbers on this tour mean you enjoy a personalised experience and are able to get to know others during the day.

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