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Epicurean Fine Food and Wine Tours

Address: | Yarra Valley, Melbourne, Victoria 3191, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9598 0943
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Small Group
$158*
and up
Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour
98%
Ranked #27 of 312 Activities in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Food tours, Sightseeing Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: *Call direct for the best available Deal* Established in 1999...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Type: Food tours, Sightseeing 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.
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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A gorgeous day spent with the humorous and knowledgable Bill who guided our lovely group through the local food and wine of the Yarra Valley. Bill has an effortless and comfortable manner that worked to accommodate all our groups requests and questions. We meet the local wine makers, dined at a local winery, chatted to our wonderful travelling companions from... More 

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

Dear D2370, Thank you for taking the time to give readers such a detailed review of Epicurean Food and Wine Tours. I think you have captured the day perfectly. We don't take ourselves too seriously and definitely aim to deliver an interesting and memorable experience in the Yarra Valley. Guests that join us on a small group tour come with... More 

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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

First off, kudos to Bill, our tour guide!! He shared a lot of information about the area and wine makers on the way to Yarra Valley wine country. He even made a photo stop so I could capture some kangaroos. 5 wineries with ample samples and a great lunch at Tokar. If you're in the area, this tour is a... More 

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

Thank you Stacey for joining Epicurean, we loved having you on board and glad the kangaroos made it to the party aswell :) Delighted that you enjoyed your day. Bill loves his tours in the Yarra Valley and esp. enjoys showing guests the very best of the Yarra Valley and all the character that comes from hard working, family run... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Small is definitely best! This was the best wine tour we have been on. Bill is informative, knowledgable, flexible and good company. His close relationship with the owners means you get a high level of service and to taste a much wider variety of wine than on any other tour, pace yourself! The cheese and wine tasting and the lunch... More 

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EpicureanToursMelb, Director of Sales at Epicurean Fine Food and Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review following your tour with us to the Yarra Valley. At this time of year its always a great idea to try and beat the crowds as Yarra Valley is such a population destination. As you have said small group tours are the best way to go and we make bookings with the wineries we... More 

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This 1 day Yarra Valley wine experience tour was hosted by our guide and driver Bill who collected us from our hotel in South Yarra at 9:00am. We were also joined by 2 other guests from Melbourne & Japan. Bill made every effort to make us feel comfortable, to get acquainted with each other and explain the tour and itinerary.... More 

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

Hi Cris, Thank you for your review. Delighted that you had a great experience in the Yarra Valley. Small groups always make touring relaxed and easy going so you don't feel rushed at the wineries and while enjoying lunch. We appreciate you taking the time to review Epicurean. All the very best and see you next time you are visiting... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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