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The Ultimate Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour (Max 6 guests) provided by Epicurean Food and Wine Tours

The Ultimate Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour (Max 6 guests)

The Ultimate Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour (Max 6 guests)
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About
Right on Melbourne’s doorstep, the Yarra Valley is renowned for its fine wines and gourmet cuisine. This small-group tour is limited to 6 people for a more intimate tasting experience, and offers an itinerary to satisfy the most discerning wine lovers and foodies. Sample regional wines and cheeses at De Bortoli Winery, enjoy a 2-course lunch amid the vineyards, and meet local winemakers throughout the day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Comprehensive intro to Yarra Valley wines and tastings with the winemakers
  • Dine with a view: 2-course lunch overlooking lovely Yarra Valley vineyards
  • Convenient hotel pickup and round-trip transportation from Melbourne
  • Personalized, intimate experience: small group limited to 6 people
What to expect
  • Your tour starts with pickup from your central Melbourne hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minivan, set out on the journey into the Yarra Valley—a scenic drive through the Melbourne suburbs and lush countryside. The first stop of the day is De Bortoli Winery, a family-run establishment renowned for its chardonnay and pinot noir varietals. After learning a little about the winemaking process and the region’s most popular grapes, sample some of the award-winning wines for yourself, accompanied by a selection of regional cheeses. Continue to local wineries where you can enjoy estate tours and wine tastings. Enjoy lunch at a winery restaurant, where you are treated to a 2-course gourmet meal. As you feast on the seasonal dishes and taste regional specialties, gaze out over the verdant expanse of vineyards. After lunch, the final stop of the day is at Coldstream Hills Winery, where you admire the impressive tiered vineyards before heading to the cellar door for a guided wine tasting. Finally, relax on the scenic drive back to Melbourne, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Comprehensive intro to Yarra Valley wines and tastings with the winemakers
  • Dine with a view: 2-course lunch overlooking lovely Yarra Valley vineyards
  • Convenient hotel pickup and round-trip transportation from Melbourne
  • Personalized, intimate experience: small group limited to 6 people
What to expect
  • Your tour starts with pickup from your central Melbourne hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minivan, set out on the journey into the Yarra Valley—a scenic drive through the Melbourne suburbs and lush countryside. The first stop of the day is De Bortoli Winery, a family-run establishment renowned for its chardonnay and pinot noir varietals. After learning a little about the winemaking process and the region’s most popular grapes, sample some of the award-winning wines for yourself, accompanied by a selection of regional cheeses. Continue to local wineries where you can enjoy estate tours and wine tastings. Enjoy lunch at a winery restaurant, where you are treated to a 2-course gourmet meal. As you feast on the seasonal dishes and taste regional specialties, gaze out over the verdant expanse of vineyards. After lunch, the final stop of the day is at Coldstream Hills Winery, where you admire the impressive tiered vineyards before heading to the cellar door for a guided wine tasting. Finally, relax on the scenic drive back to Melbourne, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3667EYV01S
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2-course lunch with a glass of wine at leading winery restaurant
  • 2 Premium Wine Tasting Events and an additional wine tasting with Lunch
  • Live Commentary by Professional Driver/Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 2 Premium Wine Tasting Events
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Epicurean Food and Wine Tours
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from City Hotels and accommodation
  • Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Yarra Valley, Yarra Valley, Victoria Accommodation or Yarra Glen
  • Yarra Valley Lodge, 2 Heritage Ave, Chirnside Park VIC 3116, Australia
  • Yering Gorge Cottages, 215 Victoria Rd, Yering VIC 3770, Australia
  • Ports:
  • Station Pier Cruise Ship Terminal, 6 Waterfront Pl, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Not recommended for child aged 18 and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • 2-course lunch with a glass of wine at leading winery restaurant
  • 2 Premium Wine Tasting Events and an additional wine tasting with Lunch
  • Live Commentary by Professional Driver/Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 2 Premium Wine Tasting Events
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Epicurean Food and Wine Tours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from City Hotels and accommodation
  • Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Yarra Valley, Yarra Valley, Victoria Accommodation or Yarra Glen
  • Yarra Valley Lodge, 2 Heritage Ave, Chirnside Park VIC 3116, Australia
  • Yering Gorge Cottages, 215 Victoria Rd, Yering VIC 3770, Australia
  • Ports:
  • Station Pier Cruise Ship Terminal, 6 Waterfront Pl, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Not recommended for child aged 18 and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 4 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Yarra Valley
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Epicurean Food and Wine Tours
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Justine
Hampshire, UK10 contributions
Fab Day
Took this tour on Thursday March 12, 2020. Pick up from my hotel which was just outside CBD. Driver was very knowledgeable and took us to 4 great wineries and great lunch. Driver went the extra mile to help us out to ensure a greasy day had by all.
Written March 21, 2020
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Hugh
15 contributions
Great wine and guide
Mar 2020
Bill really knew the area and had a great energy about him. The food was by far the best lunch we've had on this kind of tour, better than most of the food we had in Melbourne! Would strongly recommend over larger tours
Written March 17, 2020
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Penny G
Melbourne, Australia58 contributions
Fabulous day out
Bill was a fab guide and very welcoming from the start. Kept us fully informed throughout and the vineyards we visited were all excellent. I would certainly do this tour again next time in Melbourne.
Written March 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karen W
Maidstone, UK36 contributions
Excellent tour guide with Bill
Mar 2020
Did the tour in March 2020, solo traveller, was meant to be on the Mornington Peninsular tour, but the company cancelled as lack of people
Did the Yarra valley instead. Great start with a collection close to my accommodation in CBD at 9am, small group, only 7 of us. Really nice day, saw some Kangaroo, tasted some lovely wine and cheese at the first location, lunch was amazing, did another 4 tastings (some not as good, but that is personal taste)
dropped off again approx. 4.30pm
Tour guide Bill was very knowledgeable, and funny. Good day out
Written March 11, 2020
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Kevin B
San Diego, CA2 contributions
One of the very best tours we experienced in Australia
Feb 2020
Great tour of Yarra Valley highlights. Our tour guide, Bill, could not do enough for us. We stopped at some great wineries plus Bill went on a few side roads to make sure we saw plenty of wildlife and vegetation in the area. He was very informative and always doing that little extra to make the tour an exceptionally memorable one. I highly recommend ….*******
Written March 1, 2020
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Megan S
Phoenix, AZ10 contributions
The perfect day
Feb 2020
My boyfriend and I had the best time on this tour. We are from Phoenix, AZ and have done lots of wine tours in California and Oregon, and this one was by far the best. Bill was so funny, knowledgeable and laid back. On the way from our hotel in Melbourne to Yarra Valley he took us to see wild kangaroos! Everyone knew him at all the wineries and he made the day so fun. The wineries we went to were excellent and the lunch was delicious. We did not want the day to end. Would highly recommend booking this tour with Bill.
Written February 22, 2020
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Nicci C
Awesome to read your lovely review, thanks for joining Epicurean for the Ultimate Yarra Valley Food and Wine Journey!
Written February 29, 2020
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Mario S
2 contributions
Incredible tour! Bill is the best!
Feb 2020 • Couples
My wife and I had an amazing time on this tour! Bill (our guide) was incredibly knowledgeable about the Yarra Valley and all the wineries we visited. 10/10 would tour with him again. Request Bill by name when you sign up!
Written February 21, 2020
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Nicci C
Appreciate you touring the beautiful Yarra Valley with Epicurean and Bill. All the best for your future travels
Written February 29, 2020
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Bianca O
1 contribution
Great experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
Had a great time with Our driver Bill, he was very knowledgeable and friendly. Great stops along the way. Would definitely recommend
Written February 21, 2020
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Nicci C
We love delivering great experiences so delighted that you had one with Epicurean visiting the Beautiful Yarra Valley
Written February 29, 2020
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Samantha B
Toronto, Canada20 contributions
Enjoyable day in Yarra Valley
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a great visit to the wineries with Bill, who was friendly and knowledgable. We spotted wild kangaroos on our way to Yarra Valley, which was a pleasant surprise. The wineries we were taken to all had stunning views and served great wine. We were pleased to have done this trip on a weekday because it was very quiet and there were hardly any people at each stop.

Top tip: have a hearty breakfast before you go because you will be trying a lot of wines!
Written February 13, 2020
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Nicci C
Excellent Tip on the breakfast. We are happy we delivered such an enjoyable day for you in the Yarra Valley. Thank you for joining Epicurean!
Written February 29, 2020
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Heather
2 contributions
Yara Valley Food and Wine Tour
Jan 2020 • Couples
The scenery was beautiful. Our driver Bill was skillful,patient and had an abundance of humor
The wineries and food were besutiful
Written February 13, 2020
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Nicci C
Yes they really are beautiful. We love a great cellar door experience at Epicurean and are delighted you enjoyed your day with us
Written February 29, 2020
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shannonrG8077TC
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Very professional and friendly
Nicci was super professional and happy to attend to our every request. She had great ideas for our big day out and
Q8614OQjakes
Q8614OQjakes
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Great day out!
What a way to enjoy the Mornington Peninsula! We were picked up right outside our hotel in the CBD which was real
lmcliffy
lmcliffy
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Great experience
Great private tour on the Mornington with Nicci, highly recommend. She has great knowledge about the region and is
JonathanL5000
JonathanL5000
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Amazing day on the peninsula
Amazing planning and execution. Great communication in the lewd up to my wife’s birthday trip. We err challenged by
Mishiemouse
Mishiemouse
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Baby shower with a difference
It was a fantastic day, well organised, the driver was friendly and welcoming. Lots of fun was had by everyone! It
motravel2020
motravel2020
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Fantastic Yarra Valley Tour
Fantastic day visiting wineries in Yarra Valley. This tour was top notch. First stop at De Bertoli set the tone f
WAEDelta
WAEDelta
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Great customer service
While I wish I could say we took this tour and it was amazing, unfortunately I can’t. What I CAN say is that Nicci’
FifromUSA
FifromUSA
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Day of wine tasting
Our tour guide Nicki was excellent. We had a great day visiting 5 wineries that were all great! Would highly rec
prasanna f
prasanna f
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Excellent day trip to the peninsula
Day trip was excellent with our guide Bill. The wineries visited were top quality and the lunch at merricks general
585maryp
585maryp
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Wonderful Wine Tour - We’d do it again.
Beautiful drive into the Yarra Valley for a selection of wineries with knowledgable vintners. Our delightful guide
Frank Lloyd R
Frank Lloyd R
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Awesome day filled with cheese, wine, and kangaroos.
Did a trip with our driver and tour guide,Bill. He was very knowledgeable and informative about wines and the Yarra
elisham99
elisham99
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A great way to visit the Yara Valley wineries
Bill was a great tour guide, very knowledgable about all the areas we visited. He knew everyone at the wineries as
DGregsonSmith
DGregsonSmith
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Grand day out in the Yarra Valley
Great day out led by Bill, a larger than life Aussie. Liked the small group which helped create a good atmosphere -
549craigg
549craigg
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A great way to see Mornington peninsula wineries and foods
Nicci was very helpful even before we got to the peninsula. She picked us up in her Mercedes van and we headed off
johncI9272AE
johncI9272AE
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Great tour and great wine
Our guide was Bill and he was fantastic. Enjoyed our full day wine tour with lunch. Highly recommend.
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