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Reviewed yesterday

After booking the trip I had a few questions about adding an animal encounter as well as the pick up point as that was not very clear from the booking. I spoke to a representative from Viator who promised to get back to me the day after. I received an e-mail with all the info the next day with all the answers.

Steven picked us up promptly at 8.35 in a spotless and very comfortable van. We were with a group of 8, a couple from England, Sweden and Hong Kong. Half of us went to the sanctuary first, the other half had a full day of wine tasting.

We were dropped of at the animal sanctuary first and Steven made sure to arrange us a volunteer guide and he waited until he was there. He also made him aware of our kangaroo encounter time and off he went to bring the other 4 to their first vineyard.

The sanctuary was great, beautiful place and I saw/ learned a lot about the animals there. We saw koala's, kangaroos, a platypus, Tasmanian devil eating a Wallaby, dingo's and a very fun bird show. I had so much fun feeding and petting the kangaroo, that was a very fun addition to the trip.

We were then picked up at 12.50 again to go to a nearby vineyard. We were so lucky to have picked the most beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky! First wine tasting was great and so easy being on a tour with Steven as they guided us right into a private tasting room.

Lunch after that was in a spectacular place, the view was stunning and the food so very delicious, many choices too. All this while Steven told us more about the area and history of the place. What a nice and respectful man Steven is, we couldn't have asked for a better guide & host!

After this we we went to another vineyard with another round of amazing wines to taste. And big bonus to have this accompanied but a cheese plate that made the wines even better! On our way back into the city was saw three kangaroos hopping through the field, what a great sight!

What a fun day we had, I would not have wanted to miss this in the world, thank you Steven, we had a blast, highly recommend!

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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good to hear from you MAJT3470 and thanks for taking the time to review your recent Yarra Valley Food, Wine and Wildlife Daytour. The combination of wildlife and wine is a terrific one and ideal for visitors who wish to see some native animals in a beautiful environment as well as enjoy world class wine and food. In Stephen, we have a very dedicated, professional and well organised guide who works hard to ensure his guests have the best possible experience. He'll be thrilled to know how much you loved the day. Thanks for your support and good travels.

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Reviewed yesterday

Such a great day, started by visiting the wildlife sanctuary , we were so lucky, we saw a dingo eating a random bird that flew into his area, then got to stroke one that was on its walk, made feeding time with the wallabies and stroked them too, and the Koalas were so active, then made our way to 2 vineyards, the first we had lunch at , which was excellent and second the wine was paired with cheeses, Highly recommend this day out we really enjoyed it

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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Lou for the review of your recent Yarra Valley Wildlife and Wine Daytour and we greatly appreciate your strong recommendation. It's a terrific tour that combines native wildlife with great wine and food, two things that are very high on the list of activities for visitors to Melbourne. To interact with the animals and witness the drama in the dingo enclosure are memories that will be long lasting. All the best and thanks for your support.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Thank you Rob for a truly wonderful experience :) you’re knowledge of the region was outstanding! We had so much fun and can’t recommend this tour highly enough!!! Five stars

Thank Erica N
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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review Erica and great to hear how perfect your recent tour was. Rob takes such excellent care of his guests, we're becoming accustomed to receiving glowing feedback about him. Thanks for supporting us and we greatly appreciate your recommendation. All the best.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a combined wildlife and wine tour. One of the reasons was that it includes two wineries rather than five. We didn’t want to get totally drunk in the end. It turned out to be a wonderful tour. Adrian is so knowledgeable in many aspects of life in Australia not just the wines. The wildlife park was very special with birds show - make sure you don’t miss that. The lunch was perfect, overlooking the valley with excellent choice of high quality dishes. Both vineyards were high quality however we bought many award winning sweet wines at De Bortoli. It’s a very well organized and memorable tour, and we definitely recommend it.

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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Anna for taking the time to review your recent Yarra Valley Food, Wine and Wildlife Daytour and so pleased to hear what a wonderful day it was. It's a wonderful tour if you're not looking to visit 5 vineyards and provides a terrific overview of two of the Valley's highlights. Adrian brings a relaxed and personal feel to the tour and is able to keep the day moving without you feeling rushed. Good to see you purchased some excellent wines and know they'll provide you with some long lasting memories of your Vinetrekker tour. All the best and thanks again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Steve was the perfect wine tour guide.He has a great knowledge of winesand the history of the Yarra Valley.Good value for the money.

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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Scenic26056144937 for taking the time to review your recent Yarra Valley Food and Wine Daytour and we can only concur that Stephen is a highly qualified guide. His knowledge of wine and the Yarra Valley is second to none and he shares it all in a very easy going manner. While the tour is not the cheapest available, it does represent excellent value for money. We're very grateful for your support and thank you for travelling with us.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paul took us to 5 wineries and a gourmet lunch at Yering station winery. Scenery was beautiful, the wines very good and we had a great education into wine, the valley and Melbourne. Great day!!!

Thank Dorilingle
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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lovely hearing from you Chloe and a pleasure having you travel with us. Our Yarra Valley Food and Wine Daytour offers visitors a terrific overview of the great wines and food that are being produced in this world class wine region. Delighted to see that your experience was a great one. We can't ask for better than that. Thanks for the booking and all the best.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing day of food and wine tasting with our guide Stephen. His friendliness in combination with having a small group of eight made the tour fun and personal. Add to that the excellent wines at each of the five vineyards visited that varied in size and the fantastic lunch provided at Yering Station, as well as the paired cheese tatsing offered at De Bortoli Wines and all together it makes for an oustanding experience.

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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Culture33040499051 and great to hear how much you loved your recent Yarra Valley Food and Wine Daytour with Stephen. The small size of our groups makes for a more personalised experience and really adds to the days enjoyment. The five vineyards all offer something that's different and are a wonderful complement to each other. Thanks again for your support, we very much appreciated it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour with a great tour guide, Shane. Excellent range of wineries and so much knowledge of the region and the each specific regions. Really enjoyed the day and the food was amazing at Yearing Station! Highly recommend this tour to everyone. So happy I decided to do this tour and was so easy to organise even at the last minute.

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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good to hear from you anishkakrishna and thnaks for the review of your recent Yarra Valley Food and Wine Daytour. Shane is an excellent guide and he brings a lot of energy and passion to the day. Not surprised you had an amazing meal at Yering Station, it continually exceeds the expectations of guests. We're delighted you chose to travel with Vinetrekker too and pleased that it was an effortless experience. All the best and thanks for travelling with us.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rob was a fab guide and generous host. Lunch venue was beautiful and wines of the day were over the top. Visitors to Melbourne shouldn’t miss this experience as part of their Australian adventure.

Thank mythingmary
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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks mythingmary for reviewing your recent Yarra Valley Food and Wine Daytour and great to hear how much you loved it. Rob is a very generous guide and has lots of information to share with his guests. We pride ourselves on offering the best quality food and wine of any public wine tour and pleased to see you share this view. We'd encourage more visitors to Melbourne to take your advice and spend a day with Vinetrekker in the beautiful Yarra Valley. Thanks for supporting us and all the best.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

AWESOME day!!! Well worth the money & the highlight of our trip. Rob our tour guide went over and above ensuring we both had a great time which we both did, he was so knowledgeable, he was super friendly, chatty & kind. Its obvious he genuinely enjoys his job as he does it so well! Weather was great, wines were delicious & food too. Beautiful spot to visit and so glad we did it. We couldn't recommend this enough

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vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Kristy and delighted to hear the Food and Wine Daytour was the highlight of your visit to Melbourne. Not surprised you enjoyed Rob's company. He's well suited to tour guiding and has a lot of knowledge to share. The care he extends to his guests is first class and he wants them to have the best possible experience. Thanks again for supoorting us and your recommedation is greatly appreciated.

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