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“A fantastic and fun experience”

Epicurean Food and Wine Tours
Ranked #6 of 106 Food & Drink in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: TOUR DAILY DEPARTING MELBOURNE SMALL GROUP (MAX 10 GUESTS) Epicurean Tours have provided the Ultimate small group tour throughout Victoria's leading wine regions, Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. The Ultimate Food and Wine Tour in the does not include chocolate and ice-cream shops. A 5-star food and wine tour that includes cellar door tastings with knowledgeable and passionate winery owners where you will taste premium wines that reflect the very essence of the region. You will visit wineries, both Big and boutique where we will present the great winemakers of the area and their compelling family histories. Visit 5 wineries and enjoy an exceptional 2 course seasonal lunch experience with a glass of wine. Includes hotel transfers, allowing you to sit back, relax in the comfort of your custom vehicle and just enjoy the stunning scenery. Our vehicles have free WiFi for your convenience and complimentary bottled water throughout the day. All inclusive. Book Now, Don't Miss Out!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Featuring a maximum group size of 10, hotel pick-ups and drops, a clean air-conditioned bus and a friendly and welcoming guide, Epicurean Tours surely deserves all the distinctions and praises it receives. The on-time door to door service cannot be faulted and neither the attention to everyone's comfort including chocolates, cold water and afternoon olives in the lazy Yarra sun.

The tastings themselves have been well thought out. The highlights begin with the De Bortoli Vineyard and its array of wines matched to cheeses. Lunch at Chandon is picturesque and hospitable and a great chance to get to know your fellow travellers better. The knowledge of the winemakers at the Coldstream Hills vineyard was impressive but the finale at Dominique Porte was definitely something special.

Many thanks to Bill for his hospitality and I will definitely be recommending this tour to everyone!

Thank SteveofBris
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

If you are looking for the perfect way to tour the Yarra Valley and enjoy some really amazing wine and food, then the Epicurean Fine Food and Wine Tours is the way to do it. Excellent value for money, informative and relaxing. I enjoyed every minute of it.

Thank elizachope
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

We had a great experience with Epicurean Fine Food and Wine Tours for our day in Yarra Valley. Bill picked us up from our hotel right on time! The van was equipped with wifi so we could update our status, email friends or check out the next place on our tour. He also had a cooler in case we wanted to purchase something and keep it cool along with bottled water for us throughout the tour. Bill had a great way of keeping us on track without making us feel under pressure to get to the next place. All of the places that we visited seemed ready for us and we were greeted with great samples of wine and cheese. Lunch was fantastic. All in all, a great day and a great company to use for the tour!

Thank Rooville47
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

I highly recommend you book this tour. Bill picked us up from our hotel bang on time. He made sure we had good service and attention at all the wineries we visited. It was a scorching hot day and he made sure we were always comfortable. There is plenty of wine to taste as well as fantastic cheese. The lunch at Chandon Domaine was very good. We were very full and tasted so much wine we only wanted coffee at the last stop. The winery staff clearly have a good relationship with Epicurean and were friendly and informative. Driving around the beautiful Yarra Valley in an air conditioned van with Bill sharing his local knowledge of the area. What a great day!

Thank Mirrors72
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Whenever we book a higher end tour, I tend to be cautious as to if we will receive the value that we pay for. In the case of Epicurean and the Yarra Valley Wine Tour, it was most assuredly worth the extra cost published by other tours. Starting with the fact that it is designed for 2-10 people, they pick up you up from the individual hotels, and you would be hard pressed to find a better guide than Bill, the entire experience was most enjoyable. The selected stops provided a range of wines, lunch was delicious and leisurely, and the interaction between Bill and the owners/staff at the stops spoke of well-cultivated relationships. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn about Australian wines in a relaxed and informative manner.

Thank CharlieHudson
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EpicureanToursMelb, Manager at Epicurean Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Charlie, thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to escort you and Ira to the Yarra Valley and glad that it was such a great day. Enjoy the rest of your time in Australia and safe travels.
Bill

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