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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour

Discover the flavors of Yarra Valley on this full-day gourmet food and wine tour. Enjoy private wine and cheese tastings with your small group, and learn about regional wines from your knowledgeable guide and through discussions with local vintners. Savor a gourmet two-course meal with wine pairings at a family-run winery and afternoon tea surrounded by the natural beauty of Yarra Valley. A maximum of 10 people allows for an intimate, personalized experience.


  • Small-group Yarra Valley food and wine tour from Melbourne
  • Cheese and wine pairing at De Bortoli Winery
  • Cellar door wine tastings at Yarra Valley's finest family owned vineyards
  • Enjoy a two-course lunch paired with wine at Domaine Chandon or Tokar Estate
  • Visit Coldstream Hills Winery, home of Australian wine critic, James Halliday
  • Afternoon tea at 10th generation winemaker Dominique Portet
  • Traveling in a small-group, maximum 10 passengers, allowing a unique and intimate experience

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Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour

Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour

An easy day trip from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is home to beautiful rolling hills and heritage vineyards renowned for excellent chardonnay and pinot noir. Begin your full-day gourmet tour with pickup at your Melbourne hotel, and then relax on the 1-hour drive to the valley. For your first stop, visit the family-run De Bortoli Winery to taste a selection of award-winning wines served with local and international artisan cheeses.

Continue on to Dixons Creek Estate, where you’ll have a chance to tour the winery and meet renowned Yarra Valley winemaker Graeme Miller. Feel free to ask questions about the winemaking process as you sample the estate’s offerings. After working up an appetite, make your way to either Domaine Chandon or Tokar Estate for a delicious two-course lunch. Enjoy fresh regional produce and cuisine among a beautiful atmosphere with vineyard views.

Next, stop in at Coldstream Hills Winery for another cellar door tasting and tour of ‘amphitheater’-style vineyards built on hillsides. Finally, visit Dominique Portet, where the same family has been making excellent wines for 10 generations. Sample different varietals from the cellar door and enjoy a refreshing afternoon tea in the elegant Mediterranean-influenced surroundings. 

Enjoy the scenic return drive to Melbourne, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in the early evening at the end of your 8-hour tour.

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9:15am - Depart from your Melbourne accommodation.
10:30am - Hosted Cheese and Wine tasting at De Bortoli Winery
12:00pm - Meet the winemaker, Graeme Miller at Dixons Creek Estate
1:00pm – Two-course lunch paired with wine at Domaine Chandon or Tokar Estate
2:30pm - Cellar door tasting at Coldstream Hills Winery and visit to the "amphitheater" style vineyards.
3:15pm – Afternoon tea and cellar door at 10th generation winemaker Dominique Portet. Enjoy the Mediterranean surrounds
4:00pm - Depart the Yarra Valley.
5:30pm - Arrive back at your Melbourne accommodation.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

If you enjoy wine, you must take a tour to the Yarra Valley with Epicurean. Our small tour group of seven people was expertly led by the very friendly and generous Bill. First stop was De Bortoli vineyard where we sampled a range of delicious wines expertly matched with various cheeses. This was followed by a real treat to meet and sample wines from Graham Miller, a wine making pioneer and legend in the Yarra Valley. Lunch at Tokar Vineyard was completely superb, and was followed by a visit to two more boutique wineries. Don't go with the big tour bus groups - Epicurean's personalised attention and service together with the great company of a small group made for a perfect day! We'll be back!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

So worth it. Everything about this tour was excellent. Our guide was great and being a small group tour meant it felt more like a day out with friends rather than getting lost in the crowd.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tastings were pretty good, generous with the varieties we were offered to taste. Our driver was friendly, pretty well informed, made us feel comfortable. The views are hard to beat, so just being able to soak that up was well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent guide who knew the area and was easy to talk to. He went out of his way to make sure it was an enjoyable day for us.

Fiona H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great day out with the very knowledgable Bill. As a single traveller found the company congenial.Weather as you would expect in Victoria in winter but not a problem. Tasted some interesting wines, cheese tasting was great and excellent two course lunch. Updating the tour description may be a good idea as still said lunch at Chandon.
Overall a great day , highly recommend this if a spare day in Mlebourne.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was a wonderful experience, our driver was attentive and was able to give us a lot of local knowledge. Lunch was a dream, beautiful food, location and people and of course perfect weather added to the occasion. The wineries were great and we were treated with special attention. It was a great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Bill is very nice and know the Yarra Valley very well, we had a great day with him and will highly recommend to our friends who will visit the Melbourne!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

excellent tour. Took us th large famous (but not necessarily good) wineries as well as very niche but makes amazingly good wine wineries. Our guy knew what he was talking about and really knew the people, their difficulties and the history behind Yarra Valley and it made our trip special!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We had a fabulous day. Bill our guide with Epicurean Food and Wind Tours was a very nice man and had some great tales to tell. He explained a lot about the countryside and the wineries. All the wines we tasted were delicious and the lunch at Tokar Estate was one of the nicest meals were heave eaten. It was a good time of the year to go as the leaves on the vines were golden and we were blessed with a lovely sunny day.

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