For all things gourmet with personalized service, join this small group Yarra Valley Food and Wine Tour from Melbourne. Enjoy private wine tastings accompanied by international and local cheeses, meet a Yarra Valley winemaker and pause for lunch in a winery served with matching wines. Your full-day tour includes a professional guide with local knowledge, plus return hotel transfers.
- 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
Recent Photos of This Tour
Coombe Farm home of Dame ...Photo by: Andrew C
Chandon VineyardPhoto by: Francis S
Cheese tastingPhoto by: Shannon M
Coldstream HillsPhoto by: Shannon M
Chandon vineyardsPhoto by: Shannon M
Domain ChandonPhoto by: Shannon M
Yarra Valley Small Group Food ...Photo by: Shannon M
DeBortoli Tasting - in media ...Photo by: Christopher S
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Yarra Valley Foods 1Photo by: Christopher S
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Yarra Valley Foods 2Photo by: Christopher S
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Yarra Valley SceneryPhoto by: Christopher S
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DeBortoli Tasting - Preset ...Photo by: Christopher S
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What You Can Expect
Head for De Bortoli Winery, a third generation, Italian family owned winery. From its vineyards in this premium wine growing region, De Bortoli makes a wide range of award winning wines including the world acclaimed sweet white Noble One. Taste a selection of De Bortoli wines accompanied by a selection of local and international cheeses.
Next, visit the working winery, Dixon's Creek Estate where you get the chance to meet winemaker and pioneer of the Yarra Valley, Graeme Miller.
Continue your food and wine journey with a two-course lunch at Domaine Chandon or Tokar Estate while enjoying stunning views of the vineyards and lake.
After lunch, visit Coldstream Hills Winery for wine tasting and and visit to the "amphitheater" style vineyards.
Conclude the afternoon at 10th generation wine maker Dominique Portet and visit the cellar door and enjoy some afternoon tea before departing the Yarra Valley and arriving back to Melbourne.
10:30am - Hosted Cheese and Wine tasting at De Bortoli Winery
12:00pm - Cellar door tasting at Yering Station Winery and visit to the Yering Station Produce Store and Art Gallery.
1:00pm – Two course lunch and 2 glasses of 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.
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.
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.
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.
This tour was amazing!
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!!
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!
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.
Absolutely loved this tour. Our guide Bill was very knowledgeable. Stunning views, wine and delicious food. A must do experience
The wine tour was such a fun excursion! Four delightful wineries were featured, as well as a brewery for our last stop of the day. Having only 8 passengers makes this tour much more intimate. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely recommend for solo travelers, couples, and small groups.
We had a fabulous day with Bill. He was informed, relaxed and a good spirit.
We'd highly recommend this tour, and especially Bill.
Thanks for a great day.