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!
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.
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.
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 Australia
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.
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.
Sandra G Australia
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.
This tour was one of the best we had on the trip. Our guide, Bill, was very knowledgable and the cheese pairing, lunch and tastings were very enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to tour the Yarra Valley. We appreciated all of the history/tid bits of the area during the tour. Our guide made a conscious effort not to talk about the wine during the tastings and allowed the vineyard staff to do the talking.
A unique and fabulous way to spend Christmas Eve! Bill was a great guide, very knowledgable and informative as well as friendly and helpfull. All of the winery's he took us to were very good with plenty of wines to taste and lots of variety. Special mention for the wine and cheese at De Bortelli.
We had a wonderful tour. Our guide, Nikki, was friendly, informative and very knowledgeable about the wineries we visited and wines in general. The wineries we called in at were superb. The food at Domaine Chandon was to die for, and what a great setting! All in all a day to remember!
This was a great trip! Bill saw to our every desire and his relationship with the wineries resulted in very special treatment at every stop. I highly recommend this excursion and Epicurean Food and Wine Tours.
This tour was absolutely amazing we had such a fantastic day. The small group was definately the way to go ! A big thankyou to Bill our tour guide who was very friendly and knowledgeable .
Wine tastings were all brilliant and our awesome lunch at Chandon was so delicious can't wait for my wine delivery
Excellent day tour well organized good value for money
Made some new friends
Small group was great, the 5 wineries we went to were awesome including lunch -- was a great day out - will do it again
Our tour was fantastic as only my wife and I were the only attendees on this particular day and enjoyed an exclusive tour. This allowed us to remain at each attraction for as long as we wished; so we did not feel rushed at any time. Our tour guide Bill was relaxed and very knowledgeable of the region and facets of wine making. The meal at Chandon was marvellous, as were the attending staff.
Highly recommended tour!
This is the 4th booking of this tour. The last one was booked for my wife and she toughly enjoyed the experience again.
Some of the wineries chosen for her tour were different from her last one but these new wineries were first class.
I will be once again be recommending this tour to all of our friends and when in Melbourne again will seriously consider another day out on this tour.
Well done and keep up the good standard.
This was a really nice tour. It turned out that there were only four of us and this, combined with the great tour guide and the well planned itinerary, proved to a perfect combination for a very enjoyable day. All the tastings were at well-known wineries and the first in particular stands out. De Bertolli winery provided us with a tasting of different cheeses along with the wines and this made a huge difference to the experience. It would be good if others would follow suit as it meant that our palates were kept fresh between wines. Would heartily recommend this tour..
This was agreat way to experience the Yarra Valley. Bill was an excellent guide with good knowledge and a very pleasant and friendly. We tasted some superb wines and the lunch was great. the places we went to were all individual and all beautiful. We can't recommend this highly enough.