57 reviews of Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour
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Reviewed by JUDY S, April 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, and the beautiful Yarra Valley. It was very leisurely, the wine stops were great, and there wasn't any pressure to buy, buy buy.
The lunch at Chandon Winery was really, really good!
Reviewed by Shelley A, April 2013
We had a great time and met some really fun people while on this tour. The food and wine stops were excellent.
Reviewed by W H L, February 2013
Great day. Picked up at cruise ship and returned to ship late afternoon. A very good variety of wineries and scenery and a stop at a very nice country store. An excellent choice of different wineries in the region.
Reviewed by Mia H, February 2013
Prompt hotel pick up. Driver Fiona (?) pleasant/non-intrusive/good local knowledge with spot-on recommendations and suggestions. 4 wineries visited were perfect intro to Yarra. Chocolate "shop" stop and dairy were welcome breaks from wine/cheese tasting. Thoroughly enjoyed day.
Reviewed by Shannon M, February 2013
Really great small tour! It was only us and one other couple, but even if the van had been full it would have been a great day. The amount of wine and food was plenty! Lunch at Chandon was not extraordinary, but good (and a nice setting, fine considering all the other cheese/food etc.).
Reviewed by Randy E, December 2012
Small group experience with a friendly, knowledgeable guide. The wineries visited were excellent, with a broad variety of wines to taste. Many great cheeses and wines and really good company on this trip made it really worthwhile. I would gladly repeat it on a future trip to Melbourne.
Reviewed by David P, December 2012
Superb day. I have been on wine tours in most Australian cities and this is up there with the best. Brilliant winery choices (De Bortoli's Black Noble!), good food, knowledgeable guide - who could want for more!
Reviewed by Joanne M, November 2012
We had a lovely day out with Epicurean tours. We visited a variety of wineries in the Yarra Valley as well as the Yarra Valley Dairy for afternoon tea. All food and tasting was included and our guide, Fiona went the extra mile to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Nothing was too much trouble.
Reviewed by Marina A, October 2012
Whow !!! want an experience in one day, being pampered from pickup to dropoff .After our last experience on a 42 seat coach..never again.This tour was the best we have ever been on ..great company..exceptional chauffer...the only way to see the world is by travelling in small groups....Thanks to you Fiona we will be calling you again .
Reviewed by Fay N, September 2012
Excellant day - Fiona was most imformative and patient with us - we had a really relaxed day - and we must have made a great impression on Fiona as well because she spotted us walking in the City the next morning and tooted her horn at us :-)
Reviewed by Peter S, September 2012
Fiona was the best and the wineries were excellent. The De Bartoli stop included cheeses paired with the wines
Reviewed by Miika N, May 2012
This was a very exciting tour and enjoyed every drop of it, only 8 people in our group. Both the driver/guide and people at the wineries were very knowledgeable. When crowded our guide arranged for a quiet spot for mostly peaceful stating. Lunch at Domaine Chandon was very good. I'm glad I chose this over the tasting tour with a bus load of people.
Reviewed by Rodney M, Australia, April 2012
Great value and a trip well worth doing !! . Private tour bus was very comfortable - even though requested seating ( due to car sickness) was not fulfilled.
De Bortoli tasting was the best!!! private room and an excellent somelier who gave us all the attention we paid for in the extra $$$ for his trip. Some wineries left us "cold"- treated us like the rest of the "crowd"and we definitley don't like room temp whites - regardless of the "education" they were giving us. Domain Chandon PERFECT for lunch. Didn't really need the other 2 wineries after this feast . A cup of coffee with lunch is sadly missing and really would be a great addition. The tour guide could also learn a thing or two about including the whole group in lunch time conversations and not separating couples off for individualised tastings at post lunch wineries. Very poor form. That said we had a wonderful day and would recommend to everyone.
Reviewed by David S, March 2012
My husband and I booked on this trip for his birthday. We had a fabulous day with only four people on our tour. Fiona a tour guide was fabulous and informative. I would recommed this tour to anyone for a great day out.