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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 followed by cellar door tastings surrounded by the natural beauty of Yarra Valley. A maximum of 10 people allows for an intimate, personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Small-group Yarra Valley food and wine tour from Melbourne and the Yarra Valley
  • 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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What You Can Expect

Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour

Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour

An easy day trip from Melbourne or the Yarra Valley, 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 Tokar Estate, Soumah or Ezard at Levantine Hill (depending on season, availability and size of group) 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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Customer Reviews

Kevin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Our wine tour was fantastic - small group, very engaging guide Bill, lots of delicious wine and food... but mostly wine!

The Yarra Valley itself is gorgeous and home to lots of wonderful vineries. We were fortunate to experience a handful of great ones, and meet the owners and winemakers for most. In one, we got really lucky and got to see the mobile bottling truck - not something you see every day!

Besides being engaging, funny, and entertaining, our guide was very helpful in framing the day and helping those of us with limited luggage space decide where to buy bottles to bring home!

Jack M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Hard to believe what gorgeous vineyards are just beyond the skyscrapers of Melbourne! Our driver Bill was extremely knowledgeable and adapts easily to changes by owners to ensure your day is full and absolutely one of the best of your holiday. Even if you are not a wine drinker, the beauty is not to be missed. We purchased a bottle at each winery as every stop was unique and had something we wanted or a gift for someone on our souvenir list. Wouldn't have missed this excursion for anything!

Doug E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

A great experience. Geat food and excellent wine selections!

William B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our tour guide, Nickie was outstanding in her knowledge of the wineries and kept our tour on track with respect to having the right amount of time to visit each winery for tastings. Our lunch venue was a beautiful setting and the food was quite good. A perfect day!

hmurphyjnk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Amazing day! The wines, cheeses, and lunch were delicious, and the views were beautiful. The small group was great - only a few of us on this particular tour and we all, including the tour guide, got along well. We chatted, ate, drank, and laughed our way through the day. Perfect!

Bernard C. D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

My wife and I took the Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour on November 9 and were met by our guide Nikki at our hotel.
Nikki drove us out of Melbourne to the Yarra Valley providing an explanation of sights we saw along the way. The group of 5 stopped at 5 or 6 wineries where we tasted samples of multiple wines produced at each and had the opportunity to buy any wines we liked. In the early afternoon, we had a very nice lunch served at one of the wineries. The experience was wonderful and made all the better by Nikki.
We would highly recommend this experience.

Jason W. F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A terrific experience with a lot of tasting at 5 great wineries. Bill was a great guide. I would highly recommend this tour.

Jillian R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Was a great day out with a very friendly and knowledgable guide.
We were able to meet some of the winemakers and the hospitality and generosity at all the wineries was fantastic.
Excellent lunch as well!!

Adrian G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great fun Good Tour operator and relaxed group of peoiple

Dorit1967

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was a perfect day with our friendly driver and the very nice choice of locations.

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