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The Ultimate Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour (Max 6 guests)

Melbourne, Australia

From $183.33

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  • Offered in: English


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 2-course meal followed by cellar door tastings surrounded by the natural beauty of Yarra Valley. A maximum of 6 people allows for an intimate, personalized experience.
  • Small-group Yarra Valley food and wine tour from Melbourne and the Yarra Valley
  • Wine tastings and a 2-course gourmet lunch included
  • Traveling in a small-group, maximum 6 passengers, allowing a unique and intimate experience

What's Included

  • 2-course lunch with a glass of wine at leading winery restaurant
  • 2 Premium Wine Tasting Events and an additional wine tasting with Lunch
  • Live Commentary by Professional Driver/Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic Beverages

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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    Start time

    10:00 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    We pick up from City Hotels and accommodation

    What To Expect

    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 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 visit local wineries in the region and feel free to ask questions about the winemaking process as you sample each estate’s offerings. After working up an appetite, make your way to a winery restaurant for a delicious 2-course lunch paired with a glass of wine. 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. 

    Enjoy the scenic return drive to Melbourne, where you are dropped off back at your hotel in the early evening at the end of your tour.

    Yarra Valley

    8 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Epicurean Food and Wine Tours

    8 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
    • Not recommended for child aged 18 and under
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Nicci was a friendly and knowledgeable guide, we had a great day and would definitely recommend this experience to our friends!


    291 reviews
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    Nice food
    Lorraine_K, May 2023
    Food was lovely. If a little too much on the platters. Waste always concerns me What more do you want me to say, this is very annoying The surveys are painful
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Hi Lorraine, The survey is a default from TripAdvisor. You should only fill them out if you want to share your experience. I also think this review may be for the restaurant with the same name and not the tour business. Too much food annoys me too, ask to take some home :)
    Absolutely fantastic
    JEECHEE_M, Apr 2023
    Absolutely fantastic! Have so much fun. Good wine, good food and great people. Thank you Bill for taking care of us, and Helen for sharing her insights of wines.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    And thank you for taking the time to share the love. We are always delighted when Helen from Helen and Joey Estate is on hand to greet our guests and share her passion of wine and the Yarra Valley. Hope to meet again
    Lots of laughs and kangaroos with our wine
    LeeAnn_F, Apr 2023
    We had a wonderful wine tasting with Nicci. Our group kept talking about this day and what a highlight it was in a 2 week Australia vacation. Nicci is knowledgeable, friendly and adaptable. We felt like a bunch of friends by the end of the day. Please don’t hesitate to book this tour and hope Nicci is your tour guide. We especially enjoyed the Chandon tasting and the delicious lunch. The kangaroos were an added happy!
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic day in the Yarra Valley and that it was a highlight of your 2-week vacation in Australia. We will make sure to pass on your compliments to Nicci, who will be delighted to hear this feedback.It's always great to hear we have made a positive impact on our guests' experience. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the Chandon tasting and lunch at Rochford, as well as the added bonus of seeing the kangaroos. We take pride in offering memorable experiences to our guests, and we are pleased to hear that we delivered on that promise. Happy Travels and hope to meet again!
    Great company and excellent food/wine!
    Brendan_R, Apr 2023
    Nicci was a friendly and knowledgeable guide, we had a great day and would definitely recommend this experience to our friends!
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Thank you Brendan. We had a great day too. We hope you have a lot of friends we can meet on tour ! Happy travels 😊
    Great trip to Yarra
    john_p, Mar 2023
    Nickie was a great host and kept us informed. The small group added an intimacy that I don’t think larger tours would get. Beautiful weather and seeing a mob of kangaroos just added to the day!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Thank you John. What a lovely day our group of 4 all enjoyed! Great food wine and company. Happy travels home and we hope to see you back in Melbourne another time 😊
    Great wine outing
    William_H, Mar 2023
    Ethel driver/guide brought out the best of the history/nature of the area as well as the wine knowledge transferred during the tour.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    We are lucky to have such beautiful scenery, interesting history and great wine 🍷 so close to Melbourne. Thank you for joining us and sharing your experience
    Unimaginably Perfect Day in the Yarra Valley
    Elizabeth_V, Feb 2023
    It's hard to pick just one highlight of the trip. I learned a lot about the wines of the Yarra Valley, but we so enjoyed our tour guide, Bill, the beautiful scenery, and the other couples on the tour. The wine highlight of the trip was Chandon. I really wasn't expecting the quality to even exceed the French vineyard! It should also be noted that we had an excellent wine and cheese tasting at the DeBortoli vineyard. I liked best the La Boheme Cuvee Blanc NV and the 2017 Melba Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    We are delighted that you had such a lovely day with Epicurean. You have fabulous taste in wine too ! 🍷 Enjoy the rest of your travels and hope we see you again to show you some other outstanding wineries in the Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula region 😊
    Awesome Tour
    John_N, Feb 2023
    Absolutely awesome tour! Our cruise ship was diverted from New Zealand due to a cyclone, and Nicci came up with a great last minute tour for 6 couples. We went to three wineries for tastings, had a lunch that was better than many of the cruise ship meals and ended the day with a gin tasting at a local distillery. Driver/guide Bill was outstanding! He even made sure we saw kangaroos in the wild before the tour ended and that took three trips down various dirt roads. He also gave us outstanding information on our drive to and from Melbourne. We highly recommend this tour!
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Thanks John and 5 stars for your flexibility and communication leading up to the tour. I heard that it was an awesome group and the kangaroos got the memo to be out for you all. Happy cruising!
    Top Notch
    Jimmy_W, Jan 2023
    Lunch was Amazing and everyone one was so nice. Had an amazing time, great wine, great convo and great people!
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    That’s the perfect combination! Thank you Jimmy for joining Epicurean to explore the Yarra Valley. All the best
    Great tour and enjoyed...
    Wendy_W, Jan 2023
    Great tour and enjoyed the whole experience. Perfect weather and very relaxing. Our driver was great! Beautiful weather and swordfish for lunch was delicious!
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thank you Wendy. We very much enjoyed your company with on the small group tour. All the best for your future travels
    Happy trip in Yarra
    KwokCheung_N, Dec 2022
    Very nice day out to Yarra Valley! Nikki is knowledgeable, drive good and lead the group in a very good pace! Excellent experience in three winery and the lunch was tasty.
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Thank you. A great day for sure. Happy travels to you and I hope to meet again soon, maybe to visit the Mornington Peninsula next time
    A fun filled day!
    Katelynn_T, Dec 2022
    We had the best day! our tour guide was the best! We had great wines, yummy foods, and even ended at a fun gin tasting! So worth it!
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Wonderful!, glad you had fun, that's what its all about. Happy holidays and safe travels
    Great experience
    Sue_D, Dec 2022
    Fantastic guide. Nicky. Felt more like a day out with family rather than a paid tour. Good wine great company.
    Michelle_S, Nov 2022
    We had a lovely day visiting the Yara Valley with Nicki and her puppy Josie. Went to three excellent wineries, saw kangaroos run through the first winery which was an amazing sight! Had an fabulous lunch. A great private excursion!
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thank you Michelle for taking the time to share your experience. I loved meeting you and your family. Happy travels 🥂
    OK but would not recommend wholeheartedly
    Duncan_M, Feb 2020
    Not particularly good value Lots of time spent travelling, Guide was enthusiastic, nice person. Some of the vineyards were pleased to see us, others were just going through the motions. Lunch was said to be excellent but really wasn't
    A lovely day
    Chrystyna Z, Nov 2019
    We set off from Melbourne to Yarra Valley for a wine tasting tour. The first winery, DeBertoli, was excellent with the cheese pairing. Lunch was excellent. Our driver was friendly, courteous, informative, and helpful. Our tour was on the day of the Melbourne Cup. She found a winery that brought out a television and we tourists were able to watch the race. The con for the tour was that we really didn't need to do the last winery, or even the last two wineries. We had had plenty of tasting and after a while, the wine was "all the same."
    Great Day
    Janette L, Nov 2019
    Great guide,Bill, interesting travelling companions, excellent food and lots of wine tasting. A wonderful way to see the Yarro valley.
    Fun time
    Takashi_N, Nov 2019
    I had a great time with Bill and other passengers and really enjoyed beautiful wines and food matching last Saturday.
    A wonderful country respite from our city trip
    Matthew_L, Sep 2019
    Bill has an excellent tour guide that provided humor and useful information about our winery experience. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in wine or a Yarra Valley adventure outside of Melbourne!
    A fabulous Day Out
    Dot_O, Mar 2019
    The wine tour is well organised and a fabulous experience. A great way to get out of the city and see the Yarra Valley. The wineries are excellent and you get to taste the best wines that are produced in this region. Bill is very friendly and happy to accommodate special requests. Everything is punctual but with plenty of time to enjoy a superb lunch. Highly recommended.


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