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Itinerary

Your tour starts with pickup from your central Melbourne hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minivan, set out on the 1-hour journey into the Yarra Valley—a scenic drive through the Melbourne suburbs and lush countryside.

The first stop of the day is De Bortoli Winery, a family-run establishment renowned for its chardonnay and pinot noir varietals. After learning a little about the winemaking process and the region’s most popular grapes, sample some of the award-winning wines for yourself, accompanied by a selection of regional cheeses.

Continue to Dixons Creek Estate, where you have the chance to meet the winemaker, Graeme Miller, and discover the secrets of Dixons Creek wine directly from the source. After a guided estate tour, enjoy your second tasting of the day—a selection of red, white, or rosé wines.

Depending on availability, enjoy lunch at either Tokar Estate, Soumah, or Ezard at Levantine Hill, where you are treated to a 2-course gourmet meal. As you feast on the seasonal dishes and taste regional specialties, gaze out over the verdant expanse of vineyards.

After lunch, the final stop of the day is at Coldstream Hills Winery, where you admire the impressive tiered vineyards before heading to the cellar door for a guided wine tasting.

Finally, relax on the scenic drive back to Melbourne, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

* Please note: from July 1, 2018 onwards, this tour will visit Coombe, The Melba Estate instead of Yering Farm & Dixons Creek Estate.
Tour guests will be offered 2014 Tribute Series Nellie Melba sparkling blanc de blancs on arrival matched with a beautiful freshly shucked Sydney Bay oyster with red wine vinegar & shallot dressing. 
Guests will then continue the wine-tasting with a showcase of the award-winning estate grown Coombe Farm Wine, approximately 6 in total.

Locations visited
Yarra Valley Dairy
Yarra Valley
Epicurean Food and Wine Tours
Overview
Right on Melbourne’s doorstep, the Yarra Valley is renowned for its fine wines and gourmet cuisine. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people for a more intimate tasting experience, and offers an itinerary to satisfy the most discerning wine lovers and foodies. Sample regional wines and cheeses at De Bortoli Winery, enjoy a 2-course lunch amid the vineyards, and meet the winemakers at the Dixons Creek Estate.
Highlights
  • Comprehensive intro to Yarra Valley wines and tastings with the winemakers
  • Dine with a view: 2-course lunch overlooking lovely Yarra Valley vineyards
  • Convenient hotel pickup and round-trip transportation from Melbourne
  • Personalized, intimate experience: small group limited to 10 people
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great day in Melby

Bill our tour guide was great!! Informative, lots of sights, good wine and food. Lots of fun. Highly recommended

Thank Eileen E
Nicci C, Director of Sales at Epicurean Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thrilled that you had a fun and informative day in the Yarra Valley, we enjoyed taking you !

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Great day in the Yarra Valley

We had a small group of 6 people but had an excellent time with tour guide Bill. Bill was very wise and had a god knowledge of the local area. The wineries we visited were all very lovely and the lunch was delicious! Will definitely...More

Thank PorangiPatu
Nicci C, Guest Relations Manager at Epicurean Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Always great to have locals join the tour. Thank you for your recommendation of Epicurean!

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Wine Tasting in Yara Valley

This was an excellent small group, wine tasting tour! Bill was very knowledgeable about the area and the wineries and it was obvious that he had great relationships with the wineries. We thoroughly enjoyed lunch at the winery and getting to know the three other...More

Thank maggieg748
Nicci C, Director of Sales at Epicurean Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Appreciate you taking the time to review and share your experience with Epicurean. Thank you for joining us !

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Yarra Valley Wine Tasting

Excellent wine tour. We had a small group of 3 couples. Our guide (Bill) was very knowledgeable about the wine history and wineries in the Yarra Valley. All of us were experienced wine tasters and our tour focused on the wines with visits to 5...More

Thank Richard W
Nicci C, Director of Sales at Epicurean Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you Richard for a great description for future guests with us on the day. It is no mean feat to visit 5 wineries and not rush so we appreciate that you enjoyed the day

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Very enjoyable Yarra Valley wine tour as part of a small group

The tour is well worth the price and includes collection from your accommodation, tastings at 5 vineyards (with accompanying cheese at the first stop, De Bartolis), a delicious lunch, and interesting commentary on the Yarra Valley and wine production process from our guide, Bill. As...More

Thank ClaireMclh
Nicci C, Director of Sales at Epicurean Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Delighted that you enjoyed your day, it was great having you on board. Happy travels :)

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The max number of guests on this tour is 10 pax as the bus sits 12 only. Epicurean are small group tour operators only-not over 10 guests
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