- Sep, 08 2018
3 or 4 guests $185.00 AUD per person all inclusive
5 to 7 guests $175.00 AUD per person all inclusive
8 to 11 guests $165.00 AUD per person all inclusive
A Private Yarra Valley wine tour means that you can set your own pace. You are also able to tailor the tour to suit your preferences for wine, food and sightseeing in the region. The Yarra Valley is a breathtakingly beautiful region just over an hour from the City Centre. It is home to over 80 cellar doors (tasting rooms) offering a range of varietals with the main plantings in the region being Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with lots of Sparkling wine options along the way. The stunning rural landscape is peppered with a variety of farming pursuits including cows, sheep, berries, fruit and vegetable production set amongst the rolling hills of the valley. The Yarra River, historically the Yarra Yarra River meanders through the region adding yet another gem on this journey
Kate Goodman – Goodman Wines
After just 30 minutes after being picked up you will be in the countryside en route to the Yarra Valley Wine region. The journey takes in the neighboring townships of Warrandyte where the rural landscape is dominated by the Yarra River as it winds through the Warrandyte Gorge. and Kangaroo Valley, which as its name suggests is home to a mob of kangaroos that you will see in a natural bush setting.
Syd Bradford-Thick as Thieves
A Private Yarra Valley Wine Tour also means that you can take the opportunity to experience unique and memorable cellar door experiences. You may have always wanted to meet a winemaker or are interested in the many food and wine pairings on offer. Epicurean Food and Wine Tours, with 19 years of touring excellence under their belt have worked diligently to create winery experiences that will surprise and delight. Epicurean love the wineries in the region that are family owned and operated, pioneering families of the Yarra Valley as they believe this allows guests to be better connect with the region. This includes a cheese and wine pairing at De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate, a 3rd generation winery and one of Australia’s First Families of Wine.
Another experience you included on your Private Yarra Valley Wine Tour is a visit to the stunning Coombe Estate Yarra Valley. The once home of Australia’s first Opera Diva, Dame Nellie Melba. Set on 7 acres with Victoria’s oldest swimming pool is the lovingly restored home that is open to the public for cellar door tastings, an al la carte restaurant and award winning Coombe Farm 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.
If private tastings are a must do on your private wine tour we will visit award winning winery, Dominique Portet where their Mediterranean style cellar door and captivating barrel room is the perfect location for tasting Dominique’s signature Cabernet Sauvignon. Dominique Portet himself is a 9th generation French winemaker who now has son Ben as the 10th in a long line of winemakers. Dominique Portet got his first whiff of wine at one of the world’s most illustrious wine properties: Château Lafite-Rothschild. It was here in Pauillac that his father, André Portet, served as régisseur (vineyard & winery manager)
Private Yarra Valley Tour Dining
Your lunch dining will again have you spoilt with the many options presented. Winery restaurants that are amongst Australia’s best with exceptional food and service. Offerings extend from charcuterie and cheese boards to degustation lunch options. Summer Deck dining and cosy open fires in cooler months. Restaurants with kitchen gardens that you can wander through, chefs with passion and local produce that will inspire.
If your day in the Yarra Valley is calling for bubbles we will be driving you along the long, tree lined drive to arrive at Domaine Chandon. In the heart of the Yarra Valley, Chandon have recently unveiled private tasting rooms and a prestigious cellar door. Not to be outdone by the truly magnificent scenery the cellar door is elegant and sophisticated. Enjoy a range tasting of 6 sparkling an still wines or a glass on the terrace. Walk the grounds or take the self guided tour to discover the secrets behind Australia’s leading méthode traditionnelle producer who has been confidently crafting sparkling and still wines that are stamped with their distinct style.
If you feel like leaving the path of wine we can incorporate a visit to the bushland haven for Australian Wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary. Another diversion from wine is Four Pillars a local distillery specializing in gin with a modern tasting room. Another favourite may be the famous Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery to finish the day with an icecream.
Your Private Yarra Valley Tour is perfect for a couples tour, a family that want to visit wineries and include some other fun activities or a work group.
All Private Yarra Valley Tours can be designed with you and your group in mind. Prices start at $180 pp and include Melbourne and local transfers
Tour vehicle is luxury 7 seater Mercedes Valente
- Sep, 23 2017
Penguins Food and Wine Private Tour departs from Melbourne daily. The departure time is between 130pm in Winter and Autumn to 230pm in Spring and Summer months. The trip to the final sestination at Phillip Island is 2 hours with some interesting visits to be able to fully explore the region. This allows enough time to make he Koala Encounter and to feed the Kangaroos at Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park just an hour out of Melbourne. The Penguin Food and Wine Tour is designed as an up market, high end tour for guests that are looking for a full day out rather than just fillers before the Penguin Parade. Your tour includes meeting Australian wildlife and a Koala photo opportunity. We then visit a local winery for a wine tasting. Dinner is hosted before or after the Penguin Parade depending on the time of year you are looking to tour. In winter and autumn dinner will be after the Penguin Parade and in Summer and Spring, beforehand. This is because the Penguins make the journey from the ocean to the beach at sunset so we allow for daylight savings in Melbourne. We book Penguins Plus seating for your Penguins Food and Wine Tour so you have premium seating to sight the little penguins come out from the water. Dinner is a 2 course local seasonal menu at Watermark Restaurant, Silverwater Resort
Private Penguins Food and Wine
This is a private tour so you and your guests can tour at a steady pace. If you feel like skipping the winery and adding another activity you can do this. Some guests decide to visit the bathing boxes at Dendy Street on the way to the Phillip Island region.
- Aug, 24 2017
Tours for Two is a private tour to a Melbourne Wine Region, namely the Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula. This tour is very popular with guests who are visiting Melbourne to celebrate their honeymoon. As such the tour is designed to be exclusive, intimate and romantic. There are many “behind the scenes” events during the day. We plan your day with your wine preferences and activity requests in mind. If there is a winery that you have always wanted to visit in the Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula, this will be included. If you want to include a Gin Distillery tasting or a visit to an art gallery we can do this too!
The tour is designed to offer an exclusive insight into a world class wine region. You day will be relaxed and well paced. We promise a day to remember for many anniversaries to come.
Honeymoon Wine Tour Options
- Chocolate and Wine Pairing at Dominique Portet Yarra Valley
- 2 course Lunch at Domaine Chandon Tokar Estate, Ezard @ Levantine Hill Yarra Valley
- Cheese and Wine Pairing ar De Bortoli Estate including the most awarded dessert wine in Australia, Noble One Yarra Valley
- Premium Wine Tasting Flight at Yarra Yering Yarra Valley
- Wine Tasting at Coldstream Hills, founded by wine critic James Halliday Yarra Valley
- Range Tasting at Domaine Chandon
- Meet a winemaker, Graeme Miller at Dixons Creek Estate Yarra Valley
- Cider and ale tasting paddle at Napoleone Brewery and CiderHouse Yarra Valley
- Gin tasting at Four Pillars Gin Distillery Yarra Valley
- TarraWarra Museum of Art Yarra Valley
- Yabby Lake Wine Tasting and Sculpture walk Mornington Peninsula
- Chocolate Tasting at MP Chocolates Mornington Peninsula
- Barrel Room Tasting at Queley Wines Mornington Peninsula
- Lunch at RareHare Jackalope Hotel, Montalto Winery and Olive Grove, Merricks General Store Mornington Peninsula
- Eagle Skylift Arthurs Seat Mornington Peninsula
Your private tour includes Melbourne City Hotel/accommodation transfers at 10am with an approximate 530pm return
Tour in luxury Mercedes Valente WIFI enabled, with friendly, qualified guide
The rate of $800 (Australian Dollars) for a couple is all inclusive of 4 winery/events and a 2 course lunch with a glass of wine
Please include contact details email or phone so the day can be planned for you by our Tour Director, 48 hours in advance
- Aug, 22 2017
If you are looking for a shore excursion when visiting Melbourne, this is a perfect day tour for you. This shore excursion has been designed so you can relax and travel at an easy pace while taking in interesting sights and savour food and wine. You will soon get an idea of why Melbourne is considered to be the most liveable city.
**This is a private tour with a minimum of 2 adults. We are happy to accept enquiry for small group tours and all other queries can be made here including children’s rates and tour availability
We stop to see the historic bathing boxes where you can take photos and walk along Brighton beach
We then move on to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park where you are free to wander the grounds and feed kangaroos and take advantage of the many photo opportunities and listen to Ranger presentations
The Mornington Peninsula is just over an hour from the Port of Melbourne and the region where you can sit back and enjoy lunch with wine at a popular winery destination. The Mornington Peninsula offers breathtaking views of Port Phillip and Western Port Bays.
Before returning to Port we will head to the beautiful city of Melbourne and view some popular sights where the guide will talk about the interesting history of the City.
- First Stop is to Brighton Beach where you can view the iconic bathing boxes and walk along the beach
- Next stop is Moonlit Sanctuary where you will be able to feed kangaroos and see several much loved Australian animals
- A 2 course lunch with wine is hosted at a famous Mornington Peninsula winery. This visit includes a wine tasting of premium wines
- Venture back to the city centre for a driving tour of Melbourne City Sights including the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Yarra River, Federations Square and Queen Victoria Market
- Return to Station Pier Port Melbourne in comfortable time for your departure
- Tour in luxury Mercedes Valente. WIFI enabled
- Friendly and qualified guide
- Aug, 22 2017
Are you looking for a fabulous gift for Christmas?
Give the gift of a “Melbourne food and wine experience” A Gift Voucher for a Yarra Valley Wine Tour is a perfect gift for a loved one or as a gift to say thank you, sales incentives and corporate gifts. A Gift Voucher can be given as a Christmas present, birthday, mothers and fathers day pressies. Are ideal for birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or family visiting Melbourne to give them the opportunity to visit a world class wine region.
The lucky recipient will have 365 days to redeem the voucher and can decide on another region to visit in Melbourne if they have already visited the Yarra Valley.
You can purchase the voucher knowing that a memorable experience will be enjoyed in the beautiful Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula wine regions.
Gift Voucher Yarra Valley Wine Tour
Visiting 5 wineries and including a 2 course lunch this is the Ultimate Food and Wine Tour. The gift voucher for Yarra Valley wine tours melbourne is $195.00 is all inclusive and includes transfers, all food and wine and premium wine tastings. Your loved one will not need to pay for anything unless they are buying wine they can’t live without. It happens ! We will send you a link to a e-voucher that you can personalise and send as a gift. A beautiful and thoughtful gift to open on Christmas morning and can be redeemed as soon as Boxing Day !
Epicurean Food and Wine Tours Tour Daily so there will be an opportunity every day for guests to get on board with us.
The recipient can book online using the code sent with the voucher or contact us to talk about the tour and their preference for the Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula wine regions
Please note that Gift Vouchers are available for all Epicurean Tours private and small group including Tours for Two and Penguins Food and Wine Tour