Private Yarra Valley Wine Tour
- 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