- Jun, 26 2020
Food and Wine
I’ve discovered that you can define the very joy for a business that shares food and wine with people as it sprawls out of hibernation.
The very nature of this delight, was initially, not so easy to articulate but after close to 4 months of mastering sour dough bread (once or twice) and making many, many variations of Florentines (with an Australian icon of cornflakes) it has come into sharp focus.
It is quite simply the stories of the fabulous wine regions of Australia and how they came to be.
Not just the taste of wine but the taste of the varying terroir, not just the taste of the food but the abundance of the produce and the skill of the dedicated artisan producers.
It is the connection with the families and small business owners that run wineries, winemakers, culinary artists and chefs who feed and nurture their local communities and food and wine lovers hungry to explore.
These stories add an essential ingredient to the life long practice of sharing food and wine Visitors into these world class Australian food and wine destinations leave with an appreciation of the quality, innovation, hard work and determination that sits alongside the beautiful romance of wine and the love of good food.
Every great wine has a story, every label, every varietal, every vintage
Every memorable meal has a sense of place and an authentic connection to the region, a dedication to perfect a craft and an ongoing philosophy to refine it.
The Seville Estate restaurant delivers an ever changing menu that is influenced by their long history with the Yarra Valley. Vines were first planted at this site by Dr Peter McMahon in 1972 making Seville Estate a major player in the rebirth of the Yarra Valley.
With unrivaled views of the upper Yarra Valley, over the vineyards and surrounding vistas, Seville Estate are proud of the award-winning wines, consistently awarded 5 star James Halliday rating.
Their long history at this site has seen them develop close friendships with producers and these friends now deliver produce directly to the chefs as they ripen. Therefore, a dish may be available for only a small time as the produce will dictate the menu for the week, month or season.
Bread is baked daily, pickles, chutneys, and ferments take pride of place with locally sourced meats with a strong focus on the Kitchen Garden vegetables and herbs grown onsite. The menu is based on locally sourced produce that changes on a weekly basis. The event menu is crafted around the season and changes with the availability of fresh produce.
You can read about exploring more our featured destination the Yarra Valley and how to explore with a Private Luxury Tour here or make an enquiry below
- Jul, 24 2017
The Sparkling High Tea Food and Wine Tour @ Tramonto Kitchen & Bar (Yarra Valley)
Epicurean Food and Wine Tours are delighted to be incorporating a winery High Tea event as a special addition to the Ultimate Food and Wine Tour to the Yarra Valley.
(Available as a private tour Wednesday to Sunday max 12 guests )
The High Tea will be an elegant dining experience in the very heart of the Yarra Valley at the beautifully rustic and modern setting of Tramonto. Set in Badgers Brook Winery with French bi fold doors leading onto the courtyard overlooking the vineyard, the high tea promises a memorable private dining experience.
The decadent High Tea menu includes ribbon sandwiches, savoury pastries, tartlets and quiches, scones with homemade jam and double cream, chocolate tartlets and cakes and a glass of Badgers Brook Sparkling Cuvee, tea and coffee.
With all their produce sourced locally from the Yarra Valley region the High Tea is a very special inclusion on your ultimate food and wine journey that also includes local and international cheeses and bubbles at every winery visit.
Your day starts at the Italian family owned, De Bortoli Estate where you will receive warm hospitality and taste wine with enthusiastic and knowledgeable hosts. The wine tasting at De Bortoli includes a pairing of the most awarded dessert wine in Australia, Noble One, that is expertly paired with a blue cheese from the cheese maturation room.
You will also visit the very French and very chic Dominique Portet, set amongst the rolling vineyards of the Yarra Valley. Dominique Portet is a family of esteemed winemakers that span back over 10 generations. Here you will taste the fashionable dry style Rose, still and sparkling style that Dominique Portet has been producing since 1996. Fresh, vibrant and elegant
Then onto Domaine Chandon, established in the Yarra Valley in 1986 the site was once a dairy farm called Green Point. Chandon is considered to be the flagship sparkling producer in Australia where traditions hail from grand Champagne house Moet & Chandon. Embracing the cool climate and great soil of the Valley here you will be able to taste exceptional sparkling wines and walk the grounds where there are surprises around every corner.
The Sparkling High Tea Tour is perfect for Hens Groups, family affairs and Corporate/Office groups spending a day in the Yarra Valley
Epicurean provide Melbourne City transfers, luxury air conditioned vehicles, qualified and friendly guides, all vehicles are WiFi enabled, bottled water available all day
Contact Tour Director, Nicci at Yarra Valley Food and Wine Tours