- Jun, 19 2020
- With Daily departures from Melbourne City
- A 2 course menu with a glass of wine
- Two Premium Wine Tastings
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The Yarra Valley is a remarkable destination offering world class wines and and outstanding dining experiences. We offer a very special Yarra Valley Lunch Wine Tour as a private or small group experience.
A smaller group with even more personalised service awaits. Epicurean Food and Wine Tours are open for business and ready to host your food and wine tour in the Yarra Valley. With over 20 years of touring excellence we have established solid partnerships in the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula that promise a well connected cellar door and dining experience.
Our group sizes are now 2-6 for a small group or private option. We depart daily from Melbourne City and some selected transfer points. All Epicurean guides are local to the region visited and fully qualified. We understand that you are looking for a memorable experience where your time in the chosen wine region (both about an hour from Melbourne City) is well spent. A private tour or smaller group size means that the tour is well paced and relaxed, bookings are made at every winery so we are expected and the cellar door staff can take the time to discuss the wine, detail the wine story and understand your own wine preferences.
The lunch venues we have chosen for you to select from include a wine tasting so you can choice the wine to pair with your meal. They are of course winery restaurants with amazing quality and creative chefs. In warmer months you are given the option to dine outside and enjoy the vineyard views
Tokar Estate established in 1995, is located in a stunning location in the Yarra Valley. Family owned and operated, Tokar offers award winning wines and traditional hospitality. Originally bought for the purpose of a hobby farm and City getaway, it was quickly identified that the site was located in a perfect location for winemaking. By 1999 the Tokar Estate label was launched with the Spanish Tempranillo, an award winning wine by Tokar that is their signature wine today. The restaurant is wonderfully warm and inviting with a commitment to providing well considered contemporary dining choices for all guests to enjoy. There is a spectacular view from the terrace to enjoy in warmer months.
Dominique Portet, Not only has the wine making lineage in the Portet family extended into its 10th generation but their beginnings were at Chateau Lafite in Bordeuax so you can expect something very special here in the Yarra Valley with their wine made by Ben Portet. French country bistro style dining with a wonderful choice with a stylish 2 course menu that is traditional of french cuisine. Enjoy lunch in the “barrel room” or al fresco when the sun is out with great views of the ranges. Wine quality is amazing across the board with Sparkling and still Rose, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
Soumah, Trattoria D’Soumah Now this is a hidden gem located down a charming country road in the Yarra Valley at the very foot of Warramate Hills. You can expected Northern Italian dining here with a menu that adapt with the seasons and locally sourced produce. The Soumah range of wines are also inspired by Northern Italian varietals, made with fruit sourced from their own and other premium vineyards in the region including Nebbiolo, Brachetto and Savagnon. Soumah is delightful and oozes all the charm of a boutique winery with a real passion for the craft of wine making.
- Jul, 22 2017
Are you looking to visit the Yarra Valley but are unsure of where to go and what to do. Well, tasting wine of course but there are some many amazing choices. A private Yarra Valley Wine Tour means that you can create your own day and make important decisions like how long should we spend for lunch, 2 courses or 3 and should we include a sparkling wine tasting at Domaine Chandon or a Gin Distillery such as Four Pillars?
The Yarra Valley is a scenic drive just over an hour from Melbourne City Centre. Your Private Yarra Valley Wine Tour also includes transfers to a Melbourne suburb so no-one has to worry about getting into the City and can sip away all day. You can also opt for a later or earlier start depending on how many wineries you’d like to get to. Epicurean have enjoyed over 18 years of private and small group touring excellence so you can be confident that they can suggest fabulous wineries and activities along the way. The wine tour is structured so that all guests can satisfy their wine preferences and if any sightseeing that you would like to do along the way.
So nest time you are looking at a Yarra Valley Wine Tour, consider a Private tour so you can get off the beaten track and the set plan and have flexibility in doing what you would like. We promise a fantastic day with Epicurean Food and Wine Tours.
Private Yarra Valley Wine Tour
Some options you can choice from include
- Cheese and Wine Pairing at De Bortoli Estate
- Lunch at chosen venue such as Tokar Estate, Soumah or Dominique Portet
- Gin Tasting at Four Pillars
- Visit to Healesville Sanctuary
- Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery
- Private Tasting of Premium Wines at Soumah
- Oyster and Sparkling Wine Match at Coombe Estate or Chateau Yering (date dependant)
- Nov, 21 2016
Yarra Valley Birthday Food and Wine Tour
Every day Epicurean Food and Wine Tours speak with guests and discuss’s the very best food and wine tour for them. Here is a sample itinerary that includes a visit to 5 of the best wineries in the Yarra Valley. As part of any tour we include lots of tasty seasonal local produce to pair with some great Yarra Valley Wine. Tour in a Mercedes Valente or mini wine bus (depending on numbers both WiFi enabled with bottled water). Let us look after all the bookings and the driving for the day. You can sit back and listen to the commentary on what makes the Yarra Valley a world class wine region. Speak with us today on 03 9598 0943 and create your very own private tour to the Yarra Valley! All timings below are approximate and depend on pick up locations and time you would like to spend at each venue.
If you are looking for a more intimate day out in the Yarra Valley then look at our very special Tours for Two Yarra Valley Tour
Transfers from Melbourne City Centre or inner city suburbs at 9am for 6 guests
10am De Bortoli Cheese and Wine Pairing
11.15am Yering Station Cellar Door Tasting
1.30pm Domaine Chandon Cellar Door Tasting
2.30pm Coombe Estate Dessert