Epicurean Yarra Valley -Weekday 6 guests max (or private option)
Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Product code: EPIC
Epicurean have created a best of Food and Wine experience in the Yarra Valley. Available on weekdays and can be enjoyed as a private tour or with a group of up to 6 guests. Tour is in a luxury Mercedes with an experienced, Yarra Valley food and wine loving guide.
You may be celebrating a honeymoon, birthday or just wanting to taste the amazing food and wine in the world renowned wine region of the Yarra Valley at an easy and relaxed pace.
Epicurean Food and Wine Tours with 19 years of touring excellence experience in the Yarra Valley have created a "Best Of" Food and Wine Tour in this beautiful region, just an hour from Melbourne. We call this Epic Yarra Valley!
Your gastronomical day tour includes a tutored cheese and wine pairing in the trophy room at De Bortoli Estate, Lunch at Ezard at Levantine Hill, a famous Dame Nellie Melba inspired dessert with coffee and tea at Coombe, Melba Estate and a wine tasting of a very special reserve Cabernet Sauvignon "Andre" in the barrel room at Dominique Portet.
You can choose a private tour option for 2 guests at $400 per person or to join a small group-of up to 6 at $300 per person to enjoy the culinary and wine loving experience with like minded food and wine lovers.
Your day starts at 10am with a pick up in a luxury Mercedes from Melbourne City Centre hotels. The day is designed to be well paced and relaxed and offers a real connection with the family owned wineries in the amazing cool climate wine region of the Yarra Valley
This tour is available on weekdays and some winery events mentioned can be swapped out for other experiences that may be preferred. This can be discussed with your guide. Also note that Ezard at Levantine Hill is closed on Tuesdayso we offer an equally as delicious 2 course lunch with wine at a winery restaurant. We tailor the order of winery visits to promise the best experience on the day. We return to your Melbourne Hotel at around 530pm.
So with your taste buds now buzzing you can read a detailed itinerary below to further excite your palate...
De Bortoli Estate are a 3rd generation Italian family celebrating 90 years of wine making in Australia. This famed winemaking family will share their family philosophy of good wine, good food and good times with you at the first winery we visit in the Yarra Valley. A private trophy room (tutored tasting) includes the range of De Bortoli Estate premium wines and the iconic Noble One and Black Noble. Wines are expertly matched with a delicious selection of in house matured cheeses
If you are a self confessed "foodie" you will be delighted with this dining choice as we introduce the perfect dining match for the Yarra Valley. Hatted chef, Teage Ezard has taken his famed gourmet experience outside Melbourne for a high end culinary journey at Ezard at Levantine Hill. Enjoy lunch in the spectacular All Day Dining space where you will be seated in private barrel style booths that reference the sleek curves of a wine barrel. Lunch is delicious local and seasonal produce of a 2 course menu served with a glass of wine from the popular Coldstream Guard range.
We visit 10 generation french wine making family Dominique Portet for a wine tasting of an extraordinary 2012 Cabernet name Andre. This is a private tasting in the barrel room of this beautiful estate. "Andre" is named after Dominique Portet’s father, a former vineyard and winery manager at Château Lafite-Rothschild. The wine is made only in exceptional vintages and honours the faith and learning on which our 10-generation wine making heritage is built. Andre comprises 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Pyrenees and Yarra Valley. The Pyrenees fruit is from 40-year-old vines grown on gravel/quartz soils, ideal for elegance and structure. The Yarra fruit comes from 20-year-old vines on soils with more clay and broken rock.
Coombe, The Melba Estate is one of the leading gourmet and cultural destinations in the once home of Australian soprano Dame Nellie Melba. The Melba Estate is a property of unrivaled provenance. Wander through the Melba Gallery and take in the view from the conservatory where you will enjoy a dessert and tea/coffee, a Melba designed dessert "Peach Melba" Peach Melbais a dessert invented in 1892 or 1893 by the French chef Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy London, to honor the Australian Nellie Melba
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