Yarra Valley Food, Wine and 2019 Archibald Exhibition at TarraWarra Museum of Art

From AUD $900.00
  • Location: VIC
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Epicurean Day Tours is combining love of Food, Wine and Art with our Ultimate Yarra Valley small group -6 guests (Mercedes Van) Tour from 14th September to 5th November 2019, Tuesday to Sunday

Start your day at De Bortoli Estate with Cheese and Wine Pairing before visiting TarraWarra Museum of Art. This is the exclusive venue for the Archibald Prize 2019, Australia's oldest and most prestigious art award. You are free to spend 90 minutes at TarraWarra Estate before heading to our partners in wine for a 2 course lunch, Dominique Portet or Tokar Estate.

You will finish your day in the Yarra Valley at Coombe Estate for oyster and sparkling match followed by a wine tasting of Coombe Farm Wines.

$250pp is an all inclusive rate that includes entry to the exhibition, cheese and wine pairing and wine tasting at De Bortoli Estate, 2 course lunch with a glass of wine at a leading winery restaurant and an Oyster and Wine Match and wine tasting at Coombe Estate, Transfers and a qualified food and wine guide.

Transfers from the following locations (approx: 9am to 5pm return)

  • City Hotels and accommodation. Central location is St Paul's Cathedral on Flinders Street
  • Ringwood Railway Station

De Bortoli Estate, a third generation, Italian family owned winery
and one of the biggest wine companies in the Yarra Valley. From its
vineyards in this premium wine growing region and their vineyards in New
South Wales, De Bortoli produces a wide range of award winning wines
including the world acclaimed, award winning range of premium Fortified
Wines. Enjoy a hosted tasting of cheese from their own Cheese Maturation
Room, matched perfectly with their Yarra Valley estate wine.

Coombe,The Melba Estate has a fascinating family story and is one of
the oldest and largest family estates in the Yarra Valley. Once the
Australian home of world famous opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba, Coombe
is a stunning 7 acre home (Victoria’s oldest swimming pool!) with
magnificent historic pictueresque gardens, galley, providore and
restaurant.

On arrival you will be offered 2014 sparkling blanc de blanc matched
with a beautiful Sydney Bay oyster with red wine vinegar and shallots. 
You will then continue the wine-tasting with a showcase of the
award-winning estate grown Coombe Farm Wine, approximately 6 in total.

Lunch at Dominique Portet or Tokar Estate are wonderful lunch
destinations and provide the option of alfresco dining in warmer weather
with a full al la carte menu to choice from. Both are long time
favorites for locals and international travellers with warm and inviting
service and the very best local produce. Your main meal is served with a
perfectly matched glass of wine.

Gluten free and vegetarian palates are catered for. Please let us know in advance

Archibald Exhibition 2019 at TarraWarra Museum of Art Presented by the Art Gallery of New South Wales and ANZ, the annual portrait exhibition provides a snapshot of Australian culture – from politicians and celebrities to sporting heroes and authors. Since its inception in 1921, the prize has been awarded to some of Australia’s most important artists, often inciting controversy while chronicling the changing face of Australian society and evolving definitions of portraiture.

Amongst the 51 works in this year’s exhibition are paintings which portray significant Australian subjects including renowned actor and producer David Wenham by Tessa MacKay; former ballet dancer and director of Queensland Ballet Li Cunxin by Jun Chen; Anh Do’s portrait of the artist George Gittoes; Vincent Namatjira’s tribute to his friend and fellow artist Tony Albert; and media commentator Annabel Crabb by Jordan Richardson.
Musician Megan Washington is depicted with her child by Loribelle Spirovski; Keith Burt captures author and journalist Benjamin Law; Bidjigal elder and artist Esme Timbery can be seen in a striking portrait by Blak Douglas; and the late Edmund Capon is poignantly portrayed by artist John Beard.Other artists in the Archibald Prize 2019 include former Archibald Prize winners Euan Macleod and Nigel Milsom.  The exhibition will be accompanied by the ANZ People’s Choice Award, as well as a range of public programs and educational resources.