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Yarra Valley Small-Group Gourmet Food and Wine Tour from Melbourne or Yarra

Highlights
  • Full-day gourmet food and wine tour of the Yarra Valley, from Melbourne or Yarra Valley
  • Go wine tasting at great wineries in the legendary wine-making region
  • Sample delicious locally made cheeses, chocolates, ice cream and gin
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Yarra Valley Small-Group Gourmet Food and Wine Tour from Melbourne or Yarra
From US$108.34
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Yarra Valley Small-Group Gourmet Food and Wine Tour from Melbourne or Yarra
From US$108.34
Overview
Discover the great wineries and cuisine of the Yarra Valley on a full-day tour from Melbourne or the Yarra Valley. Your knowledgeable local guide shares the best of the Yarra Valley, including wine tasting at a boutique winery and Dominique Portet, cheese tasting at a Coldstream Dairy, sweet treats at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, and a gourmet lunch at a winery. You even get to sample handcrafted gin in Healesville. Your tour includes transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
Your day tour begins with hotel pickup from either Melbourne. With your guide, head to your first stop, Coldstream Dairy, to enjoy a range of tastings from this boutique dairy, whose produce is made using Yarra Valley milk. Sample Italian-style handmade cheeses, fresh feta, and yogurt from the heart of wine country. You can purchase products, as well, if you wish (own expense).
Next up is a gin tasting at Healesville’s award-winning boutique distillery, Four Pillars Gin, before continuing to a local winery for lunch. The exact location is decided on the day; you might visit Tokar Estate, Rochford Wines, or maybe Soumah, further up the hill. If you have a specific request, please advise at the time of booking, and your guide can try to arrange this (no guarantees).
After lunch, head to Dominique Portet for a bit of elegant French culture; tour the barrel room, and sample fine wines during a tasting in the cellar door.  To finish your gourmet day out, head to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery to watch chocolate being made in the kitchen through the floor-to-ceiling windows. With chocolate makers from Belgium, this chocolaterie produces some of the world’s finest chocolate. Enjoy samples, perhaps order a hot chocolate (own expense), explore the assortment of chocolate goods for sale, or wander among the orchards outside. In September and October, you can also see an installation of 40 painted kangaroos, part of the Hop for Hope campaign run by the Alannah and Madeleine Foundation.
You'll be returned to your original departure point at the end of the day.
Reviews (16)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile
A Grand Day Out

We had a marvelous time with Bill, who was a considerate host and a font of knowledge. We stayed the night before in the Valley, which we would recommend as it made the day easier than doing the commute from Melbourne. Five fine wineries and...More

Thank RoadWarrier99999
Wilbur888, Owner at Wild Wombat Winery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2019

HI there, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. It is appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed the Yarra Valley and all that it has to offer. and yes, mid week is so much easier than on the weekend, so do...More

Reviewed 21 November 2018
Great Tour

Excellent guide, Bruce, took us to 5 wineries with lunch at 1 and 4 of these were less well known vineyards but all very good. Very entertaining and informative.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank horgan1510
Wilbur888, Owner at Wild Wombat Winery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

So many wineries in the Yarra Valley - so little time. Glad you enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Yvette.

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Great Local Breweries

Fantastic day with great local guide. Get to visit some of the Valley's best breweries (and wineries I suppose) met some fantastic passionate producers along the way. A terrific day

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brendan M
Wilbur888, Owner at Wild Wombat Winery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hi Brendan, thank you for your great review. I am very happy you had an enjoyable day out in the Yarra Valley. Safe travels and kind regards Yvette

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Great Day Out

My daughters and I recently did a winery tour with Wild Wombat. It was a wonderful experience and the wineries we visited were very accommodating. We had lunch at Soumah where the food was better than we had expected on a group tour. Our guide...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ellcee8
Wilbur888, Owner at Wild Wombat Winery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review your day out. I am sure Elaine will be very pleased you enjoyed the day and her company. We hope to see you again some day. Kind regards Yvette

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Yarra Highlights tour was excellent

Had the best time on this tour. I liked that it had a mixture of food, wine and went to the new distillery in the Yarra Valley which was great! We had Bruce as our guide and he was excellent, very informative and a great...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mreeve2018
Wilbur888, Manager at Wild Wombat Winery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hi there, thank you very much for reviewing your recent Highlights Tour here in the Yarra Valley! We are delighted you enjoyed our newest distillery - Alchemy - and the other food and wine experiences! We will pass on your lovely comments to Bruce. Thank...More

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simer5
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Response from Wilbur888 | Property representative |
Hi there, we collect from within the Yarra Valley for all our tours so please give us a call or send an email with your accommodation in the region and we will provide our availability. Thanks very much!
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