Tour ID: 10053692
The Yarra Valley is renowned for its vineyards and wineries, but wine is only the tip of the iceberg. This epicurean wonderland blends the very best perfectly made gourmet foods and labels this region has to offer.
• Sample wine and cheese at De Bortoli, plus visit the Melba Estate Winery for more wine sampling
• Enjoy lunch matched with three of Rochford's premium wines
• Visit Yarra Farm Fresh for the best gourmet labels and cheeses and gourmet samplings at Yarra Valley Dairy
• Travel in air-conditioned comfort with commentary and free on-board Wi-Fi
You’ll start this fantastic fun-filled tour from the beautiful City of Melbourne (between 8 am and 9 am, depending on your pickup points), and set off on an epicurean adventure that will leave your senses singing, your mouth watering and your bags jam packed with a plethora of exquisite wines, tasty treats and goodies galore.
You’ll visit the farm gate at the Yarra Farm Fresh for the freshest local produce all under the one roof. Try some of the deliciously aromatic handmade bread, cheese and biscuits, cakes, chocolates, jams, honey and chutneys – the list goes on and on. The passionate, talented, creative and very devoted community of food producers all use quality ingredients to make a mouth-watering bounty of delicious gourmet labels.
Hopping back on the bus with your goodies in tow, you are off to visit De Bortoli Wines. Enjoy some stunning scenery in the renowned three generation Italian vineyards for a wine tasting experience that will not be soon forgotten. Sampling superb quality wines from their extensive range, you will learn the art of swirling, sniffing and sipping like a true connoisseur.
Your lunch is at the fabulous Rochford Wines new-look restaurant and will leave your taste buds singing and dancing with delight as you sit down to enjoy a sumptuous three courses of perfectly prepared lunch combined with an exclusive ‘made to order’ tasting experience. Three of your wines will be paired with your lunch selection for that unique dining experience.
Tummies filled and thirsts quenched, you’ll next stop at the epicurean heart of the Yarra Valley – the town of Healesville – where it’s time to explore a little further and indulge yourself in even more gastronomical gems of this region, including Yarra Valley Pasta and Kitchen Butcher. Sweet tooth or not, you won’t be able to resist the unbelievably delicious handmade treats at Crumbs Gourmet Biscuits – the winner of Gold, Silver and Bronze at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards 2015 and the unique Kennedy and Wilson Chocolates.
Before returning to Melbourne, you’ll visit Coombe and the Melba Estate that was once the home of our world famous opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba. Here, you’ll indulge in another delicious sampling of the cool-climate wines and unique, expertly produced gourmet foods that makes this a must see destination in this region. After an amazing day of decadent tummy filling pleasure, you’ll arrive back in Melbourne at about 5:30 pm.
*Valid until 31st March 2017
All transfers and commentary
Winery restaurant lunch
All tasting fees
Free on-board Wi-Fi
Wines, chocolates and produce from the places we visit.
9:00 AM Daily
Please contact us using the details provided on your booking confirmation to specify a pick-up point that suits you. If not staying in a CBD hotel, we recommend that Rendezvous Hotel on Flinders Street as a convenient pick-up location.
Pick ups are between 8.00am and 9.00am. The tour departs after the last pick up.
A sense of fun and adventure, camera
Children fare applies to all children from 0 to 15 years inclusive.
Maximum 24 passengers per vehicle.
Personal audio translation service is available on request for selected languages.
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