The Yarra Valley, just over an hour from Melbourne is home to over 80 cellar doors. The wineries in this cool climate wine region are both big and boutique. Epicurean Food and Wine Tours love taking guests to family owned and operated wineries as we believe this will give you the very best connection with this beautiful region.
Big and boutique, we connect you with fascinating family stories attached to this amazing group of wineries on the ultimate Yarra Valley winery experience.
The journey out to the Yarra Valley includes a stop to see a “mob of kangaroos” and an interesting summary of the Yarra Valley and the beautiful wines that are produced here.
Epicurean Food and Wine tours explore wineries that have often been in the family for several generations, Starting with De Bortoli Estate where you will enjoy a cheese and wine pairing and an extensive tasting starting with sparkling, through whites and reds where you will also savour some interesting Italian varietals and ending at the most awarded wine in Australia, Noble One (Late Harvest/Dessert Wine).
We then move down the road where you will be greeted at the cellar door by “Dusty” the ever-loyal winery dog. At Dixons Creek Estate, you will be introduced to Graeme Miller, pioneer winemaker of the Yarra Valley and taste his Bordeaux varietal wines in the working winery of this boutique winery.
Lunch is served at Tokar Estate, where in warmer months you can dine on the terrace. Whatever the weather you will enjoy a delicious 2 course seasonal and local produce menus at one of the most popular winery restaurant’s in the region. We call it the locals favourite and it is run warmly by the Tokar family.
When you hear -10th generation French winemakers in the Yarra Valley you know you are in for a special treat. A cellar door visit to Dominique Portet does not disappoint. Set amongst 10 acres of their home-grown vines in a Mediterranean setting on tasting is their signature Rose, both still and sparkling.
The final cellar door is a winery where you can relax on the deck and marvel at the expansive view of the Yarra Valley and enjoy the premium wine range of Helen and Joey Estate.
Epicurean Food and Wine Tours, (in it’s 18th year of touring excellence) pride themselves on presenting the very best that the Yarra Valley has to offer. So, join us to experience good food, wine and company on the Ultimate Yarra Valley Food and Wine Journey.