The Yarra Valley, less than an hour's drive from Melbourne has garnered a global reputation for producing expert Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and is considered one of Australia's most influential wine producing regions.
With a vinicultural history dating back to the 1800s and a rich cultural heritage linked to the indigenous Wurundjeri people, it is a fascinating place to enjoy a premium epicurean tour. The Yarra Valley has over 90 cellar doors, lots of boutique wineries and restaurants serving fresh, local food as well as a varied array of gourmet delicacies from artisanal cheese to craft cider and beer.
Ideal for guests with impeccable palates, this expertly guided private full day tour will see you enjoy a number of tastings at some of the regions ultra-premium boutique wineries such as Seville Estate, Oakridge and Dominique Portet. During the tastings, your expert guide will regale you with information about the processes behind wine production and the successes of the Yarra Valley in the wine industry. Lunch will be a memorable affair as you will be teated to a five-course degustation menu with paired wines from the prestigious restaurant Ezard at Levantine Hill - a chef's hat awarded restaurant and one of the Yarra Valley's most acclaimed.
After your gourmet luncheon, the rest of the afternoon can be tailored to your specific requirements. You can continue wine tasting or opt to sample some locally produced cheese, delight yourselves with a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie or while away some time at one of the regions craft breweries or even gin distilleries.