Joined the food and wine tour with my parents on 2 Dec 2015. Paul was so nice when I called him for a booking and we were very lucky to get the last three places! Confirmation and pick-up details were provided by email and text message afterwards. Stephen was our guide for the day and he was professional and friendly. Pick-up for the tour was on time. Stephen quickly learnt names of each guest (11 in total) and addressed everyone by name. He was very attentive to everyone’s interest and we had the most amazing winery tour ever! Each of the winery picked has its own character and speciality, from smaller to large-scale ones, a wide range of good quality wines were available for our tastings. Lunch was amazing at Yerring Station with excellent views and delicious dishes. We went to 5 wineries and the tour finished with yummy cheese tastings. Traffic was a bit crazy when we were back to the city after the tour but Stephen knows the road very well and dropped us off quickly. No wonder Vinetrekker is ranked #1! These guys are true pro! Definitely recommended to everyone who wants to experience high quality winery tour! Definitely worth the $!
We loved the tour. Paul was an amazing guide and very knowledgeable. Overall it was a fantastic tour and would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to do the Yarra valley wineries.
We were in town for a business meeting and took a day to relax.
Steve, our tour guide, took us to the Yarra Valley to visit some of the best boutique wineries we’ve visited with some amazing quality wines. Steve knows everyone and everything about the region and hearing his commentary as we traveled gave us a great perspective on why the region makes great wines. We typically go on these types of tours to learn about the region and, importantly, pick up a few cases to cellar. The tour didn’t disappoint.
We’ll definitely be back again some time to visit another region.
Great experience with Jospeh our guide. We did Healesville first, which is a must. So cool seeing the indigenous species in such a eco friendly environment. As sanctuaries and collections of animals go, they do such an incredible job with each species. Then Joseph took us to lunch and wineries. He couldn’t have been any kinder, funnier, and more knowledgeable. Such a great asset to the company. Last but not least, thanks to Paul for working with us. We were both fighting extremely rough allergies due to the foreign pollens in the air. We were back and forth on whether to go, and Paul allowed us some room to decide. So happy we did.
If you want to pair Healesville and wineries, definitely book Vinetrekker. Paul will take care of you, and maybe you’ll get lucky by getting Joseph!
What a great day we had wine, chocolate and cheese tasting! The cellars we stopped at were super friendly, the best were the small family run estates, it was an absolute pleasure to speak to the family members and hear their stories. And in the middle of the day a lovely lunch. Same standard was replicated in the cheese and chocolate stop offs, both local family owned, producing really high quality products. At no point did we ever feel rushed or pressured into buying (although we did buy plenty!)
Our host Joseph was a gentleman, he went above and beyond on a number of things including a local pick up and drop off and finding some wild kangaroos for us!
An outstanding tour, can’t recommend it enough. From the very beginning Paul made everyone on the bus feel very welcome. It was well organised, with a good choice of wineries in a picturesque location. As a non wine drinker (the trip was a present) Paul was more than willing to talk me through wines he thought would be suitable for me.
Excellent day out. Would go again if back in Melbourne.
During November we holidayed in Melbourne, Australia and went on the Vinetrekker Mornington Peninsula Wine & Food Day Tour. It was probably the best day tour of any sort my husband & I have ever done, it was excellent. Our tour guide, Joseph, was extremely pleasant & informative and definitely knew his stuff! The day was filled with everything that’s advertised in the brochure, so you really get your money’s worth! Our transport was a very comfortable luxury mini-coach and because it was a small group (us plus 3 lovely young mums from New Zealand on a mini-break) it was a really friendly, happy day and I would thoroughly recommend it. Back in a cold, rainy UK now but still have happy memories of that day!
This was my parent’s first time wine tasting, and they thoroughly enjoyed it all, the wine, the information provided, the cheese and the chocolates. The wineries we visited were excellent and we all ended up buying a substantial amount of wine, cheese and chocolate. Steve, our guide, was fantastic and very informative throughout the day. It was great to learn so much whilst enjoying a relaxing tour of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.
I would most definitely recommend this tour to anyone thinking about it. The tour and Steve’s knowledge and enthusiasm will not disappoint you thats for sure. Keep up the good work Vinetrekker, thank you very much.
Steve was very knowledgeable about all of the areas we traveled through the peninsula. He was very enthusiastic about all aspects of the day. The wineries we visited were varied in style which kept the day interesting. The lunch we had was of a very good quality in nice rural surroundings. The day’s travel was very comfortable in a modern, spotlessly clean Vehicle.
I would definitely recommend this tour company.
Paul is such a nice and thoughtful person. The tour was very well designed and the wineries were just perfect. Highly recommend!!!