A Yarra Valley
Degustation Tour
for Foodies

and their dogs

If you love food as much as you love wine and your puppy –
then this is the degustation tour for you.

Remember the progressive dinner parties of the 80s? When you went from place to place and had something fabulous to eat at each one? Well this is the equivalent food & wine tasting tour –and you get to bring your dog!

What's included?

We’ll start the day at Rob Dolan with a wine tasting paired with a selection of croissants and Danish pastries. We’re talking Black Label Blanc de Blanc with your butter croissant, Pinot Gris with a raspberry Danish, Black label Chardonnay with an escargot, and a Pinot Noir with a cherry Danish.

All rounded off with a smooth Silva coffee and even a puppacino and treat for your pup.

Have you tried wine straight from the barrel? You will on this tour. Experience a tasting flight of Helen & Joey’s Wayward Child wines, paired superbly with the ideal charcuterie (think gin and finger lime cured ocean trout or vodka cured salmon paired with an orange (skin contact) Pinot Gris, lonza (cured pork loin) paired with Ilion Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blend, bresaola with Pinot Noir, local Milgrove Salami paired with Hannahanna unfiltered un-fined wild Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz blend.

Next, we’ll scoot over to Steels Gate winery cellar door for a top shelf wine tasting and where we can discuss their restaurant’s menu and which wine would pair best with whatever two courses you’re leaning towards for lunch.

At 1.30pm sit down to lunch in their restaurant – inside but ‘outside’ of course, with your pupster by your side – enjoying your meal knowing you’ve paired it with the perfect glass of wine.

After your leisurely lunch we’ll head over to Healesville to enjoy a walk and stretch your legs.

In a private tasting room at Payten & Jones, we’ll sample two local Yarra Valley made Stone & Crowe cheeses – Galactic, a soft young cow’s milk and Aged Moonshine, a hard cheddar, with Australian Harvest’s olive tapenade made here in the valley. See how well they pair with P&J’s Chardonnay, Sangiovese and Pinot Noir and what each does to your palate. And if by now you’re just after a taste, we’ll wrap the rest of your cheese and tapenade so you can take it home with you.

We’ll gently make our way over the road to Four Pillars to end the day with a relaxing, palate-cleansing gin tasting paddle and sample it with their own chocolate, spiced nuts or even their caviar – talk about a decadent finish!

Have a sip of Bloody Shiraz with a spicy nut or two, then see how their Rare Dry Gin works beautifully with their chocie – it should, it’s made from it! The Rare Dry Gin Chocolate is bitter-sweet and made with their spent gin botanicals and gin-steamed oranges…imagine juniper, subtle but lingering cardamom and cassia, and the warm orange citrus character their Rare Dry gin is loved for.

Of course, if you’d prefer a paired beer tasting, let us know, as this can be arranged.

If time at the end of the tour we can pop into Healesville’s delis and cheesemongers to grab some bits and bobs for supper.

What's the cost?

  • 1 person – $549/person
  • 2 people – $469/person
  • 3 people – $429/person
  • 4 to 7 people – $389/person
  • Pick up:
    Within the Yarra Valley – FREE
    Up to 75kms from Healesville –
    $82 to $275

  • Available Days:
    Thursday – Sunday


Optional Extras

If you’re celebrating a birthday or a special occasion, let us ‘big it up’ for you – & have a delicious cake made for you, which we’ll present you with when we arrive to pick you up for your tour, and we’ll pop it in your fridge with a bottle of the region’s finest sparkling to enjoy when you get home.

Let us put together a Yarra Valley Hamper for you full of our region’s tastiest and most well-known produce – for you to give as a gift or enjoy yourselves.  Choose a sweet hamper, or savoury or even a mix of both!

If you’d like photos and a blog from your day (written by your dog of course – like this) sending to you after your tour!