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“Thoroughly enjoyable”

Winebus Winery Tours
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Yarra Valley Winery Tour from Melbourne Including Lunch and Yarra Valley...
Ranked #13 of 92 Food & Drink in Melbourne
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The moment you step on a Winebus(R) tour you'll know you're in for a good time. We're not wine snobs and we're not into cross-country cruisin' and boozin'. We guarantee a relaxed day of sampling the magnificent wines of the Yarra Valley. We know where the vintages are. Your Winebus(R) tour guide won't bore you to tears with statistics, but they will share their knowledge of wine, especially the cool climate wines of Australia's Yarra Valley. You'll be visiting four wineries and enjoy a superb restaurant gourmet lunch. Chocolate tastings at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. Your tour guide will take you on a winery tour of Domaine Chandon, showing you how the bubbles get inside a bottle of bubbly.
Sunshine Coast, Australia
2 reviews
“Thoroughly enjoyable”
Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Always hard to decide which tour company to go with....we picked the right one! This was one of our best days in Melbourne, Paul was fantastic - very knowledgeable (we learnt a thing or two about the Yarra Valley wines). Wine was awesome, lunch was delicious and the people friendly. A great day was had by all! can't go past Winebus tours.

Thank Kymbelina
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
“Great day out”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Had a great day out with Paul on our wine trip. He ensured we all had a great time, was informative and had us moving at the right pace. We tasted some great wine (Chandon) and some not so great wine (Oakridge),but that is what wine tasting is all about. Had a fabulous lunch at the Oakridge Winery, which could not be faulted. Thanks Paul it was a great day out.

Visited June 2014
Thank ajro
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Melaka, Malaysia
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5 reviews
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“A great day with Winebus!”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Searched online and found Winebus for a day tour to taste assorted wines. The owner cum guide was Paul and he was very friendly and chatty. Our bus ride approx an hour plus was entertaining as he explained the history of Australia wine and how his daughter become the icon for Winebus.

We went to Chandon, Oakridge, Soumah and Yering Farm and I personally like Oakridge. We had our lunch there and the lunch was superb!

Visited May 2014
Thank Rick L
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“A fun day out”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

On a recent girls trip to Melbourne we decided to book a trip with Paul, and I have to say I fell in love with him a little bit! He is informative and we learned a lot about wine, but he is relaxed enough to ensure that everyone had a good time. Being Kiwis we received a bit of a ribbing, but it was all in good fun and added to the enjoyment of the day. Wineries and cider (what are they called) makers were all good with the exception of Oakridge (but that may be due to personal taste), and lunch at Oakridge was just fabulous. The tour is in a small mini van, which makes it more personal and easier to discuss Paul's immense knowledge about wine. A true highlight of our trip and definitely recommended!

Visited June 2014
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This is the 4th company in Melbourne I have gone on a wine tour with In the Yarra Valley and it was definitely the most disappointing! I booked this after reading reviews believing we were guaranteed a fantastic day.. How wrong were we.. Paul did not get the group involved with each other or involve himself with them. He did not follow up to see if service was adequate or we were being tended too.. We were left to fend for ourselves.. There was also instances where he mimicked us. He did not sit with us for lunch or ask were we happy with our food. He lacked personality and the fun factor.. He wanted to do the bare minimum and have us back as early as possible.. We may aswell have booked a Maxi Cab with 13 Cabs to do the tour.. I am severely dissapointed with the level of service received and quality of tour. Would not recommend this tour.. Shop around people there is much better available in Melbourne

Visited June 2014
9 Thank Denise M
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Paul C, Owner at Winebus Winery Tours, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Ouch, that's a bit harsh.

You didn't mention that you booked and paid for eight people and only seven showed up on the day. I explained at the pick-up, I couldn't refund on such short notice.

I've taken thousands of passengers to the Yarra Valley and I could see you were upset. That was, as they say, "the elephant in the room."

Winebus Paul.
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