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Vita Food & Wine Tours

Vita Food & Wine Tours

The family team at Pronto Travel / Vita Italian Tours are excited to launch their new travel venture: Vita Food & Wine Tours. The small group tours focus on unique and exclusive day-trips and multi-day tours of regional Victoria and interstate. Collaborating with makers, growers, talented chefs and winemakers, travellers will experience the very best in regional food, wine and local hospitality.

Gourmet Gippsland Mid-week Escape

The first of these series of tours to be rolled out is the mid-week food and wine experience in the green rolling hills of Gippsland in Victoria. This is an exclusive dining experience with Chef Trevor Perkins of Hogget Kitchen and renowned wine maker William Downie.

Set amongst the vineyards of West Gippsland only 1¬Ĺ hrs from Melbourne, Hogget Kitchen is the brainchild of Chef Trevor Perkins and winemakers William ‚ÄėBill‚Äô Downie and Patrick Sullivan. The restaurant has again been recognised with a Chef Hat in the 2021 Good Food Guide Awards. Trevor believes that ‚Äúingredients should be allowed to ‘speak’ for themselves and creates all his dishes with that in mind. For that philosophy to work, you have to use the freshest ingredients when they are at the peak of their season.‚ÄĚ

Normally closed to the public on Wednesdays, Vita Food & Wine Tours will have exclusive access to this picturesque restaurant as Chef Trevor will take us on an unforgettable 3-Course journey of local Gippsland produce along with a cooking demonstration. We will also be guided by the commentary and exceptional wines of one of the best young winemakers in the country, Bill Downie.  

A unique private dining experience with one of Victoria’s¬†most talented chefs and indeed one of the¬†country’s best young winemakers.


“A great day! ‚Äď perfect weather, well organised, terrific wines, delicious food and an interesting cooking demonstration. Highly recommend” – D. TIFFIN¬†


In addition to this Gourmet Gippsland mid-week escape there will be some other tours available, which include (but are not limited to); tours and day-trips to the King Valley in Victoria’s high country, wild mushroom foraging and salami making weekend, food and wine tours to the Mornington Peninsula, Macedon Ranges, Heathcote, Geelong & Bellarine Peninsula and many more. Watch this space!

Any of these tours and experiences are also available as a private tour for a group of friends, family or as a work team activity/party.

Any of these tour packages to regional Victoria could qualify you for the State Government travel voucher. From December VIC Government are offering travellers who have booked and spent at least $400 dollars on accommodation or tickets to attractions and tours can apply for a $200 voucher for spending money. A great boost for the regional tourism sector and a way to give back to bush fire effected communities.

Get some friends together or come and meet new ones with your tour leaders and hosts Mario & Gianni, on an intimate small group day-tour and multi-day tours with travellers who love food & wine and great company. 

Contact us for more information or to reserve your place today


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