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Pooches and Pinot

Healesville, Australia
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About Pooches and Pinot
We take you AND your puppy dog on a brilliant private tour of the Yarra Valley's finest pup-friendly wineries, for wine tastings at cellar doors, beer & cider at breweries, gin at distilleries, lunch at restaurants and cafes where doggos are welcome, it's VIP all the way, just you, your pooch, Yarra Valley wines and your expert local guide - the pawfect combination!
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NolaJS wrote a review Yesterday
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions26 helpful votes
We had a fantastic day with Jeff on our Pooches and Pinot wine tour. From moment we met Jeff at our Wiggley Bottom Farm pickup, we knew we were in for a great day. He loved our Rocky dog almost as much as we did, no doubt aided and abetted by delicious liver treats The booking process was so easy, and Helen and Jeff double checked before we arrived just to make sure everything would be seamless on the day, and it was. We were spoiled with excellent dog friendly wineries, a fabulous lunch overlooking the vineyard at the dog friendly Steels Gate Winery, then Yarra Valley dairy and relaxing stroll at Maroondah dam to walk it all off. And make sure you sample Jeff's culinary delights. He provided the food for our stay at Wiggley Bottom Farm, which must be the best dog friendly stay in Badger Creek. Nothing but first class service the entire day. Thank you Helen and Jeff
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Responded yesterday
Thank YOU Nola for this gorgeous review. We're so pleased you loved your Rock n Roll package at Wiggley Bottom Farm with Pooches - we loved having you on tour and yes, Jeff is still talking about Rocky and what a sweety he is! Having a rescue ourselves, we go a bit soppy when we have a rescue on tour - they are such grateful loving little souls. Thank for noticing all the little touches - we do go out of our way to ensure everyone has the best time and it is so super when guests like you notice that attention to detail. We are delighted you are already plotting to come back out on tour with us with friends down the track - bring it on - can't wait. Cheers to you and Greg and Happy Christmas when it comes! Helen & Jeff 🐶🍷😍
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Taras K wrote a review Jun 2021
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I cannot recommend Pooches and Pinot highly enough! We had the BEST day with our little fur baby princess. The booking process was slick and professional, I felt the team really went out of their way to curate a personalised day for us. From the minute Jeff picked us up you could tell that he and Helen have put a love of love and care into this business. It was so nice to see some of the smaller wineries in the Yarra Valley and be treated like local VIPs for the day. Such a great blend of local sightseeing and wine / gin tasting. I could go on about how much we enjoyed it, but i think the biggest compliment was our little cocker spaniel running after Jeff’s van once he’d dropped us back off at our accomodation!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Oh Taras, it broke Jeff's heart when Georgina your spaniel ran after the van when the tour finished and he drove away. I love that she refused to take her bandana off too when she got home - she clearly wanted the tour to go on forever. We loved having your group out on tour and can't wait for the next tour. Give our best to Drew and of course a cuddle for Georgie. Cheers lovely people, Helen
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mbet223 wrote a review Jun 2021
Melbourne, Australia22 contributions13 helpful votes
Wonderful day out with Helen. Visited 4 wineries, had personalised tastings and much fun with my mates pup along for the ride. Helen had organised some lovely treats for the pup which were greatly appreciated. All the wineries we visited were filled with dog people and much playing ensued. Highly recommend Pooches and Pinot for your next Yarra Valley winery tour. We also got the delicious cake and bottle of sparkles for my mates birthday which was a lovely way to finish the day. Re logistics: There was just the two of us and my mates puppy. There was space enough in the van for pup to sit in btw the seats with us. If there are more people then your pup will probably need to sit behind the seats.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Hi Madhvi - thank you for this lovely review and for taking the time to leave it - we really appreciate it. You got your tour in just before we went into another lockdown - well done!! 🙏👏 I loved having you and Kylie and Max on tour - it was such fun and he was such a sweet boy and loved chasing the ball at Mandala and being made a fuss of by everyone who met him! We have two vehicles - you were in the 4-seater van where often the pup likes to sit beside or between its owners on the seat, however the rear compartment is fully set up for a dog with a bed, a clip that attaches to their harness, and plenty of room for them to stretch out, or also works well if you're bringing two dogs on tour. And our other van is a 7 seater so yes, more people can fit in the black van and there is a small rear area for a small to medium size dog. Options for everyone :-) Thanks again so much for leaving us this review and hope you are well and that we get to have you on tour again when you're next after some cake/sparkling/wine tastings. Cheers, Helen
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Travel518216 wrote a review May 2021
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We had the best wine tour with Helen from Pinot and Pooch, such a fabulous day out for us and our puppy. It was a relaxing but fun filled day of wine for us and loads of cuddles and treats for our pup! Helen couldn’t have spoiled us more! Highly recommend a tour with Pinot and Pooch if you want an amazing day out for you and your fur baby!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Hi Niamh, Nick and Freddie - thank you leaving us this rave review - I loved meeting you all and Freddie the corgi was a delight - I will never forget him eating that entire apple at Punt Road wines on the floor in the cellar door while you were enjoying your tasting! Great to meet you all and hope life is treating you well. Cheers, Helen
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Kirstin H wrote a review Apr 2021
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We booked the Pooches & Pinot Dogs Bollocks tour as treat with our 7 month old pup and had an absolute blast. The booking experience was super easy, Helen was a delight to deal with and was more than happy to accomodate any requests we had in the lead up to our stay/tour. The freshly prepared food at our superb accomodation (Wiggly Bottom Farm) was tasty and abundant, we had so much we had to take some home for Sunday night dinner! The tour itself was just brilliant and probably one of the best days we’ve had in the Yarra Valley. The food was delicious (there was so much for lunch), the wineries were perfect and Jeff was the best tour guide. Nina, our pup was spoilt everywhere she went and got to go inside most places, which was very unexpected as I thought we would be made to stay outside! Finally, the extra touches such as the photos, doggy diary, bandana and multiple bottles of P&P wine went down a treat too. If you have a dog and like wine, then do yourself a favour and book this tour!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Oh Kirsten (and Mark and Nina) thank you - what a brilliant review, you're making us blush!! We're really thrilled to read this review and to know you loved your Rock N Roll package at Wiggley Bottom Farm which includes a VIP tour with us and as you say - all that food! Glad you loved the blog too - we have so much fun channeling the dog writing it afterwards. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate it and hope to have you out on tour with us again soon. Cheers, Helen
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