Discover prized Wagyu beef normally unavailable in Australia, try Yalumba's rarest wines and visit the spectacular Tantanoola Caves, with a private chauffeur leading the way. This three-day culinary adventure includes five star accomodation at Yalumba Menzies Retreat and all meals.
Day 1 - Arrive anytime up until 11pm (to give you time to get to Penola from either Adelaide or Melbourne after work by car or to be collected from either Coonawarra Airstrip or Mt Gambier Airport) and check into Menzies Retreat.
Day 2 - Start the day with a generous farm breakfast consisting of eggs, bacon, croissants, mushrooms, sourdough and more, before hitting the road to discover six of Coonawarra's best cellar doors. Sample a variety of fine wines along the way, finishing with lunch at Rymills where a grazing platter or baguette picnic awaits your arrival. Continue the journey to Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park for a tour inside the breathtaking dolomite caves and along the cliff top walking trail. The evening finishes with a world-class dinner at Mayura Station's restaurant, The Tasting Room. You will be seated at the exclusive chef's table where in-house chef Mark Wright will prepare a four course degustation in an interactive format and treat you to prized cuts of Wagyu beef not available for purchase in Australia. Enjoy superb local wine to match each dish and leave with vacuum sealed Wagyu beef and an engraved steak knife to take home.
Day 3 - After finishing the last of your breakfast provisions and making the most of your late 11am check out, the day is yours to enjoy in Penola, Robe, Naracoorte or Mount Gambier.
Involves walking (optional). Not suited to those with claustrophobia.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:
Minimum two pax, maximum four pax except by arrangement.
Smart casual for dinner at Mayura, sensible shoes and warm clothes for Tantanoola Caves.
This experience takes place in Coonawarra and Millicent on the Limestone Coast of South Australia.