What people are saying about our service…

In November 2019, myself and a friend were looking for a last minute wine tour and were pointed in the direction of Driven Indulgence and George. We knew exactly what we wanted to get from the tour, visiting smaller less busy wineries and George totally listened and delivered what we wanted. George was patient and totally flexible allowing us to get the most from our various stops. I can not recommend him highly enough. George we will be back!



We booked driven indulgence as a surprise 60th birthday gift for my dad. There were 7 of us and we had the best time! We were very impressed both with the service our host George provided and with the experiences we at each of the places we visited.
We felt the whole thing was easy-going and the itinerary was relaxed… we even arrived home 2 hours later than planned as George did not attempt to rush us through any of our stops, which involved some amazing wineries, a delicious lunch and some wonderful experiences at a gin distillery and a microbrewery. The highlight of the day was having the opportunity to spend over 2 hours at one winery with both the owner and the head winemaker, tasting their prized wines and chatting about their work and their products in a comfortable, picturesque and relaxed setting.

As a host, George was knowledgeable, friendly, professional and accommodating.

We thoroughly enjoyed our day and look forward to returning to driven indulgence in the near future to do some further exploring of the region with George as our host!



Thankyou George for your great service over the two days in the valley.

We felt very comfortable with you and you accommodated our need very well, next time I have a group to the around you will be the first call.

Simon Nash



George collected our group of 4 in an extremely comfortable vehicle and drove us to places of interest in the Yarra Valley which we suggested. His passion and knowledge of the area was very evident and his informative responses to our questions added to the days enjoyment. He allowed us to do things in our time and at then end of the day dropped us back at our hotel.

I would recommend George and Drive Indulgence to anyone who wished to be comfortably looked after in grand style.

Thank you George. David Morrow



We went on a wine tour with a group of 6 friends to the Yarra Valley last weekend.

We had no idea where to go but thankfully were picked up by George who is the most wonderful guide there could be! He was so friendly and professional, extremely knowledgable and really fun to be around.

George created a route for us which included a mixture of well known and boutique establishments in a beautiful region and a fabulous place for lunch. We couldn’t have had a better time and can’t wait to book again with George for some more exploring.

Thankyou so much!! Jen and Dan



Thank you George for a great day! It was a very easy process for us, with you coming to our house to pick us up and you were very knowledgeable and helpful about the region. We had a great day.

Thanks also for being so accommodating when one of our party was ill and we had to change the date late in the process. We will definitely see you again!



We thoroughly enjoyed our day touring a few of our selected wineries in a relaxed manner. Also the other suggested options were greatly appreciated. Will use again when touring the Yarra Valley.
Lyndell & Michael


Myself and five other ladies spend a weekend in the Yarra to celebrate a friend’s special birthday!!! We could not of asked for a more accommodating, generous, knowledgeable and friendly guide!!! George took us where we wanted to go and offered suggestions on extra points of interest, and lots of really interesting local knowledge of the area. I can safely say all of us had a very special and memorable time on our weekend away and that was in part to the wonderful, personalised service of George, right down to finding a lost piece of jewellery of great sentimental value to one of the girls in the dark of night!!!! Cannot recommend George highly enough!!!



Spent Mother’s Day on a girls trip in the Yarra (first time for all 6 of us from Sydney) and George was wonderful! He was extremely friendly, informative, flexible and made the day so enjoyable.

The wineries he suggested and took us to were fantastic. Lots of laughs and bottles of wine were bought and consumed! Only problem was that we ran out of time and didn’t get a chance to visit more wineries!

We found that George’s pricing was also very good value and was cheaper than most of the group / bus tours we looked into. The bus was also very clean, spacious and comfortable.

We would highly recommend George to anyone wanting a great personalized designated driver / tour guide for the day.



George was a total delight and hosted a wonderful day exploring the Yarra valley!

Would recommend him over and over!



We took a tour with George to the Yarra in Dec 2015 and had a great experience. He picked us up at our hotel in Melbourne helped us select our path for the day on the ride out. His knowledge of the valley is very thorough and was able to suggest the smaller wineries that we would have never picked ourselves.

If you are visiting from abroad and looking for a great experience you can’t go wrong with Driven Indulgence as George will tailor the day to fit what you are looking for.



We had a tremendous day out with George. We were impressed with his knowledge of the area and his close links with the community. He did a lot of research to recommend wineries that would suit our tastes, but even with our final itinerary, he was flexible and happy to alter and review plans along the way. An altogether enjoyable day that we won’t forget.!
Helen & Ian


Hi George!
Can’t thank you enough for our wonderful day touring the Yarra Valley!
We were all so impressed with how smoothly the day went and all the beautiful places you suggested we visit. We have already passed on your details to others and look forward to using your service again next time we visit! Cheers
Julie & Craig


George, you were the most fantastic tour guide! Thanks for being so warm, friendly, fun, down-to-earth, knowledgeable and very accommodating.

You made our holiday to the Yarra Valley just perfect. Thanks again! Caporale Family 🙂



George was absolutely fantastic. He completely exceeded our expectations. He truly made out Yarra Valley experience a memorable one. I would recommend him to anyone.

Thank you.



We had the most wonderful day with George. His knowledge was fantastic and he made the day so enjoyable for us all! We all loved every moment!
Thanks George!!!


We went for the “Designated Driver” option whereby George drove our hire car all day and it was absolutely brilliant.

We didn’t really have any plans and George’s suggestions and flexibility were brilliant and his knowledge also was superb. He was such a lovely guy as well which made our day nice and relaxing.

He took us mainly to boutique Wineries which was more our thing. We visited Steels Gate, Corniola, Yileena Estate, Dominigue Portet, Giant Steps and the Innocent Bystander. We also went to Four Pillars which was pre-arranged by us as well.

With all the wine we’d purchased it was also appreciated him stopping at Coles on the way back so we could buy some bits for a BBQ as we changed our dinner plans so that we could enjoy our wine and view.

I would 100% recommend George’s services as our days touring the Wineries wouldn’t have been the same without him.



Thanks George for a wonderful day out in the Yarra Valley. Although we have been to the area many times, you took us to some wonderful little wineries that we would never have known about. You have great knowledge of the locality and I would recommend you to anyone wanting a great day out.


We had an excellent day out with George in the Yarra Valley.

We visited 6 top small producers, and sampled some excellent wines.

George was very knowledgable about the area and a great host. We will definitely use him again in the future.


London / Hong Kong

We had a fantastic day! George gave us the option of creating our own tour (and providing us with the information to do do it) or going a tour that might suit us best. We saw a mix of larger and smaller wineries including a gin distillery and we had a fantastic time! George was extremely knowledgeable and great fun! I will 100% be with George again!


Thank you very much George for your wonderful company around the Yarra Valley. I’ll definitely book  your service again next time. What an unforgettable experience of wine tasting and sight seeing.


The day out with George touring round the Yarra Valley was so enjoyable, that I rebooked with him within two weeks, and continue to recommend Driven Indulgence to others!

George is a wonderful host for the day – he is happy to work with your requests, and equally happy to suggest venues if you aren’t entirely sure where you want to go. He is full of knowledge about the wineries and local areas, and it is very relaxing in his company.

On both tours with Driven Indulgence, I had the most fantastic day and will continue to recommend these tours to all my friends and family. Thanks again!



George was excellent, he was very accommodating and went beyond and above to ensure that we had the most fabulous day.

5 Star service for a reasonable cost!
Would definitely recommend Driven Indulgences to family and friends… and even strangers if they listen.



Thanks George for such a wonderful day touring some of the wineries during this year’s Shedfest. We had such a great day, and you took all the worry out of it for us – driving, carrying wine to the car, opening doors, even helping with an injury to one of us! We loved that you also dropped us off to our dinner later that night – it was a lovely gesture, that we greatly appreciated. You were an absolute gentleman, and we will be recommending you to any of our friends coming to the area.


Thanks for a great day George. Such an enjoyable way to see the Yarra Valley. We loved the smaller wineries and your local knowledge added so much to the experience. A truly memorable day for all the right reasons. 🙂


George took me and my parter on a designated driver tour around the Yarra Valley. He was a treat to deal with as he was quick on returning all emails and calls. After my enquiry we had a brief chat over the phone and he then put together an itinerary (detailed yet flexible) for a great day out. On the day, George was prompt on time, introduced himself to take any awkwardness out of it and was well drilled in his local knowledge of the area. When arriving at each destination George took us into each venue, introduced us and made sure we were well looked after. Along the way I proposed to my partner and George was more than happy to be cameraman and play a part in our special day. George was a safe driver and amazing from start to finish. I recommend him 100% and hope to come back and tour again and see the places we didn’t have time for.