The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-01-15T01:01:06Z Around The Bay Doggy Trek 2019-01-15T01:01:06Z around-the-bay-doggy-trek Award winning business Gourmet Pawprints has been bringing Victorians Pawfect Dog Friendly Experiences for over 5 years and the next unique tour has been launched. We all know how much Melbournians love to hear about great adventures where they can bring their dog, so here is the latest and greatest Dog Friendly Experience from Gourmet Pawprints team. Around The Bay Doggy Trek is a unique and exclusive experience taking in the very best Port Philip has to offer with your dog.  Bella the dog welcoming bus will chauffeur you and of course pooches get the window seat. Enjoy wandering coastal treks on both sides of the bay and travelling on board Searoad Ferries - with little paws taking in the view from the outdoor deck area!  There is a stop for morning tea in Geelong and an individual picnic basket lunch in Queenscliff, a town rich in maritime history and incredibly picturesque.  The easy grade walks include a 5km along the pristine waters from Point Lonsdale to Queenscliff. On the Sorrento side there a 3km trek poking around Millionaire views from the cliff tops before boarding Bella for the journey home. We think peeps and paws might be sleeping now. Date Night With Your Pooch 2017-11-28T09:42:38Z date-night-with-your-pooch Gourmet Pawprints brings you "Date Night With Your Pooch". Yet another Pawfect Food and Wine Experience from the team who know how to include your best friend. Fancy dinner, wine and a movie with your best friend? Join us for a night in the vines at our unique outdoor pop up Doggy Winery Cinema. Witchmount Winery is only 25 minutes from Melbourne and is the picturesque vineyard, where our dog friendly evening is hosted. Grab a blanket or chair and your best friend, we have everything else sorted for you!  Screening Murder on the Orient Express with Open Captions for our hearing impaired folks and all dog ticket sales go directly to Guide Dogs Victoria. With heaps of pre-movie entertainment this is a fun filled evening of Paws and Pours. Our caring team will be on hand throughout the night, helping you find that pawfect patch of grass, hold a lead or maybe just take your gorgeous pooch for a 5 minute walk while you grab another wine, no problem!  Read More Because dogs need trees! 2017-06-28T04:02:06Z because-dogs-need-trees Gourmet Pawprints and our Doggy Winery Tours takes climate change action with Green Fleet. At Gourmet Pawprints, we take to environmental responsibility seriously. This is why we’ve partnered with Greenfleet, an environment non-profit and Australia’s most trusted source of biodiverse carbon offsets, to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment. Gourmet Pawprints and Bella the dog welcoming bus is donating one tree for every tour/event conducted, because dogs need trees and so do we. By partnering with Greenfleet, we are confident that our climate action provides genuine and lasting environmental benefits. By offsetting our emissions with Greenfleet, not only do we take practical action against climate change, we also help to restore Australian landscapes by providing valuable habitat for native wildlife and transforming degraded land back to its natural state. Doggy Easter Egg Hunt 2017-03-06T02:54:11Z doggy-easter-egg-hunt Doggy Easter Egg Hunt Mon 17th Apr 2017  9am - 11am Westbeach Bathers Pavillion - St Kilda Looking for that special Easter article that just clicks with your audience? Dogs all over Melbourne are rushing to book tickets for their very own Doggy Easter Egg Hunt - brought you by Gourmet Pawprints - we just know FOOD + WINE + DOGS. Nothing says Easter quite like an Easter Egg Hunt - especially when it is for our fur-kids!  Get your sniffing gear in working order pooches, our talented team will be busy burying your carob Easter egg treats in a plastic egg holder ready for you to dig up in the sand.  Pooches are shopping Melbourne for that Pawfect Easter Bonnet - milliners are cooing over their clients to be THE best in the competition. We haven't forgot the fur-parents and your hooman siblings with a very social brunch of hot cross buns, croissants, scones, mulled wine/soft drink and tea/coffee. READ MORE Top 5 dog welcoming events this summer 2016-12-21T23:22:39Z top-5-dog-welcoming-events Gourmet Pawprints brings you unique food and wine experiences where your dog is welcome. Top 5 Dog welcoming events from the leader in Pawfect Food and Wine Experiences – Gourmet Pawprints   Doggy Winery Tours Bring your dog on a winery tour with Gourmet Pawprints! Our Doggy Winery Tours chauffeur you in the comfort of our air-conditioned bus, Bella! There is a seat for you and a seat for your dog and all you have to do is sit back, pop your paws up and relax. Visit the great wine regions of Victoria – Mornington Peninsula, the Yarra Valley or the Dandenong Ranges. Doggy Winery Cinema  Fancy dinner, wine and a movie with your best friend? Join us for a night in the vines at our Doggy Winery Cinema. Witchmount Winery is only 25 minutes from Melbourne and is the picturesque vineyard, where our unique and exclusive outdoor Doggy Winery Cinema is hosted. Grab a blanket or chair and your best friend, we have everything else sorted for you! Doggy Gourmet Weekend Getaways  Our Gourmet Weekend Getaway is an indulgent 2 nights of food, wine and pooches on the stunning Mornington Peninsula with private chefs, amazing wines and wonderful walks. This is simply a relaxing and pawfect way to spend time with your pooch. Truffle Hunt Tours Private Tours Bring your dog on date night to our pop up cinema 2016-11-03T21:56:57Z bring-your-dog-on-date-night-to-our-pop-up-cinema Sat 11 Feb 2017 Fancy dinner, wine, tasting and a movie with your best friend? Join us for a night in the vines at our Doggy Winery Cinema. Witchmount Winery is only 25 minutes from Melbourne and is the picturesque vineyard, where our unique and exclusive outdoor Doggy Winery Cinema is hosted. Grab a blanket or chair and your best friend, we have everything else sorted for you! The evening includes the new Red Dog movie – True Blue plus our sensational Food and Beverage Stations and a personalised wine tasting on the lawn; Paella Dinner Station with seconds for those with a healthy appetite. An amazing array of 3 different paellas awaits you (meat, seafood, and vegan/vegetarian) with only the most carefully selected ingredients which are 100% gluten free, dairy free, healthy and very delicious! All created with the theatrical flair by the chefs on the night. Witchmount Winery Beverage Station enjoy a glass of their award  wining wines or a Holgate beer, Daylesford Cider or a 2 Hepburn Springs soft drinks. Ben and Jerrys Ice cream Stationwhere you can choose one of 6 flavours or a Callipo for our vegan folks. Sun Theatre Popcorn Station with an endless supply to munch on. and a complimentary doggy gift bag and a bottle of water for the humans. Our caring team will be on hand throughout the night, helping you find that pawfect patch of grass, hold a lead or maybe just take your gorgeous pooch for a 5 minute walk while you grab another wine, no problem! Plenty of pre-movie entertainment with a chance to say Hi to U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital and see their dog CPR demonstration. Maybe book your dog’s photo at the Erin King Photography booth. Pooch movie snacks will be available from the Canine Wellness Kitchen Food Truck and  The Scapegoat coffee van will be there to purchase your caffeine fix. This was a sold out evening in 2016, so  get in quick as we have limited tickets. Bring your dog on a truflle hunt and travel in our dog welcoming bus - Bella - great fun NEWS 2016-07-04T22:16:03Z bring-your-dog-on-a-truflle-hunt-and-travel-in-our-dog-welcoming-bus-bella-great-fun-news Gourmet Pawprints has been bringing you Doggy Winery Tours for nearly 3 years and over Winter we have Truffle Hunt Tours where you can bring your dog. This Sunday we will be enjoying a leisurely bus ride on Bella – our dog welcoming bus fitted with doggy seat belts and of course they get the window seat! READ MORE We know how much your viewers love good fun dog stories – well ours is incredibly unique and the only one of its kind in Victoria     The date is SUNDAY 10th JULY – is the date!!   We start in Port Melbourne, stop for morning tea in Ballan, then head off to Black Cat Truffles, not far from Creswick in the outer Daylesford area to be immersed in all things Truffles. Sparkling wine on arrival and a truffle treasure hunt for the pooches are just some of the fun our guests will enjoy.Then it is off to a 3 course truffle inspired lunch at The Farmers Arms Hotel – Creswick. The pooches will be pampered and preened by our carers in their own private courtyard while the 2 legged folks sit back and enjoy a private wine tasting and lunch by Emy their Sommelier and Executive Chef Hugh Maxwell.We invite you to join us in all the fun. For specific times at the various locations please contact us Doggy Winery Cinema - Take the Lead on Date Night 2016-02-01T23:04:17Z doggy-winery-cinema-take-the-lead-on-date-night Fancy dinner, wine, tasting and a movie with your best friend? Join us for a night in the vines at our Doggy Winery Cinema. Witchmount Winery, only 25 minutes from Melbourne is the picturesque vineyard, where our unique and exclusive outdoor Doggy Winery Cinema under stars, will be hosted. Grab a blanket, a lead and your best friend, we have everything else sorted for you. The evening includes dinner, personalised wine tasting, a glass of wine/beer/cider/soft drink and the heartfelt movie – Oddball. Our caring team will be on hand throughout the night, helping you find that pawfect patch of grass, hold a lead or maybe just take your gorgeous pooch for a 5 minute walk while you grab another wine, no problem! An amazing array of 3 different paellas awaits you (vegan/vegetarian, meat and seafood) with only the most carefully selected ingredients which are 100% gluten free, dairy free, healthy, and very delicious!  It is aromatic, fresh, looks amazing and is a colourful delight on the plate, all created with theatrical flair by the chefs on the night. Come and experience a personalised wine tasting on the lawn before dinner then select a glass from  a range of local beverages to accompany your paella. Choose from a glass of Witchmount wine, Holgate beer, Daylesford cider or Hepburn soft drink. A complimentary gift bag includes a treat for the pooches and bottle of water. Read More NEW Doggy Winery Tours To Shannon Bennett's Burnham Beeches 2015-10-14T22:28:34Z new-doggy-winery-tours-to-shannon-bennett-s-burnham-beeches Join us for a day of food, wine and walks with your dog in the historic and lush surrounds of the Dandenong Ranges on our new Doggy Winery Tour. Lunch is at the iconic Burnham Beeches Estate, the latest culinary creation by acclaimed celebrity chef, Shannon Bennett. Our dog welcoming bus – Bella will chauffeur you from Port Melbourne to the Dandenongs, return, so all you have to do is put your paws up and enjoy this fun and unique experience. Come and sip your way through wine tastings at 2 local vineyards, where the pooches will get to stretch their legs and explore. A stroll around the picturesque Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens in Sherbrooke is a must when coming to the Dandenongs. The intertwining paths weave their way down through Mountain Ash Trees to the picturesque lake. With little paws ready for some snoozing time,  our dedicated dog carers will ensure all pooches are pampered, patted and preened in their own special area while the hoomans take in lunch. A 3-course, local produce inspired menu with wine, awaits us at Burnham Beeches’ cafe which boasts views across this amazing property of over 22 hectares of rolling rural landscape, no need to tell you to sit back and relax, it will happen without thinking. There is so much to explore in the stunning surroundings of the Burnham Beeches Estate. The original mansion was built in 1933 and today the Estate boasts a truffle orchard, lawn bowls, croquet pitch, vegetable gardens, a fabulous bakery which supplies the entire Vue Group stable of restaurants and all surrounded by historic gardens. Spring Doggy Winery Tours - Yarra Valley 2015-07-15T21:55:10Z spring-doggy-winery-tours-yarra-valley Give your best friend out a day to remember and join us for our Yarra Valley Dog Friendly Winery Tours. Bella – our dog welcoming bus will chauffeur you and your pooch for a day of food, wine and walks. Stretch your 2 or 4 legs at Lilydale Lake where all the pooches just love romping and exploring. This is an iconic parkland for dogs and our dogs are so excited to be running around playing together. Then we are off to our first tasting venue with the pooches perched on their very own seat looking out at scenery. A well-deserved two-course lunch and a glass of wine awaits next with a personalised wine tasting experience awaits us. Our exhausted best friends get to lounge around as we relax with their own dog carer, lots of treats, pats and cuddles. We take a short walk after lunch to our next tasting venue where the local wines are show cased for all to try. Then  it is time to let our exhausted pooches curl up on Bella for the journey home. Our staff will take care of every detail of the day, so all you have to do is relax, explore the venue and enjoy being in the company of dog lovers on our Doggy Winery Tour. Exclusive Truffle Hunts with your dog 2015-06-08T02:22:52Z exclusive-truffle-hunts-with-your-dog Put on your most colourful gumboots and join us for a day of all things Truffles! Step into the gastronomic world of these ‘black gold’ nuggets. Truffles have long been held in high esteem in the gastronomic world for their flavour and scent. Our exclusive tour starts in Port Melbourne with some essential sniff time and a chance for the pooches to introduce their hoomans. On route to Lilydale Lake, we enjoy a juice, muffin and personalised gift bag and set the scene for our Truffle Trivia. The very stunning and dog welcoming Lilydale Lake is our first stop to stretch our legs and get some more playtime in before their very own Truffle Treasure Hunt. Yarra Valley Truffles have mocked up a Truffle Orchard at Soumah Winery so that Lani and Bear can show us what the life of a truffle dog involves. We start the Truffle Hunt with a guided session explaining the mystery behind these aromatic nuggets followed by Lani and Bear hunting down our truffle for lunch. Now we hope all our pooches have been paying attention as it is their turn now to go on a Truffle Treasure Hunt, with a slither of truffle burying in their very own toy. Well we had to offer an incentive, after all it takes years to train as a truffle dog. With all the hard work done, it is time to enjoy a private wine tasting and lunch at Soumah Winery. Our very talented pooches will enjoy their treasure hunt treat under cover with our dog carer. There is plenty of time to take a stroll after lunch before we head off for a wine tasting at Maddens Rise and then a leisurely drive home. Read More June Doggy Winery Tours 2015-05-24T22:09:39Z june-doggy-winery-tours Are you looking for a unique and interesting article for your next journalist story? Dogs are such a wonderful source of enjoyment and happiness for many people.  Gourmet Pawprints truly understands the importance of ensuring dogs are a part of our social world. That is why we created Doggy Winery Tours. Dont leave your pooch at home alone, bring them with you this weekend June is a sensational month to be out and about. Clear skies, crisp fresh air and wonderful smell of winter.Gourmet Pawprints has 3 Tours with your dog during June Doggy Hike and Lunch Tour -  5 June - Mornington Peninsula - Merricks to Red Hill. Choose a 6 or 3 km walk or just relax over a glass of wine. You are rewarded with a 2 course lunch, wine and private wine tasting at the end. Join us in Port Melbourne or Merricks, either way our dog welcoming bus will chauffeur you back to your car. Read More Gumboots Yarra Valley Doggy Winery Tour - 14 June - Explore some great wine and food destinations, relax over a 2 course lunch, private wine tasting and all the fun a pooch can handle. Our dog welcoming bus has a seat for you and a seat for your pooch. Read More Gumboots Mornington Peninsula  Doggy Winery Tour - 28 June - This region just knows how to do food and wine. Join us for a day of Food, Wine and Walks with your dog. Read More Winter Gumboots Tours - Exclusive Truffle Hunts with YOUR dog 2015-03-31T22:09:47Z winter-gumboots-tours-exclusive-truffle-hunts-with-your-dog Check out these exclusive Truffle Hunts with your dog - 19 July 2015 and 2 August 2015 Put on your most colourful gumboots and join us for a day of all things Truffles! Step into the gastronomic world of these ‘black gold’ nuggets. Truffles have long been held in high esteem in the gastronomic world for their flavour and scent. Our exclusive tour starts in Port Melbourne with some essential sniff time and a chance for the pooches to introduce their hoomans. On route to Lilydale Lake, we enjoy a juice, muffin and personalised gift bag and set the scene for our Truffle Trivia. The very stunning and dog welcoming Lilydale Lake is our first stop to stretch our legs and get some more playtime in before their very own Truffle Treasure Hunt Yarra Valley Truffles have mocked up a Truffle Orchard at Soumah Winery so that Lani and Bear can show us what the life of a truffle dog involves. We start the Truffle Hunt with a guided session explaining the mystery behind these aromatic nuggets followed by Lani and Bear hunting down our truffle for lunch. Now we hope all our pooches have been paying attention as it is their turn now to go on a Truffle Treasure Hunt, with a slither of truffle burying in their very own toy. Well we had to offer an incentive, after all it takes years to train as a truffle dog. With all the hard work done, it is time to enjoy a private wine tasting and lunch at Soumah Winery. Our very talented pooches will enjoy their treasure hunt treat under cover with our dog carer. There is plenty of time to take a stroll after lunch before we head off for a wine tasting at Maddens Rise and then a leisurely drive home. www.gourmetpawprints.com.au Gourmet Pawprints introduces "Absolutely Fabulous" Thurs Nights in March at Westbeach Bathers Pavilion in St Kilda. 2015-02-23T03:09:51Z gourmet-pawprints-introduces-absolutely-fabulous-thurs-nights-in-march-at-westbeach-bathers-pavilion-in-st-kilda Gourmet Pawprints brings you Ab Fab Thurs Nights – food, wine and walks with your dog on St Kilda beach. Thurs 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March from 6pm - 8pm. Every Thursday evening in March, we are inviting the food, wine and dog lovers of Melbourne to Westbeach Bathers Pavilion in St Kilda. Come and join us for a casual social drink and romp on the beach with your dog. Westbeach Bathers Pavilion is situation right on the sand at the western end of St Kilda beach with a restaurant/café and bar it is perfectly set up to entertain all canine and hooman guests. You can lounge about in a deck chair or hammock, chat over a fizzy something or orders some nibbles to share and your pooch gets to romp in the sand at your feet. We pride ourselves on hand selecting all our venues and making sure it comes up to our pawfect standards of being dog welcoming. This certainly meets all criteria! This is a free social event and open to all responsible dog owners. Discover Melba Estate the home of Dame Nellie Melba with your dog 2014-11-18T21:59:32Z discover-melba-estate-the-home-of-dame-nellie-melba-with-your-dog Sing from the roof tops about this exclusive and unique Doggy Winery Tour to Coombe Estate the home of Dame Nellie Melba with Gourmet Pawprints Coombe – The Melba Estate was once the home of the famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba and built in the 1800’s,  is an amazingly beautiful property.  Join us for this exclusive opportunity to experience The Melba Estate with your pampered pooch.  This unique experience is only available with Gourmet Pawprints. Come and enjoy a two-course lunch with matching wines in a private dining setting, a stroll along Elm Avenue with the pooches, a wander around the Providore and a personalised wine tasting of their boutique wines. This experience tour is one not to miss which also includes a morning stroll on Sandridge Beach, morning tea, off leash romp at Lilydale Lake and a morning wine tasting at one of the stunning local wineries.