Yarra Valley Wine Tours reviews
“Me and my boyfriend had a fantastic day with Wildlife Tours in the YarraValley! We were a small group of fun people in all age groups and nationalities. Yarra Valley itself is just stunning especially on a sunny day.” – Jacky S
Yarra Valley Wine Tours Trip Highlights
- Gourmet Produce Tasting at Gateway Estate Farmhouse
- Delicious chocolate samples at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-creamery
- Sample of local beers at a Craft Brewery
- Time to explore Healesville and stop for lunch
- Hand-picked Boutique Cellar Door Tastings
**This tour is operated by Autopia Tours
The Yarra Valley Wine Region
Yarra Valley Wine Tours Itinerary
The Yarra Valley is the closest premier wine region to Melbourne, only 40 mins drive from the city with central CBD pick up. You will soon be sampling all the delights and hidden gems ‘The Valley’ has to offer.
This cool climate is perfect for producing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and a whole range of sparkling wines.
While there is over 170 years of wine-growing history dating back to 1838 from European settlement, the Yarra Valley’s location was longstanding as an area of great abundance for the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung Aboriginal people.
The location, soil composition and cool climate enable the region to grow not only fantastic vines but also an abundance of local produce from the surrounding farmlands.
Start your day with gourmet produce tastings
Our Yarra Valley Wine Tours begin with fresh produce and a tour through Gateway Estates greenhouse. Here you will learn about sustainable organic farming before sampling a variety of local produce. Indoor strawberry picking available throughout the year at additional cost.
This gourmet farm gate is home to their own delicious range of relishes, preserves and strawberry liqueurs which you will sample together with platters of local fruit and cheese. Delicious!
Visit your first winery for the day
After our bellies have been filled we head to our first winery stop for a delicious tasting. Locally owned and managed we’ll have you tasting the best wines they have to offer from a wide selection of red and white wine. You’re sure to find something you’ll like.
Yarra Valley Chocolates
A chocolate lover’s dream! Enjoy free chocolate samples at the Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery and watch the chocolatiers at work. You have ample time here to pick up some goodies – great for that chocolate lover you need a gift for. Or grab a coffee or ice cream from the café!
Visit a Craft Brewery on our Yarra Valley Wine Tours
Ales, IPAs, stouts and just plain beer is up next. We take you to a small brewery with plenty of character. Whether you’re a craft expert or new to the whole sha-bang, the friendly and passionate team will take you through a sample of refreshing beers handcrafted by local brewers.
Relax in Healesville for Lunch
Time to sit back and relax in this beautiful township of Healesville. Explore the many shops and stop in for some lunch (at your own expense) at the gourmet foodie outlets lining the streets.
Boutique Cellar Door Tastings
Finish the Yarra Valley wine tours off in style by visiting a locally owned winery in Coldstream of the Yarra Valley. Enjoy an incredible selection of wines while you relax in the calm country surroundings.
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Leon was our guide. He was absolutely lovely and so helpful. He got a whole group of strangers bonding over a fun game of bocce baall. I asked him about what wines we'd be tasting at each venue and he called ahead to make sure I could try a specific variety. In addition to wine, we tried chocolates, cider and fresh local produce. Despite the rainy day, me and my friends had such a fun time. Highly recommend for anyone with a mild to above-average interest in wine.
Yarra Valley landscape is wahou! With some mountains views and vineyards...
We could taste the real Aussie wine, beer and cider, in different places and that was awesome!
I had an unforgettable day there
I highly recommand wildlife tours for this tour
Thanks to our Tour Guide (Buck), we had an absolutely enjoyable day 'in paradise'. Such a professionally run ship so to speak, we enjoyed pretty much every aspect (just a little light on information at the Chocolate Factory). We loved the relaxation side of this day tour on the final day of our vacation prior to returning to New Zealand. Thanks so much, will use Wildlife Tours on future trips.
I'm very happy that I've chosen Wild Tours Australia. Provided excursion and all services were just excellent!
Booking of tour is super-easy (just using the web-site of Wild Tours).
Our guide (Craig) was very professional and with great sense of humor. He helped the excursion to go smoothly, with lots of fun and activities.
We visited 3 wineries, brewery (to try beer and cider), local farm and chocolate factory. All places apart from planned sampling activities also have nice views of Yarra valley, so you are able to enjoy not only the food, but also nature.
We also got to know each other, so this excursion is also great for meeting anf talking to people from all over th world.
Our tour guide, Peter, was fantastic! He made sure to keep us laughing. It was a great day out of the city! We had lots of fun & enjoyed the wine, cider, & beer tasting. And the lunch of course! Thank you Peter! 🙂
Fantastic tour! Our guide Rob was friendly and full of life (even at 7:30am!) he was knowledgeable about the area, patient and an overall great guide, to the point where a few of us decide to do some extra tastings at a winery- he let us stay and came back to pick us up afterwards...10/10 service!
It was nice to start the day off at Gateway Estate for a tour, coffee and a great cheese platter. The wineries were lovely, and I really enjoyed going to Napoleone Brewery and ciderhouse as something a little different. The chocolate shop was also great however we could have spent a little less time there.
Overall lovely day,would definitely recommend 🙂
The best winery tour ever! Delicious wines and foods, good people, beautiful views... Everything was perfect! It's really nice to attend the tour with someone who is special☆ Thank you so much for making my trip wonderful, Wildlife tour!
Had an amazing time on the Yarra Valley tour. Started at a cider house then hit the wineries. Brilliant quality. Had a really knowledgeable guide, the included food was amazing.
Seriously amazing wineries, great day out with friends.
yummmmm ! love the chocolate factory.