The Yarra Valley Winery Tour is more than just wine tasting- although the wine is pretty good! Located less than one hour drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is spoilt for its variety of stunning wineries with mountain views, amazing local produce and delicious food. Our day tour includes cider and beer tastings at the stunning new estate of the Napoleone Cider House and Brewery as well as 3 of our favourite boutique wineries.
Departs: 7.30am – 8.30am Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Returns: Approximately 5.30pm
Price: From $115
Gateway Estate: This gourmet farm gate is home to their own delicious range of relishes, preserves and strawberry liqueurs which we will sample together with platters of local fruit and cheese. Delicious! Tour the greenhouse and learn about sustainable farming techniques plus the option to pick your own strawberries (additional cost)
Napoleone Brewery and Cider House: Enjoy a generous sample of ciders and ales made onsite at this rustic cellar door in the heart of the valley
Dominique Portet Winery: Sample wines produced by this 10th generation winemaking family with a strong French influence. Become a Petanque (French for Bocce!) champion for a day and win a bottle of wine!
Rochford Winery: Sample a variety of quality wines and pickup some local goodies in the shop
Killara Estate Winery/Hanrahan Vineyards: Travel to the upper Yarra Valley and finish the day with tasty shared afternoon platters, Italian inspired wines and some of the best views in the Yarra Valley
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery: Enjoy free chocolate samples at the new Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery and watch the chocolatiers at work
*** Please note: Our Yarra Valley Winery tour itineraries may change depending on availability and do not operate on Public Holidays. Not suitable for children under the age of 18 years old.
All wine/cider tastings, local produce for morning tea, a professional entertaining tour guide, water throughout the day, gourmet afternoon tea, cheese/chocolate tastings, on-board cool box to keep your produce fresh.
What you need to bring:
Water bottle, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing, rain jacket, camera and a sense of adventure!
YARRA VALLEY WINERY TOUR PRICING AND PACKAGE DEAL DISCOUNTS:
A) Yarra Valley Wine, Cider and Chocolate Tour Without Lunch - $115 (Not suitable for under 18 years of age)
B) Yarra Valley Wine, Cider and Chocolate Tour With Lunch - $135 (Not suitable for under 18 years of age)
C) Book any 2 tours together and save $10
D) Add an early morning Hot Air Balloon Flight departing from Yarra Valley for $405 per person
** One discount offer cannot be used in conjunction with another offer
"Fantastic tour overall with a great selection of wineries on the itinerary. Wonderful lunch at Rochford's and a stop at Yarra Valley chocolate and ice creamery. Our driver Rob L was just wonderful and very informative."
Experience the sensation world class wines and a variety of delectable food bring to your palate. Taste history as you inhale the aroma of your favorite Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon. Explore the beauty and the amazing view of Yarra Valley. Join us in this Yarra Valley Winery Tour for more fun and excitement.
Reasons why you should see for yourself and experience the allure of Yarra Valley:
Yarra Valley produces a wide variety of world class wines that a wine lover would desire -- Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, sparkling wines, you name it.
The valley is proud of its over 170 years of wine growing history dating back to 1838. Yarra Valley’s perfect location, distinct soil composition, and cool climate enable it to grow the best vines that produce world class wines.
There’s much more to wines and the valley’s history -- the great food from fresh produce from local gourmet farms. This is on top of Yarra Valley’s stunning views of hills and valleys. Also, it is located very near Melbourne’s -- a less than an hour drive from the CBD.
Taste the wine and the food. Enjoy the fun and the amazing mountain views. Experience Australian history and culture. And of course, enjoy some free stuff -- free wine, cider, and beer tastings.
The Yarra Valley Winery day tour starts at 7:30 to 8:30 in the morning and returns at around 5:30 in the afternoon. The tour price is not much of a concern since the experience is much greater than your $115.
We’ll bring you to the Gateway Estate where you will tour around the greenhouses and learn some techniques of sustainable farming. You can also try their range of preserves, relishes, strawberry liqueurs, fresh fruits, and cheese. Plus, you will have the option to pick strawberries from the plant.
Then we’ll take you to rustic cellar doors of Napoleone Brewery and Cider House so you can have samples of their ciders and ales. It is located at the heart of Yarra Valley, helping the valley to keep its lively and exciting atmosphere.
The next stop would be Dominique Portet Winery. Taste the ten-generation history of French wine making in Australia. You can win a bottle of wine and become the Petanque champion of the day. This sounds more fun on top of the best wine samples you will have.
Then you will enjoy your gourmet lunch at one of the valley’s best restaurants with a great view of the valley and its vineyard.
The next stop would be Rochford Winery where you can sample their variety of quality wines. You can also pick up some goodies from the shop -- but don’t forget to pay. Enough of free stuff already!
We’ll usher you to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery where you can enjoy free chocolate samples and watch the chocolatiers at work.
We’ll guide you to the upper side of the Yarra Valley -- to Killara Estate Winery and Hanrahan Vineyards. Enjoy the palatable platters with Italian inspired wines and the best views of the valley. This is the best way to end the day.
This Yarra Valley Winery Tour package is good for a day trip, and it includes the following: All wine/cider tastings, local produce for morning tea, a professional entertaining tour guide, winery lunch, water throughout the day, gourmet afternoon tea, cheese/chocolate tastings, on-board cool box to keep your produce fresh.
All you need to bring are: water bottle, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing, rain jacket, camera and a sense of adventure!
For the pricing deals -- well, you have two options: first, without lunch which cost only $115, and the second, $135 lunch included. If you can book two folks for any of the tour package you can avail a $10 discount. Also, if you want an early morning Hot Air Balloon Flight, prepare $405 per person. Fair enough!
We’ll provide you the best tour guide and driver who will tell you about some interesting historical tales of the valley. Who planted the first vineyard at Yering Station in 1838? When was the first Yarra Valley wine produced? Who made the first wine?
Save your questions. It’s good to talk about things over a few glasses of wine. But hey, the tour is not suitable for kids below 18 years old.
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