The Yarra Valley is more than just wine- 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
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!
Winery Lunch: Gourmet lunch with a view over the vines
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: 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, winery lunch, 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!
PRICING AND PACKAGE DEAL DISCOUNTS:
A) Yarra Valley Wine, Cider and Chocolate Tour - $135 (Not suitable for under 18 years of age)
B) Book any 2 tours together and save $10
C) 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."
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