Sample some of Australia’s finest cool climate wines on a full-day tour of the picturesque Yarra Valley.
Accompanied by a wine expert, enjoy Cellar Door Tasting at three top wineries – Yering Station, Yering Farm and Balgownie Estate. At Balgownie Estate you will also be treated to a delicious a la carte lunch at a restaurant with stunning views.
Finish the day with a flourish when you visit Domaine Chandon where Australia's best sparkling wines are made. Tour this elegant winery and find out how the world-famous ‘bubbles’ are produced. Emerge from the riddling room to jaw-dropping vistas of the verdant valley and a relaxing glass of Chandon.
For your full-day Yarra Valley Wine Tour from Melbourne you will be picked up from the designated pick-up point that is closest to where you are staying. Please make sure you have arranged this with the local tour operator beforehand and try to arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the advertized departure time. For this tour, you will travel in a deluxe coach and an expert guide will accompany you.
At around 1000h (10:00am) you will depart from the final pick up point for Yarra Valley. The journey takes just under an hour.
The Yarra Valley is internationally recognised as one of Australia's leading wine producing regions, famous for its cool climate masterpieces. Your first stop is at Yering Station. Here you will learn how to swirl, sniff, slurp and then taste in this historic cellar door, home of the Yarra Valley’s first vineyard and adjacent to its award-winning, architecturally designed winery and restaurant with sculpture garden.
The next stop, around 12 noon, is at Balgownie Estate. Here you can indulge in a guided tasting session at Balgownie Estate tasting table. Make your selection of wine for lunch and take your complimentary glass of wine to the restaurant with its magnificent vineyard views. Lunch includes a main course, a glass of Rochford wine and tea or coffee.
After lunch you will travel to Yering Farm, one of the Yarra Valley’s boutique wineries. It has stunning views and is oozing with rustic charm. Try wines made with traditional methods in their cellar door, which showcases antique copper wine making tools used by pioneer wine makers.
End the day with a visit to Domaine Chandon, the Australian production house of the French Champagne company Moet & Chandon. Domaine Chandon is dedicated to the production of méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine and premium quality, cool-climate still wines.
Enjoy a special guided tour through the winery and learn about the process of making sparkling wine. Sample some delightful ‘bubbly’ together with tasty snacks.
At around 1530h (3.30pm) you will depart the Yarra Valley for Melbourne, arriving in the city at around 1630h (4.30 pm). You will be dropped off at the point where you were picked up.
Pick up location was really easy to find, the tour guide James's with a great sence of humor. The lunch and wine were really good. Tried lots different kinds of wine. It's a... ZENG MINGMING
Can't rate this tour highly enough - our guide made everyone feel at ease and explained what was happening as well as being informative on the area, the wineries, the processes... ANDREW JAUNCEY
Approx 8 hours
Start time: Pick-up times: 0900h (9.00am) The George Hotel, corner Fitzroy and Grey Streets, St Kilda;
0920h (9.20am) Seven-Eleven convenience store, corner Flinders and Spencer Streets, City;
0930h (9.30am) St Paul's Cathedral, corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne;
0935h (9.35am) Her Majesty's Theatre, corner Exhibition and Little Bourke Streets, City;
0940h (9.40am) Hertz Car Rental, 97 Franklin Street, City;
Please be ready and waiting 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time.
Duration: Approx 8 hours
Pick-up for the tour takes place from the following locations:
The George Hotel, corner Fitzroy and Grey Streets, St Kilda;
Seven-Eleven convenience store, corner Flinders and Spencer Streets, City;
St Paul's Cathedral, corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne;
Her Majesty's Theatre, corner Exhibition and Little Bourke Streets, City;
Hertz Car Rental, 97 Franklin Street, City
You will be dropped off at your original pick-up point
The local tour operator does not carry child safety seats on board its vehicles and does not have appropriate fixtures to secure such seats. Parents and guardians of children under the age of 12 years must sign a "waiver of responsibility" for the safety of the child whilst on the bus. This waiver releases the local supplier from responsibility for the child's safety whilst on its vehicles. This document must be signed prior to departure of tour.
Child minimum age is 7 years.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Passengers must ready and waiting at least 10 minutes prior to pick up
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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