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.