Accompanied by a wine expert, enjoy Cellar Door Tasting at three top wineries – Yering Farm, Steels Gate Wines 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.
Approx 8 hoursStart time
Pick-up starts from 9am.
So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 10 minutes early.
Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels and attractions in Melbourne, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator when you are ready.
You will be dropped off at your original pick-up point
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 10am, 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 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.
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 Steels Gate Wines. The enthusiastic and knowledgeable cellar door staff will share with you some of award winning wines. This winery has a rich history and is the ideal place to sample a selection of exciting wines that reflect the earthiness and personality of the Yarra Valley. The wines here speak for themselves but we will let you be the judge.
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.
At around 3:30pm, you will depart the Yarra Valley for Melbourne, arriving in the city at around 4:30pm. You will be dropped off at the point where you were picked up.
The local tour operator does not carry child safety seats on board 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.
This activity is adults (and older children) only. Little ones under the age of 5 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.
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We were looking for a wine tour while in Melbourne. The guide / driver Brett was knowledgeable, funny and didn't' this's a beat to add to our diverse group. We had 23 people on...Andrea B Wertheimer, United States, 12/Feb/2016
The day was perfect. Everyone was friendly and all wineries were very welcoming. Lunch was exceptional and just loved visiting Domain Chandon. Our driver was very professional....Susan A Healey, Australia, 17/Jan/2016
John, our tour guide and driver for the day was magnificent! His knowledge was impeccable. He sold it before we even left Melbourne CBD. We were all excited about the day ahead...T Jordan, Australia, 02/Sep/2015