Yarra Valley Wine And Winery Tour From Melbourne

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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Select your departure time and location when booking Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    1: Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne, 380 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    2: Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, an IHG Hotel, 575 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover Victorias Yarra Valley wine region on this day trip from Melbourne. With an expert guide to act as your wine tutor, visit four of the areas best-known wineries: Steels Gate Winery, Balgownie Estate, Yering Farm and Domaine Chandon. During your series of wine tastings and an included vineyard lunch, youll find out why the Yarra Valley is one of Australia's favorite wine regions, loved for its picturesque scenery. Choose from several pickup points in central Melbourne. (Itinerary subject to change without notice)

Highlights

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Small group ensures personal service

Led by a local guide

Free drinks included

Lunch included

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After pickup from your selected meeting point in Melbourne, your day trip starts with the approximate 1-hour drive to the Yarra Valley. Throughout the day, youll be accompanied by your guide, a wine expert who will entertain and educate you about the varietals that grow in this renowned wine region.

Stop at your first winery, Steels Gate Wines is a boutique winery situated in a picturesque hillside setting at Dixons Creek. Their range of wines are all estate grown and estate made offering finesse and exceptional flavour. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere which makes this the perfect place to experience delicious wines while absorbing the serenity of the Yarra Valley
Continue your day trip to your second winery, Balgownie Estate, a small vineyard famed for its cabernet sauvignon and shiraz varieties. Spend your first 30 minutes here at the tasting table, and then head into the winery restaurant for lunch, which includes a glass of wine and tea or coffee. While you eat, enjoy great views of the vineyard.

Next, head to Yering Farm, a rustic winery whose cellar door is housed in a converted hay shed situated on top of a hill. Admire the antique copper tools used by pioneer winemakers more than 100 years ago while you sample the wines and before making your way to your last winery of the day, to the French champagne company Moet and Chandon's Australian production house. Take a private guided tour of the winery to see how sparkling wine is made, and then relax with a glass of bubbly while you marvel at the gorgeous vineyard views.

Your day trip ends with the return drive to Melbourne, where you are dropped off at your original pickup point.

Note: If lunch is not available at Balgownie Estate on the day of your tour, youll have lunch at a similar venue. Itinerary subject to change without notice.

Inclusions

Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

Transport by air-conditioned mini bus

Wine tastings at four Yarra Valley wineries

Lunch at Balgownie Estate or equivalent

Glass of wine and tea or coffee with lunch

Entry/Admission - Greenstone Vineyards

Entry/Admission - Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley

Entry/Admission - Eatery & Cellar Door at Balgownie Estate

Entry/Admission - Yering Farm Wines

Entry/Admission - Soumah

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Cruise port pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult; 1 child to every 2 adults

Minimum age for this tour is 5 years; prior to boarding, a consent form must be signed by the parent or guardian of any child between the ages of 5 and 10 to confirm the child's age

Minimum age is to drink alcohol is 18 years

Vegetarian option is available daily, for other special dietary needs please advise at booking

This tour operates with a maximum of 24 passengers, and the maximum number of people per one booking is 8; it cannot be guaranteed that groups larger than 8 will be accommodated on the same vehicle

Please note: The exact itinerary, venues and timing are subject to change without notice

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Due to health and safety regulations Domaine Chandon is closed to touring groups and will not be included in the itinerary. As soon as this changes it will be included.

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

We are going above & beyond to ensure our customers, winery staff & our employees are safe & well. When boarding all customers must use the Service Victoria app to check in via the QR code & show proof of vaccination through the app. All our wineries are also adhering to strict COVID safe protocol.

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  • 12-Nov-2022

    Really enjoyable day out. Lunch was first class. Tony the driver had a great commentary and really knew his wines.

  • 11-Nov-2022

    Very nicely conducted Ample tasting Lunch selection was good Nice views So many wineries but those selected for the tour were very nice

  • 10-Nov-2022

    Our driver / guide Tony was most enjoyable. Good driver, commented on local attractions, knowledgeable about growing and tasting wine and he has a great sense of humor. We stopped at four wineries including lunch at one of them. A very enjoyable excursion.

  • 09-Nov-2022

    When we booked this trip, we arranged to be picked up at the Immigration Museum. Our driver, Peter, showed up about 15 minutes late, but did apologize and still was able to get to all of the planned wineries and back roughly at the planned time so that was good. There were 21 people on our tour, and we were on a 23 seat bus so it was nearly full. We visited 4 wineries (including Rochford instead of Greenstone which we had been expecting) where we had tastings and were served lunch at Balgownie Estate. Each winery let us taste 5 or 6 wines, and we had a choice of a glass of either red or white wine with our lunch. Lunch consisted of a choice of salmon, chicken, pork belly or risotto. My wife and I both had the salmon which was very good. Another change from the trip description is that face masks are no longer required or any type of proof of vaccination.

  • 09-Nov-2022

    Great scenery and visited some lovely wineries. Driver was extremely thoughtful and helpful assisting my grandmother on and off the bus.

  • 05-Nov-2022

    We bought along our 12 year boy on this trip. Peter the tour operator was kind, extremely funny, knowledgeable and super punctual. We went to 4 wineries and he guided as very well. 100% recommend if in Melbourne.

  • 05-Nov-2022

    Great value for money, Tony was a great tour guide. Beautiful winery. Will definitely do again and recommend

  • 03-Nov-2022

    The first place was amazing and beautiful (See photos). Food at the second place was very good. The man talking at the third place was so passionate and knowledgeable. The final place wasn't great because we were stuck in the hall area with no seats.

  • 02-Nov-2022

    Great day out exploring the wineries of the Yarra. Beautiful scenery, good variety of wines and very nice lunch at Balgownie winery. Tony was bloody hilarious, with a great playlist on the radio and a down to earth attitude that is poles apart from the usual pretentious wine tour operators. Thanks for the tip on the pub Tony, we had a very nice post tour drink (or three) with Chloe! Highly recommend this tour

  • 24-Oct-2022

    Learnt more about Melbourne's history today than the previous 10 years, so interesting and really informative about Yarra Valley's history told by our host John. Visited four different wineries, each unique and every one so very friendly and obliging. Overall a great day.

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