Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
This deluxe, small group Yarra Valley Food and Wine Tour from Melbourne will take you into the stunning Yarra Valley to visit the cellar doors of the region’s most famous wineries. Accompanied by an expert guide, you’ll visit Coldstream Hills, Medhurst, Domaine Chandon and De Bortoli, and enjoy lunch at fabulous Yering Station.
☆ Experience the stunning scenery of the Yarra Valley
☆ Enjoy tastings of some of Australia’s most acclaimed wines
☆ Sample delicious local cheeses
☆ Enjoy a superb lunch at Yering Station winery
☆ Drive home through the Christmas Hills with the chance to see kangaroos
☆ Maximum group size: 11.
☆ Guided small group tour with commentary
☆ Comfortable air-conditioned transport
☆ CBD hotel pick-up and drop-off
☆ Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
☆ Multiple wine tastings, including a glass of premium sparkling at Domaine Chandon
☆ Winery lunch (main course) with a glass of wine
☆ Shared cheese platter.
What you can expect
This wonderfully relaxing, full-day Yarra Valley Food and Wine Tour from Melbourne gives you superb food, great wine and the stunning scenery of the valley – all rolled into one fabulous experience.
The tour departs the CBD for the 60-minute drive to the Yarra Valley. You’ll travel through the scenic outer Melbourne suburbs of Templestowe, Wonga Park and Warrandyte, admiring the changing landscape as you go. Your first stop is the renowned Coldstream Hills winery, which was established by well-known wine commentator James Halliday. Here you’ll sample some of the winery’s award-winning drops.
Your next stop is the family-owned Medhurst winery. This charming boutique operation produces some excellent wines and you’ll enjoy tastings along with fresh crusty bread and dips.
The next stop on this Yarra Valley Food and Wine Tour from Melbourne is generally the most anticipated on the tour – the famous French Domaine Chandon. You’ll undertake the self-guided tour of the production facilities, before enjoying a flute of the winery’s premium sparkling (methode champenoise), along with an accompanying cheese platter as a precursor to lunch.
From there you’ll travel to the Yarra Valley’s oldest winery – Yering Station, for a superb a la carte lunch with a glass of wine in their restaurant, which boasts some of the most magnificent views in the region. After lunch you’ll tour the winery, taking in the gallery of local artworks and, naturally, tasting some more amazing wines!
The final stop on this Yarra Valley Food and Wine Tour from Melbourne is the famous Italian De Bortoli winery, where you’ll enjoy a gourmet cheese board and tastings of a selection of their table, dessert and sparkling wines.
Even the journey home is a treat on this tour. You’ll enjoy views of the Christmas Hills and perhaps even a sighting of a kangaroo or two.