Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

4.5 stars

Editor's summary:

This relaxed small group Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Melbourne is great value and the perfect introduction to the renowned wines and produce of this stunning piece of regional Victoria. You’ll visit a chocolatiere and ice-creamery, learn about sparkling wine production at celebrated Domaine Chandon and visit a selection of vineyards to sample their wares. It’s all just an hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD!

Highlights

☆ Explore the renowned Yarra Valley’s wine scene

☆ Visit the delicious Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery

☆ Spend time at Domaine Chandon, and learn about the production of sparkling wine

☆ Visit two or three local vineyards for wine tastings (depending on time)

☆ Maximum group size: 11.

Inclusions

☆ Guided small group tour with commentary

☆ Comfortable air-conditioned transport

☆ CBD hotel pick-up and drop-off

☆ Friendly and knowledgeable local guide

☆ Self-guided tour at Domaine Chandon

☆ Visits to up to three additional vineyards

☆ Wine tastings at each venue.

What you can expect

This small group Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Melbourne is a great way to experience some of the top drops on offer from Victoria’s premier wine-producing region. The Yarra Valley has a rich history of viticulture that dates back more than 150 years. More recently, it has hit the radar as a gourmet food destination.

With CBD hotel pick-ups completed and all guests on board, the tour sets off from Melbourne and heads east towards the picturesque Yarra Valley. The urban landscape soon gives way to lush pasture land and thriving vineyards.

Your first stop is the deliciously renowned Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery. It doesn’t need too much of an introduction, but here you’ll enjoy free chocolate tastings, and watch the chocolatiers handcraft their products.

Next stop on this Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Melbourne is Domaine Chandon, Australia’s undisputed home of sparkling wine. You’ll be able to explore the visitor centre and cellar door, before heading off on a self-guided tour to learn sparkling wine is produced.

You’ll have the opportunity to purchase a light lunch (own expense) before the tour continues on to two or three vineyards for wine tastings. The final number of vineyards visited depends on time. You’ll return to Melbourne around mid afternoon, and be dropped off at your CBD hotel.

This Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Melbourne is a relaxed and cost-effective way to experience the delights of the Yarra Valley.

Pricing, dates and bookings

$77pp

Runs: Daily
Departs at: 9am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and St Paul’s Cathedral

Please check your booking confirmation document for your hotel pick-up time.

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Important information

Once your booking is completed, a confirmation document will be sent automatically to your email address, including hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.

This tour operates with a minimum of four participants. Your booking may be on request initially (unless minimum numbers have already been reached). We should be able to confirm the tour within a day or two. Where a tour does not proceed, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund. If you have a smaller group, please email [email protected] with your requested travel date and the number of passengers, and we will advise availability.

Hotel pick-ups are generally between 8 and 9am.

Lunch is available to purchase, but is not included in the cost of the tour.

Please dress appropriately for the season and wear suitable footwear.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.

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