This small group Yarra Valley tour offers an epicurean experience for wine lovers of all levels. You'll explore a cross-section of the valley's vineyards, sample wonderful wines and local produce, and enjoy a gourmet two-course winery lunch.

AUD $195pp

Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Melbourne
Runs: Daily
Departs at: 9am
Departs from: Selected Melbourne CBD hotels
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘This was one of the best tours we’ve ever been on, hands down. It was a small group so we all got to know each other and were able to have a lot of fun. The wineries were beautiful and very generous with the pours. The food was fabulous – from the first cheese plate, to the very substantial lunch, to the Tim Tams that our driver Bill provided on the drive home. This tour was a highlight of our trip to Australia so far and I would highly recommend it!’ BJPColorado

Tour highlights

  • Visit a cross-section of Yarra Valley wineries – both large and boutique
  • Experience the beautiful scenery of the Yarra Valley
  • Enjoy a cheese tasting at the famous De Bortoli winery
  • Taste a selection of wines at each of the cellar doors visited
  • Savour a delicious winery lunch at Tokar Estate or Soumah Estate
  • Maximum group size: 10.

What's included

  • Guided small group tour with commentary
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • CBD hotel and inner-city suburb pick-up and drop-off
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Hosted wine and cheese tasting at De Bortoli
  • Wine tastings at several cellar doors and a chance to meet some of the winemakers
  • Gourmet two-course lunch with a glass of wine.

Pricing

Adults: AUD $195pp
Children (6 to 17 years): AUD $146pp

This tour is not suitable for children under the age of six.

What you can expect

For wine aficionados, or those who simply appreciate a good drop, this relaxed small group Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Melbourne offers the chance to visit a diverse selection of cellar doors. You’ll eat, drink and enjoy the scenery of this lovely wine-growing region, while discovering the true essence of the famous Yarra Valley from some of the winemakers themselves.

The tour departs Melbourne and heads straight to the Yarra Valley. Your first stop of the day is the famous third-generation De Bortoli winery. After a stroll around the vineyard, you’ll enjoy a hosted cheese and wine tasting, including several highlights from their award-winning range. [More]

Next stop is the renowned Dixon’s Creek Estate, where you’ll meet the winemaker – Graeme Miller, and enjoy tastings at the cellar door. You can also view Graeme’s extensive collection of Indigenous art.

On this Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Melbourne you’ll enjoy a superb two-course lunch at celebrated Tokar Estate or Soumah Estate – both much-loved local wineries. A glass of wine with your meal is included.

After a relaxed lunch the tour moves on to Coldstream Hills winery, which has become famous for its Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. You’ll try samples of each, while taking in the amazing views over the vineyard.

From there it’s on to Dominique Portet – a fabulous French-style winery run by a 9th and 10th generation father and son team. Time permitting, you may visit another choice from several new wineries in the region (including Domaine Chandon) for a final tasting before heading back to Melbourne.

This warm, friendly and informative Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Melbourne will show you the best of Victoria’s premier wine producing region.

Guest reviews

  • Voyageazur1 (27/2/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    We organized this wine tour as a family day trip, and everyone had a great time. We decided to visit the Yarra valley to learn about local wines and see the countryside around Melbourne. Nicci was our guide for this tour and she went out of her way to ensure that the tour was personalised to the needs of our group. In addition, she was very customer service oriented, and the logistics worked perfectly. If you are looking for an activity to please a small group, this is definitely worth considering.

  • Mrice1984 (27/2/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    Bill was our guide and did a great job of uniting and entertaining a fairly diverse group. Lovely day with beautiful wineries. Thanks!

  • BJPColorado (26/2/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    This was one of the best tours we've ever been on, hands down. It was a small group (there were 10 of us) so we all got to know each other and were able to have a lot of fun. The wineries were beautiful and very generous with the pours. The food was fabulous – from the first cheese plate, to the very substantial lunch, to the Tim Tams that our driver Bill provided on the drive home. This tour was a highlight of our trip to Australia so far and I would highly recommend it!

  • Katf2121 (9/2/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    A visit to around five vineyards, which was informative and good fun. All the wines and vineyards were fantastic, with all of the hosts being fun, charming and welcoming. Lunch was a very high quality and we had a great day.

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been 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. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed pick-up time.

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Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.

CBD hotel pick-ups are generally between 8 and 9.15am.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.