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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Discover Victoria’s Yarra Valley wine region on this day trip from Melbourne. With an expert guide to act as your wine tutor, visit four of the area’s best-known wineries: Yering Station, Balgownie Estate, Yering Farm and Domaine Chandon. During your series of wine tastings and an included vineyard lunch, you’ll 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 or St Kilda.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley
  • Enjoy wine tastings at four distinctive wineries
  • Admire the scenery during your drive through the fertile Yarra Valley
  • Have lunch with a glass of wine at Balgownie Estate or an equivalent winery
  • Take a private tour, sip a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy light nibbles at Domaine Chandon
  • Learn the tasting technique - swirl, sniff, slurp and then taste a variety of styles from sparkling, red, white and sweet wine

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A wine-lover's delight! The guide shares in-depth knowledge about winemaking and the region as you visit four Yarra Valley wineries, all with a different ambience.

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What You Can Expect

Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne

Domaine Chandon, Yarra Valley

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, you’ll 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, Yering Station, where you’ll learn the basics of wine tasting — how to swirl, sniff and slurp. Then enjoy a tasting of the winery’s award-winning classic Australian wines. 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. After lunch, 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.

Finally, make 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 and light nibbles 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, you’ll have lunch at a similar venue.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Awesome experience. Great selection and range of wines from this famous area and our tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and funny. Would definitely go back next time I'm in Melbourne!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Grt day..awesome guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a lovely day out. We got to visit few wineries and got plenty of nice wine tasting. The meal that we had was brilliant, definitely worth the money! Our guide Nick had a great sense of humour and was very knowledgeable! They were some girls sitting at the back of the bus wrecking his head cos they have a few too many... buy he kept it cool and managed the situation very professionally. Thinking of doing the tour again in summer time :
Cheers Nick

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

very enjoyable and entertained by a knowledgeable compere by the name of spud reccommend him

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Really enjoyed this tour! Small group and the wineries that we went to were all quite informative as well as having great wine!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A very interesting day touring 4 different wineries - lots of tastings and choice. Nick, the tour guide was able to get the message across with humour and his knowledge of the various wines and vineyards could only come from a passion for the region and it's produce. It was interesting to note a high number of locals on the tour, making great use of expertise to source and stock their wine racks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour, friendly, fun, informative guide, Tenita. Interesting variety of vineyards visited, wine tastings well done. Timings worked perfectly and ending at Domaine Chanden with a glass of bubbly was lovely.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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