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EPIC Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tour Departing from Melbourne
, Aug 2019
Sean the owner DK Tours was Awesome. He was very caring (let a guy go to the bathroom before the long drive out), told interesting stories, good sense of humor, played upbeat music, nice variety of wineries, and a great brewery to finish the tour. I've been on many tours (France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and US) This was the Best tour I have ever been on. I would to go again when back in Melbourne!
Taste for yourself what makes the Yarra Valley one of Victoria’s favorite day-tripping spots on this fun, flavorful food and wine tour from Melbourne. Sip regional wines at boutique cellar doors, savor a main course lunch with a glass of wine at one of the wineries, get cheesy at an artisanal dairy, and a glass of beer or cider at a cozy brewery. Save room for something sweet at a renowned chocolate and ice cream shop—the cherry on top of this delicious day in wine country.
I had a great day experience on the wine tour. We were just 8 people, amazing group, which helped to enjoy the whole experiece. 4 wineries 24 tastings, learnt a lot about Australian wines. The chocolaterie was nothing special, but a nice treat after those tastings.
Paul was a very amusing and entertaining driver.
Sample some of Australia’s best chardonnay, pinot noir, and sparkling wine on this full-day tour of the Yarra Valley from Melbourne. Enjoy tours and tastings at celebrated wineries and enjoy a delicious lunch paired with local wines and products. After lunch, discover more of the region’s gastronomic delights with visits to a chocolaterie, a brewery, or a local farm.
Experience the delights of Victoria’s wine country on this Yarra Valley wine tour from Melbourne. With an informative wine guide, you’ll visit four popular wineries: Balgownie Estate, Steels Gate Winery, Domaine Chandon and Yering Farm. Enjoy plenty of tastings as well as a winery lunch while you learn about winemaking in Australian and admire the picturesque landscapes.
Gourmet Vineyard Lunch and Yarra Valley Winery Tour from Melbourne
So much Fun :))
, Jan 2020
We were excited for the get go and our tour guide knew that and greeted us with a great big welcome. Entertained and amazed by the scenery along the way, the wine stops were so much fun and lots of wine to be had. Lunch was beautiful, then to follow at the next stop some amazing cheeses. Would highly recommend, they are very generous with the wine :)
Our guide David is wonderful. This tour is one of the must do things in Melbourne. Got to see the beautiful scenary along the way. The vineyards that we visited were beautiful. Got to taste countless amount of wine. Good wine, delicious food, great company. Will definitely do this again.
Discover the delicious wines and food of the Yarra Valley on a full-day tasting tour from Melbourne. Enjoy a guided tour of Domaine Chandon followed by a glass of wine and appetizers. Continue to De Bortoli Wines for further tastings, then enjoy a 2-course lunch while taking in the Yarra Valley's incredible views. You can also check out the grounds, shops, and art exhibits at the wineries during your tour.
Trade the city streets of Melbourne for the beauty of the Dandenong Ranges. Tour the national park and look for colorful birds and exotic plants. Enjoy a ride on the beloved Puffing Billy Steam Train. In the afternoon, visit a Yarra Valley winery for a roast lunch with local wines. Have a sweet treat at a chocolate and ice cream spot, and end with a wine tasting at Dominique Portet.
This tour was incredible! Our tour guide Gary was friendly, approachable and a fountain of knowledge. Would definitely do this tour again and highly recommend it to anyone wanting to taste and learn about the flavours of the Yarra Valley.
Enjoy an authentic taste of the Yarra Valley on this full-day ecotour from Melbourne. Visit local farmers, family-run wineries, and artisan producers as you travel through the patchwork of vineyards and farmlands. Stop along the way to indulge in wine tasting at De Bortoli winery; sample scrumptious handmade chocolates at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie; and enjoy a delicious lunch at Rochford Winery. That’s not all: other stops include Yarra Valley Dairy and Yering Station.
Ultimate Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour
OK but would not recommend wholeheartedly
, Feb 2020
Not particularly good value
Lots of time spent travelling,
Guide was enthusiastic, nice person.
Some of the vineyards were pleased to see us, others were just going through the motions.
Lunch was said to be excellent but really wasn't
We set off from Melbourne to Yarra Valley for a wine tasting tour. The first winery, DeBertoli, was excellent with the cheese pairing. Lunch was excellent. Our driver was friendly, courteous, informative, and helpful. Our tour was on the day of the Melbourne Cup. She found a winery that brought out a television and we tourists were able to watch the race. The con for the tour was that we really didn't need to do the last winery, or even the last two wineries. We had had plenty of tasting and after a while, the wine was "all the same."
Discover the flavors of Yarra Valley on this full-day gourmet food and wine tour. Enjoy private wine and cheese tastings with your small group, and learn about regional wines from your knowledgeable guide and through discussions with local vintners. Savor a gourmet 2-course meal with wine pairings followed by cellar door tastings surrounded by the natural beauty of Yarra Valley. A maximum of 10 people allows for an intimate, personalized experience.
the Yarra Valley Wine tour was well organised and great to have so many different experiences like the farm store and craft beer as well as the chocolates and wines . This was a our first trip to the Yarra Valley and we were very impressed. Our tour driver Peter was exceptional with his knowledge and personality and certainly made the day most enjoyable.
Kate was a wonderful guide,enthusiastic and knowledgeable . The businesses chosen for the trip were wonderful not to mention the enjoyable lunch at Killara Estate.Also loved the dips and relishes at Gateway estate. Wold highly recommend this tour
Indulge in the culinary delights of the Yarra Valley on this full-day food and wine tour. Learn about regional wines at two boutique wineries and visit a local brewery to tap beer and cider kegs. Plus, satisfy your sweet tooth with samples of handmade chocolates and ice cream at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery. Socialize with other passengers as you cruise through the beautiful valley aboard a mini-coach equipped with storage space for cooler boxes for any food and wine purchases along the way.
Treat your taste buds on a guided culinary tour of Australia's charming Mornington Peninsula. Sample regional wines and cider at cellar door tastings, locally made goat cheese at a boutique dairy, and scrumptious fruit-flavored chocolates and liquors at a strawberry farm. Enjoy free time to explore the town of Flinders, followed by a beach walk in warm weather. Enjoy the fun and intimate atmosphere of this small-group tour, with numbers limited to 24 people.
Get the inside scoop on Melbourne’s renowned foodie scene with this 3-hour small group food and wine walking tour. Meet top chefs and expert sommeliers as you visit three of Melbourne’s mort renowned restaurants and tuck into special menu tasters, delicious seasonal delicacies and carefully selected wines. You’ll even get a map and dining guide to take away with you, so you’ll be all set for the rest of your stay.
Experience the delights of the Yarra Valley with an indulgent 2-day spa break at the luxurious Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort. Expand your knowledge of Australian wines with expert-led wine and Champagne tastings, enjoy a delicious lunch of regional specialties and make the most of the tennis courts, swimming pool and gym. For the full experience, add on a massage or spa treatment (own expense) at the Natskin Spa Retreat. This small-group tour has a maximum of 24 people and includes overnight accommodation and round-trip transport from Melbourne.
This tour was pretty underwhelming- for starters the bus was cramped (I’m 5’6” and my legs didn’t fit in the seat in front of me- my boyfriend is 6’8” and he had to sit sideways across two seats) there was little/no commentary provided as to what we were looking at- we stopped at Arthur’s Seat (I still don’t know what is significant about this lookout spot or why we stopped there in the morning when we returned to ride the gondola in the afternoon), had a 30 min stop at a tiny beach, There weren’t even little shops around to grab a coffee as it was cold and overcast. The peninsula hot springs were lovely, if I had known what was ahead at the wineries, I would have asked to be left at the hot springs. There were two tours on the bus and when we were dropped at the hot springs, they went on to other places on the peninsula. When we rejoined the tour, one of the others mentioned that we “didn’t miss a single thing”. The food at the winery lunch was really great, but the wine was below average. We bought a glass of wine and I commented on how cloudy the colour was when they dropped it off (it was really murky) and by chance this was also a wine we tasted - but the colour was clearly different when we tasted, which tells me that there was something in the glass that we purchased and even the waiter didn’t know that it was wrong. When we drove up to the strawberry patch, many of us stayed on the bus because we were told that she was just dropping the others off and we would go onto the next winery- after 15 minutes wait, we were just about to go out looking for the tour guide when she returned. We would have gone along if we had known that we were going to be sitting in the bus for that long (and bus was off, so no wifi). The second winery had even less impressive wines, I recognize that not everyone will like the same wines, but no one we spoke to enjoyed any of the wines. I was also personally asked at three stops whether we needed anything by people working there- because we were left with no direction and just standing in the middle of a room while the guide organized the tasting/tickets. None of these things are massive problems, but just contributed to the tour being average. If you’re looking for good quality wine, this is not the tour for you. If you’re looking for free WiFi on the bus and you’re not really interested in learning anything about where you are, where you’re going or why, then maybe this is what you’re looking for.
Yaz and Chris started our tour with a smile and kept us updated on where we were going and what we were doing on every stop along the day. We lounged at the beautifully scenic hot springs retreat before heading to a sweet little olive plantation for a refreshing lunch and wine tasting before heading onto a second location and trying a white moscato I ended up buying because it was so good! We then purchased a gelato and headed on our way to the Eagle Gondola to sneak a peak at the melbourne skyline that hinted at us on the horizon through the views of the morning peninsula. We finished up with a quick beach stop to view the insta famous beach huts for some happy snaps before making the trip back to the CBD where we had the option to be dropped anywhere in the city along the way back to our hotel. Overall we had an amazing day! thankyou Yaz and chris for making our day so memorable and carefree!
Treat yourself to a delightful day on the Mornington Peninsula on this full-day tour from Melbourne. Unwind with a relaxing, mineral-rich soak in the waters of Peninsula Hot Springs, and sample regional flavor with a delicious local lunch and wine tasting. Stop at a local strawberry farm or winery, depending on the season, and ride the Arthur's Seat Eagle gondola for panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay.
Experience the premium wines and foods of the Yarra Valley on a full-day wine tour from Melbourne. Visit three wineries and one brewery for tastings of red, white, and sparkling wines, cider, beer, and fresh local products such as cheeses, deli meats, and chocolates. Your tour includes all tastings and a 2-course lunch, plus the ease of riding in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with your driver-guide.
We had a very enjoyable day stopping at 4 different wineries for wine tasting. Also had a stop at a cheese place then finally a stop at a chocolate and ice cream factory. Chocolate were very good and the ice cream size was unusual. Don't order a double scoop as a single scoop of ice cream is large. We had 18 people on our tour and the van was comfortable. Good enjoyable day.
Victoria’s Yarra Valley is known for its sparkling wine and rich pinot noirs. On this day trip from Melbourne, visit some of the wineries responsible for that reputation. This trip includes a visit to the Australian vineyard and cellar door for the world-famous French champagne producers Domaine Chandon. Go behind the scenes at Domaine Chandon and sample their best vintages – you won’t get pushed to the back of the group and end up missing things on this small-group tour.
Our exclusive experience will start with a 7 am departure from South Yarra Station. We will take you to the spectacular Victoria's first natural hot springs, Peninsula, in where your journey to relaxation and rejuvenation awaits.
Our journey along the wineries will start with a very personal approach of the wine making and perceive every detail at "The Cups Estate", wine mixed with a meticulously chosen table of cheese or Olives & Bread platter (Vegan option).
At the following stop, we will visit Red Hill for a 3 meal-lunch of exquisite French coucine. Then, you're invited to taste some fruits of their labour while looking over the vines in which they were born.
Unwin yourself at each stop and enjoy. This trip is all about you.
On the way back, you will be able to enjoy the sightseeing of the region, and we will say goodbye at 4pm at South Yarra station.
Looking forward to meeting you all.
John, our tour bus driver, went above and beyond to deliver an awesome experience. Very knowledgeable and friendly. The steam train is a fun experience and you can never go wrong with wine tastings. Overall, very fun day.
Embark on a full-day adventure through the forests, mountains, and vineyards of Victoria. Enjoy tea and birdwatching in the Dandenong Ranges, and cruise through a verdant landscape aboard the historic Puffing Billy steam train. Discover the vineyards of the Yarra Valley as you sample premium regional wines at cellar-door tastings. Plus, upgrade to include a gourmet lunch with wine pairings.
Taste exceptional wines and see beautiful scenery on this small-group full-day tour of the Mornington Peninsula wine-growing region. A benefit of taking a winery tour rather than self-driving is that everyone can enjoy sampling the wines to their hearts’ content. Visit four or five premium wineries, and enjoy a delicious two-course lunch at one of them.
Discover the delicious food, wine and cider of the Yarra Valley on a full-day tour from Melbourne. Visit local producers to taste their gourmet chocolate, fresh fruits and handmade cheeses. Head to Dominique Portet Winery for a wine tasting and picnic lunch, then sip cider and enjoy the views at Napoleone Brewery and Ciderhouse. Your guide shares informative commentary about the Yarra Valley’s history as you drive past vineyards and fruit orchards. Use the included ticket for the Eureka Skydeck and Edge Experience at your leisure in Melbourne.
This was a wonderful experience and the logistics were quite easy. The crew is energetic, kind and helpful in every way. Our pilot expertly steered our across the valley and provided great anecdotes as well. It was my first time doing a hot air balloon ride and I could not pick a more perfect location. It was peaceful and beautiful. The post-breakfast was delicious, and in the end, we had a full day ahead of us!
Hot air ballooning in the Yarra Valley, highly recommended
, Jan 2020
A perfect experience. Great weather helped certainly, as it must for the kind of experience ballooning is but the organisation, staff, equipment and pilot were first class. Our pilot Ronald was friendly and personable and clearly highly skilled, who took the time when asked to explain some of the airborne operation, playing with winds and altitudes and for that matter, answered all questions patiently and knowledgeably. Finished off with a decent breakfast at Balgownie. A wonderful and memorable experience.
This flight was the highlight of the Australian vacation. Our group had people in it with a fear of heights and they loved it as much as anyone. The experience is fun and serene and unique and wonderful. Bambi and Rain were our guides and ground crew and they were terrific.
Soar over the Yarra Valley during the golden light of sunrise during an unforgettable hot air balloon flight. Float over the scenic landscape of gentle rolling hills and vineyards as day breaks across this beloved winemaking region. Upgrade to enjoy hotel pickup and a delicious sparkling wine breakfast at Balgownie Estate after touching down back on solid ground.
Head to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula for a day filled with food and wine. Visit four to five wineries throughout the day and sample some of the regions finest wines ranging from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir. Sit down to a delicious lunch made with local produce and paired with a local glass of wine before heading back to Melbourne with your small group.
Mornington Peninsula including Strawberry Farm Day Tour from Melbourne
, Jan 2020
Grayline was good. The driver was friendly. The wine tasting is good too but the guy doing the wine tasting for us has an attitude problem. He is fat and hairy. Maybe look for another vineyard. Also the girl did not give us any olives.
Discover the many delights of the country-chic Mornington Peninsula, just an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Enjoy a beach walk, admire spectacular coastal vistas, taste wine at The Cups Estate and go berry picking at a local strawberry farm. Visit the charming seaside towns of Mornington and Flinders to explore historic homes and unique shops, and savor a cafe lunch. Choose to upgrade your day trip with the relaxing Peninsula Hot Springs where you will have entry to over 20 pools.
Spend a memorable day in the Yarra Valley, beginning with a magical hot air balloon flight at sunrise! Take in an unforgettable aerial perspective of the beloved region’s rolling hills and vineyards, and then enjoy a champagne breakfast back on solid ground. Tour four of the Yarra Valley’s premium wineries for cellar door tastings, and savor a gourmet lunch at the beautiful Balgownie Estate. Top off the day with a glass of bubblyat the esteemed Domaine Chandon winery.
Enjoy a quintessentially Australian experience with a ride on the historic Puffing Billy steam train, followed by wine tasting in the Yarra Valley. Wind your way through the dramatic scenery of the Dandenong Ranges, tuck into a hearty spit-roast lunch at the Fergusson's Winery and indulge your sweet tooth at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery. Then, spend the afternoon enjoying tours and tastings at the Rochford and Dominique Portet wineries. This full-day tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from Melbourne.
With so many Yarra Valley wine tours, narrowing it down can be difficult: choose a tour that gives a more personalized experience. This unique small group tour will ensure that you won’t be jostling for samples. Taste exceptional wine and food pairings from family-owned wineries, from big to boutique. Savor a delicious two-course lunch and sample cheese, oysters and wine from pinot noir to chardonnay and more.