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.
Full-day food and wine-tasting tour of the Yarra Valley from Melbourne
Travel by air-conditioned minibus
Enjoy wine tastings, one beer and cider tasting, and gourmet treats from some of the Yarra Valley's best producers
Nibble delicious chocolate and ice cream samples at a colorful chocolaterie
Small-group tour with a maximum of 24 people facilitates a fun and friendly experience
A popular spot for day-tripping Melbournians, the beautiful Yarra Valley offers an abundance of tasty pleasures to suit any palette. Your full-day food and wine tour begins with morning pickup at your Melbourne hotel. Relax on the comfortable minicoach as you enjoy a short and scenic drive toward your first stop of the day, Gateway Estate Farmhouse. Upon arrival, head into the greenhouse facilities for a tour and tastings of fresh local produce to learn more about sustainable farming. Next up is Napoleone Brewery and Ciderhouse where you’ll be served ciders and an ale made onsite at this rustic micro-brewery in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Using only premium estate-grown apples and pears, the ciders you’ll sample here are made onsite with 100-percent fresh juice. Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Killara Estate Winery for your Italian style lunch. At the estate, taste wines and appetizers at the picturesque vineyards of Killara Estate in the upper Yarra Valley. Continue your day on a sweet note with a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery. This bright and cheerful shop dishes up homemade ice cream and more than 150 kinds of chocolate. Sample some of the sugary treats and take a stroll through the shop’s charming sculpture gardens. With your belly full, enjoy the ride back to Melbourne, where you’ll be dropped off at back your hotel in the evening.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Very enjoyable day in the Yarra...
, Mar 2018
Very enjoyable day in the Yarra Valley. Excellent tour guide John. Great range of places visited. Highly recommended.
A great day out in the Yarra Valley led by the friendly and knowledgeable Simon Q. My partner and I took this tour as we were interested in more than just wine and it did not disappoint. We were lucky enough to sample not only some great wines but also ciders, beers, chocolate and strawberries which all were very tasty, and learn about the area. The only thing I could complain about was having to wake up so early but without doing so we wouldn't have had time to enjoy the valley! Would recommend.
Loved this tour and would recommend to anyone who enjoys great wine, spirits, beer, and gourmet food. Started off by visiting a lovely green house that grew capsicums peppers and strawberries. After touring the greenhouses, we sampled a lovely platter of fresh strawberries, local cheese, pepper jellies amd spreads, plus strawberry Port, liquer, and cream. Fantastic! Next stop was a Chocolate and Ice Ceam shop. Huge bowls of chocolate greeted us and the products available to purchase was vast. From there we went to a lovely winery situated on top of a hill with a lovely view of the vineyards below. To our great delight there were wild kangaroos in the fields and all of us loved to watch them bound about while we sampled some fine wine. Also had our lunch here with scrumptious jumbo porcini tortellini or wood fired thin crust pizza. Delicious! Our next stop was Napoleon Brewery with ice cold cider and superb cold beers. After that another lovely vineyard in the hills. What a wonderful day and would highly recommend to anyone.
Great way to see Melbourne's scenic wine region. Our tour guide David was funny, friendly and knowledgeable and made the day flow so smoothly. There is a range of different places to see including a cider Napoleone, a few vineyards, and the Chocolaterie prepare for a sugar hit so there is something to please everyone.
This a great tour with a variety of experiences, not just wine tasting. We were picked up from St Paul's Cathedral in the city and the 65 kms drive to the valley was good. We had 17 on our trip which was a good size. Unfortunately we were a week too late to see capsicums growing in the green house at Gateway Estates, but still had the opportunity to taste various relishes and cheeses.
Pete's jokes are something else but he was a great tour guide. Would highly recommend this tour.
I would recommend this tour to everyone who likes vine. It was an amazing experience to taste all different varieties of wines that is made in the region. The best thing was when we crashed the festive on one of the estate. If you want a relaxing tour this is it.