Overall a great tour but our guide just made us feel a bit rushed. He did a lot of talking and then wouldn’t give us a ton of time to just enjoy the wineries. Felt a bit judged being the last ones back on the bus (and we weren’t late!)
Everything ran like clockwork. The driver stuck to a schedule which allowed us to view four wineries. Great bunch of people on the tour; very friendly; mixed well. Developed a greater appreciation for "boutique/ family run wineries."
Tour was quite quick from winery to winery. Not enough time to appreciate views or photo taking from place to place. Lots of different of wines to taste in each winery. A tour worth it for any wine lovers who just only want to taste fine wines from the Yarra valley region.
The excursion was definitely worth it. Each vineyards had their own unique wines and a couple of them being smaller vineyards had their winemakers available and was able to answer questions that I had. After learning that I’m a WSET diploma student, the winemakers were very friendly and offered some very unique insights. Also got a perk from one vineyard with an additional free tasting panel! The driver/tour guide is also very friendly and knowledgeable about both wine and the industry. The lunch was delicious as well.
Fabulous day out on our wedding anniversary. Tour guide and educator John extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Tasted some terrific wines and lunch was lovely out at the Balgowrie estate. Great to finish at Chandon with a fine glass of bubbly to toast our special day enjoying the beautiful views.