• Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 167.48 View price calendar

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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 two-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.

Highlights

  • Small-group Yarra Valley food and wine tour from Melbourne and the Yarra Valley
  • Cheese and wine pairing at De Bortoli Winery
  • Cellar door wine tastings at Yarra Valley's finest family owned vineyards
  • Visit Coldstream Hills Winery, home of Australian wine critic, James Halliday
  • Traveling in a small-group, maximum 10 passengers, allowing a unique and intimate experience

What You Can Expect

Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour

Yarra Valley Food and Wine Small Group Tour

An easy day trip from Melbourne or the Yarra Valley, the Yarra Valley is home to beautiful rolling hills and heritage vineyards renowned for excellent chardonnay and pinot noir. Begin your full-day gourmet tour with pickup at your Melbourne hotel, and then relax on the 1-hour drive to the valley. For your first stop, visit the family-run De Bortoli Winery to taste a selection of award-winning wines served with local and international artisan cheeses.
Continue on to Dixons Creek Estate, where you’ll have a chance to tour the winery and meet renowned Yarra Valley winemaker Graeme Miller. Feel free to ask questions about the winemaking process as you sample the estate’s offerings. After working up an appetite, make your way to either Tokar Estate, Soumah or Ezard at Levantine Hill (depending on season, availability and size of group) for a delicious two-course lunch. Enjoy fresh regional produce and cuisine among a beautiful atmosphere with vineyard views.
Next, stop in at Coldstream Hills Winery for another cellar door tasting and tour of ‘amphitheater’-style vineyards built on hillsides. 
Enjoy the scenic return drive to Melbourne, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in the early evening at the end of your 8-hour tour.

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Customer Reviews

michael.kindle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We loved our day on the Yarra Valley!

cajjf1978.cj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great experience I loved all of it - from our very nice and informative guide - to the great selection of vineyards we visited. one of which also did one of the best dry apple ciders I have tasted in a while. it was a brilliant day totally do it!

bethanyroneil

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great Tour! It was a small group, only six of us. Bill took us to 5 different stops and was very knowledgeable about the area and about wine. I would highly recommend this tour to others.

mscammann

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was wonderful. Our guide, Nicci, was relaxed, flexible, knowledgeable, friendly and managed to keep things on track while never making us feel like we were on the clock. I always worry about tours - big buses and uninteresting stops - but this tour was everything I could have hoped for. Because it is a food and wine tour, everyone was looking for a similar experience and we all got along great. I was also one of only two singles on the tour, but that was completely irrelevant - everyone was interested in conversation, but willing to let you stay quiet and just take in the view as well. On top of all that, each stop was excellent. The wines were diverse and interesting, the folks managing each tasting were great, and the views were incredible. I can't recommend this tour enough. I'll be seeking out this type of tour again in the future.

Gaylene S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had a great day and loved every minute of it. Our guide, Nikki, couldn't have been better - informative about the area, knowledgeable about the wines, and very caring, ensuring a memorable day for all.
Gaylene

Judith N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide was very knowledgeable and prepared us for each stop before arrival. The wineries selected had nice wines. I dont know that it was necessary to visit 5 wineries as the types of wines were mostly the same because of the climate
We were very lucky to had a very congenial group, which doesnt always happen

Catherine F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

What an amazing day. Bill our guide was so knowledgeable about the area and wine and answered all our questions. Very relaxed day out and even saw two albino wild kangaroos. We were treated to a great day out and a great lunch. Would highly recommend this tour.

Julie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

We had the best day, great guide, beautiful lunch, great wines and spectacular countryside. Would highly recommend.

Shanks United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour was fantastic!! We went two weeks ago and had the best time. Our tour guide Bill was great. All of the wineries were really wonderful and it was great to be able to have the experience in a small group. My husband and I really enjoyed that aspect. At every winery they were expecting us and were set up and ready to go with delicious wines for us to try. At De Bartoli they did a wine and cheese pairing that was DIVINE. We had a wonderful lunch at the Tokar Estate the grounds are beautiful!. The food was really good. We were picked up at our hotel right on time and dropped off as expected and the ride was very comfortable. It was absolutely worth the money! A great, great excursion from Melbourne!

Kevin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Our wine tour was fantastic - small group, very engaging guide Bill, lots of delicious wine and food... but mostly wine!

The Yarra Valley itself is gorgeous and home to lots of wonderful vineries. We were fortunate to experience a handful of great ones, and meet the owners and winemakers for most. In one, we got really lucky and got to see the mobile bottling truck - not something you see every day!

Besides being engaging, funny, and entertaining, our guide was very helpful in framing the day and helping those of us with limited luggage space decide where to buy bottles to bring home!

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