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Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


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, Greenstone Vineyards, 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.
  • Enjoy wine tastings at four distinctive wineries
  • Admire the scenery during your drive through the fertile Yarra Valley
  • Learn the tasting technique - swirl, sniff, slurp and then taste a variety of styles from sparkling, red, white and sweet wine

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Visiting four Yarra Valley wineries, all with a different ambience, offers a comprehensive overview of the region's wines.

What's Included

  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini bus
  • Wine tastings at four Yarra Valley wineries
  • Lunch at Balgownie Estate or equivalent
  • Glass of wine and tea or coffee with lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Cruise port pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Please be waiting outside for your pick up.

What To Expect

Your day trip starts with pickup in Melbourne for the drive northeast of the city to the Yarra Valley. Throughout your tour, your knowledgeable wine guide provides entertaining commentary and information about the Yarra Valley wine region and the varietals produced here.

Make your first stop at Greenstone Vineyards, which has unparalleled views of the Estate vineyard and Great Dividing ranges. After your first tasting of the day you will then head to Balgownie Estate, where you’ll spend half an hour at the tasting table, sampling varietals like shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, before moving into the winery restaurant, with views of the vineyards, for lunch and a glass of wine. (If the winery is not serving lunch on the day of the tour, a similar location will be substituted.)  

Next up is Yering Farm, where you’ll enjoy your tasting in the cellar door (tasting room) converted from an old hay shed. As you sample wine, take a look at copper winemaking tools used more than a century ago. And your final stop for the day will be at the beautiful Soumah Wines.

Your day trip ends with the drive back to Melbourne, where you’ll be dropped off at your pickup point.

Yarra Valley (Pass By)

Take in some of Victoria’s best wineries in the stunning region of the Yarra Valley, only one hour from Melbourne.

Greenstone Vineyards

Greenstone is beautifully situated on a single site in the picturesque Yarra Valley, an hour’s drive from Melbourne. The Winery and Cellar Door, which are nestled in to the base of the Christmas Hills, have unparalleled views of the Estate vineyard and Great Dividing ranges. It is here that winemaking operations are carried out, making Greenstone one of the most progressive wineries in the valley.

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult; 1 child to every 2 adults
  • Minimum age for this tour is 5 years; prior to boarding, a consent form must be signed by the parent or guardian of any child between the ages of 5 and 10 to confirm the child's age
  • Minimum age is to drink alcohol is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available daily, for other special dietary needs please advise at booking
  • This tour operates with a maximum of 24 passengers, and the maximum number of people per one booking is 8; it cannot be guaranteed that groups larger than 8 will be accommodated on the same vehicle
  • Please note: The exact itinerary, venues and timing are subject to change without notice
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Due to health and safety regulations Domaine Chandon is closed to touring groups and will not be included in the itinerary. As soon as this changes it will be included.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

This is a must attend tour if traveling to Melbourne and if you are interested in wine.
Highly recommended, even for people who do not drink much wine.
Good day trip to Yarra Valley vineyard region, and this package is highly recommended due visiting to key wineries with delicious lunch included (go for the braised beef).
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A great day, but a little bit stressful
Linnea_B, Mar 2023
A very good day! You get to taste a lot of great wines and get interesting information from the vineyards. Beautiful views. 4/5 because it was a bit stressful (not much time for exploring the vineyards, taking photos etc). Lunch was delicious but it would have been good with more carbs. A snack during the day would have been apriciated.
Highly recommend
Rachael_G, Mar 2023
Great day out, 4 lovely wineries & a really lovely lunch in a good setting. John our tour guide was friendly & very knowledgeable.
Great wine tour.
Daniel_W, Mar 2023
Tony our driver and guide was knowledgeable of wines and the local area. Nice small group of very friendly travelers.
A Beautiful Day in Wine Country
Janice_H, Mar 2023
This is a bus trip from Melbourne to Yara Valley vineyards including lunch. The scenery was beautiful and each of 4 vineyards gave 5 tastings along with their story and explanation of the wines. After the 2nd tasting we had lunch which was delicious and served in a private dining room at the 2nd vineyard. We had a choice of salmon, chicken, lamb and tofu. - the chicken and lamb were excellent, and the salmon looked equally good. My only complaint is that we had 4 tastings and by the 4th we had had enough.
Perfect day to sip and eat through Yarra Valley
Sherry_R, Mar 2023
This tour was perfect! Our guide was SO entertaining, organized and fun! Each winery was beautiful and the wines were delicious. The lunch was fabulous. I loved every minute.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for writing a lovely review. It is appreciated.
Suresh_A, Feb 2023
Tour Guide had Good Knowledge n very well organized the entire journey n on time Thanks to John. Lunch was Awesome too .
Response from Host, Mar 2023
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Great wine tour!
Stella_H, Feb 2023
We had a lovely tour! Our tour guide Tony was entertaining and informative and the vineyards were all unique and beautiful with an amazing mix of wines! I would definitely recommend this tour
Response from Host, Feb 2023
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Comfortable bus and a good range of vineyards visited.
Kay_M, Feb 2023
Lunch at Balgowrie vineyard and resort was excellent. Our driver was very knowledgeable. All the wine tastings were relaxed and interesting. We bought a bottle at Soumah and drank it later.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
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Yarra valley wineries tour
Jim_B, Feb 2023
Tony our driver was entertaining and knowledgeable. He kept everyone entertained during our drive to the wineries. There was a good selection of vineyards. Some smaller and some larger operations. The tastings were very well presented and friendly. The food at lunch time was excellent. Overall a very informative and enjoyable trip.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks for a great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your tour.
Great option for day tour
Kaelynn_K, Feb 2023
Great day tour option, the driver was very kind and give us a lot of information about wine too. It would have been better if the weather was good.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks for the review. It is unfortunate that the weather was not good on your tour, but we hope you agree that the Yarra Valley is wonderful in any weather.
Lovely day trip!
ElaineSimon_S, Jan 2023
Our guide was very engaging and informative. Made the trip interesting. We meet quite a variety of travellers. Most enjoyable.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
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Enjoyable day-mediocre wines
Allison_K, Jan 2023
It was a beautiful day for a journey to the Yarra Valley. The tour included a diverse group of interesting people. The disappointment was in the wineries we visited. The wines we tasted were, generally, mediocre. The tasting leaders were friendly and knowledgeable but the wines didn’t appeal to us.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is unfortunate that you were disappointed with the wines but with groups the wineries try to offer a variety to cater to most tastes.
Yarra Valley day “Drink, no Drive”
Mark_G, Jan 2023
Great way to explore Yarra Valley Tour gave us opportunity to explore wines of small family farms and big companies. Out drive was very very hospitable and gave interesting information on a way. I should say that bus was clean, but old.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
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Great tour
Monica_J, Jan 2023
Fantastic tour! Lots of fun. Highly recommend. The wineries were lovely and lunch was great. It’s a full Day of tasting with all different types of wine available to sample.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for a great review. Always nice to get good feedback.
Five star excursion!
John_B, Jan 2023
We loved everything about this trip. The other folks on the bus were very friendly and nice; our tour guide John, was helpful and informative, the wineries were great and lunch was excellent.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We appreciate it very much.
Great way to get out of city
Kim_S, Jan 2023
A good day out of the city. There are so many vineyards to visit here and for 3/4 we visited smaller cellar door only vineyards. Lunch was well organised with 4 options to pick from. Lovely way to connect with people from all around the world. Bus was full with 24. Drivers music choice didn’t really cater for the age range of the crowd. Would have made the trip more fun if there had been some songs most of us actually knew.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
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No thanks. Please don’t...
Brian_M, Jan 2023
No thanks. Please don’t require me to do something I don’t wish to do. Go bother someone else. BTW trip was good. Recommend a visit.
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Amazing wines and food!...
Dilja_K, Jan 2023
Amazing wines and food! Little group and plenty of time at each winery. The guide Tony was helpful and informative!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
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Not recommend
Mattia_G, Dec 2022
From the wine tasting to the lunch at one of the winery, everything was rushed and poor quality. The only good thing about the tour was the guide/driver. Anything else definitely not worth it!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
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Definitely recommended!
Efstratios_S, Dec 2022
Great boutique wineries, not too rushed, so plenty of time for photos and gift shopping. Lunch was amazing at Blairgownie Estate. Tony the bus driver was a great source of info.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
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