Discover Victoria's Yarra Valley wine region on this day trip from Melbourne. With an expert guide to act as your wine tutor, visit four of the area's best-known wineries: Yering Station, Balgownie Estate, Yering Farm and Domaine Chandon. During your series of wine tastings and an included vineyard lunch, you'll find out why the Yarra Valley is one of Australia's favorite wine regions, loved for its picturesque scenery. Choose from several pickup points in central Melbourne or St Kilda.
After pickup from your selected meeting point in Melbourne, your day trip starts with the approximate 1-hour drive to the Yarra Valley. Throughout the day, you'll be accompanied by your guide, a wine expert who will entertain and educate you about the varietals that grow in this renowned wine region.
Stop at your first winery, Yering Station, where you'll learn the basics of wine tasting -- how to swirl, sniff and slurp. Then enjoy a tasting of the winery's award-winning classic Australian wines. Continue your day trip to your second winery, Balgownie Estate, a small vineyard famed for its cabernet sauvignon and shiraz varieties.
Spend your first 30 minutes here at the tasting table, and then head into the winery restaurant for lunch, which includes a glass of wine and tea or coffee. While you eat, enjoy great views of the vineyard. After lunch, head to Yering Farm, a rustic winery whose cellar door is housed in a converted hay shed situated on top of a hill. Admire the antique copper tools used by pioneer winemakers more than 100 years ago while you sample the wines.
Finally, make your way to your last winery of the day, to the French champagne company Moet and Chandon's Australian production house. Take a private guided tour of the winery to see how sparkling wine is made, and then relax with a glass of bubbly and light nibbles while you marvel at the gorgeous vineyard views.
Your day trip ends with the return drive to Melbourne, where you are dropped off at your original pickup point.
Note: If lunch is not available at Balgownie Estate on the day of your tour, you'll have lunch at a similar venue.
Departure Dates: Daily Commences: Melbourne, Australia Departure Point: Recommended departure point: St Paul's Cathedral in central Melbourne
Or one of the following locations: The George Hotel, St Kilda 7-11 convenience store on Spencer Street Her Majesty's Theatre Hertz Car Rentals on Franklin Street Departure Time: Select your departure time when booking.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Return Details: Returns to original departure points
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Wine tastings at four Yarra Valley wineries
Lunch at Balgownie Estate or equivalent
Glass of wine and tea or coffee with lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Cruise port pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult; 1 child to every 2 adults
Minimum age for this tour is 7 years; prior to boarding, a consent form must be signed by the parent or guardian of any child between the ages of 7 and 10 to confirm the child's age
Minimum age is to drink alcohol is 18 years
Not wheelchair accessible
Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required
This tour operates with a maximum of 24 passengers, and the maximum number of people per one booking is 7; it cannot be guaranteed that groups larger than 7 will be accommodated on the same vehicle
Please note: The exact itinerary, venues and timing are subject to change without notice
For every confirmed booking you will be required to print a voucher for presentation at the destination. You will receive a link to your voucher via email once your booking is confirmed.
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Note: Flights are NOT included and unless otherwise stated above transfers and car hire are also NOT included.