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. Location
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.
: Victoria-Melbourne, Australia Duration
: 8 hours Voucher Redembtion
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