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Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne

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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3243WINE
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.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free drinks included
  • Lunch included
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.

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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:
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Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Duration:
8 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure points

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9am from St Kilda
Code: SK0900

Departs at 9am from The George Hotel, St Kilda

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9.20am Spencer & Flinders St
Code: FS0920

Departs at 9:20am from 7-11 Convenience Store, corner of Spencer Street and Flinders Street, City

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9:30am St Paul's Cathedral
Code: SP0930

Departs at 9:30am from St Paul's Cathedral, corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets, City

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9:35am Her Majesties Theatre
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9:40am Melbourne Hertz Car
Code: HC0940

Departs at 9:40am from Hertz Car Rentals, City

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Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne

Yarra Valley Vineyards

Inclusions:
  • 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
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Cruise port pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Mike H, May 2015

We had a great day, despite the showery weather.
The tour guide Mrs T was a font information and kept the day entertaining.
The wineries were all ready to receive us on arrival and gave professional presentations.
The lunch provided was ready on time and to a very high standard.
Well done to all involved.

Reviewed by: Jerome Q, May 2015

The tour was just wonderful!!
Thank you very much to our great guide Tanina!

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