YARRA VALLEY WINERIES PRIVATE TOUR
From $159 pp
Celebrate together or just treat yourself to a wine or two while touring the beautiful Yarra Valley’s boutique wineries and breathtaking scenery.
Victoria’s oldest wine region, dating back to 1838, the Yarra Valley produces some of Australia’s finest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sparkling and other cool climate wines. This lush agricultural setting has attracted some of the world’s best young viticulturists whose innovative approaches to grape growing and winemaking continue to cement the region’s reputation as an area of excellence. Add to this the exciting range of eateries, including many that subscribe to the paddock to plate philosophy, and you have a food and wine paradise that attracts many millions of visitors each year.
On our tour you will visit boutique and award-winning vineyards and cellar doors for wine tasting, before a leisurely lunch and tasting platter of local produce, all only a short one hour drive from Melbourne.
John put together the most incredible itinerary for our Yarra Valley Tour. Myself along with 11 friends spent an incredible day together doing tastings at some incredible wineries in and around the Yarra Valley. A special thanks to John for going above and beyond to ensure everyone had a great experience. We will absolutely be doing another tour with Melbourne Touring Company.
- Pick-up and return to your hotel, private address or office
- Flexible and fully customised itinerary
- Your choice of wineries and lunch venue
- Tasting platter of local produce at Yileena Park
- Lunch - enjoy a delicious lunch at Fergusons Winery or one of the options available
- Wine tasting fully inclusive
- Visit a selection of 4 of the Yarra Valley’s best wineries and cellar doors
Other attractions/activities available:
- Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery
- Gin Distillery
- Brewery and Ciderhouse
- Healesville sanctuary
- Helen & Joey’s, De Bortoli, Rochford, Domique Portet or others if available
Lunches are included in these packages:
- Fergusons Winery ($159 package)
- Soumah Winery ($189 package)
- Tokar Estate ($239 package)
Some of the wineries we visit include:
One of the oldest wineries located at the gateway to the Yarra Valley, originally established in 1862 by winemaker pioneer Charles Hubert de Castella, who helped establish the region as a premium wine producing area. St Huberts is renowned for Cabernet Sauvignon with its intense fruit flavours, depth and concentration; other varieties on offer include Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Roussanne.
The perfect way to enjoy the morning is with a visit to French Champagne company Moet & Chandon’s Australian production house, Domaine Chandon. Take in the spectacular views whilst relaxing with a glass of Australia’s best sparkling wine (i.e. Champagne but not called that here in Australia, as not produced in the French Champagne region). Don’t forget your camera for some great photos.
Coldstream Hills was founded by distinguished Australian wine writer James Halliday in 1985 and has grown to become one of Australia's leading small wineries. The cool climate wine region is renowned for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and Coldstream Hills produces these elegant wines designed with a particularly fine and long finish. In addition to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, they produce Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and sparkling wines, across three tiers and offerings. Coldstream Hills wines have established themselves as one of the great wine producers of Australia having received recognition at some of the country's top wine shows.
Yileena Park is a family owned cellar door, winery and vineyard with their unique sandstone cellar recessed back into a steep hill to provide underground storage for their fine boutique wines. They specialise in aged reds, with a minimum of 4 to 6 years ageing before release and offer a wide range of oak (old wine barrels) cold smoked products for tasting and sale. Enjoy hearing about the wines from owners Bob & Dianne Curtis, whilst sampling some extraordinary wines, a tasting platter of sensational cold smoked products and local produce, all while relaxing in the beautiful surrounds of the Yarra Valley.
$159 per person
Fergusons winery is famous for its wholesome carvery lunch of Prime Aged Charolais Beef served with fresh vegetables, salad and fresh bread followed by coffee and homemade chocolate. Special dietary requirements catered for.
$189 per person
Two course meal: Shared antipasti board, choice of 4 mains courses, plunger coffee and a free glass of wine from their tutored wine tasting. Special dietary requirements catered for.
$239 per person
Gourmet Lunch: Entrée, choice of mains of 4 mains, freshly brewed tea and coffee and a free glass of wine. Special dietary requirements catered for.
A day out in the Yarra Valley is a day of relaxation and fun…a fabulous tour with loads of information about wines and the people who make them. Beautiful scenery, friendly winemakers, delicious food and a leisurely pace…how good does that sound? We look forward to showing you around the Yarra Valley very soon!
This tour operates daily and is for private group bookings of a minimum of 6 people. It includes pick up and drop off to designated area in Melbourne CBD, guided winery tours and wine tasting at all four venues, a scrumptious lunch at Fergusons Winery or one of the options available and a tasting platter at Yileena Park. Please note that venues are subject to availability and passengers will be advised of any changes