Tour ID: 10038491
People have been visiting the Yarra Valley for 150 years, this beautiful region is not a secret! If you are a solo traveller or you are travelling with a group let us show you this beautiful region, all you have to do is sit back and indulge in world class wines and produce.
The rolling green hills of the Yarra Valley have enticed visitors for over 150 years, and now it’s your turn. Imagine yourself (and a couple of friends) sipping on world-renowned wines of the red, white and sparkling varieties, as friendly winemakers welcome you to rustic homesteads with gourmet, locally-grown food to replenish your energy. A winery tour unlike any other! The Wurrundjeri people called the Yarra River “Birrarung” which means “river of mists”. You will be enchanted by this mystical valley and it’s gourmet delights. Price includes all wine, chocolate and cider tastings, lunch, gourmet afternoon tea
* Wine tastings at two Yarra Valley wineries
* Gateway Estate - Local snacks for morning tastings
* Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-creamery
* Napoleone & co cider tastings
* 2 course lunch will be served at one of the winery stops
Throughout the day you’ll be escorted around the curving roads of the lush Yarra Valley, visiting no less than two wineries. We have selected two wineries which demonstrate excellence in wine tourism and each with their own international flair.
Napoleone Cider House and Brewery
It’s not all about wine at this rustic, inviting cider house, you’ll be served a decadent paddle of three ciders and an ale. If you haven’t given cider a go before, be prepared for tingling tastebuds. The Yarra Valley has been the home of cider since the 1900s, and the Napoleone family have been in the game for three generations. Using only premium estate-grown apples and pears, the ciders you’ll sample here are made onsite with 100% fresh juice. Nothing else, no concentrates, no additives, and they’re even gluten free!
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
Indulge on free chocolate while you watch the Belgian and French chocolatiers handcraft over 250 different chocolate and truffle varieties. You’re sure to walk away with something delicious from the ‘Great Wall of Chocolate’. The range of sweet treats includes chocolates infused with fruits and nuts from the Chocolaterie’s orchard of cherries, plums, apricots, citrus, almonds and more. And on a hot day, what could be better than luscious home-made ice cream?
Gateway Estate Farmhouse
At Gateway Estate, you’ll sample the best seasonal local produce such as berries, apples and stone fruit as well as a selection of local cheeses and relishes. Gateway Estate also houses an indoor ‘U-pick’ strawberry indoor hydroponic greenhouse with strawberry picking available most of the year round. Also sample the Gateway strawberry liqueurs and ports and try the famous ‘strawberry shot-cake’!
(**itinerary is subject to change without notice)
All wine and cider tastings
Light unch at winery
Local produce for morning tastings
Cool box to keep your fresh produce purchases cool
7:30 AM Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Return back to your hotel between 5pm – 6pm
Central City Pickup: St Paul's Cathedral (Corner of Flinders Street & Swanston Street) @ 7:45am.
Please let us know where you will be stayting in Melbourne and we can advise the best pickup locations.
Highly recommend being ready a few minutes before the pickup time. Due to traffic condition, please do not panic if the bus is running 5 – 10 minutes later than pickup time. If the bus has not picked you up within 10 minutes of the pickup time, please contact our office.
Warm clothes on cold days
and sense of fun
Not suitable for people under 18 years of age.
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