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! Our bus is like your favorite cafe (on wheels!). An on-board coffee machine providing free coffee and cool music to suit the mood of the tour. 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 three Yarra Valley wineries
* Gateway Estate - Local snacks for morning tea
* Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-creamery
* Napoleone & co cider tastings
* Lunch will be served at one of the winery stops
* Cheese and crackers and gourmet snacks for afternoon tea
* Free coffee from our on-board coffee machine
Throughout the day you’ll be escorted around the curving roads of the lush Yarra Valley, visiting no less than three wineries. We have selected three wineries which demonstrate excellence in wine tourism and each with their own international flair. Rochford Winery will astound with its many award-winning Aussie wines, from decadent cabernet sauvignons to crisp chardonnays and smooth pinots. Dominique Portet will showcase it’s traditional French style wines including stunning sparklings and rosé . At Killara Estate Winery, we’ll finish the day with tasty antipasto plates, Italian inspired wines and some of the best views in the Yarra Valley.
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?
French-inspired lunch at Dominique Portet Winery
As you approach the exquisite French décor of Dominique Portet Winery, you’ll be greeted warmly by this 10th generation wine making family. Their wines have a strong French influence and history and you’ll learn about that in the barrel room, while sipping on a few samples. Here you’ll also indulge in a French-inspired picnic-style lunch in the gardens or barrel room. And after lunch you could become the petanque (bocce) champion for the day and win a bottle of wine!
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
Picnic lunch at winery
Local produce for morning tea
Gourmet afternoon tea
Water throughout the day
On-board fridge to keep your fresh produce purchases cool
Free coffee on-board,
and more gourmet delights than your grandmother's pantry!
7:30 AM Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Return back to your hotel between 4.30pm – 5.30pm
City pickup at St Paul's cathedral (cnr of Flinders and Swanston St) at 7.45am or
free Hotel Pickup from some of St Kilda, Southbank, Docklands and South Yarra accommodations between 7am-8am
Return back to your hotel between 4.30pm – 5.30pm
We have a list of other pick up locations.
Please contact us 24 hours before departure to advise your pickup location.
A list of tentative pickup locations and times can be found by copying and pasting this link into your browser: http://db.tt/8MDg99m2
Warm clothes on cold days
and sense of fun
Not suitable for people under 18 years of age.
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