Tour ID: 10052915
Just imagine sipping on world-renowned white, red and sparkling wine varieties and crisp ciders as friendly winemakers and storekeepers welcome you with lovingly produced gourmet cheese, chocolate and fresh locally-grown food. On this tour you will return knowing a lot more than when you started!
You’ll start this gastronomical adventure in Melbourne City, with pickups at St Paul's Cathedral on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Street at 7:45 AM, or with complimentary accommodation pickups from selected hotels in Melbourne, Southbank, St Kilda, Docklands and South Yarra. Take your turn, with new friends, to wander through the beautiful rolling green hills of the Yarra Valley and peruse just what has enticed the many visitors over the last 150 years. Your small coach (max 24 persons) – creates a fun and social atmosphere.
Gateway Estate Farmhouse - You’ll get a chance to sample superb locally grown fresh seasonal produce, such as berries, apples and stone fruit and a mouth-watering selection of assorted local relishes and cheeses. Pick your own luscious strawberries (subject to availability and at own expense) in the hydroponic greenhouse, then sample the smooth ports and strawberry liqueurs and partake in the famous ‘strawberry shot-cake’!
Napoleone Brewery & Cider House - You would be mistaken for thinking the very appealing rural Napoleone Cider House and Brewery may focus on wine, but nothing could be further from the truth. You haven’t given cider a try or even much thought? Be very pleasantly surprised, give it a go, and prepare yourself for a fantastic tingling taste bud sensation. With the knowledge of three generations, 100% fresh apple and pear juice grown and loving produced on site, these ciders are full of fresh, crisp flavours. Enjoy a generous sample of ciders and ales made onsite at this rustic micro- brewery in the heart of the valley.
Dominique Portet Winery - Arriving at the Dominique Portet Winery and its exquisite French décor, you are warmly greeted by the dedicated wine making family that produce these exquisite wines with a strong French influence. Learn this winery’s fascinating history in the barrel room, while decadently sipping on few samples. Très bon vin and a game of petenque!
Rochford Winery – Lunch and Wineries - Enjoy an educational and fun introductory wine class with tasting of Rochford’s award winning wines followed by a winery lunch in the restaurant overlooking the vines.
Killara Estate Winery - Wednesday, Friday and Sunday - Finish the day with shared plates and Italian inspired wines.
Hanrahan Vineyards - Monday and Saturday - OR, Round off the day with a great range of wines and a cheese platter.
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery - Indulge in free chocolate at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie while watching French and Belgium chocolatiers meticulously hand make over 250 assorted truffle and chocolate varieties. Drool over the ‘Great Wall of Chocolate’ and walk away with a delicious sweet treat that includes chocolates suffused with cherries, apricots, plums, almonds, citrus and more from the Chocolaterie orchard.
After a fantastic fun filled day, you’ll arrive back at your accommodation between 5:00-6:00pm.
Pick up and drop off at selected hotels
All wine and cider tastings
Local produce for morning nibbles
Gourmet afternoon nibbles
Professional and entertaining tour guide
On-board cool box to keep your local produce purchases
Approximately 9 hours
7:30 AM Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
5:00-6:00pm return to your hotel depending on traffic.
City pickup at St Paul's cathedral (cnr of Flinders and Swanston St) at 7.45am or free selected hotel Pickup in Melbourne City, St Kilda, Southbank, Docklands and South Yarra and surrounds between 7am-8am.
Please contact us 48 hours before departure to advise your pickup location on +61-3-9393-1322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water bottle, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing, rain jacket, camera and a sense of adventure!
Not suitable for people under 18 years of age.
Please note: Itinerary and wineries may change depending on availability. Not suitable for children under the age of 18 years old
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