Over two days, savor the perfect mix of expertly guided tours and the freedom to relax in the the idyllic Yarra Valley. Stunning views, historic buildings, artfully paired food and wine and a luxurious evening awaits!
Note: Indicative time of departure on Day 1 would be 8:30am with drop off on Day 2 around 6:30pm but these will be confirmed prior to the date of travel. Pick up is from your city hotel or from another agreed point. If you are staying out of the city, the Melbourne Town Hall, which is located in the city on the corner of Collins & Swanston Streets would be the central meeting point.
WhenThis tour is offered daily
Start Time8:30am on day 1
Finish Time6:30pm on day 2
Meeting PlacePick up is from your city hotel or from another agreed point. If you are staying out of the city, the Melbourne Town Hall, which is located in the city on the corner of Collins & Swanston Streets would be the central meeting point.
Price$645 per person per couple
InclusionsTransport, wine tastings at Coldstream Hills and Medhurst Vineyards, glass of sparkling at Domaine Chandon, wine tastings, 2 x main course a la carte lunches, glass of wine and coffee at Yering Station, Garden Suite accommodation at Chateau Yering, three course a la carte dinner at Eleonore’s Restaurant, full breakfast in Sweetwater Cafe, newspaper, use of Chateau Yering facilities, petit fours on arrival, wine tasting with cheese at De Bortoli, bottled water, guide and GST
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Heading Into the Valley
We’ll pick you up at your city hotel, otherwise, those staying outside of the city can meet us at Melbourne Town Hall.
Here you’ll meet your friendly guide ready to help care for your experience over the next two days. All of our guides are local experts passionate about wine and and helping you to discover the joy of the Yarra Valley.
Settle into your comfortable transport as we leave Melbourne’s outskirts, passing through the bush-laden suburbs of Templestowe, Warrandyte and Wonga Park.
Coldstream Hills Vineyard Tasting
Upon arrival, the views, aspect, and elevation of the Coldstream Hills Winery immediately make evident their success. After tasting award-winning wines, especially their chardonnay and pinot noir, you’ll see why owner James Halliday holds his distinction as one of Australia’s leading commentators on wine.
Medhurst Vineyard Tasting
After a short drive, our next stop is the charming 35-acre Medhurst Vineyard. At a delightful elevation in the foothills of the Warramate Range, this family-owned vineyard established in 1999 exhibits their commitment to quality. Here you’ll taste the care they put into each of their elegant wines.
Domaine Chandon Vineyard Sparkling
We then head to the very famous and very French Domaine Chandon. See how they’ve earned their distinction as Australia's sparkling specialists during your tour of their production facilities. Sip a glass of premium sparkling wine (methode champenoise) while taking in the glorious vista.
Yering Station Vineyard Lunch
Historical Yering Station Vineyard offers a memorable lunch experience. The smart architecture of their stunning Wine Bar Restaurant allows you to take advantage of the sweeping views of the Yarra Valley Ranges. Relax and enjoy the fresh and seasonal cuisine from their full a la carte menu and an elegantly paired wine from their exclusive and extensive wine list.
Chateau Yering & Eleanore’s Restaurant
After lunch, it's a short walk through to the historic homestead of Chateau Yering. The property reflects the elegance of its establishment in 1854, but balances that with more modern efficiencies of a five-star hotel. Settle into your luxurious Garden Suite accommodation before indulging in the award-winning dishes from the creative chefs at Eleanore’s Restaurant.
Sweet Beginnings For Day 2
Morning begins with a delicious breakfast inside the light and comfortable conservatory-style Sweetwater Cafe. Afterwards, enjoy your freedom to explore the facilities until you meet your driver and group for lunch.
Yering Station Vineyard Lunch
The menu at Yering Station Wine Bar Restaurant takes full advantage of the seasonal produce plentifully available in the region and with such variety, there’s sure to be something new to savor. Your meal will be just as memorable as the your post-lunch tour of the historic and original winery (c. 1859) which features local artworks and produce as well as estate and reserve wine to taste.
De Bortoli Vineyard Tasting & Cheese Degustation
Our final stop for the day is the De Bortoli Winery at Dixons Creek. You’ll feel the genuine warmth and hospitality from this 3rd generation Italian family operation. Through careful cultivation, from some of the oldest plantings in the region, the sparkling, table and dessert wines will deliciously compliment your superbly flavoured cheeseboard.
After such a full experience, there is just one thing for you to do - enjoy the ride back home as we pass through Steels Creek and Christmas Hills admiring the superb Valley views. Just make sure to keep an eye out for the occasional kangaroo.
ChristinaCC214: Definitely recommended to everyone who wants to experience high quality winery tour! Definitely worth the $!
Dermotd480: It was well organised, with a good choice of wineries. An outstanding tour, can't recommend it enough!
Emilygillian: The tour was very well designed and the wineries were just perfect. Highly recommend!