Frequently Asked Questions
When do the tours operate?
Tours operate daily, every day of the year except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Where do the tours depart from?
We offer picks ups from or close by your hotel if you are staying in Melbourne City. If you are staying out of the city and along the route we travel, we may be able to collect you along the way. If you are staying out of the city and in a different direction to the one we’ll be travelling, you will need to meet us at the central meeting point in the city – St Paul’s Cathedral, cnr of Swanston & Flinders Streets, opposite Federation Square and Flinders Street Train Station. All of these details will be confirmed with you the evening prior to your date of travel.
How long do the tours run for?
From approximately 9:00am to 6:15pm.
How many people on the tours?
Our tours operate with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 11 people.
Do I need to know about wine to enjoy the tours?
The tours cater for those looking to gain an understanding of wine through to those who have their own cellars. Our aim is to have you know more about wine at the end of the day than you did at the start.
Is there a minimum age to participate in the tours?
While the tours are suitable for children (in the company of their parents or guardians), the minimum legal drinking age is 18.
What should I wear?
Casual clothing that’s suited to the weather conditions. No singlets or thongs.
What do I need to bring?
Spending money for any purchases.
Are vegetarians and special dietary needs catered for?
You will have an a la carte menu to select from and there is always a vegetarian option. Other dietary requirements (eg. vegan, gluten free) can also be accommodated but should you have a particular dietary need, please advise us in advance.
Can food and drink be consumed in the vehicle?
We don’t allow the consumption of food and drink on board (water is ok). We strongly recommend you have breakfast as wine tasting on an empty stomach could detract from your experience.
Are Yarra Valley pick ups available?
While we can pick up from selected properties, there are others that are out of the way. If you’re considering staying in the Valley, please contact us for the properties that work best.
Is there room for luggage?
There is limited room for anything more than a backpack or small bag. For anything larger, please contact us ahead of your tour.
Are your tours wheelchair friendly?
Typically they are and because of the small vehicles we use, assume the wheelchairs are collapsible. There are steps at some of the properties we visit which could have a minor impact on the itinerary. To avoid any problems, please advise us at time of booking of any special needs.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes and they can either be booked online (www.vinetrekker.com.au) or by calling the office (9699-8148).