Yarra Valley is an amazing place where I enjoyed each part of it. The guide Rob made this trip more exciting, he described the history of every single place throughout the trip.
Experience the Best Wineries in Yarra Valley
Departing daily, enjoy a relaxing day in the rolling green hills of the Yarra Valley showcasing a wide range of wine accompanied by perfectly paired foods.
For the first time visitor, this tour offers the perfect overview of the Valley as you visit 5 of the area’s most successful and distinct wineries.
Visit Coldstream Hills, Medhurst and Payten and Jones Wineries, enjoy lunch at the stunning Yering Station, plus savour wine and cheese at the De Bortoli Winery.
Note: Indicative times of 8:30 am to 6:30 pm apply but will be confirmed the evening 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, St Paul’s Cathedral, which is located in the city on the corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets could be the meeting point.
Everything You Need To Know
Per Adult: $250
Per Child (4-15 yo): $195
*On Sundays and Public Holidays, the rate will be $265 per adult and $210 per child.
Pick-up from your city hotel or at another agreed point. If outside the city, meet at St Paul’s Cathedral which is located on the corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets in the city.
Transport, tastings at nominated wineries, main course a la carte lunch with a glass of wine and coffee at Yering Station, wine and cheese flight at De Bortoli, bottled water, guide and GST.
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Let’s Go To The Valley
We’ll pick you up at your city hotel, otherwise, those staying outside of the city can meet us at St Paul’s Cathedral. Take a moment to meet your friendly guide who will be your master of proceedings for today! Our guides are local, long-lived Melbournians who will share their knowledge and provide relevant information for you to get the most out of your Yarra Valley experience.
De Bortoli Vineyard Wine & Cheese Flight
Travel to the north-east through the bush laden suburbs of Templestowe, Eltham and Kangaroo Ground to the De Bortoli Vineyard at Dixons Creek. This is an elegant start to the day as you’ll enjoy a pairing of selected wines and cheeses at the Valley’s largest producer.
Yering Station Vineyard Lunch & Tasting
It’s then on to Yering Station, site of Victoria’s first vineyard in 1838. You’ll enjoy a tasting of their estate wines in the original winery (circa 1859) that also features local artworks and produce before adjourning to their stunning restaurant for lunch. With its world class views and cuisine, you’ll have an a la carte selection from which to select your main course meal and glass of wine.
Payten & Jones Winery Tasting
After lunch, it’s a change of pace with a visit to Payten & Jones, one of the smaller producers in the Yarra Valley. Behn Payten and Troy Jones produce small batch, approachable wines with personality that include the familiar chardonnay and pinot noir, together with syrah and some mediterranean varietals.
Coldstream Hills Vineyard Tasting
The afternoon continues with a visit to the Coldstream Hills Vineyard at Coldstream. Established in 1985 by James Halliday, one of Australia’s leading authors and commentators on wine, the wines are beautifully crafted and have enjoyed success at numerous wine shows, especially the chardonnay and pinot noir.
Medhurst Vineyard Tasting
The final stop for the day is at the charming Medhurst Vineyard. Established in 1999, the family owned vineyard of 35 acres has a delightful elevation in the foothills of the Warramate Ranges and produces a small selection of elegant table wines.
At the end of your Yarra Valley wine and food tour, there is just one thing for you to do – enjoy the ride back to base, taking an alternative route to the one you travelled this morning.
On days when Medhurst is closed (Tuesday & Wednesday) and Coldstream Hills is closed (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday), visits would instead be made to Punt Road, Oakridge, Dominique Portet or Hubert Estate Vineyards.
What Our Guests Have Said
Recently booked a private tour with friends to celebrate getting out of Melbourne lockdown. Stephen was our guide for the day. We visited 5 wineries that varied from the well known to hidden gems. Stephen also arranged for us to try some special wines that are usually not on offer to most. Our group had an amazing time and will definitely use them again in 2021. Thank you!
We had an excellent day-long tour of the Yarra Valley with Vinetrekker. All of the selected wineries were great. Vinetrekker is one of those tour companies that is truly deserving of its high ranking on Tripadvisor.