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Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Experience the delights of Victoria’s wine country on this Yarra Valley wine tour from Melbourne. With an informative wine guide, you’ll visit four popular wineries: Balgownie Estate, Steels Gate Winery, Domaine Chandon and Yering Farm. Enjoy plenty of tastings as well as a winery lunch while you learn about winemaking in Australian and admire the picturesque landscapes.
  • Enjoy wine tastings at four distinctive wineries
  • Admire the scenery during your drive through the fertile Yarra Valley
  • Take a private tour, sip a glass of sparkling wine at Domaine Chandon
  • Learn the tasting technique - swirl, sniff, slurp and then taste a variety of styles from sparkling, red, white and sweet wine

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Visiting four Yarra Valley wineries, all with a different ambience, offers a comprehensive overview of the region's wines.
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Transport by air-conditioned mini bus
Wine tastings at four Yarra Valley wineries
Lunch at Balgownie Estate or equivalent
Glass of wine and tea or coffee with lunch
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Cruise port pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1: Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne, 380 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
2: Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, 575 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
3: Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
4: 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
5: Grand Hyatt Melbourne, 123 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
6: 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your day trip starts with pickup in Melbourne for the drive northeast of the city to the Yarra Valley. Throughout your tour, your knowledgeable wine guide provides entertaining commentary and information about the Yarra Valley wine region and the varietals produced here.

Make your first stop at Yering Farm, where you’ll enjoy your tasting in the cellar door (tasting room) converted from an old hay shed. As you sample wine, take a look at copper winemaking tools used more than a century ago. Then head to Balgownie Estate, where you’ll spend half an hour at the tasting table, sampling varietals like shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, before moving into the winery restaurant, with views of the vineyards, for lunch and a glass of wine. (If the winery is not serving lunch on the day of the tour, a similar location will be substituted.)  

Next, make your way to Steels Gate Winery for a tasting of classic Australian varietals, and then head to your last stop, Domaine Chandon. At this Australian outpost of famed French Champagne house Moët & Chandon, you’ll enjoy a private tour of the property to discover how sparkling wine is produced. Finally, enjoy a glass of bubbles while taking in the views.

Your day trip ends with the drive back to Melbourne, where you’ll be dropped off at your pickup point.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Yarra Valley
Take in some of Victoria’s best wineries in the stunning region of the Yarra Valley, only one hour from Melbourne.
Stop At:  
Steels Gate Wines
Steels Gate is a boutique winery situated in a picturesque hillside setting at Dixons Creek, almost completely surrounded by National Park. Their range of wines are all estate grown and estate made offering finesse and exceptional flavour. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere which makes this the perfect place to experience delicious wines while absorbing the serenity of the Yarra Valley before your return to Melbourne.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
Tucked away just off the Melba Hwy, Balgownie is a real gem. With spectacular views and a great display on the history of winemaking, this place has a lot to offer. The cellar door staff will share some of their great wines with you after which time you can relax and enjoy the view or wander around their facilities.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Rae's Restaurant Balgownie Estate
Tucked away just off the Melba Hwy, Balgownie is a real gem. With spectacular views and a great display on the history of winemaking, this place has a lot to offer. The cellar door staff will share some of their great wines with you before you move into the stunning restaurant for your delicious 1 course lunch to include a glass of wine and tea or coffee.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yering Farm Wines
The cellar door which is a converted old hay shed is situated at the top of the hill, overlooking stunning views. This charming rustic cellar door, oozing with character is a fantastic environment to enjoy superb wines made with traditional winemaking techniques. The cellar door proudly showcases antique cooper tools used by pioneer winemakers over a century ago.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Domaine Chandon Winery
French Champagne company Moet & Chandon’s Australian production house Domain Chandon is the perfect way to finish the day with a guided tour through the winery that shows how the wine is made followed by a relaxing glass of Australia’s best bubbly and a view that will leave you in awe. Spectacular, to say the least.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yarra Valley
Enjoy a day in the Yarra Valley
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult; 1 child to every 2 adults
  • Minimum age for this tour is 5 years; prior to boarding, a consent form must be signed by the parent or guardian of any child between the ages of 5 and 10 to confirm the child's age
  • Minimum age is to drink alcohol is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available daily, for other special dietary needs please advise at booking
  • This tour operates with a maximum of 24 passengers, and the maximum number of people per one booking is 8; it cannot be guaranteed that groups larger than 8 will be accommodated on the same vehicle
  • Please note: The exact itinerary, venues and timing are subject to change without notice
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Australian Wine Tour Company

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This is a must attend tour if traveling to Melbourne and if you are interested in wine." See review
  • "Highly recommended, even for people who do not drink much wine." See review
  • "Good day trip to Yarra Valley vineyard region, and this package is highly recommended due visiting to key wineries with delicious lunch included (go for the braised beef)." See review

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Perfect group day
Rebecca_T
, Jul 2020
Guides were fantastic, very helpful and friendly. All four winery’s visited were great, the lunch was beautiful. Would definitely recommend this one!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Awesome thank you for the wonderful review, so pleased you all enjoyed the day.
star-5
Must-do! Excellent day-trip, great guide and gorgeous wineries!
Cheryl_O
, Mar 2020
Highly recommended! Ant (Anthony) was a great guide and took care of all of us (huge group of 22!) all the way. He’s friendly, funny and super knowledgeable about the wineries! Superb lunch and the wineries are a nice mix around Yarra Valley. Bus is comfy and nice sceneries along the way! Oh! For those waiting at QV Melbourne like me, please note that the pick-up point is at the carpark between Swanson and Russell Street! Team Viator + Australian Wine Tour Company: May be good to update websites for this! Ant had to walk around QV to catch me!
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Great tour
randy
, Mar 2020
We had a great driver and tour guide Anthony who was very knowledgeable about the area and the wineries. Excellent choice of wineries and lunch at Balgownie Estates was fantastic. Highly recommend this tour.
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Melbourne wine tour
Robert_W
, Feb 2020
Our tour host was very knowledgeable about the area and the wine! At one vineyard the lady giving the introduction to the wine got distracted with another group coming in, our tour guide took over and told us about the next wine we were tasting! We also so kangaroos grazing in one of the vineyards! The wine tour was good and the kangaroos were a great surprise! The country side was beautiful!!!
star-5
A brilliant tour of beautiful wineries
kieranbooluck
, Feb 2020
More samples of delicious wines than you can keep count of, magnificent scenery, very informative in a light-touch, good-humoured way, and with great company to boot. A great day out.
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Lots of variety.
sahapel
, Jan 2020
Chris was great!!! He did his best to accommodate everyone & was successful. He is very knowledgeable about wines & this area of Australia. He’s also funny. He’s a keeper!
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Wine Tour
L3197CXchristinew
, Jan 2020
Excellent day with very informative driver Keith. Food at lunch was excellent with a glass of wine if your choice.
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excellent tour
zinekey
, Jan 2020
The tour was really enjoyable...the tour guide was awesome and had a good sense of humour and everybody in the tour was just friendly. i really enjoyed it ! :- )
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Fun Wine Tour
JonathanRedaelly
, Jan 2020
This was a worthwhile wine tour. The wines you try are very good and the scenery is quiet beautiful. The lunch was also very tasty. Our driver was very mindful of sharing insights and not talking the whole time. Completely recommend, even for solo travelers.
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Good guide
hello219
, Jan 2020
Very good tour with knowledgeable guide. Wines are good and the van is comfortable. Truly recommend to someone who are first time to Yarra Valley or wanted to drink without driving.

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