The perfect way to indulge in some of Yarra Valley's best wineries for a couple of days with transfers from Melbourne CBD. Visit two premium wineries before relaxing overnight in a luxury Spa Suite accommodation before continuing your tour on day 2.
What to Expect
Day 1. Melbourne CBD Touring and Transfer
Board our Yarra Valley Wine Experience - Enjoy a personalized tour in the company of an average number of 12-20 people, max. 24 passengers in our luxury, air-conditioned fun bus. Choose from 4 central meeting points departing between 9:20am - 9:40am. Join our AWTC Wine Expert as your guide this morning and make some new friends this morning with our small touring group.
After an approx. 1 hour transfer to Yarra Valley, we arrive at a premium cellar door to enjoy your first tasting. Your first stop is Yering Station, our AWTC guide will present an entertaining wine tutorial. Learn how to swirl, sniff, slurp and then enjoy a extensive tasting at an iconic Yarra Valley cellar door. Our next destination today is the amazing 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 striking Rae’s restaurant for a delicious 1 course lunch, including a glass of wine and tea or coffee.
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa (your overnight destination)
After lunch say goodbye to your touring companions for today and make your way to reception to check-in for your relaxing overnight stay for 2 in a Spa Suite at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa. There are many activities to enjoy in the afternoon from complimentary access to the Health Club (experience pool, steam room and gym equipment) or why not book in at the Natskin Spa Retreat (own expense). Leisure facilities include tennis court, volleyball net, giant chess set and 1.6km walking trail. Enjoy dinner in the comfort of your room or why not head to Rae’s Restaurant for dinner (own expense).
Day 2. Yarra Valley Touring and Transfer
Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast for 2 at Rae’s Restaurant at leisure. Then the rest of the morning is free time to explore and enjoy the resort. (Lunch at own expense). At 1.15pm, please make your way into the cellar door to meet your AWTC driver guide. Make new friends on board our touring service this afternoon – settle back and enjoy.
Today we take in the sights of the rustic Yering Farm cellar door which is a converted old hay shed situated at the top of the hill, overlooking stunning views. Our last stop for today is the home of French Champagne company Moet & Chandon’s Australian production house Domain Chandon. Enjoy 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.
Tour return time will be between 4:30pm - 5:00pm depending on traffic conditions and drop back location will be as per your pick-up location.
- Lunch at Balgownie Estate
- Delicious buffet breakfast at Rae’s Restaurant
- Private tour
- Sparkling wine at Domaine Chandon
- Tutored wine tastings
- Luxury overnight Spa Suite accommodation
- Pick-up and drop off from designated meeting points in Melbourne
- Wine tasting at 4 premium Yarra Valley Wineries
What's Not Included
- Dinner on day 1
- Lunch on day 2
Know Before You Go
Only space for an overnight bag is available per guest