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Yarra Valley Chocolaterie: Our most recommended tours and activities

Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

1. Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

Drive from your central accommodation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to the world-famous Puffing Billy steam train. Ride Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park. Enjoy this iconic steam train ride through the glorious Dandenong Ranges, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Victoria. Enjoy a leisurely walk around the scenic Emerald Lake, then explore Healesville Sanctuary where you can wander around, observing native animals like koalas, kangaroos, platypus, birds of prey, and more. Take a seat at the animal education lessons and live shows. You can also purchase lunch here. Finish the tour with a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, where you can sample complimentary chocolates. Return back to your accommodation in central Melbourne.

From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wine, Gin, Chocolate Day Trip

2. From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wine, Gin, Chocolate Day Trip

We put an emphasis on the social, casual and fun side of a tour by making the group comfortable with one another. The day starts by everyone contributing to a playlist via Spotify so we have music for the day. Once we are on the road we want to get to know what type of people do we have. Are you a big drinker? More of a chocolate and cheese type? Do you like wine? Do you like beer instead? The guide aims to figure out what kind of group he has and what everyone wants to do. Together, we all contribute to the itinerary and make a plan for the day. There are a lot of options to choose from, but generally there is time for 5 venues. Options range from over 100 wineries of all sizes (some of which are better at certain wines and blends than others), a gin distillery, a champagne place, a cheese place, a cider place, and more. We generally have time for 5 venues, so we can't do everything! But we aim to try and make sure we do the things that most of the group want to do. If the group want to do a bit of everything we try our best to do as many different things as possible. Sometimes groups are a little less into alcohol than others,so the tour itinerary will change everyday. Sometimes all 5 venues are alcohol related, where as some are only 1 or 2. Because everything is very close to one another,there are certain moments where we can be split up. Across the road from the winery is a gin place. Across the road from the chocolate place is a winery..etc... So you get complete freedom throughout the day. Of course, however, if we have a group that are happy to put their faith in us and are not too bothered we have a default itinerary that we like to go through. Generally speaking the day would be the following... - Wine tasting at a scenic winery (Tokar Estate) - 1 Smaller, boutique winery that also does an incredible apple cider (Yering Farm) - A restaurant, 'Quarters', which is located at Huberts Estate, one of the largest wineries in the Yarra Valley. Here you would get complete freedom of what you order for lunch. Lunch is not included in the price and this would be at your own expense on the day. Also here is an indigenous art museum -1 Gin distillery where we have a paddle/flight of Gins (Four Pillars) OR Wine tasting across the road -1 Chocolate tasting of 10-12 chocolates (Yarra Valley Chocolataire) OR a chance to keep drinking at a winery nearby. - Incredible views the entire time. Each place has tastings of 5-6 wines/gins which are all included in the price. The only additional price is lunch. All of this is done in a fun, social, laid back and non-pretentious way. This isn't a tour for people that take themselves too seriously. We want to inject a lot of fun into what can tend to be a bit of a rigid and structured tour. This isn't a tour, more like a road trip with mates!

Melbourne: Yarra Wine, Beer/Gin & Chocolate Tour with Lunch

3. Melbourne: Yarra Wine, Beer/Gin & Chocolate Tour with Lunch

You'll be picked up from Melbourne in front of the Arts Centre at 8:45am. On the way to the Yarra Valley, appreciate the beautiful landscape scenery and learn about the region from your friendly tour guide. When you get there, you'll have the pleasure of visiting three premium hand-picked wineries to smell and taste wonderful wines from the region's famous varieties like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and much more. For lunch, savour a premium seasonal two-course meal paired with a glass of estate wine at a scenic winery - we're proud of the fact that we're the only one offering this ~ cheers! Furthermore, we like to showcase other Yarra Valley specialties by visiting a local Brewery where you get to try craft ales (and ciders at some breweries) [Wednesday to Sunday]. On some days we’ll visit the iconic Four Pillars Gin Distillery to enjoy their refreshing gins with a mixer of your choice [Monday & Tuesday only]. We’ll finish the day with a visit to a famous Chocolate & Ice-cream Factory where you can indulge in sweet delights. Remember the good memories and experiences as you take a relaxing trip back to the city! This comprehensive trip includes all tastings, 2-course lunch with a glass of wine, and transportation from Melbourne. Relax and let us handle everything. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the picturesque Yarra Valley, where wine, food, and nature combine for a magical experience.

Yarra Valley: Full-Day Gourmet Tour with Lunch

4. Yarra Valley: Full-Day Gourmet Tour with Lunch

Discover some of the Yarra Valley's top wineries by bus to sample delectable local wines and food. Savor quality wines at two wineries, tuck into a delicious local lunch, and top everything off with a visit to a chocolaterie for a sweet finish. Begin your day at one of the valley’s iconic wineries, Balgownie Estate, to enjoy a tasting from their extensive range of quality wines. Learn how to swirl and sniff like true connoisseurs, while sampling some of the very finest cool-climate wines. At the Coldstream Dairy the amazing products will truly melt in your mouth. The cheeses here are stunning and have your taste buds working overtime! Next, visit the prestigious Four Pillars Gin Distillery and learn a little about their award-winning gin, complemented by a tasting paddle. Stop for lunch at the fabulous Rochford Wines and choose from four different main meals, with a glass of wine, tea, or coffee. Take some time to explore the gift shop, or perhaps climb the spiral staircase to enjoy the panoramic views from Rochford’s famous lookout tower. After lunch, make your way to the amazing Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. Here, enjoy a complimentary tasting of the spectacular delights handcrafted by the chocolaterie’s French and Belgian chocolatiers.

Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wine, Gin, and Chocolate Tour

5. Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wine, Gin, and Chocolate Tour

We have 1000's of Five Star Reviews! Join a full-day wine tour in the Yarra Valley and discover some of the best wineries in Victoria, just an hour's drive from Melbourne. Stop at five venues to sample wine, gin, food and chocolate. 8.40am - After pickup from the front steps of St. Paul's Cathedral, we depart promptly at 9am for Yarra Valley. 9.30am - A two minute detour through the beautiful suburb of Warrandyte on the way to The Yarra Valley. 10am - Make your first stop at Soumah of Yarra Valley for a wine tasting of red and white wines. Learn how the cool climate allows this winery to specialize in styles and varieties typical to northern Italy and southeastern France, such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 11am - Sit down at a table at Four Pillars Gin Distillery for a gin paddle. Pick your choice of mixer to help wash down the four samples of gin they give you. OR 11am - Payten & Jones for a Wine & Vermouth tasting. Or we can buy you one of their many International beers they have offer. This is a 10 second walk from Four Pillars, so we can easily split the group up here depending on your preference. 12.15pm - Lunch at Quarters restaurant @ Hubert Estate where you buy your own food and drink. (This gives you more choice on what to have for your lunch). Look around their indigenous art gallery on the floor below the cellar door. If you have your own food, you can eat it somewhere away from Hubert Estate Grounds, or head to the restaurant to buy yourself a beer or a wine. - If you are quick with lunch, we will happily run you to Chandon for a photo opportunity of the beautiful view. It depends on their busyness as to whether they can offer you a seat, where you can buy yourself a quick sparkling wine. **This is a bonus stop and is NOT always possible on public or school holidays or Saturday and Sunday.** 2pm - Yering Farm Wines for a guided tasting of four wines and a sample of their cider. The rustic tasting room, a resurrected hay shed beside the lambing nursery and orchard on the farm. The original 'Yeringa' sign was recovered and adorns the entrance. Pull up a stool or lean on the worn wooden bar as you are treated to a presentation of boutique wines, all grown and made on site. - The Yarra Valley Dairy in on route to the Chocolaterie, so you can hop out and buy yourself some cheese to take home with you. **This is a bonus stop. We do not do a cheese tasting here. We just stop here to allow cheese lovers to buy local cheese.** 3.15pm - Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery for a fantastic guided tasting of 10 of their delicious chocolates in a private room by a very knowledgeable member of staff. If the chocolates we provided aren't enough, then why not buy yourself one of their famous gelatos to enjoy before the journey home. OR 3.15pm - Yarrawood Estate where you can buy yourself your last drink of the day if chocolate isn't your thing. 3.55pm - We head back to Melbourne to arrive back at Federation Square for 5.10pm.

Melbourne: Yarra Valley, Chandon, Cheese and Kangaroos Tour

6. Melbourne: Yarra Valley, Chandon, Cheese and Kangaroos Tour

May, June, July departs 11am July - April departs 12pm Explore the Yarra Valley in this afternoon tour departing from central Melbourne. Perfect for those who prefer a later start and have the morning free to shop or brunch in the city! Visit Chandon to shop and purchase a glass or two of sparkling wine and some food if needed, then take your taste buds on an adventure with cheese, wine and chocolate tasting. We finish the day with a drive into the lower Yarra Valley to photograph Kangaroos in the wild. Hop aboard a comfortable van at the centrally-located Federation Square in Melbourne in the early afternoon and relax on scenic drive to Domaine Chandon part of Moët et Chandon where your table with a view awaits. Learn about the history and production of champagne. Purchase sparkling wine and food from the lounge menu (not included) and then visit the boutique to shop for exclusive Chandon products. Next, enjoy an indulgent cheese tasting at the Yarra Valley dairy, followed by wine tastings at Yering Station winery then satisfy your sweet tooth with chocolate tastings at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery. After sampling delicious chocolates, have some time to pickup some treats with free time to explore the shop which has over 200 chocolate, truffle, and ice cream products made onsite. As the afternoon sun sets, travel into the lower Yarra Valley where the kangaroos hide out during the day. Snap pictures of wild kangaroos as the sun begins to set. Return to your meeting point with unforgettable memories in the early evening.

Melbourne: Lake Mountain Snow Guided Tour

7. Melbourne: Lake Mountain Snow Guided Tour

Leaving the CBD early morning and be taken straight to Lake Mountain with spectacular views as you drive up. Once at the top of the mountain enjoy 3 hours of snow play. Make a snow man, hire a toboggan, throw some snow balls or take a cross-country ski lesson.  In the afternoon take a visit to the wonderous Steavenson Falls, one of the tallest in Victoria with 5 cascades and a total descent of 122 meters. Enjoy a nature walk along the river to the base of this majestic waterfall. On your return to Melbourne make a stop at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-creamery where you can watch the chocolatiers at work and sample some of the free chocolate!

Yarra Valley: Gourmet Food & Wine Adventure

8. Yarra Valley: Gourmet Food & Wine Adventure

Embark on a delightful escape with our exclusive Yarra Valley Day Tour, commencing with a pick-up right from Melbourne's vibrant CBD. As we weave through the scenic route to the Yarra Valley, let the anticipation build for the treasures that lie ahead. Our first destination, Yarra Farm Fresh, invites you to tantalize your taste buds with a local fruit tasting experience. Immerse yourself in the flavors of the region, savoring the essence of Yarra Valley's fresh produce. Next on our itinerary is the renowned Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, where indulgence takes center stage. Delight in a decadent tasting of 12 handcrafted chocolates, each a testament to the artistry and passion of the chocolatiers. At our third stop, Rochford Wines beckons with a guided wine tasting, an exquisite journey through the vineyards' finest offerings. Following this tatsing of discovery, the choice is yours for lunch at Rochford's il Vignito restaurant (not included in the tour price, budget between $25-$30 for a delectable meal). Continue your Yarra Valley odyssey with our fourth stop, St Hubert's. Here, let the expert cellar door staff guide you through a tasting of 4 distinguished wines, before having free time to explore the grounds. Afterwards sample more wines (included in price) in Notes Wine Store or explore the indigenous Art Gallery. Each adult (18+) receives a complimentary bottle of wine to take home form St Hubert's. Indulge your senses, savor the moment, and let the Yarra Valley's charm captivate you on this unforgettable day tour. Note: Wednesday - Sunday tours will also stop at Stags Lane Distillery where you can purchase a gin tasting (+$15 pp not included in tour price).

Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wine and Chocolate Tour

9. Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wine and Chocolate Tour

Discover the best wine and local produce that the Yarra Valley region has to offer on a guided day tour around the region. Guests can enjoy chocolate samples at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery and watch the chocolatiers at work. With ample time here to pick up some sweet treats and goodies to take home. Then, sit back and enjoy the views as you travel through the vineyards and rolling hills of the Yarra Valley with each winery selected for its excellent cellar door experience. The cool climate region provides the perfect growing conditions for all varietals, famous for its Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Chardonnay, some of which you will get to sample throughout the day. Take some free time to explore Healesville township. Stroll by the boutique shops, artist galleries, and grab a bite to eat at one of the cafes or popular pubs. You can even pop into Alchemy Distillery for a quick tasting (own expense). End your tour with a visit to a final cellar, for tastings of red and white wines.

From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wine Grazing Tour

10. From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wine Grazing Tour

Eat and drink your way through the stunningly exquisite Yarra Valley on a tour from Melbourne. Visit traditional wineries and learn about the process of Australian winemaking. Sip award-winning wine and ciders whilst being surrounded by spectacular landscapes. Taste fresh produce and chocolate. Start the day with an indulgent feast for your senses, at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-Creamery with an exclusive behind-the-scenes chocolate tasting. Over 250 handcrafted chocolates are available for purchase, as well as a variety of free chocolate samples to enjoy. Visit three boutique wineries and cellar-door estates, such as St Huberts, Boat O’Craigo, and Medhurst Wines. In some cases, the itinerary and winery stops will need to be modified due to unforeseen circumstances, such as group sizes, special events, and cellar-door closures. Enjoy free time in Healesville, grab lunch and discover the gateway town to the Yarra Valley. See the Yarra Valley through local eyes rather than being shuttled from one winery to another. Whilst in Healesville, explore the local shops, cafes, and restaurants or pop into Four Pillars Gin Distillery, Matilda Bay Brewery, or Alchemy Distillers. Finally, enjoy a relaxing ride back to Melbourne.

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Great trip with our guide Cloe. She took great care of us ensuring everyone stayed on time. We were lucky that we were a small group of 8 and had lovely weather too. We enjoyed our first winery visit at Balgownie and sampled some good wines. Our next stop was homemade Cheese at a diary farm at Coldstream Dairy which were lovely cheeses served with crackers. Our next stop was Four Pillars gin where we sampled 4 different gins with tonic. Great fun and lovely opportunity to try these award winning gins. Then our next stop was another winery which we were not keen on the wines. We did however have a one course lunch at the winery which was delicious as part of our tour. After this we went for chocolate tasting which was okay but extremely busy with many locals visiting on a Sunday. Thank you Cloe for a great winery tour and getting us back in one piece!

So blessed to have Jim as our Tour Guide for our Puffing Billy Tour. He was patient, friendly & very professional, ensuring that everyone was enjoying the day He had a great sense of humour, keeping us entertained the whole day. He is a real asset to your Company. The tour was well planned, very informative & good value for money. The only negative we had was we felt too much time was allocated to Healesville Sanctuary & we would have preferred extended time in Emerald Lake. Overall, we had a wonderful day & we would totally recommend the tour. Look forward to using your Company again in the future.

Great wine tour. Great chocolate tour. The tour guid Matt was great. Very funny and very knowledgeable, a great day out.

Our guide was wonderfully entertaining, hospitable, and friendly. Had a great time and was a perfect ending to our trip!

Great trip- fun and informative with lots of lovely wine, gin and chocolates to enjoy. Would highly recommend