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From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wine and Food Day Tour

4.5 / 5

11 reviews

From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wine and Food Day Tour

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From US$ 163.81 per person

Located an hour from Melbourne and known internationally as a quality producer of chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wines is the beautiful Yarra Valley. The small group tour visits 5 contrasting vineyards with lunch at Yering Station.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel in a small group so the tour is much more personable
  • Enjoy the variety and contrast of the 5 vineyards
  • Enjoy a memorable a la carte main course lunch at Yering Station
  • Take in the beautiful scenery the Yarra Valley is known for
Full description
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. It's then on Yering Station, the site of the first vineyard in Victoria in 1838. You'll enjoy a tasting of their estate wines in the original winery (circa 1859) that also features local artworks and produce. For lunch, you'll adjourn to their stunning restaurant. 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. 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 a personality that includes the familiar chardonnay and pinot noir, together with syrah and some Mediterranean varietals. The afternoon continues with a visit to the Coldstream Hills Winery at Coldstream. Established 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. 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. On days when Coldstream Hills and Medhurst are not open (Tue, Wed & Thu) visits would instead be made to Punt Road and/or Oakridge Vineyards.
Includes
  • City hotel pick up
  • Wine tastings
  • Morning nibbles
  • Guide
  • Main course a la carte lunch
  • Glass of wine and coffee at Yering Station Vineyard
  • Cheese platter at De Bortoli Vineyard
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Purchases of a personal nature
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston St, Melbourne

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • Confirmed bookings cancelled within 24 hours of date of tour – 100% cancellation fee.
  • Confirmed bookings cancelled within 72 hours of date of tour – 50% cancellation fee.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Reconfirmation of pick up time and driver details will be advised via email or mobile the evening prior.
  • Dress code is smart casual. No singlets or thongs.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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The trip overall was above expectations. Nobody felt rushed and the itinerary was spot on with a mix of wineries. It’s the small things that count. Rob would make sure everyone was ok, turn on the air conditioning to cool the van prior to us entering. He cracked a few jokes (ask him about the blue cat) haha. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to do a tour. I would rate him and the overall tour 12/10 Thanks again for putting together this amazing tour and you really get value for money.

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December 30, 2021

I can’t recommend this tour enough! Vine Trekker was such a well organised tour full of awesome wineries that all show cased something different about the Yarra Valley, whether that was a stand out Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, historical building or stunning views. Our guide, Paul, was especially memorable, he went above and beyond many times during the day and his knowledge and energy made the day something I’ll never forget. I’ll definitely be telling everyone I know about this tour, to the point where they’ll probably tell me to be quiet.. Again, thanks for the best day! -Julia -( wine enthusiast,WA)

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April 24, 2021

Our guide Paul was really nice and really made the group connect with eachother. There’s a lot of wines to taste on one day (about 40!) so by the end of the day it was hard to remember all of them, but I’d really liked the first tasting incl the cheese @bortoli and the lunch @yeringstation a lot! Really the best parts of the day. Yarra valley views incl some nice birds and kangaroos was an addition to the day

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May 8, 2022

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