Join a full-day Yarra Valley wine tour and visit three of the region’s best known wineries: Yering Station, Rochford Winery and Domaine Chandon. Over lunch and a series of wine tastings, see why the Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s most picturesque wine regions on your Yarra Valley wine tour, the perfect day trip from Melbourne.
* Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
* Small group ensures personal service
* Led by a local guide
* Free drinks included
* Lunch included
* Pickup and drop off from designated meeting points
* Transport by air-conditioned luxury minivan
* Wine tasting at 4 premium Yarra Valley Wineries
* Gourmet lunch at Rochford’s Winery Restaurant
* Glass of wine with lunch
* Conducted in English
You’ll stop for cellar door wine tastings at Yering Station and Rochford Winery on the Yarra Valley wine tour from Melbourne. Your helpful guide will share tips on how to taste and enjoy the wines you’ll be sampling. Stay on at Rochford Winery for lunch and choose your accompanying glass of wine at the cellar door.
Lunch is followed by wine tastings at the rustic Yering Farm cellar door. The afternoon highlight is a private tour of the award-winning Domaine Chandon winery, known for its fine sparkling wines and stunning scenery. You’ll enjoy a glass of wine at Domaine Chandon with a light tasting nibbles.
Winner Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2007.
9.00am – 10.00am – Meet at pick up points
See ‘Departure Point’ for places and times
10.00am – Depart pick up point for Yarra Valley
Just under an hour’s trip in the Australian Wine Tour Co.’s luxury buses.
11.00am – Yering Station
Yering Station is one of Australia’s pre-eminent wine brands. You will start the day by showing you how to swirl, sniff and slurp and then you’ll be ready to taste some of Yering Station’s award winning benchmark classic Australian wines.
12.00pm – Rochford’s Winery
Rochford have long been the benchmark for style and class in the Yarra Valley and the wines also live up to this reputation. The first ? hour will be spent at the tasting table, a great opportunity to make a wine selection for lunch! Then it’s into the Restaurant for a superb lunch while taking in magnificent vineyard views.
Lunch includes main meal, a glass of Rochford on Yarra wine and tea or coffee. (Vegetarian option available)
1.40pm – Yering Farm
The old hay shed situated at the top of the hill, overlooks stunning views, has been converted into a charming rustic Cellar Door, oozing with character. The Cellar Door proudly showcases antique cooper tools used by pioneer winemakers over a century ago. A fantastic environment to enjoy superb wines made with traditional wine making techniques.
2.15pm – Domaine Chandon
French Champagne company Moet and Chandon’s Australian production house Domaine 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 with gourmet food platters and a view that will leave you in awe. Spectacular to say the least.
Leave Yarra Valley for Melbourne
4:30pm – 5:00pm
Return to Drop off points
Departure Point: Tour departs from one of the following six locations.
* The George Hotel, St Kilda
* 7-11 Convenience Store – corner Flinders Street and Spencer Street, City
* St Paul’s Cathedral, City
* Her Majesties Theatre, City
* Hertz Car Rentals, City
* Roundabout at North Melbourne
o 9:00am The George Hotel, St Kilda
o 9:20am 7-11 Convenience Store, City
o 9:30am (recommended departure point) St Paul’s Cathedral, City
o 9.35am: Her Majesties Theatre, City
o 9:40am: Hertz Car Rentals, 97 Franklin St, City
o 9:50am: Roundabout at North Melbourne
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:00pm
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Great day. Had visitors from Canada and they wanted to go on a wine tour. They had a great time tasting and buying wine. Meal selection was great. One person was a vegetarian and there was something for her too.
Reviewed by: Anonymous, Australia