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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, Greenstone Vineyards, 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
  • 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.
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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
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This activity will end right where it started.
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 Greenstone Vineyards, which has unparalleled views of the Estate vineyard and Great Dividing ranges. After your first tasting of the day you will 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 up is 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. And your final stop for the day will be at the beautiful Soumah Wines.

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:  
Greenstone Vineyards
Greenstone is beautifully situated on a single site in the picturesque Yarra Valley, an hour’s drive from Melbourne. The Winery and Cellar Door, which are nestled in to the base of the Christmas Hills, have unparalleled views of the Estate vineyard and Great Dividing ranges. It is here that winemaking operations are carried out, making Greenstone one of the most progressive wineries in the valley.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley
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:  
Eatery & Cellar Door at 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:  
Soumah
The Yarra Valley cool climate focus allows this winery to specialize in wine styles and varieties typical to northern Italy and south eastern France. With awards for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and a passion for northern Italian varieties, you will be sure to find something pleasing while overlooking the rolling hills of the vineyard and the majestic Warramate Hills.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yarra Valley
Enjoy a day in the Yarra Valley
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, 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
  • Due to health and safety regulations Domaine Chandon is closed to touring groups and will not be included in the itinerary. As soon as this changes it will be included.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Australian Wine Tour Company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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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
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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.
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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.

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  • "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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star-5
You have to do this if you are in Melbourne!
Brianna_S
, Jun 2022
100%% RECOMMEND!!! Tony was an amazing tour guide. Had the best time ever. The lunch was super fancy and the service was exceptional.
star-5
would highly reccomend
Nerida_S
, Jun 2022
Driver was awesome, funny, considerate, flexible, a great host. Yarra Valley was well worth the trip, vineyards, spectacular.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome experience
YinPeng_L
, May 2022
Tony is funny and knowledgeable. The tour was a good start to getting to know some of the wine places in Years Valley
star-5
Really nice mix of...
Charlotte_B
, May 2022
Really nice mix of wineries guided by Tony who was very knowledgeable and lovely and made the day even more enjoyable!
star-5
Great wine tour - thanks Yarra Valley
MarieTherese_S
, May 2022
We had a great time and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Great day had by all. Would recommend this tour for a relaxed easy day out.
star-4
Great
susie_m
, May 2022
It was a lovely trip and Tony was excellent guide. Just wished there was a mike as the back of the van was a little difficult to hear .
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Driver too fast
Fransisca_B
, May 2022
The winery looks stunning but the driver really bad, way too fast & dangerous. Headache a long the way
star-5
Wine tasting plus fun plus good company!
Andrew_D
, May 2022
Great day with enough pace to maintain interest. The wineries visited were very different with lots of options. Our driver, entertainer and informer was great injecting humour and knowledge. Lunch was really good and allowed time to meet fellow travellers.
star-5
Great wine tasting experience in the beautiful Yarra Valley
Andrew_W
, Apr 2022
We had a relaxed day visiting four vineyards which were a mix in size and range of wines. The scenery was lovely and there was plenty of time at each vineyard. We also had a delicious lunch at our stop at the Balgownie estate. Our guide was helpful, knowledgeable and entertaining. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable day.
star-5
The driver and guide was...
Anonymous
, Apr 2022
The driver and guide was both humorous and efficient. The wine tasting was generous. Made friends with people from different parts of the region
star-5
Excellent and highly...
Matthew_H
, Apr 2022
Excellent and highly enjoyable tour to four wineries with some beautiful countryside, delicious wines and a pleasant lunch thrown in.
star-5
Great alcoholic surprises
Johannes_V
, Apr 2022
Really “hard work” tasting twenty wines in one day. But you can manage that. A real experience to rate a great variety of reds and whites. We went for it and had a great day and lunch.
star-4
Great tour around Yarra...
Ben_H
, Apr 2022
Great tour around Yarra Valley with stunning scenery, fantastic wines and food.Tony was a great tour guide.
star-5
Highly Recommend
Kelly_P
, Apr 2022
Would recommend this tour, it was well organised and the wine tasting was great and loved the lunch!
star-5
Spectacular. Well worth doing!
Grace_M
, Mar 2022
It was a fantastic day from start to finish. Our guide, John, was just the best. So friendly and knowledgable and had great taste in music for the bus ride! I was travelling solo, so I wasn’t sure what to expect and thought the other guests may all be with partners or friends but we had a very small group of five that day and we all got on really well. The wineries we visited were great, the wine was beautiful, the lunch was spectacular and the people we met along the way were all very friendly. I also feel much more knowledgeable about wine now.
star-5
We enjoyed the tour.
Valerie_Y
, Mar 2022
John the tour guide making his commentary interesting with his knowledge of wines and the history of the Yarra Valley. He also has a very good selection of music for the trip, and his van is clean.
star-4
A Great Day in the Yarra Valley
Janet_S
, Mar 2022
We met lovely people on the bus as well as enjoying the beautiful scenery. The lunch was delicious and we loved Yering Farm and Sumah wines. Tasting information was excellent at Rockford, Yering and Soumah.
star-5
Fantastic trip....
xie_y
, Mar 2022
Fantastic trip. John is professional and very knowledgable. We learnt lota history about melbourne and yarra Valley from him.
star-5
Awesome day out
Jean_M
, Mar 2022
Loved this winery tour and all the wineries we visited. The tour guide Tony was awesome. The lunch at Belgownie was delicious. Thoroughly recommend.
star-5
John was so nice,...
Nicholas_W
, Mar 2022
John was so nice, friendly and informative - he really made the trip amazing. Lunch was fantastic and we got to try such a great variety of wine.

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