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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
Cruise port pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

380 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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575 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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123 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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Departure Point

219 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne?
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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
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Q:
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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne.

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Traveler Tips


  • "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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Great Day in the Valley
Peter_C
, May 2021
Spent a lovely day at the Yarra Valley. Our driver Tony was very knowlegable and ensured that we all kept to the schedule. We visited for wineries at Greenstone, Balgownie, where we also had lunch, Yering and Soumah. We particularly enjoyed Soumah most as wines there was really good as was the setting. We were disappointed to find the day before our tour that there had been a change to the itinarary and that we would not be going to Domain Chandon (DM)which was the main place we wished to visit. Apparently some if not all private tours such as these are not currently accepted by the Winery. If anyone wishes to visit DM maybe they should go independently or with operator who can give assurances. Despite this we learnt a lot, had a great day, were lucky to find ourselves in a equally minded good group, sampling over 30 wines. Would recommend.
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Girls Week
Vicki_B
, May 2021
Seeing more of the Yarra Valley and its wineries..next time l will add a bit of gourmet tour as well
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star-5
Beautiful day
Sheryl_S
, May 2021
We had a beautiful day with beautiful scenery, beautiful wine & wineries & a fantastic tour guide, John who was most informative & friendly & had a great playlist on his bus! Highly recommended!
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star-5
Good wine nice food, good day had by all.
Lyndi_M
, Apr 2021
Very knowledgeable driver, with a dry sense of humor , he also took the scenic route which was good as we were visiting from another state.
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Perfect day out
Michael
, Apr 2021
Had amazing day and lots of fun. Thank you Chris for being a great guide for us all too. Highly recommend this trip
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It's all about wine
Francisco_C
, Jan 2021
If you are really into the wine world, this is definitely your tour to take! You'll experience a full day surrounded by professionals that will guide you through the wine making details to the tasting methodologies and much more. If you are more like a wine drinker only, you'll learn a lot while you enjoy dozens of wine tasting surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Totally worth it! Our tour guide Nick was the best!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Hi Francis Thank you for the review, we try to incorporate a little knowledge with a lot of fun. Nick has been with us for a very long time and is a master of incorporating both.
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Wine tasting
Van_H
, Jan 2021
Great trip for wine tasting and gaining knowledge about different types of wine, finding your good ones. However, 4 wineries trip is a little but too much for some one didnt drink much like me. I was drunk and couldnt feel the tastes of wine of the last winery, hahaha.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
So many delicious wines available to taste its very true, you might need to join our tour again one day soon to sample those wines you might have missed. We often change the order of wineries we visit or alternate with other selected wineries in the valley.
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Fantastic day out! 🍷
Jen
, Nov 2020
Our tour guide, Chris was amazing and super knowledgeable about wines (and whiskey too!). It was our first proper outing in Melbourne since COVID and Chris’s first tour in months which made it a very special day. We stopped at four wineries which were all fantastic and lunch was excellent - everyone on our tour came home with at least one bottle which shows how great the wine was. Highly recommend this tour for an awesome day out and break from the city life.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Hello Jen We are so very pleased you enjoyed the day with us. Thank you for the wonderful review, very much appreciated.
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Perfect group day
Rebecca_T
, Jul 2020
Guides were fantastic, very helpful and friendly. All four winery’s visited were great, the lunch was beautiful. Would definitely recommend this one!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Awesome thank you for the wonderful review, so pleased you all enjoyed the day.
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star-5
Must-do! Excellent day-trip, great guide and gorgeous wineries!
Cheryl_O
, Mar 2020
Highly recommended! Ant (Anthony) was a great guide and took care of all of us (huge group of 22!) all the way. He’s friendly, funny and super knowledgeable about the wineries! Superb lunch and the wineries are a nice mix around Yarra Valley. Bus is comfy and nice sceneries along the way! Oh! For those waiting at QV Melbourne like me, please note that the pick-up point is at the carpark between Swanson and Russell Street! Team Viator + Australian Wine Tour Company: May be good to update websites for this! Ant had to walk around QV to catch me!
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