Yarra Valley Wine Tour Itinerary
The Wurundjeri people called the Yarra River "Birrarung" which means 'river of mists'. You will be enchanted by this mystical valley and its gourmet delights. This Yarra Valley Tour offers a very unique Yarra Valley wine tasting experience.
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery
The Yarra Valley, only 1hr east of Melbourne is recognised for its great wine and tasty produce. Start your tour with a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolatarie, and indulge on free chocolate while you watch the Belgian and French chocolateries handcraft over 250 different chocolate and truffle varieties. See the Great Wall of Chocolate and spoil yourself with the range of sweet treats including chocolates infused with nuts and fruits. These fruits are all grown in the Chocolaterie's own orchard and include cherries, plums, apricots and citrus. And what better than a home-made ice-cream on a hot day. This is a must destination for any sweet-tooth.
Gateway Estate Farmhouse
The shelves of the Gateway Gourmet Farmgate store are constantly changing and evolving and offer the best local berries, apples, vegetables and stone fruits. This location offers the freshest, tastiest strawberries which are available from an indoor 'U-Pick' hydroponic greenhouse with strawberry picking available most of the year round. Here we can sample some of the best seasonal produce, as well as Strawberry Liqueurs and Ports and their own delicious range of relishes and preserves. To top it all off we'll sample a platter of fresh local fruit and cheese! P.s Why not try their famous 'Strawberry Shot-cake'?
Napoleone Cidar House and Brewery
The Napoleone family have been in the game for three generations. Be prepared for tingling taste buds at this rustic, inviting cidar house, where you'll be served a decadent paddle of three ciders and an ale. The Yarra Valley has been home to cider since the 1900s and using only premium estate-grown apples and pears, these ciders you sample are made with 100% fresh fruit.
Dominique Portet Winery
Dominique Portet Winery is a 10th generation wine making family. The wines have strong French influence and history, which you will learn all about in the barrel room whilst enjoying some wine tasting. Become a Pentanque (French for Bocce) champion for the day and win a bottle of wine!
2-Course Lunch at Rochford Winery
Located less than an hour away from Melbourne, Rochford Winery is synonymous with innovative events, food, wine and glorious beauty. Wine tasting at Rochford Winery will astound with its many award-wining Aussie wines, from decadent cabernet sauvignons to crisp chardonnays and smooth pinots. It's here we we enjoy a beautiful 2-Course meal. You may also wish to spend some time browsing the gift shop.
Killara Estate Winery
At the Killara Estate Winery, we'll finish the day with tasty, shared afternoon platters, some Italian inspired wines and some of the best views in the Yarra Valley.
YARRA VALLEY TOUR DETAILS
Tours runs Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Departs Melbourne 7.30am
Returns Melbourne 4.30 - 5.30pm
**Please note: on certain days, the wineries listed may be closed and not available to visit. In this case, we will visit a different winery to offer the same experience**
YARRA VALLEY TOUR INCLUSIONS
Price includes all wine and cidar tastings, 2-Course light lunch at Rochford Wines, local produce for morning tea, gourmet afternoon tea, cheese/chocolate tastings, entertaining tour guide and on-board fridge to keep produce purchases cool.
YARRA VALLEY TOUR PICKUPS
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