Departing daily, enjoy a relaxing day in the rolling green hills of the Yarra Valley with an emphasis on a wide range of wine accompanied by perfectly paired foods.
For the first time visitor, this tour offers the perfect overview of the Valley as you visit 5 of the area’s most successful and contrasting wineries.
Our first stop is at 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.
It's then a short drive to the charming Medhurst Vineyard. Very boutique in size with only 35 acres under vine, this family-owned vineyard was established in 1999. Located in the dress circle of the Yarra Valley, they produce a small selection of well-crafted table wines.
We then head to the very famous and very French Domaine Chandon. Enjoy a tour of the production facilities before settling down to a glass of premium sparkling wine (methode champenoise) while nibbling on cheese and bread and taking in the glorious vista. We then travel to Yering Station for lunch in their stunning Wine Bar Restaurant. With its world-class views and cuisine, you'll have a full a la carte selection from which to select your main course meal. After lunch, visit the original winery (circa 1859) that features local artworks and produce as well as estate wines to taste.
Our final stop for the day is the De Bortoli Winery at Dixons Creek. As Italian as Domaine Chandon is French, it's a great end to the day with superbly flavoured cheeses that compliment the sparkling, table and dessert wines.
Our journey home takes us through Steels Creek and Christmas Hills for superb Valley views and the occasional kangaroo. Expect to arrive back at your accommodation around 6.30pm.
Pick-up from your city hotel. If outside the city, meeting at St Paul’s Cathedral opposite Flinders Street Station and Federation Square