Experience Yarra Valley: Beer, Cider, Wine and Food from Melbourne

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Experience Yarra Valley: Beer, Cider, Wine and Food from Melbourne


Excursion Overview

Taste the best of the fertile Yarra Valley’s booming wine and food scene on a full-day tour with an expert foodie guide. Learn the art of wine tasting at boutique cellar doors, sample artisan chocolates and fresh strawberries, sip handcrafted beer and cider at a local brewery and have lunch at a winery. Travel in a mini-coach with cooler boxes for any food and wine purchases along the way. Enjoy a more personalized experience on this fun and social small-group food tour, with numbers limited to 24 passengers.

Tour Includes

  • Lunch
  • Food tasting
  • Wine and beer tasting
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Local guide
  • Informative cellar door presentations
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels)

Tour Exclusions

  • Drinks unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

What You Can Expect

Start your Yarra Valley food tour with morning pickup at your Melbourne hotel. Get comfortable on the air-conditioned minicoach and sit back and relax as your scenic drive begins.

Head east on a scenic 1-hour drive to reach the Yarra Valley, famous for its wine and other gourmet delights. Start the day with a coffee at your first stop Gateway Estate, a shop and tasting room located on a family farm. Try samples of their delicious local produce and gourmet products including strawberries, cheese, preserves, chutneys and strawberry liqueur.

Next, head to Napoleone Brewery & Cider House where you will enjoy a generous sample of ciders and ales made onsite at this rustic micro-brewery in the heart of the Yarra Valley.

Continue to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery and taste samples of delicious chocolate creations. Walk around the stylish candy-colored building and see how Belgian and French chocolatiers handcraft more than 150 varieties of chocolate. Another sweet touch: the sweeping views of the large property’s gardens, sculptures and orchards.

Your next stop is Rochford Winery for an educational and fun introductory wine class with tasting of Rochford's award winning wines followed by a delicious light lunch in the restaurant overlooking the vines.

After lunch, head to Dominique Portet, a family-run winery founded by a 10th generation winemaker where you will enjoy wine tastings and a game of pétanque (think bocce ball).

Finish the day with a drive through the upper Yarra Valley to Killara Estate (Wednesday Friday or Sunday). Savor wine tastings accompanied by an antipasto platter as you gaze out over the vineyard. You might even spot kangaroos hopping through the vines.

Or

Finish the day at Hanrahan Vineyard (Monday or Saturday) where you can sit back and relax enjoyed your last tasting for the day paired with a delicious cheese platter.

Your guide returns you to your Melbourne hotel in the evening to end your tour.

Itinerary

Sample menu (may change seasonally without notice)
  • Shared Antipasto platters followed by a selection of:
  • Jalapeno and smoked cheddar croquettes served with salad (V)
  • Winter mushroom and whole barley soup with aged pecorino (V)
  • Wild rice & cauliflower salad (V & GF)
  • Honey roasted pumpkin and shanklish filo pastry w/ fennel & orange (V)

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not suitable for children aged 18 and under
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Selected Melbourne city hotels

Departure time

7:45am

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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