Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne

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Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne
from £82.89
Discover Victoria’s Yarra Valley wine region on this day trip from Melbourne. With an expert guide to act as your wine tutor, visit four of the area’s best-known wineries: Steels Gate Winery, Balgownie Estate, Yering Farm and Domaine Chandon. During your series of wine tastings and an included vineyard lunch, you’ll find out why the Yarra Valley is one of Australia's favourite wine regions, loved for its picturesque scenery. Choose from several pickup points in central Melbourne. (Itinerary subject to change without notice)
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In Brief

Melbourne, Australia
8 hours
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Small group ensures personal service
Led by a local guide
Free drinks included
Lunch included
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Yarra Valley, Yarra Valley, Victoria

Take in some of Victoria’s best wineries in the stunning region of the Yarra Valley, only one hour from Melbourne.

Stop At: Steels Gate Wines, 1974 Melba Hwy, Dixons Creek VIC 3775, Australia

Steels Gate is a boutique winery situated in a picturesque hillside setting at Dixons Creek, almost completely surrounded by National Park. Their range of wines are all estate grown and estate made offering finesse and exceptional flavour. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere which makes this the perfect place to experience delicious wines while absorbing the serenity of the Yarra Valley before your return to Melbourne.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa, 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 3775, Australia

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

Stop At: Rae's Restaurant Balgownie Estate, 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 3775, Australia

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

Stop At: Yering Farm Wines, St. Huberts Road, Yering, Victoria Australia

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

Stop At: Domaine Chandon Winery, 727 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream, Victoria 3770 Australia

French Champagne company Moet & Chandon’s Australian production house Domain Chandon is the perfect way to finish the day with a guided tour through the winery that shows how the wine is made followed by a relaxing glass of Australia’s best bubbly and a view that will leave you in awe. Spectacular, to say the least.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yarra Valley, Victoria Australia

Enjoy a day in the Yarra Valley


  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Steels Gate Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
  • Entry/Admission - Rae's Restaurant Balgownie Estate
  • Entry/Admission - Yering Farm Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Domaine Chandon Winery


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Cruise port pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1: Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne, 380 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
2: Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, 575 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
3: Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
4: 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
5: Grand Hyatt Melbourne, 123 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
6: 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We had an excellent experience on this tour. Our tour guide, John, was very friendly, safe and knowledgeable about wine and the Yarra Valley area. In his previous career, he taught wine classes at the University and is now leading tours for the Australian Wine Tour Company. He also had in-depth knowledge of the area and the history of wine making in Yarra Valley. As a bonus, he pointed out some homes along the route that were owned by celebrities.
• Submitted 20 Jan 2020
The tour was really enjoyable...the tour guide was awesome and had a good sense of humour and everybody in the tour was just friendly. i really enjoyed it ! :- )
• Submitted 09 Jan 2020
This was a worthwhile wine tour. The wines you try are very good and the scenery is quiet beautiful. The lunch was also very tasty. Our driver was very mindful of sharing insights and not talking the whole time. Completely recommend, even for solo travelers.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2020
Driver Tony was an excellent and very entertaining host. We visited 5 wineries including a beautiful lunch. We would have tried well over 20 fantastic wines. Although spread over 7 hours it did feel a little rushed at times, maybe 4 wineries would have been better. All in all a great day.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2020
The tour was well-organized and informative. It was just the right length (back to hotel by 5 p.m.). The lunch was fantastic and a highlight of the day. Worth the price of admission alone.
• Submitted 19 Dec 2019
Our guide Tony was fantastic and knowledgeable. The wineries we visited were good and the lunch served was first rate.
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our time visiting the country side of Melbourne ~ Yarra Valley. As well as visiting the four beautiful vineyards. They were all picturesque and unique in their own way. The wine samples were enjoyed, even the cider beer. We also enjoyed our lunch, choose the lamb if it’s an option, you won’t be disappointed. Thankful for our time spent admiring the beautiful vineyards, we even spotted a family of kangaroos hopping through at one stop, which was the highlight (or one of them). Take the time to take the tour!
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
We had a great experience on the Yarra Valley Wine Tour. Our guide Kevin was very pleasant and shared his vast knowledge of wine with us. I would definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
Really enjoyed this trip. Our guide was very friendly and super knowledgeable. Managed to meet a lot of friendly people from all over the world. Plus we got to taste a decent amount of great local wines.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2019
Brilliant service and day out in the sun. Not much to be said on how it could be improved, happy to travel again on this tour.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2019
John was our guide for this tour. He has deep knowledge of wine and taught us the best way to taste the wine. I actually had my son who is 6 years old in this tour and John ensures that he is not missed out. When the adults were having wine, my boy was provided with apple juice. Thank you John!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Had a great day out in the Yarra Valley with Tony. He provided us with a lot of information on the region, the lunch was great and it didnt feel rushed so that we could spend enough time at each winery.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We visited three stunning wineries, varying in size and wines, with lunch at Chandon!! We highly recommend this day tour!!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our tour guide (John) was incredible! His knowledge and passion for wine and wanting to educate all of us certainly made the day. This is a must attend tour if traveling to Melbourne and if you are interested in wine.
• Submitted 06 May 2019
Highly recommended, even for people who do not drink much wine. The tour guide was very kind and easy to communicate with. All the wineries that we visted were so beautiful. The lunch and wines were delicious! :)
• Submitted 22 Apr 2019
Beautiful scenery with plenty of good wine, delicious lunch in a nice restaurant, good service, interesting and knowledgeable guide.
• Submitted 16 Apr 2019
Everything ran like clockwork. The driver stuck to a schedule which allowed us to view four wineries. Great bunch of people on the tour; very friendly; mixed well. Developed a greater appreciation for "boutique/ family run wineries."
• Submitted 23 Jan 2019
Nice day out with some lovely tastings. Friendly guide. Chandon was great. 4 wineries with cider tasting too made for a nice day. Souma lunch very tasty.
• Submitted 15 Jan 2019
Had a great time. Very good wine tasting tips provided. Lots of general information about the wineries and how the wine is produced
• Submitted 15 Apr 2019
The excursion was definitely worth it. Each vineyards had their own unique wines and a couple of them being smaller vineyards had their winemakers available and was able to answer questions that I had. After learning that I’m a WSET diploma student, the winemakers were very friendly and offered some very unique insights. Also got a perk from one vineyard with an additional free tasting panel! The driver/tour guide is also very friendly and knowledgeable about both wine and the industry. The lunch was delicious as well.
• Submitted 05 Oct 2018
Excellent tour. Very enjoyable!
• Submitted 22 Sep 2018
This tour is a blast. The lunch was delicious and the driver was fun. Definitely recommend.
• Submitted 17 Jun 2018
• Submitted 12 May 2018
Fantastic day with an extremely knowledgeable guide John who made us all feel welcome. Would highly recommend Wine and Food were great!!
• Submitted 11 Apr 2018

In Brief

Melbourne, Australia
8 hours
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Small group ensures personal service
Led by a local guide
Free drinks included
Lunch included

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