Yarra Valley Wine Tour
A relaxing day out with an emphasis on a wide range of wine accompanied by superb food and stunning scenery.
Yering Station Wine Bar & Restaurant
Yering Station Cellar Door & Produce Store
De Bortoli (producers of Noble One, Australia’s most awarded dessert wine).
Our Yarra Valley tour starts around 9.00am when we travel via the ‘scenic route’, through the undulating and bush laden north-eastern suburbs of Templestowe, Warrandyte and Wonga Park.
The first stop on our Yarra Valley wineries tour 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 Warramate Vineyard. First planted in 1970 and with 17 acres under vine, they’re producing wines from some of the oldest, unirrigated vines in the Valley. The view from the cellar door is among the best so be sure to bring the camera !
Before lunch we head to the very famous and very French Domaine Chandon. Enjoy a tour of the production facility before choosing from a range of premium sparkling wines (methode champenoise) while nibbling on cheese and bread and taking in the glorious vista.
We then travel to Yering Station for an a la carte lunch in the stunning Wine Bar Restaurant with its world-class views and cuisine. Browse the menu. Post-lunch there’s wine-tasting in the historic winery (circa 1859) surrounded by local artworks and produce.
Our final stop is at 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 Christmas Hills, Kangaroo Ground and Eltham. The day concludes with superb views across the Valley and maybe a kangaroo or two. Expect to be back to your accommodation around 6.30pm.
Only one hour from Melbourne, the beautiful, lush Yarra Valley is recognised internationally as a premium, cool-climate region known for its elegant wines.
YARRA VALLEY WINERY TOUR PRICING
Vinetrekker food and winery tours of the Yarra Valley are priced at $185 per person (applies from 1/4/13 to 31/3/14).
Transport (our Yarra Valley wine tours depart from Melbourne), tastings at nominated wineries, bread & cheese platter at Domaine Chandon, main course a la carte lunch with glass of wine and coffee at Yering Station, cheese platter at De Bortoli’s, bottled water, guide and GST.
Food and wine tours of the Yarra Valley are available on a daily basis with a minimum of 2 people. Private tours for groups and individuals can be arranged, price on application.