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On the Grapevine
P :: 03 9699 8148
F :: 03 9690 2902
294 Montague Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205
Yarra Valley food, wine & wildlife daytourA very full & enthralling day, starting with Australian wildlife and finishing with fine food & wine.
We start our day around 9.30am and travel directly to the world-famous Healesville Sanctuary, one of Australia's most recognised and acclaimed wildlife sanctuaries.
With 30 hectares of bushland, it showcases more than 200 species of Australian wildlife in a distinctly Australian setting. Here, visitors can experience close-up encounters with some of Australia's most unique and captivating wildlife in their natural habitat, including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey and platypus.
We then travel to Victoria's first vineyard, Yering Station, for a pre-lunch wine-tasting in the original redbrick winery (circa 1859) building surrounded by local artworks and produce.
Lunch is a short walk away through landscaped gardens in a stunning contemporary building with world-class views and cuisine. Browse the menu.
Following a relaxing lunch, travel through to the Bortoli Winery at Dixons Creek. As Italian as Domaine Chandon is French, it's a great finish to the day with superbly flavoured cheeses that compliment the sparkling, table and dessert wines
Our journey home can take us through Steels Creek and the rolling Christmas Hills. Expect to be back to your accommodation by around 6.30pm.
$185 per person (applies from 1/4/11 to 31/3/12).
Deluxe transport, entry to Healesville Sanctuary, wine tasting, main course a la carte lunch, glass of wine and coffee at Yering Station, wine tasting with cheese at De Bortoli, bottled water, guide and GST.