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Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa: Our most recommended tours and activities

Yarra Valley: Full-Day Gourmet Tour with Lunch

1. Yarra Valley: Full-Day Gourmet Tour with Lunch

Discover some of the Yarra Valley's top wineries by bus to sample delectable local wines and food. Savor quality wines at three wineries, tuck into a delicious local lunch, and top everything off with a visit to a chocolaterie for a sweet finish. Begin your full-day gourmet tour of the Yarra Valley with an exclusive farm gate visit to Yarra Farm Fresh, for a palate-cleansing fruit tasting experience. Next, travel to one of the valley’s iconic wineries, Balgownie Estate, to enjoy a tasting from their extensive range of quality wines. Learn how to swirl and sniff like true connoisseurs, while sampling some of the very finest cool-climate wines. At the Yarra Valley Dairy the amazing products will truly melt in your mouth. The cheeses here are stunning and have your taste buds working overtime! Stop for lunch at the fabulous Rochford Wines and choose from four different main meals, with a glass of wine, tea, or coffee. Take some time to explore the gift shop, or perhaps climb the spiral staircase to enjoy the panoramic views from Rochford’s famous lookout tower. After lunch, make your way to one of Australia’s great wineries and member of the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Yering Station. Home of Victoria’s oldest vineyards, first planted in 1838, the wines here are of exceptional quality and a tasting here is not to be missed. The final destination is the amazing Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. Here, enjoy a complimentary tasting of the spectacular delights handcrafted by the chocolaterie’s French and Belgian chocolatiers.

Melbourne: Full-Day Yarra Valley Wine Experience with Lunch

2. Melbourne: Full-Day Yarra Valley Wine Experience with Lunch

Take a full-day wine tour in the Yarra Valley and discover some of the best wineries in Victoria just an hour's drive from Melbourne. Stop at 4 different wineries, taste a range of wines, and savor an included lunch. After pickup from a range of meeting points, depart for the Yarra Valley. Make your first stop at Greenstone, nestled in the base of the Christmas Hills. Begin by learning the art of the swirl, sniff, and slurp from your expert wine guide and then try a range of cellar door tastings. Move on to the next venue, Balgownie Estate, a stylish winery featuring great views and an excellent restaurant. Enjoy lunch with a glass of the estate's wine, then taste more of the wines produced there at the cellar door. In the afternoon, travel through the gorgeous scenery to a smaller boutique winery, Yering Farm. Experience traditionally made wines and see the antique copper wine-making equipment used by the Yarra Valley’s pioneer vignerons. Afterward, make your final stop at Soumah of Yarrah Valey. The cool climate allows this winery to specialize in styles and varieties typical to northern Italy and southeastern France, such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Sample the award-winning wines before returning to Melbourne.

Yarra Valley: Winery Lunch by Helicopter

3. Yarra Valley: Winery Lunch by Helicopter

The Yarra Valley Helicopter Winery Tour is an exciting way to explore one of Australia's most famous wine regions. It is a unique experience that combines a scenic helicopter flight with lunch and a wine tasting at one of the best wineries in the Yarra Valley. The tour starts with a helicopter ride from Melbourne to Yarra Valley, which takes about 25 minutes. During the flight, you get to enjoy stunning views of the city skyline, the Dandenong Ranges, and Yarra Valley vineyards. Once you land at Balgownie Estate in the Yarra Valley you can taste a range of wines, including reds, whites, and sparkling wines, while learning about the winemaking process and the history of the winery. You will also have the opportunity to purchase some of your favourite wines to take home with you. After this you can enjoy a gourmet 2 course lunch paired with their award-winning wines, while soaking up the breathtaking scenery. Overall, the Yarra Valley Helicopter Winery Tour is an unforgettable experience that combines luxury, adventure and quality food and wine. It is perfect for couples, or anyone looking for a unique way to explore Yarra Valley's wine country. So, why not treat yourself to this once-in-a-lifetime experience and indulge in some of the best wines Australia has to offer?

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What people are saying about Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 555 reviews

We had a great day with Tony. He has such a great sense of humor and is very interactive with everyone onboard. This trip is great value as there are 4 tasting plus a glass of wine at lunch with a vey good meal.

Absolutely perfection. What's not to enjoy tasting excellent wines at four different wineries, a lovely lunch and making new friends. Can't wait to do it again.

Excellent day great wine and food. Very much enhanced by Tony our bus driver and guide. Thank you Tony for a great day.

Es una excursión tranquila donde disfrutas distintos vinos y una excelente comida a parte de recorrer todo el valle

We enjoyed trying various Australian wines that we do not get in Canada. We also had a wonderful gourmet lunch.