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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. Taste a range of fresh local juices, 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. Sample a range of freshly made juices and other locally made products. 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: Yarra Valley Food & Wine Tour in a '56 Chevrolet

2. Melbourne: Yarra Valley Food & Wine Tour in a '56 Chevrolet

Start the tour with pickup from Melbourne’s Princess Theater in a deluxe 1956 Chevrolet. Admire this impressive and historical car then hop inside and head out of the city towards the sprawling countryside. As you explore, listen to your driver’s fascinating stories about the car as well as the Yarra Valley itself. Head through the scenic Wonga Park, driving along winding back roads to reach the historic Melba Estate. Enjoy a stop for complimentary morning tea and coffee with traditional scones while soaking up the view. From there, head to one of the region’s premium wine estates for a tour and tasting session. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, drive into the charming town of Healesville and grab lunch at one of the many restaurants. After lunch, cruise through the town and get sense of rural life, then pass by the impressive TarraWarra Estate. Finally, stop at the Yarra Valley Dairy for some light refreshments before heading back to the city.

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4.7 / 5

based on 193 reviews

Our tour guide John Frostell is the owner and chauffeur of the vintage car we travelled through wine country. He created our bespoke tour of specific wineries that won the best 2021 white (Medhurst with its food grazing box of cheese and meats) and 2021 red (Yara Yering with an excellent tasting presentation and views of their vineyard). Our final stop was to a gin distillery called the Four Pillars where they blend gin with Shiraz red wine and olive leaf which was excellent!

Rachel was very helpful and provided an interesting and lively commentary throughout the journey. I was able to change seating to accommodate my special needs.

The tour was great! Lucy our Tourguide is a very bubbly, caretaking and friendly person. The wineries where interesting and beautiful. We had a great day!

The timing and number of places visited was perfect. Raquel, the guide/driver of Go West did an excellent job, creating empathy among the people.

Aaron was very entertaining, enthusiastic & funny. We love d the day and all the information