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Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tours
Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tours
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Introducing our Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tours
- Tour Code: AT-7YV1
- Operates: Mon, Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun.
- Departs 7:45am
- Returns 5:30pm approx
- Includes all produce samples
- Includes all wine tasting fees
- Lunch is not included
- Wifi on board
- Hotel Pick up & Drop off
- 18 guests Average Group size
- Gourmet Produce Tasting at Gateway Estate Farmhouse
- Delicious chocolate samples at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-creamery
- Try local beers at a Craft Brewery
- Explore Healesville with time to purchase lunch
- Handpicked Boutique Cellar Door Tasting
Yarra Valley Day Tour – Ashley, 2019
“I had a fantastic day at the Yarra Valley and our guide Charlie was the best!”
The wines of Yarra Valley are simply sensational. They’re artistically crafted to deliver a brilliant front to back finish on the palate. The different varieties of wine ranging from dry to red to sparkling will make your day at the Yarra Valley all worth it.
Understand the mystery and the secret hidden underneath the soil that grows the best vines that produced world-class wines. Australian wine is truly the best in the hemisphere because the fertility gods and cool climate made them so!
Our Melbourne wine tours commence with a visit to Gateway Estate that used high tech hydroponic greenhouse to grow strawberries and capsicums. Learn some lessons about sustainable farming techniques employed by the farmhouse. At the estate, you can share some platters of fresh fruit and seasonal produce. You can pick strawberries from the farm and sample their strawberry liqueurs, preserves, and cheeses. Fruit picking has an extra cost though.
Our next destination is the rustic cellar door of the local Craft Brew House. Taste award winning brews in the heart of the Yarra Valley.
Hand Selected Boutique Winery
We also visit and taste the wines Hanrahan Winery or Punt Road Winery and sample a variety of quality wines in their boutique cellar door.
Stop for lunch in Healesville
Explore Healesville and experience it’s rustic charm and beauty. With many local produce stores cafes and restaurants, you will find the perfect spot for lunch.
On the upper side of Yarra Valley is the Killara Estate Winery. There you can enjoy Italian inspired wines. Have fun and enjoy the amazing views of the valley.
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
Prior to hitting the road back to Melbourne, we will have a stop at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery that offered more than 250 different varieties of handcrafted chocolates and truffles.
Why you should join us
Aside from the wine, there are other reasons why you should visit the Yarra Valley. One of them is great food. The restaurants served exquisitely prepared dishes from local gourmet produce. Another reason why you join us in our Yarra Valley wine tasting tours is the great and amazing views of mountain ranges, rolling hills, and vineyards all across the valley. Truly mystifying, the valley makes you turn inward to search the deep recesses of your soul to find the connection that links the land and the life it hosts.
All wine, cider and food tasting are included in the price of the tour. Just bring money for any extras you wish to purchase and take home. This tour is suitable for 18’s only.
We provide you with an experienced driver for your ride. A professional tour guide who is friendly, hospitable, and informative will accompany you along the way.
So what are you waiting for? Experience the beautiful scenery. Join us in our Yarra Valley Wine Tour to find out the secrets hidden behind the picturesque vista of this wine-producing valley.
Estimated Tour Timings
8:00am Departs from Melbourne
9:15am Gateway Estate (local produce tastings plus strawberry liqueurs and ports)
10:00am Local Brewery (sample beers)
11:00am Hanrahans Winery (sample award-winning wines and browse the gift shop)
12:15pm Killara Estate Winery (wine tasting with a view followed by Italian inspired lunch)
2:00pm Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery (free chocolate for everyone!)
5:00pm Arrive to Melbourne
**Wineries/Itinerary/timing is subject to change due to availability
Please notify Autopia of any dietary requirements, medical conditions and travelling contact number prior to departure.
What to bring
Where to meet
Below is a full list of our hotel pick locations
7:10am Base Backpackers (City Return)* 17 CARLISLE ST ST KILDA
7:15am Habitat HQ (City Return)* 333 ST KILDA RD ST KILDA
7:30am Urban Central 334 CITY RD SOUTHBANK
7:30am Vibe Savoy 630 LITTLE COLLINS ST (stand on corner) MELBOURNE
7:35am Holiday Inn 575 FLINDERS LANE NEAR SPENCER ST
7:40am Immigration Museum CNR FLINDERS/MARKET ST MELBOURNE
7:50am Rydges Melbourne 186 EXHIBITION ST MELBOURNE
7:54am Pegasus Apartment Hotel 206 A’BECKETT ST MELBOURNE
7:55am The Village Melbourne 167 FRANKLIN ST MELBOURNE
7:57am Ibis Hotel on Therry 15 THERRY ST MELBOURNE
8:00am Old Melbourne Gaol 377 RUSSELL ST, (opp. Space Hotel) MELBOURNE
8:30am Ringwood Station Exit via pedestrian across Maroondah Hwy RINGWOOD
8:45am Lilydale Train Station OFF MAROONDAH HWY LILYDALE
9:00am Yarra Valley Coldstream Brewery 694 MAROONDAH HIGHWAY Yarra Valley
** Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to you nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.
If you book via our call centre, a 3rd party website or a travel agent your booking is subject to the following conditions:
Cancellations within 48 hours or failure to board on the day of tour, will result in 100% full fare forfeiture. Cancellation within 2 to 7 days prior to departure will result in a 50% loss of the ticket price. Date change fees apply outside of 7 days $25 per person. Read Full Terms and Conditions here
Our commitment to sustainability
Part of our responsibility is educating guests on minimal impact practices and the importance of ensuring the safety of wildlife and the environmental sustainability of the destinations we visit.
Learn more about EcoTourism: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/
Autopia Tours would like to begin by paying our respects to the traditional owners of this country, with specific acknowledgement to the Wurundjeri people. Please be conscious and respectful of the sensitivities of indigenous culture and the spiritual connection they have with the land at all times.
The natural behaviours of wildlife are to be respected and not interfered with. When viewing wildlife, people should take care to avoid rapid or sudden movements, which could frighten the animal, and should keep noise to a minimum and refrain from touching, petting or feeding all wildlife including birds. Contact with people can introduce diseases to wildlife and can cause them to become aggressive.
Wildlife should not be handled or fed, unless by certified wildlife handlers. Feeding wildlife can alter their natural foraging behaviour and can lead to disease or illness through contact with people and the introduction of foods that are harmful to their digestive system. Feeding wildlife can also cause them to become aggressive toward people.
Wildlife that appears to be in distress, injured or in danger should be reported immediately to the appropriate authority, such as your Guide/Tour Leader, a National Park Ranger or Visitor Centre Staff.
Protecting our National Parks
People should remain on designated walking tracks, behind safety barriers/fences and follow all directions given by the guide/tour leader. Venturing off these can alter fragile ecosystems and can harm wildlife shelters and native vegetation. There are other dangers to be aware of too, such as cliff edges, unstable rock formations, overhanging tree branches and slippery ground cover. Remaining on tracks ensures safe visitation for guests and the environment.
No flora or fauna should be removed from their natural setting. This includes dead wood, fallen leaves, flowers and so forth, as they form part of the ecosystem of the region and their removal could cause a disturbance.
All buses are fitted with waste bins. No organic waste should be disposed of onto the ground. Although organic, items such as banana peels, apple cores, bread and other food scraps, are not natural/native to the region and can introduce pest species, diseases or harm to wildlife if found and eaten. We recommend all passengers bring a water bottle with you on our Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour. Purchasing bottled water contributes large amounts of plastic into the landfill. Therefore, we ask guests to bring their own bottle, as there is access to water refill stations available on our vehicles. Please ensure you stay hydrated throughout the tour to reduce the risk of sun exposure and dehydration.
All our guides carry a current Level 2 First Aid certificate. Please report any accident or illness to your tour guide. We recommend anyone with an existing medical condition to carry their medication with them on tour and to notify their tour guide at the beginning of the tour.
If you are a smoker! We ask you to refrain from smoking whilst in the company of other passengers and limit it to designated smoking areas. Smoking is not permitted on any of our vehicles, or in any type of accommodation including permanent campsites. We make frequent ‘comfort stops’ to allow free time for guests but cannot guaranteed smoke breaks. Please ensure you dispose of your cigarette butt responsibly and appropriately.
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We had a very enjoyable day, great weather, wines and beer. The chocolaterie is disappointing and may as well not be on the tour. The vineyard's and brewery were great
If you want to take a day out of Melbourne city, enjoy great wine, cider, beer and fresh produce, I strongly advise you to take this tour. It was a great day, easy, relaxing, interesting and enjoyable and I met some great people from all over the world
I took my mum on this tour for her birthday and we had a fabulous time. Lunch at Killara Estate was beautiful and we really loved Napoleone Cider that was perfection. Highly recommend