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DISCOVER THE YARRA VALLEY WINE TOUR

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Tour Code: AT-7YV

Operates: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

Departs:  Melbourne 7:45am (approx)

Returns:  Melbourne 4:30pm (approx)

Max Passengers:  24

From $139

Terms & Conditions

  • All Wine, Beer and Cider Tastings

  • Italian style winery lunch

  • Local produce for morning tea

  • A professional, entertaining tour guide

  • Inner city pickup and drop off

  • Onboard fridge to keep your fresh produce purchases cool

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DISCOVER THE YARRA VALLEY WINE TOUR

Discover and explore the Yarra Valley. Join us visit Australia’s premier wine producing region in our Yarra Valley Wine Tour. The trip is guaranteed to be fun and exciting. The Yarra Valley is enchanting, mystic, and fascinating. Prepare yourself to be bedazzled by sweet relishes, gourmet delights, and magical wines. Join us in the unrivaled Yarra Valley region for a special and unique Yarra Valley wine tour.  Tantalise your taste buds as we sample local produce at renowned Yarra Valley institutions such as Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, Gateway Estate, Rochford Wines, Napoleone Brewery and Cider House and Killara Estate to name a few.

 

1 DAY TOUR 

From $139 Adult

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • TOUR THE STUNNING YARRA VALLEY WINE TOUR REGION

  • VISIT TWO HIGHLY RENOWNED WINERIES FOR WINE TASTING

  • INDULGE IN SAMPLES FROM CHOCOLATERIE & ICE-CREAMERY

  • EXPERIENCE THE RUSTIC CHARM OF A CIDER ALE HOUSE

  • GOURMET FARMHOUSE RICH IN LOCAL PRODUCE

  • BREATHTAKING VIEWS FROM ITALIAN INSPIRED VINEYARD

*** Open dated Gift vouchers are available for purchase, perfect as a gift for family and friends.

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  • 1 Tour + Eureka & Edge Exp (AT-7YV1ET) = $149, save $25
  • 2 Tours +Eureka & Edge Exp (MEP) = $235, save $72

Melbourne

After being picked-up from the City or St kilda, learn a bit of information and history about this cosmopolitan city, before beginning our journey to the Yarra Valley

Gateway Estate

Enjoy some tastings at the Gateway Estate.

Napoleone Cider House & Brewery

Enjoy some tastings at this Cider house. Entertaining staff and potentially an opportunity for some Gumboot tossing

Rochford Wines

Delicious wine tasting at Rochford winery.

Killara Estate Vineyard

Deliciously lazy winery lunch at Killara Estate located in the upper Yarra Valley.  This beautiful vineyard has one of the best views in the Yarra Valley region.

Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

Try many free chocolate samples at the recently opened Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery and watch the chocolatiers at work.

1 Day Discover the Yarra Valley Wine Tour

The Wurrundjeri people called the Yarra River “Birrarung” which means “river of mists”. You will be enchanted by this mystical valley complete with gourmet delights.

Our day begins with a visit to Gateway Estate Farmhouse for a tour of the high tech hydroponic greenhouse, where they grow strawberries and capsicums, plus share platters of fresh fruit and seasonal produce.  After which we visit the rustic cellar door of Napoleone Cider and Brewery House for generous samples of delicious ciders and ales.  After generous wine tastings at Rochford Wines, we head over to Killara Estate for a rustic Italian style lunch overlooking some of the best views over the Yarra Valley region. The lunch includes pizza’s, pastas and antipasto plates, followed by a wine tasting by Killara Estate. (wine not included during lunch)

Throughout the day we visit three of our favourite boutique award winning wineries, each selected for excellence in customer experience and quality wine tastings.  Before heading back to Melbourne we stop off to indulge in free chocolate at the picturesque Yarra Valley Wine Tour Chocolateire and Ice-creamery, offering over 250 different handcrafted chocolate and truffle varieties. You’re sure to walk away with something delicious from the ‘Great Wall of Chocolate’.

Please note: Itinerary and wineries may change depending on availability. Not suitable for children under the age of 18 years old

  • Add Hot Air Balloon over the Yarra Valley (HOT) + $405

Most popular pickup locations:

BASE BACKPACKERS – 17 CARLISLE STREET, STKILDA @ 07:10

CLAREMONT HOTEL/GUESTHOUSE – 189 TOORAK ROAD, SOUTH YARRA @ 06:50
COFFEE PALACE (NOMADS BACKPACKERS) – 24 GREY STREET, ST KILDA @ 07:07

DISCOVERY MELBOURNE – 167 FRANKLIN STREET, MELBOURNE @ 07:58
EXFORD HOTEL- 199 RUSSEL STREET, MELBOURNE @ 07:52
HABITAT HQ – 333 STKILDA RD, ST KILDA @ 07:15
HOLIDAY INN – 575 FLINDERS LANE, MELBOURNE @ 07:35

IBIS ON THERRY – 15 THERRY ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:59

IMMIGRATION MUSEUM – CNR OF FLINDERS & MARKET STREET @ 07:40

MANTRA ON LITTLE BOURKE – 471 LITTLE BOURKE STREET, MELBOURNE @ 07:54

MERCURE WELCOME/SWANSTON HOTEL – 265 LITTLE BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:53

NOMADS MELBOURNE (INDUSTRY) – 196 ABECKETT ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:57

NOVOTEL ST KILDA – 16 THE ESPLANADE, ST KILDA @ 07:11

OAKS ON WILLIAMS – 350 WILLIAMS STREET, MELBOURNE @ 07:55

PEGASUS APRT’ HOTEL – 206 A’BECKETT STREET, MELBOURNE @ 07:57

PEPPER’S DOCKLANDS – 679 LATROBE STREET, MELBOURNE @ 07:22

RADISSON HOTEL – 380 WILLIAMS STREET, MELBOURNE @07:56

RYDGES (SWANSTON) CARLTON – 701 SWANSTON ST, CARLTON @ 08:04
RYDGES MELBOURNE – 186 EXHIBITION ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:50

SPACE HOTEL – 380 RUSSELL ST, MELBOURNE @ 08:00
ST PAUL`S CATHEDRAL- CORNER OF SWANSTON & FLINDERS STREET @ 07:45

THE NUNNERY – 116 NICHOLSON ST, FITZROY @ 08:05

TRAVELODGE DOCKLANDS – 66 AURORA LANE, DOCKLANDS @ 07:18
TRAVELODGE SOUTHBANK – 9 RIVERSIDE QUAY, SOUTHBANK @ 07:40
URBAN CENTRAL – 334 CITY RD, SOUTHBANK @ 07:30

VIBES SAVOY HOTEL – 630 LITTLE COLLINS, MELBOURNE @ 07:23
YHA MELB CENTRAL – 562 FLINDERS ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:35

At Autopia Tours we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our Yarra Valley Wine Tour.  It is our duty to ensure there is minimal disturbance to the region and the species that call it home.  Cultural sensitivity and respect for the traditional owners should also be shown at all times.

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.

1. Autopia Tours would like to begin by paying our respects to the traditional owners of this country, with specific acknowledgement to the Yarra Yarra and Wurrundjeri people.  Please be conscious and respectful of the sensitivities of indigenous culture and the spiritual connection they have with the land at all times.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Autopia Tours promote the responsible service and consumption of alcohol and request that guests drink responsibly. As this is a wine tasting tour, we recommend guests use public transport to and from their pickup and drop off points, or organise a designated driver for the day.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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 disturbance.

9. 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, Visitor Centre Staff or Wildlife Victoria RescuePh:1300 094 535.

10. 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.

11. Bring a water bottle with you on our Yarra Valley Wine Tours. Purchasing bottled water contributes large amounts of plastic into landfill.  Therefore, we ask guests 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.

Learn more about EcoTourism: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/

Estimated Timings

8:00am

9:15am

10:00am

11:00am

12:15pm

2:00pm

4:15pm

 

Departs from Melbourne

Gateway Estate (local produce tastings plus strawberry liqueurs and ports)

Napoleone Cider House and Brewery (sample 3 ciders + 1 ale)

Rochford Winery (sample award-winning wines and browse the gift shop)

Killara Estate Winery (wine tasting with a view followed by Italian inspired lunch)

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery (free chocolate for everyone!)

Arrive to Melbourne

**Wineries/Itinerary/timing is subject to change due to availability

Departure Point

Default departure location: St Paul’s Cathedral, corner of Swanston St & Flinders St @ 07:45am

Please note you must arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to your allocated pickup time. Pick Up location must be reconfirmed with Autopia at least 24 hours prior to departure.

Luggage Restrictions

Only hand luggage is allowed on day tours.

Transfer Information

A $25 transfer fee will apply should the passenger wish to change travel dates between 2 – 7 days prior to travel.  Transfer or cancellations within 48hrs prior to travel incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Clients must call Autopia Tours to reconfirm pick up location & time, at least 48 hours prior to departure on: +61 3 9393 1333 (Within Australia, and outside of Victoria)

Reservation Procedure

Our friendly reservations team are available from 06:30am to 22:00pm EST, via phone +61 3 9393 1333, email info@autopiatours.com.au or skype autopia.res. 

Please advise clients that open dated bookings are subject to availability and should contact us 5-7days prior to the date of travel.

Transport Type 

Autopia Tours – Small Group Adventure Touring. Maximum of 24 seats.

Block-out Dates

25-Dec, 1-Jan and all Victorian public holidays

Passenger Information

Please notify Autopia of any dietary requirements, medical conditions and travelling contact number prior to departure.

Detailed itinerary of the Yarra Valley Wine Tour

Wines do a lot of wonders. They can make you feel happy and relaxed. They break down the walls you set to shut yourself off from the world of strangers. A glass of dry wine builds bridges and unforgettable friendships. So, experience the fun and satisfy your senses with the best Shiraz or Pinot Noir. 

The wines of Yarra Valley are simply sensational. The flavor, the color, the dryness. They’re artistically crafted to deliver the best hit just at the right spot. The different varieties of wine ranging from dry to red to sparkling will make your day at the Valley all worth it. 

As the magic of wine sets your spirit on high explore more places and spaces beneath the surface of Yarra Valley. 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!

Highlights of the Yarra Valley winery tour include the stunning views of the region, wine tastings at three renowned wineries, indulging in free samples from a chocolate factory. You will experience the rustic charm of a cider ale house and taste the flavor of the 10th generation of French wine making. You can also try some local produce from a gourmet farmhouse.

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 Napoleone Cider and Brewery House. We will have free samples of their ciders and ales. The brewery is at the heart of the Yarra Valley.

We also visit and taste the wines at Rochford Winery. It houses the best dry wines you could imagine. Feel the warmth and taste the flavor of perfection. Well, just see and taste for yourself. You be the judge! 

On the upper side of Yarra Valley is the Killara Estate Winery. There you can enjoy delicious platters and Italian inspired wines. Have fun and enjoy the amazing views of the valley. 

With just less than an hour drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley has been in the business of producing and delivering world class wines for seventeen decades. That’s a long history right there. The region’s proximity to the city makes it a favorite Melbourne wine tours destination.

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. We will have lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Yarra Valley. They have a great selection of delicious food.

The other reason why you join us in our Yarra Valley wine tour 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.  

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.

Don’t worry about how you can pay all the wines! Wine and beer tastings are all free. But this Melbourne wine tour is suitable only for wine lovers 18 years old and above.

We provide you 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. Explore the magic. Know the secrets buried in the soils of Yarra Valley. Join us in our Yarra Valley Wine Tour to find out the secrets hidden behind the picturesque vista of this wine producing valley.

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