Yarra Valley Wine & Food Tour Departing from Melbourne

Yarra Valley Wine & Food Tour Departing from Melbourne

Embark on an unforgettable excursion through the stunning Yarra Valley, indulging in the region's finest wine and cuisine. Our knowledgeable local guides will escort you to three carefully selected wineries, each offering a unique range of exquisite blends and an inviting atmosphere. Delight in a delectable seasonal two-course lunch, paired with a glass of premium wine, amidst the picturesque setting of a beautiful vineyard. A visit to a renowned Chocolate & Ice-Cream Factory will provide an opportunity to satisfy your sweet tooth. The excursion culminates with a refreshing beer or cider paddle at a local craft brewery. This comprehensive day trip includes all expenses, covering wine tastings, lunch, beer/cider, and transportation to and from Melbourne.

Stop At: Dancing Kangaroo Tours, Flinders Street In front of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Please meet at this central pickup location at 8:45AM. We am to depart at 9:00AM so please plan your trip accordingly to avoid delays.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Helen & Joey Estate-Yarra Valley, 12-14 Spring Lane, Gruyere, Victoria 3770 Australia

On most days, this will be our visit winery.

Helen & Joey Estate is a winery located in the Yarra Valley region of Australia. The winery produces a range of premium wines, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz, and offers wine tastings and tours of its vineyards and facilities. The estate features a restaurant, cellar door, and outdoor seating area with scenic views of the surrounding countryside.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Soumah, 18 Hexham Road, Gruyere, Victoria 3770 Australia

This is usually our second winery stop. We'll enjoy a tasting here followed by lunch.

Soumah is a boutique winery located in the Yarra Valley, Australia. They specialize in producing Italian and French varietals such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Nebbiolo, and Brachetto. Their wines are known for their elegance and complexity, reflecting the unique terroir of the Yarra Valley. Soumah also offers a range of food and wine experiences, including tastings, tours, and a restaurant serving Italian-inspired cuisine.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Yering Station, 38 Melba Hwy, Yering, Victoria 3770 Australia

This is usually our final winery. We'll enjoy a tasting here with an opportunity to explore their lovely estate.

Yering Station is a renowned winery in the Yarra Valley, offering a wide range of high-quality wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Established in 1838, the winery features a stunning estate and historic cellar door, providing visitors with a unique wine-tasting experience. In addition to wine, Yering Station also offers fine dining at their restaurant and hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Payten & Jones Wines, 3 Lilydale Rd, Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia

We occasionally visit this winery on weekends for wine tastings.
If we do, this would be our 3rd winery.

Payten & Jones is a small winery in the Yarra Valley known for its handcrafted wines made from local grapes. Their focus is on producing high-quality wines that express the unique terroir of the region. The winery offers a range of wines, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and more. They also have a cozy cellar door where visitors can taste their wines and learn about their winemaking process.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Coldstream Brewery, 694 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC 3770, Australia

This is usually either our last or second last stop. We'll have tasting paddles or glass of beer/cider.

Coldstream Brewery is a local craft brewery located in the Yarra Valley. They specialize in producing a range of handcrafted beers and ciders made with high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Visitors can enjoy tasting paddles of their brews while taking in the scenic views of the surrounding countryside. The brewery also offers a menu of tasty pub fare, making it a popular destination for both beer enthusiasts and foodies alike.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Four Pillars Distillery, 2a Lilydale Rd, Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia

On some days such as Mondays & Tuesdays, we'll visit Four Pillars Gin Distillery to enjoy their tasting paddles.

Four Pillars Distillery is a renowned gin distillery located in the Yarra Valley. They offer a range of handcrafted gin varieties, including their award-winning Rare Dry Gin and Navy Strength Gin. The distillery also offers guided tours and tastings, as well as a cocktail bar and retail space. They pride themselves on using local and native ingredients in their gin-making process, and have gained a reputation for their unique and high-quality products.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, 35 Old Healesville Rd Cnr Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775 Australia

This is usually either our 4th or last stop of the day.

The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery is a popular attraction in the Yarra Valley, known for their wide variety of handmade chocolates and delicious ice cream. Visitors can watch the chocolatiers at work, sample their products, and purchase gifts to take home. The venue also offers chocolate-making classes, high teas, and other events throughout the year.

Duration: 35 minutes

Sample Menu

• Antipasti - Shared antipasti boards including cured meats, pickled and roasted vegetables served with crostini
• Pollo Saltimbocca - option #1 - Chicken stuffed with sundried tomato, sage, wrapped in prosciutto, pine nut, farro and caper salad
• Pesce - option #2 - Spanish Mackerel, baked potato and onion, roasted garlic, sauteed zucchini, spinach, olives
• Pappardelle - option #3 - Slow cooked beef ragu, tomato, cornichon, parsley, pappardelle pasta, parmesan
• Orecchiette - option #4 - Roasted cauliflower, pesto, olive oil, cauliflower puree, pine nuts, orecchiette pasta, reggiano

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Minimum age is 18 years"
"Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Near public transportation"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 08:45 AM
Duration: 8 Hours 30 Minutes
Start location: St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • All wine tasting fees at three distinct hand-picked wineries
  • 2 course style lunch (usually shared antipasto then mains) with a glass of wine at a winery
  • Visit a local craft brewery to enjoy a glass or tasting paddle of beer or cider (included in price).
  • Visit Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-creamery

Not Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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