Join our new Yarra Valley Tour and enjoy wine tastings at 3 spectacular Yarra Valley wineries plus a local cheese platter with your expert guide and small group on this express tour from Melbourne.
1300 at Eureka Skydeck
|Min: 2 adults
Max: 11 people
Mon, Wed, Fri
Yarra Valley Tour Itinerary
Firstly, your expert Oceania Tours Guide will pick you up from your hotel and transport you in a small group of no more than 11 passengers allowing plenty of time to chat to your guide and fellow travellers.
Upon arrival in the Valley, your Yarra Valley Tour will commence with three sensational wineries, providing you the opportunity to enjoy tastings of their finest cool climate wines against a stunning background.
At one of the wineries we will include a local cheese tasting platter to accompany the wines.
Finally, your guide will then take you back to Melbourne.
Highlights & Inclusions
- Small group Yarra Valley Tour
- Pick up from Melbourne City Hotels
- Wine Tastings at 3 Wineries
- Cheese Platter at one winery
The Yarra Valley
The Yarra Valley is synonymous with world-class cool climate wines and this stunning wine region is located only a stone’s throw from Melbourne.
It is suitably named for the majestic Yarra River or Birrarung that flows through the region. The river was significant to the Indigenous Wurundjeri people. In the language of the Wurundjeri people, Birrarung means Place of Mists and Shadows. You will understand the significance of this once on our arrival in the valley, especially if you travel with us during the winter. Interestingly, the Wurundjeri people lived around the Yarra Valley for over 30,000 years and the Yarra River was central to their survival.
The Yarra Valley is one of the oldest wine regions in Australia. The first vines were planted in the 1830s on the property which is today known as Chateau Yering. Interestingly, wine production stopped in 1921 due to the popularity of fortified wines but thankfully, the winemakers returned to the Valley in the late 1960s. They have, of course, been making world-class cool climate wines ever since.
It is no coincidence that the French Chateau Moet et Chandon chose the Yarra Valley as an ideal region to make their famous sparkling wine. You will be able to taste their exquisite and therefore best-known varietals; Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Tastings can be conducted at cellar doors all year round. Famous wine labels include De Bortoli, Yering Station, Dominique Portet, Rochford, Oakridge, Coldstream Hills and of course, Domaine Chandon.