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Yarra Valley Winery Tour from Melbourne Including Lunch and Yarra Valley...
Ranked #10 of 99 Food & Drink in Melbourne
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We will take you to gorgeous Yarra Valley Wineries and Vineyards with expansive views as well as intimate boutique wineries where you can enjoy a delicious wine pairing and conversations with experienced sommeliers. Join-In Yarra Valley Wine Tours provide a social and light-hearted way to enjoy the best the Valley has to offer. Enjoy wine tastings at four wineries, an a la carte lunch and a visit to the famous Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery. Our Private Yarra Valley Wine Tours give you a dedicated tour guide in your own private vehicle. You may choose which wineries, breweries and distilleries you wish to visit or we can help you plan a tour based on your preferences.
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Ever wonder why a champagne bottle has a concave indentation at its base (a punt)? Well, you can get that question and many others answered on this informative and enjoyable day tour from Melbourne. Our Wine Bus driver and guide, David, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly, and had a great rapport with staff at the wineries we visited. I had a fabulous time with a group of complete strangers and no doubt the credit goes to David for creating such a congenial atmosphere. The wine and cider tastings were good, the lovely lunch at Oakridge Winery was nicer and tastier than I could have imagined. The Yarra Valley and distant mountain views were memorable. I was grateful that the tour was simply focused on wine, and did not include cheese, chocolate, beer or any other sort of tastings! In fact, if anything, I wish we could have visited one more winery, but I can't complain about much. We started the day at Domaine Chandon, touring the facility before other groups arrived, before sitting down to a glass of sparkling wine with accompanying nibbles. In addition to wine tastings at Chandon and Oakridge, we also visited the smaller wineries of Punt Road, which also makes pear and apple ciders, and Soumah, which focuses on Italian varietals, including savagnin (tastes like Albarinho). I highly recommend this as a day tour while visiting Melbourne. They picked me up on Franklin St., close to Queen Victoria Market. This was not the most serene or pleasant place to wait as a steady stream of cars belched out exhaust, which was a particular drag as my pick-up was late, but I guess it was convenient. A hotel pick-up would have been better. Please note they do not accept AMEX cards.

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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Wonderful tour of the Yarra Valley vineyards with personable and humorous host. Good balance visiting 4 differing vineyards and great lunch at Oakridge. Lovely weather added to the experience. Good knowledgable commentary of the wines and region but could have done with some commentary about the basics of Melbourne when heading out of the city and about the hills we were driving through to the valley.

Thank Darolin303
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Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

We booked this last minute and were very happy with our decision. We got picked up from the Melbourne CBD and driven by Paul in a clean and comfortable mini van. There was 13 in the group. Went to 3 excellent wineries and 1 good winery. It was a great day. The only way to improve the day would be to go somewhere that sells cheese or chocolates

Thank Tobypenny
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

There were 10 of us on the trip, and we knew each other really well by the end - great way to meet people from all over. The guide, Dave, was friendly and knowledgeable, and was an excellent host to us all. We saw some very nice places, and tasted some very nice wines and ciders. Highly recommended, even if you are not a wine buff. We ended the day with alot more knowledge about wines and the wine making process, and also had some nice wines and cider to enjoy over our time in Melbourne.

Thank Kelvin L
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

We booked out tour based on reviews and were not disappointed at all. We booked last minute, and they were still able to accomodate us. We learned a lot about various wines from our knowledgable and enthusiastic guide and the various winery staff. We were also able to purchase several wines and the last stop on our tour is shipping us wine to Canada for a very decent price! Fantastic!

Thank Candis D
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