Situated right on the doorstep of Melbourne, the beautiful Yarra Valley is famous for its fine wines and gourmet cuisine.

Wine connoisseurs will truly find their niche here.

With more than 300 vineyards and 160 wineries, the region is renowned for its pinot noir, Shiraz, chardonnay and aromatic cabernet sauvignon.

Venture into the Valley and discover award-winning wineries, spectacular natural landscapes and more.

Tour this beautiful region in chauffeur driven luxury before tantalizing your taste buds with some food and wine.

Here’s a look at some of the top Yarra Valley wine tasting tours you can enjoy from Melbourne.

1. Yarra Valley Balloon Flight and Winery Tour

Escape into the beautiful Yarra Valley for a full day of great wine, gourmet lunch and unspoiled natural beauty.

Kick start a marvelous day out in the Yarra Valley by going on a magical hot air balloon flight at sunrise.

Enjoy memorable aerial views of the region with its vineyards and rolling hills.

After that, once back on ground you can enjoy a champagne breakfast.

Go on a tour of 4 of the premium wineries in the region and enjoy cellar door tastings.

Savor a delicious gourmet lunch at the splendid Balgownie Estate.

At the esteemed Domaine Chandon winery, you can top it all off with another glass of bubbly.

Finally, you can continue exploring Yarra Valley on your own or enjoy the complimentary return transport to Melbourne.

What’s included on this wine tour?

  • Hotel Pickup and drop off.
  • 12 hour tour with an expert guide.
  • Balloon flight over Yarra Valley.
  • Breakfast and lunch.
  • Wine tastings at 4 wineries: Balgownie Estate, Punt Road, Yering Farm and Domaine Chandon.

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2. Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise

If you’re out for a special experience, look no further than this sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley.

An ideal choice for couples, this group tour is limited to sixteen people to guarantee intimacy.

This hot-air balloon experience starts with pickup from your hotel in Melbourne or a designated Yarra Valley meeting point.

Upon arrival, you’ll board the hot-air balloon for ascent into the sky, simultaneously as the sun ascends.

Float over the vineyards of Yarra Valley at sunrise when the landscapes are at their most magical.

Listen to commentary on the scenery floating by.

In addition, you can upgrade and include hotel transfers and a sparkling wine breakfast.

Choose from an a la carte menu accompanied by sparkling wine, orange juice, tea or coffee.

What’s included on this wine tour?

  • Hotel Pickup and drop off.
  • 1 hour hot-air balloon flight with an expert guide.
  • Balloon flight over Yarra Valley.
  • Gourmet breakfast.

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3. Yarra Valley Beer and Wine Tours from Melbourne by Classic Convertible

Journey in style as you discover the flavors of the Yarra Valley.

For one hour, a friendly chauffeur will drive you down pleasant country roads in a vintage Chevrolet convertible with the top down.

Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face while cruising through the vineyards and rolling hills.

Your tour will begin with pickup at St. Paul’s church in central Melbourne, or go for a midmorning pickup at select hotels.

Make stopovers at multiple boutique wineries and breweries for guided tastings of craft beer and regional wine.

Customize your experience by choosing from 4 different tour options, with some including a gourmet lunch.

Make your booking based on your preference for beer or wine.

This small group tour is limited to 4 people to guarantee a personalized experience.

What’s included on this wine tour?

  • Hotel Pickup and drop off.
  • 6 hour tour with a friendly chauffeur.
  • Cruise through Yarra Valley.
  • Gourmet lunch.
  • Wine and beer tastings at Dominique Portet and Greenstone Winery.

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4. Yarra Valley Wine Tour from Melbourne

Indulge in Yarra Valley’s culinary delights on this full day food and wine tour.

This tour starts with a morning pickup from your hotel in Melbourne.

Board a comfy mini-coach with cooler boxes to store any en route food or wine purchases.

Enjoy the short scenic drive to 2 boutique wineries where you will learn about the region’s wines.

At Gateway Estate Farmhouse, you can enjoy a tour of the greenhouse and tastings of fresh local produce.

A guide will provide commentary about sustainable farming.

After that visit the rustic Napoleon Brewery and Ciderhouse for some beer tapping and sample ale and cider kegs.

In addition, satisfy your sweet tooth with samples of handmade ice cream and chocolates at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery.

What’s included on this wine tour?

  • Hotel Pickup and drop off.
  • 10 hour tour with an expert guide.
  • Wine tour of Yarra Valley.
  • Italian style lunch.
  • Wine tastings at Rochford, Yering Station, and Domaine Chandon.

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5. Ultimate Yarra Valley with Epicurean Food and Wine Tours

This small group tour is limited to ten people for an intimate wine tasting experience.

Enjoy an itinerary customized to satisfy the most discerning of foodies and wine connoisseurs.

Your tour will begin with pickup from your hotel in central Melbourne.

Travel aboard an air-conditioned minivan for one hour into the heart of Yarra Valley.

Enjoy the scenic drive through the lush countryside and suburbs of Melbourne.

Your first stop is at De Bortoli Winery where you can sample regional wines and cheeses.

After that, you can enjoy a two course lunch among the vineyards.

Next, head over to the Dixons Creek Estate and meet their winemakers.

Finally, stop at the Coldstream Hills Winery where you can marvel at tiered vineyards before sampling their wines.

What’s included on this wine tour?

  • Hotel Pickup and drop off.
  • 8 hour tour with an expert guide.
  • Food and wine tour through Yarra Valley.
  • Two-course gourmet lunch.
  • Wine tastings at 3 wineries: De Bortoli, Dixons Creek Estate and Coldstream Hills.

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6. Yarra Valley Wine Tasting with Perfect Day Tours

Perfect Day tours are crafted to deliver just what the customer is looking for.

A scenic drive to the Yarra Valley through the Warrandyte Forest is a must.

At the Domaine Chandon Winery, you can enjoy a lovely glass of bubbly while taking in Yarra Valley’s spectacular views.

Head over to the historic Coombe Estate, one of the grandest and oldest in the area.

Enjoy a wine tasting at the cellar door, go on a guided tour and dine at their highly acclaimed restaurant.

After that, visit Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery for its wide selection of fine chocolates and confectioneries.

Shop for gifts for friends and family or simply indulge your sweet tooth.

At the Warramunda Estate, enjoy tastings of an array of red and white wines.

Finally, at the Dominique Portet Winery, enjoy a wine tasting of their standout Cabernet Sauvignon and Heathcote Shiraz.

What’s included on this wine tour?

  • Hotel Pickup and drop off.
  • 8 hour tour with an expert guide.
  • Lunch
  • Wine tastings at 3 wineries: Domain Chandon, Coombe, Warramunda and Dominique Portet.

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7. Yarra Valley Gourmet Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

Discover the best of Yarra Valley on this small group food and wine ecotour from Melbourne.

Begin your tour with pickup from centrally located hotels in Melbourne.

Enjoy wine tastings at the acclaimed De Bortoli Winery, one of the largest wine producers in Australia.

Sample their incredible range of cool climate wines.

After that, stop by Yering Station for some more tastings of premium wine.

Savor a delicious lunch at the Rochford Winery.

Finally, the tour will showcase gourmet artisans and local farmers of the region with informative and delicious chocolate and cheese tastings. 

What’s included on this wine tour?

  • Hotel Pickup and drop off.
  • 8 hour tour with an expert guide.
  • Food and wine ecotour of the Yarra Valley.
  • Gourmet lunch.
  • Wine tastings at 3 wineries including De Bortoli, Yering Station and Rochford Winery.

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8. 2-Day Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Luxury Vineyard Resort Stay

Enjoy the delights of Yarra Valley with this indulgent two-day spa retreat at the luxurious Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort.

A real gem, Balgownie offers spectacular views and a great display on the history of winemaking.

Learn more about Australian wines with expertly guided champagne and wine tastings.

Enjoy a delicious lunch of regional specialties.

Make the most of the gym, tennis courts and swimming pool.

For the complete experience, add a spa treatment or massage at the Natskin Spa Retreat. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the fertile Yarra Valley.

This small group tour is limited to 24 people to guarantee personalized attention.

It includes round-trip transportation from Melbourne and overnight accommodation.

What’s included on this wine tour?

  • Hotel Pickup and drop off.
  • 2-day tour with an expert guide.
  • Wine tour of Yarra Valley.
  • Breakfast and lunch.
  • Wine tastings at 4 wineries: Steels Gates Wines, Balgownie Estate, Yering Farm and Domaine Chandon.

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9. Tour for Two: Private Yarra Valley Luxury Food and Wine-Tasting Day Trip

Enjoy this private seven hour tour customized for a special celebration in the Yarra Valley.

The tour includes exclusive and private guided cellar door tastings at leading boutique wineries.

The friendly, informative and professional private guide guarantees a more personalized experience.

At every venue, you will be surprised and delighted by a special event.

At De Bortoli Estate, enjoy wine and cheese pairings.

Visit Dominique Portet for wine and chocolate tastings.

In addition, you will indulge in a two course a la carte lunch paired with a glass of wine.

Pickup is from select Yarra Valley accommodation or the Melbourne City Centre hotels and accommodation.

The tour is in a luxurious Mercedes to ensure you travel in style and comfort.

What’s included on this wine tour?

  • Hotel Pickup and drop off.
  • 7 hour tour with a private guide.
  • Food and wine tasting in Yarra Valley.
  • A la carte lunch.
  • Wine tastings at 4 wineries: De Bortoli, Dominique Portet, Tokar Estate and Tramonto.

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10. Yarra Valley Local Produce & Wine Tasting Tour optional Eureka Skydeck

Discover the delicious food, wine and cider of Yarra Valley on this full day tour from Melbourne.

Sample artisan handmade cheeses and fresh fruit at the Gateway Estate.

Indulge your sweet tooth with gourmet chocolates from the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie.

With more than 250 truffle and chocolate products, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

After that, visit Dominique Portet Winery for a picnic lunch and wine tasting.

At Napoleone Brewery and Ciderhouse you can enjoy the views as you sip on cider.

Cruise past fruit orchards and vineyards as your expert local guide shares informative commentary about the history of Yarra Valley.

Included is a ticket for the Eureka Skydeck and Edge Experience to enjoy when you get back to Melbourne.

What’s included on this wine tour?

  • Hotel Pickup and drop off.
  • 24 hour tour with an expert guide.
  • Local produce and wine tasting in Yarra Valley.
  • Italian style lunch.
  • Wine and cider tastings at Dominique Portet, Killara and Napoleone.

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11. Yarra Valley Cider and Beer Tour from Melbourne

Discover the craft beer culture of Yarra Valley on this guided tour from Melbourne.

Your guide will pick you up in a comfy air conditioned coach for a scenic one hour drive into Yarra Valley.

Get to meet other brewing enthusiasts and socialize.

Make stopovers at 5 unique breweries along the Yarra Valley Cider and Ale Trail.

Sample local cider and beer as you learn more about craft brewing.

At Napoleone Ciders, sample cider made from estate-grown fruit.

At St Ronan’s Cider, taste lively crisp ciders, wine and port.

When you get hungry, head over to Hargreaves Hill for a delicious lunch.

Next, stop at Coldstream Brewery to sample seasonal ciders and a pub snack.

This social and relaxed tour has the gourmet lunch and all tastings included.

What’s included on this wine tour?

  • Hotel Pickup and drop off.
  • 7 hour tour with an expert guide.
  • Cider and beer tour of Yarra Valley.
  • Gourmet lunch.
  • Cider and beer tastings at 5 breweries: Napoleone, St. Ronan’s, Coldstream, Hargreaves Hill and Riders.

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12. De Bortoli Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting Tour

Escape the city and go on a wine tasting experience at De Bortoli Winery.

This small group tour is limited to guarantee an intimate experience.

Upon arrival, your local guide will meet you for a seated personalized gourmet cheese and wine tasting in the Trophy Room.

For the next hour, you will sample a selection of older and current vintages all served with a gourmet cheese platter.

Learn about the wine profiles and specialties of the Yarra Valley region.

After your tastings, tuck into a three course Italian style lunch with wine pairings.

A dessert of tea and coffee with homemade biscotti is included.

Guests can purchase wines at the cellar door and have them shipped overseas.

What’s included on this wine tour?

  • Hotel Pickup and drop off.
  • 4 hour tour with an expert guide.
  • Food and wine tasting at De Bortoli.
  • Gourmet lunch.

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