Our Yarra Valley wine tours take in some spectacular scenery

Australian Wine Tour Co: Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Specialists

While it’s the valley’s cool climate that helps wineries make its wines so special, visitors have wonderful memories of their Yarra Valley wine tours no matter what time of year. From amazing blue skies and a warming sun to a patchwork of dazzling autumn leaves, the full bloom of ripe fruit on the vine or a cosy open fire with delicious wine to warm every heart, every season has a its own beauty and charm making this region of Victoria a must see!

It’s Not Just the Wine, Enjoy the Yarra Valley

The days can be filled with activities or not depending on your vision. Enjoy relaxing walks, unwind at one of the many day spas, or maybe get your heart pumping with an exhilarating hot air balloon ride over the vines. Or, just sit back and soak up the Yarra Valley atmosphere sipping wine and enjoying superb food and remarkable scenery – it’s all at your feet for you to decide.

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What happens on your Yarra Valley Wine tour?

All of our tours are sure to leave you with a full belly and a smile! Visit Victoria’s world-renowned Yarra Valley wineries on a day trip from Melbourne that includes many delicious tastings and a picturesque lunch by the vineyards.

You’ll tour one of our four beloved winery partners in the valley, visiting a combination of Greenstone Vineyard, Soumah of Yarra Valley, Yering Farm, and Balgownie Estate — all the while, learning about the flavours, terroir, the history and more!

Your Yarra Valley wine tour is the perfect introduction to the stunning Yarra Valley wine region, with transfers available from several selected locations in Melbourne.

Here’s your Itinerary

Although no two winery tours are the same, here is an example of what you might expect on your day with Australian Wine Tour Co.

(8 hours total tour time from pick up to drop off)

  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points close to many CBD hotels, booked ahead of time
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Wine tastings at four Yarra Valley wineries
  • Lunch at Balgownie Estate or equivalent
  • A glass of wine and tea or coffee with lunch per person
  • Wine tasting at Yering Farm Wines
  • Wine tasting and lunch at Balgownie Estate

(N.B.) Returns to original departure points between 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm depending on the traffic conditions each day.

Experience the spellbinding beauty of the Yarra Valley from one of our many tour locations. Once at each winery, you will experience a private tasting experience with your tour group, with no less than four varietals from each unique winery.

You’ll get to meet the winery Vigneron and/or chief winemakers, and have a walkthrough of some of their most popular bottles. And, if you’re lucky, you may even be able to have a sneak preview of some vintages yet to be released!

Some of the Top Wineries We’re Proud to Visit on our Yarra Valley Winery Tours

  • Steels Gate Wines
  • Balgownie Estate
  • Yering Farm Winery
  • Greenstone Wines
  • Soumah Wines
  • Tokar Estate
  • Rochford Wines

Our public winery tour options

Our Daily Public Yarra Valley Wine Experience has an affordable price with an incredibly high-quality product that has made us the most popular winery tour from Melbourne.

Tours to the Yarra Valley region cater to everyone’s needs from wine tasting beginner to backyard sommeliers!

All our driver/guides have extensive wine industry experience as well as exceptional customer service skills. They have come from positions like growers, winemakers and sommeliers. They are passionate and enthusiastic about all things wine and are eager to share their knowledge with you.

Our wonderful tours provide a fun social environment with entertainment and education for every single one of our guests.

Our Private Tour options

Are you in the market for something more private? Here at Australian Wine Tour Co. we have a range of exclusive and private tour options for you to choose from. These private wine tours are perfect for those who already have a large group of family or friends ready to go, and would prefer to spend their special tasting tour with people they know.

As with any of our tours, you will be accompanied by one of our experienced drivers, who have been perfectly selected to take you on your Yarra Valley wine tasting adventure.

These Private tours can take parties of up to 6 people per car and include the following delightful day’s activities:

  • Your Own Personal Friendly Wine Expert Guide with Great Local Knowledge
  • Customised Itinerary to Suit You
  • Private Luxury Vehicle
  • Yarra Valley
  • Ability to Visit other Regional Attractions

For information on availability and pricing, click here!

The Yarra Valley

Victoria’s world-famous Yarra Valley wine region is located a short 45-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD district. It is home to many old-world and some burgeoning new world wine varietals and is known the world over for its misty, crisp and classic white wines.

Since its establishment as a premium Australian wine region in 1838, the climate and resulting cultivation of particular grape varieties have allowed the region to become known the world over for its chardonnay and pinot noir vintages.

It is located in a foggy valley surrounding the Yarra River, making it a prime location for cold weather winemaking.

Where we pick up our tour guests

  • 9:15 am The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins St, Melbourne
  • 9:25 am Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street (cnr Market St), Melbourne
  • 9:35 am QV Melbourne 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
  • 9:40am Grand Hyatt Russell St Entrance, Melbourne
  • 9:45am Her Majesty’s Theatre, 219 Exhibition Street, Melbourne