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Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wine, Gin, Cheese & Chocolate Tour35 Reviews
Take a day trip from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley, Victoria's oldest wine region, to savor the flavors of the area. Stop at five venues to sample wine, gin, and chocolate.
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- Feel an explosion of flavors as sparkling bubbles awaken your palate
- Sample the best wine, gin, beer, chocolate, and food in Yarra Valley
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- Taste award-winning wines with sweeping views across the majestic valley
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DescriptionWe have over 450 Five Star Google Reviews! Join a full-day wine tour in the Yarra Valley and discover some of the best wineries in Victoria, just an hour's drive from Melbourne. Stop at five venues to sample wine, gin, food and chocolate. 8.50am - After pickup from the front steps of St. Paul's Cathedral, we depart promptly at 9am for Yarra Valley. Make your first stop at Soumah of Yarra Valley for a wine tasting of red and white wines. Learn how the cool climate allows this winery to specialize in styles and varieties typical to northern Italy and southeastern France, such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 11am - Sit down at a table at Four Pillars Gin Distillery for a gin paddle. Pick your choice of mixer to help wash down the four samples of gin they give you. Or you can have a glass of wine or a can of beer. OR 11am - Payten and Jones for a wine tasting if gin isn't your thing. This is a 10 second walk from Four Pillars, so we can easily split the group in two here depending on your preference. 12.15pm - Lunch at Quarters restaurant @ St Hubert's where you buy your own food and drink. (This gives you more choice on what to have for your lunch). Look around their indigenous art gallery on the floor below the cellar door. If you have your own food, you can eat it on the bus, or head to the restaurant to buy yourself a beer or a wine. - If you are quick with lunch, we will happily run you to Domaine Chandon for a photo opportunity of the beautiful view. It depends on their busyness as to whether they can offer you a seat, where you can buy yourself a quick sparkling wine. **This is a bonus stop and is NOT always possible on Saturday and Sunday.** 2pm - Yering Farm Wines for a guided tasting of four wines and a sample of their cider. The rustic tasting room, a resurrected hay shed beside the lambing nursery and orchard on the farm. The original 'Yeringa' sign was recovered and adorns the entrance. Pull up a stool or lean on the worn wooden bar as you are treated to a presentation of boutique wines, all grown and made on site. - The Yarra Valley Dairy in on route to the Chocolaterie, so you can hop out and buy yourself some cheese to take home with you. **This is a bonus stop. We do not do a cheese tasting here. We just stop here to allow cheese lovers to buy local cheese.** 3.15pm - Yarra Valley Chocolaterie for free chocolate samples or to buy yourself an ice-cream. 4pm - We head back to Melbourne to arrive back at Federation Square for 5.15pm.
IncludesTour guide Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle Bottled water Wine tastings, gin, and chocolate
- A lunch stop is made at Quarters restaurant @ St Hubert's Estate where all dietary requirements are catered to. You can also bring your own food. Travel in a 14-seater Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van