Discover a selection of savory wines on this all-inclusive Chevy tour for 4 passengers. Enjoy a Mediterranean platter with a bottle of wine as you learn the history of each winery in this beautiful region. Walk away as an expert in Yarra Valley wines.
What to Expect
Start at Punt Road Winery a friendly and welcoming award-winning winery owned by the Napoleone Family that have been Orchardists in the Yarra Valley since the 1940s. They planted their first vineyards in 1983 and have since become highly regarded for their Yarra Valley Punt Road label.
Next, continue toward Cold Stream Hills Winery founded by renowned wine writer James Halliday in 1985. After tasting some delicious wine there, head toward Yarra Yering Winery, one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards. Then, continue forth to Med Hurst Winery, a small family-run winery.
Follow this with the Dominique Portet Winery, a centuries-old winemaking family. The Portet family holds possibly an unmatched record in the Australian wine industry. Enjoy a lunch here, a delicious Mediterranean platter of local produce and fresh crunchy bread with a bottle of wine.
After lunch, travel toward Maddens Rise Winery, where the philosophy is to maintain, preserve, and, where possible and appropriate ecologically, enhance the natural vineyard environment by embracing the use of ‘biological’ farming practices. Visit Greenstone Winery, one of Yarra Valley's most progressive wineries with award-winning wines sold both nationally and in key markets around the world. Here, enjoy a cheese platter and complementary wines.
Then, continue toward Coombe Farm, one of the oldest and largest family-owned vineyard estates still owned and occupied by the descendants of Melbourne's Dame Nellie Melba. Coombe Farm is the place for premium viticulture and delicious wines. Stop at Debortoli Winery for some of the oldest wines in the valley. Founded by world-famous cheesemaker Richard Debortoli, the winery was the first to have an established cheese room and things have only advanced from there. Sample wines in the old-style Italian ambience or just browse at your leisure.
Now, if time permits, visit the Balgownie Estate Vineyard established by the now-legendary winemaker Stuart Anderson in 1969. This vineyard was the first vineyard planted in the Bendigo district over 80 years ago. It is one of Australia's great small vineyards famed for its long-lived Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
Finally, head back to Melbourne along the Yarra Valley Hinterland through Warrandyte or Kangaroo Ground.
These wineries are just a guideline, and you are welcome to choose your own. Decide how many wineries you'd like to visit in the 6 hours of allotted time; no need to feel rushed if you are enjoying talking and tasting at a particular winery. It's all about relaxing and having a good time. However, lunch is pre-booked, and must be made on time.
- Tastings at 4 Wineries
- Lunch is a Mediterranean Platter with a bottle of Wine
- 4 Cheese Platter
Know Before You Go
• You will need to bring a hat, sunglasses and warm coat, plus a sense of adventure
• Please note, you will need to contact tour operator within 24 hours of booking
• Price is per car and we can seat up to 4 passengers. There are 2 cars available
• Cancellations may occur due to weather conditions. If this occurs a re-booking can be requested by the customer