CONVERTIBLE WINE TOUR YARRA VALLEY (Price per car) - Melbourne
This tour comprises visiting the wineries at Yarra Valley. Select your own or leave it to us.
We start at Domaine Chandon established in 1986. The Australian Winery of the French Champagne house of Moet and Chandon known for Sparkling wines.
Next Cold Stream Hills founded by renowned wine writer James Halliday in 1985.
From here to Warramate Winery a small family run winery with vines that are dry-grown hand pruned and harvested.
Followed by Dominique Portet Winery a centuries old wine making family. The Portet family holds possibly an unmatched record in the Australian wine industry. Dominique is the ninth generation in his family to be committed to winemaking. His family has had links with the wine industry since 1720 in his native Bordeaux. Here you get to see first hand the wine production method and talk to the local wine makers.
We offer you Lunch at the well known 'Yering Station' or Chateau Yering's 'Sweet Water Cafe'.
After lunch we travel to Punt Road Winery a friendly and welcoming Award Winning Winery then to Sticks Winery a lively unique and renowned Winery.
Next is DeBortoli Winery, interesting wine from some of the oldest vines in the valley. Fantastic cheese and wine tastings with Italian style ambience. We introduce you to the highly respected and well known Richard Thomas a cheese maker for over 30 years. You can sample taste or buy at your pleasure.
Now if time permits we visit Balgownie Estate Vineyard established by the now legendary winemaker Stuart Anderson in 1969. This vineyard was the first vineyard planted in the Bendigo district more than 80 years ago. This is one of Australia's great small vineyard famed for its long lived Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
Last is finishing off. We tour back to Melbourne the back way across Christmas Hills and Kangaroo Ground.
(This is where we would like to take you, but its up to you whether you do all these wineries in the time allocated within 7 hours. WE DO NOT RUSH!! )