Adrain was very informative and entertaining. Great tour and wine tasting. A must take tour from Melbourne!!
Restaurant lunch at Rochford Wines
Tastings at Balgownie Estate & Yering Station
Dessert at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
A Day of Delights in Victoria’s Gourmet Wonderland
While the Yarra Valley is a world-renowned wine growing region, wine is only half the story of this gourmet wonderland and our tour provides a fine blend of the very best of the region’s wines and other gourmet produce. Sample expertly made cheeses, chocolates, wines, and more on this Yarra Valley day tour in foodie heaven!
- Adult (16+): AUD $145
- Child (0-15): AUD $125 (children can accompany parents on this tour but only those over the age of 18 can consume alcohol)
(Enquire for group discounts for groups of 5 people or more)
Use promo code BFDiscount to avoid additional booking fees
8:00 – 9:00 AM
Inner-city pickup service from most accommodation providers and specified pickup points.
Monday to Sunday, year-round
8 hours (return to Melbourne at about 5:00 PM)
Maximum of 24 guests
- All transfers and commentary
- Experienced and informative guide
- All entry fees and taxes
- Free onboard Wi-Fi
- Access to our free translation app
- Wine tastings at Balgownie Estate and Yering Station
- Tastings of cheese and other produce at a dairy
- Restaurant lunch at Rochford Winery
- Handcrafted chocolate tasting at the Yarra Valley
Meals other than stated
What to bring
Appropriate clothing for all weather
Good to Know
- Legal drinking age in Australia is 18 years, please carry relevant ID.
- Please note you must arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to your allocated pickup time.
- No prams or strollers permitted.
- We are able to provide an infant seat (0-3 years) or a child booster seat (4-8 years) free of charge. Please note we have only a limited number available each day and they must be pre-booked. Contact us with your request and provide the age of your child along with your confirmation number and booking details.
- Download the Go West Tours app from the App Store or Google Play prior to your departure for access to our tour language commentary. Available in Arabic, Malay, Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, and Hindi.
Taste some of the valley’s freshest fruits, juices, and other local products at Yarra Farm Fresh
Sample wine and cheese at the iconic Balgownie Estate – one of the great wineries of the Yarra Valley
Taste the valley’s freshest cheeses at the Yarra Valley Dairy
Enjoy a delicious lunch at Rochford Wines – choose from four different meal options and enjoy a glass of Rochford’s quality wine
Sip away at a wine tasting in one of Australia’s great wineries, Yering Station
Enjoy an exclusive chocolate tasting at the valley’s sweetest location, The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
What You’ll Do
We start the day with an exclusive farm gate visit at Yarra Farm Fresh, for a palate-cleansing fruit tasting experience. At this boutique, third-generation orchard, we’ll sample a range of seasonal fruits and other local produce. We will also learn a little about the wide range of farm-fresh fruits grown on the property.
Next, we travel to one of the valley’s true icons, Balgownie Estate where we’ll enjoy a tasting from their extensive range of quality wines. We’ll learn how to swirl, sniff, and slurp like true connoisseurs while tasting some of the very finest cool climate wines.
The amazing produce at the Yarra Valley Dairy will truly melt in your mouth. The cheeses here are truly stunning and will have your tastebuds working overtime!
Our lunch is at the fabulous Rochford Wines where our guests can choose from four different main meals, with a glass of wine and tea or coffee. Take some time to explore the gift shop, or perhaps climb the spiral staircase to enjoy the panoramic views from Rochford’s famous lookout tower.
After lunch, we make our way to one of Australia’s great wineries and a member of the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Yering Station. Home of Victoria’s oldest vineyards, first planted in 1838, the wines here are of exceptional quality and a tasting is not to be missed.
Before returning to Melbourne, we’ll visit the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie where you’re welcomed with an exclusive chocolate tasting, displays of thousands of premium chocolates, and European chocolatiers at work handcrafting their chocolate creations.
You will commence the journey home knowing that you have enjoyed the very best that the Yarra Valley has to offer.
FAQs for the Yarra Valley Gourmet Tour
The Yarra Valley is a cool-climate wine growing region, so the wines produced here are typically quite light and fruity. Each of our wine tasting locations will provide a selection of around half-a-dozen of their wines, typically commencing with a light white wine and finishing with a red wine, or perhaps even a dessert wine. If there is a wine in their range that isn’t included in the winery’s selection on the day, feel free to ask the winery staff if you may taste a different wine, as they are keen to showcase the wines you’re most interested in sampling.
Yes, the standard lunch menu at Rochford Wines includes both gluten-free and vegetarian options. If your dietary requirements are more specialised than this (e.g. vegan), please be sure to make a note when placing your booking, so that we can give the kitchen as much notice as possible regarding your particular requirements.
This tour returns to the city at about 5:00 pm. Upon arrival back in the city, your guide will drop off guests in the most efficient manner they can possibly manage.
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Reviews From Our Previous Guests
Our guide, Juliet, made our day one not to forget. Pleasant from the start, she made sure we were all informed about the day ahead and interacted with all groups within the party. She had good knowledge of the wineries and farms and was a lot of fun. Would highly recommend this tour to anybody.
Had a wonderful day with Paul driving our group around the Yarra Valley. Friendly, relaxed and didn’t feel rushed on to next spot. (…) Thoroughly enjoyed all the taste sensations and Aussie hospitality. (…)