Award-winning vineyards, delicious local produce and incredible views are just a few reasons why you should visit the Yarra Valley in 2023.
The Yarra Valley is a stunning winery region located just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, Australia. With rolling hills, plentiful vineyards and the flowing waters of the Yarra River, the Yarra Valley is the perfect place for a day trip. To discover more of the food and wine Melbourne is known for – the Yarra Valley is the place to visit in 2023.
Here’s why you should visit the Yarra Valley in 2023
The Yarra Valley is home to some of the country’s best wineries, with more than 90 vineyards producing a wide range of wines, specialising in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Wine tasting is a must when visiting the Yarra Valley, with many vineyards offering tastings and tours. If you’re looking for a more intimate experience, book a private tour or tasting, where you can learn about the history and the winemaking process. On our Yarra Valley Gourmet Tour, you can visit three wineries for tastings and lunch – as well as enjoying local produce tastings at other great locations.
For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the Yarra Valley wine region has plenty to offer. Take a walk along the Yarra River, or hike up to the top of Mount Toolebewong for breathtaking views of the valley below. For a more relaxing experience, you can float above the vineyards in a hot air balloon and take in the stunning scenery from above. On our tour you have the chance to wander through the gardens, vineyards and orchards and discover the world of wine and produce that has made this region so famous.
Tasty local produce
Food is also an important part of the Yarra Valley experience – and a perfect match for the wine. The Yarra Valley is home to fresh, seasonal produce and a large range of restaurants and cafes, from casual eateries to fine dining establishments. On tour we visit three different locations to taste fruits, chocolate and cheese. We also indulge in a gourmet winery lunch – a highlight of the day tour.
The Yarra Valley is not just a destination for the adult. There are plenty of great activities for the kids as well. You can take a stroll through the gardens at the TarraWarra Museum of Art, or head to the Funfields theme park to try out a variety of rides, attractions, and activities for the whole family. You can also visit the many Australian animals at Healesville Sanctuary. On our tour we visit the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery for a sweet treat. We indulge in a chocolate tasting and you can taste-test the icecreams as well.
In conclusion, the Yarra Valley is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a relaxing escape from the city. With its stunning scenery, delicious food and wine, and a range of outdoor and indoor activities, the Yarra Valley is the perfect place to visit in 2023. So come and join us on a Yarra Valley Gourmet Tour.
Join us on tour!
For those looking to experience the best of the region’s culinary offerings, our tour is the perfect choice. Our Gourmet Tour provides a unique food and wine experience. Showcasing the best of the Yarra Valley’s local produce, wines, and restaurants.
We have years of experience operating tours in the region. Therefore we have built a reputation for delivering high-quality tours that are both informative and enjoyable
On the tour, you will visit three of the Yarra Valley’s best wineries. Here you can taste a range of local wines and learn about the winemaking process. You will also visit local food producers, including cheese makers and berry farms. Thats where you can sample some of the freshest and most delicious produce available. The tour also includes a visit to Rochford WInes. You will enjoy a three-course meal made from fresh, seasonal ingredients. We finish the tour with a delightful chocolate tasting experience.
The Yarra Valley Gourmet Tour is a full-day experience. We depart Melbourne in the morning and return in the late afternoon. We aim to showcase the highlights of the region and its offerings. It’s a perfect choice if you are looking for a truly immersive food and wine experience.
Check out more information about the Yarra Valley Gourmet Tour and to book your spot on our tour today!
Written by: Leah Furey – Digital Content Coordinator @gowest.com.au