As one of Australia’s leading wine making regions, just a short drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is an ideal destination for a day trip. With a picturesque backdrop of the Yarra Ranges as well as renowned restaurants throughout the area, wine and food lovers alike will revel in everything the Yarra Valley has to offer.

Delight in an exclusive behind the scenes barrel room tasting with carefully matched Yarra Valley produce at the distinguished Dominique Portet vineyard. The Portet family has been making wine for 10 generations.

Enjoy lunch at one of the region’s picturesque vineyard restaurants, either TarraWarra Estate or Oakridge, followed by more time exploring the region: meeting local characters and sampling wine from boutique wineries such as Yarra Yering and Coldstream Hills. Avoiding the crowds of the larger wineries, the tour will be tailored to suit your tastes.

While in the area, you may also choose to visit Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. Regarded as one of Australia’s leading wildlife reserves, Healesville Sanctuary has over 200 species of Australian birds and animals in pristine Aussie bush land.

Cost
Type Indicative prices
Adult

Price range varies depending on the number of travellers and the time of year. Contact the office to get a quote. Infants aged up to three travel free of charge.

$1,229.00 - $3,995.00

Inclusions

A behind the scenes barrel room wine tasting at Dominique Portet, a cheese platter, wine tastings at three to four vineyards, entry to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary (optional), a two course lunch with a beverage, a local guide providing expert commentary and a luxurious private vehicle with complimentary water.

Days of operation:
  • Tours operate year-round and itineraries can be adapted due to varying weather conditions. Recommended pick up is 9:00am and average duration of tour is eight hours.

Melbourne Private Tours is a full service luxury private touring operator in Melbourne.

They offer a range of carefully crafted itineraries and also provide guests with the opportunity to fully customise their experience to suit their individual needs. Tours are suitable for individuals, families and groups. Extended adventures and incentive group touring are also available in all regions of Victoria.

The Melbourne Private Tours team work closely with their vast network of personal contacts in Melbourne and Victoria to provide guests with immersive and innovative experiences that deliver memorable ‘behind the scenes’ experiences often not available to the general public. You will meet the locals; the artists, farmers, and wine makers; the artisan producers and the people who make Melbourne and Victoria such a fascinating destination.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

Membership:
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

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