Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Local Harvest Tastings from Melbourne

Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Local Harvest Tastings from Melbourne

8 hours 30 minutes Melbourne, Australia

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The Yarra Valley Winery Tour is more than just wine tasting- although the wine is pretty good! Located less than one hour drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is spoilt for its variety of stunning wineries with mountain views. Enjoy the delicious sweets and condiments made from amazing local produce at Yarra Valley Gateway Estate and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. Our day tour includes local produce and beer tastings at the unique local estates and brewhouse, as well as 2 of our favourite boutique cellar-door wineries such as Helen & Joey Estate, Helen's Hill Estate and Watts River Brewing.  Private tours are available upon request.
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Pass By: Lilydale, Lilydale, Yarra Valley, Victoria

As we head east through the suburbs of Melbourne, we pass through the suburbs of Ringwood, Lilydale and Healesville the gateway to the Yarra Valley ranges.

Stop At: Yarra Valley Gateway Estate, 667 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream, Victoria 3770 Australia

Take a walk through the hydro-tents where the Yarra Valley Gateway grows Capsicums and strawberries, then relax to a delicious sharing platter of local produce.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Helen & Joey Estate-Yarra Valley, 12-14 Spring Lane, Gruyere, Victoria 3770 Australia

Enjoy a wine tasting at one of the Yarra Valley's boutique wineries.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, 35 Old Healesville Rd Cnr Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775 Australia

For those with a sweet tooth, we stop by the delicious Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-creamery to sample chocolate.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Watts River Brewing, 7 Hunter Rd, Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia

Enjoy learning about the beer brewing process and delicious local beers.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Healesville, Healesville, Yarra Valley, Victoria

Enjoy the atmosphere and local shops and cafes of the Healesville Township.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yarra Valley, Yarra Valley, Victoria

Enjoy a wine tasting at one of the unique local wine estates.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Local produce samples - cheese, chocolate, fruit
  • 3 Wine and beer tasting
  • Informative cellar-door presentations
  • Free time to explore the township of Healesville
  • Air-conditioned mini-coach travel, small group touring experience
  • Expert guide with live commentary spoken in English
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from Melbourne
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra Valley Gateway Estate
  • Entry/Admission - Helen & Joey Estate-Yarra Valley


  • Any meals not indicated
  • Personal expenses

Departure Point

1: Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
2: Yarra Valley Gateway Estate, 667 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC 3770, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not suitable for children aged 18 and under
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • For your safety, we have implemented comprehensive hygiene measures and increased regular sanitation. Guests will be asked to check-in by scanning the QR code during the on-boarding stage for contact tracing purposes.


50 Reviews

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Elva_S January 2021

John, our guide, was really friendly. The group size was small due to COVID-19, so it was nice and intimate. Wasn't too interested in the beer tasting, but everything else was good. Could have added another winery since we had some extra time. Would recommend to swap out the beer tasting with 1-2 other wineries. Overall, good experience!

Abbey W February 2020

Leon was our guide. He was absolutely lovely and so helpful. He got a whole group of strangers bonding over a fun game of bocce baall. I asked him about what wines we'd be tasting at each venue and he called ahead to make sure I could try a specific variety. In addition to wine, we tried chocolates, cider and fresh local produce. Despite the rainy day, me and my friends had such a fun time. Highly recommend for anyone with a mild to above-average interest in wine.

John_H February 2020

Really good tour. Could not fault anything. Driver Tim G turned up on time, gave commentary about where going and what to expect

Hellzer February 2020

Great hosts, great combo of chocolate factory, strawberry farm, brewery and two wineries with lunch in the middle! A well planned and thought out day.

jmggallagher January 2020

the Yarra Valley Wine tour was well organised and great to have so many different experiences like the farm store and craft beer as well as the chocolates and wines . This was a our first trip to the Yarra Valley and we were very impressed. Our tour driver Peter was exceptional with his knowledge and personality and certainly made the day most enjoyable.

Tulasi_R January 2020

Kate was a wonderful guide,enthusiastic and knowledgeable . The businesses chosen for the trip were wonderful not to mention the enjoyable lunch at Killara Estate.Also loved the dips and relishes at Gateway estate. Wold highly recommend this tour

Guide798326 December 2019

A great mix of wine tasting, delicious lunch and beautiful scenery. The last stop at Moet and Chandon was the icing ( bubbles) on the cake!. Our guide was very informative and friendly. Highly recommend this tour.

toddnpaulas November 2019

Our tour guide Carl was awesome. The area is beautiful! This tour was the perfect combination great tastings. I would recommend this tour!

Christina B October 2019

Had a lovely trip visiting winery’s and chocolate factory , tasting cider and beer as well as cheese . Awesome tour guide as well giving a running commentary as we traveled great day

Jon S September 2019

A really good full day trip. Starting off at a local market garden which grew, made and sold a really wide range of delicious things to eat and drink, followed by a stop at a chocolate factory. After that we went to a brewery and tried their beers and ciders before going to the first of three vineyards where we had lunch and sampled some great wines. Our driver/guide Peter was incredibly knowledgeable, and made sure that he gave personal attention to everyone on the tour - this made it a really good, relaxed day out. Definitely recommended if you like good food, good beer and wine and good company.

Alexandra_C September 2019

Really enjoyed the day. Liked how there was more of a variety with the tour rather than 5 wine tastings. Each place had their own story which I always find the most interesting. Tour guide was really great as well. Threw in some fun facts, played some really great music, and gave some helpful tips when going into each of the locations. My two pieces of feedback would be to change up the last winery location (Hanrahan) not the most exciting and not a great a variety of wines to choose from. Lastly including the chocolate tasting as part of cost (it's only $3).

Zoé I August 2019

During this tour, we had the chance to taste the real Aussie! Local wine, cider and chocolate :) The landscapes are also amazing with mountains ranges and vineyards The guide was perfect, so I recommand this tour to anybody!

ramandraisins July 2019

Tour packed with interesting visits from start till end. Guide Fraser was very entertaining and lively.

Sarah M July 2019

Great day out with my mum in the Yarra Valley. We tried the local produce and some home make liquors. The chocolate factory was amazing. Our tour guide Fraser was really good and he knew a lot about all the places we went too

Stumpayy June 2019

This tour is fantastic, Allan the guide is absolutely awesome very friendly and engaging with his customers. The wineries/breweries were amazing, this tour has to be the best from Melbourne. The included lunch is crazy good i can't believe the tour with all this included was so cheap. i wouldn't go past this one if i were you.

Rachel W June 2019

Myself and a few friends went on this tour and were not disappointed. Hiro was our driver and he was lovely and knowledgable, even fit in an extra wine tasting for us at the end of the day. Would 100% recommend, some beautiful locations in the Yarra Valley.

elizabethmA9919PA June 2019

We were attracted to this tour because it was more than just wine tasting. The stops were all long enough but not too long and all were informative. While clearly the hosts were interested in making sales, it was not pushy in any way. Simon, our guide, did not talk all the time which we appreciated. Lovely scenery and good food and drink.

chasethesuncaro June 2019

Was a great day with lots of variety and beautiful views. Loved the first stop at Gateway with the capsicums and sausage rolls.... the capsicum relish was delicious too. Lunch was yum but thought a drink was included too. Great day with plenty of time at each place - not rushed at all. Glenn was our guide and he provided good information about each place and had great banter too :)

go_tananas November 2018

I absolutely recommend this tour - beautiful location, worth the drive away from the city! The wine was wonderful and all locations unique. The guide was friendly and helpful. Rating 4 stars because we spent far too long at the chocolate location (over an hour), but there was nothing planned there like there were at the other locations (no guide telling us about the place for example).

Eraine R March 2018

Very enjoyable day in the Yarra Valley. Excellent tour guide John. Great range of places visited. Highly recommended.

Tristan R March 2018

A great day out in the Yarra Valley led by the friendly and knowledgeable Simon Q. My partner and I took this tour as we were interested in more than just wine and it did not disappoint. We were lucky enough to sample not only some great wines but also ciders, beers, chocolate and strawberries which all were very tasty, and learn about the area. The only thing I could complain about was having to wake up so early but without doing so we wouldn't have had time to enjoy the valley! Would recommend.

Donald_P February 2018

Loved this tour and would recommend to anyone who enjoys great wine, spirits, beer, and gourmet food. Started off by visiting a lovely green house that grew capsicums peppers and strawberries. After touring the greenhouses, we sampled a lovely platter of fresh strawberries, local cheese, pepper jellies amd spreads, plus strawberry Port, liquer, and cream. Fantastic! Next stop was a Chocolate and Ice Ceam shop. Huge bowls of chocolate greeted us and the products available to purchase was vast. From there we went to a lovely winery situated on top of a hill with a lovely view of the vineyards below. To our great delight there were wild kangaroos in the fields and all of us loved to watch them bound about while we sampled some fine wine. Also had our lunch here with scrumptious jumbo porcini tortellini or wood fired thin crust pizza. Delicious! Our next stop was Napoleon Brewery with ice cold cider and superb cold beers. After that another lovely vineyard in the hills. What a wonderful day and would highly recommend to anyone.

Haresh D February 2018

Everyone who visits Melbourne has to take this tour. The scenery is beautiful and experience unforgettable.

Paul B November 2017

Very enjoyable, laid back tour. Excellent tastings and a really good lunch with Adrian, the guide, excellent.

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