Half Day Yarra Valley Afternoon Wine Tour

Half Day Yarra Valley Afternoon Wine Tour

Enjoy half day afternoon wine tours departing Melbourne every Friday & Saturday afternoon

Don’t have all day, or only in Melbourne for a limited time? No problem! Our popular half day afternoon wine tours are the perfect way to experience some of the best the Yarra Valley has to offer in a limited amount of time. Enjoy a small group tour, sightseeing along the way, complete with wine tastings at three premium cellar doors, an excellent wine and cheese pairing experience, and a visit to the popular Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-creamerie.

Price: $135

Per Person Online Price

Normal Price $150 Per Person


Half Day | Departs Every Friday & Saturday
Your Afternoon Yarra Valley Wine Tour

Enjoy a fabulous afternoon on this popular half day wine tour in Melbourne. Experience VIP private group wine tastings at three premium wineries/cellar doors, including a cheese and wine tasting in the Yarra Valley. Complete your afternoon at the popular Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-creamerie.

Visit Coombe Melba Estate

Our half day afternoon wine tour includes a stop at Coombe Yarra Valley, the historic property of legendary opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, where you can sample a selection of their award winning estate grown wines. You’ll love the experience and ambience of this cellar door which sits alongside their stylish restaurant and gallery, stunning gardens and famous hedge!

Taste of Balgownie Estate

Experience Balgownie Estate’s cellar door and friendly hospitality as you enjoy a wine tasting which will include some (or all!) of their award-winning wines from both the Yarra Valley and Bendigo wine regions. Whether you prefer Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir or a blend, or sparkling, you’re sure to find a wine that tantalises your tastebuds.

Stop at Steels Gate Wines

Steels Gate Wines is a boutique winery which is quickly developing a reputation for great wine, food and service. Here, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting of reds, whites, sparkling and sweet wines paired with local Yarra Valley cheeses and other delights. This is one Yarra Valley’s best cheese and wine tasting that’s not to be missed!

Enjoy the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-Creamerie

Finish your half day Yarra Valley wine tour by indulging your sweet tooth at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamerie. Try their decadent chocolate creations with some complimentary samples or indulge in their seasonal range of specialty ice creams.

Convenient Pick-Up & Return

For your convenience, we offer complimentary pickups and drop offs from several locations around Melbourne or en route to the Yarra Valley. Check out our pick up points to find one that’s closest to you.

Departs Melbourne – 12:15pm. Returns Melbourne – around 6:00pm
Departs Ringwood – 12:45pm. Returns Ringwood – around 5:30pm

Please note: Winery selection on our half day tours from Melbourne may change or vary without notice on occasion, i.e. if any of these wineries are not available due to private functions or events. An alternative similar winery will be arranged.

NOTE: The normal tour price of $115 per person applies on all public holidays, long weekends and the Christmas-New Year peak period*.
All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD$)

Please Note: Itinerary and timings may change or vary without notice.

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12:15pm – Departs From Melbourne

12:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Enjoy a fabulous afternoon on this popular afternoon wine tasting tour. Enjoy VIP private group wine tastings at 3 premium Yarra Valley wineries/cellar doors, including a wine & cheese tasting, and finish the day at the popular Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-creamerie.

5:00 pm – We depart the Yarra Valley for CBD arriving back around 6:00 – 6:15 pm.

Enjoy Endless Photo Opportunities

Your half day trip to Yarra Valley from Melbourne includes plenty of opportunities for photos. Take some of the best shots of your life with the incredible Yarra Valley scenery as your backdrop.


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Your Guide and Transport

You will be picked up by one of our professional driver/guides from a convenient central Melbourne location, or from an additional pick up point along the way to the Yarra Valley.  Your driver will have in-depth knowledge of the wineries and wines of the region, making it a half day Yarra Valley afternoon wine tour to remember.

FAQs About Our Yarra Valley Half Day Tours

What is the duration of the half day afternoon wine tour?

Our Yarra Valley half day tours is approximately 5 to 5.5 hours long. The tour departs Melbourne at 12:15pm and return around 6:00-6:15pm.

How often does the half day afternoon tour depart?

Our afternoon wine tours from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley are available every Friday and Saturday. They don’t run on Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

Is lunch included on the half day tour?

No, our half day wine tour does not include lunch, so please ensure you have a filling brunch or lunch before you join the tour.

Which three wineries will we visit?

We select three of the best wineries/cellar doors in the Yarra Valley which will give you a great overview of the valley. Our half day afternoon wine tours typically visit Coombe Melba Estate, Balgownie Estate and Steels Gate Wines, followed by the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. On the rare occasion a particular winery is closed for a private event or cannot accommodate us, we will find an equally suitable alternative winery.

How many people can book?

You can book our half day Yarra Valley tours from Melbourne for just one person, or up to 10 people. For a group of more than 10, we suggest choosing a private tour instead where we can customise a private wine tasting tour to suit up to 19 people.

Request a Booking Today

Don’t miss out! To secure your spot on one of our afternoon wine tours from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley, call us now on (03) 9650 0888 to request a booking.


Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tours Terms

Terms & Conditions Cancellation Policy:

1. Within 24 hours of tour date – 100% cancellation fee.
2. Within 48 hours of tour date – 50% cancellation fee.
3. Cancellations or changes to numbers must be received in writing / email as early as possible and no later than 48 hours before the tour date.

Small Groups (5 or more people):

For a person booking a group of people on a wine tour, you must advise us in advance us of any changes to your numbers going on the tour as the above cancellation policy conditions will apply. e.g. If you book for 5 people, you pay for 5 people, if you booking for 7 people, you pay for 7 people etc. unless you advise us of a change to your numbers in advance. We want to give you maximum flexibility for possible changes to your numbers but retain the right to sell any unwanted seats at least 7 days prior to the tour.


Payment is collected on the tour date by the driver / guide. You can choose to pay by cash, eftpos or credit card (Visa, MasterCard. No AMEX).

Price: $135

Per Person Online Price

Normal Price $150 Per Person


What is included in your tour?

Full day tour from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley and return

Travel & transport on an air-conditioned mini-coach

Pickup & drop-off from convenient designated meeting points

All wine tastings, champagne & lunch (& cheese M-F only)

Domaine Chandon – guarnteed every tour

Restaurant lunch at Rochford Wines included


Who goes on this tour

Friends & solo travellers for a fun day out

Women – hen’s, girls’ or mums’ day out

Couples – for anniversaries or date nights

Corporate teams

Tourists and cruise ship visitors

Weekend holiday makers

Participating Wineries & Venues