Boutique Wineries & Distillery Tours in the Yarra Valley
Yarra Valley Boutique Wineries & Distillery Tour
Enjoy wine tastings at boutique wineries & Alchemy Distillers
It’s no secret that smaller boutique wineries in the Yarra Valley often produce the best wines. This exclusive wine tour takes small groups from Melbourne for a day of sampling wines from some of the best boutique wineries in the Yarra Valley, as well as spirits from the award winning Alchemy Distillers in Healesville. With a restaurant lunch included, luxury transport, convenient pickup and return from Melbourne or the Yarra Valley, this premium wine tour is one of the best boutique wineries & distillery tour the region has to offer. If you prefer a more exclusive experience, we can arrange private tours to the boutique wineries for groups between 6 to 20 people.
Note: A private tour is more expensive than our day tour due the smaller numbers on the bus and the flexibility offered. We will give you a quote for your private tour enquiry on request.
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Full Day Tour | Departs every Saturday | Private tours by arrangement
Yarra Valley Boutique Wineries & Distillery Tour – Your Itinerary
The boutique wine tasting experience doesn’t get any better than this! Enjoy wine tastings at four boutique wineries in the Yarra Valley, a delicious restaurant lunch at either Fergusson Winery or Steels Gate Wines, and a visit and spirit tasting at the award winning Alchemy Distillers. You’ll then finish the day at the popular Yarra Valley Chocolaterie.
Discover the Best Boutique Wineries in the Yarra Valley
Boutique wines are yours to savour and experience on this exclusive tour. Taste a variety of styles including red, white, sparkling and sweet wines. With so many boutique wineries to choose from, it can be hard picking ones that will blow you away! To give you the best boutique winery experience, we’ve handpicked top wineries such as St. Hubert Wines, Yering Farm Wines, Helen & Joey Estate, Balgownie Estate, Corniola Wines, Yarrawood Estate and Yileena Park, just to name a few!
Have Lunch at Fergusson Winery or Steels Gate Wines
The boutique winery experience isn’t over just yet! For lunch, it’s time to head to the relaxed and rustic Fergusson Winery or the picturesque Steels Gate Wines for a wine tasting at their cellar door, followed by a delicious one course meal at their restaurant. Check out the restaurant menus here.
Tour Yarra Valley’s Award Winning Alchemy Distillers in the heart of Healesville
Our distillery tour takes you to the famous Alchemy Distillers in Healesville, a small independent working distillery with a cocktail bar and beer garden. Here, you can experience and sample a range of interesting whiskies, gin and vodka – and maybe moonshine too!
Visit the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-Creamerie
Indulge your sweet tooth with the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie’s range of over 250 unique and handcrafted chocolate creations, with plenty of samples provided! Prefer to indulge in something else apart from chocolates? Dig in to their specialty ice creams, made from local ingredients and seasonal fruits.
Complimentary Pick Up & Return for Your Convenience
Complimentary pick-ups are available from several Melbourne locations, including Docklands, Southbank, Melbourne CBD, Ringwood, Chirnside Park, Lilydale, Coldstream and Yarra Glen.
View our pickup points here.
Departs – 9:00am Melbourne CBD. Returns – 5:00-5:30pm Melbourne CBD.
Departs – 9:45am Yarra Valley. Returns – 4:00-4:15pm Yarra Valley.
NOTE: The normal tour price of $170 per person applies on all public holidays, long weekends and the Christmas-New Year peak period*.
All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD$)
Please Note: Itinerary and timings may change or vary without notice.
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9:00am – We will pick you up to join the tour from your CBD
10:15 am – 3:30 pm
Enjoy wine tastings at 4 boutique Yarra Valley wineries / cellar doors, a delicious restaurant lunch at either Fergusson Winery or Steels Gate Wines, a visit and spirit tasting at the award winning Alchemy Distillery and finish the day at the popular Yarra Valley Chocolaterie.
4:00 pm – We depart the Yarra Valley for CBD arriving back around 5:00 – 5:30 pm.
LUNCH AT FERGUSSON WINERY
2019-2020 Summer Menu
Tour Group – 2019 Menu
Prime Aged Charolais Beef
Seared Lamb Fillet Salad
Polenta & Parmesan Crumbed Chicken Fillet
Fergussons Chunky Beef Pie
Market Fish of the Day
King Prawn Pappardelle Pasta
House Made Spinach & Ricotta Gnocchi
Chef’s selection of sides to be served as share platters for the group.
Note: The lunch menus are seasonal and dishes can change. Dietary requirements such as gluten free, vegetarian, vegan etc. can be catered for. Please advise when making your booking.
Your Guide and Transport
You will be picked up by your professional driver and guide in a luxury mini-coach. We stop for pick-ups at convenient central Melbourne locations as well as other points en-route to the Yarra Valley. Your driver / guide has expert knowledge of the different boutique wineries and wines the Yarra Valley region has to offer, ensuring an incredible experience you won’t forget.
FAQs About Our Yarra Valley Boutique Wineries & Distillery Tours
How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 8 to 8.5 hours. It leaves Melbourne at approximately 9:15am and returns around 5:00-5:30pm. If you’re joining the tour at Yarra Valley, the departure time will be 9:45am with a return around 4:00-4:15pm.
Are the wine tastings, spirit tastings and lunch included in the tour?
Yes, all wine tastings, spirit tastings including chocolate samples and a one course restaurant lunch are included in your tour.
Which wineries will we visit?
We select some of the best boutique wineries in the Yarra Valley. Our top picks include St. Hubert Wines, Yering Farm Wines, Helen & Joey Estate, Balgownie Estate, Corniola Wines, Kellybrook Wines, Yarrawood Estate and Yileena Park, among others. If you want to visit a specific winery, consider a Private Yarra Valley Group Tour.
How many people can book?
You can book for just one person, or up to 10 people. Please note that our price advertised is a per person price for the tour. If you’re travelling in a group of more than 10, we recommend a private tour where we can customise a private wine tasting tour to suit groups of up to 20 people
How often does this tour depart?
Our boutique winery tours are only available on Saturdays. Private group tours can also be arranged for any day of your choice.
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PLEASE READ OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS
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).