Half Day Yarra Valley Afternoon Tour

Half Day Yarra Valley Afternoon Wine Tour with Gin Distillery Visit

Departs Melbourne every Friday & Saturday afternoon.
Other days by arrangement.

Only in Melbourne for a limited time? No problem! Our popular half day afternoon tours are the perfect way to experience some of the best the Yarra Valley has to offer.

Enjoy this popular small group tour with sightseeing along the way, complete with wine tastings at two top wineries/cellar doors, as well as a gin tasting at the award winning Four Pillars Distillery.

Price: $140

Per Person Online Price

Normal Price $160 Per Person


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

Enjoy the rich flavours of the Yarra Valley on our popular half day afternoon wine tasting and gin tasting tour.

Indulge your senses and enjoy the best of both worlds where we combine the best of wine tasting and gin exploration on our popular half day afternoon wine tasting and gin tasting tour.

Visit Two Yarra Valley Wineries/Cellar Doors

You’ll delight in the complexities of wines from the Yarra Valley, a cool climate wine region, as you indulge and sample wines at two wineries / cellar doors. Enjoy an informal wine tasting at a picturesque, boutique winery followed by a guided wine tasting at a leading, historic winery of the region. Wineries we like to visit include Yering Farm Wines, Billanook Estate, Yering Station and Baglownie Estate.

Note 1:  All wine tasting fees are included in the tour price.

Note 2: Winery selection on our half day tours from Melbourne may change or vary without notice on occasion e.g.  if any of these wineries are not available due to private functions or events. An alternative similar winery will be arranged.

Four Pillars Distillery Visit

The adventure doesn’t end there!  After our wine tastings we will venture into the world of craft gin with a visit and tasting at the award winning Four Pillars Distillery in Healesville.

Here you’ll discover the process master distillers follow to make great gin and the art of maximising purity of the spirit and maximum flavours with local and globally sourced botanicals.

At Four Pillars you’ll enjoy a Four Pillars Gin mini-gin and tonic tasting paddle.

Convenient Pick-Up & Return and Departure and Return Times

We offer a complimentary pickup and drop off in Melbourne CBD beside Federation Square at the Federation Square Bus & Coach Pick Up Zone.

Address:  Corner of Flinders Street and the Russell Street extension.

View this Google Maps link for details:    https://maps.app.goo.gl/Lo8wtPvVMahACj5f7

We also a offer a pick up and return to the suburb of Ringwood enroute to the wineries. bourne or en route to the Yarra Valley. Check out our pick up points to find one that’s closest to you.

Departure and Return Times:

Departs Melbourne:  11:50am – 12:00pm.   Returns Melbourne – around 6:00-6:30pm
Departs Ringwood:   12:30pm.   Returns Ringwood – around 5:30-6:00p

Tour cost:    $140 per person – Direct Online bookings only.
Your tour is inclusive of all wine and gin tasting fees.
NOTE: The normal tour price of $160 per person applies on all public holidays.
All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD$)

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12:00pm – Departs Melbourne CBD at the Federation Square Bus & Coach Pick Up Zone

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Enjoy a fabulous afternoon on this popular afternoon wine and gin tasting tour. Enjoy wine tastings at 2 Yarra Valley wineries/cellar doors, and finish the day at the award winning Four Pillars gin distillery.

5:00pm – We depart the Yarra Valley for CBD arriving back around 6:00 – 6:30 pm.

The tour is inclusive of all wine and gin tasting fees.

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 6 to 6.5 hours in duration.

The tour departs Melbourne CBD at 12:00pm and returns around 6:00-6:30pm.

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.

Other days by arrangement for private charter group tour.  Enquire with us for details.

The tour is not available on the following public holidays: 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 early lunch before you join the tour.

If you are looking for a tour which includes lunch, please check out our full day tour which includes lunch.

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, you can book directly via our website or call us now on (03) 9650 0888 to make 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: $140

Per Person Online Price

Normal Price $160 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