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The Best Winery Tours You Can Book In The Yarra Valley

It doesn’t matter what season it is, a winery (or food, or beer, or gin) tour in the Yarra Valley is always an excellent idea. The Yarra Valley is filled with picturesque wineries that pour some top drops, and usually serve some delicious food on the site. The wineries sit among rolling hills that are also filled with farms that often have farm gates selling fresh produce, dairy goods, and more.

The tours themselves range from private wine tours, to bus tours that anyone can book a spot on and tour the sights of the Yarra Valley.

The towns dotted around the Yarra Valley are also amazing to visit if you’re looking for places to visit on a tour with friends. Over the past decade, towns in the Yarra Valley—Healesville, Yarra Glen et al—have seen breweries, distilleries, and amazing restaurants pop up and stay for good. The Valley has always been a tourist attraction in Victoria, but over this period it has gone to new heights given its accessibility from Melbourne.

Best Winery Tours In The Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley Wine & Food Day Tour from Melbourne

This tour runs for about 10 hours, and is suitable for groups between 2 and 11 people. The tour visits Coldstream Hills Winery at Coldstream, Medhurst Vineyard, Domaine Chandon, Yering Station and De Bortoli Winery at Dixons Creek for a full day of delicious food and top-notch wine tastings
Departs from: They’ll pick you up from your hotel in Melbourne
Price: $225 per person
Book a spot on this tour here.

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Yarra Valley Food & Wine Small Group Tour

As the name suggests, this tour is for small groups—no more than 6 people to be exact. The tour takes around 7 hours, and pick up from your hotel is an option. You’ll get private wine, and cheese tastings and learn about the produce from your knowledgeable guide and the locals serving it.
Departs from: Chirnside Park (or hotel pick up)
Price: $260 per person
Book a spot on this tour here.

Yarra Valley Wine Tasting & Bike Tour

Take on the Yarra Valley on two wheels with this unique tour. This guided tour will have you cycling your way through wine country and will take you around 6 hours as you visit Yering Station, Domaine Chandon, or another boutique Yarra Valley winery. You’ll also end up some delicious wood-fired pizza lining your belly.
Departs from: Mount Evelyn
Price: $265
Book a spot on this tour here.

Private Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tour

Keeping things private, this personalised tour is perfect for 2 to 6 people. Your expert guide will take you around the valley while trying the best of local produce and wines. The tour goes for approx 7.5 hours.
Departs from: Melbourne
Price: $1,250
Book a spot on this tour here.

Luxury Chauffeured Yarra Valley Wine Tour For Two

If you’re after a private winery tour that’s a bit more intimate, this luxury chauffeured tour of the valley is right for you. You’ll head to Domaine Chandon to discover their entire process of making wines from grape to bottle, while also enjoying a 3-course meal. You’ll check out 5 wineries, and can also opt into a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie to stuff your face.
Departs from: Melbourne
Price: $522.50
Book a spot on this tour here.

Yarra Valley Horse Trail Ride with Wine Tasting

The legendary Chum Creek crew will be your guide on this wine tour on horseback. The 2.5 hour trip will see you traverse the hills of the Yarra Valley with a chance to see eagles, kangaroos, wallabies, goanna, echidna, and deer. You’ll stop by Tokar Estate for a wine with some amazing views.
Departs from: Chum Creek
Price: $220
Book a spot on this tour here.

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight and Winery Tour

Take to the skies with this unbelievable tour overlooking the Yarra Valley from hot air balloon. Get up before sunrise and get into a sparkling wine breakfast before embarking on your journey. After your flight you’ll go to Domaine Chandon, and also have lunch at Balgownie Estate.
Departs from: Pick up from Melbourne or Yarra Valley
Price: from $580
Book a spot on this tour here.

Other Tours To Check Out In The Yarra Valley

Private Yarra Valley Boutique Distillery & Brewery Tour from Melbourne

If you’re more of a gin, or beer drinker, this private distillery and brewery tour of the Yarra Valley will hit the spot nicely. Your driver can pick you up straight from your Melbourne hotel before ferrying you to an array of producers and sample gin, vodka, rum, and independent beers. You’ll also tuck into an American-style lunch to go with it all.
Departs from: Melbourne
Price: $522.50
Book a spot on this tour here.

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Yarra Valley Segway Tour

Give your feet a rest from walking and jump on a Segway for this tour. The 2 hour tour has morning and afternoon departure times, so there’s a chance for early and late risers to get amongst this one. The team will show you the Segway ropes before you head off, so don’t worry if you’ve never ridden one before.
Departs from: Rochford Winery
Price: $145
Book a spot on this tour here.

Steam Train, Yarra Valley & Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Full Day Tour

Take on a full day in the valley with this tour that takes advantage of the amazing Yarra Valley Railway. Head through the Sherbrooke Forest and enjoy a Devonshire tea on board the train. You’ll also head to Healesville Sanctuary to catch up with native Australian animals including the koala, kangaroos, and wallabies.
Departs from: Option to be picked up from accommodation
Price: $347.95
Book a spot on this tour here.


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