The legendary Yarra Valley Wine tours are a wine lovers’ dream come true.
The region’s cold-climate wines are world-renowned and there are over 55 wineries ranging from high-end boutiques to rustic hideaways in the hills.
Whether you go for a self-guided jaunt, a private tour, or join one of the many public Yarra Valley Wine Tours, you are in for a treat!
Choosing Yarra Valley Wine Tours
With this region being just one hour’s drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley Wine tours are a great day out for couples, families, and groups of workmates and friends.
The scenery is absolutely stunning and there are loads of great places to wine and dine – including restaurants at the wineries, cool pubs and licensed cafes.
Because Yarra Valley Wine Tours are so popular, there are many options.
Self-guided Yarra Valley Wine Tours
Many Melburnians do Yarra Valley wine tours in their own cars or on motorbikes. It’s easy to get around following one of the many excellent touring maps available online or at Visitor Centres.
Of course, the big drawback with driving yourself is you have to be careful not to overdo the wine-tasting.
Private Yarra Valley Wine Tours
A private tour enables you to design your own tour, or have one organised especially for you by the guide/driver – usually a wine expert with specialist knowledge of Yarra Valley wineries, restaurants and scenic attractions.
Several private tour operators offer a full service – vehicle, pickup from your home or hotel, restaurant bookings, guide/driver, and behind-the-scenes visits to vineyards.
Others will chauffeur you and your group in your own vehicle, or organise the hire of a van or luxury car such as a stretch limo.
Public Yarra Valley Wine Tours
This means jumping in a van or on a bus with other people and following an itinerary that usually includes pickup in Melbourne or in the Yarra Valley, visiting around four to five top vineyards, lunch at winery, then back to your home or hotel.
Public Yarra Valley Wine tours are usually good value for money and are a great way to meet other lovers of wine and wine-making.
There are lots of public Yarra Valley Wine tours, with a myriad of operators giving a wide choice of routes and destinations. To get an idea of where you’d like to go and what you’d like to see, check out the Yarra Valley Visitor Centre