A short 60-minute drive to the East of the State, the Yarra Valley has a spectacular landscape with vineyards and hills as far as the eye can see and depending on the time of day, you may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a kangaroo hopping around the vines. Also renowned for its elegant chardonnay and pinot noir, it built its reputation on cabernet sauvignon and has managed to maintain and further solidify that.
Some of the wineries we visit in the Yarra Valley include:
Warramunda Estate, a family owned vineyard that is committed to quality hand-picked and hand-made wines.
Tokar Estate, another family-run success story with almost 20 years of history continues to impress and win many accolades.
Mandala planted its first Pinot Noir grapes in 1999 and it’s been highly awarded by many notable wine judges over the years (and there’s no sign of that slowing down).
Soumah offers a cosy cellar door and an award winning, selection of wines including some notable Italian grape varieties.
Some other wineries we may visit include Coombe, Giant Steps, Boat O’Craigo, Tarrawarra Estate, Yering Station, Oakridge, Yarra Yering and Dominique Portet.
Prefer Gin, Cider or Beer? For private tour groups, we can also accommodate a visit to Four Pillars Gin Distillery in Healesville, Napoleone Beer & Cider, Hargreaves Hill Brewing Co and Coldstream Brewery to name a few.