Yarra Valley Wine Tours – Explore Yarra Valley Wineries
The Yarra Valley vineyards and wine region is quite a large area, beginning 45kms east of Melbourne.
There are quite a few wine districts within the region, but the majority of Yarra Valley wineries are found in the 4 main towns of Coldstream, Healesville, Yarra Glen and Lilydale. It is known to be one of the cooler climate wine regions in Australia, with beautiful scenic landscapes.
Wining, Dining and Waking Up
Known as one of the finest culinary regions in Australia, the Yarra Valley has a sumptuous selection for all tastes. There are 37 venues to eat your way through offering a huge variety, plus the Yarra Valley restaurants are famous for their degustation lunches and dinners.
Many of the Yarra Valley wine tours include a delicious lunch, so make sure you check that out when booking.
These days, quite a few of the Yarra Valley vineyards offer first class dining, but if you’re just there for the liquid lunch, there are 146 stunning Yarra Valley wineries to choose from.
All types of accommodation are available in this region. Camping and caravanning right through to luxury spa stays are waiting for you, with the choice of being surrounded by bush, town or the stunning Yarra Valley vineyards.
The Yarra Valley has an extensive annual events calendar, so be sure to check with their visitor’s centre for exact details. There are things like monthly craft markets, A Day On The Green, Rochford Summer Concert Series, Longest Lunch, Melba Festival, Kellybrook Cider Festival, Great Train Race, Shortest Lunch, Vintage Sports Car Rally, Tulip Festival and the Shedfest, just to name a few. As you can see, there is always something going on, and that’s before you’ve even booked your Yarra Valley wine tours.
While you’re there, don’t forget to check out their museums, wildlife parks, the water garden, and fruit orchards where you can adopt a tree. Plus there’s a trout and salmon farm, the ski resort in snow season, hot air balloon rides and skydiving to try your hand at. You definitely won’t run out of things to see and do in a hurry.
The Boffin Breakdown
The Yarra Valley is a cool climate wine region that harvests their vines from March to May. They specialise in Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Shiraz Viognier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.
The Yarra Valley wineries produced their first wine in 1845, currently have 2,587 hectares of Yarra Valley vineyards and crush approximately 15,456 tonnes annually.
Check below for Yarra Valley wine tours operators and experience this beautiful region for yourself.
Wine Tour Operators in the Yarra Valley Wine Region
Vinetrekker Wine Tours
Private single day and overnight food & wine tours in discreet, luxury vehicles...
At least 2 people, Departing from Melbourne CBD and Regional VIC