Yarra Valley Overnight Wine & Food Tour
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Product code: YVO
A relaxing day out with an emphasis on a wide range of wine accompanied by superb food, stunning scenery and luxury overnight accommodation.HIGHLIGHTS
- Coldstream Hills
- Domaine Chandon
- Yering Station Wine Bar & Restaurant
- Yering Station Cellar Door & Produce Store
- Chateau Yering
- Eleonore's Restaurant
- Sweetwater Cafe
- De Bortoli (producers of Noble One, Australia’s most awarded dessert wine)
Travel to the north-east through the bush laden suburbs of Templestowe, Warrandyte and Wonga Park to the Coldstream Hills Winery at Coldstream. Established by James Halliday, one of Australia’s leading authors and commentators on wine, the wines are beautifully crafted and have enjoyed success at numerous wine shows, especially the chardonnay and pinot noir.
It’s then a short drive to the charming Medhurst Vineyard. Established in 1999, the family owned vineyard of 35 acres has a delightful elevation in the foothills of the Warramate Ranges and produces a small selection of elegant table wines.
We then head to the very famous and very French Domaine Chandon. Enjoy a tour of the production facilities before settling down to a glass of premium sparkling wine (methode champenoise) while taking in the glorious vista.
We then travel to Yering Station for lunch in their stunning Wine Bar Restaurant. With its world class views and cuisine, you’ll have a full a la carte selection from which to select your main course meal. After lunch, transfer through to Chateau Yering, the historic 1854 property that was reborn in 1997 as a gracious 5 star country hotel. Settle in to your Melba Suite accommodation and the hotel's facilities before dinner in the elegant surrounds of Eleonore's Restaurant.
Your second day in the Valley starts with breakfast in the light filled Sweetwater Cafe. The remainder of the morning is free for you to relax before meeting our driver and group for lunch in the Yering Station Wine Bar Restaurant. The a la carte menu offers terrific variety which ensures there'll be something new to consider. Post-lunch, visit the original winery (circa 1859) that features local artworks and produce as well as estate and reserve wines to taste.
Our final stop for the day is the De Bortoli Winery at Dixons Creek. As Italian as Domaine Chandon is French, it’s a great end to the day with superbly flavoured cheeses that compliment the sparkling, table and dessert wines.
Our journey home takes us through Steels Creek and Christmas Hills for superb Valley views and the occasional kangaroo.
Indicative time of departure on Day 1 would be 8:30am with drop off on Day 2 around 6:30pm but these will be confirmed prior to the date of travel. Pick up is from your city hotel or from another agreed point. If you are staying out of the city, Melbourne Town Hall, which is located in the city on the corner of Swanston & Collins Sts would be the central meeting point.