Enjoy the stunning scenery of Yarra Valley along with special wine and cheese tastings with private winery tours Yarra Valley. This is the perfect destination for you if you are looking for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. The Yarra Valley private tour from Bilbytravel is created for those who really appreciate sybaritic pleasures.
Among many private winery tours in the Yarra Valley, our program is unique in that we don’t aim to simply visit as many wineries as possible. Our experience suggests that in this business quality beats quantity. We believe that our program is one of the best among private wine tours in Melbourne.
Yering Station winery
Your private wine tours in the Yarra Valley will begin with a short trip – no longer than an hour, from Melbourne city into the Yarra Valley. Upon arriving in the valley we will start your wine experience with a visit to the oldest winery in the region, established in 1838 – Yering Station. You will try the fantastic wines from the collections Village and Estate and also hear about the traditional methods of wine production.
- Wine tasting at the Yering Station winery costs $5 per person.
Cheese Dairy Farm
After a few sips of excellent wine, the morning section of your private winery tour in the Yarra Valley will continue with a visit to the local dairy, where you will have the opportunity to try a variety of fresh, soft cheeses made from cow’s or goat’s milk. There you will get to have a cup of tea and have a light breakfast from a cheese plate with crackers and fresh bread from the local bakery if you didn’t have time in the morning.
- Cheese tasting at the Yarra Valley Dairy Farm is free for groups under 10 people.
Dominique Portet winery
Your next destination is the Dominique Portet Winery.
The winemaker in the ninth generation, Dominique chose the cool climate of the Yarra Valley as the most suitable place for the winery, which he called by his own name. The choice of this location was the result of many years of searching for suitable land, enabling him to compete with his countryman Bordeaux and became the beginning of a new chapter in the history of French winemaking, originating in the 17th century. We recommend trying 6 different wines: Sparkling Brut Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon, Fontaine Rose, Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and Heathcote Shiraz.
- Premium Wine Tasting in the Dominique Portet winery costs $10 per person.
Cold Stream Hills winery
After Dominique Portet we will head to the next stop at the Coldstream Hills winery, established in 1985 by famous wine critic James Halliday. From its very first harvest in 1985 Coldstream hills became one of the leading small wineries in Australia. Coldstream Hills pays particular attention to its growth and production of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In addition to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Coldstream Hills produces Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and sparkling wine.
- Wine tasting at the Coldstream Hills winery costs $5 per person.
Lunch at Balgownie or Rochford estate
Around 1 PM, we will arrive at the next stop – the Balgownie Estate winery. Come and experience the stylish cellar door and enjoy friendly hospitality whilst you unwind and taste some (or all) of extensive wine tasting range. This wonderful ‘wine experience’ includes some of the award-winning wines as well as flagship Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Estate Shiraz from original 40-year-old vines in Bendigo. Whether you prefer Yarra Valley Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir or perhaps one of our delicious blends or sparkling there will certainly be a wine for you.
The restaurant at the Balgownie Estate can become a perfect location for lunch. Rae’s Restaurant is an ideal venue for any occasion – a romantic getaway, that long-awaited girlie weekend or just an excuse to escape. From casual coffees to hearty breakfasts, lunch with friends or intimate dinners, Rae’s Restaurant will see you eat and drink in style. The views are breathtaking and the facilities invite you to extend your day. As an alternative to the Balgownie restaurant, we offer lunch in prestigious Rochford estate, where you can try a two-course meal with a glass of wine at $60 per person. Lunch is booked and paid for in advance and is subject to availability.
- Wine tasting at the Balgownie Estate costs $5 per person.
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
The final stop of the great day can be, should you choose, a visit to the Yarra Valley’s popular chocolate factory Chocolatier, where you will be offered a large selection of sweets and desserts, as well as homemade ice cream and coffee. This visit to the chocolate factory is very popular and highly recommended upon completion of the Yarra Valley private wine tours.
Upon completion of the tour, you will be taken back to a specified address.
|Yering Station Estate||$5 per person|
|Yarra Valley Dairy Farm cheese tasting||Free for groups under 10 people|
|Dominique Portet Premium Wine Tasting||$10 per person|
|Cold Stream Hills Winery||$5 per person|
|Balgownie Estate||$5 per person|
|Two-course lunch at Rae’s Restaurant with a glass of wine||$60 per person|
|Two-course lunch at Rochford winery with a glass of wine||$60 per person|
Book your Yarra Valley private winery tours now and spend a wonderful day in the company of friends.