You probably already know that Yarra Valley wine is renowned around the world for its quality. Whether you are in Melbourne on holiday or have lived here your whole life, it is well worth taking a tour of the region and really getting to know the wines on offer. Here are some reasons to choose Melbourne on the Move’s Yarra Valley Wine Tour as a fun day out.
Award Winning Wine Region
Wine has been produced in the Yarra Valley for over 160 years, making it the oldest wine-producing region in Victoria. The area is also one of the best cold wine regions in the world, specialising in Cabernet, Chardonnay, Semillon and Pinot. Wines grown in colder climates are higher in acid and lower in sugar, since the grapes don’t ripen so fully. That makes them crisp and refreshing, with a lower alcohol content than warm climate wines.
Learn About the Wines
Our tour takes in several vineyards, and you can enjoy the view of beautiful long rows of grapevines stretching as far as the eye can see. Once you head inside of each winery, you will find out a little more about how the wines are made, and all the craft and technology that goes into creating such a fantastic taste.
Hassle Free Transport
If you toured the wineries by car, one person would always have to miss out on the wine tastings so as to keep their wits about them on the road. Hop on to one of our tours and everyone can get involved and fully enjoy the wine; the transport is all taken care of and you can simply sit back and enjoy the scenery along the way. Just join us at our pick-up point in Melbourne by 10 am.
When you join our wine tour, you don’t need to worry about racking up a huge bill in every vineyard, as all the samples you will be offered are included in the package. Having said that, once you have tasted these delicious wines, you may be tempted to buy bottles or even whole boxes, and you will of course have the option to do that, if you choose. The wineries all have their own shops and we can store your wine in the coach.
Lunch is also included at Rochford Winery, where award winning master chefs prepare delicious dishes from local Yarra Valley ingredients to perfectly complement the wines. It’s a wonderful highlight of a wonderful day.
Call us today or book online to secure your spot on our Yarra Valley Wine Tour. If you are on a family holiday, don’t worry, you can take the kids along, too. A very low reduced price is on offer for children, since they won’t be joining in the wine tasting… but we are sure they will still enjoy the beautiful views and delicious food at Fergusson’s restaurant.