Wineries: Victoria’s Finest

Us Victorian’s love our wine – and why not? We have some exquisite wineries in our state and with Melbourne on the Move’s private coach hire at your disposal, there’s no excuse to not visit them! Let’s take a look at some of Victoria’s finest wineries and what makes them so special.

Yarra Valley Vineyards

Polperro Winery

Located in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula – this popular winery is a single label vineyard (which means the wine was made with grapes from a single vineyard as opposed to multiple). Founded in 2006, Polperro has grown into much more than just a vineyard. It’s an experience with a cellar door, restaurant, cosy accommodation and other activities to enjoy – including yoga sessions.

 

Jackalope

This premium winery pushes the limits of what a traditional winery should be. You can find Jackalope in Merricks North (right next to Red Hill) where it sports some luxurious accommodations – and the packages to go with them. With a spa and infinity pool offering views of the scenic vineyard – as well as spa treatments, yoga and an in-house art collection – you’d be hard-pressed not to have a relaxing stay at this estate.

Jackalope also features two restaurants and a stand-alone cocktail lounge – not to mention a selection of exquisite wines to taste and enjoy whilst you take in the breathtaking décor and stunning natural landscapes.

 

Brown Brothers

The Milawa-based winery is a well-known Victorian brand. Founded in 1889 – Brown Brothers are true innovators of Victorian wine and feature a plethora of different wine varietals. Whilst their winery doesn’t have many bells and whistles like yoga or on-site accommodation – they do have a fine dining restaurant as well as a bar with small snacks and of course, wine. The real charm of this institution, however, lies in its frequent events that range from glamping to hot air balloons to family-friendly festivals.

 

Levantine Hill

The distinctive Levantine Hill estate can be found in Victoria’s much-beloved Yarra Valley wine region and is truly a sight to behold. This luxurious winery has all the staple features you’d expect with some added experiences that makes this winery distinctively memorable. On top of their dine and stay experiences in conjunction with the Yarra Valley Lodge – they also offer helicopter and drive experiences around the Valley.

Now, when we say drive experience – we mean it. You’ll be able to choose from a selection of modern supercars and go for a drive along the Yarra Valley heading towards Lake Mountain. The winery also has proposal packages available if you want to forge a truly special moment. The complex itself features floor to ceiling windows so even when the sun doesn’t shine – you can still admire the natural scenery from inside the cosy complex.

 

Shadowfax

If you’re looking for something a little closer to home – then Shadowfax is exactly what you need. Nestled in Werribee, this rustic winery is unique in that it’s located so close to Melbourne with a cellar door. The restaurants gorgeous décor blends modern and rustic aesthetics to deliver a comfortable yet open experience. If you’re looking for a winery to enjoy with a larger group of friends – then Shadowfax is your ideal choice.

 

Yering Station

First planted in 1838, Yering Station is Victoria’s first vineyard. A simple one-hour drive will bring you into the centre of the Yarra Valley where you can find this unmistakably unique winery that is an architectural marvel. With an exorbitant restaurant and lavish cellar door wine bar to match – you’ll be pretty hard-pressed not to feel relaxed and at ease.

Their cellar door tasting bar is also housed in the original building from around the mid-1800s – giving you that sense of true heritage when you step inside of it. An often-highlighted feature of this winery is that the restaurant is nestled within distinct architecture that overlooks the Yarra Ranges – as well as featuring a pond that further adds to the ambience.

 

Looking to hire a private coach to a winery?

Whenever you go to a winery – the last thing you want on your mind is how you’re going to get home. That’s where Melbourne on the Move can help you out. With our private coach hiring services, we can get you to and from any winery in Victoria with ease and comfort. Let our fleet of busses – packed with a suite of modern amenities – transport you across Victoria with our experienced and friendly drivers at the helm.

If you’d like to know more about hiring our private coaches, then please get in touch with us by calling 1300 558 686. Alternatively, you may also contact us via the enquiry form found on our site.

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