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The best Yarra Valley Food and Drink Tour for the Weekend Lovers

Delight your senses on a getaway trip to the beautiful Yarra Valley for an epic foodie and tasting tour. Like our artisanal friends here, we have crafted something special. Putting together the perfect mix of indulgences just for you, the weekend lover. 

Enjoy the good vibes on the way through our countryside. Take in the relaxing views and interesting insights from our local host. Then entertain your curiosity with tastings from our premium boutique producers. Let the good times begin! 

We know a few things about creating an awesome day out. Thanks to our sweet guests, you can be assured that you’re hanging out with the #1 rated Food & Drink operator in Melbourne. So put on your sunnies and get ready to experience the Yarra Valley.

 

What makes our weekend tour a

A main course lunch with glass in the Yarra Valley Wine Tours

2 course lunch with wine

Enjoy a shared meat and cheese charcuterie board with a tailored wine tasting followed by a seasonal main course lunch with glass of estate wine.

Table of Wine Bottles

Yarra Valley wine tastings

Explore two hand-picked wineries to taste wines that represents the terroir of Yarra Valley. Tasting fees are included.

Gin Paddles

Four Pillars Gin Distillery

Visit the most famous Gin producer in Victoria to experience their award winning gins. Their awesome gin paddle with tonic water is included.

Napoleone Brewery Beers And Ciders

Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse

Quench your thirst with beer & cider made local and with fruits from nearby orchards. A pot/glass of beer or cider of your choice is included.

Cheese and Wine Tasting in Yarra Valley

Cheese & nibble platters

Enjoy a cheese and nibble platter at both wineries to accompany your wine tastings. This will add extra depth plus it's delicious!

Sweets At Yarra Valley Chocolaterie

Artisan chocolates & ice-cream

Visit the famous Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery for a tempting bounty of sweets. Complimentary tastings of chocolate buttons are available upon entrance.

Dancing Kangaroo

#1 on TripAdvisor & Google

Thanks to our wonderful guests and their 5-star reviews, we are rated the #1 Food & Drink Tour Operator.

Sean with Guests

Awesome local guides

Our hosts are a bundle of know-how and joy. Feel the good vibes and learn from our passionate guides. We treat everyone like a good friend and that's a promise.

Come enjoy our
Epic!

Yarra Valley Wine Tour

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Weekend Lovers Yarra Valley Food and Drink Tours

This is the ultimate tasting guide to the Yarra Valley. Like anything “craft” we have poured our heart into curating the most elegant and indulgent day trip for you to enjoy. So let us delight you and swift you to the most beautiful wine region in Victoria. 

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Tour schedule

Operates on Saturday and Sunday
Depart @ 9:45AM and Return @ 5:45AM
Excludes some public holidays

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Pick-up location

St Paul's Cathedral:
Meet on the corner of Flinders Street & Swanston Street @ 9:35AM, in front of the steps of St Paul's Cathedral on the Flinders Street side

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Highlights
  • All our Yarra Valley tasting tours are fully inclusive for your convenience and peace of mind. 
  • Feast on a shared meat and cheese charcuterie board with a tailored wine tasting followed by a seasonal gourmet main course lunch with a glass of wine at the first winery (fees included).
  • Appreciate the gorgeous gins with a tasting paddle with tonic water at Four Pillars Distillery (fees included)
  • Quench your thirst with a glass of beer or cider of your choice at Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse (fees included).
  • Taste a variety of wines at premium boutique wineries (fees included).
  • Enjoy locally made cheese platters with nibbles at both wineries during your guided wine tastings (fees included).
  • Visit Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-creamery (complimentary samples available).
  • Experience our fun & knowledgeable local tour guide.
  • Simple convenience of a central pick-up location in Melbourne.
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Why pick us?

After many overwhelming requests by our awesome guests, we have created the Weekend Lovers tour to truly celebrate Yarra Valley's crafty diversity. We have blended the perfect combinations of fun activities with interesting insights so that you can be truly mesmerised by this blissful place. What makes us unique is our audacity to be different and passion for curating memorable tours. Don't just hop onto any tired bus tour, instead come dance with us in the Yarra.

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Sample itinerary

Yarra Valley is Melbourne’s favourite getaway destination and home to the freshest local produce and trendiest craft. We aim to always keep our tours energetic by heading off the beaten track. Below is a sample itinerary of what a perfect date with us might look like. 

"Bring your sunnies, we'll do the rest"

9:35 AM

Please meet in front of St Paul's Cathedral (located on corner of Flinders Street & Swanston Street). Wait near the near the steps area on the Flinders Street side.

9:45 AM

We aim to leave on time so please be considerate to others and plan your trip in advance.
Head via a scenic route to the Yarra Valley taking in the views of a relaxing countryside and the mountain ranges that encircle the lower flat plains. There are many spotting opportunities of native wildlife like Kangaroos and Wedge Tail Eagles that call this place their home.

Yarra Valley Scenery

11:00 AM

Arrive fresh off the bus at your first destination, Four Pillars Gin Distillery. Here you'll be offered their tasting paddle of 3 popular gins to be washed down with a delicious tonic water.

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin

12:00 PM

Then make your way across the Yarra Valley floor towards the edge of the mountains to a picturesque winery for a seated wine tasting session with the wine-maker. This intimate experience includes a shared meat & cheese charcuterie board for you to nibble on while enjoying the single-vineyard wines. Following this wine appreciation, you get to choose a wine of your choice to enjoy with a main course lunch. We finish the dinning session with a coffee or tea.

Lunch time with Dancing Kangaroo Tours on our Yarra Valley Wine Tours

2:00 PM

Next visit the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-creamery famous for their generous scoops of ice-cream and indulgent chocolates. Be tempted to spoon copious amounts of complimentary chocolate buttons upon entry.

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2:45 PM

We continue our drive to the final cellar-door located on a hill overlooking the vineyard. Take a moment to appreciate the wonderful panoramic scenery of the Yarra Valley from this height. Then be delighted by a platter of artisan cheeses with breads and crackers throughout your wine tastings.

Cheese and Wine Tasting in Yarra Valley

3:45 PM

Quench any remaining thirst at Napoleone Brewery and Ciderhouse. Enjoy a full glass of either a craft beer (try either their pale ale or lager) or a cider (apple & pear). You may take a wander through the buildings attach to the microbrewery like the Meletos bar & Providore gift and flower shop.

Ladies enjoy some cider at Napoleone Brewery

4:30 PM

Good things are best enjoyed in moderation. It's time to dance back onto the bus and head home to Melbourne.

Bruce the Unicorn

5:45 PM

Arrive back at Melbourne and be dropped off on the side of Federation Square. Thank you for doing the Weekend Lovers Tour with us! Make sure to give us a high-5 on TripAdvisor or Google.

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Summary
  • Visit 2 hand-selected boutique wineries for a guided tasting of  single-vineyard wines such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Cabernet. Also be delighted by this region’s infatuation with Sparkling wines. Both wineries will be very distinct in terms of terroir (higher versus lower altitude) and wine making techniques (natural versus modern). Wine tasting fees included.
  • At both winery, enjoy a platter of cheese and nibbles (crackers, bread etc.) with your wine tasting experience.
  • Visit Four Pillars Gin Distillery. Taste their 3 of their signature gins with tonic water. Gin tasting paddle is included.
  • Visit Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse where local craft beers and ciders are made on premise using the freshest ingredients.  Choose from either their Lager, Pale Ale or Apple & Pear cider to quench your thirst. A glass of your choice is included.
  • For lunch feast on a shared charcuterie board passionately laid with cold meats and local cheeses. Then dine on a seasonal gourmet main dish with a full glass of wine of your choice and coffe/tea to finish. This 2 course style lunch is included and we can cater to most dietary requests. 
  • Visit the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-creamery. They offer complimentary chocolate buttons upon entry and a wide array of sweet products to purchase.

Important notes

  • This is an adult’s only tour (18+). Sounds exciting already.
  • Group sizes may range from a minimum of 6 to a maximum of 18 guests only
  • Please meet in front of St Paul’s Cathedral on the Flinders Street side at 9:35AM. We aim to leave on time at 9:45AM.
  • It’s very important to eat a generous breakfast before attempting this EPIC experience. We’ll be having a late afternoon lunch at approx. 1:45 PM. 
  • Low aroma snacks (like chips & nuts) welcome on bus. 
  • Bring a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated. 
  • Wear appropriate clothes because Melbourne’s weather is famous too

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Yarra Valley Wine Tour

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