WINE TOUR YARRA VALLEY
We like to visit The Smaller Wineries
We start at Punt Road Winery a friendly and welcoming Award Winning Winery owned by the Napoleone Family that have been Orchardists in the Yarra valley since the 1940's. They planted their first vineyards in 1983 and since become highly regarded for their Yarra Valley Punt Road label. The have now moved to include hand-crafted cider.
Next Cold Stream Hills Winery founded by Renowned Wine Writer James Halliday in 1985.
Next Yarra Yering Winery one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards. The wine realeased in 1973 by owner/winemaker Dr Bailey Carrodus gained an international reputation for quality and individuality to great critical and commercial success to date.
From here to Warramate Winery a small family run winery with vines that are dry-grown hand pruned and harvested.
Followed by Dominique Portet Winery a centuries old wine making family. The Portet family holds possibly an unmatched record in the Australian wine industry. Dominique is the ninth generation in his family to be committed to wine making. His family has had links with the wine industry since 1720 in his native Bordeaux. Here you get to see first hand the wine production method and talk to the local wine makers.
We offer you Lunch at the well known 'Yering Station' or 'Bella Verdi Cucina' where food is at its excellence.
After lunch we travel to Sticks Winery one of Yarra Valleys most progressive unique winery with award winning wines that are sold both nationally and in key markets around the world.
Next DeBortoli Winery interesting wine from some of the oldest vines in the valley. Fantastic cheese and wine tastings with Italian style ambience. We introduce you to the highly respected and well known Richard Thomas a cheese maker for over 30 years. You can sample taste or buy at your pleasure.
Now if time permits we visit Balgownie Estate Vineyard established by the now legendary winemaker Stuart Anderson in 1969. This vineyard was the first vineyard planted in the Bendigo district more than 80 years ago. This is one of Australia's great small vineyard famed for its long lived Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
Last is finishing off. We tour back to Melbourne the back way across Christmas Hills and Kangaroo Ground.
This is where we would like to take you, but its up to you weather you do all these wineries in the time allocated within 7 hours. We do not rush you if your enjoying talking and tasting at a particular winery we leave it to you when you want to move on. Its all about Relaxing and having a Good Time.
Lunch is the only booking we need to be on time for because its pre booked.
ALL WINE TASTINGS ARE FREE BUT LUNCH NEEDS TO BE PAID BY CUSTOMER.