The wineries on this Yarra Valley wine tour reflect the very essence of the region. They present the areas winemakers and compelling family histories. You'll see the resilience of Yarra Valley wine making families and their travels through the seasonal challenges that go back many generations. See how persistence and passion saw them build on humble beginnings to become the magnificent wineries they are today. Big and boutique, you'll connect with fascinating family stories attached to this amazing group of wineries on this ultimate Yarra Valley winery experience.
De Bortoli Winery, a third generation, Italian family owned winery and one of the biggest wine companies in the Yarra Valley. From its vineyards in this premium wine growing region and their vineyards in New South Wales, De Bortoli produces a wide range of award winning wines including the world acclaimed, award winning range of premium Fortified Wines. Enjoy a hosted tasting of cheese from their own Cheese Maturation Room, matched perfectly with their Yarra Valley estate wine.
From a large family owned winery at De Bortoli we head to boutique Yering Farm for a cellar door experience in the charming rustic cellar door shed. Yering Farm is a family owned winery and orchard located on the original site of the Yeringa Vineyard, owned by the Deschamps Family in the 1800’s (from lower Burgandy near the Beaujolais region) 20,000 vine cuttings were planted, obtained from the vineyard of Chateau Lafite. Resurrected by the John’s Family in 1980, with orchards (apples and pears) and the the first replanting of the grapevines beginning in 1989
Tokar Estate or Tramonto Kitchen and Bar are wonderful lunch destinations and provide the option of alfresco dining in warmer weather with a full al la carte menu to choice from. Both are long time favorites for locals and international travellers with warm and inviting service and the very best local produce. Your main meal is served with a perfectly matched glass of wine.
Gluten free and vegetarian palates are catered for. Please let us know in advance.
The final stop is a visit to Helen and Joey Estate which is a unique tasting experience of wines of exceptional value. Established in 2010 with 85 acres under vine, Helen and Joeys are a fabulous new addition to the world class wineries of the Yarra Valley. With spectacular views from the patio you can enjoy a tasting on the patio or at the cellar door of 3 fantastic ranges of estate and reserve wines.