I Australian food and wine tasting tour for families

Rayners Orchard

The Yarra Valley and Dandenongs are known for exceptional food and wine and are top destinations for food lovers visiting Victoria. This region is also know for being the most family-friendly of them all with an array of family-friendly wineries and plenty of activities to keep little travellers entertained, including a visit to the Yarra Valley chocolate factory which the kids love!

Our food and wine tasting tour takes you on a journey that will have your taste buds in overdrive as we spend the day eating and drinking our way through Australia’s finest fresh produce, including cheese, fruit, chocolate, wine, cider and craft beers.

As you travel through this breathtaking region, in a luxury vehicle with reclining leather seats and air conditioned comfort, the panoramic windows will give you a chance to take-in its picturesque beauty.  Your own private tour guide will point out the unique native wildlife as you enjoy your journey.

Start time:  Preferred departure time from your accommodation or a central location is approximately 9.30am

End time: Arrives back to Melbourne at approximately 5.30pm

Arriving into Melbourne on a cruise and wish to take this tour? We can adapt the itinerary for cruise passengers into Melbourne. We will collect you from Station Pier and make sure you get back on board to continue your adventure. Be sure to let us know you are visiting Melbourne on a cruise at the time of booking and length of time available .

Pricing: $600 – family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children). For additional guests please enquire for pricing. 

About this tour:

Food and wine lovers visiting Victoria can’t resist the allure of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, and for good reason.

Our private tasting tour is tailored to your group and the age of your little travellers, as well as individual preferences – we will suggest an itinerary for the day that ensures you get to see (and taste!) the best of what this delectable region has to offer.

We’ll show you the finest and freshest fruit, cheese, chocolate and more, and help you wash it all down with Victoria’s finest wines, beers and ciders.

We can introduce you to small, family-run, boutique producers, including visiting the wineries that have bags of rustic charm, as well as take you to see some of the exciting, more modern operators – just let us know any preferred destinations at the time of booking.

Must dos on this tour include the picturesque and fruity, Rayners Orchard where you can take a guided tractor tour of the 40+ acres, picking your own fruit to taste along the way. The kids absolutely love this stop on our tour. After lunch and tastings at a beautiful winery in the Yarra Valley we head to the Yarra Valley Dairy to taste some amazing cheeses and then indulge in some chocolate at the Chocolaterie (again, a big hit for the kids and the big kids with a sweet tooth!).

On the way back to Melbourne we stop and refresh over a tasting of Victoria’s leading apple and pear ciders.

This tour includes:

  • Fruit picking and tractor tour at Rayners Orchard
  • Cheese tasting at the Yarra Valley Dairy
  • Chocolate sampling at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery
  • Wine and cider tastings
  • Fantastic lunch at a scenic family-friendly winery
  • Friendly and informative guide that will keep the kids entertained all day
  • Complimentary door-to-door service

To enquire about booking please email us at info@iheartmelbournetours.com.au and we’ll get back to you super quick.

Please note for your peace of mind we have a valid Victorian Government Working With Children Check.

Optional extras:

  • Craft beer tasting

We can also run this tour as a halal friendly tour. Just get in touch and we will adapt it for you.

In addition to our food and wine tasting tour we also run a Yarra Valley wine tour and a Mornington Peninsula wine tour.


Here what our customers have to say about this tour:

My parents and I had a great time exploring Melbourne with the company of James and Bruce. The tours were very personalized with interesting places that the usual tour groups would not visit. We had an enjoyable and comfortable time on the tours.

– Melissa and family, Singapore

James organised a wonderful day for my husband’s birthday. With a group of friends and kids ranging in age from 1-8 we had a lot of fun exploring the Yarra Valley. The fruit picking and tractor ride were a real highlight for the kids and lunch was beautiful food catering for a range of needs, and very enjoyed by the kids. James knew a lot about the wineries and chose some beautiful and unique spots. He was very flexible and it made for a fabulous day enjoyed by everyone.

– Sarah-Jayne, family & pals, Melbourne


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