The Yarra Valley and Dandenongs are known for exceptional food and wine and are top destinations for food lovers visiting Victoria. 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: From $160 per person. For groups larger than 7 please contact us and we will put together the perfect itinerary for you. The price will depend on group size, dining location and other inclusions.
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 your 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. 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.
On the way back to Melbourne we stop and refresh over a tasting of Victoria’s leading apple and pear ciders.
This tour includes:
In addition to our food and wine tasting tour we also run a Yarra Valley wine tour. You may also been interested in our Bellarine Peninsula wine tour and Mornington Peninsula wine tour. Fancy some chocolate with your wine? You’re in luck as we also run a Chocolate and Wine Tour.
Hear what our guests have to say about this tour:
We had the perfect day trip – thanks to tour guide, James, He provided a fabulous day for my husband and I in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong region. We arrived into Melbourne for the day on our cruise boat at around 9am and were greeted by James who took us straight out to the Yarra Valley for a fantastic day of wine tasting and indulging in some local produce along with a wonderful ride on the charming Puffing Billy train. Lunch at the Soumah winery was fabulous. We weren’t sure that packing so much into a day trip would be possible since we were only docked at Melbourne for a short while but James was fantastic at tailoring the itinerary to ensure we saw the best of Melbourne and beyond while also putting our nerves at ease that we wouldn’t miss our boarding call! Thanks James, and we hope you’ll come visit us one day in Everett!
– Glenda and Neil, USA
Thank you James for your wonderful hospitality! Recommend I Heart Melbourne! James is professional, friendly and very knowledgable! We had a great day!
– Kristen, Queensland