Wine Tour Yarra Valley
This tour comprises visiting the wineries at Yarra Valley.
We like to visit The Smaller Wineries. Here are some we may visit.
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 is Medhurst Winery a small family winery with awards for their wines here and overseas. We offer you delicious lunch here with your choice of lunch and a glass of wine.
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.
After lunch we travel to Greenstone 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. 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.