Between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago, some humans discontinued their nomadic hunting and gathering and settled down to farm. Grain was the first domesticated crop that started that farming process. The oldest proven records of brewing are about 6,000 years old and refer to the Sumerians. They had discovered a "divine drink" which certainly was a gift from the Gods.
With this tour we take you to the Major Watering Holes ( Of The God Oden ) in the Yarra Valley.
We start this tour by travelling the winding roads of Warrandyte to Healesville where we visit Buckleys Brewery named after William Buckley the famous escaped convict. The beers are traditionally brewed, non-filtered and full flavoured. This is Yarra Valleys First Traditional Brewery with Solar Heated Brew. There are 4 beers to choose from. This is where you will be taken through the brewery and shown the step by step production method of making Beer.
Next stop "Innocent Bystander Giant Steps" and the new brewery 'White Rabbit', the guys there are not only Wine Makers but Brewers and have been awarded for "Little Creatures" The 2007 Worlds Best Ale in The Australian International Beer Awards. There is also a personal selection of some of the worlds other great beers.
Next we travel the rolling hills across to Yarra Glen to visit Hargreaves Hill Brewery this is a family owned mico-brewery that brews with rainwater, they make the ales the old fashioned way no preservatives, no chemicals or sugars. They have 3 new beers and 2 guest taps. This is also where we stop for lunch at the new Bar and Restaurant. The Chef is known for his delicious modern brasserie style menu.
After lunch we visit Coldstream Brewery which is a mico-brewery that has Rod Williams a renowned brewer for over 25 years. His experience and expertise in establishing the brewery is marked by the unique beer and ales available. There are 4 beers available.
We travel back to Melbourne via Warrandyte.
Sleeping and meals
Lunch and Beer Tastings not included in price.
Policies & Restrictions
You need to bring Hat and Sunglasses and a sense of Adventure.
Price is per car and we can seat up to 4 passengers. We have 2 cars available.
Cancellations may occur due to Weather Conditions if this happens we will rebook or refund to customers request