Tours for Two Yarra Valley-Behind the Scenes Yarra Valley

From AUD $800.00
  • Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Melbourne, VIC
  • Product code: T4TBTHS-YV

Region description


The Yarra Valley is recognised as a world class
wine region just over an hour north east of Melbourne City Centre.


With a vast and varied selection of cellar doors
presenting over 70 producers most offering cool climate Chardonnay, Sparkling
Wine and Pinot Noir as the signature wines of the region.


The Yarra Valley, lead the charge on leaner,
acid-driven styles of Chardonnay, more closely aligned with Burgundy, with
winemakers reducing both the duration of oak maturation and the percentage of
new oak used. Closely followed by Chardonnays favourite partner is Pinot Noir
as the Red crowd favourite. To make a great Pinot Noir is often considered the
pinnacle of a winemaking career and you will taste Pinot’s that are amongst the
most elegant and complex in the world. We love to share the spoils of our home
in the Yarra Valley and have crafted a collection of new tasting experiences
for you to discover what happens in the Yarra Valley and how…



Tour Summary             


Informative and knowledgeable Tour guides with over 20 years of touring excellence

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame (achieved after earning
Certificate of Excellence for 5 consecutive years)       

Visits Family Owned and Operated wineries both Big and boutique

Engaging, memorable and interesting cellar door experiences          

Offers 3-4 truly unique and memorable winery events

High quality dining option, preferable a winery restaurant: local, seasonal
produce


De Bortoli Estate

Established in 1928, by Vittoria and Giuseppina De

Bortoli, the De Bortoli family today boast 3 generations of winemakers and are
one of Australia’s First Families of Wine. Today, the granddaughter of the
original migrants to Australia, Leanne De Bortoli and her husband, Stephen
Webber, also the Chief Winemaker successfully run the Yarra Valley Estate


De Bortoli Estate experience

Your first Yarra Valley winery experience is a decadent and tutored Cheese and wine pairing held in the Cellar Door Trophy Room. Included
are tastings of all of  De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate range as well as the
iconic Noble One and Black Noble, with Deen De Bortoli pioneering this famous and world awarded Botrytis Semillon 3 decades ago that took the world by storm,

Coombe Estate


Coombe Farm
is one of the oldest and largest family estates in the Yarra Valley.


Once the home of Australia’s first opera diva, we
visit “Coombe Estate” Yarra Valley Dame. Melba was the first Australian to
achieve international recognition as a classical musician. Coombe Estate has
been beautifully restored and now presents award winning estate grown Coombe
Farm Wines. The cellar door is surrounded by stunning gardens and sits
alongside the gallery facility allowing a relaxing walk through this exquisite
estate.

 Coombe Estate experience

Here we have a very special sparkling and food
match for Tours for Two guests. You will enjoy a Sydney Rock Oyster matched
with Tribute Melba blanc de blanc 2014 Vintage. This stylish
celebratory wine is named is honour of Dame Nellie Melba. Followed by Coombe Farm
flagship wines


 Tokar Estate


A stunning location in the heart of the Yarra Valley
offering authentic food, award-winning wines and traditional hospitality bought
to you by Tokar Family’s Executive Chef Callum Nugent and Sous Chef Elisha
Kesici. The menu at Tokar changes seasonally and reflects
the surrounding region, and modern Australia’s multicultural cuisine. To that
end, the food is hearty & honest and we make you feel at home.


Tokar Estate experience


 2 course lunch with a glass of wine Head chef Callum
Nugent continues the Tokar family’s tradition of ensuring their guests are
generously fed. Wine and food can be enjoyed with a 2-course set menu that
represents the best local and seasonal produce and expertly paired with a glass
of wine

Wine-tasting In addition

to planting traditional varieties (Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz,
Chardonnay) Tokar were the first in the Yarra Valley to plant the Spanish
varietal Tempranillo, planted directly outside the Tokar Restaurant

Dominique Portet

Ninth-generation winemaker Dominique Portet chose
the cool climate of the Yarra Valley as home to the eponymous winery he founded
in 2000.


Now, son Ben – generation 10 – heads the winemaking
team, firmly observing the central tenets of this young yet historic estate:
respect for tradition, understanding of site and an open mind towards
contemporary practices that shape wines that are ever more refined and
delicious.


Nestled in the heart of the Yarra Valley and set amongst rolling vineyards, Dominique Portet provides a
window to a working winery, welcoming hospitality and a variety of options for
tasting experiences - either surrounded by ageing wine barrels or in a private tasting room.

Dominique Portet experience

At Dominique Portet you can see beyond the cellar
door and experience the winemaking and grape growing process followed by a
private tasting of reserve and back vintage wine from the Dominique Portet
special cellar...