Yarra Valley Sunrise Ballooning with Food and Wine Tour

From AUD $650.00
  • Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: YVSGT-SB

Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Sunrise Ballooning

Food and Wine Tour that starts the day with an exhilarating sunrise balloon flight over the Yarra Valley. Your day includes Melbourne City transfers, a champagne breakfast, 5 exclusive cellar door experiences and a 2 course lunch with wine. The sunrise ballooning host manages Melbourne City Hotel outbound transfers to the Yarra Valley. You are picked up after breakfast to commence your tour, from Balgownie Estate.

This world renowned wine region is a must see for food and wine wine lovers visiting Melbourne.

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…

The wineries we have chosen for you to visit on your Yarra Valley wine tour "AS SEEN IN BEST OF THE YARRA VALLEY" reflect the very essence of the region. They present the areas winemakers and
compelling family histories. We present the resilience of Yarra Valley wine making families and their travels through the seasonal challenges that go back many generations. Through persistence and passion saw them build on humble beginnings to become the magnificent wineries they are today. Big and boutique, we connect you with fascinating family stories attached to this amazing group of wineries on the ultimate Yarra Valley winery experience.

Tour Summary             


Informative and knowledgeable Tour guides who are interesting story tellers with over 20 years of touring excellence experience

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 on every tour, including a signaficant food and wine match component on all wine tours

High quality dining option at 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

Our first stop at this spectacular Estate is De Bortoli Estate is where you will enjoy a cheese and wine pairing from the welcoming cellar door. Included

are tastings of Estate De Bortoli Yarra Valley range as well as the
iconic Noble One and Black Noble

Coombe Estate

Coombe Estate 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

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 and Coombe Farm flagship wines

Tokar Estate, Dominique Portet or Tramonto Kitchen and Bar (Lunch Options)

All lunch venues are hosted at leading winery restaurants where al fresco dining is available for warmer months. We choose  stunning locations in the heart of the Yarra Valley

offering authentic food, award-winning wines and traditional hospitality.

The menus change seasonally and reflects

the surrounding region, and modern Australia’s multicultural cuisine.

All lunch venues include a wine tasting

Helen and Joey Estate

End your day in the Yarra Valley on the expansive deck at Helen and Joey Estate that provides a birds eye view of this spectacular region. As relative new comers to the Yarra Valley, Helen and Joey have been innovative and creative trail blazers producing outstanding cool climate premium wines from their stunning 200 acre farm


  • Small group touring with minimum number of 4 guests to tour. Upgrade option to small group of 6 (Mercedes Van Tour Vehicle is $50pp)
    Melbourne City Hotel transfers included. Central transfer location is St Paul's Cathedral on Flinders Street
    Departs daily between  9am - 09:30 am (the exact pick up time is advised on your confirmation email or phone call) with an approximate 5pm return
  • Dietary requirements accommodated (please advise at time of booking)
    Complimentary bottled water provided throughout the day
    Custom air-conditioned vehicles
  • Free Wi-fi on board
  • Epicurean reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary, order and timing for the best cellar door and tour experience