If your perfect day entails some serious wine tasting, why not consider treating yourself to a tour to Melbourne’s revered wine countries? With a number of award-winning vineyards scattered around the city’s surrounds, there is no excuse for you not to plan a grape day out with friends and family. Here are some the best wine tours and day trips happening around Melbourne (and beyond) right now:
With a tour of four wineries, tastings and lunch included, this tour provides wine lovers with a comprehensive overview of the Yarra Valley region and its fine selection of chardonnays, pinot noirs and cabernet sauvignons. This well-known wine country is only an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD, so a wine tour in the Valley is a great way to wile away your day.
Head down the eastern coast of Port Phillip Bay to experience a tour complete with wine, cheese and chocolate tastings. This tour is the perfect option for lovers of both wine and food, and provides plenty of opportunities to sample some of the Peninsula’s best chardonnay, pinot gris and pinot noir.
Go west and experience all that the Bellarine Peninsula has to offer with this popular wine tour. Verified by a close to perfect rating on Trip Advisor, this day trip combines wine tastings with some seriously good food.
Conducted by locals who will tailor your tour to your needs, this Macedon Ranges experience showcases the best wineries north of Melbourne. Here lies the opportunity to sample the delicate floral aromas characteristic of the region’s chardonnays, pinot noirs and sparkling wines.
If you’re up for a drive, there are some seriously good wineries along Victoria’s north eastern border region. A wine tour in Victoria’s high country is the perfect excuse to plan a scenic weekend away, and you can take your pick of famous regions such as Rutherglen, Glenrowan and the King Valley.
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