What To Expect
Yarra Valley, is a natural amphitheater, which makes it the perfect location for ballooning tours - great views, native fauna and flora, excellent food and wine, and stable weather. Enjoy the breeze as it usher you along the corridors of grape vines and over the Yarra River.
Yering Station is one of Australia's most spectacular winery set-ups. We'll start the day by showing you how to swirl, sniff & slurp and then you'll be ready to taste some of Yering Station's award winning benchmark classic Australian wines.
Clearly one of the most stylish venues in the Yarra Valley with wines to match. Balgownie Estate have a marvelous restaurant with fantastic views and great wines to taste at the cellar door. Enjoy a high quality restaurant lunch with a glass of Balgownie Estate wine to compliment your meal.
Yering Farm has stunning views and is oozing with rustic charm. Experience wines made with traditional wine making methods in their cellar door which showcases antique copper wine making tools used by pioneer winemakers over a century ago. A fantastic environment to enjoy superb wines.
French Champagne company Moet & Chandon's Australian production house Domain Chanson is the perfect way to finish the day with a guided tour through the winery that shows how the wine is made followed by a relaxing glass of Australia's best bubbly with gourmet food platters and a view that will leave you in awe. Spectacular, to say the least.
15:30, leave Yarra Valley, return to Melbourne
Australian Wine Tour Co pick-up points:
9:00 at The George Hotel - Cnr Fitzroy & Grey St St Kilda (wait at front)
9:20 at Seven Eleven - Cnr Flinders & Spencer St - City (wait at front)
9:30 at St. Paul's Cathedral - Cnr Flinders & Swanston St - City (wait at front)
9:35 at Her Majesty's Theatre - Cnr Lt Bourke and Exhibition St, City (wait at front
9:40 at Hertz Car Rental - 97 Franklin St, City. (wait at front)
One hour sunrise balloon flight over Yarra Valley
Champagne breakfast at Rochford Wines
Full day wine tour to 4 premium Yarra Valley wineries
All tastings and winery lunch
Transfers between tours
Meals and drinks unless specified
Tips and gratuities
*Tour meeting point and champagne breakfast will be at Rochford Wines (weekends) or Balgownie Estate (weekdays).
Please wear clothes that are suitable for outdoor activities, including sturdy shoes, warm socks, a cap and sunglasses.
Drop-off will be at Wine Tour Itinerary Point 1 (Yering Station) at 10:45.
If your Balloon Flight is cancelled due to bad weather, the winery tour will proceed as scheduled. If you fail to show for your Winery Tour, no refund will be issued.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
A maximum of 12 people is permitted in the basket.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.