5 of the best Yarra Valley wine tours from Melbourne

by Paul Stafford  |  Published December 23, 2020

One hour’s drive outside of Melbourne, you’ll find a picturesque valley filled with vineyards best known for their Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Yarra Valley is home to approximately 160 wineries and many more vineyards which thrive in the cooler climate, set back from the coast along which Melbourne is located. Wine tasting tours offer wine lovers the chance to glimpse what goes on behind the scenes before tasting the local varietals at their best, right at the source of creation.

It may be tempting to organise your own winery tours in Yarra Valley, given the ease at which you can access the region’s main town Healesville. But letting somebody else organise the specifics, and the driving in particular, allows you the freedom to taste, to sip, and to quaff at will. Yarra’s popularity means there are many options to choose from, ranging from the cheap wine tour of a single winery to private wine tours that incorporate producers that make wines specific to your taste. Here are five of the best wine tours in Yarra Valley from Melbourne.