Food & wine touring route
Leg 1: Melbourne to Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges
56 km/35 miles, about 1 hour
Famous for cool climate wines, the Yarra Valley was chosen as a prime vineyard location by French Champagne house Moët & Chandon in 1986. Domaine Chandon is one of the region's finest vineyards, and the sweeping views from its Green Point Room encourage you to linger over an excellent lunch and Domaine Chandon wines.
De Bortoli Winery shot to prominence for its botrytis Semillons, and its popular and acclaimed restaurant. Cheese aficionados should visit the cheese room, where ripe cheese is matched with De Bortoli wines, and can be consumed on the balcony.
If you appreciate a game of golf followed by a glass of local wine and a meal prepared by an award-winning chef, put the Sebel Heritage at the top of your list. With two championship courses, two bars, a cafe and the noted Bella Restaurant, the Sebel offers a great day of golfing.
There are more than 90 wineries with cellar doors in the Valley. Place your wine itinerary and tastings in the hands of local experts to see the best. Victoria Winery Tours, Australian Wine Tour Company and Yarra Valley Winery Tours bring together wine tastings, lunch and Yarra Valley scenery in an exceptional day's touring.
Please your palate, sate your appetite and sample to your heart's content on city-quality food at restaurants in the stunning Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
Let experts introduce you to the Yarra Valley's famous food and wine on a tour in a chauffeured car, roaring motorcycle or drifting hot air balloon.
Gather regional produce for an unforgettable picnic lunch with fresh Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and ice creams.
Sip, sniff, and savour fine wines within the hallowed walls of historic Victorian viticultural institutions, or discover secret winery gems.
Tour along the Yarra Valley Cider & Ale Trail and enjoy a cold brew from seven enticing artisan cider and beer producers.