Cafe Bus winery tours offers very unique Yarra Valley wine tours and tasting experience. The Wurrundjeri people called the Yarra River “Birrarung” which means “river of mists”. You will be enchanted by this mystical valley and its gourmet delights.
The Cafe Bus Yarra Valley wine tour departs every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday with pickups in Melbourne and surrounds between 7.00 am and 8.00 am. Return time to your hotel is around 5:00pm
• two winery & one cider ale brewery tasting
• italian inspired restaurant winery lunch
• local produce for morning tea
• delicious European chocolate samples
• relaxed and social touring atmosphere
• a professional, entertaining tour guide
• on-board cool box to keep your purchased produce fresh
Gateway Estate Farmhouse
Tour the greenhouse facilities then enjoy tastings of fresh local produce including fruits and cheeses plus strawberry liqueurs and crèmes. Delicious!
Napoleone Brewery & Cider House
Enjoy a generous sample of ciders and ales made onsite at this rustic micro- brewery in the heart of the valley.
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery
See the chocolatiers at work and enjoy free chocolate samples!
Enjoy an educational and fun introductory wine class with tasting Rochford’s award-winning wines.
Killara Estate Winery + Lunch
Relax over an Italian inspired winery lunch overlooking some of the best views of the Yarra Valley & Killara vines. Followed by an informative wine tasting. (drinks not provided with lunch)
Yarra Valley Wine Tour Without Lunch: $115
Yarra Valley Wine Tour With Lunch: $135
Café Bus Yarra Valley Winery Tour is hosted in partnership with Autopia Tours.
Departs: every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
We provide pickups in Melbourne and surrounds between 7.00 am and 8.00 am. We return you to your hotel around 5:00 pm. Pick ups also available from Ringwood, Lilydale and Coldstream by arrangement only.
Yarra Valley Wine Tours
The rolling green hills of the Yarra Valley have enticed visitors for over 150 years, and now it’s your turn. Imagine yourself (and a couple of friends) sipping on world-renowned wines of the red, white and sparkling varieties,as friendly winemakers welcome you to rustic homesteads with gourmet, locally-grown food to replenish your energy. It’s a full day out among the gum trees and open sky of the Yarra Valley, Café Bus does the Yarra Valley Winery Region in style.
Award-winning wineries & cider-house
Throughout the day you’ll be escorted around the curving roads of the lush Yarra Valley, visiting no less than two wineries and one cider-house. We have selected three stops which demonstrate excellence in wine tourism and each with their own international flair. Rochford Winery will astound with its many award-winning Aussie wines, from decadent cabernet sauvignons to crisp chardonnays and smooth pinots. At Killara Estate Winery, we relax over a tasty restaurant lunch, followed by Italian inspired wines and some of the best views in the Yarra Valley.
Napoleone Cider House and Brewery
It’s not all about wine at Café Bus. At this rustic, inviting cider house, you’ll be served a decadent paddle of three ciders and an ale. If you haven’t given cider a go before, be prepared for tingling tastebuds. The Yarra Valley has been the home of cider since the 1900s, and the Napoleone family have been in the game for three generations. Using only premium estate-grown apples and pears, the ciders you’ll sample here are made onsite with 100% fresh juice. Nothing else, no concentrates, no additives, and they’re even gluten free!
Gateway Estate Farmhouse
At Gateway Estate, you’ll sample the best seasonal local produce such as berries, apples and stone fruit as well as a selection of local cheeses and relishes. Gateway Estate also houses an indoor ‘U-pick’ strawberry indoor hydroponic greenhouse with strawberry picking available most of the year round. Also sample the Gateway strawberry liqueurs and ports and try the famous ‘strawberry shot-cake’!
Rochford Wines & Vineyard
Enoy a generous and informative wine tastings at Rochford Wines & Vineyard. The home of special events and concerts in the Valley, such as 'A Day on the Green' which host local and international rock legends.
Killara Estate Winery
Travel to the upper Yarra Valley to enjoy a tasty Italian inspired lunch with some of the best views in the Yarra Valley. After lunch we get to meet some of the passionate Palazzo Family and sample wines from there 100 acre vineyard.
Famous Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-Creamery
Indulge on free chocolate while you watch the Belgian and French chocolatiers
handcraft over 250 different chocolate and truffle varieties. You’re sure to walk away with something delicious from the ‘Great Wall of Chocolate’. The range of sweet treats includes chocolates infused with fruits and nuts from the Chocolaterie’s orchard of cherries, plums, apricots, citrus, almonds and more. And on a hot day, what could be better than luscious home-made ice cream? and try the famous ‘strawberry shot-cake’!
***Please Note: Our Yarra Valley Tour itinerary may change depending on availability and do not operate on Public Holidays. Not suitable for children under the age of 18 years old.