Café Bus winery tours are unlike any other tour you’ve ever experienced.
A perfectly blended itinerary out to the yarra valley wineries with something to tickle everyone’s taste buds on this full day out enjoying local produce and award-winning wines!
Our Wicked Wine Tasting Day In Yarra Valley
With Cafe Bus Winery Tours (AWESOME)
We just got back to Melbourne after an awesome day out winetasting with Cafe Bus.
This morning we were picked up at the door of our hotel at just after 7:00am to go on a Yarra Valley Wine Tour. We were greeted by a friendly welcoming guide by the name of Craig, straight away we knew it was going to be a great day in the valley. After warmly greeting us he introduced us to the those on-board, as we head off to finish picking up the rest of the passengers from there nominated pickup locations.
On the way Craig told us some really funny stories, and got us interacting with each other, he told us about what we could expect during our day, in the Yarra Valley, we were excited for what the day would bring! Woohoo.
First stop was at a charming local farmhouse, located at the gateway into the Yarra Valley funny as it was called Yarra Valley Gateway Estate & Farmhouse’. We got a behind the scenes guided tour through the capsicum and strawberry hydro-plant and greenhouse, followed by a delicious sharing platter covered with local produce and tasty condiments for us all to try. Would definitely recommend purchasing the Tomato Kasundi, we bought two jars as they make perfect gift items!
Second stop was at the Napoleon Co Cidery Brewhouse. I’ve never been a huge fan of cider, but I tell you now, the pear cider is to die for! I even bought a few bottles to take home with me. The rustic ciderhouse also had a few ales to taste for those have a dry palette. Now we were really getting warmed up.
Then onto the award-winning Rochford Wines, to experience an educational cellardoor experience away from the crowds (I can’t remember the name). The staff were really helpful and friendly, so many different wines we had to try. Make sure you take a scroll upstairs to the birdnest viewing tower located in the centre of the winery, to view the picturesque scenic landscape across the vineyards
From here we head off to Killara Estate the Italian inspired winery and stop for lunch, at a really beautiful family owned winery. After a morning of wines, ciders and gourmet tastings, lunch was definitely in order. I had the pasta which was popular to order from our menu, and everyone commented how lovely the food was!
Following by another afternoon tasting what that WOW factor views’. It was a stunning warm winter afternoon so we sampled our wines out on the balcony overlooking one of the best views I have seen in Australia.
Our last stop was at Yarra Valley Chocolates, we got to taste some really lovely chocolates and ice cream, which simply melted in our mouth. Everything from dark, milk and white chocolates as well as everything in between, and some delectable fudges. Mmm mmm. So far the Yarra Valley Wine Tour was living up to all of our expectations.
Back onto the bus for a short drive home. We arrived back in Melbourne after a full days winetasting at the Yarra Valley wineries about 5pm, just in time for a nice dinner (some of us from the tour had a great meal out together). And now it’s back in my hotel, with my feet up enjoying those ciders I bought.
A fantastic day, thanks Cafebus Winery Tours! Newfound friends and experiences I will never forget. The Yarra Valley day tour is AWESOME! Best winery tour EVER. Thanks for a great day tour in the Yarra Valley.