Café Bus winery tours are unlike any other tour you will experience.
with a perfectly blended itinerary out to the yarra valley wineries you will be delighted after a full day out tasting wines!
Our Wicked Wine Tasting Day In Yarra Valley
On Cafe Bus (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 hostel at just after 7am to go on a Yarra Valley Wine Tour. We were greeted by our crazy guide, Craig, who seemed like a really friendly and outgoing guy, even though he was a little bit nuts at that time of the morning.
We finished picking up the rest of our tour group and left the city. 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, and before we departed he warmed up the on-board coffee machine! Woohoo.
Our first stop 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 Winery Day Tour was living up to all of our expectations.
After a little more coffee from our on-board coffee machine we were really warming up (and waking up). Then it was off to The Dairy, a little cheese tasting (again mmm mmm good), and more coffee ! Then it was time for wine!
First stop was at the Napoleon Co Cidery. 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 cidery also had a few wines to taste. Now we were really getting warmed up.
Onto Dominique Portet Wines, a game of Du Plonk (is that what it’s called? HAHA) and a few more wines. Ooh to warm the cockles of your heart on a cold winter’s day! And the Rose here is definately very yummy.
Into Healesville for lunch, at a really quaint cafe. After a morning of wines, ciders and gourmet tastings, lunch was definitely in order. I had the soup, and the pasta was a very popular order too, and everyone commented how lovely the food was!
The afternoon of winetasting was just about to begin. First stop Killara Wines, one of the Yarra Valley Winery areas more famous wineries, and WOW, what a view. 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.
Last stop was onto a cute boutique winery (I can’t remember the name). The staff were really helpful and friendly, the cheese and bikkies were delightful after so many different wines we had had all day. We relaxed by a warming fire, and reminisced about the day we had had together. Just remembered the name of the winery, Payne’s Rise!
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 Wildlife Tours! Newfound friends and experiences I will never forget. The Yarra Valley day tour is AWESOME! And the on-board coffee machine …best invention on a bus EVER. Thanks for a great day tour in the Yarra Valley.