A delightful afternoon tour through the beautiful Blue Dandenongs and the Yarra Valley. Sample some of the best wine, food and scenery of Victoria and visit Fergusson's Winery, Rochford Wines and Dominique Portet.
|Start||Melbourne @ 10.00 am|
|Finish||Melbourne @ 05.45 pm|
Located just a short drive to the east of Melbourne, the beautiful Blue Dandenong Ranges are home to colourful native birds, fern gullies and tall mountain ash eucalypts. Look for kookaburras, Crimson Rosellas, cockatoos and of course the elusive lyrebird.
Yarra Valley Wineries
Tour the Yarra Valley, a noted wine producing region and visit Fergusson's Winery for a roast lunch. A 'dessert' stop will be made after lunch at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery (own expense). Continue to Rochford Wines for further tastings and then on to Dominique Portet, a boutique family owned winery. We'll join a vineyard, bottling or vintage tour followed by wine tasting complimented with cheese and crackers.
Blue Dandenong Ranges - superb traditional gardens and towering mountain ash forests
Ferntree Gully - foot of the ranges
Sherbrooke Forest - noted for its lyrebirds and fern gullies
Panoramic views from Grantulla Road
Opportunity to taste Australian wines at Fergusson's Winery, a noted Yarra Valley wine producer
Enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch with wine as guest of Louise Fergusson (Asian cuisine and vegetarian meals will also be available)
Tour through the Yarra Valley
Visit Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - a sweet feast for the senses
Delight in complimentary chocolate tastings, displays of premium chocolates and observe European Chocolatiers at work
Pass through the township of Healesville - set amidst mountain bushland
Visit Rochford Wines and taste from a selection of fine Aust-------------------------------->Visit Dominique Portet winery - a boutique family owned winery now in their tenth generation as winemakers and continuing to respect their French tradition
Take a vineyard, bottling or vintage tour (depending on the activity of the winery)
Enjoy complimentary cheese and crackers with your wine tasting.