Australian Wine Tour Company

Established in 1988 by Matthew Noble, the Australian Wine Tour Company conducts daily tours to some of Victoria's best wineries in the stunning region of the Yarra Valley, just one hour from Melbourne. Tours to the stunning Yarra Valley cater to everyone's needs from beginner to expert, mixing a fun, social environment with entertainment and education. The big difference with Australian Wine Tour Company is the driver/guides. All driver/guides have extensive wine industry experience, coming from backgrounds such as viticulturalists, winemakers and sommeliers. All are passionate and enthusiastic about all things wine and are eager to share their knowledge with passengers and all have exeptional customer service skills. Australian Wine Tour Company strive to be the best and have previously been recognised with awards for their products.

Full Day Yarra Valley Wine Experience - YVWE
Adults: $123.00 / Children: $89.00

Commence the day with a visit to Steels Gate Winery, situated in a picturesque hillside setting at Dixons Creek. Their range of wines are all estate grown and estate made offering finesse and exceptional flavour. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere which makes this the perfect place to experience delicious wines while absorbing the serenity of the Yarra Valley. Travel to Balgownie Estate, one of the most stylish venues in the Yarra Valley with wines to match, and enjoy lunch with a glass of Balgownie Estate wine to compliment your meal. After lunch travel to Yering Farm Vineyards, a charming boutique winery. Experience wines made with traditional wine making methods in their cellar door which showcases antique copper wine making tools used by pioneer winemakers over a century ago - a fantastic environment to enjoy superb wines. Next, visit French Champagne company Moet & Chandon's Australian production house - Domaine Chandon. The perfect way to finish the day with a guided tour through the winery which shows how the wine is made, followed by a relaxing glass of Australia's best bubbly and a view that will leave you in awe.

Departure Days:
Daily except 25DEC and 26DEC.

Departure Point:
as per above pick up points.

Departure Time:
Approximately 9:00am-9:30am.

Pickup:
~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Aug-2019~~Valid for 01APR19-31AUG19:
Passengers must be ready and waiting at least 10 minutes prior to pick up.
9:00am - Radisson Flagstaff Hotel, 380 William Street, City.
9:20am - Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders Lane, 575 Flinders Lane, City.
9:30am - St Paul's Cathedral, 200 Flinders Street (corner Flinders and Swanston Street), City.
9:35am - Her Majesty's Theatre, 219 Exhibition Street (corner Exhibition and Little Bourke Streets), City.
9:40am - Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell Street, City.~~~~
~~ 01-Sep-2019 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01SEP19-31MAR21:
Passengers must be ready and waiting at least 10 minutes prior to pick up.
9:00am - Radisson Flagstaff Hotel, 380 William Street, City.
9:20am - Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders Lane, 575 Flinders Lane, City.
9:25am - Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street (Cnr Market Street), Melbourne.
9:35am - QV Melbourne, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
9:40am - Grand Hyatt, Russell Street Entrance, Melbourne.
9:45am - Her Majesty's Theatre, 219 Exhibition Street (corner Exhibition and Little Bourke Streets), City.~~~~

Dropoff:
As above between 4:30pm and 5:00pm.

Duration:
7 hours.

Entrance Fees:
- Not applicable.

Meals:
- Lunch.

Not Included:
- Hotel pick up (refer to meeting places below).

Inclusions:
- Transport in air-conditioned vehicle.
- Wine expert guide.
- Cellar door tastings.
- Tour of Domaine Chandon.
- Wi-fi onboard.

Adults $123.00
Children $89.00
2 Day Yarra Valley Luxury Overnight Tour - YVBGON
Adults: $493.00 / Children: $493.00

Description:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2019~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR19:
Day 1: Join your Australian Wine Tour Company tour at the selected Melbourne City departure point, to commence a two day Yarra Valley Luxury Overnight tour. Transfer to the beautiful Yarra Valley where in just over an hour, your wine tasting journey begins. Commence the day with a visit to Punt Road Wines where the cellar door staff will share with you some of their award winning wines. The winery has a rich history and is the ideal place to sample a selection of exciting wines that reflect the personality of the Yarra Valley. Then travel to Balgownie Estate, one of the most stylish venues in the Yarra Valley with wines to match, and enjoy lunch with a glass of Balgownie Estate wine to compliment your meal. After lunch, say goodbye to your touring companions for today and make your way to reception to check in for our relaxing overnight stay. There are many activities to choose from to enjoy in the afternoon. (L)

Overnight accommodation at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa, in a Spa Suite.

Day 2: Wake up to morning views of the Valley and then enjoy a lovely breakfast in the restaurant. Spend time at your leisure this morning before re-joining your vehicle at approximately 1.00pm for the return journey to Melbourne and touring. Visit Yering Farm with its rustic charm, beautiful wines and outlook. End your Yarra Valley experience with a visit to Domain Chandon for a private tour through the winery, then enjoy a glass of sparkling wine. Tour concludes at approximately 4.30pm-5.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence. (B).~~~~
~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR20:
Day 1: Join your Australian Wine Tour Company tour at the selected Melbourne City departure point, to commence a two day Yarra Valley Luxury Overnight tour. Transfer to the beautiful Yarra Valley where in just over an hour, your wine tasting journey begins. Commence the day with a visit to Steels Gate Winery, situated in a picturesque hillside setting at Dixons Creek. Their range of wines are all estate grown and estate made offering finesse and exceptional flavour. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere which makes this the perfect place to experience delicious wines while absorbing the serenity of the Yarra Valley. Then travel to Balgownie Estate, one of the most stylish venues in the Yarra Valley with wines to match, and enjoy lunch with a glass of Balgownie Estate wine to compliment your meal. After lunch, say goodbye to your touring companions for today and make your way to reception to check in for our relaxing overnight stay. There are many activities to choose from to enjoy in the afternoon. (L)

Overnight accommodation at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa, in a Spa Suite.

Day 2: Wake up to morning views of the Valley and then enjoy a lovely breakfast in the restaurant. Spend time at your leisure this morning before re-joining your vehicle at approximately 1.00pm for the return journey to Melbourne and touring. Visit Yering Farm with its rustic charm, beautiful wines and outlook. End your Yarra Valley experience with a visit to Domain Chandon for a private tour through the winery, then enjoy a glass of sparkling wine. Tour concludes at approximately 4.30pm-5.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence. (B).~~~~

Departure Days:
Daily except 24DEC-26DEC and 30DEC-01JAN.

Departure Point:
St Pauls Cathedral, corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne.

Departure Time:
Approximately 9:00am-9:30am.

Pickup:
Passengers must be ready and waiting at least 10 minutes prior to pick up.
9:00am - Radisson Flagstaff Hotel, 380 William Street, City.
9:20am - 570 Flinders Street, City.
9:30am - St Paul's Cathedral, corner Flinders and Swanston Street, City.
9:35am - Her Majesty's Theatre, corner Exhibition and Little Bourke Streets, City.
9:40am - Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell Street, City.

Dropoff:
As above between 4:30pm and 5:30pm.

Duration:
2 days / 1 night.

Entrance Fees:
- Not applicable.

Meals:
- Lunch on day 1.
- Breakfast on day 2.

Not Included:
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Dinner on day 1.
- Lunch on day 2.

Inclusions:
- Return transfers from Melbourne to Yarra Valley.
- Wine expert guide.
- Cellar door tastings.
- Tour of Domaine Chandon.
- Wi-fi onboard.
- 1 night luxury accommodation.

What to Bring:
- One small overnight bag per person only.

Adults $493.00
Children $493.00
Full Day Private Wine Explorer 1-6 Guests - PWEYV
Adults: $1,053.00 / Children: $1,053.00

Enjoy a private tour in a luxury vehicle which carries up to 6 passengers, allowing you to adapt your itinerary as the day unfolds. Or let your expert guide suggest an itinerary to match your style of wine and food. You may choose to fit in as many wineries as you can, or take it leisurely - you set the pace. Your guide will use their expertise to ensure your day comes off just the way you like it. Tour includes lunch with a glass of wine at a winery restaurant, and tastings at 4 wineries. Tour concludes at approximately 4.30pm, at which time you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Departure Days:
Daily except 25DEC and 26DEC.

Departure Point:
Selected Melbourne CBD accommodation.

Departure Time:
Approximately 9:30am.

Pickup:
Selected Melbourne CBD accommodation.

Dropoff:
Selected Melbourne CBD accommodation.

Duration:
7 hours.

Entrance Fees:
- Not applicable.

Meals:
- Lunch.

Not Included:
- Additional entry fees to optional venues requested by clients.
- Hotel transfers outside of Melbourne CBD.

Inclusions:
- Transport in air-conditioned, luxury vehicle.
- Wine expert guide.
- 4 Cellar door wine tastings.
- Wi-fi onboard.

Adults $1,053.00
Children $1,053.00
2 Day Western Victoria Ultimate Food & Wine Escape 1-6Guests
Adults: $4,529.00 / Children: $4,529.00

Description:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2019~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR19:
Day 1: An Australian Wine Tour Company vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a two day Western Victoria Ultimate Food and Wine Escape. Classic morning tea is served in the opulent surrounds of at Ballarat's Craig's Royal Hotel, a legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Opened in 1853 and host to poets, princes and prime ministers over its 150 year history, the hotel is a true icon of the Victorian period. Or call into Mitchell Harris Wine Bar for a sample of their flagship sparkling in their rediscovered 1890's produce store and workshop, crafted to industrial cool. Go 'behind the scenes' for a special museum tasting and rustic hamper lunch in the historic cellar at Bests' Great Western. Founded in 1866, Bests' is home to some of the oldest vines in Australia. Later in the day, choose between a rest and relax at your hotel and maybe a meander in the pretty village of Dunkeld. Or, be taken into the spectacular Grampians National Park and stop at some scenic lookouts where you'll feel that you're on top of the world. Check into your accommodation, relax and enjoy the hotel facilities and freshen up for an incredible evening dinner experience. Indulge in an 8 course chef selection tasting menu, with specially matched wines at the acclaimed Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld. Menus are dictated daily by produce sourced from Australia's largest kitchen garden and local suppliers. (L, D)

Overnight accommodation at Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld.

Day 2: Complete your Royal Mail experience with a la carte breakfast and a tour of the hotels extensive kitchen garden. * Optional 'raid the cellar' - as a guest of the Royal Mail Hotel and AWTC, you have access to purchase from Australasia's best wine collection at special rates (at own expense). After a scenic drive arrive at Mount Langi Ghiran winery to taste amazing wines at the cellar door with the magnificent setting of Mt Langi Ghiran National Park as a backdrop before continuing on to Daylesford, Australia's largest natural springs area. Enjoy a 3 course lunch at the fabled Lake House, nestled on the shores of Lake Daylesford while observing art works by well known artist and proprietor Allan Wolf Tasker. Return to Melbourne in the later afternoon. Tour concludes at approximately 5.00pm-6.00pm, at which time you will be transferred to your hotel. (B, L).~~~~

~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR20:
Day 1: An Australian Wine Tour Company vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a two day Western Victoria Ultimate Food and Wine Escape. Classic morning tea is served in the opulent surrounds of at Ballarat's Craig's Royal Hotel, a legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Opened in 1853 and host to poets, princes and prime ministers over its 150 year history, the hotel is a true icon of the Victorian period. Or call into Mitchell Harris Wine Bar for a sample of their flagship sparkling in their rediscovered 1890's produce store and workshop, crafted to industrial cool. Late morning travel to Seppelt's Winery. For nearly 150 years, Seppelt's Great Western has been making high quality wines from the region, most notably they are a Sparkling Wine House and made even more iconic for pioneering Sparkling Shiraz (red sparkling). The property is stunning, both above and below the ground. Their underground drives' or caves are full of atmosphere, history, wine and is a special place to taste some signature wines. Go 'behind the scenes' for a special museum tasting and rustic hamper lunch in the historic cellar at Bests' Great Western. Founded in 1866, Bests' is home to some of the oldest vines in Australia. Later in the day, choose between a rest and relax at your hotel and maybe a meander in the pretty village of Dunkeld. Or, be taken into the spectacular Grampians National Park and stop at some scenic lookouts where you'll feel that you're on top of the world. Check into your accommodation, relax and enjoy the hotel facilities and freshen up for an incredible evening dinner experience. Indulge in an 8 course chef selection tasting menu, with specially matched wines at the acclaimed Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld. Menus are dictated daily by produce sourced from Australia's largest kitchen garden and local suppliers. (L, D)

Overnight accommodation at Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld.

Day 2: Complete your Royal Mail experience with a la carte breakfast and a tour of the hotels extensive kitchen garden. * Optional 'raid the cellar' - as a guest of the Royal Mail Hotel and AWTC, you have access to purchase from Australasia's best wine collection at special rates (at own expense). After a scenic drive arrive at Mount Langi Ghiran winery to taste amazing wines at the cellar door with the magnificent setting of Mt Langi Ghiran National Park as a backdrop before continuing on to Daylesford, Australia's largest natural springs area. Enjoy a 3 course lunch at the fabled Lake House, nestled on the shores of Lake Daylesford while observing art works by well known artist and proprietor Allan Wolf Tasker (wine not included). Return to Melbourne in the later afternoon. Tour concludes at approximately 5.00pm-6.00pm, at which time you will be transferred to your hotel. (B, L).~~~~

Departure Days:
Daily except 24DEC-26DEC and 31DEC-01JAN.

Departure Point:
Selected Melbourne CBD accommodation.

Departure Time:
9:00am.

Pickup:
Selected Melbourne CBD accommodation.

Dropoff:
Selected Melbourne CBD accommodation.

Duration:
2 days / 1 night.

Entrance Fees:
- Included.

Meals:
- Morning tea on day 1.
- Lunch on day 1 and 2.
- Breakfast on day 2.
- Dinner on day 1.

Inclusions:
- Transport in air-conditioned, luxury vehicle.
- Return transfers from Melbourne.
- Wine tastings.
- 1 night luxury accommodation.

What to Bring:
- One small overnight bag per person is preferred.

Adults $4,529.00
Children $4,529.00

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