In Melbourne? Go Wine Tasting! 

Are you lucky enough to have you found yourself in Melbourne – go wine tasting! Sure Melbourne is a dynamic city with lots to do (check out this post for fun things to do in the CBD) – but the regions surrounding Melbourne are famous for amazing vineyards producing some of the best vino in the world. So do yourself a favor and take a day to taste incredible wines! 

In Melbourne? Go Wine Tasting!

Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, and Macedon Ranges

All of the above are wine producing regions roughly an hour or so from Melbourne. Yarra Valley has stunning mountain vistas, the Macedon Ranges is full of granite strewn hills, and the Mornington Peninsula boasts a maritime influence and beautiful beaches. All three regions offer different geographical features and boast fantastic vineyards where you can taste wine to your heart’s content. 

Tour with the Best – Vinetrekker

I LOVED my wine day wine tasting in the Mornington Peninsula with Vinetrekker. Paul Robinson (Vinetrekker’s Tours Director) was my guide for the day. He is delightful! He is beyond knowledgeable about the wines and wineries in the region. And he put together the most lovely tour, selecting the most beautiful wineries with the most delectable wines, as well as selecting a delightful spot for lunch. The wineries we visited included:

  • Yabby Lake Vineyard (gorgeous tasting room and yummy wines)
  • Crittenden Estate Vineyard (best pinot gris I’ve ever tasted and a luxurious tasting room)
  • Quealy Vineyard (creative wines unlikely anything else I’ve tasted)
  • Stonier Wines (truly a stunning property)
  • Ten Minutes by Tractor (best sparkling wine of the day – yes, I bought a bottle!)

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention lunch was at Merricks General Store. Don’t let the name fool you, this was a gourmet dining experience in the most idyllic setting.

We ended our tour at a vista point with sweeping views of the peninsula and bay. Truly a memorable way to end a dream of a day and very considerate of Paul to stop and share it with us! 

A Truly Perfect Day Trip 

Whether you’re a wine snob or just beginning your wine journey, if you find yourself in Melbourne – go wine tasting!  You will not regret taking a tour with Vinetrekker (I really cannot recommend them enough). You’ll enjoy a fun day learning about and tasting delicious wine and enjoying a gourmet lunch. What better way to spend a day and experience Australian wine country? It’s truly the perfect day trip from Melbourne! 

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