Wine Tours and Tastings around Melbourne…
If you are seeking an indulgent getaway look no further than Melbourne and its beautiful surrounding wine regions. Take advantage of wine tours and tastings to learn about wines from the people who make them on a journey through one of Victoria’s wine regions.
Try a wine tour and tasting in the origin of Victoria’s wine making. The Yarra Valley is one of the best wine producing areas in Australia, and it is right on Melbourne’s doorstep. You can easily book and enjoy a wine tour and tasting day trip from your Punthill CBD or suburban apartment. The Yarra Valley has a wonderful range of cellar doors, all reflecting the diversity of styles and approaches of modern wine making in this beautiful, cool-climate region, a stone’s throw from Melbourne. Sample the grapes and marvel at the harmony of diverse soils, temperate weather, and the dedication of generations of wine makers.
Visit some of Australia’s finest boutique wineries in the Macedon Ranges wine region for authentic, intimate wine tours and tastings less than an hour from Melbourne. Leave the city behind for the lush elevated plains, volcanic soils, rocky outcrops and misty valleys of the Macedon Ranges. Discover hidden vineyards, secret gardens and passionate characters growing grapes to fulfill an obsession. Savour wines of exceptional quality made in small quantities from the finest cool-climate grapes. The region produces some of Australia’s best sparkling wine, and the ranges’ high altitude and cool climate provide perfect conditions for elegant chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz.
Next, head to the High Country and join a wine tour and tasting to discover the Italian varietals, fortifieds, and full-bodied reds that earned this region its reputation. Experience the hot summer days and cool nights that make such distinctive wines around the four valleys created by the Ovens, Buffalo, Buckland and Kiewa rivers. Dine alfresco and spend the afternoon sampling local wines while taking in stunning valley views.
Home to more than 50 boutique cellar doors and the region’s renowned pinot noir plus chardonnay, pinot gris and pinot grigio head south from Melbourne to the rolling hills of the Mornington Peninsula. Pristine beaches and glorious green hinterland make this area a day-trippers delight, with dozens of opportunities for indulging wine tours and tastings. All just an hour’s drive from Melbourne.
Escape from the busy city life to scenic wine country. Nourish your taste buds and soul with a selection of wine tours and tastings all just a short drive from your Punthill Apartment. Punthill Apartment Hotels have affordable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments nestled in both the Melbourne CBD and outer suburbs.