With a private guide and vehicle, you will avoid the crowds and head to some of the tastiest wineries in the entire valley. You will start your day with a behind-the-scenes barrel room tasting, accompanied by locally-grown produce at the Dominique Portet vineyard. This family has been making wine for 10 generations and is a household name within Victorian wine circles. Often it's the people behind the wines that make the tastings so enjoyable and these guys couldn't be more passionate about what they do. This inside look sets the perfect tone as you venture out to other boutique wineries for additional tastings throughout the valley. A stop will also be made at a beautiful vineyard restaurant for a 2-course lunch that is good enough to make you wonder why wine overshadows the area's culinary achievements. If there is a certain wine that really peaks your interest, make sure to alert your guide and they will do their best to cater to your interests as you enjoy this perfect taste of the valley away from the crowds.
It wouldn't be a journey to Australia without getting up-close-and-personal with some of its famous animals. Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organization that has education programs and an on-site recovery facility for threatened species. Take advantage of the chance to feed some kangaroos and learn about the defense mechanisms of wombats. A photo opportunity with a koala will be hard to pass up and we give you permission to be as shameless as possible when demonstrating your excitement.
Wine, food, and koalas. What more do you need?
Departures: 08:00 AM, 09:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - The price of this tour includes wine tastings, entry to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, and a 2-course lunch with a beverage.
- The wineries you visit can vary from day-to-day, based on availability and crowds. If there is a particular winery you are interested in, please contact ShoreTrips.