When searching for a Melbourne Winery Tour what should you be looking for? Victoria is blessed with an array of wine regions that cater to all tastes — the Yarra Valley, Macedon Ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Bellarine Peninsula.
1. Choose your preferred grape variety.
Some people like red wines – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Tempranillo, whilst others have a preference for white wines; Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Semillon, Voigner, Marsanne and verdhello (not all listed).
Do you enjoy a Sparkling Shiraz or a Sparkling White? Perhaps you like them all! That’s fine as our Melbourne Winery Tours will take you to regions that cater for all tastes.
2. Define your region of interest.
The Mornington Peninsula wine region has a reliable rain fall and its reputation is borne from excellent vintages of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It also has great Pinot Gris, Tempranillo and all also find Shiraz.
Some great wineries to visit include Box Stallion, Stonier Wines, Red Hill Estate, Dromana Estate, Hickinbotham, Tuck’s Ridge, Montalto, Willow Creek Vineyard, Pier 10, T’Gallant, or Paringa Estate.
The Yarra Valley Wine Region is recognized as one of the world’s leaders in classic wines. The Yarra Valley, being a cool climate wine region, produces various varieties of red and white wines, most famed for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but you’ll also find Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinto Gris/Grigio, Marsanne & Riesling. Phew! This would make a great for a great Melbourne Winery Tour!
There are so many wineries in this region, but to name but a few; Balgownie Estate, Coldstream Hills, Domaine Chandon, Rochford, Oakridge Estate, Yering Station, Tokar Estate, De Bortoli, Dominique Portet, Fergusson Winery, Riverstone Estate, Tarrawarra Estate, Punt Road, Sticks, Immerse, Yileena Park and Coombe Farm.
The Macedon Ranges wine region boasts some great Pinot Noir, Sparkling Reds which have increasingly grown in popularity, Shiraz, Cabernet and Chardonnay. There are some great cellar doors where you could incorporate lunch from their local produce.
Wineries and cellar doors available to visit include the very popular Hanging Rock Winery, Glen Erin Vineyard Retreat, Granite Hills, Gisborne Peak Winery, Curly Flat Vineyard, Morgan Field, Farrawell, Riddells Creek Winery, Cobaw Ridge, Rowanston on the Track, Longview Creek or Midhill Vineyard.
The Bellarine Peninsula in the Geelong wine region is particularly known for its excellent Chardonnay and Shiraz, along with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. There’s also spectacular views so would recommend a full day Winery Limo Tour.
There are over 50 wineries and cellar doors to choose from, so choosing 4 to visit will be a difficult decision! Bellarine Estate, Scotchman’s Hill, Oakdene Vineyards, Shadowfax, Terindah Estate are just a few. If you intend to make this a full day tour, you could include a visit to the Werribee Open Range Zoo or the historical Werribee Mansion.
3. Who’s Driving?
If you’re looking to do a Winery Tour in Melbourne, needless to say, drink driving is out of the question, so who will be your designated driver?
4. Advantages of Hiring a Winery Limo Tour
Who wants to drive? Who is going to miss out on all that luscious wine tasting…
If you hire a limo for a winery tour, you know that you’ll be safe; you’ll be in good hands. If you want to go with a group of friends you’re not limited to 4 passengers per vehicle, and if there’s more than one vehicle, it can be difficult following the lead vehicle driving to the destinations, which can be distracting and sometimes dangerous.
Our BMW Stretch limousine can seat a large group comfortably. You’ll be able to relax, enjoy some food, have a great ride and enjoy the music so you can make this a real fun day for everyone.
5. Book a Winery Limo Tour with Love Limo!
When you’ve done your homework on the winery regions and have chosen where you’d like to have your Melbourne Winery Tour, give us a call. Compare our impeccable service to others – are they as flexible as we are? You’re not stuck with what we want you to do – you have the option to choose your own wineries that you’d like to visit.
Love Limo promises you a day to remember.