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Yarra Valley Cider and Beer Tour from Melbourne

Highlights
  • Explore breweries, cideries and distilleries in the Yarra Valley, from Melbourne
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch paired with a tasting paddle and complimentary drink (beer or cider)
  • Discover dozens of local Yarra Valley beer styles on this small-group tour by air-conditioned minivan
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Yarra Valley Cider and Beer Tour from Melbourne
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Federation Square
Departs from Federation Square at 9:55am
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Overview
Discover the Yarra Valley’s burgeoning craft beer culture and meet other brewing enthusiasts with a guided tour from Melbourne. Stop in at five unique breweries along the Yarra Valley Cider and Ale Trail to sample local beer and cider while learning about the craft brewing process. All tastings and a gourmet lunch are included on this relaxed and social tour.
What to Expect
While the Yarra Valley is most famous for its premium wines, beer lovers have much to celebrate with the growing popularity of craft breweries that pepper the Yarra Valley Cider and Ale Trail. Meet your guide for this tasty tour in Federation Square in the late morning, and settle into a comfortable air-conditioned coach for the scenic 1-hour drive to the Yarra Valley.
The exact itinerary will vary depending on the day and season, but you can expect to stop at five unique breweries known for their friendly service and top-notch taste. At each stop, learn about the brewing process and get tasting tips from your knowledgeable guide.
At Napoleone Ciders, taste ciders made from estate-grown fruit using methods inspired by this craft producer’s winemaking background. Taste lively, crisp ciders made with apple and pear at St Ronan’s Cider, plus fruit-flavored wine and sweet, jewel-colored port. Get a taste of Yarra Valley history at Buckley’s Beer, the oldest brewery in the region, as you sample quality brews at the solar-powered outpost. 
When hunger strikes, head to Hargreaves Hill for a savory lunch. Start off with a tasting paddle of house made, European-style beers, and then pick your favorite for a full glass to accompany your meal. Later on, pay a visit to Coldstream Brewery for a sampler flight of seasonal ciders and a pub snack, and enjoy a tasting at either Riders Beer or the Public Brewery.

Feeling fully satisfied from your tasting extravaganza, relax on the return drive to Melbourne, where you’ll be dropped off at the original departure point in the late afternoon.

Reviews (44)
1 - 5 of 29 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Perfect day in the YV

What a fantastic day we had. Paul our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer any question thrown at him and did so with his great sense of humour. We had a non-beer drinker in our group and she was pleased with her...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Juddy_1991
Reviewed 14 November 2018
Best tour ever!!

Best tour guide (Scotty). Scotty has an amazing knowledge of the beer and cider industry, and the history of beer in this country. A nice size tour (we had 9). Amazing beer, cider and food, in the wonderful Yarra Valley. Can't recommend this tour enough.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Inspire22310190123
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile
A must for a beer & cider drinker

What can I say. We have just walked away from an amazing day. Scotty is knowledgable, had answers to all questions and made it an all round great experience. Amazing value for money and very good company.

Thank Jade.croatto C
Reviewed 24 October 2018
FaNtAsTiC dAy !!!

The team had a brilliant time and enjoyed the knowledgable Scott. Three days later still talking about the tour :) Highly recommend to all.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trudi E
Scott D, Diffmeister! at Aussie Brewery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thanks, Trudie, it was fantastic meeting the lads, it was great to get them out on tour with us. Very happy to hear they enjoyed it, also tell them Scotty is getting a new diff next week - they'll understand :P

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Cider and Beer Convert!

This was the highlight of our Melbourne stay and if it wasn't for the hard work and attention of the owner, we may not have made it, as numbers were down. But to Scotty's credit he made it happen and it was awesome. I was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Belinda F
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Hi The tour didn't get back until around 6 ish.
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Hi, Yes there are. Bon appetit. Bill
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