We joined the tour as while we love to taste and drink different wines, we prefer to have an easy tour that including sight seeing and outdoor adventure (we saw the words "live kangaroos" on the website). This tour topped everything - starting from Craig, our tour guide - driver, wine advisor, and great Aussie bloke who made our tour wonderful.
On the way to the Yarra Valley (while he was driving), he gave us (3 of us plus other 5 passengers) a great story of local Melbourne history (starting from Melbourne Exhibition building, Melba, Opera, Lygon St....), it was a big bonus plus.
Craig made the trip fun and enjoyable (not to mention my wife won the prize for his "quiz question"). The 2 wineries that he took us were excellent: wine, service, environment. We learnt a lot about wine. Luckily, we chose his tour, as we went to the Chocolate factory as well as the famous cheese farm where we enjoyed both unique Aussie specialties. It was a great arrangement - not too heavy on drinks and very educational too. We learnt a lot.
The last bit of "live kangaroos show" on the local golf course topped the trip, as we were only 2 metres away from the herd, the animals were friendly. They were relaxing on the golf ground looking at us - thinking "here come some human beings". Apparently, this Kangaroo tour can not be found in other trips. We had a great special treatment. The best of the whole tour is that we were picked up (next to the National Gallery (end of Russell St) at 12 pm and we finished at 7 pm. This arrangement is a lot better than other similar tours which start at 9 and finish at 4 pm. Reason being - as tourists, we prefer later start (we wake up around 9 am) and the food arrangement was not heavy at all, plus, 2 wineries plus 3 other sightseeing was the key....not too heavy on drinks, great Aussie experience and of course, the wonderful Craig.
A big thank you. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!!