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Déjà Brew | Private Beer & Cider Tour in Yarra Valley

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Price PP$199
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Price PP$199
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Lunch / Tastings at 3 Breweries / Special Visit
Tour Details

Wine doesn’t always steal the show on the Yarra Valley, and we’re here to prove you just that.

Our Deja Brew tour includes tutored tastings, plenty of beer and the opportunity to get up close and personal with the brewers and their facilities. The breweries we visit include those on the boutique scale, right through to the major producers. This gives you a chance to experience the amazing diversity of Melbourne’s beer scene.

With a fully licensed and CPVV accredited tour guide at your side, our aim is to provide you with a memorable experience exploring the best beers and ciders that Yarra Valley has to offer at an affordable price. This 8-hour private tour package price per person includes 20-25 beer and cider tastings at 3 different breweries/ciderhouses, a gourmet lunch, a special visit to the local distillery or chocolaterie, and private transport to all wineries.

  • This tour requires a minimum of 6 guests however we are happy to cater to smaller groups as well. Please get in touch with us for a custom quotation for smaller groups. 
  • Kindly send us an email to bookings@amitours.com.au if you wish to make a tentative booking.
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Departure & Return Location:

A location of your choice within the limits of Metropolitan Melbourne. 

Meeting Time:

30 mins – 1 hour prior to arrival at winery region. (Subject to change based on preferred pickup location)

Price Includes:

  • Tour Guide
  • Pick-up & Drop-off Transfer
  • Private Transport to Breweries
  • Approx. 20-25 Beer Tastings at 3 Breweries
  • Gourmet Lunch at Brewery
  • Optional visit to a Local Distillery, Winery or Chocolaterie

Add-ons:

  • Chrysler Limo Transfer (11 Passengers)
  • Hummer Limo Transfer (16 Passengers)
  • Helicopter Transfer to Yering Station

Price Excludes:

  • Any Private Expenses (Additional Purchases, eg: Beer Bottles)
  • Expenses at optional visit venues are not included (e.g. tasting fees, food or beverages, this is a visit only)

Complementaries:

  • Bottled Water
  • Esky with Ice
Disclaimer
  • Booking Policy – All breweries advertised on tour packages are based on availability. In the event of a brewery(s) being fully booked, we will substitute it for another venue at no extra cost.
  • Deposit Policy – All deposits made to confirm a tour are non-refundable. Please ensure you are confident that you will go ahead with the tour when placing a deposit for a tour.
  • Cancellation Policy – Cancellations requests are handled on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to cancel your booking, please get in touch with our team via bookings@amitours.com.au. To learn more about our refund/cancellation policy, please click here for our Terms & Conditions. 
  • Overtime Policy – Our full-day tour duration is 8 hours from pickup time, with an additional 30 minutes grace period allowed in some cases. Overtime charges start to apply once tour duration is exceeded, our tours are created to be an unrushed experience, we kindly request our guests to abide by the flexibility we allow in our tours. Additional hours of driving will result in fatigue for the driver and compromises the safety of passengers on board. We appreciate your understanding and all efforts taken to respect the tour’s duration.
  • Sustainability Policy – Our tour buses are occupied back to back on tours, we kindly request all our clients to make sure personal belongings and rubbish are removed from the bus at the end of the tour. Spills and rubbish leftovers may attract cleaning charges.
Tour Itinerary

10.00 A.M:Pick-up

We’ll pick you up from a location of your choice within Metropolitan Melbourne Limits.

  • For groups of 6-11 people, we offer a private 12 Seater Mini Bus.
  • For groups with more than 11 people, we are able to offer a private 14 seat, 21 seat or 24 seat buses depending on the passenger requirement.
  • Alternative and luxury modes of transport such as private 12 Seater Chrysler or a 17 Seater Hummer Limosine can be included for an extra fee (available as add-ons during checkout).
  • Private helicopter transfers are available as add-ons. It will be a one-way transfer from Pickup location in Melbourne City to Yering Station.
Create your own private wine tour with Ami Tours
Create your own private wine tour with Ami Tours

11:00 A.MBeer/Cider Tastings at Watts River Brewing

Our first stop is tucked away in Dromana’s industrial estate; you might not expect this to be the location of some of the Mornington Peninsula’s finest beer.

Featuring high ceilings set within a large factory, Jetty Road Brewery gives customers the chance to see the process from barrel to bottle. It’s a meticulous process the crew have spent countless hours perfecting. They craft their beers to suit every palate, whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned veteran. The Jetty Road IPA is a favourite among the locals – definitely worth a try. Inspired by the coast, it’s one you can’t leave without tasting.

12.00 P.M:Beer/Cider Tastings at Napoleone Cider & Orchard Bar

Set amongst a picturesque orchard where they grow their own pears and apples, you can enjoy the deliciously fresh beer and ciders straight from their functioning brewery to your glass in either their restaurant or bar.

From their on-site brewery, Napoleone creates a selection of tasty beers that includes a refreshingly light lager and an American-influenced pale ale. But beyond their brews, it’s no secret that their ciders are really where this estate shines.

They’ve been growing and picking their own pears and apples for three generations, and you can taste the difference their premium fruit brings to the cider. In the bar, you can sample a selection of brews through their tasting paddles. 

01:00 P.M:Beer/Cider Tastings & Lunch at Coldstream Brewery Pub

Coldstream Brewery embodies all of the things to love about life, great beer and cider, informal eating, great people, all at the doorstep of the magnificent Yarra Valley.

So broad is the pale ale style today that brewers have a blank canvas when it comes to brewing beers that wear the title (and that’s before you even start talking about XPAs, session IPAs, summer ales…). For Coldstream, the brewery seems to have mostly looked towards England for inspiration for their Australian Ale.

It’s darker than many modern American interpretations you’ll find, with soft floral hop notes sitting atop a rich and slightly nutty malt base that’s supported by a decent bitterness.

The restaurant and bar are housed in a charming old brick building in the heart of Coldstream. The restaurant serves fresh, informal, locally sourced food for lunch and dinner, washed down with Coldstream beers and ciders plus a well-stocked bar that supports other Yarra Valley producers and not forgetting the locally roasted coffee.

04:00 P.M:Optional visit to Four Pillars Gin Distillery or Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

For our 4th stop, you can choose between a visit to the Local Gin Distillery, or Chocolaterie.

Feel free to treat yourself to a true Australian Craft Gin at Four Pillars Gin Distillery before heading back home.

Had enough to drink for one day? Feel free to indulge your sweet tooth in a freshly made batch of artisanal chocolates, pastries & desserts at the Yarra Vallery Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery before heading back home.

Disclaimer: Please note that expenses incurred at this venue, including but not limited to food, tastings, beverages, and activities, are at the expense of the guests and are not as a part of the tour inclusions.

05:00 P.M:Wrap-up & Depart Yarra Valley

As the day comes to an end, it is time to wrap up and leave the Yarra Valley and head back home.

06:00 P.M:Expected Return Time

Our tour guide will return you to your desired drop off location(s) within Metropolitan Melbourne.

Map

Point “A” is an example of a pick-up from Melbournce CBD.

FAQ

Can I customise the tour itinerary?

Absolutely! Can’t find what you are looking for, or have a specific brewery or winery that you would like to visit? Then we can customise a tour to suit your needs. E-mail us at bookings@amitours.com and let us know how we can help you.

Is this a private tour? Do I get a private driver & a private vehicle for my group?

Yes, this is a private tour. Our private tours are inclusive of a private vehicle & a private tour guide fully accredited to carry paying passengers.  

What happens in the case of COVID-19 restrictions?

We will provide a full refund if you are unable to travel due to government-mandated restrictions or if we are unable to provide the described service due to any other public health restrictions.

What is your refund & cancellation policy?

  • All cancellation requests must be sent through in writing (email or text) for us to process a refund.
  • All deposits made to confirm a tour are non-refundable. Please ensure you are confident that you will go ahead with the tour when placing a deposit for a tour.
  • Cancellations made before 12 hours after payment are subject to a 5% fee of the total booking fee. 
  • A 50% refund is issued to any bookings which are cancelled after 12 hours of payment but 7 days prior to the booking date. 
  • No refund is issued for any bookings cancelled within 7 days of the confirmed booking date. Please note that our tours are very high in demand and limited spots are available for our bookings. Cancellations result in administration costs on our end as the tour agency as well as the breweries that make reservations.
  • Refunds can take 3-5 business depending on your bank account. Cancellations made within 1 week or less prior to the tour date will not be refunded.
  • Dates can’t be swapped. A $100 rebooking fee will be applied for any private tours that need to change dates.
  • Reduced numbers in group bookings will not be refunded.
  • Passengers are recommended to be at the pickup point of choice at the time agreed between the guests and Ami Tours. Late arrivals by passengers can result in delays in attending to the booking and the risk of bookings being cancelled by the breweries for no-shows. No refunds apply for any delays caused by the lateness of guests. The breweries also reserve the right to refuse us if we are late, as they will need to attend to other on-time bookings. No shows will not be refunded.

How do I purchase an add-on?

Step 1: Please select your preferred booking date & number of people, and click “Book now”.

Step 2: Continue with the checkout process by filling in your contact information & billing address. Click “Next Step” when you’ve completed filling in the required information.

Step 3: Select an add-on of your choice. The final amount will be added to the total balance of your tour cost. 

Step 4: Proceed to the payment gateway and finalise payment. 

Do I need to register an account on the website to book a tour?

No, registration is not required; all tours can be booked through the website without creating an account.

What if I don’t want to book through the website? Is there another way to make a booking?

Please send us an email with your request for a booking to bookings@amitours.com.au

Our booking team will advise you on other methods of payment. 

 

Is payment required upfront to book a tour?

All tours must be booked with a minimum deposit of 10% to be confirmed and locked in. 

Our tours operate on a first come first serve basis, limited spots are available, and we cannot accommodate everyone who registers interest and makes a tentative booking for a tour date without any payment.

Feel free to get in touch with us via bookings@amitours.com.au for any questions about bookings.

Is lunch included in the tour package?

Yes, Lunch is included in this tour package.

What is the standard duration of a tour?

A full-day wine tour booking includes 8 hours; this includes the time from the first pickup to the final drop-off. However, there are exceptions to this in case of extreme weather conditions, traffic incidents, etc.

Example of a standard tour: Tour begins at 10 am from pick up point in Melbourne CBD, driver & passengers arrive at Yarra Valley at 11 am, return to Melbourne CBD to finish the tour at 6.00pm.

If multiple pickup pickups/drop-offs are required, then it is recommended to plan your day ahead to avoid exceeding the 8-hour tour duration.

Will I be charged extra for exceeding the 8-hour limit of tour?

Not strictly, we may allow up to an extra 30 minutes as no one is perfect, and going overtime can happen. However, if an 8-hour tour ends up being a 9- or 10-hour tour then you will be charged overtime.

It is important to note that the driver is booked for 8 hours and longer hours of driving result in fatigue which is not ideal for the safety of the driver and passengers on board. 

Reviews (54)
  • Customer Review - Casey
    DAMON T.Had a great time learning about beer and getting my buzz on with the gang. Thanks a lot for your service.
  • Customer Review - Gary L.
    GARY L.I have used Ami Tours for several celebrations,(wife’s birthday, Friendsgiving, Christmas parties, etc) and have never been disappointed! Frank is ALWAYS on time, his bus is clean and comfortable, and he provides a fun and unforgettable experience. If you ever have a group gathering, celebration, work function, Bachelor party or any fun outing, please consider Ami tours as one of your top considerations. Even if you don’t like beer you will still have a great time.
  • Customer Review - Alicia T.
    ALICIA T.My son, Nick, wanted a private party to visit some breweries. We had a group of 20 and reserved the large bus! So glad he chose Brewery Tours of Ami Tours. Michelle was very responsive to my requests and gave me advise on how to make this night special. We visited several brewing including coldstream and watts river. LOVED the locations! Now AJ, our driver, was AWESOME!! He hit it off with the group from the start! Michelle and AJ tag teamed during our adventure and timed our arrivals with beer samples appearing as our large party arrived. I was very pleased with the timing and coordination. I didn't have to worry about anything!! AJ did a fantastic job and we would book him again. I really appreciated the work Michelle and AJ did to make this night a very HAPPY one for my son!! THANK YOU!