Yarra Valley winery restaurants are what allow us to do what we do. So we make it our business to know what they offer, where they are and how they fit into the tour we design especially for you. We’ve made it our mission to sample and indulge in everything we can within this beautiful region – we have had such a brilliant time doing this!
We got to know all the venues inside and out; the giant regional producers, the family-run boutique wineries, where to get the best eats, treats, brews, and so much more!
The links above will connect you to some of the Yarra Valley winery restaurants, breweries, and other venues we visit. Check out the packages to give you an idea of what sort of place you’d like to go on a tour with Yarra Valley winery restaurants at Ami Tours!
Sample, taste, and enjoy the flavors of the Yarra Valley wineries restaurants, which are so close to Melbourne, Victoria. Offering wine tours for the serious wine enthusiast to the novice for a relaxing day or evening of great wines, good food, and enjoyable company. You will discover unique wineries and restaurants where you can chat with winemakers, sample gourmet cheeses, relax with a beer at a boutique brewery, and indulge in decadent truffles and chocolates.
Over eighty wineries span the Yarra Valley such as Watts River Brewing, Sutherland Estate, De Bortoli and Domaine Chandon, each of which expresses the diversity of its terroir, the passion of its producers, mastery of traditional practices, and a rebellious instinct to push the boundaries. No other region can boast the same consistent quality found in this internationally awarded range of wine varieties. And with plenty of emerging varietal wines gaining popularity and prestige, there’s something for everyone in Yarra Valley winery restaurants.
In 1838 the first vines were planted in Victoria’s oldest wine region, the Yarra Valley. During the mid to late 1800s, plantings continued; however, due to the growing popularity of fortified wines, the Yarra Valley ceased to produce Wine by the end of 1921.
It wasn’t until 1963 that winemaking activity relaunched with the planting of vines at Yarra Valley and was subsequently followed over the next decade with the emergence of other now iconic wineries such as Yering Farm Wines, Tokar Estate, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Four Pillars Gin Distillery, Coldstream Brewery, Yering Station Winery, Soumah Wines, Payten & Jones and the re-establishment of two of the valleys original founding wineries St Huberts and Yeringberg.
Since the mid-80s, the Yarra Valley has experienced solid growth and is now recognized as one of the world’s premium cool climate wine regions. Due to our region’s varied microclimates, the Yarra Valley can produce outstanding examples of Sparkling Wines, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Shiraz (Syrah), and Cabernet Sauvignon. The region varieties are not limited to the styles that have just been outlined.
Located an easy one-hour drive from the Melbourne CBD, the Yarra Valley is perfectly situated for a short day trip. With many outstanding restaurants, cafes, and world-class Wine, the Yarra valley will have you coming back for more.