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Yarra Valley Cider and Beer Tour from Melbourne

  • 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
Yarra Valley Cider and Beer Tour from Melbourne
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Federation Square
Departs from Federation Square at 9:55am
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 (39)
1 - 5 of 25 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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

Thank Belinda F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent day out, Excellent company, Exemplary tour guide.

A brilliant day out, with great company, taking in three breweries and the Four Pillar gin distillery, all orchestrated by our excellent tour guide and font of all knowledge, Scott. An excellent day out and a must if you like beer and are in the...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Such a Fun Day!

We were looking for a fun activity to do with our son and his friends, and this did not disappoint. From the beginning when I first booked this, Scott was very helpful. He helped us choose the day that worked best during our stay. On...More

Thank bg4_10
Reviewed 11 September 2018
fun day in the valley

We had such a fun day on our day even though it was fathers day we never felt rushed. Definitely worth the money sampling some amazing beers and ciders. Scotty was just great, really informative and really easy going. The four of us really enjoyed...More

Thank michellemaguire13
Scott D, Life Coach at Aussie Brewery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thanks for the review. It was a really fun day. The group were all awesome and even when we had a 5-minute bottleneck waiting for our table at lunch, everyone just grabbed a drink, kept chatting and carried on. It made a busy day in...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile
Beer and Cider Extravaganza!!

Scott is a fantastic tour guide. His knowledge of everything beer, cider and wine, not to mention everything you want or need to know. Best sense of humour and all round great bloke. We had the best day. Picked up and dropped off where we...More

Thank SassiSez
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4 October 2018|
Response from Bill C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes there are. Bon appetit. Bill