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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.

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1 - 5 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great day in Yarra valley

Had a great day in the Yarra valley with a great group of people and a fantastic guide Paul done a great job and his knowledge was above and beyond what I expected would recommend this tour and would do again food was great and...More

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 1 June 2018
Aussie Brewery Tours Does It Again!

A great day out with a bus full of sociable people sampling some fine beers and ciders on what was a corker of a day in the Yarra Valley (almost needed sun cream a few days shy of winter!) This was our second tour and...More

Thank Allison S
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Very knowledgeable and amusing driver

Great day out. We tried so many really good beers and ciders. We weren't rushed at all just allowed to take our time and enjoy ourselves.

Thank JMB1309
Reviewed 21 May 2018
What a great day out!

Our guide, Paul, did a fantastic job being both fun and informative. Nothing was too much trouble for him in accommodating everyone's tastes. We had plenty of drinks to try. Napolean Brewery was particularly beautiful. Lunch at Yarra Glen was lovely but I would suggest...More

Thank clarencl
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