Yarra Valley Cider and Beer Tour from Melbourne
Stops may include:
Napoleone Brewery and Ciderhouse: part of Punt Road Wines. Drawing on their winemaking background, these beer and cider-makers produce high-quality ciders using fruit grown on their estate and craft small-batch beers.
St Ronan’s Cider: where you sample a variety of ciders made from apples and pears, as well as berry wines, sparkling wines and ports. Their ciders come in regular draft-style as well as methode traditionelle (a French method for making Champagne).
Buckley's Beer: The oldest brewery in the Yarra Valley: Hear about the craftsmanship, top-notch ingredients and solar energy that goes into creating Buckley’s great beers before enjoying a tasting.
Hargreaves Hill: for a tasting paddle and lunch. After sampling several options, pick the beer that you like best, then enjoy a complimentary glass of their beer or cider to go with your meal.
Coldstream Brewery: for a tasting paddle and snack. A brewpub that supplements its roster of beers with seasonal specialties and locally produced ciders.
Riders Beer Co: a family owned and run winery from the Kelly Brothers of Kellybrook winery and Kellybrothers cider fame.
The Public Brewery: combining their own brews and great food, you can enjoy some of the worlds best beers.
Four Pillars Gin Distillery: for a gin tasting at this award winning state of the art distillery.
Throughout the day, your expert guide shares informative and entertaining commentary. After a fun-filled day of food and drink, you are returned to your starting point in the late afternoon to end your tour.
- Very generous beer and cider tasting sessions
- Quality lunch with complimentary drink
- Drinks included (glug glug glug)
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Local guide
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Hotel pickup available
- Bottled water.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- We recommend closed-toe shoes
- Minimum age is 18 years
- Vegetarian option is available - other dietary requirements please ask.
An interesting change from typical wine tours. Great if you are a fan of cider.
Excellent tour - great value for money and I really enjoyed it!! The guide was very good, lots of beer to taste and nice lunch
This was one of the highlights from my trip in August 2015. We were a small group and it was so much fun. Great guide, awesome food, and I found beer I like! Although I am still more of a cider lover!
This was a fun tour! Scott did a great job of getting all of us to learn a little bit about on another. We had a small group of 7 or 8 and ended up having a wonderful day. Scott had a lot of information to share about Yarra Valley, each of the breweries we visited and the liquor industry in general. His witty comments and humorous stories made for a relaxing and enjoyable tour. We don't see much cider in the United States so we were surprised at how many cider samples were provided at each of the breweries. However the tasting paddles had 6-8 sizable samples so we had plenty of beer, too. The gin distillery was fun, too, and they gave us four generous samples. Fun day!!
The whole trip was very well managed and we had a comprehensive tour of welcoming breweries.