CITY BAY AND SURROUNDS TOUR ($400 for 2hrs per car)
This Tour consists of touring The City Bay and Surrounds Area of the CBD.
Toorak (affluent), Clifton Hill (retro), Carlton (little Italy), Fitzroy (bohemian), Kew (Studley Park Boat house), The Yarra River...etc. Picture yourself in a Classic Chevrolet Convertible travelling the streets of Melbourne with the wind blowing in your hair and everyone wondering who you are and wishing it was them.
Stopping to view The Bay or have a walk on the pier while your Convertible waites. Your Tour is a feeling of Luxury. This is a Unique and Special Experience.
Spend two hours seeing Melbourne and its Surrounds from the perspective of a Classic Convertible Chevrolet Impala either 1965 or1968.
This Unique Chauffeured Tour transports you and up to three friends. Choose your own route, or let us choose for you. We go to places such as Kew Boulevard along the Yarra River - a lovely lush area or maybe the Country Area of Warrandyte or The Bay Area of St Kilda. You might want to have Fish'n'Chips at Station Pier or Coffee and Cake at Brunetti's in Carlton!
THE DANDENONGS/YARRA RANGES COMBINED TOUR
With this Tour we take you to Olinda and Sherbrook Forest which is in the Dandenong Ranges, here we travel the winding Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, which has large lush fern gullies and greenery forest, towering Majestic Mountain Ash and beautiful colourful rosellas and bird life.
We stop and visit 'The Sky High Observatory' with spectacular views of Mt Dandenong and Surrounds maybe have a cake or a cup of coffee while nestling under the canopy of Australian Eucalypts Forest and observe the wildlife and the view and the serenity of the Forest.
Next we continue our journey travelling across to Coldsteam Hills and Yarra Glen here we have, The Yarra Ranges and the 'The Yarra Valley Wineries'. We stop for Lunch at Medhurst Winery.
After lunch we take in some Wine Tastings maybe visit the Chocolate Factory for some sweet pleasures all at your pleasure before we travel back home via Christmas Hills.
WINERY YARRA VALLEY TOUR
We like to visit some of The Smaller Wineries. These are some we may visit.
We start at Punt Road Winery a friendly and welcoming Award Winning Winery owned by the Napoleone Family that have been Orchardists in the Yarra valley since the 1940's. They planted their first vineyards in 1983 and since become highly regarded for their Yarra Valley Punt Road label. The have now moved to include hand-crafted cider anfd beer.
Cold Stream Hills Winery founded by Renowned Wine Writer James Halliday in 1985. Excellent wines.
Squitchy Lane Winery 'Our grape growing and winemaking philosophies at Squitchy Lane are directed at solely towards getting the best fruit flavors possible'. Owner.
Medhurst Winery another family-owned winery that has estate grown, low cropped, handmade wines known for its excellent varieties of export quality wines.
Yarra Yering Winery one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards. The wine realeased in 1973 by owner/winemaker Dr Bailey Carrodus gained an international reputation for quality and individuality to great critical and commercial success to date.
St Huberts Winery this Vineyard is hand pruned and mostly trained to Vertically Shoot Positioned trellis, with foliage wires lifted by hand.
Dominique Portet Winery a centuries old wine making family. The Portet family holds possibly an unmatched record in the Australian wine industry. Dominique is the tenth generation in his family to be committed to wine making. His family has had links with the wine industry since 1720 in his native Bordeaux.
We offer you Lunch at the well known 'Yering Station' where food is at its excellence or family run Medhurst or Yarrawood Winery with their tasty delicious Shared Platters.
We may travel to Maddens Rise the philosophy is to maintain, preserve, and where possible and appropriate ecologically enhance the natural vineyard environment by embracing the use of ‘biological’ farming practices in other words keep it Organic.
Another winery we may visit is Greenstone Winery one of Yarra Valleys most progressive unique winery with award winning wines that are sold both nationally and in key markets around the world. Here we may stop for their Cheese Platter and accommpaning wines.
Another Winery to visit is Yarrawood Winery where The Estate is internationally acclaimed for producing fine hand-crafted single vineyard wines.
DeBortoli Winery is next interesting wine from some of the oldest vines in the valley. Tasty cheese and wine tastings with Italian style ambience. Here you can taste some of the best sweet wines in the valley. You can sample taste or buy at your pleasure.
We may also visit Balgownie Estate Vineyard established by the now legendary winemaker Stuart Anderson in 1969. This vineyard was the first vineyard planted in the Bendigo district more than 80 years age. This is one of Australia's great small vineyard famed for its long lived Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Last is finishing off.
We tour back to Melbourne along the Yarra Valley Hinterland through Warrandyte or Kangaroo Ground.
WINERY AND BREWERY TOUR COMB0
Between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago, some humans discontinued their nomadic hunting and gathering and settled down to farm. Grain was the first domesticated crop that started that farming process. The oldest proven records of brewing are about 6,000 years old and refer to the Sumerians. They had discovered a "divine drink" which certainly was a gift from the Gods.
With this tour we take you to some of the Major Watering Holes ( Of The God Oden ) in the Yarra Valley and also some of the Best Smaller Family run Wineries.
We start this tour by traveling the winding roads and hills of Kangaroo Ground and Christmas Hills to Yarra Glen where we visit Napoleone Brewery and Ciderhouse a creative space in the Yarra Valley where they craft and share small, fresh batches of beer and cider. Built from the foundations of an 1860’s dairy on the family property, the stunning views of the surrounding hills, orchards and vines are matched inside by views through to the working Winery.
Next we visit Punt Road Winery a friendly and welcoming Award Winning Winery owned by the Napoleone Family that have been Orchardists in the Yarra Valley since 1940's. They Planted their first vinyards in 1983 and since become highly regarded for their Yarra Valley Punt Road label.
- Following this we go to Medhurst Winery that have estate grown, low cropped, handmade wines known for their excellent varieties of export quality wines. Here we stop for Lunch and have their delicious Shared Platter with a glass of wine.
Following is Hargreaves Hill Brewery this is a family owned mico-brewery that brews with rainwater, they make the ales the old fashioned way no preservatives, no chemicals or sugars. They have 6 beers and 4 on guest taps.
(Depending on days travelled we may change breweries we visit.) Coldstream Brewery which is a mico-brewery that has Rod Williams a renowned brewer for over 40 years. His experience and expertise in establishing the brewery is marked by the unique beer and ales available. There are 4 beers and 2 Cider available.
We travel back to Melbourne via Warrandyte or Kangaroo Ground.
Remember always its up to you how long you want to spend at each location and how many other places we can visit.
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