Melbourne is well known for its Gold Rush architecture and love of sport. But for a foodie, the world’s most liveable city becomes the city with the best wineries! Home to more than 800 wineries and 600 cellar doors, there's a wine for every palate in Melbourne.
As Melburnian wine labels gained popularity in the global market, the city attracted thousands of wine lovers and vintners from around the world every week! But the wineries here have ‘something extra’ for its visitors with excellent food and amazing hospitality adjuncts; a perfect Melbourne day tour idea!
The idea was brought in by the Fergussons who combined their winery experiences with the spectacular Yering Station complex, the state of the art Eyton on Yarra and the restaurant at Lilydale Vineyards. Now most wineries here are complemented with luxury accommodation options, sumptuous dining packages and sometimes even spas, making them a top choice for Melbourne sightseeing experiences!
Some wineries also gives tough competition to the hotel chains in Melbourne. Jackalope on Mornington Peninsula always tops the list. With super stylish rooms, double vanities and even a Japanese bath tub, there’s no wonder why this winery has won every hotel design awards there in Australia!
Chateau Yering, the current name of the first winery in Melbourne, is no step behind in creating a wholesome experience. The winery here is dovetailed with a heritage-listed Victorian mansion comprising of 32 suites, each decorated with individual colour schemes, antique furnishings and a private balcony!
What better way to relax on a weekend than having a relaxing spa bath enjoying one of the best wines in the world! Spa & Shiraz in Balgownie Estate is where you need to head for this experience. You will begin with a tour of the famous Balgownie cellar door and then have fun in their private suits enjoying the views of the stunning winelands of Yarra Valley! Sounds romantic?... Yes! It’s a perfect date plan too!
If you are up for a drive, an hour from Melbourne will take you to the famous Port Phillip Estate. Not only the place will surprise you with their biological farming system and non-interventionist approaches, the dining experience here is a treat to your taste buds with a perfect blend of European and local flavors! Enjoy a wonderful stay in their contemporary designed suites with interiors that exude the utmost luxury, taking in the spectacular vineyard and coastal views!
So don’t settle for winery experiences which just present you with swaying vineyards and old farmhouses as when you go for unique Melbourne day trips, you can guzzle wines to your heart’s content and enjoy a luxury stay, personal spa, spectacular vineyard views and often a delicious brekky the next morning after your hungover night!