You Bet Shiraz | Private Wine Tour in Heathcote
Famous for it’s ancient Cambrian soils (rich red volcanic and deep soil with excellent water retention) – which help to produce the world’s best Shiraz, Heathcote makes the perfect day trip or weekend away for those guests looking to explore beyond the Yarra Valley and Peninsula.
Heathcote wines are defined by their inky depth of colour and deep, dark complex fruit wines that are simply well balanced, smooth, and sought after to enjoy. As well as the shiraz, Heathcote also produces excellent examples of Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the reds and in whites. The Voigner, Marsanne, Riesling, Chardonnays and Sauvignon blanc of this region are simply devine.
Experiencing these wonderful wineries is a day out you will not forget and a great chance to stock up your cellar with a few bottles of the wine you enjoy. So bring your friends and join us on an epic tour in Victoria’s up-and-coming winery region. This tour’s price person includes 20-25 wine tastings, a gourmet lunch, a host, private transport, and a great day out.
- This tour requires a minimum of 6 guests however we are happy to cater to smaller groups as well. Please get in touch with us for a custom quotation for smaller groups.
- Kindly contact us if you wish to make a tentative booking.
Departure & Return Location:
A location of your choice within the limits of Metropolitan Melbourne.
30 mins – 1 hour prior to arrival at winery region.
- Tour Guide
- Pick-up & Drop-off Transfer
- Private Transport to Wineries
- Wine Tastings at 3 Wineries
- Gourmet Lunch
- Chrysler Limo Transfer (11 Passengers)
- Hummer Limo Transfer (16 Passengers)
- Any Private Expenses (Additional Purchases, eg: Wine Bottles)
- Bottled Water
- Esky with Ice
10.00 A.M | Pick-up
We’ll pick you up from a location of your choice within Metropolitan Melbourne Limits.
- For groups of 6-11 people, we offer a private 12 Seater Mini Bus.
- For groups with more than 11 people, we are able to offer a private 14 seat, 21 seat or 24 seat buses depending on the passenger requirement.
- Alternative and luxury modes of transport such as private 12 Seater Chrysler or a 17 Seater Hummer Limousine can be included for an extra fee (available as add-ons during checkout).
11.00 A.M | Wine Tastings at Sanguine Estate Wines
With the combination of an incredible vineyard site producing outstanding fruit, Sanguine Estate produces exceptional wines, recognised through countless awards and trophies including the most coveted regional trophy the “Heathcote Grand Terroir”.
At their RED 5 star James Halliday rated winery and cellar door, you’ll be greeted by one of the Hunter family and can enjoy tastings of their highly awarded wines within the winery or on the terrace overlooking their beautiful property.
12:00 P.M | Wine Tastings at Jasper Hill Vineyard
Our 2nd stop is Jasper Hill, Australia’s most individual and compelling Shiraz wine makers. Beginning in 1975, they were pioneers in Victoria’s Heathcote region.
The geology in their wines matters. The vineyards are planted on a strip of Cambrian soil that is found between two faults. The predominant soil type is a deep red/brown gravelly loam that allows low vigour vine growth without irrigation. Because the vineyards are at an altitude of some 300 m, this is a relatively cool climate area for Australia.
In the winery they take a minimal intervention approach. No synthetic chemicals, fertilisers or acidification is necessary: this is rare in Australia. The goal is to produce wines that reflect their terroirs.
01:00 P.M | Gourmet Lunch & Wine Tastings at Tellurian Wines
Tellurian’s organic winemaking is minimalistic and gentle. When you drink the wines, they want you to smell and taste the beauty of each variety as they grow in the individual vineyards; to recognise Heathcote in your glass.
Blessed with the 550 million-year-old Cambrian soils, Tellurian vineyards became home to the plantings of Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Marsanne, Viognier, Fiano and Nero d’avola.
You can expect to be taken through an extensive list of wines at the cellar door either inside their intimate tasting room or outside on the deck if there weather is pleasant. From the deck you have sweeping views across the vineyard. The team can be as in depth (or not) about the region and their style of winemaking and love it when groups hurl questions at them as there isn’s much they can’t answer.
This winery will certainly impress even the most seasoned wine tourers and it is likely you won’t leave empty handed as it will be hard to find a nicer drop then here.
04:00 P.M | Wrap-up & Depart Heathcote
As the day comes to an end, it is time to wrap up and leave the Yarra Valley and head back home.
05:00 P.M | Drop-Off
Our tour guide will return you to your desired drop off location(s) within Metropolitan Melbourne.