Ultimate Yarra Valley Tour For Pinot Noir Lovers

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir from Giant Steps

Ultimate Yarra Valley Wine Tour For Pinot Noir Lovers

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning Yarra Valley, renowned for producing award-winning Pinot Noir. This ultimate itinerary is tailor-made for Pinot Noir enthusiasts, offering a handpicked selection of experiences that promise to delight your palate and immerse you in the beauty of this acclaimed wine region.

Tour Duration – 1 Day

Tour Cost – $550 total which covers transport & private guide for the day (wine tasting’s & lunch not included) for a max of 11 guests. For groups above 11 in size we can customise a quote based on group size as we rent 21 or 24 seat buses for larger groups.

Pickup – Melbourne CBD and surrounds at 9-10am

Dropoff – Approx. 6pm in the Melbourne CBD and surrounds.

Max. Guests – 11 – For groups above 11 in size we can customise a quote based on group size as we rent 21 or 24 seat buses for larger groups.

Enquiries – Call Jono Ingram on 0410 341 228 or email jonoingram@gmail.com. You can also message me directly on WhatsApp or DM me via Instagram @jonoingram 

Yarra Valley’s Top Pinot Producers

On a day tour to the Yarra Valley we can typically visit 5-7 places which includes wineries plus popular destinations like Yarra Valley Dairy, Chocolate Factory etc.

Yering Station

Yarra Yering

Coldstream Hills

Levantine Hill



Giant Steps

Yering Station – Open 7 days a week 10am – 5pm

Choose from 3 tasting options – Village, Estate & Reserve

Village – $11.50 per person

  • Village Off-Dry Riesling
  • Village Rose
  • Village Chardonnay
  • Village Pinot Noir
  • Village Sangiovese
  • Village Shiraz
  • Village Merlot

Estate – $17.25 per person

  • Yarrabank Cuvee
  • Yarrabank Brut Rose
  • Yarrabank Creme de Cuvee
  • Yering Station Chardonnay
  • Yering Station Pinot Noir
  • Yering Station Grenache Shiraz Mourverde
  • Yering Station Shiraz Viognier
  • Yering Station Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Fortified

Reserve – $34.50 per person

  • Single Vineyard Y28 Chardonnay
  • Reserve Chardonnay
  • Yering Station Laura Barnes Pinot Noir
  • Reserve Pinot Noir
  • Reserve Shiraz Viognier
  • Single Vineyard Spring Lane Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Levantine Hill – Coldstream – Open 7 days a week 11am – 5pm

Nestled in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Levantine Hill Winery epitomizes excellence in Australian winemaking. Renowned for crafting exceptional wines that showcase the region’s terroir, from their acclaimed Pinot Noir to their elegant Chardonnay, every bottle reflects their dedication to quality and innovation. Beyond wine, their luxurious estate features a stunning restaurant offering contemporary cuisine perfectly paired with their esteemed wines. With sweeping vineyard views and a commitment to excellence, Levantine Hill Winery offers an unforgettable experience for wine enthusiasts seeking the best of the Yarra Valley.

Similar to Yering Station, there are 3 wine tasting experiences at the cellar door, however group size here is limited to 6 and visitors do the tasting at the bar (pictured below). Cost is $25, $50 or $140 depending on the level of wines. Our recommendation is the Estate & Family Paddock.

Sitting at the bar style wine tasting experience at Levantine Hill Winery - Yarra Valley

Oakridge Wines – Coldstream – Open 7 days a week 10am to 5pm

Oakridge Wines is one of the Yarra Valley’s most awarded wine producers and they offer guests the choice of 3 wine tasting experiences. Our recommended for Pinot lovers is the Top Rated Flight or 864 Single Block Experience.

The Oakridge Experience

Taste a curated selection of five Oakridge wines that epitomise our award-winning house style. Walk ins welcome. Bookings recommended.

Duration: 30 minutes

Cost: $15 per person 

Top Rated Flight

A selection of our top-rated, current-release wines. Featuring outstanding Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon from our prized Upper Yarra sites. The flight includes two Single Vineyard expressions, as well as three expressions from our 864 range, which sources exceptional grapes from Single Blocks within a vineyard.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: $40 per person

864 Single Block Flight

This seated tasting experience explores our highly acclaimed 864 range. Exceptional single block wines, selected for their age and maturity. Featuring our full portfolio of current release 864 wines. Bookings are essential.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: $50 per person

Pimpernel – Coldstream – Open Thursday to Sunday 10am – 5pm (4pm on weekdays)

Bookings for tastings can be made online for groups up to 6 people – hosted Thursdays to Sundays. Tastings start from 10 am to 4:00 pm, wine sales until 5:00pm. For larger groups (max. 8 persons), please call 0407 010 802 for availability.

Estate Tasting fee: $15/person

Premium Tasting fee: $30/person

Giant Steps – Healesville – Open 7 days a week – 11am – 5pm

Giant Steps Pinot Noir is the epitome of Yarra Valley winemaking excellence, delivering exceptional wines that reflect the region’s character with precision. Meticulously crafted by a dedicated team, each bottle showcases the unique expression of the vineyard sites. Known for their elegance and complexity, Giant Steps Pinot Noir stands as a benchmark for cool-climate winemaking in Australia, offering a truly captivating experience for wine enthusiasts.

Wine Tasting Options

We have a selection of tasting experiences available. Choose now or let our lovely tasting room staff guide you. Bookings are recommended but walk-ins are always welcome.

Yarra Valley Tasting: enjoy a seasonal selection of our Yarra Valley range to explore the varieties and styles of our region. $15pp.

Essential Giant Steps: sample what we do best by exploring the Yarra Valley and examples of wines from our Single Vineyard sites. $25pp.

Single Vineyard Tasting: explore a selection of our Single Vineyard sites across the Yarra Valley from Tarrawarra to Gladysdale. An in-depth insight into our styles and the regional influences. $35pp.

Single Vineyard Experience: our signature tasting experience. An exploration across the Yarra Valley and beyond, defining the regional profile, varieties and distinctive qualities of our sought after Single Vineyard wines. $55pp.

Equate Experience: Join us for a deep dive experience into one of our most iconic vineyards. Sexton Vineyard is our founding site that we have farmed and managed for over 20 years. Be guided through the story and heritage of the vineyard, understand the seasonal influences of our wines across back vintages before tasting our special release Equate Chardonnay. The Equate Experience is a limited time tasting running through to the end of May. $45pp.

Giant Steps 2022 Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir was awarded 2024 Pinot Noir of the Year – 2024 Halliday Wine Companion Awards

Yarra Yering – Gruyere – Open 7 days a week – 10am – 5pm

Founded in 1969 by the visionary Dr. Bailey Carrodus, Yarra Yering is one of the most iconic and revered wineries in Australia’s Yarra Valley. With a heritage deeply rooted in tradition and excellence, Yarra Yering has consistently produced wines of remarkable character and distinction. Situated in a prime location, the vineyard benefits from the unique microclimate and fertile soils of the Yarra Valley, enabling the cultivation of exceptional grape varieties. Each bottle of Yarra Yering wine embodies the meticulous craftsmanship and unwavering dedication of its winemakers, offering a sensory journey that reflects the rich history and vibrant terroir of the region. Since 2013, the winemaker Sarah Crowe has carried forward Dr. Carrodus’s legacy, further enhancing the reputation of Yarra Yering with her exceptional skills and dedication to quality. Whether you are a connoisseur or a casual enthusiast, Yarra Yering promises an unforgettable experience that celebrates the finest in Australian winemaking.

Portfolio Tasting – $50 per person – 1 Hour

Be guided through our selection of eight Yarra Yering wines, including the iconic Dry Red Wine No. 1 and

No. 2 and Underhill Shiraz, along with a Carrodus

and Museum Release wine. This is a seated experience with a duration of approximately one hour.

Icons Tasting Experience – $250 per person – 2 hours

Take a deep dive into our iconic Dry Red Wine No. 1 and Dry Red Wine No. 2, spanning 10 vintages. Taste through three vintages of each wine from 2013, 2018 and 2022 in the comfort of our private tasting room.

Coldstream Hills – Gruyere – Open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm

Experience an unforgettable wine tasting at Coldstream Hills Cellar Door. For just $15 per person, explore a selection of six pre-selected Single Vineyard & Reserve wines during a 45-minute session. Enjoy your tasting inside our cozy tasting room or, weather permitting, outside on the deck with stunning views of the Yarra Valley.

Jono Ingram - Good Times Tours

Owner & Guide – Jono Ingram

Candy Tong
Candy Tong
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Jono went above and beyond to ensure that my family enjoyed Mornington and Great Ocean Road. He has been very accommodating to our family needs, and the little children also absolutely adored him! I would 200% recommend booking the private tour with Jono to anyone.
Kelvin Deer
Kelvin Deer
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Jono (Good Time Tours) is a must if you are looking for something a bit bespoke and not your average trip out of Melbourne. Nothing was too difficult for Jono. From the suggested itinerary, the various pickups and then throughout the day, we had a knowledgeable local who shared his experiences with our group. Thanks Jono.... legend!
Cindy Kennedy
Cindy Kennedy
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Organised this wine tour to celebrate a couple of birthdays from work. Jono was very approachable, accommodating and flexible in terms of letting us choose our lunch destination. Each cellar door was very welcoming as Jono knew some of the winemakers and introduced us to them. Jono even went as far as suggesting this gorgeous spot for a great autumn pic. Overall everyone absolutely enjoyed their time and we will most likely book Jono again.
Paul & Marie-Louise McElwee
Paul & Marie-Louise McElwee
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We had an excellent trip to the Yarra Valley with Jono on Anzac Day. Nothing was too much trouble, from the initial enquiry the week before and arranging a tour that catered for the reduced mobility of two of our group. He was very flexible on the day as well. I would highly recommend touring with Jono.
Kate Moxhay
Kate Moxhay
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Jono was an exceptional driver and host for our group's tour around the Heathcote wine region yesterday. Would highly recommend Jono to anyone looking for a reliable, friendly and fun host!
Jessica Cowin
Jessica Cowin
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Jono was the most amazing tour guide. He elevated our Yarra Valley wine tour experience. Great fun and well managed tour, he got us everywhere on time and took us to some great wineries. Would definitely roll with him again!
Nobu Kurihara
Nobu Kurihara
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Jono took our Japanese group to Heathcoat wineries. Excellent private tour. Our guide Jono was incredibly knowledgable, cheerful and gave us a fantastic day! We learnt about history, culture, features and much more. He was well traveled and have flexibility, high standards, and we were very happy with Jono's tour - he had great memory and experience in Japan and all over the world, we also enjoyed chatting with him!
Dale Manson
Dale Manson
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Jono was fantastic. From prior to the booking right through to the day, Jono was accommodating and a great communicator. Jono looked after us superbly throughout our wine tour in the Macedon Ranges. If you’re looking for a reliable and quality tour, hit up Jono!
Anna Bevington
Anna Bevington
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We loved our 1 day winery tour in Heathcote. Jono had picked some great independent venues where you got to meet the owners and everything was well organised from start to finish. The bus was comfy and clean, price was very good value and Jono was a great host. Would definitely recommend!

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