Yarra Valley Best Smaller Wineries Tour

Yarra Valley Best Smaller Wineries Tour

Embark on a sensory journey through the hidden gems of the Yarra Valley with our curated tour of the region’s best smaller wineries. Leave the bustling crowds behind and indulge in intimate tastings where passion for winemaking seeps into every sip. From boutique family-owned estates to innovative newcomers pushing boundaries, each stop unveils a unique story bottled with flavour and tradition. After running over 100 winery tours of the Yarra Valley, I can confidently say these are the best smaller wineries to visit in the Yarra Valley

Seville Hill


Yileena Park

Boat O’Craigo

Maddens Rise

Giant Steps

Yileena Park – Yarra Glen – Open 7 days a week from 11am to 5pm

Yileena Park is a small boutique Cellar Door. Our Winery and Vineyard is located in the beautiful Yarra Valley just one hour drive east of Melbourne. We specialize in premium Aged Red Wines, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition to our aged red wines we produce Chardonnay and an unique style Merlot Rose.

Yileena Park Wine Tasting

Wine tasting list at Yileena Park

Yileena Park Tasting Plate Options

Yileena Park tasting plate options menu

Maddens Rise – Coldstream – Open 10:30am to 4:30pm weekends only

Wine making decisions are made based on the fruit and climate of each season. Our consistent quality of wines comes from carefully managing this balancing act. Each of our wines is hand-made and reflects our site and the relevant vintage, showing finesse and purity.

At Maddens Rise, our philosophy is to maintain, preserve and where possible, ecologically enhance the natural vineyard environment by embracing the use of ‘biological’ farming practices. Our portfolio of wonderful estate grown and made wines reflects our commitment to this. A tasting fee of $10 per person applies.

Boat O’Craigo – Healesville – Open Thursday to Monday 10am to 5pm

Nestled in Victoria’s highly acclaimed Yarra Valley wine region, Boat O’Craigo is a second generation, family owned, boutique winery renowned for producing some of Australia’s finest hand-crafted wines.

Wine Tasting

5 Wines, $15pp

Taste from our wide range of premium, single vineyard wines. We always have some great specials, gift packs and back vintage museum releases on offer too. Tastings are refundable on purchases of two bottles or more per person.

Wine & Chocolate Flight

5 Wines & 5 Chocolates, $50pp

We’ve teamed up with Deniz and Kylie from Cuvée Chocolates to offer a wondrous sensory experience where guests can taste through our selection of five Boat O’Craigo wines, in generous pours, paired with five chocolates from the Cuvée range.

Wine & Cheese Flight

5 Wines & 5 Cheeses, $50pp

With over 20 years of cheese-making experience, Stone & Crow Cheese Company are wonderful partners in our Flight. A delicious opportunity to taste Boat O’Craigo wines, in generous pours, each paired with a tasty cheese morsel.

Boat O’Craigo Wine Tasting

Boat O'Craigo Wine Tasting List

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.

Seville Hill – Seville – Open 10am to 5pm Saturday & Sunday only

Established in 1991 Seville Hill Winery has been producing wines from one of the most elevated and cooler properties in Seville and the Yarra Valley.

The site is home to Rich Red Volcanic soil that adds to the complexity of our wines and no chemical fertilisers are used in the growing of our vines.

Initially focusing on producing elegant fruit driven Red Wines, over the recent years the list now includes Whites, Dessert Styles and Sparkling Wines.

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

Our Tasting Room is open 7 days a week from 11am – 5pm with extended hours on weekends.

Tasting Experiences

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.

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