Wine, Cider and Local Produce Tour departing Ballarat

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Ballarat

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Departing every Saturday and Sunday this fantastic small group tour will take you from Ballarat through the Macedon Ranges to experience the food, wine and cider of this beautiful region.Your day includes tastings at three wineries, lunch and cider tasting, chocolate, coffee, local produce as well as taking in the landmarks along the way. Pick up and drop off from your centrally located accommodation in Ballarat, the tour is conducted in a small comfortable mini bus with fun commentary from your driver-guide. 
Enjoy pick up from your central Ballarat accommodation between 8.45am - 9.30am in a small, comfortable mini bus. From here we start the day off in style by sampling the extensive range at St Annes Vineyard, for a tasting and check out this beautiful building. Then time for some refreshment at the Blackwood Merchant as we travel through the bush of Wombat State Forest where a tea or coffee is included. We pass Trentham Falls, stopping in for pictures (weather permitting!) on the way to another award winning winery for tastings of the cool climate wines.  A scenic drive takes us to Daylesford Cider Company for a delicious and wholesome lunch, their seasonal menu provides fresh and locally produced choices for everyone, with dietary requirements being gladly catered for - please advise any diet req. at time of booking! Once we have tasted their fabulous cider and admired the beautiful grounds we then head north of Daylesford for some mouthwatering and FairTrade chocolate treats.  After passing through the mineral springs region, with a stop to try the 'special waters' if you are feeling adventurous, we finish up at Captain's Creek Organic wines for a tasting and to hear about the organic wine making process inside the rustic cellar door. Plenty of local art and produce around to take in, or cosy up by the fire place in winter time! Drop off back to your accommodation in Ballarat or we can chauffeur you to your choice of restaurant in the city if you wish to keep the good times flowing. Cool box is provided on the bus for your goodies with your friendly guide providing commentary and tunes along the way, we assure you this will be a day out to remember! 

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (central Ballarat accommodation only)
  • All wine and cider tastings
  • Lunch and local produce tastings
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Cool box onboard for your purchases

What’s not included

  • Please bring some extra cash for products you may wish to purchase extra of to take home. 
  • Please note not all suppliers accept card payments so some cash is suggested.