Located about an hour outside Melbourne, Yarra Valley is Victoria’s crown jewel region for wine tasting, gourmet eats, luxury stays and more. Bachelorette party gals, this guide’s for you. We’re traipsing through the lush valley’s top cellar doors, comfortable digs, wonderful restaurants and more to bring you the best of the local options.
Grab an Introductory Glass of Bubbly at Domaine Chandon
Coldstream, VIC, Australia
Sipping on bubbly is the best way to kick off any bachelorette weekend, and Domaine Chandon is the place to do it in Yarra Valley. Tasting tours can be booked for groups and you’re likely to learn a whole lot about Australian sparkling wine production while getting a taste of the good stuff.
Melbourne’s Global Ballooning offers hot air balloon tours of the Yarra Valley that’ll have you and your bachelorette party crew seeing a whole new perspective of this gorgeous wine country and the surrounding mountains.
Aussies love their botanical gins and Four Pillars has a huge fan base, both local and abroad. The distillery is located in Healesville and offers group tours and tastings that are perfect for a bachelorette crowd.
The 23-room Farmhouse at Meletos in the heart of the Yarra Valley offers group options that include yoga classes, private dining experiences, wine tastings, floral arranging classes, and more. The gardens, the effortlessly chic décor, the food. There’s so much to love about this spot.
Dine amongst old oak wine barrels while overlooking the vineyards at the private dining room of Giant Steps Wine. This spot is awesome for a crew of bachelorette gals that like to keep things low-key and all about the terroir.
Dinner at The Stables at Stones is one of those Yarra Valley experiences you and your ladies really won’t get anywhere else. The seasonal, regional menus are served in an historic brick building that was once stablehand quarters.
If you’re planning a daytrip to Yarra Valley, a meal at Meletos’ Café make a perfect midday or early evening stop. The views are simply gorgeous and the food is divine, all locally grown and sourced, reflective of the valley’s bounty.
Besides being a fantastic winery stop in Yarra Valley, TarraWarra is also a sprawling estate with a museum on-site. The art collection here is just as impressive as the portfolio of sustainably produced wines.
This food and wine mecca in Coldstream features extensive gardens, a destination restaurant and gorgeous gathering spaces. Book a table for the bride’s best gals and enjoy a dinner on the grounds of a hundred-year-old estate.
Vineyard tours and cellar doors are a major reason to spend your bachelorette party in Yarra Valley. At Oakridge, the wines are as delectable as the views, and Chef Matt Stone’s restaurant makes a great midday lunch spot.
Minimalists are sure to enjoy Medhurst’s modern cellar door, a spot where it’s really all about the vineyard views. Add a stop here to fill up on charcuterie boards and tasty wines to your Yarra Valley itinerary.
Luxury accommodations await at Yarra Valley Lodge, where you can book a handful of double bedded rooms for your ladies to share. The terraces looking out onto the gorgeous Yarra Ranges are the perfect perch to unwind from a big day of vineyard tours.