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Though you'll find five wine regions near Melbourne, the area's most well-known is the Yarra Valley. More than 70 wineries are located in this region. Two of the Yarra Valley's most popular vineyards include Domaine Chandon, which specializes in sparkling wine, and Giant Steps, where you'll find several kinds of chardonnays and pinot noirs.

Several wine tours throughout the Yarra Valley are available. Tour operators recommended by past visitors include Wild Wombat Winery Tours, Yarra Valley Winery Tours and Yarra Valley Private Winery Tours. If you're traveling without a car, consider choosing a tour operator that offers pick-ups and drop-offs from the CBD.

The Yarra Valley is situated about 40 miles northeast of central Melbourne. The easiest way to get to the area is by car or by taking a wine tour with transfer service. Most wineries offer daily tastings (a small fee may apply), though hours vary depending on the winery. To learn more about the Yarra Valley's wineries and other things to do in the area, check out the Yarra Ranges Tourism website.

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