Staying with your pet in the Yarra Valley?

Are you holidaying in the Yarra Valley with your dog and want to do a wine tour?  Or based in Melbourne and want a day out exploring the Yarra Valley with your pooch?  Perhaps you don’t own your own dog, but would love a day out with one of ours, seeing all the best the Yarra Valley has to offer?

Let us take you AND your pooch on a fabulous private winery tour. We know all the best dog-friendly cellar doors to take you to and you’ll get to spend the day with your dog who will be beautifully looked after throughout your tour. Leave it all to us, we make all the bookings, do all the planning and take care of the lot – so on the day you can sit back, relax and enjoy your tour with your dog(s)!

Don’t leave your dog behind or at kennels for the day – bring them along on one of our pet-friendly wine tours.

‘Puppy for a Day’ let’s you do a private day’s tour with Henry (red Koolie who loves licking people) or George (white Schnoodle who enjoys cuddles, as long as they are quickly followed by a treat).  They’d love to spend the day out with you, showing you all their favourite places in their own back yard – take them for a walk on the lead and enjoy their company at the pet-friendly wineries and places we visit.  Just tick that box when you enquire.

Why choose Pooches & Pinot?

Packages

We pick you up from your Yarra Valley accommodation* in our comfortable Mercedes tour van (up to 4 people and 2 dogs) and chauffeur you around our beautiful Yarra Valley, taking in all the best dog-friendly spots.  If you’ve never visited the region, the Dog’s Bollocks Package is perfect for you – if you’re a fan of the region already and know where you want to go – select the Lean as a Whippet option.

If you are more than 4 people, please get in touch via our enquiry form and we’ll prepare a separate quote for you as we have access to larger vehicles.  Our fabulous tour guides are happy to look after 2 dogs per tour – as long as the 2 dogs live together or know one another well and are used to socialising together. Prior to booking we ask you to sign a Doggy Disclaimer form, which ensures we’ve covered off all the important admin stuff like all vaccinations are up to date, what meds your dog is on etc.

*(or Dandenong Ranges / Melbourne CBD* additional charges apply)

The Dog’s Bollocks

This is the VIP tour of all tours!  It’s our all singing, all dancing option where you don’t put your hand in your pocket all day long!  We’ll pay for all your tastings during the day, pick up the tab for lunch & shout you a bottle of wine at one of the best spots on the tour.  If you want wine shipping (within Aus) let us manage that for you too.  Your hound(s) will be looked after like royalty & when they aren’t sitting with you in a cellar door enjoying an informative wine tasting (or gin or beer or cider tasting), they’ll be on the lead with their own personal tour guide/doggy handler, sniffing out all those great new smells, making friends & enjoying a doggy treat.

We’ll collect you from your accommodation and take you for a gin/cider or beer tasting – yup we have all 3 offerings here in the valley, followed by visits to two dog-friendly wineries for wine tastings, finishing up with us shouting you a bottle of wine at the last winery of the day, before returning you to your accommodation. Please note – our half day tours don’t allow time for lunch, so you’ll want to make separate arrangements for that. 🙂

Inclusive of all tastings, doggy treat & a bottle of wine.

Pickup Return
Morning Tour 10am 2pm
Afternoon Tour 1pm 5pm

Tastings : 3
2 people : $145 per person
4 people : $95 per person
Dogs : 2 max

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Kick start your tour with a snifter or 3 of local gin, (or cider/beer) with your hound by your side, before heading off to a pooch friendly cellar door for a wine tasting before lunch.  While you’re tasting or lunching, your pup can hang out with you or with your very own handler/tour guide. After lunch we’ll head to a picturesque top secret place (some not even the locals would know) for your dawg to have a sniff and stretch their legs.  You’ll be awed by the scenery in the valley and the number of foodie venues to visit (we do cheese and chocolate rather well here) and so many wineries with gorgeous decks for you to sit out on in summer, or snug cellar doors with warming fires to sit beside during the cooler months.

Inclusive of all tastings, lunch, doggy treat & a bottle of wine.

Pickup : 10am
Return : 5pm

Tastings : 4
Lunch : Gourmet platter, Wood Fired Pizza or Winery Lunch
2 people : $270 per person
4 people : $190 per person
Dogs : 2 max

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Lean as a Whippet

It’s the Pay As You Go version – perfect for those of you who know the Yarra Valley well and know where you want to go – you get to arrange and book your own itinerary and pay for what you do on the day.  Simply decide which tastings to do, book it in and pay at the venue during your tour, same goes for lunch, book it in and order & pay for whatever takes your fancy off the menu, you shout yourselves any wine – you call the shots.  Your pooch still gets a doggy treat (our shout) of course – and we chauffeur you to your heart’s content around our lovely region while you sip and sample the day away!

It’s the Pay As You Go version – for those of you who know the valley.  Think of your three fave dog-friendly Yarra Valley cellar doors, book yourselves in and we’ll chauffeur you around.  You choose what tastings to do and pay at the venue, you shout yourselves any wine – you call the shots.  Your dog still gets a doggy treat (our shout) of course!  Please Note: a half day tour doesn’t allow time for lunch, so you’ll want to work out plans for lunch separately.

Includes doggy treat. Excludes everything else.

Morning Tour Afternoon Tour
Pickup 10am 1pm
Return 2pm 5pm

2 people : $99 per person
4 people : $75 per person
Dogs : 2 max

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It’s the Pay As You Go version – ideal for those who already know the valley, and want a driver.  Book yourselves in to your 4 favourite dog-friendly cellar doors and make a reservation at your fave lunch spot, send us the itinerary and we’ll chauffeur you around.  You choose what tastings to do and pay at the venue, you shout yourselves your lunch – you call the shots.  Your dog still gets a doggy treat (our shout) of course!

Includes doggy treat. Excludes everything else.

2 people : $150 per person
4 people : $99 per person
Dogs : 2 max

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Check out our video to see why you should book

Got Questions?

We love questions – so fire away.  Use our enquiry form and we’ll get back to you with answers as soon as we can.
Or feel free to give us a call if easier on 0488 046 993

Ask Jeff – he’s Top Dog around here

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