Meander on the Melba Highway and discover family operated cellar doors, reframe your old favourites by trying something new and travel the world in your glass as you taste international wine styles right here on the Alternative Taste Trail. Punctuate the vineyards with gardens, orchards, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and - of course - lunch. 

 

Need some itinerary ideas?  We've popped together two delightful itineraries to help you plan your Alternative Taste Trail today. 

Road Trip - Alternative Taste Trail - 1 Day Itinerary
We’ve highlighted some real life family owned and operated businesses for a truly bespoke experience – close to the source. With a distinctly relaxed vibe, the area is easy to get to and home to some truly unique wineries and activities – and wine varietals just waiting for you to discover them. 

Road Trip - Alternative Taste Trail - 2 Day Itinerary

With 16 different (and new) varieties of wines to try in this micro region alone, you will be quite an accomplished wine lover by the time you’ve explored this gem of a trail. The Alternative Taste Trail can be savoured over two or more days so here are some suggestions to get you started. An overnight stay brings a relaxed vibe and lets you explore more wine and pop in a gorgeous garden break and more.

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Use the interactive The Alternative Taste Trail - Melba Highway map for information on each activity in the Yarra Valley or click on the images below

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