The history of beer in the Yarra Valley is believed to go back to the early 1800s when growing hops was a major farming activity in the region. Whilst hops farms have disappeared today except for the odd hop kiln remains, the craft breweries in the Yarra Valley are working hard to make sure beer remains an important part of the Yarra Valley’s past, present and future. The Yarra Valley is also one of Victoria’s oldest cider regions and was the birthplace of Australian Champagne cider. It is believed that cider production dates back to the 19th century and records show cider production by Mac’s Lilydale cider from as early as 1934.

A Day on the Vine

boutique wineries, distilleries, breweries, artisan cider mills and fine eateries.
A Day on the Vine will take you on a Yarra Valley experience with winery tour tastings, delicious local cuisine, friendly guides and local knowledge. From $160 per person, our tour options include boutique wineries and distilleries, established vineyards, artisan cider mills and fine eateries.

Alchemy Distillers

A small batch distillery located in the Yarra Valley, Healesville. Small batch spirits, accommodation, retail sales and restaurant.

Coldstream Brewery

Coldstream Brewery offers great food & hand-crafted beers brewed on-site in our microbrewery. From a light snack to a 3 course meal or simply enjoying a beer by the fire in winter or outside in the beer garden, we have something for everyone.

Four Pillars Distillery

Four Pillars Distillery, Healesville
Four Pillars has a focus on gin. But great gin doesn’t just make itself. We recognised that our real focus would need to be on the craft of distilling.

Giverny Estate

Organic Kiwi Fruit Winery, The vines planted In the early 1960s, produce kiwi wines, Liqueur, Sparkling, Schnapps and Cider.

Kelly Brothers Cider & Riders Brew Co

Recent expansion into beer brewing has led to the Riders Brew Co. being established by the Kelly Brothers. Fresh local pears and apples and traditional techniques are used to produce the cider range.

Meletos

Meletos Exterior Yarra Valley
With its walled gardens, rows of crabapple trees and raised vegetable beds, Meletos has taken an abandoned collection of century old-farm buildings and created something truly extraordinary.

St Ronans Cider

St Ronan’s Cider craft unique Australia Ciders from apples and pears grown in the Yarra Valley.

The Cellar Door by the Public Brewery

Perfectly situated between the gastronomic talents in the Yarra Valley and Melbourne, The Cellar Door captures produce from our surrounds, filling our shelves and menu with local seasonal produce, beer, wine and spirits.

The Public Brewery

Whether you want to enjoy a beer in the beer garden, brew your own beer, have some lunch or stock up from our amazing bottle shop,The Public Cellars, we have you covered.

Top Down Tours

Convertible Wine and Beer Tours
Professional Yarra Valley Wine and Beer Tour Operators touring this area with expertise. Specialists in Fun, Excitement and Adventure, travelling in Classic Convertible Chevrolets and offering an experience that will Indulge the senses. Top Up or Top Down - We Cruise!