Doggy Winery Tours

Bring your dog on a winery tour with Gourmet Pawprints! Our Doggy Winery Tours chauffeur you in the comfort of our air-conditioned bus, Bella! There is a seat for you and a seat for your dog and all you have to do is sit back, pop your paws up and relax. Visit the great wine regions of Victoria – Mornington Peninsula, the Yarra Valley or the Dandenong Ranges.READ MORE

 

Ready to book…….

Choose a date and destination and you are on your way to a pawfect day.

Adults $200 and Dogs $20

Destinations and Dates….

 

March 2018

Sun 18

January 2018

Sat 20

February 2018

Sat 17

March 2018

Thur 22  Sat 24

January 2018

Sun 28

February 2018

Sun 25

March 2018

Sun 25

March 2018

Sat 17 

More Information……

New to Doggy Winery Tours? Here is all the pawfect information to get you ready.

The day starts with some essential sniff and social time on the beach at Port Melbourne. Then it is all aboard Bella the dog welcoming bus. 
A carefully thought out seating plan ensures plenty of space for all. Each pooch gets their own window seat, gift bag, seat belt and blanket.
The day is filled with outdoor tastings, walks and fabulous regional food.
Relax over a 2 course lunch with wine, while the pooches get treats, movie and massage on Bella with our talented and experienced dog carers.
Sit back, pop your paws up and our team will take care of everything.

Our Doggy Winery Tours explore some of the most magnificent regions of Victoria, taking in boutique wineries and specialised venues.

The Melba Trail weaves its way through the Melba Highway side of the Yarra Valley.

The Maroondah Trail wanders along the Coldstream side of the Yarra Valley.

Mornington Trail takes in the wonders of the Mornington Peninsula.

The Dandenongs Adventure starts in the Dandenong Ranges in the heart of this beautiful region and finishes at the top near Seville.

 

Pesky but important information

  • Only 2 dogs per person
  • All guests must be 18 years or over
  • All dogs must be de-sexed and have a current vaccination certificate to C5 level (this is the yearly Kennel Cough component). These must be provided prior to the tour.
  • It is essential your dog is in good health and able to socialise with other dogs and humans.
  • We are committed to the amazing venues who welcome us and their booking conditions. These conditions are important to ensuring our tours run smoothly, with appropriate attention to detail and care for all guests.
  • All bookings are firm and cannot be refunded for any reason.
  • If you wish to transfer your tickets another person, we must receive 2 weeks notice and all persons must comply with our Terms and Conditions. Please consider if dogs have vaccination and de-sex certificates before transferring the tickets. 
  • If you provide 2 weeks notice, we can transfer you to another Doggy Winery Tour, however we are not able to transfer to another Experience type. Sorry!
  • Please understand we cannot provide any transfers within 2 weeks, for any reason. Sorry!
  • If the transfer is essential we will need to charge a $50 administration fee per booking.
  • Full T&C's HERE

Inclusions

  • Light morning snack on board Bella for Yarra Valley. For Dandenong Ranges and Mornington Peninsula, we stop for morning tea.
  • Wine tastings
  • 2 course lunch with a glass of wine
  • Personalised treats and a doggy gift bag.
  • Water for all guests.
  • Massage, movie and treat for the pooches over lunch.
  • Chauffeured on Bella the dog welcoming bus with climate control , dog seat belts, seat covers and blankets
  • Adult seat belts on Bella
  • 2 dedicated professional staff including an experienced dog carer to look after the dogs over lunch and to assist at the tasting venues.

Dietary

  • We can cater for most dietary requirements, please specify this in the booking form.
  • If you have a specific food allergy, we ask that you state this on the booking form. Each venue will advise us their tolerance capability to food allergies and we will inform you.
  • If you require medication for allergies please bring this on the tour.

What is not included.

  • Additional wine, cider, beer or produce purchases at any of the venues.
  • Photos from any photographic sessions.
  • Transport to and from meeting point in Port Melbourne.

Look out for Bella the dog welcoming bus.

  • We meet at Rest Stop G (circular toilet block) The Boulevard, Port Melbourne.
  • There is free all day parking along the beach side and it is easy access to the M1 freeway.
  • Please consider any fun runs, festivals or events which may affect your journey to Port Melbourne.

  • To assist us preparing for your day, please tell us a little about your dog in the booking form.
  • Keep the email information sent after your booking called "Getting Ready For Your Doggy Winery Tour" - this email contains all the essential information.
  • Please arrive on time to allow the dogs to socialise before getting on the bus.
  • No retractable leads or correctional style collars as these can present a hazard in a group and on Bella the dog welcoming bus as all dogs get a seat belt which do not suit these type of collars and leads.
  • Dog Certificates must be provided 2 weeks prior to your Doggy Winery Tour.
    • Upload your dog's certificates HERE. 
    • We can accept certificates emailed but we cannot accept certificates sent on via mobile phone messenger.
    • We can contact your Vet to get these, just let us know in the booking form.

What to bring

  • Clothing and shoes appropriate to the weather and walking.
  • A towel to dry off your dog.
  • Flat collar and lead/harness with ID tag attached.
  • Read more about Our Philosophy

Are you visiting from outside of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and looking for a unique Winery Tour experience - we welcome you with or without a dog. You can even 'loan' Chief Paw Officer Diesel for the day! Just let us know in the booking form and Diesel will be ready to show you around the great wine regions of Victoria.

Yes! please join us for a great day out. We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional Experience true to Our Philosophy of being Happy, Healthy and Safe.

If your Guide Dog/Puppy or Assistance Dog/Puppy either working or in training is not de-sexed we are happy to discuss in more detail how the day goes to ensure it is the right Experience for you and your special paws.

Please contact us prior to booking so we can accommodate any specific needs.