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

 

Special limited time offer

Get a FREE Paw by Blackmores comfy dog blanket for the first 10 bookings for the NEW Yarra Valley Melba Trail Tour on Thur 11 Jan 2018. Limited to 1 per booking for 11 Jan tour only

Ready to book…….

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

Adults $195 and Dogs $15

Destinations and Dates….

November 2017

Sun 26 - BOOKED OUT

December 2017

Thu 28

January 2018

Sun 14 

March 2018

Sun 18

January 2018

Thur 11  Sat 20

February 2018

Sat 10

March 2018

Thur 22  Sat 24

 

December 2017

Sun 3

January 2018

Thur 4    Sun 28

February 2018

Sun 25

March 2018

Sun 25

March 2018

Sat 17 

1 Jan 2018 Price Increase

Sorry folks our costs have increased over the past 2 years since our last price change and we need to let you know that from 1 Jan 2018 all Doggy Winery Tours booked will incur a small price increase. Adults $200 and dogs $20. Thanks for understanding!

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 with seat belt, cover and blanket.
The day is filled with outdoor tastings, walks in some scenic parks, beaches and/or trails.
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.
Our team will take care of everything so just sit back, pop your paws up and enjoy the day! 

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.
  • Sorry no refunds under any circumstances. We can transfer you to another tour with 2 weeks notice.
  • 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.

  • All adults must be 18 years or over.
  • All dogs must be de-sexed and have a current vaccination certificate to C5 level.These must be provided prior to the tour. We are happy to contact your Vet to get these certificates if this helps. Let us know when you book.
  • Upload your dog's certificates HERE
  • We can accept certificates emailed but we cannot accept certificates sent on via mobile phone messenger.
  • To assist with being able to move around, only 2 dogs per person.
  • It is essential your dog is in good health and able to socialise with other dogs and humans.
  • To assist us preparing for your day, please tell us a little about your dog in the booking form.
  • Please arrive on time to allow the dogs to socialise before getting on the bus.
  • If you cannot make it, give us 2 weeks notice and we are happy to transfer you to another Doggy Winery Tour.
  • No retractable leads or correctional collars as these can present a hazard in a group.
  • For full Terms and Conditions - Here

What to bring

  • Clothing and shoes appropriate to the weather and walking.
  • A towel to dry off your dog.
  • Flat collar and/or harness and lead with ID tag attached.
  • Balls or toys for off leash times – optional.

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 a bit 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.