Doggo Friday Wine Down

Fri-Yay Nights just got a whole heap more exciting for Peeps and Paws. Bella the dog bus is ready to chauffeur you to the Yarra Valley to experience Steels Gate Winery's Friday Wine Down. A casual and relaxing evening in good company is just the way to start the weekend. Select from an ever changing menu selection of small plates paired with their boutique wines. Chat to the wine makers and learn more about their vineyard. Take your dog for a walk along the paths surrrounding the vines or just let them relax next you, either way the smells of a new adventure will stimulate their senses. Whether you fancy the picnic blanket option or seat at a table, we will take care of everything for you. Maybe even grab a ride to our meeting point in Port Melbourne and all the driving is taken care of. Simply Pawfect Fri-Yay!

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6pm - 10:30pm

Yarra ValleyFri 27 May 2022


  • Peeps and Paws chauffeured on Bella the Dog Bus
  • Meet the wine makers and learn more about their vineyard
  • We will take of all the preparation from Vet checks to booking the venue with your dietary requirements. Seriously all you have to do is come along for Pawfect experience
  • Experienced team to facilitate dog socialisation before boarding, so dogs are Happy, Healthy and Safe with their new friends
  • Bella has air-conditioning, dog seat belts, seat covers, blankets and plenty of space.
  • Water for all guests.

What is not included

  • Food and beverages at the venue.
  • Photos from any photographic sessions.
  • Transport to and from meeting point.
  • Please note it is not possible to join the tour at any other meeting point as we need to do the essential dog socialising before boarding Bella, besides we have so much fun on the bus.
  • Meeting time is 6pm and we recommend you arrive 15minutes early for the essential dog socialising.
  • Meet at Port Melbourne - Westport Reserve
  • Please note it is not possible to join the tour at any other meeting point as we need to do the essential dog socialising before boarding Bella, besides we have so much fun on the bus


Pesky but important information

  • AFTER you have booked you will need to complete our Guest Details Form. This must¬† be completed for each adult and dog attending within 3 days of your booking. Your assistance with this is necessary for our preparation.
  • All Adults must be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 and be able to provide a physical or digital evidence of a vaccination certificate (except if exempt according to the Victorian Government criteria).
  • All dogs must be desexed at the time of tour, sorry no exceptions for any reason. This is important to ensure all dogs are able to interact safely and respectfully.
  • Dogs experience the world through scent and having de sexed and entire dogs together can cause issues
  • All dogs must have a current vaccination for annual Canine Cough and to a 'C5 level'. We will contact your vet to verify these details from the information you provide in the Guest Details Form.
  • All guests must be 18 years or over
  • Only 2 dogs per person
  • No retractable leads or correctional style collars as these can present hazards in groups and on the bus.
  • It is essential your dog is in good health and able to socialise with other dogs and humans.
  • Whilst we understand sometimes circumstances change, unfortunately there are no refunds once a booking has been made.
  • If the tour is cancelled due to extreme weather we will transfer you to the next available date.
  • If you cannot make the date you have booked, we must receive 2 weeks notice to transfer you to date
  • If 2 weeks notice is not able to be provided there is a $50 administration fee per booking.
  • There are no transfers within 3 days of the tour date and 100% of the ticket price will be forfeited if you are not able to attend

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The chefs at Steeles Gate Winery are a creative bunch and they like to change the menu each month. So here is the menu for March 25 2022.

Doggo Friday WIne Down Menu

We kick off with some essential dog socialising to allow them to meet and greet their new doggo friends safely.  Feel free to arrive early and take a swim at the beach or stroll along the foreshore - we have wet paws covered with Bella's seat covers.

Then all aboard Bella for a leisurely drive out to Steels Gate Winey in the Yarra Valley.

This is a casual evening, where you are welcome to lounge on the grass with our picnic blankets or take in the breath taking views from the balcony. Either way your doggos will be close by to check for nibbles.

Steels Gate Winery is a boutique estate and their focus is on strengthening environmental sustainability across all facets from vine to final wine production. Both vineyards have been converted to to dry-grown with a 'minimal intervention' approach which includes majority organic fungicide spraying and no use of herbicides or pesticides and their wines are vegan friendly.

We offer small group boutique style tours where you get to meet  other Peeps and Paws. This provides for a welcoming environment for solo travellers and friends alike.

Bella The Dog Friendly Bus has 45 seats, so you will have plenty of room with larger dogs getting 2 seats

This tour is capped at 15 dogs