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Wine Tasting at Domaine Chandon, Yarra Valley, Victoria Australia

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Wine Tasting at Domaine Chandon, Yarra Valley, Victoria Australia.

A few months ago, I was traveling in Victoria Australia in a self-drive trip. There, I ventured places like Mornington Peninsula, Philip Island and Yarra Valley. During my stay in Yarra Valley, I have the previledge to visit a few vineyards and wineries. Domaine Chandon is one of them.

The history of Domaine Chandon goes like this. In the 1960s, Moët & Chandon began exploring the potential to produce sparkling wines outside France and they saw the opportunity in Australia. Thus, they found the ideal site for growing traditional cool climate champagne grape varieties in Yarra Valley. In addition, they found an old daily farm named “Green Point” and since 1986, this has become Domaine Chandon.

Domaine Chandon is always a crowded place. With its high quality wines, visitors and wine lovers would travel to there to try and purchase one of the finest wines in Australia. I am not an expert in wine drinking or tasting but I do enjoy the excitement of it.

There were four different wines for tasting, Chandon Vintage Brut 2008, Chandon Vintage Brut Rose 2006, Chandon Sparkling Pinot Shiraz and Chandon Cuvee Riche. They will explain the significant taste of each wine.

Chandon Vintage Brut 2008, Chandon Vintage Brut Rose 2006, Chandon Sparkling Pinot Shiraz and Chandon Cuvee Riche

Each wine has its own story. Tasting each of it is like a going through different journey of tastes.  Out of the four, I prefer the Chandon Vintage Brut Rose 2006. The best part of wine tasting at Domaine Chandon is the magnificent landscape of their vineyard. The pictures tell the story, aye.

After the wine tasting session, I bought a few bottles of wines for gifts. As I travelled to more vineyards, I bought more wines. I ended up with around 5 to 6 bottles of wine at the end of the day. Well, if you are at one of the best wine producing area I bet you will do the same.

Please do enquire their winery tour as well. It is as good as the wine tasting. It was a great learning experience and it is suitable for a group of friends or even family. Please do contact them in advance. Trust me, the place is usually packed! Get your booking to avoid disappointment.

Domaine Chandon Victoria Australia Address:
727 Maroondah Highway,
Coldstream VIC 3770

http://www.chandon.com.au

Phone:
Reception: +613 9738 9200
Greenpoint Brasserie: +613 9738 9243

Opening Hours:
Open from 10.30am to 4.30pm daily except for Christmas Day

Check out my other Visit Victoria 2011 9 Days experiences by clicking the link below:

Visit Victoria Day 1: Causeway 353 Hotel, Federation Square, Chinatown, SouthBank, Eureka Skydeck 88, Tutto Bene and Crown Casino

Visit Victoria Day 2: Dandenong Ranges, On Puffing Billy, Olinda, Sassafras, Miss Maple’s Tea Room, Yarra Valley, Domaine Chandon, Sebel Lodge Hotel and Balgownie

Visit Victoria Day 3: Global Ballooning, Rochford Winery, Yarra Valley Dairy, Rayners Stonefruit Orchard, Giant Steps, Koala Conservation Centre, Waves Apartments and Phillip Island Nature Park

Visit Victoria Day 4: A Maze N Things, San Remo’s Fisherman’s Co-op, Heritage Farm at Churchill Island and Dinner at Taylors Waterfront Restaurant

Visit Victoria Day 5: Panny’s Chocolate Factory, Mornington Peninsula, Max’s at Red Hill Estate, Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, Gordon Studio Glass Blowers, Brooklands Best Western and The Rock

Visit Victoria Day 6: Horse Riding at Gunnamatta Equestrian Centre, The Baths, Ashcombe Maze & Water Gardens, Peninsula Hot Springs and Dinner at Hotel Sorrento

Visit Victoria Day 7: Sand Sculpting Exhibition, St. Kilda, Dinner onboard the Colonial Tramcar, Bar tour With Michelle Matthews of Deck of Secrets.

Visit Victoria Day 8: Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar, Coffee Tour, Shark Walk, Victoria Market and Chinatown

Visit Victoria Day 9: Gold Class Limousines and Goodbye Australia

 

4 thoughts on “Wine Tasting at Domaine Chandon, Yarra Valley, Victoria Australia

  1. Hi Xin,

    Yes, u have to book in advance for the wine tasting. Please contact Domaine Chandon for the wine tasting session.

    Wilson

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