9 Amazing Helicopter Wine Tour & Winery Lunch Experiences in Melbourne
Melbourne is lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the best wine regions in Victoria with the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Bellarine and Nagambie, all easily accessible by helicopter from Melbourne.
Create the perfect anniversary, birthday or proposal experience by combining a spectacular helicopter tour to one of 9 amazing wineries (included a bonus brewery), all of which are just a short helicopter ride from Melbourne.
What are the Top 9 Winery Tours by Helicopter from Melbourne?
The top 9 helicopter wine tours from Melbourne are:
- Hubert Estate & St Hubert's Cellar Door
- Levantine Hill Winery
- Meletos Restaurant
- Zonzo Estate
- Jack Rabbit Winery
- Terindah Estate
- Mitchelton Winery
- Rochford Wines
- Bonus: St Andrew's Beach Brewery
1. Hubert Estate & St Hubert's Cellar Door in the Yarra Valley
Location: 1-3 St Huberts Rd, Coldstream VIC 3770
Open: Monday - Sunday (every day) for Lunch
Hubert Estate in the Yarra Valley was first established in 1862 as St Hubert's Vineyard and has undergone a architectural transformation, recently re-launching to the public in 2022.
Featuring a cellar door which has been literally carved out of the ground serves up tasting of St Hubert's The Stag wine blends, a new modern Australian lunch menu by Quarters Restaurant and an on-site Gallery of Aboriginal Art, you'll be hard pressed to fit everything in to a single visit.
You'll be no stranger to the St Hubert's and The Stag wine brands, however their absolute standouts include the St Hubert’s Chardonnay, the St Hubert’s Blanc de Noir and the The Stag Victoria Pinot Noir. Pro tip: Ask for an accompanying cheese platter during your tasting for a food-wine match made in heaven.
What to order: Our favourite dishes from the Quarter's lunch menu include grilled octopus skewers with olive tapenade and chilli, roast pumpkin with salt bush, portobello and truffle gnocchi and the wagyu ragu pappardelle with pecorino and sage for the meat lovers.
How much does a helicopter winery lunch at Hubert Estate cost? See our helicopter wine tour to Hubert Estate in the Yarra Valley page for per person pricing with Rotor One including return helicopter flights, wine tasting and three course lunch menu.
You can also purchase a Gift Voucher for a Wine Tour and Lunch by Helicopter to Hubert Estate to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary.
Summary: Hubert Estate is the oldest, brand new winery in the Yarra Valley and has received excellent reviews from food and wine critics since it's grand re-opening in early 2022. The opportunity to combine tasting of their The Stag wine brands, gourmet lunch in their brand new restaurant and a cultural tour of the on-site art gallery is an amazing way to spend an afternoon in the Yarra Valley.
2. Levantine Hill Estate in the Yarra Valley
Location: Levantine Hill Estate, 882 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream VIC 3770
Open: Thursday - Monday for Lunch
Levantine Hill is well known amongst Yarra Valley wineries for a fine dining experience matched to award-winning wines and is a popular destination for lunch by helicopter from Melbourne.
With a purpose-built helicopter pad that is popular with visitors from Melbourne, your helicopter ride lands directly at the winery, just metres away from the Levantine Hill restaurant (previously run by star chef Teage Ezard).
Enjoy a walk around the vineyard before settling into your winery lunch with a wine flight of three Levantine Hill premium and higher-end pinot noir, chardonnay or sparkling wines, followed by a fine dining experience including a five or seven course Mediterranean-inspired lunch menu (a lighter three course lunch menu is also available on weekdays).
What to order: Our favourite dishes from the shared dining menu include the rich truffled goat’s curd cappelletti with raisins and pine-nut burnt butter matched to a 2017 Katherine’s Paddock Chardonnay or the kingfish ceviche with lemon balm vinaigrette, bush tomato aioli, and macadamia paired to Levantine Hill’s 2013 Blanc de Blanc.
How much does a helicopter winery lunch at Levantine Hill cost? See our helicopter wine tour to Levantine Hill in the Yarra Valley page for per person pricing with Rotor One including return helicopter flights, wine tasting and five course lunch menu.
You can also purchase a Gift Voucher for a Wine Tour and Lunch by Helicopter to Levantine Hill to celebrate that special occasion.
Summary: Levantine Hill have a reputation for being one of the best winery destinations in the Yarra Valley and for good reason. A helicopter lunch package including wine tasting and lunch is an exceptional experience that delivers well beyond the excitement of your helicopter ride and quality of Levantine Hill’s wine.
3. Meletos Restaurant in the Yarra Valley
Location: Meletos, 12 St Huberts Rd, Coldstream VIC 3770
Open: Thursday - Sunday for Lunch
When it comes to a beautiful winery and boutique restaurant, Meletos Restaurant has earned some of the best reviews in the Yarra Valley.
Located on the Stones of the Yarra Valley property in Coldstream and next to the Napoleon Brewery, Meletos is surrounded by vineyards and offers spectacular views of the Yarra Valley when arriving by helicopter, landing just metres away from Meletos Restaurant and Providore.
While Meletos isn’t strictly a winery, they offer a selection of award-winning wines, ales and handcrafted ciders from the Yarra Valley region matched to a three course lunch menu inspired by flavours from Tuscany and focussed around seasonal meat and fish.
What to order: Head Chef, Justin Edwards, has received excellent reviews about his entree of Shark Bay scallops, yuzu, wakame and salmon roe, as well as his main dish of roasted duck leg with pumpkin, pepitas and beurre noisette (brown butter).
How much does a helicopter winery lunch at Meletos cost? See our helicopter tour to Meletos in the Yarra Valley for per person pricing with Rotor One including return helicopter tour and three course lunch menu with drinks.
You can also purchase a Gift Voucher for a Winery Lunch by Helicopter to Meletos for that special someone.
Summary: Meletos Restaurant is a popular destination for fine dining and lunch in the Yarra Valley by helicopter, and also caters to casual drinks at the Meletos Brewhouse, a relaxing massage at the Meletos Day Spa (Il Massagio) or even a weekend stay at their boutique accommodation venue, Meletos Farmhouse.
4. Zonzo Winery in the Yarra Valley
Location: Zonzo Estate, 957 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Yarra Glen VIC 3775
Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday for Lunch
Zonzo Estate is a stunning winery, restaurant and wedding venue that is home to arguably the best family-style Italian food in the Yarra Valley.
Located in Yarra Glen, Zonzos owner Rod Micallef set out in 2007 to create a relaxed atmosphere for a traditional Italian family dining experience surrounded by rolling vineyards in the Yarra Valley and the reviews suggest Zonzo has done just that, offering one of the best winery lunches in the Yarra Valley.
Lunch bookings at Zonzo are hard to get but worth pursuing as you enjoy spectacular views of Yarra Glen before your helicopter lands at Zonzo, just a few steps from the entrance to Zonzos restaurant, where you’ll enjoy typical Italian family-style sharing dishes such as arancini, baked meatballs, burrata and antipasti for starters, all matched to Zonzo Estate wines.
What to order: Try the traditional Italian dishes which make Zonzo famous like slow-cooked lamb, in wine and mushrooms with roasted potatoes, followed by a wood-fired pizza with smoked Tasmanian salmon, sautéed leek and berry capers before finishing your lunch experience with an orange-infused panna cotta dessert, with Cointreau and orange syrup.
How much does a helicopter winery lunch at Zonzo cost? See our helicopter winery lunch to Zonzo in the Yarra Valley page for per person pricing with Rotor One including return helicopter rides and your shared Italian lunch menu including antipastos, wood-fired pizza and a main dish with salad.
You can also purchase a Gift Voucher for a Winery Lunch by Helicopter to Zonzo to celebrate a special occasion.
Summary: Zonzo Winery is hard to beat — Stunning views, a relaxed atmosphere and a wholesome lunch menu matched to estate wines make Zonzo the ideal destination in the Yarra Valley for a helicopter winery lunch.
5. Jack Rabbit Winery on the Bellarine Peninsula
Location: Jack Rabbit, 85 McAdams Ln, Bellarine VIC 3221
Open: Monday to Sunday for Lunch
Jack Rabbit Winery is a 35 minute scenic flight by helicopter from Melbourne and the perfect location to escape for a helicopter wine tour and sophisticated lunch in a modern contemporary winery sitting atop the Bellarine Peninsula.
Arrive at Jack Rabbit by helicopter for a private landing on the dedicated helipad nestled within their vineyard and take a short stroll through the vineyard before arriving at Jack Rabbit Restaurant.
Giving new meaning to the term “fine-dining”, a lunch experience at Jack Rabbit Restaurant includes spectacular water views over Geelong, the You Yangs and Melbourne and is accompanied by an exquisite lunch menu matched to cool-climate wines that the Jack Rabbit vineyard is known for.
What to order: Known as the “gastronomic showpiece” of the Bellarine Peninsula, Jack Rabbit Restaurant has several sophisticated lunch dishes worth trying including smoked kangaroo loin, confit duck leg and a warm pear and ginger quinoa cake. The cellar door offering also doesn’t disappoint with the Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé & Cabernet Shiraz being our cold-climate wine favourites.
How much does a helicopter winery lunch at Jack Rabbit cost? See our helicopter winery lunch to Jack Rabbit on the Bellarine Peninsula page for per person pricing with Rotor One including return helicopter charter flights from Melbourne with lunch and wine priced separately.
A Gift Voucher for a winery lunch by helicopter to Jack Rabbit makes for an amazing gift that is well suited to a special occasion like an upcoming wedding anniversary.
Summary: Jack Rabbit is a sophisticated winery destination offering great wine, spectacular food and some of the best water views you can get at a winery lunch just outside Melbourne.
6. Terindah Estate on the Bellarine Peninsula
Location: Terindah Estate, 90 McAdams Ln, Bellarine VIC 3223
Open: Thursday to Monday for Lunch
Terindah Estate is a boutique winery on the Bellarine Peninsula offering one of the most scenic wine tasting and winery lunch experiences on the Bellarine following a quick and spectacular 35 minute helicopter flight from Melbourne.
Terindah Estate’s restaurant, The Shed, offers breathtaking views of Port Phillip Bay, the You Yangs Ranges and the Melbourne City skyline along with an à la carte lunch menu matched with Terindah’s estate-made wines bottled between 2018 and 2021.
Terindah Estate is an amazing wine tour and winery lunch destination by helicopter offering a rare combination of spectacular water views, award-winning wines and a gourmet lunch menu with ingredients sourced right from Terindah’s own property and the waters of Corio Bay.
What to order: The Shed @ Terindah offers a refined à la carte lunch menu including lamb rib with pistachio, salmon ceviche, pork belly infused with apple and local Portarlington mussels, caught next door in Corio Bay. Terindah is well known for its estate-made wines including Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Rose, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Zinfandel.
How much does a helicopter wine tour and winery lunch at Terindah Estate cost? See our helicopter wine tour and winery lunch at Terindah Estate on the Bellarine Peninsula for per person pricing with Rotor One including return helicopter flights from Melbourne with lunch and wine priced separately.
A Gift Voucher for a helicopter winery lunch at Terindah Estate is perfect for an upcoming anniversary or special occasion where a day of luxury and indulgence is required.
Summary: Terindah Estate is a stunning destination for a wine tour or winery lunch and offers a rare combination of great wine, amazing food and spectacular views, all in the one location and all just a short helicopter flight from Melbourne.
7. Mitchelton Winery in Nagambie
Location: Mitchelton Wines, 470 Mitchellstown Rd, Nagambie VIC 3608
Open: Monday to Sunday for Lunch
Mitchelton Winery Estate is the pearl of the Nagambie region with loads to offer including a cellar door for wine tasting, modern-Australian restaurant for lunch, underground art gallery and on-site hotel and day spa.
When you escape to Mitchelton Winery by helicopter you’ll immediately recognise the 55 metre tall tower standing over Mitchelton’s sprawling winery as you fly over the Goulburn River for a private landing at Mitchelton Estate.
Begin with a 6 flight wine tour at Mitchelton’s cellar door, renowned for its shiraz and riesling blends made from popular Heathcote grapes, and begin your winery lunch at Mitchelton’s Muse Restaurant with a modern-Australian menu designed by Executive Chef Dan Hawkins.
What to order: Mitchelton's Restaurant, Muse, is described as an "authentic dining experience with beautiful food and warm, country hospitality" and this is definitely true with their lunch menu offering refined, wholesome dishes including our favourites the corn and manchego croquette, kangaroo backstrap, chilli and fennel crumbed pork cutlet and brussels sprouts.
How much does a helicopter wine tour and winery lunch at Mitchelton Winery cost?
See our helicopter wine tour and winery lunch to Mitchelton in the Nagambie region page for per person pricing with Rotor One including return helicopter rides with lunch and wine priced separately.
You can also purchase a Gift Voucher for a Winery Lunch by Helicopter to Mitchelton to celebrate a special occasion.
Summary: Mitchelton Winery is a stunning location for a helicopter wine tour and winery lunch with a friendly cellar door, wholesome restaurant lunch menu and an idyllic setting on the banks of the Goulburn River. With the added bonus of a rare art gallery and observation tower on the property, every trip to Mitchelton is an amazing experience.
8. Rochford Wines in Yarra Valley
Open: Monday to Sunday for Lunch
Rochford Wines is an all-in-one destination for a Yarra Valley experience. It is a family-owned winery that has a fine-dining restaurant, classic local wines and entertaining live events. Rochford Wines produces award-winning wine with its three vineyards - The Home, Isabella and Briarty 9 vineyards.
Take a stroll through the acres of beautiful vineyards on the Rochford Wines and then explore the Rochford cellar door to taste the locally produced wines. Indulge in a delicious lunch at the Isabella's restaurant at the Rochford Winery and pair it with Rochford's award-winning Chardonnay or Pinot Noir for the perfect winery lunch experience.
You can also purchase a Gift Voucher for a Winery Lunch by Helicopter to Rochford Winery to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or an anniversary.
What to order: Isabella's Restaurant at Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley features a French-Mediterranean menu. The menu was designed by Head Chef Ryan Frost. Key highlights of the menu include chicken maryland with roast capsicum, vegetable ratatouille with eggplant chips and dark chocolate marquise.
How much does a helicopter wine tour and winery lunch at Rochford Wines cost? See our helicopter wine tour and winery lunch to Rochford Wines page for per person pricing with Rotor One including return helicopter rides with lunch and wine priced separately.
Summary: Rochford Winery offers a one stop shop for a wholesome Yarra Valley winery experience. Enjoy an premium lunch experience with locally produced wines at one of the best wineries in the Yarra Valley.
9. BONUS: St Andrew's Beach Brewery in Mornington Peninsula
Location: 160 Sandy Rd, Fingal VIC 3939
Open: Monday to Sunday for beer tasting and lunch
Escape the city and soar over Melbourne's stunning skyline on a thrilling helicopter brewery tour to St Andrew's Beach Brewery in Mornington Peninsula. This unique experience offers an exclusive alternative to traditional winery visits, perfect for groups seeking a laid-back atmosphere with excellent craft beer and a diverse lunch menu.
The journey begins with a scenic 35-minute helicopter ride from Essendon Airport, offering spectacular views of Melbourne’s cityscape and the picturesque Mornington Peninsula coastline. Land in style at St Andrew’s Beach Brewery, a venue with a rich history as a former racehorse training facility, now transformed into one of the most distinctive beer gardens outside Melbourne.
St Andrew's Beach Brewery pays homage to its thoroughbred legacy by naming its signature brews after racing legends, offering choices like the 6 Furlongs Pale Ale and The Strapper Australian Lager. The venue’s transformation retains its equine heritage while creating an unparalleled brewery atmosphere, complete with stables turned into private lunch booths and a racetrack converted into an apple orchard for crafting cider.
What to drink: Start with a beer tasting paddle to sample their Aussie lager, US pale ale, summery Golden Ale, and a crisp pilsner, each offering an authentic taste of the Mornington Peninsula.
What to eat: The 'Brew & Chew' lunch platter is a must-try, featuring Carolina Wings, Fried Pickle Chips, and Hanger Steak among others, perfectly complementing the handcrafted beers.
How much does a brewery tour with lunch at St Andrew's Beach Brewery cost?
See our helicopter tour to St Andrew's Beach Brewery in Yarra Valley page for per person pricing with Rotor One including return helicopter charter flights to Mornington Peninsula and your beer tasting paddle and brew and chew lunch menu.
Gift Vouchers for the St Andrew's Beach Brewery Helicopter Tour are the perfect gift for that boyfriend or husband who love their beers and seltzer and don't want to wear loafers or a polo shirt.
Summary: This helicopter brewery tour is not just about the beer; it's about experiencing the unique blend of history, local craftsmanship, and the relaxed coastal vibe of the Mornington Peninsula.