Helicopter Wine Tours in Melbourne
Melbourne is a short helicopter ride from some of the best wineries in the Yarra Valley, Bellarine Peninsula and Nagambie regions. A wine tour by helicopter allows you to enjoy a wine tasting and cellar door experience of award-winning wines including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz varieties, followed by a winery lunch with a degustation or set lunch menu for couples, or shared plates and grazing platters for the family. Helicopter wine tours are the perfect gift for a special occasion, and the experience of flying to a winery by helicopter for lunch is an anniversary present or birthday gift that you'll both remember for years to come.
Choose from one of 10 helicopter winery tours across Melbourne's best wine regions of the Yarra Valley, Bellarine Peninsula & Nagambie, each offering a unique wine tasting and winery lunch experience.
Winery Tours by Helicopter from Melbourne
Helicopter Winery Tours in the Yarra Valley
Yarra Valley is one of the most popular wine regions for wine tasting and winery lunch by helicopter from Melbourne and has a 150+ year history of producing some of the best wines in Australia and the world. The Yarra Valley is the perfect destination for a winery lunch by helicopter and also several vineyards also offer short-stay accommodation for day trips and weekend retreats.
Winery tours with Rotor One offer a private helicopter charter from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley followed by a private helicopter landing at your vineyard of choice, often right in front of the restaurant. After landing at the winery, you'll be escorted to the restaurant or cellar door to enjoy your lunch and wine tasting experience.
Winery lunch tours in the Yarra Valley are very popular with couples celebrating a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary. Wine tours by helicopter combine amazing views on a helicopter ride from Melbourne with a romantic winery lunch reservation and premium wine tasting of some of the best wines in the Yarra Valley, ensuring you'll both remember the experience for years to come.
Wineries in the Yarra Valley are also a popular destination for engagements and proposals, offering some of the best proposal packages and locations to pop the question in a unique and romantic way. Bring your proposal ideas to reality by fly your partner to a winery by helicopter to create a magical proposal that will be truly unforgettable.
Helicopter Brewery & Distillery Tours in the Yarra Valley
Visit the best distilleries and breweries in the Yarra Valley by helicopter. The Yarra Valley is a great wine region and also has plenty of alternatives including a distillery for gin tasting and a brewery for craft beer if you're looking for an exciting alternative to a traditional wine tasting tour at a vineyard.
Enjoy a private helicopter ride from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley for an afternoon spent tasting some of Australia's best gin at Four Pillars Distillery, or choose our unique Beers, Burgers & Gin tour — The perfect gift for that loved one who doesn't quite fit in at a winery but still enjoys a culinary adventure.
Helicopter Winery Tours on the Bellarine Peninsula
The Bellarine Peninsula is just 35 minutes by helicopter from Melbourne and home to some of the best family-owned and operated wineries in Victoria. Bellarine Peninsula wineries are known for their cool-climate grapes that make for the perfect cellar door and wine tasting tour, and also offer some of the best winery lunch menus in the region.
Wine tours include private helicopter charter from Melbourne to the Bellarine Peninsula and include a VIP landing at the vineyard by helicopter. Take a short stroll through the vines on your way to the restaurant where you'll be seated to enjoy a wine tasting experience and fine-dining lunch at the restaurant.
Winery lunch tours by helicopter to the Bellarine Peninsula are often taken by couples celebrating a special occasion including a birthday or anniversary. Bellarine Peninsula wineries offer amazing views over Geelong, the You Yangs and, on a clear day, the Melbourne City skyline, allowing you to enjoy a romantic winery lunch reservation and wine tasting with some of the best views available on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Helicopter Winery Tours in Nagambie
Nagambie, located in the Goulburn Valley wine region, is a relaxing destination with multiple wineries and vineyards located on the outskirts of the town of Nagambie. The most notable of which, Mitchelton Winery, is a popular destination for wine tours and winery lunches in the Nagambie region and can be reached in just 40 minutes by Helicopter from Melbourne.
One of the best experiences you can have in Melb, see the city and beach from a super low fly around. It was like being in a floating bubble over the city. We all felt safe and entertained throughout the entire flight thanks to Ed who was not only an experienced pilot, but an amazing guide who really made the experience such an amazing one. Thank you so much!
Had an amazing day. Ed was an awesome pilot and Levantine Hill is a sensational venue. Would highly recommend!!
What a amazing experience we had today flying down from Melbourne Via helicopter to the 12 apostles and along the coast including the winery stop over with the most fantastic friendly and experienced pilot Ed.
We cannot recommend this experience more for anyone looking to take to the skies.
Can't wait for our next adventure with Rotor One.
Thanks Ed, you made our special day something to remember for life.
From first communication to last, Rotor One have been absolutely outstanding; going the extra mile to make both my partners and my special day (Engagement) one of the most memorable times in our lives.
I called a number of providers but ultimately went with Rotor One after having great chats with Eddie, who was clear, trustworthy and transparent. Eddie helped by walking me through the offerings for my engagement, all the while keeping it a secret from my partner.
I opted for the engagement package which was very reasonably priced, it included 30+ minutes in the air, circling the outskirts of the city, the St Kilda and Brighton Beaches, back across the MCG / Tennis Arena and then across towards the beaches of Altona where his team had organised a 50+ ft banner which was sprawled across the land right near the beach. We did a couple of passes and I proposed to my partner who was in shock - all the while Eddie was able to keep me in the loop with timings and locations via radio signals; unbeknownst to my partner.
We landed back at hanger 7, where champagne and a photographer were also on the tarmac waiting for us.
It was a perfect day, one I will never forget - I couldn't recommend the team at Rotor One any higher and both my partner and I will be back for more tours soon!
Absolutely amazing. Highly recommended
This is the first time in helicopter, wonderful experience, very friendly piolet he gave very detailed information about places, pleasant experience.
I bought my father this as a gift as he loves flying and Ed went above and beyond our expectations! He was professional, friendly, informative (he knew lots of fun information about Melbourne!) and made extra touches to make it an even greater experience for us. Thank you Ed for this unforgettable experience - we were so impressed and my Dad raved about it all weekend!
We had experienced a really good flight, the views were stunning. Being this our first flight in a Helicopter I was expecting a hard flight but it was so smooth, Ed is such a good person and pilot, he is so friendly and professional and was too kind helping us with the proposal from the beginning to the end, I really appreciate it. We definitely want to go again and flight with him.
We'd highly recommend this experience.
Thanks again Ed!
Absolutely stunning morning pilot was the best we have such a wonderful city do yourself a favour and see it from up high
We had an incredible city and beaches flight with Ed. The flight was smooth, landmarks were well highlighted and the service was friendly. Wouldn’t have any hesitation in recommending Rotor One and will be back again! Thanks team!
It was a great day! Ed was a great pilot, safety first & smooth flight. Ed even flew to get the best pictures for my amazing brother Wayne. Thanks so much for an amazing flight!
Views were fantastic, great experience. High recommend for anyone thinking of doing a helicopter tour of Melbourne. The 30 mins went very quickly. Lovel was very good, enjoyed having her as our pilot.
Our flight with Ed was sheer joy from beginning to end. An unforgettable experience. The focus on safety was specific and clear and we knew we were in the best of hands. Rotor One was professional and welcoming from the very start and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks so much for a fabulous birthday present!
Ed was amazing and very accommodating. We decided to reschedule to a better weather day and it was so beautiful! Such an amazing experience, definitely recommend!!
Top 9 Wineries That You Need To Visit By Helicopter
There are many amazing wineries in the Yarra Valley, Bellarine Peninsula & Nagambie regions and we'll help you decide which winery you should fly to and why.
Why people choose to fly with rotor one?
✅ No-hassle booking policy: Reschedule or cancel up to 48 hours before your flight if your plans change - no questions asked.
✅ Weather guarantee: We'll reschedule your flight free of charge or provide a full refund if your flight is delayed due to the weather.
✅ Photoshoot included: We reserve time before and after your flight to take photos of you in and around the helicopter.
✅ Helicopters with air conditioning: Stay comfortable on hot summer days and cold winter mornings in whatever you're wearing.
✅ Noise-cancelling headsets: Amazing Bose headsets designed to protect your hearing during the flight.
✅ Fly with our owner: Our owner Ed runs the company and often flies guests personally to ensure our experiences are truly special.
Rotor One is a helicopter tour company specialising in scenic helicopter flights and wine tours in Melbourne.
Our winery helicopter tours are the ideal gift for a special occasion, whether it be celebrating a birthday, as an anniversary gift or to create the perfect proposal package for your partner.
Have a question? Call us on (03) 7065 1888
Frequently Asked Questions - Helicopter Winery Lunch
What will I see on a helicopter wine tour in Melbourne?
You will get the best aerial views of Melbourne when you take one of our helicopter winery tours to the Yarra Valley, Bellarine Peninsula or Nagambie. The helicopter tour starts from from Essendon Airport and Moorabbin Airport fly over Melbourne CBD, St Kilda, Albert Park, Port Phillip Bay, Yarra Valley, Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles and Mount Buller (subject to flight route).
How much does a helicopter winery tour cost?
Are helicopters safe?
Helicopters are a safer mode of transport than cars and the safest form of transport in General Aviation according to a study by TPG. Helicopters are subject to strict service intervals every 50 hours, inspected daily prior to any flight duties and have the benefit of being able to land anywhere and at any time in the event of an emergency.
Where do helicopters fly from in Melbourne?
Helicopters fly from Essendon Airport, Moorabbin Airport and the city helipad in Southbank. Essendon Airport is 15 minutes from the city and the best location for Melbourne City flights. Moorabbin Airport is 45 minutes from the city and has the second busiest airspace in Australia due to extensive flight training. Flights are more expensive from the city helipad as they’re operated by larger Helicopters for charter of VIP, crown casino and corporate passengers. Rotor One flights operate exclusively from Essendon Airport.