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Balgownie Estate

Balgownie Estate

A delightful winery adventure by helicopter from Melbourne to Balgownie Estate with scenic winery views over the Yarra Valley.

Regular price $890
Regular price Sale price $890
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Your 4 hour Experience includes:

🚁 25 minute Private Flight (each way)

🍽️ 2 hours ground time for Lunch

🍷 Wine Tasting & Lunch priced separately

📍 Flights depart Essendon (20 mins from CBD)

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Helicopter Wine Tour from Melbourne to Balgownie Estate in Yarra Valley

Overview - Indulge in the ultimate wine and dine experience with a scenic helicopter flight to Balgownie Estate in Yarra Valley

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Yarra Valley from above on a helicopter winery tour to Balgownie Estate. Fly over the picturesque vineyards and enjoy the stunning scenery before landing at the award-winning Balgownie Estate winery for an exclusive wine and dine experience.

Balgownie Estate is a premier destination in Melbourne's Yarra Valley with an array of exciting products including award-winning accommodation at Balgownie Accomodation, spa services at endota, dining at Restaurant 1309 and wine tasting at the Cellar Door as a 5-star Halliday-rated Winery in Yarra Valley.

Established in 1969, Balgownie Estate was founded by local pharmacist and winemaker Stuart Anderson, who planted the first vines of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. It's still the mainstay of the vineyard today and has made it a pioneer in commercial winemaking.

Itinerary - Balgownie Estate Helicopter Tour

  • Depart by helicopter from Essendon Airport
  • Fly past the Dandenong Ranges and over the Yarra Valley
  • Private landing in front of Balgownie Estate
  • Two hours to enjoy lunch at 1309 Restaurant and wine tasting at the Cellar Door
  • Take photos with the helicopter at Balgownie Estate
  • Return flights by helicopter to Essendon Airport

An exquisite helicopter tour from Melbourne to Balgownie Estate in the Yarra Valley

Your tour begins with a scenic helicopter ride from Essendon to the prestigious Balgownie Estate, nestled in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Savour the scenic views of Melbourne's most popular wine region and let the anticipation build as you approach your destination flying past the Dandenong Ranges by helicopter.

You'll arrive with a private landing in front of Balgownie Estate and step out of your helicopter into a 5-star world of wine at their acclaimed Cellar Door where winemaker, Tony Winspear, has been expertly crafting Balgownie's wines since 1994. Begin a wine tasting journey across their Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, Sparkling varieties, and Black Label favourites.

Balgownie Estate is known for its wines and views, however Restaurant 1309 offers a culinary experience not to be missed. Executive Chef Aidan Gallagher offers a rich menu of local produce including highlights such as Confit ocean trout with Yarra Valley salmon, Crispy skinned ‘Murray’ cod with pickled zucchini and Rose & pistachio mousse with seasonal fruit pearls.

Indulge in a dining experience like no other, surrounded by picturesque vineyard views of the Yarra Valley. Whether it's a romantic lunch for two or a celebration with friends, Restaurant 1309 provides a relaxed and intimate atmosphere perfect for a relaxing afternoon celebrating a birthday or anniversary occasion.

Treat your partner to a once-in-a-lifetime winery experience with a helicopter ride to Balgownie Estate and experience the legacy of one of the most popular wineries in the Yarra Valley.

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    What happens if there's bad weather on the day of my flight?

    • We really want you to enjoy your experience, so we only fly when the weather allows a safe and comfortable flight. If there's bad weather (low cloud, heavy rain, high winds) on the day, we may need to delay or reschedule your flight. We’ll work with you to choose a new date, or allow you to reschedule at your convenience.
    • If your flight cannot go ahead due to bad weather and you choose not to reschedule, we'll provide a full refund minus any credit card processing fees we've paid on your behalf.

      Can I reschedule or cancel my booking if my plans change?

      • You can reschedule or cancel up to 72 hours before departure. If you choose to cancel, we'll provide you with a full refund minus a 10% cancellation fee.

      Are Gift Vouchers refundable?

      • Gift voucher purchases are non-refundable, valid for 3 years, and can be used towards any flight across all our locations.
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