Yarra Valley Helicopter Tour to Hubert Estate
Fly by helicopter to Yarra Valley for an exclusive wine tour and winery lunch at Hubert Estate
A one-of-a-kind helicopter tour to Hubert Estate in the Yarra Valley with the option to choose a special tasting at the cellar door, gourmet winery lunch and tour of the art gallery.
We invite you to Yarra Valley's most exclusive helicopter, wine and food experience. Enjoy beautiful views on your scenic helicopter flight to the Yarra Valley wine region, taste the finest cold-climate wines at St Hubert's Cellar Door, experience the culinary excellence of Quarters Restaurant and embark on a cultural journey at the Gallery of Art, all in one day.
This exclusive tour to the Yarra Valley is an experience you will never forget and just one of many unique helicopter winery experiences in the Yarra Valley by Rotor One, the #1 rated helicopter tour company in Melbourne.
History - St Hubert's wine-making legacy transformed into Yarra Valley's newest cellar door and winery restaurant
Founded by Charles Hubert de Castella in 1862, Hubert Estate is one the oldest wineries in the Yarra Valley. St Hubert was a champion of the Yarra Valley wine renaissance in the 1960’s and helped position the wine region as one of the most popular wine destinations in the world. This legendary Yarra Valley institution has a 100 year history of producing amazing cool climate wines. These wine blends include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Roussanne under the famous St Hubert's The Stag brand.
Hubert Estate went through a recent design-led renovation by the father-son duo Gerry & Andy Ryan. They've added a beautiful modern touch to the 100 year old winery heritage at St Hubert’s Estate. The winery has a brand new fine-dining restaurant Quarters, a state-of-the-art cellar door featuring St Hubert's The Stag wine blends and an art gallery housing Gerry Ryan's treasured collection of aboriginal art.
“Established in 1862 as one of the first wineries in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, St Hubert's has a long history of producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon. Today it continues to be lauded for its portfolio of cool climate wines which also include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Roussanne”
- Greg Jarratt (Winemaker at Hubert Estate)
Overview - The ultimate helicopter winery tour in the Yarra Valley wine region
Experience a 25 minute scenic helicopter flight from Melbourne to the Hubert Estate winery. The scenic helicopter flight from Melbourne is a serene experience. You'll float past the Dandenong Ranges and over the lush green landscape of the Yarra Valley. These vineyards have been producing some of the best wine in the world for over a 100 years.
1st Stop: Wine Tasting at St Hubert's Cellar Door
Upon landing at the private helipad nestled amongst the vines at Hubert Estate, take a short stroll to Hubert Estate's state-of-the-art cellar door which emerges from a hillside on the property, and is quite possibly the most recognisable piece of architecture in the Yarra Valley.
Enjoy a luxurious wine tasting experience of up to 8 wines by the glass across the range including The Stag Victoria Pinot Noir, the St Hubert’s Chardonnay and the St Hubert’s Blanc de Noir. As our special guest you'll also be treated to a light cheese platter to accompany your wine tour.
2nd Stop: Winery Lunch at Quarters Restaurant
When your wine tasting has come to a close, your reserved table at Quarters restaurant will become available for you to enjoy your delicious, gourmet winery lunch. Your winery lunch experience will include dishes from an Australian-European tasting menu designed by Head Chef, Michael Smith.
Think hearty vegetable dishes with local meat and fresh seafood produce, wood-fired pizzas made from an Italian Marana pizza oven and fresh pasta that is hand-made on site. This is a winery lunch menu that the founder, Charles Hubert de Castella, would definitely approve of.
3rd Stop: Visit Hubert Estate's indigenous Art Gallery
Following your gourmet lunch, take a short-walk and explore Hubert Estate's very own art gallery. Learn the stories behind the artwork from over 20 indigenous artists around Australia including Polly Ngale and Yannima Tommy Watson.
Your day ends with return helicopter charter flights where you'll soak in dreamy afternoon views of the best wine region in Victoria as you're whisked back to Melbourne in your private helicopter.
What's Included - Yarra Valley Helicopter Tour to Hubert Estate
A scenic helicopter flight from Essendon Airport to Hubert Estate in the Yarra Valley.
- When you choose our Wine Tasting & Lunch option you'll receive:
- A full wine tasting session at the St Hubert's The Stag Cellar Door including a full selection of 8 wines complemented with a cheese platter.
- Gourmet lunch at Quarter’s Restaurant with multiple dishes from their modern Australian menu, with enough food fit for a king and queen.
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- a special birthday & anniversary winery experience for couples.
Where are you located?
Rotor One is located at Essendon Airport which is 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD. Our address is Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields and we have off-street parking next to our building. When you arrive look for the red door that says 'Melbourne Heli'.
When should I arrive?
Please arrive 10 minutes before your booking begins for a relaxed experience.
Do you depart from other locations, like the City Helipad?
We depart from Essendon Airport as you have an amazing view of the Melbourne City skyline from the moment you step onto the tarmac. We do not offer flights from the City Helipad on the Yarra River.
What is the minimum age requirement for children?
Children aged 3 years and older can fly. Our pilots will give them special attention to ensure they have an amazing time. All children will have their own window seat and pay the same seat price (we don't offer discounts for children as we make sure they have even more fun than the adults 😁)
I'm just one person. Can I fly by myself?
All our scenic and winery flights are private and require a minimum of two people, except for our Learn To Fly A Helicopter experience. You can book two seats on a scenic or winery flight if you'd like the helicopter to yourself, or you can book a single seat on our shared fight over Melbourne City, Beaches & Coast.
Can bad weather prevent us from flying?
Yes, adverse weather conditions such as low cloud, fog, heavy rain or high winds may require your flight to be delayed or rescheduled. If this is the case, your pilot will contact you at least 2 hours prior to your booking time to reschedule your flight to another day/time or provide a full refund.
Google says there's will be bad weather on the day. Should I reschedule?
There's no need to contact us to reschedule based on a weather forecast as they're often inaccurate, especially in Melbourne! We use live weather data on the day of your flight to determine if flights can be conducted safely. We'll contact you at least 2 hours prior to your flight if bad weather could delay your flight.
Why do I need to provide my weight?
We use this to calculate the weight and balance of the helicopter prior to flight. If any guests are over 130kg or a group of 2 or 3 weighs more than 240kg, please contact us prior to booking.
Can I use my camera or phone during flight?
Yes, we encourage you to take as many photos and videos on the ground, and in the air, as possible.
What should I wear?
Please bring a pair of sunglasses and you're welcome to wear clothing appropriate to the weather. We do recommend a wind-breaker jacket for any sunrise / doors-off flights and also when flying on our 12 Apostles tour as both experiences can be windy.
Can I bring any luggage?
Handbags, small backpacks or duffel bags weighing less than 10kg and less than 60cm in length can be carried. Its essential all baggage is soft and compact as it must fit in a small
Can I fly if I'm pregnant?
Yes, however we recommend flying prior to your third trimester.
Can I fly if I'm in a wheelchair?
Yes, our hangar is wheelchair-accessible and we warmly welcome passengers with special needs. Our team will gladly assist in lifting any passengers into the aircraft for their flight. We can also arrange to transport foldable wheelchairs when flying 4 or more passengers, as we use larger helicopters with cargo holds for these flights.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please see our cancellation policy below for more information.
What safety standards do you have in place?
Please see our flight safety guidelines below for more information.
Contact us anytime on (03) 7065 1888 or email@example.com if you'd like to make changes to your booking or have any questions.
Can I reschedule my flight?
Yes, up to 72 hours before your departure time and on one occasion. We unfortunately cannot accomodate any reschedule requests with less than 72 hours notice as we make commitments to ensure your Pilot and Helicopter are reserved exclusively for you on the day.
Can I get a refund on my flight if my plans change?
Yes, up to 72 hours before your departure time. Please note there is a 10% cancellation fee for any bookings cancelled at your request.
What happens if the helicopter cannot fly due to bad weather?
Our team will call you up to 2 hours before your departure to reschedule your flight or provide a full refund.
Can I get a refund on a Gift Voucher I bought for someone?
Gift Vouchers are unfortunately non-refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash. However, vouchers are transferable and their value can be used towards any helicopter experience on Rotor One.
Pre-Flight Safety Briefings
- Each of our guests receive a pre-flight safety briefing from your Pilot on the planned flight path, what to expect during the flight and how to operate emergency exits.
Qualified & Experienced Flight Crews
- All our crew are qualified Commercially Licensed Pilots and Flights Instructors with detailed knowledge of Melbourne airspace and several hundred to several thousand hours of flight experience each.
Detailed Monitoring of Weather Data
- All flights are subject to favourable weather conditions on the day and your Pilot may delay or cancel your flight if they believe the weather may impact the safety margins or comfort of your flight.
Use of Position Broadcasting Technology (ADS-B)
- Our helicopters are equipped with the newest position broadcasting technology (ADS-B) which tracks our position in real-time and gives automated warnings of other aircraft flying nearby.
Routine Mandatory Maintenance Inspections
- Our helicopters are inspected every day prior to the first flight and receive a detailed inspection every 50 hours by licensed aircraft engineers (LAME) with critical components being replaced every 100 and 400 hours of flight time.
Flight Planning & Monitoring with Air & Rescue Services
- All flights to destinations outside Melbourne have detailed flight plans that are submitted to Airservices Australia and include deadlines for time that search action may be required (SARTIME) as a strict precautionary measure.
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This was the best experience ever. Ed was an amazing pilot and provided a service of a life time. Very generous with his time and highly recommend!!!
Highly recommend. Ed was great and the ride to Hubert Estate was spectacular. The wine tasting and lunch were excellent. On the way back Ed took us over the city and out over the harbor where we got a birds eye view of our cruise ship. A tour not to be missed.
A fantastic day with Ed travelling to and from the Yarra Valley. A very smooth flight, lots of information about the journey and a really interesting experience. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a fun and enjoyable experience!
Such a great day, helicoper ride around the city and out to the Yarra Valley. Really fun trip and great pilot. Thank you Ed.
What a spectacular afternoon in the Yarra Valley with Rotor One!! We flew by helicopter to the Yarra Valley to Hubert’s Estate Winery and it was fantastic. The food at Hubert’s Estate was delicious (definitely try the Octopus Skewers!) and the helicopter ride was very comfortable with amazing views. Can definitely recommend Rotor One if you’re considering a helicopter wine tour and can’t wait to fly with them again!!
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