10+ Years


Craig Cooney has over 10 years of experience guiding private groups and group tours through the Yarra Valley

#1 Company

On TripAdvisor

We are proud to be rated #1 on TripAdvisor for local Food & Wine Tours in the Yarra Valley for 2020.


5 Star Reviews

We have received over 700 5-star reviews online including Facebook, Google and TripAdvisor.

300+ Wine

Tastings In the Making

We have tasted over 300 of Yarra Valley's Wines to ensure we showcase the best wines this region has to offer.

"Our Vision is to know our customers. To know the Yarra Valley. To bring them together over a glass of wine."

Yarra Valley winery tours

Craig Cooney


Our Story

The Yarra Valley Touring Company is a locally owned and operated small group touring business. We work closely with our winery and accommodation partners in the Yarra Valley to bring you a unique range of experiences to showcase our beautiful region.
The Yarra Valley Touring Company is based in Lilydale, Victoria only a stone’s throw from numerous wineries, vineyards, and wide-open farmland. Owner and Founder Craig Cooney grew up in Melbourne’s outer suburbs and has spent possibly too much time sipping and sampling his way around the Yarra Valley. Craig has lived in and operated winery tours in the region and around Victoria for over ten years.
Our focus is on providing unique tour and transport solutions for our customers and accommodation partners to ensure that visitors to the region enjoy a memorable stay in the Yarra Valley.

The Yarra Valley

Located only 1 hour from the centre of Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is tantalisingly close as a day trip from the big smoke, but has an abundance of natural wonders, world-class attractions and gourmet experiences to explore. You really need a few days here to truly experience all the region has to offer.
The Yarra Valley covers over 6,000 acres surrounded by the Yarra Ranges- a mountain range that encircles the valley and provides an ever-present stunning backdrop for the miles of vineyard and farmland. With over 160 wineries, many with cellar doors welcoming guests to sample the product, the Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s major wine regions and a major producer of cool climate specialties such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet – but so much more as well.
The Yarra Valley is home to some serious internationally acclaimed labels such as Chandon Australia, Four Pillars Gin, DeBortoli, Yarra Yering and many more. We would be pleased to tailor an itinerary for you or your group including wine/gin/beer/cider/cheese tastings as well as accommodation and transport options.