Melbourne was known for its Gold rush in the old days, but in present its well known for its White Gold (& Red too). If you are dreaming about the liquid gold with wine then you would have guessed it right, yes I am talking about the vineyards in Yarra Valley.
To experience the same, I was on-board for a one day trip to the Yarra Valley (Yarra Valley Wine Tour by BunyIp Tours). The tour bus picked me around 9:30 AM from the St Paul Cathedral near the Federation Square. There were around 20 people, even though it was a weekday. The tour instructor was quite funny and made sure everyone felt at home..
It took around 45-60 minutes to reach the first winery stop - 'Punt Road'. We were given the first few tips about the wine tasting, surely it sounded much better than the history classes back in the school days.