Yarra Valley Lodge is a great spot to base yourselves when you're coming to the Yarra Valley for a break. George & Anna were having the night there and had a super day out with John, cramming loads in.
They started their day out at St Hubert's Winery with a wine tasting, which was ideal as St Hubert's is one of the Yarra Valley's oldest wineries, so where better to start! Then, just two minutes down the road and they were at Meletos for a cider and beer tasting and they ordered a paddle to enjoy with some hot chips outside in the courtyard in the sun. John showed them around Stones next door and the beautiful old Cobb & Co stables and there was a wedding taking place in the gorgeous little chapel. Anna commented that she too would love to get married there (hint George!)!!!
The sparkling tasting at Chandon is well worth a stop and they loved the view over the vines, particularly as the sun was shining and they both remarked how beautiful the Yarra Valley is and they're not wrong.
At Coldstream Hills the pair were up for another wine tasting and really enjoyed their pinots which Coldstream are rightly famous for. Then they were whisked off to the fabulous Hanrahans Winery for more tastings and where they purchased some reds to enjoy later (poor Anna dropped one, so it was a good job she'd bought a few!!)
On their way to lunch at Yarrawood, John drove them through Healesville so they could have a look around - I know we're biased but it is one of the loveliest of towns here in the Yarra Valley! Lunch at Yarrawood was perfect, with those great views from the deck, excellent food, and lovely people - a winning combination.
Then to round off their day, John took them to De Bortoli's, a name synonymous with the Yarra Valley, for a wine and cheese tasting from their incredible cheese cave. By then it was time for John to drop the contented pair back at their lovely accommodation at Yarra Valley Lodge - both converts as to the sensational region that is the Yarra Valley.