We had a phone call from a lovely lady Lyn Lewis who wanted to treat her friends Greg and Cindy from Margaret River to a Tour the Valley Gift Voucher, so bought them a half day wine tour to enjoy during their stay here in the Yarra Valley.
Joan collected Greg and Cindy from their fabulous accommodation Lyrebird Cottages just outside Healesville on Monday 9th October for their tour.
Greg and Cindy had arrived the night before from Bunbury in Western Australia and although they come from a sensational wine region - Margaret River in WA - they were looking forward to tasting some Yarra Valley wines again.
So Joan took them to Soumah in Gruyere and they just loved the Northern Italian style wine - Brachetto Tranquillo - a beautiful dessert wine only grown in two places in Australia so naturally bought one to enjoy after dinner that night.
Then we visited Coldstream Hills Winery and Roland gave them a great insight to the wines that were grown there. A sparkling interested Cindy which became another "must have".
We paid a quick visit to Medhurst Wines where their Sauvignon Blanc and rosé were their favourites (unsurprisingly given that their rosé recently took the Yarra Valley Wine Show Trophy for best rosé.
Lunch at Tokar Estate Winery followed and after a wine tasting they chose a glass of their rosé to enjoy with their meal. The pair thoroughly enjoyed just sitting and relaxing with great food and wine and looking out over the vines - Tokar's view is quite spectacular.
When Joan dropped them back to their accommodation they were looking forward to relaxing and enjoying the stunning views from Lyrebird Cottages - which extends right over to the Dandenongs. Their breakfast had been really great and they were looking forward to a massage they'd organised for the next day - and Cindy was also looking forward to a little shopping in Healesville!!!
We hope they come back and visit the Yarra Valley again, as there are so many other great venues to visit and so many other wines to taste and enjoy!!!