Shauna and finance Jarrod really are. Getting married in the morning - tomorrow morning infact. And given that Shauna is from Dublin and has been out here 7 years, and her Mum and family made the trip out to Australia for the wedding, they thought they'd have a pre-wedding personalised Yarra Valley wine tour with us on Monday.
So John collected Jarrod, Shauna, her Mum, twin brothers, sister and their partners from Northcote and took them straight to Four Pillars Gin Distillery where they really kicked off their day celebrating all things gin - tasting, paddles and cocktails!!!
John prised them away from their gin and piled them all back in the van and drove them up to Helen & Joeys for a wine tasting on the deck where they were quite enthralled by the view and managed a ride on Bruce, the unicorn, as well. (Note: no visit to Helen & Joeys is really complete without some unicorn action).
The next venue we'd picked was Soumah of the Yarra Valley where they started with a wine tasting, enjoying some of their lesser known Italian varietals, followed by a really lovely two course lunch washed down with a glass of their selected wine. They loved the view again and it was the perfect spot for them to relax and enjoy some family time together.
We finished their tour off with a wine tasting at St Huberts, originally founded in 1862 by winemaking pioneer and Swiss immigrant Charles Hubert de Castella, who helped position the region as a premium wine producing area. They were also one of the first wineries to replant vines in 1966 which relaunched the region as a wine growing area once again. We rounded off the day beautifully when Shauna and family purchased some cheese boards and wine to enjoy later together when back at Northcote.
It was a fun day, with a bus full of Irish jokers, and I think John and Jarrod were pretty grateful to have each other there, as token out numbered Aussies!
If you would like a day out celebrating with family and friends in the Yarra Valley where you get to help create your own tailor made tour, call us today and lets start putting a quote together for you. Call either one of us, John or Joan on 03 5962 5940.