Leah celebrated her 30th in style on a tour with friends in the Yarra Valley

Kick starting the birthday celebrations in style with GIN

Leah was celebrating turning 30 with some friends and staying in Healesville so booked a private wine tour so they could all enjoy some tastings and not have the responsibility of driving.  She chose the wineries and places she wanted to visit and booked in some of them and we did the rest and she created a wonderful itinerary.  We picked them up from their accomodation at 10am and drove them straight to what the locals fondly refer to as the Gin Palace (Four Pillars Gin) for a gin tasting paddle and cocktail – could there be a better way to start the day!?!?

Leah’s next choice was a visit to Maddens Rise cellar door – a modern boutique cellar door run by the lovely Emma and Ben where we are guaranteed a warm welcome and a wonderful wine tasting experience.  The group thoroughly enjoyed sampling a really broad range of different wine varietals and loved their tasting at Maddens Rise.

By now it was time for some lunch and Leah had chosen Coldstream Brewery for lunch so we headed off there and they ordered some superb food washed down with tasting paddles of beer.

After lunch we went virtually across the road to Coombe the Melba Estate for a wine tasting outside as the weather was so nice and then the friends enjoyed playing games on the lawn.

Once they’d finished showing their prowess at quoits, we took them to Chandon where they took their sparkling wine out onto the grass and lay by the vines chatting and laughing in the sun – a pretty fabulous ending to a great birthday wine tour.

We dropped the group back to their accommodation where they were looking forward to continuing the celebrations and enjoying a fun evening together.

If you have a special celebration coming up and would like to find out more about arranging a tour of the Yarra Valley, get in touch and let’s look at some options for you.