de Bortoli’s Yarra Valley – Cheese Lovers’ Heaven

Aiden might only be two and a half years old but he sure knows how to put away some cheese!  Andrew organised a private winery tour for his wife Winnie’s 30th birthday along with 8 friends and 3 little ones.  So we fitted car seats for baby Emma – 2 months old and Aidan – 2 and half years old, as they were there to celebrate as well!!  Some friends came along in the bus while others followed in their cars.

John collected them from Kensington and took them straight to de Bortoli’s where cheese platters had been ordered to go with their wine tasting.  Given Aidan’s love of cheese it was a miracle anyone else got any!  de Bortoli’s is a great set up for people touring with children as they can have a lovely time running around on the lawns and enjoying the playground area while the adults sample the wine.  Purchases were made and then it was time to set off for another tasting.

John took the group to Greenstone Winery for their next tasting which was enjoyed out on the deck where again the children could run around before getting back on the bus. The view is quite spectacular too from Greenstone.

By now it was time for lunch and Andrew had requested a relaxed, lazy lunch so Tokar was booked and they enjoyed their wine tasting followed by a complimentary glass of wine with their beautiful two course lunch.  It was lovely for the group not to be rushing – this is a top tip for people planning their tour, which Andrew mastered brilliantly – not to try to fit too much in to your day, because you don’t want to spend your day getting on and off a bus, you want to go to quality places and kick back relaxing with your family and friends.

Our final stop for the tour was a visit to the Chocolaterie as the children were very excited at the thought and managed to sample chocolate AND ice-cream.

John had them back to Kensington by 6pm after a really full, fun day for both children and adults.  If you have a group of family and friends you’d like to arrange a tour for, fill in our questionnaire and we’ll get back to you with some ideas and go from there.

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