Despite the extraordinary deluge of rain on Saturday, John collected a bunch of friends from the CBD on Saturday morning to celebrate their friend Kath’s hen’s day with a half day wine tour of the Yarra Valley.
We managed to fit plenty of tastings into their half day tour whilst trying to keep them as dry as possible! We had selected Maddens Rise, a lovely privately owned small boutique cellar door, as the first stop for the girls as we knew that not only are their wines delicious but they have two tiny goslings on loan from Wiggley Bottom Farm that Cellar Door manager Emma is rearing. And true to form, the girls loved meeting Alphie and Junior – who were great entertainers, running around eating and swimming.
The girls enjoyed the wine tasting and particularly the different varieties of wine on offer. Plus another highlight was meeting Max, a dog who was visiting the cellar door, who had lost the use of his back legs but had help with some back wheels and was getting around just fine. And you can imagine, Max also thoroughly enjoyed meeting the goslings!
John then drove the hens up to Tokar Estate Winery where they had a wine tasting to decide which glass of wine to have with their two course lunch and the girls were loving the ‘extreme weather-event’ so much, they totally embraced it and were dancing in the rain under the umbrellas.
After lunch we managed a quick visit to Innocent Bystander to experience a wine tasting where all their wines are poured ‘on tap‘ – which went down a treat with the hens.
And to finish off the tour, we visited Greenstone Vineyard for a last tasting before braving the very wet weather for their trip back to the CBD. They were really happy that we had still managed to go ahead with their hen’s day in the Valley as planned, despite the storm warnings and we deposited back at their accommodation without getting wet – which was pretty impressive given the sold rain!!
If you’d like to celebrate a special occasion with a personalised tour up here in the Yarra Valley, just contact us via our online tour questionnaire and we’ll get back to you with a quote shortly.