Joan took a call from a lovely sounding man named Reg on Wednesday morning requesting a half day tour of the Yarra Valley THAT DAY for his wife Vivienne and their friends Tim and Sarah who had arrived on a P&O cruise from Sydney to Melbourne for the Melbourne Cup and were sailing back to Sydney after Oaks Day.  So of course we obliged and here’s what we manage to pack in for them on their last minute half day tour of the Yarra Valley.

We collected them from their ship and took them out to Helen & Joey’s Winery where Stephen Powell once again (God he’s good) gave a great wine tasting and they all caught up with Bruce the unicorn’s two new companions!! (intriguing isn’t it?!)

Everyone was hungry by this stage, so we pointed the bus in the direction of Tokar Estate Winery (it knows it well) where they enjoyed their pre-lunch wine tasting, chose their wine to enjoy with lunch and plenty of chatter and laughter then ensued for a few hours, all spent looking out over the roses and vines.  What a magic spot.

Having discussed the fact that they loved Italian varieties of wine, after lunch John took them straight to Soumah for a tasting where they loved the view of the vines out across the valley.

The last stop on the tour was St Huberts for a wine tasting with Dominic and the guys managed to purchase several boxes of wine there.

In fact they managed to purchase wine everywhere – a great day had by all and back to Station Pier by 6pm where they were looking forward to relaxing on the boat and getting ready for Oaks Day the next day and sailing back to Sydney on Friday.  What a great way to celebrate Melbourne Cup week, on a cruise with a Yarra Valley half day tour thrown in at the last minute for good measure!!

Hope they had a good day racing and a couple of wins on the gee gees.

If you would like to book Tour the Valley for a half day tour – it’s what we’re famous for – call Joan on 0418 142 326 and let’s make it happen.