Richmond couple Dean and Jane are wine lovers and were looking for a Yarra Valley wine tour where they could experience some new varieties of local wines and visit some eclectic Yarra Valley cellar doors.  So John obliged, picking them up from their cottage at Myers Creek Cascades set in amongst gorgeous lush cool climate rainforest, a couple of minutes drive from Healesville’s Main Street.  The couple were having a relaxing stay, enjoying being out in the bush with a spa bath and roaring fire!

Knowing they were wine lovers and after new and different varieties to try, John took them to Badger Creek Blueberry Farm’s cellar door, where they were delighted to try blueberry wine for the first time, including a blueberry fortified wine and their range of condiments some of which they bought to enjoy later back at home.  Next stop was Yarra Yering for a wine tasting of possibly THE finest wine produced in the Yarra Valley where they both really loved the wines and couldn’t resist buying some for later.

Back on the bus for just two minutes to Coldstream Hills, (fortunately just up the road) another award-winning Yarra Valley wine producer, where they loved their Pinot so much they again had to buy some to take back.  Good job this was a private tour with just one couple as by now the vehicle was laden with wine, so at lunchtime, they crawled up the driveway to Tokar Estate where they managed to enjoy yet another wine tasting (and why not!!) and washed down their lunch with Tokar’s delicious full bodied  Tempranillo, a variety they hadn’t come across before.

After lunch John headed over to the Melba Highway side of the valley to Yering Station where their sparkling won Dean and Jane’s vote, and they purchased some for home.

They rounded off their day at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery for some chocolate indulgence and yummy ice-cream before John returned them back to Myers Creek Cascades with a great supply of wine for the evening ahead – red, white, sparkling, and blueberry!  It was a fun day tasting, buying and discovering new wine varieties – perfect in a cool climate wine growing region such as the Yarra Valley.