When you’re enjoying a Yarra Valley break, it makes sense to come to the locals at Tour the Valley for a tour. The Yarra Valley has such a diverse selection of places you can visit, from small boutique wineries to big name top shelf cellar doors, unusual wine varieties – the Yarra Valley even produces award-winning cider. So you benefit from all our local knowledge when we work out your itinerary with you. And that’s exactly what David & Eilidh and Kenneth & Kirsty did, who were having a 2-night getaway at Langbrook Cottages in Yarra Junction, enjoying the spectacular scenic views out over the wide open paddocks.
Being over on this side of the valley we made the first stop for a wine tasting Morgan Vineyards in Seville, where they enjoyed their tasting so much they bought several bottles of Chardonnay and Cabernet for later.
John then drove them over to the other side of the valley, and up to Badger Creek Blueberry Farm where they enjoyed tasting St Ronan’s awarding-winning ciders and the variety of blueberry wines. After some cider purchases were made it was time to head to Innocent Bystander, for a modern cellar door in the town of Healesville. They enjoyed the novelty of wine being poured ‘on tap’ for their wine tasting, after which John drove them to Yering Station for a completely different cellar door experience at Yering Station, in a heritage building dating back to the 1800s.
By now it was time for lunch so they headed for boutique winery Many Hands Winery in Coldstream and as it was finally raining in the Yarra Valley (after a very dry 6 weeks), they sat inside and enjoyed Tony’s home-made dips and wood-fired pizza washed down with a bottle of his Chardonnay.
The group had a lovely time catching up as they’re all friends from Scotland now living in
After lunch John drove them down to Helen & Joey’s Winery for another wine tasting. The rain had finally stopped so they went out onto the deck to talk to Bruce, the unicorn, but he had other visitors with him – he’s pretty popular, being the only unicorn in the entire valley.
John finished their tour off with a sparkling tasting at Chandon and of course a little purchase was made to enjoy when back in Melbourne.
He had them back to their accommodation at Langbrook Cottages around 5.30pm after a great day out in the valley, visiting seven wineries!! If you would like a similar tour, get in touch and we can put together an itinerary specially for your group.