So many people come to the Yarra Valley for a wedding and are stunned at the views, rows of vines as far as the eye can see, and the sheer number of wineries they pass on the way to the wedding – and wish they were staying longer so they could explore a bit more. So…next time you’re coming to the Yarra Valley for a wedding, give us a call and let’s sort out a cruisy tour for you and your mates the next day. And don’t worry, we’ll speak quietly as you may have been forced to drink an unusually large quantity of alcohol and had a late night!!
Shahrooz and his friends had the right idea. They were over from Sydney, attending a wedding at Yering Station on Saturday and decided to have a half day tour around the vineyards on the Thursday.
Between them they were staying in Healesville and Yarra Glen so John collected all 10 of them at midday and they headed off first to Innocent Bystander in Healesville for a wine tasting (where all the wines are poured on tap) and they had a great catch up over a casual lunch where they shared nibbles, paella and pizza.
After lunch John took them off to Helen & Joeys, a relative newcomer cellar door to the Yarra Valley, situated high up on the hill for another wine tasting with their staggering view and of course a ride on Bruce, the famous unicorn.
After Helen & Joeys they piled back into the bus for the short drive (over the road effectively) to St Huberts, one of the original Yarra Valley wineries, for another wine tasting and they all enjoyed their photo shoot under the elm tree.
We finished off their tour with a great cheese platter and wine tasting on the deck at Greenstone vineyard. As the friends were going to get together for a BBQ later on at their Yarra Glen accommodation, John took them food and beer shopping, as they had purchased their wine over the course of the afternoon.
The group had a fun filled afternoon and took the opportunity of coming to a Yarra Valley wedding, to see a bit more of a new wine growing region. If you would like to do a similar tour with us, if you’re coming up to the Yarra Valley for a wedding – fill out our questionnaire and we’ll get back to you with a quote.