Last weekend, Yvonne was celebrating her 45th birthday with eight of her closest friends who helped her mark the occasion by spending the day visiting some of our finest Yarra Valley wineries as part of their very own tailored private tour with us at Tour the Valley.   She had known some of these friends from as far back as primary school and high school and some were even old neighbours.

We picked up the friends from Kilsyth and then officially started the birthday with some unwrapping of presents at Yvonne’s house in Yellingbo which was great fun and then began our tour at Coombe Melba Estate where the girls loved their wine tasting and enjoyed sitting in the sun in the courtyard laughing and catching up.

Helen’s Hill Estate offered them a great wine tasting followed by beautiful platters for lunch after which we decided Meletos was the perfect next stop so they could enjoy the cider and beer tasting paddles out in the gorgeous winter sunshine – it was SUCH perfect weather for their birthday tour with us.  We took this opportunity to sing Happy Birthday to Yvonne and there were cheers all around.

Their fun was infectious and everyone around joined in with their merriment, so much so they had to be dragged away so we could go across the road to Yering Farm for another tasting.  This was an important winery on our itinerary because one of the girls on the tour had had her wedding there years before, so enjoyed reminiscing and taking in the views and wines.

By then it was time to get the group back to Kilsyth for lots of hugs and kisses and goodbyes and then finally back to Yellingbo to drop the birthday girl back home – it was a great day out together in the Yarra Valley and a birthday that Yvonne will treasure.