Just 50kms east of Melbourne’s bustling CBD is a hub of gastronomic delights and with vineyards reminiscent of Tuscany and the South of France. The Yarra Valley is a magnificent region boasting spectacular Victorian scenery, friendly ambience, a wealth of activity and of course, wine.
Following the Yarra River, the Yarra Valley comprising several towns including Yarra Glen, Warburton and Healesville, is a renowned wine growing district that has been producing world class wines since the mid-1800s. Abundant cellar doors, cider and beer breweries are peppered throughout, inspiring the palates of oenophiles and food lovers from around the country and globe. Wines labelled “Yarra Valley” are legally required to consist of at least 85% Yarra Valley fruit so, consumers can rest assured that wines carrying this title are all produced in this sun soaked region.
There are wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and plenty of peaceful outdoor areas where visitors can enjoy leisurely picnics – ideal for families, couples or friends travelling to the area. Farmgates present many opportunities to sample and purchase home-grown foodstuffs and restaurants and eateries proudly prepare their offerings with locally sourced produce.
Indulgent options to relax and rejuvenate are available for those wishing to escape into health and day spas. Art lovers will also find antiques dealers, open studios and galleries hosting works from local and international artists as well as award winning jewellery makers.
Whether visiting for a weekend away, a day-trip or an event, guests finding themselves in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley will be sure to experience an adventure.