TarraWarra Estate

  Discovering TarraWarra Estate is like discovering an oasis in the desert, you want to drink it all in as fast as you can.  From the gate you feel a peace settle over you as you are thrown into a property that mixes the beauty found in both nature and art perfectly.  Melbourne’s autumn is … More TarraWarra Estate

Medhurst Wines

  Can I share a little secret with you?  Often there is no plan when it comes to Yarra Valley Life blog days.  I simply drop my son off at kinder and drive in the general direction of the Yarra Valley.  Medhurst Wineries was discovered in such a way.  I was curious to find out … More Medhurst Wines

Essenza Yarra Valley

Melbourne’s coffee scene is so well established it is making an impact on the cafes opening their doors in the outer suburbs, where traditionally the funk, charisma and overall ‘city vibe’ is not important.  Eessenza Yarra Valley has been leading the way in a new wave of stylish coffee houses popping up in Healesville over … More Essenza Yarra Valley

The Little Vineyard

  To continue what seems to be a ‘little’ theme this month I decided to head on down to The Little Vineyard.  It’s location was not new to me as it is situated on a road that has slowly become my photographic goldmine.  Littered with rural scenes that scream my name so loud that I … More The Little Vineyard

Alchemy Yarra Valley

NO LONGER TRADING. The new kid on the block when it comes to dining out in Healesville is one of intrigue.  Based on appearances you would not be alone in thinking that Alchemy was exclusively a gorgeous woman’s boutique.  However, if you venture past the shop front and up the lane way adjacent you will … More Alchemy Yarra Valley

Yarrawood Estate

Entering the world of Yarrawood is like finding a hidden treasure, a treasure you want to hold onto and not share with the rest of the world in the fear that it may become tainted and spoiled.  My first drive up the tree lined driveway was one full of ‘ooh’s and ‘ahh’s’.  I am so … More Yarrawood Estate

Innocent Bystander

  Have you met the Innocent Bystander??   By definition he should be an anonymous observer.  But if you have driven through Healesville of late you will see that he is anything but.  Being a bystander is not his strong point, he is right in the thick of it – he is an instigator.  There is … More Innocent Bystander

Zonzo Estate

There’s a new estate in town –  Zonzo Estate.  With a launch that included a hot air balloon and a race in the Yarra Valley Cup named after it, it is an Estate not to be missed.  This is a winery with a truly Australian feel and a traditional Italian taste.  The gum lined driveway … More Zonzo Estate