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

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

Oakridge Wines

As a mother of two beautiful boys (who also take this journey around the Yarra Valley), it was a “hallelujah” moment when Instagram offered up the ‘Top Family Experiences -Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges’. A new mission has presented itself and in perfect timing. I am about to wrap up the Yarra Valley Coldstream Trail … More Oakridge Wines

Coombe Yarra Valley

There has always been mystery surrounding the property on the corner of Maroondah Highway and the Melba Highway. As a child I remember looking out the car window and wondering ‘what could be behind that beautiful hedge?’ Being a child of the 80’s I had no idea who Dame Nellie Melba was, and if I … More Coombe Yarra Valley

Meletos

We come to the end of this experience at Stones of The Yarra Valley. Included in the package was a breakfast at Meletos before checked out at 11.00am. As with The Barn and The Stables, Meletos is perfectly appointed. Once you enter (what I like to call ‘The Glasshouse’), you are impressed by the natural … More Meletos