Under an hour from Melbourne, nestled amongst the infinite shades of blues and greens, lie 55 of the world's leading wineries, and dozens of fine restaurants and romantic retreats. All easy to get to, but impossible to leave.
Stop at the region’s iconic wineries to experience Fergusson’s rustic charm and Domaine Chandon’s innovative approach to wine tasting – fabulous wine by the glass accompanied by a generous plate of delicious regional food. De Bortoli is famous for accompanying its Yarra Valley wines with northern Italian cuisine, and at Coldstream Hills savour the magnificent views while tasting the complex flavours of their wines.
More info at: YarraValleyWines
For a map of the region: YarraValleyMap
Guided tours start each hour and take visitors through the exhibition area, winery and ridding hall where the traditional 'methode champenoise' is explained.
The tour ends in the spectacular Green Point Room where you can purchase a flute or bottle of Domaine Chandon wine and sample the accompanying gourmet platter while overlooking the most seductive views in the Yarra Valley out towards the Great Dividing Range.
Favorite Dish: Sparkling Shiraz from the winery