Christmas New Year Update

Happy New Year everyone. I just wanted to give you a Christmas New Year Update.

During late December and January, we have all been challenged. Due to the persistence of Covid, some Perfect Day Tours have been rescheduled or canceled.


After a delicious lunch at the Trattoria D’ Soumah –  Yarra Valley.

We were quite busy between Christmas and New Year. Understandably, this was a time for small groups of friends and family to catch up, which was a welcome relief from the frantic ‘Silly Season’, before Christmas.

Further to our Christmas New Year Update – More people have been asking to explore ‘hidden gems’ on our tours. One such winery and cellar door we have been visiting is Corniola Wines. Located in the Dixon’s Creek sub-region of the Yarra Valley, Corniola is a family-run 10-acre vineyard, with a small winery attached.

This is a true Estate – as Lucy and Vince live on the vineyard.  The tasting area is in the intimate barrel room. Nothing too flash – it is made from corrugated iron. Step inside, and you are surrounded by French oak barrels. Subsequently, there are the intoxicating aromas of happy, fermenting wine.


On a recent visit between Christmas and New Year, I bought a bottle of the Corniola Yarra Valley Shiraz – 2017. This particular vintage was a delight in the Yarra Valley for elegant, cool climate Shiraz and Pinot Noir.

This is what I found.

Corniola Yarra Valley Shiraz 2017. Delicious!

On the nose, a hint of spice, opening up to licorice. Lovely aroma!

Medium-bodied, with beautifully balanced tannins and acidity.

The French oak works a treat –  supporting the medium-bodied dark fruits.

The finish is lovely – with good length.

You will find more information about the Perfect Day Tour you dream about on our Tours and Pricing page.

I’m looking forward to hosting you and your lucky friends. We can explore some of the ‘Hidden  Gems’ on a Perfect Day Tour soon!

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