On Saturday November 9th, I was delighted to host a group of ladies celebrating a birthday, and looking for a fun day out in the Yarra Valley.
We kicked off the festivities with a wonderful tasting at Warramunda Estate, in Coldstream Yarra Valley.
As usual, Owner Rob conducted a spectacular tasting, including his offering of Manchego cheese, and also Prosciutto di Parma, to accompany the newly released Warramunda Estate Pinot Noir 2017.
Outside at Warramunda Estate.After purchasing a few bottles of fantastic wine from Warramunda Estate, it was off to Oakridge Winery.
Oakridge Winery is just next door, at the famous address of 864 Maroondah Highway, Not too far to travel for more wine and fun.
Here I am imposing myself in this photo, on the deck at Oakridge. As you may notice on the left, we had a few guests in the shot. They are obviously well practiced in the subtle art of social media.
After so much wine tasting – Lunch was most welcome. Shared antipasti platters, followed by gourmet wood fired pizzas were consumed with great relish. Not the spreadable kind – I’m sure you know what I mean.
Lunch and wine tasting at Killara Estate – Seville East,Upper Yarra Valley.
Not a bad start to lunch. Antipasti platters at Killara Estate.
Killara also features striking views of the surrounding vineyards, as well as the Great Dividing Range to the north, and the Warburton Ranges to the south.
The next 2 photos were taken after lunch at Killara Estate. You can just see the majestic mountain range in the background, although it was misty and overcast. Perfect conditions for wine tasting.
The next shot taken just before we headed to our final destination,
Helen and Joey, Gruyere Yarra Valley.The ladies enjoyed the wonderful hospitality at Helen and Joey, as well as taking in the sweeping views of the 200 acre property, comprising vineyards, farmland and native forest. Not to mention a safe haven for the Unicorns, found at various locations around the property.
How much did this fabulous day cost, I hear you ask?
$110 per head.