Yarra Valley Wine Tour
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For our third day in Melbourne, or was it the second day? My sense of time it totally screwed up! Well, one of the days we were in Melbourne we did a wine tour of the Yarra Valley. The Yarra Valley was Victoria's first wine growing district and it's just about an hour drive outside of the city. I have never done anything like this so this was one of the coolest experience I've had. There are over 160 wineries in the Yarra Valley but I'm just sharing the ones we visited.
Our first stop was Seville Estate. This was such a great way to start the tour. Since we went on a week day we were the only ones there and the woman conducting the tasting was hilarious! We were all laughing and having the best time while tasting the wines. We ended up buying a bottle of the rosé becasue we all loved it so much!
Our next stop was the Mandala Winery. This one felt very modern and cool. At the Mandala Winery we stopped for lunch after tasting a few of their wines. The restaurant was gorgeous, it was surrounded by tall open windows letting the natural light pour in. While sipping on wine and eating cheese and prosciutto you can look out to see vines spreading as far as your eyes can see. I would suggest getting the pizza here, it may have been some of the best pizza I've ever had!
Next up was Yering Station. We also stopped by Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse becasue we had extra time and I'm so glad we did! This place is stunning and the food looked amazing! Their Apple and Pear Cider was so incredible, we ended up buying a case. I think this would also be my dream wedding venue, I'm telling you, I could not get over how beautiful this place was. We ended our wine tour at Helen's Hill Estate. Here was also tasted some cheeses with the wine.
At each winery we got to learn about wine and the wine making process but also take in some of the most beautiful scenery I've even encountered. It is green as far as your eyes can see and it is absolutley breathtaking.