People, places, stories – we bring the Yarra Valley to life for you with blogs that capture the heart of this remarkable destination. Find Your Self in the history of an award-winning winery, inspired by a recipe featuring local produce or learning the secret locations that offer the best views or the foodie experience that you will never forget.

Get the inside word on where to get the best coffee, find fabulous day itineraries, immersive cultural experiences, and perfect getaway accommodation. Live like a local and wander through nature at your pace jump on a cycling track or maybe for you it's a drive through the majestic forest trees. It’s all here.

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The food they know and love

We’ve a high regard for food that is accessible, that people can truly understand and love. In a sense, it’s a ‘less is more’ philosophy where the food gets to speak for itself. We take the approach that harmony can be achieved with just a few ingredients that all shine.

The great Italian trilogy – pizza, wine and movie

Our Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao celebration brings together a fabulous pizza, a great wine and an Italian movie of your choice at The Memo in Healesville. Or take home a trilogy of Italian wines - Moscato, Arneis and Prosecco. Three great Italian experiences in one – a trilogy of Italy!

Six spring salads that will leave you salivating

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to say goodbye to winter soups and stews and hello to lighter fare. The humble salad - once a chef’s after-thought – now takes centre stage on Yarra Valley menus, with ingredients from pickled cabbage, to smashed avo, eggs and five-spice pork. Check out six of the best on offer as the weather heats up.

Reading the Italian way

Reading aloud in Italian brings the language to life. Italian Family Storytime will be a chance ot listen to familiar stories told in Italian.

The simple pleasure of pasta

My passion is to see people enjoy pasta with a smile on their face. Simplicity and abundance are words I use often when I talk about ways to eat fresh pasta. I believe the pasta should be the hero. Simple accompaniments like a quality olive oil, fresh herbs from the garden, a grating of good parmesan. Let the ingredients speak.

Pizza for the people (with wine, of course)

pizza, Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao, Rockford Wines, Margherita

A glass of Rochford Pinot Noir with a Margherita pizza – that’s my preference. The two make perfect companions. The simplicity of the combination is the reason why it’s so good. A quality cheese, fresh basil, the wine. It’s what Italian food is all about.

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