Where there is great wine, there is great food and it would be impossible to visit the Yarra Valley without a little indulgence in both.
If you are one of those people who thinks wine and cheese can’t exist without one other (and we agree 100%!) then a midweek getaway in the Yarra Valley is the perfect way to stock up the cellar and the larder. And beyond cheese, the local produce of the region is the hero of many a restaurant dish and the reason for being for many a café. Bring a friend, bring a chiller bag and bring your appetite. The pace is slower midweek, which means more time to linger over some impressive flavours and feasts.
Say ‘Cheese Please’ with Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tours and be taken in luxury to the tasting table! Enjoy a cheese tasting experience at Yarra Valley Dairy that is only available midweek on the Chandon tour. There’s even a fridge on your cheese chariot so you can keep your purchases perfectly chilled until you get home…if they last that long that is!
Handcrafted wines, second generation vignerons, winner of the Dark Horse Winery 2019 in the James Halliday awards – Boat O’Craigo has captured the attention of those in the know and now it’s your turn to enjoy all they have to offer. Friday lunch never looked so good and the winter period is the perfect time to get to know this stellar venue. Local produce, paddles of incredible feasts to share, pizzas of distinction and wines that reflect the true heart of the Yarra Valley – that’s what you need to turn a Friday into Fri-YAY right there.
With a specially curated selection of cheeses on their platters, the cheese and wine experience at Greenstone Vineyards in Yarra Glen has its own special charms. It’s more than the spectacular views. It’s the complete and utter respect for local produce and the fertile world of the vineyards that make this an extra special midweek destination. Try the cabernet jelly – it’s a truly local experience too. Platters, wine, and your bestie. That’s worth taking a sicky for.
At My Little Kitchen in Healesville, Fridays is the perfect day to lunch like a local. Make a beeline for the fireplace and immerse yourself in their seasonal produce. Winter foods are deeply warming and flavoursome, and you will be feeling like a local in no time – especially when it comes to paying the bill when you get the 15% local discount!