The time is cherry ripe to take a trip to the Yarra Valley – the summer U-pick season is well underway!
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The sun is shining and the kids are asking for something to do. Blow their minds with some outdoor activities that will show them their full potential! The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is an ideal location for being active and it’s super easy to make a day out they won’t forget. They can climb higher, go faster, feel accomplished and have a great time in the process.
Your kids will love that it’s all done with fun at Eastern Golf Club! School holidays is a great time to learn new skills and the Golf and Tennis Program being offered this January is an ideal way to get your children outside and active.
Cool activities are all the go in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges this January. Come for a day, stay a week – there’s so much to do to bring the family together. Try out a completely new experience in the outdoors and give your children the gift of new skills, new friendships and new discoveries!
We love cycling with a ‘leisurely sense of adventure’. I think that’s the best way to describe a Vine Tour. Our tours are laid back and full of opportunities for rest stops in picturesque locations. We make many stops so people can capture that awesome (instagrammable) photo.
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!
You can taste the passion of the cheesemaker in the cheese. It’s a craft that is honoured and kept alive by small producers who focus on traditional methods and high quality ingredients.
What I remember about my time travelling in Italy is how friendly people are. You are treated like a brother or sister by everyone. That hospitality is part of the way of life, and it’s something we really bring to Graceburn as well – a cosy space, a rustic bar that feels like home.
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.
Luca named his restaurant DiVino because it means two things – ‘divine’ and ‘in wine’. “I love the idea of being ‘in the wine’ it says so much about savouring the good things in life. We are lucky we can eat well, drink, well, and enjoy life! That’s all that matters.