Love is in the detail, love is the air, love is in the Yarra Valley! Here are some love-soaked options to celebrate Valentine’s Day (Thursday 14 February) with a perfect marriage of food and wine. And beyond a seriously good dining experience you can add extra love to your day with a range of memory-making activities just for two!
Health obsessed – how about a trail run in the forest or on one of the many awesome walking paths and cycling trails in the Yarra Valley? You can get in a run before lunch and justify a little extra indulgence. (We know that’s how it works!)
Nature lovers and adventure junkies – Surprise your significant other with a mid-week horse ride. Chum Creek Horseriding or Yarra Valley Trails can have you saddled up with your perfect four-legged partner and show you places only accessible on horseback.
Art aficionados – the must-see exhibition of summer is at TarraWarra. Patricia Piccinini & Joy Hester’s ‘Through Love’ exhibition closes March 11 and is a feast for the eyes and a caress of the heart. Thought provoking and yet reassuring, this exhibition showcases human connection in new light.
Meanderers and wanderers – Walks in nature, walks to waterfalls, walks along heritage streets in vibrant villages – there is a smorgasbord of walking options for hand-in-hand strolling.
Connoisseurs and celebrators – Bubbles (especially Prosecco) and a sophisticated gin cocktail (Four Pillars Gin Distillery is your happy place) are our top recommendations for raising a glass to one another. Celebrate your uniqueness with a cheers...or chocolate at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and IceCreamery - with delicious Ice-cream festival as well!
And of course there’s a Yarra Valley wine to match to every occasion and to every meal. Book a sweet Valentine’s Day experience and share the love.
Valentine’s Day at Rochford Wines, Coldstream
Captivate your senses at Isabella’s Restaurant at Rochford Wines. Love is all about sharing as you indulge in a four-course menu with your special someone. Choose your ultimate dinner, choose a magnificent bottle of wine, choose love! This is a special evening that is yours to enjoy!
And if you’re looking to propose to that special someone, they will also quietly help you create a magical moment!
The details: www.rochfordwines.com.au
High Tea for Two and more at Olinda Tea House, Olinda
A Valentine’s Day traditional High Tea set among the exquisite gardens of Olinda Tea House is pure romance. And the Valentine's Day Sharing Experience is a Special Limited Menu. At $88 per person, the offer includes a drink of choice, a series of dishes designed to be shared, dessert and a fruit platter.
The details: www.olindateahouse.com.au
*High Tea available in week leading up to and including Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day Sharing Menu available on Valentine’s Day only.
Lush it up at Rae’s Restaurant, Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa, Yarra Glen
Enjoy an intimate dinner for two at Rae’s Restaurant with a setting overlooking the lush vineyards and views across the Yarra Valley. Dinner Package includes:Glass of sparkling on arrival, a four-course menu, and one long-stemmed rose per couple.
$105 per person. Bookings essential on 03 9730 0774
The details: www.facebook.com/events/280207359337016/
And you can double the romance with a Romantic Resort getaway. Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa are offering a special overnight package for Friday 15th only with dinner, bed and breakfast retreat to stir your heart.
Happy Valentine's Day!