Updated 4 February 2021
We're all loved up for Valentines Day in the Yarra Valley with many activities to do with your bae. You may need to book for some of these activities so get locking in your love, February 14 will be here before you know it!
1. Dinner at Fondata
Fondata is for lovers. Spoil your loved one this Valentine's Day with a feast at Fondata.
Enjoy a three course dinner and chocolates for your Valentine. $75 per person with seatings available for lunch and dinner. Bookings can be made via the Fondata website or by contacting the reservations team via phone.
The details: www.fondata1872.com/
2. Sunrise or Sunset Hike/Cycle
For those 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!)
3. Romantic Horse Ride
Surprise your significant other with a romantic 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.
4. Visit TarraWarra Museum of Art
Art aficionados – there are plenty of must-see exhibitions. TarraWarra is always a feast for the eyes and a caress of the heart. You can also find plenty of thought provoking and inspiring art experiences throughout the region. Try a gallery hop here.
5. Go Chasing Waterfalls
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.
6. Gin Tasting and Chocolate
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!
7. Pasta and Pinot Masterclass at Rob Dolan Wines
Learn to make pasta the authentic Italian way – with a rolling pin in one hand and a wine in the other! Back by demand, this experience is a collaboration between Rob Dolan Wines & I Like Too Much.
You’ll be a true pasta pro after your hands-on cooking experience hosted by renowned chef Tyson Bertoncello (of 2-hat restaurant O.MY). This experience is paired with a wine tasting consisting of 4 styles of Yarra Valley Pinot Noir (Including our Signature Series – named Australian Pinot Noir of the year 2018!)
Complete the day by enjoying the fruits of your labour with a sit-down lunch in the Barrel Room, complete with wine!
The details: www.robdolanwines.com.au
8. Choo-Choo Choose to Lunch with Puffing Billy Railway at the Packing Shed
You are invited on a dining experience that mixes local fresh food with the striking beauty of the Dandenong Ranges at one of Puffing Billy’s finest hidden gems – the historic Nobelius Packing Shed.
Sit back, relax, and bask in the company of loved ones with a ride onboard Australia’s oldest preserved steam railway and a delicious two-course lunch at station stop Nobelius Siding.
The details: www.puffingbilly.com.au
9. Dinner at Olinda Tea House
Raise your date night a notch and book early for Valentine's day at Olinda Tea House and share a decadent five-course set menu in the famous Asian-fusion style. Live romantic music, quality ambience and gardens colourfully lit at night.
The details: www.olindateahouse.com.au
10. Dinner at Taste Yarra Valley
Taste Yarra Valley are offering a set menu of 3 courses for $75 or with paired wines for $95, per person. There are two sittings to choose from - midday to 3pm and 6.00pm.
The details: www.tasteyarravalley.com.au
11. Let Love Fly with Global Ballooning
As John Paul Young sang, 'love in in the air' this Valentines Day with a special offer that includes a flight for two and a champagne breakfast.
The details: www.globalballooning.com.au
12. Celebrate six courses of love with Tokar Estate
Treat your number one with an unforgettable romantic dinner - choose from a three-course A La Carte lunch or a once-off six-course Valentine's Day Degustation. 'Spoil me please' with a gastronomic adventure prepared by head renown Chef Maria Kabal who loves sustainably sourced, minimal waste, nose-to-tail peasant fare cooking style.
The details: https://estate.com.au/valentinesday2021/