We have been taken to heart by the local Italian community and regularly host large family events. People of Italian heritage, and those who simply love the flavours and feel of Italian culture, all find their ‘home’ here.
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Sunday 2 December, Yarra Valley Estate will be hosting their inaugural ECO Bride Market Day to cater for brides wanting to celebrate their marriage without the stress of huge event costs, all while trying to minimise the impact on the environment.
There are so many traditions that we have kept alive because they work best. This year we’re excited to be starting a new tradition – the ‘Sagra della Fragole’, our Festival of the Strawberry, which is a wonderful way for us to share the abundance of our harvest.
I first tried pasta at a local Italian restaurant in my hometown in Germany when I seven years old, and I thought it was the best thing ever!
I grew up on Pinot and have always appreciated its qualities – and I also love the Nebbiolo we are making here, which is a wonderful traditional wine with silky tannins. Italian wines tend to have a savoury quality to them and work so well with food. Perfect for the Italian way of eating – wholesome and rustic, and a highlight of the seasonal qualities of the region
Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges breakfast spots you’ll want to get out of bed for!
Looking for somewhere to watch the AFL Grand Final 2019 in Melbourne's Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges? We've got you covered!
Explore a few of the many hidden gems this region has to offer, with a closer look at Yarra Valley cellar doors with a difference!
Vegetarians, look away now - the time-honoured tradition of the Sunday roast is alive and well in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. What started in England centuries ago as a meal after church has stood the test of time and is now enjoyed by families around the world. Local eateries are jumping on board with sumptuous spreads perfect for lazy, long lunches.
High tea in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges – it’s the ultimate in food indulgence.