A brilliant wine tour to off the beaten track vineyards in the Yarra Valley

5starstarstarstarstar I joined a small group guided by Nicci around the vineyards of the Yarra Valley for the day. She had designed our tour to include a brilliant array of vineyards including award winning ones, an Italian one, French one, Polish and also Chinese owned one. The range of wines at each was fantastci and many of the vineyards we visited had been in the family for a few generations. Nicci knew the owners (and their dogs) at each so we had excellent insights into each vineyard that you would never get on a usual tour. At one we had wines paired with cheese from Australia and France, at another we did a tasting to select our wines for lunch and at another the owner gave us a talk on the history of his award winning wines in the area, grapes and production. It was a brilliant second visit to the area and I have come away with a wonderful selection of wines and greater insight into the area from Nellie Melba's home to the unusually trained sheep dog to the history of wine in the area. Highly recommended as a great day out in a small group and of excellent quality for tourists or Melbourne locals.
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