A Great Day in the Yarra Valley
ust spent a fantastic day in the Yarra Valley with Epicurean Tours. Their effervescent and very knowledgeable driver Bill ensured everything went smoothly (including picking us up from our hotel spot on time) and not only steered us in a timely fashion through our samplings, but also gave us some great information about the history and technical aspects of wine-growing in the area. We really enjoyed the company of our ragtag small group of companions, who it transpires were all in Melbourne for the Opera (I actually learned a lot about Opera during the drive!). We sampled some great regional wines and cheeses via De Bortolli, Yerring Station, Chandon and Dominique Portet. Had a great lunch at Chandon (with sparklies aplenty) and finished up with coffee and sweets at Dominique Portet. Given it was my wife's birthday, I was ecstatic when they brought out a cake with a candle at the end of the day (gluten free - as my wife is coeliac!). What more could you want? A fantastic day in every respect and one which promises to be one of my wife's most memorable birthdays. Thankyou Bill and Epicurean - and thankyou all the folks we met on the day. Highly recommended.