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Stories and Tips Yarra

Tealeaves - Not a winery but well worth a visit

Written by Kookaburra on 28 Oct, 2005

This quirky shop has a counterpart in Sassafras in the Dandenongs. It is a shop that specialises in tea and coffee and their associated implements, like pots, spoons, cups, saucers, and danglers. It is a lovely shop to just browse, with 300 different types of…Read More


Tarra Warra

Written by Kookaburra on 28 Oct, 2005

It looks beautiful. There are huge rammed mud walls and a very impressive custom-made art gallery. A lot of money has been spent on this tasting room. The architect who designed it even used huge gaps in the colonnades so that the views of the vineyard…Read More


Yering Station

Written by Kookaburra on 28 Oct, 2005

This is a large complex; the first day we tried to go in here, it was so packed with a private function that you could not even get a car space, so we turned around and went away. The second day we arrived, the tasting room…Read More


The Dandenongs

Written by sarah date on 30 Jan, 2001

After a few days of enormous breakfasts and wine tasting, my boyfriend and I decided to find a walking track in among the towering trees of the Dandenong Ranges and get some fresh air and much needed exercise. Located at the southern end of…Read More


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The Yarra Valley Dairy

Written by sarah date on 30 Jan, 2001

I love cheese and seek it out wherever I go, often quite unconsciously. So I was very keen to experience the Yarra Valley Dairy situated just outside the town of Yarra Glen off the Melba Highway. Set on the actual farm itself, the…Read More


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The Wineries

Written by sarah date on 30 Jan, 2001

The first time I visited the Yarra Valley with its rolling hills, grassy slopes dotted with dark trees and neat rows of vines, I was instantly reminded of the Sonoma Valley in Northern California. However, I knew the trees were gums not oaks and…Read More


Domaine Chandon

Written by Kookaburra on 28 Oct, 2005

This large commercial operation is very slick yet still makes you feel welcome. The interesting free winery tour given is a different type of wine-making process. These tours run twice a day. In peak season, numbers could be high, as the minibus tour operators bring their people to…Read More


Punt Road Winery

Written by Kookaburra on 28 Oct, 2005

This has a small, friendly tasting room. The manager, Alison, has a personality well suited to her role. We spent much longer here than we were planning due to the fact that it was like staying to chat to an old friend, even while she…Read More


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