After sweating it out for a week covering the Australian PGA Championship a day trip to the Yarra Valley was calling my name upon my return to reality.
Mind you I had a legit excuse to continue frolicking around the country given it was my B-DAY that weekend.
Melbourne turned the sunshine on as we trekked out to the Valley to sample the best in wine and cheese this on-our-door-step region has to offer.
Yering captured my attention on the Gold Coast, of all places, as my PGA mates raved over their Yering cabernet sauvignon at dinner one night. My knowledge of Victorian wines to this point was virtually zero so any help here was much appreciated in the week leading up to our visit.
The grounds at Yering are simply stunning, parked helicopters included, so-much-so that we probably spent a good 20 minutes moseying around before moving inside the cellar door for a walk-up wine tasting.
Meletos can only be described a little slice of mediterranean heaven paired with a glass of prosecco and a margherita pizza to match. We only stopped here for a light lunch but so easily could’ve parked ourselves under the shade of a vine all afternoon.
You can also find the Napoleone Brewery and Ciderhouse on site serving paddle board after paddle board of the good stuff.
Yarra Valley Diary
If you’re on the hunt for the world’s best Persian fetta then this quaint little cottage in the heart of the Yarra Valley should be number one on your list.
Just add rosé, or whatever wine of the day takes your fancy, and you’ll be in fetta heaven in no time.
Where we went
38 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, VIC
12 St Huberts Rd, Coldstream, VIC
70-80 McMeikans Rd, Yering, VIC