Wineries / Dining / Food

Barrique Barrique Wine Store
This is where you need to go to select a bottle of wine to enjoy before heading out for the evening. The wine selection is excellent and I love the fact that they include smaller boutique winemakers from the Yarra Valley.
chandon Chandon
If bubbly is your thing, then Chandon is well worth a visit. Historic Homestead on fabulous grounds.
coombe Coombe
You shouldn’t miss this really good cellar door on the grounds of the former country home of Dame Nellie Melba. The restaurant is great too.
bortoli De Bortoli Wines
The biggest winery in the Valley and famous for high quality, well priced wines. One of my favorite winery restaurants.
hanrahan Hanrahan Vineyards
Hanrahan Vineyard is our next door neighbor and good friends. The vineyard and cellar door are a great place to visit and you always get a warm welcome. Tends to have you stay a while, for both the great wines and the great views. Check-out their “Reverse BYO” for a great lunch, or grab a gorgeous vineyard in a hidden part of the Yarra Valley.
healesville Healesville Hotel
Great for fine dining, excellent wine list including many from the Yarra Valley.
“herd” Herd
Really good food and great bar in a contemporary eclectic setting.
“innocentbystander” Innocent Bystander
Really large open space with wine tasting and lot’s of tapas style plates, along with excellent pizza
“kb” K&B Kitchen & Butcher
This should be your first stop when shopping for unique gourmet items, meat, cheese, local artisan bread and a lot more.
“matildabay” Matilda Bay
Always great music playing in this fantastic space.  Settle-in for a brew, or add some great food too.
oakridge Oakridge Wines
Having been winery of the year and boasting an all new cellar door, restaurant and function centre, there’s every reason to pay a visit. Oakridge also enjoys high scores from James Halliday on many of their wines.
rochford Rochford Wines
The closest place for breakfast (served 7 days) if you don’t want to make your own. This is also the home of “A Day On The Green” and other Rochford sponsored concerts during summer. Beat the exit crowds and walk from our property.
stones Stones of the Yarra Valley
Not just a fantastic wedding destination but two fabulous restaurant choices. The “Barn” restaurant for lunch and the “Stables” for dinner. Check the website for available dates and for live music events, which are always a big hit.
Tarrawarra Tarrawarra Estate
Winery. Great architectural construction and landscaping. Fine dining restaurant. Contemporary Art Museum.
yering Yering Station
One of the best views in the Valley, apart from ours. Very nice restaurant in contemporary space.

Things To Do

Global Ballooning
An amazing experience at anytime of the year. Every flight is unique and will leave you wondering why you never did it before and when you might have a chance to do it again.
Go Wild Ballooning
I can’t say anything different than what I said about the other balloon company. They are both friends and world class pilots.
GrapeEscape2 Grape Escape Winery Tours
We offer quality, private, flexible winery tours of the stunning Yarra Valley.
Choose from one of our exclusive Yarra Valley winery tours that offer a unique experience to meet some of the winemakers as well as enjoying beautiful wine and exquisite food selected from local produce.
Healesville Sanctuary
World famous, fantastic setting, with only Australian animals and birds. See some of the best exhibits of Australian species in the country. Don’t miss the Birds of Prey show.
Natskin Day Spa
The day spa Melbourne chooses for all professional spa and beauty therapy.
“twma” Tarrawarra Museum of Art
Victoria’s premier contemporary art museum.
“yarravalley” Yarra Valley Tourism
If all else fails, this site has it all, along with current festivals and happenings, farmer’s markets, etc.