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Yarra Valley tour de vino

January 6, 2013
antipasto

We are not very experienced in wine tasting, but this weekend we piled onto a minibus and ventured to several wineries located in Victorias Yarra Valley. The minivan took us and a few others through the rolling hills of the Valley and the first stop allowed us to taste many variations of white wines and some reds.

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After tasting wines ranging from ‘chalky’ to sweet and berryesque at two adjacent wineries we headed to a third for lunch and a glass of wine at Killara Estate Cafe. There we tried some more wines whilst eating pizza, sourdough bread and an antipasto plate.

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The weather was perfect for drinking copious amounts of wine (I’m pretty sure I was tipsy after the first stop) and viewing the gorgeous scenery.

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The wine tour was taken by what I assume is a newly formed company – from the lack of online information available, The Wine Guys. The drivers were friendly and even though it was labelled as a comedy tour there were no cringe worthy dad jokes to be heard (well, only the usual dad-calls from Joe).

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glasses

Some of the wines, especially the reds, were fantastic and it is worth visiting the wineries in the Yarra Valley region if road tripping past or even going on a similar tour. Most wineries offer walk-in tastings for a small fee. Lunch was light, tasty and well paired with sitting in the sun and sipping wines harvested from the vineyards in view. Perfection.

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3 Comments

  • Reply Fleur Bound January 8, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Great foodie pics Rach! Really vibrant colours. Love it.
    Loved Chin Chin too. Mandy and I went there after we were dropped off from the Wine Guys bus.

    • Reply Rach January 8, 2013 at 3:43 am

      Thanks for your v. kind words ! Chin Chin is absolutely delicious. I’ve formed somewhat of an addiction to the place.

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