5 of Our Favourite Small Yarra Valley Cellar Doors

Today on the blog we welcome Adam Nicholls the Director of Wine Compass who offer winery tours in the Yarra Valley, Heathcote Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Adam shares with us 5 of his favourite small cellar doors in the Yarra Valley.

Wine Compass Yarra Valley Wine Tours


Compared to other wine regions in Victoria, the Yarra Valley has more of a reputation for large wineries with big bus tours. While you definitely find big, impersonal wineries, coaches full or tourists and dodgy looking party buses, there are a large number of small wineries as well.

Many of these have top quality wines matched with personal service and are a lot more fun and relaxed than fighting the crowds at the big boys. Below are a selection of our favourites, all very different, but all with top wines and fun vibes. Continue reading

A Day Trip to the Yarra Valley Wine Region from Melbourne

Lunch at Chandon in the Yarra Valley Wine, food & spectacular scenery only an hour from Melbourne city! In 1838 the wine industry in Victoria began and it was the Yarra Valley who was the pioneering region. With over 70 wineries, this cool-climate region is roughly an hour south of Melbourne city, an easy day trip if you ever find yourself in Melbourne. Continue reading