Yarra Valley is one of the best regions in Australia where you can spend a weekend of your dreams with your partner or family. With a plenty of parks, shopping centers, outdoor adventure trips and food, Yarra Valley offers a variety of experiences that you can add on your to-do list.
The region has built its reputation as one of the world’s top food and wine regions. At the heart of this region there are many wineries, as well as a lot of cafes, restaurants, art galleries, markets, areas for nature walks, mountain views and more. If you are ready to spend this upcoming weekend in Yarra Valley, read on to find out the must-visit places of the region.
Hargreaves Hill Brewery
Hargreaves Hill is one of the leading microbreweries in Australia and is located in the Yarra Valley. With a wide selection of quality beers, this brewery is definitely worth your visit if you love drinking beer. The secret of the Hargreaves Hill beer is in the ingredients: Yarra Valley water, yeast, malted barley and hops. With a great balance and flavours, the Hargreaves Hill brewery awaits you.
The Yarra Valley is historically known as a wine producing region. Hand picked and hand harvested, the grapes at Yarra Valley are of exceptional quality, as well as the wines. Make sure you visit the Yarra Yering. The wines are well drained, exposed to warm sun and elevated so that they avoid the spring frosts. There you may drink Yarra Valley wine, unbottled and fresh, just like Australians used to do in the past. If you are lucky to get into the winery for a peek, you will see how a fine wine is made.
When the time for a nice dinner comes, look no further than the popular Rae’s Restaurant. There you will find a rich menu with very attractive dishes, but be prepared to pay a bit more. Our recommendation is the wine smoked beef fillet, just make sure to drink Yarra Valley wine with it to have a sneak preview of the heaven. The steak is cooked just as ordered and it comes with a fondant potato, Dutch carrots, onions and is flavoured with a red wine, usually Shiraz.
The perfect place to stay during your time in the Yarra Valley is the Balgownie Estate. This suite property has an incredible view over a wineyard, where you can drink Yarra Valley wine from the balcony and plan the places to visit the following day. The bedroom is large enough and the kitchen is equipped with everything that you may need for a weekend. The bathroom features a round spa bath with a clear glass section through which you can look out onto the wineyard.