What You’ll Do
We start the day with an exclusive "touch, smell & taste" tour of the extensive greenhouse facilities at Gateway Market. Enjoy an immersive tour of the expansive greenhouses, led by experienced hoticulturalists who are passionate about sustainable gardening and environmental stewardship. The tour includes the Edible Garden section, where you'll encounter a bountiful assortment of herbs, vegetables, and fruits. Gain insights into sustainable gardening practices, organic farming techniques, and the benefits of growing your own food. Learn about the importance of promoting local and seasonal produce for a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. Afterwards, we'll tuck in to some delicious fruit platters to fuel up for the day ahead!
Next, we travel to one of the valley’s true icons, Balgownie Estate where we’ll enjoy a tasting from their extensive range of quality wines. We’ll learn how to swirl, sniff, and slurp like true connoisseurs while tasting some of the very finest cool climate wines.
The amazing produce at the Coldstream Dairy will truly melt in your mouth. The cheeses here are truly stunning and will have your tastebuds working overtime!
Our lunch is at the fabulous Rochford Wines where our guests can choose from four different main meals, with a glass of wine and tea or coffee. Enjoy an included wine tasting here. Take some time to explore the gift shop, or perhaps climb the spiral staircase to enjoy the panoramic views from Rochford’s famous lookout tower.
After lunch we’ll visit the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie where you’re welcomed with an exclusive chocolate tasting, displays of thousands of premium chocolates, and European chocolatiers at work handcrafting their chocolate creations.
You will commence the journey home knowing that you have enjoyed the very best that the Yarra Valley has to offer.