What a finale to my amazing trip. I had never gone wine tasting before and it was so fun to go with Cecile who was very knowledgable about wine and was able to fill me in on extra info about the history of wine making in this Pinot region of Australia.
Our day started at 9 am when we were picked up at our hotel in Melbourne, and by 10 am we were sipping our first wines at Yering Station. The shop was amazing! there were so many delicious looking vinegars, olive oils, teas, cheeses, chocolates, and other yummy things to eat, I wanted to try it all!
After a tasting at DeBertoli Winery we stopped for an amazing lunch and a tasting at Rochford Wines. The purple potatoes and curling stems of the pea greens were exquisite and the salmon was cooked to perfection.
These were just too pretty not to take a picture of.
Each row of grapes was planted with roses to alert the growers if there are any problems with the soil because it will be apparent with the roses first.
Our next stop was Domaine Chandon
The apple and pear ciders were a real treat at The Punt Road Winery
We really enjoyed our visit to a lovely small winery called Coombe Farm who had the honor of having one of their wines served at Prince William and Kates wedding
Our last stop of the day was at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamerie.
I wish I could have captured how pretty it was in the late afternoon sun, because this photo doesn’t quite do it justice.
Today I’m hopping on a plane to teach An Acrylic Ink Adventure Quilt Camp at Karey Bresenhan’s ranch in La Grange, TX, I’ll fill you in on all the fun and creativity when I get back next week.