One of the world’s best winegrowing regions, the Yarra Valley boasts more than 55 wineries, particularly noted for their fi ne Pinot Noirs and sparkling wine varieties. Visitors to the region can enjoy an exploration of the world-class wineries and spoil their taste buds with cellar-door tastings and sales.
With good wine must come good food and the Yarra Valley certainly holds to this adage. The area is home to an extraordinary range of food and wine that are esteemed for their exceptional quality and variety. The Yarra Valley offers delicious, fresh, locally grown food and produce ranging from cheese, jams, chutneys, purées, jellies and chocolates to breads, olive oils, salmon, vegetables, meat, ice cream, fresh pasta and an amazing range of fresh in-season fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, cherries, apricots, nectarines and apples.
Along with the expanse of vineyards, the region also offers stunning wedding locations with some of Melbourne’s greatest gardens and wildlife. There are panoramic views, fern glades, forests and rolling hills; in fact, there are locations to satisfy almost any bride-to-be. The Yarra Valley provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic wedding with its magical ambience and sprawling fertile lands.
Travel time from Melbourne: Less than one hour.
Location: 50km east of Melbourne.
Prominent townships: Healesville, Yarra Glen, Marysville and Warburton.
Natural Features: Romantic hilltop villages, luxury hideaways, beautiful gardens and magnificent tall forests create a fairytale world of wonder.
Wedding hotspots: Wineries are the obvious choice when it comes to planning your wedding here.
Climate: From warm summers to cool winters and everything in between, a visit to the Yarra Valley is lovely at any time of year.
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