It’s almost Autumn in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

March is the beginning of Autumn and there is already a sense of it in the air.  Vintage time is starting in the Yarra Valley with wonderful oportunities to taste excellent wines from past years. The Yarra Valley is a great place to come and experience harvest time with all its wonderful choices of food and wine.  You can witness the process of making sparkling wine at Domain Chandon most days.  They are located on Maroondah Highway, Coldstream on the way to Healesville.

Our big Claret Ash tree is starting to change colour into its magnificent reds, oranges, pinks and purple and we will be sweeping for weeks.  However its worth it as we love the tree and the leaves mulch down very quickly. This means very soon as the nights get cooler the Dandenong Ranges will be a blaze of colour.  One of the special places to see this is Cloudehill Nursery in Olinda and Alfred Nicholas Gardens in Sherbrooke.

If you are in Melbourne, treat yourself and plan a day trip, or better still a weekend, so you can see both areas.

 

 

What’s on in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges W/E 7,8 & 9 February 2014

 

FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY

Wedding Open Day at SkyHigh, Mt Dandenong

Tapas at Twilight at Oakridge Wines, Coldstream

Live Music at Burrinja Cafe, Upwey

Live Music at Yarra Valley Grand Hotel, Yarra Glen

Live Music at Mt Dandenong Hotel, Olinda

Movies at The Memo, Healesville & Upper Yarra Arts Centre, Warburton

 

SATURDAY 8 FEBRUARY

Wedding Open Day at SkyHigh, Mt Dandenong

Rocka’Billy Country Train on Puffing Billy

Cafe Comedy with Dave O’Neil at Burrinja Cafe, Upwey

Movies in the Vineyard (The Hobbit – The Desolution of Smaug) at Rochford Wines, Coldstream

Open Gardens Australia at Aquarius, Kilsyth

3-Course Dinner Menu Workshop at Al Dente Cooking at Yering Farm Wines

Rockberry Jam at Wandin East Reserve

High Tea at Yering Meadows Golf Club

Live Music at Yarrawood Estate, Yarra Glen

Live Music at Yarra Valley Grand Hotel, Yarra Glen

Live Music at Mt Dandenong Hotel, Olinda

Movies at The Memo, Healesville & Upper Yarra Arts Centre, Warburton

 

SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY

Wedding Expo at Immerse in the Yarra Valley, Dixons Creek

Open Gardens Australia at Aquarius, Kilsyth

Melbourne Now: Icing the Cake Special Food Art Workshop at Jarmbi Gallery, Upwey

Cup Final at Healesville Greyhound Racecourse

Summer Music Series at Emerald Lake Park

Live Music at Yarrawood Estate, Yarra Glen

Live Music at Sticks Yarra Valley, Yarra Glen

Live Music at Coldstream Brewery

Live Music at Yarra Valley Grand Hotel, Yarra Glen

Live Music at Mt Dandenong Hotel, Olinda

Live Music at the Terminus Hotel, Healesville

High Tea at Yering Meadows Golf Club

High Tea at Yarra Valley Lodge, Chirnside Park

High Tea at Savoia Mont De Lancey, Wandin

High Tea at Chateau Yering, Yering

High Tea at SkyHigh Mt Dandenong, Mt Dandenong

Sunday Roast Lunch at SkyHigh Mt Dandenong

Movies at The Memo, Healesville & Upper Yarra Arts Centre, Warburton