Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Yarra Valley

We have had rain since we arrived here but that has not stopped us. Yesterday was a full day! It started with breakfast at 7am but that was OK since I woke up around 5am (having gone to bed by 9pm). Then we were off for a drive through Fren Tree Gully to the Dandenong Ranges. Stopped at Grant's picnic ground just outside of Belgrade. Feed several species of birds. After having some Devonshire tea, it was on to the Puffing Billy, Australia's oldest operating steam train. Next stop, the Yarra Valley. Now, I have been to Fergusons and  Rochford wineries before but who is complaining when the day's hard work is tasting great Australia wines! Of course they saved the best for last, Domaine Chandon. Although I have done this tour before, it is always great spending the day drinking Australian sparkling wine.

Dinner was at a great restaurant located at Federation Square. Tjanabi Restaurant's menu reflects the traditions of Melbourne and Victoria's great regional produce.

Today will be another long day but looking forward to it. Here in Melbourne it is looking like it will be a beautiful day with blue skies.

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