I love heading off to the Yarra Valley on weekend day trips to try new wines and indulge in delicious food as much as I can. I have always wanted to stay over and spend the whole weekend and really relax... and not have to worry about anyone driving home! In fact, my poor neglected '30 before 30' list includes:
16. Spend an indulgent weekend at B@lgownie Est@te in the Yarra Valley
Recently I was able to purchase a weekend at B@lgownie on one of those cheap email deals so I snapped it up and began planning a very indulgent long weekend!
We headed to the Yarra Valley early Friday morning, but only minutes into our first adventure, hiking through the rain forest in Marysville, my camera battery died. So you are spared from dozens of holiday snaps... but I have included a few blurry ones taken on my iphone. They were a nightmare to upload and blogger was not cooperating, so sorry for the crappy post!
It was a blissful weekend of wine, cheese, restaurants, walking, markets, breweries, movies and sleeping. Perfection! As per usual, now I just want to start planning my next weekend away...
|Walking through the rain forest in Marysville|
|AJ beer tasting at Hargreaves Hill Brewery|
|Me helping out with the arduous beer tasting task|
|B@lgownie reception area|
|Restaurant at B@lgownie|
|Walking (stumbling) through the fields to get to our next winery|
|AJ sampling wines|
|My new favourite cider from Punt Road Winery|
|One of many, many wines I tasted|
|Drinking wine by the fire at the restaurant at B@lgownie|
|Me with my sparkling pear wine purchased from Badger Creek Blueberry Winery|
Me on the balcony