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Kevin & Janetta's mid-week Yarra Valley staycation - Day 1

Follow day one from Kevin and Janetta from Channel 9's Travel Guides' mid-week itinerary.

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  • Day 1 - Melbourne to the Yarra Valley

Day One Itinerary:

We collaborated with Kevin and Janetta from the Channel 9 television program, Travel Guides, on a fantastic three day itinerary that lets you experience the Yarra Valley in style.

Upon arriving in our region, they stopped for lunch and drinks at the Panton Hill Hotel. Located in the picturesque Panton Hill, this country pub has a warm and inviting atmosphere and their dining options are fantastic. Dating back to the 1860's, this is a perfect place to start your Yarra Valley experience.

After checking into their accommodation at Balgownie Estate, they were picked up by Michael from Shortlist Private Tours for a trip to some of our favourite wineries and distilleries. First up, Kevin and Janetta visited Yarra Yering which is the oldest winery in the region with vineyards planted in 1969. Their portfolio tasting is a wine-lover's delight! Next up, they travelled to Four Pillars Gin which is the perfect place to taste our region's gin but also to learn more about how it is produced. The Four Pillars Gin team serve some fantastic gin cocktails and treats, it is a must-do on your itinerary.

After some downtime, they explored more of their accommodation's fantastic offerings including wine tasting and dinner at 1309 at Balgownie Estate. The food at 1309 is so delicious, it will keep you coming back time and again.

Follow Day Two and Day Three for more.