Follow day one from Kevin and Janetta from Channel 9's Travel Guides' mid-week itinerary.
Just a short scenic drive from Melbourne, you'll find the Panton Hill Hotel.Dating back to the 1860's, they've been serving up cold drinks, tasty food and a good time to both the Panton Hill locals and people looking to escape the city for fresh country air/Their mission is to do the simple things well, a good country pub with a warm and inviting…Learn more
Planted in 1969, Yarra Yering's unirrigated vines produce elegant, complex and powerful wines. Approachable as young wines, they have the ability to develop in the bottle for many years. Yarra Yering is one of Australia’s most iconic wineries with an outstanding international reputation. The Tasting Room is now open seven days a week with some of…Learn more
Four Pillars Gin is a craft distillery based in Healesville, in the heart of the Yarra Valley, about an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD. Since their launch in late 2013, Four Pillars has grown to become one of the most awarded gin distilleries in the world.From gin drinks and gin tastings to a number of small group masterclasses, including a…Learn more
Yarra Valley Restaurant 1309, bar and deck offers contemporary dining, seasonal local produce, award winning wine, and breathtaking views.Join Executive Chef Aidan Gallagher and the 1309 team for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner available seven days, and a grazing menu available for in between times.Whether you’re a local, just visiting or…Learn more
Balgownie Estate is an award-winning vineyard, accommodation, restaurant and bar, cellar door and spa property.Check in to one of 70 guest rooms and luxury spa suites and explore the Yarra Valley from the very heart of it. Relax and taste your way through the 5-Star Halliday-rated Balgownie wine range in the Cellar Door.Dine at Restaurant 1309…Learn more
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.