Short Visit to Yarra Valley

10 Mar

There are very few holidays (and long weekends) in Australia compared to Singapore and the Philippines. You really have to make the most out of these rare occasions. So for this year’s Australia Day weekend, we headed off to Yarra Valley, which is a little more than an hour’s drive from our place in Box Hill.

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A group doing some wine tasting

A group doing some wine tasting

You can join a wine tasting and tour like the group shown above, but it was our second time here already and Law and I are not really wine people so we decided to skip that and just walk around πŸ™‚

We didn’t spend much time at Yering and soon headed off to Zonzo for lunch.

Zonzo Restaurant & Winery - Photo credit to www.drbnb.com

Zonzo Restaurant & Winery – Photo credit to http://www.drbnb.com

Zonzo Restaurant & Winery - Photo credit to www.drbnb.com

Zonzo Restaurant & Winery – Photo credit to http://www.drbnb.com

Pizza and calzone for lunch

Pizza and calzone for lunch

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to book in advance, so we had to settle for eating outside. Realized later on that eating outdoors during summer time is not a good idea in this part of town because soon after the food is served, your table will be swarming with flies and you’ll have no choice but to take turns swatting them away while the other person’s eating πŸ˜› Oh well, had to really eat quickly anyway since the air is a bit cold and if you don’t eat fast enough, you’d have to eat your food cold…

As for our review of the food, hmm.. The calzone’s a bit burnt as you can see in the photo. But everything tastes nice and almost authentic Italian. The green olives in the pizza taste especially good and the rocket salad was surprisingly great, as it seems plain to the eye but the dressing’s great – tastes fresh and the acidity’s just right.

Went to Healesville Sanctuary after lunch, which I’m going to put as a separate post, hopefully by today as well πŸ˜‰

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