Not only is the Yarra Valley one of the most beautiful wine regions in Australia; it is only just one hour from Melbourne if the traffic is kind.
Chateau Yering is an elegant and historic property in a heritage-listed Victorian mansion on 250 acres bordering the Yarra River and is surrounded by beautiful gardens dating back to 1854.
Etremely elegant and upmarket, it has been a luxury hotel since 1997 and is the ideal venue for a romantic weekend or for anyone planning to explore the many highlights of the Yarra Valley and its cellar doors.
There are just 32 suites in all, giving the property a country house ambiance, and all are spacious and well appointed.
Chef Mathew MacCartney is cooking some impressive dishes at the award-winning Eleonore’s restaurant, where the service is impeccable. Sweetwater Café offers more casual food.
Alternatively, relax in front of an open fire with a glass of Yarra pinot.
Right next door is Yering Station, one of the Yarra’s finest wineries and cellar doors, which is open seven days a week.
On Saturday, July 13, Chateau Yering is hosting a special truffle weekend at a cost of $1055 per couple. That includes luxury accommodation in a river suite, a truffle hunt adventure, a six-course truffle dinner matched with Pommery Champagnes and breakfast on the Sunday morning. For details contact the events department.
Chateau Yering, 42 Melba Highway, Yering. (03) 9237 3333. www.chateauyering.com.au.