One of my fave areas in Victoria is the Yarra Valley (and I'm not even a drinker!). It's amazingly close if you live in the north east making it a great place for a day trip or something more. Rolling hills, gorgeous scenery - if Mr R and I ever win tattslotto, we'd love to buy a plot of land in Healesville or somewhere similar.
Not surprisingly, it's a mecca for food and wine lovers, golfers as well as artists (which I will talk about in another post) and the inaugural Yarra Valley Food & Wine Festival 'Reap & Relish' signature event opens today. The four day festival showcases the Yarra Valley's top wineries and restaurants. For more information email: email@example.com
Another event I've been meaning to mention is the Melrose Art Pottery exhibition at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre which opened last week and is on until 1 July. It tells the story of the Hoffman brick, tile and pottery company's survival during the 1930s Depression. Established in 1862, and located in Brunswick, the company was the largest business of its type in the southern hemisphere. The styling of the pottery was largely inspired by the worldwide modernist movement and the prevailing tastes reflected in Australian Arts and Crafts societies. Some beautiful, iconic pieces with a touch of Australiana about them are on show.