Train Trak Winery, Yarra Valley, Australia

Train-Trak

Who doesn’t love a good wine? Raise your hand, or your glass! Heck I’ll raise two! I love wine, and I like to think I have a decent taste for the stuff. There’s a certain culture behind wine that is appealing, and not in a snobbish sort of way. I love the idea of sitting on an outdoor terrace, a lovely glass of chardonnay or the like in your hand (these fantasies always happen in summer, in good weather) sipping away and watching the world go by.

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit wineries in Australia’s renowned Yarra Valley during my time there. The Yarra Valley is a short distance outside Melbourne, in the state of Victoria. It’s an easy day trip from the city. This a cooler area, and the grapes that thrive here reflect that climate. The area is best known for its chardonnay and pinot noir varietals.

On one such trip, we discovered a particular little winery known as Train Trak. This quickly became a favorite. Train Trak was established in 1995, on a site that was originally a dairy farm. Their wines are (in my humble opinion) of the highest quality, and reasonably priced to boot! There is also a wonderful restaurant on site called Zonzo, serving Italian family style meals in a relaxed, picturesque setting. The food was extremely fresh, and I’m told locally sourced. Here are my images of our trip to this little slice of heaven.

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  • I love your photos! Everything looks so delicious. I will remember this place for next time I venture to Melbourne. Nice find.

    • It’s definitely worth stopping by! My other favorite is a vineyard called Dominique Portet, in Coldstream. It was founded by a Frenchman, and does a special tasting where they pair their red wines with local chocolates… yum!!