That three hour drive through the hills was yet again one educational journey. A journey which offered an escape from the noisy city life and into a much calmer + relaxing atmosphere.
Feeling the wind blowing through our hair, while feeling the warm Sun Rays as we are driving through The Black Spur in Victoria’s Yarra Valley Region. The beautiful array of flowers, trees and ferns made the drive through the windy section of road quite enjoyable and even more so beautiful.
Once we have headed into Mansfield, also referred to the Gateway to Mount Buller, we made a quick pit – stop to stretch our legs then headed further towards our envious location, ssshhh as We are letting you in on a partial secret.
While ultimately being on the home stretch already. Up and down, left and right through the Hills yet again [sleep deprivation can solve so many issues when you can’t stand the windy roads where your stomach starts to roll around in your tummy and you feel absolutely unwell! 😉 ]
Being on the home stretch we did indeed stop the car in the middle of the road while helping a long neck tortoise back to a dam, yes she simply rested on the road! How lucky there were no other cars at the time…once we arrived at our stunning location, it was time for a deliciour dinner and some spot lighting for animals, we saw some wombats, wallaby’s, of course some deer and a whole heap of native birds and of course I can’t forget to include our tortoise from earlier on…after all this it was just slightly past our bedtime.
The next day was spent helping with some errands at the property while then making a nice drive into Wangaratta, Victoria and paying a visit to the Browns Brothers Winery + Cellar Door in Milawa Victoria. Beautiful, prestige setting with the most incredible wines. We tried some Moscato’s, they happen to be my favorite and we got given the opportunity to taste a few wines which are super new and haven’t even hit the stores yet! How lucky are we! It was pretty special to be honest. Our favorite from the tastings was The Moscato + Savignon Blanc. The wine was vibrant and quite bright. Soo enjoyable and amazing! Even my other half who isn’t necessarily the biggest wine drinker around loved it! So a bottle came home with us 🙂
With the weather we were pretty lucky too, around the mid 30’s which allowed us an excuse for a dash to the Supermarket and “Hello Icecream… – even half price.“
While the day wound up we spent time relaxing Alfresco, with a glass of wine while playing ”Fetch the Washing Peg” with the Property Owner’s Jack Russell, her name is Puppy. She must have enjoyed her playtime as the peg was bent and torn in every possible direction.
It was a great trip even though it was not long enough, but we will be back!!!
Love + Light,