The Hotel: De’Vine Escape
Quietly nestled in Dixon’s Creek, just minutes from Yarra Glen, De’Vine Escape marries the picturesque scenery it’s situated on with a range of packages tailored to corporate groups, wedding parties or guests searching for a quick escape.
De’Vine Escape offers 23 studio rooms to guests looking for an escape into wine countryside. Each room is furnished with a private courtyard, offering holidaymakers views of 10 acres of rolling vineyards and a central base from which to explore the natural and culinary delights of this world-famous wine region.
Enveloped by various wineries and restaurants, guests can fuel for the day with breakfast at the nearby Fergusson Winery, opt for tapas and wine tasting at Mandala Wines for lunch, or take a short drive to Balgownie Estate for the evening. De’Vine Escape can also organise activities for guests wanting to make the most of the region. Witness stunning views with a hot air balloon ride, join a boutique tour of Yarra Valley wineries or go on a Segway adventure with a tour of Rochford Wines.
- Bed size/type: Queen bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Four people
- Extra guest surcharge: $30 per night
- Studio room overlooking the vineyard with a separate ensuite bathroom, private courtyard, TV and DVD player
The Area: Yarra Valley
One of Australia’s premier wine-growing regions, the Yarra Valley is climbing with striking grapevines, ferny bushland, and magnificent mountain ranges. Charming local produce stands dotted along roadsides, boutique restaurants and unique attractions give the area an intimate atmosphere and instantly make visitors feel right at home.
Visitors looking to experience nature at its best take a trip to the forests of the Dandenong Ranges and wander through ferny mountains and lush gullies to enchanting natural wonders like Sherbrooke Forest, Doongalla Homestead, and One Tree Hill or the peak of Mount Dandenong for panoramic city views. Those keen to get to know the area more intimately criss-cross from town to town and soak up the local life visiting the markets, galleries and attractions hosted throughout.
Vino lovers wine hop between cellar doors and sample the best the reds and whites Yarra Valley has to offer, either driving themselves or jumping aboard one of the many organised wine tours available. Foodies please their palates sampling local produce at the numerous fine dining restaurants and charming cafés; but fresh fruit lovers are especially in for a treat with orchards, farm gates and roadside stalls speckled throughout the region. Take a break from wining and dining with a visit to the Healesville Sanctuary, world-renowned for being the best place to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. Or travel from Healesville bypass through Black Spur, an area noted for its spectacular tall trees and dense forests.