Domaine Chandon Winery

Photo: ┬ęTourism Australia

Our Ultimate Viewers' first stop was Domaine Chandon Winery, the Australian winery of French Champagne giant Moët & Chandon.
Domaine Chandon Winery vineyards

Photo: Debbie Pitman

Domaine Chandon provides one of the valley's most serene and memorable experiences, complete with the finest sparkling wines and picturesque views.
Blanc de blanc wine

Photo: Molly Plautz

Our Ultimate Viewers tasted several delicious wines, including three different blends of blanc de blancs—champagnes made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes.
Grape stomping

Photo: Courtesy of Molly Plautz

Following the group's indoor tour of the winery, they each had a chance to stomp large barrels of grapes while sipping on sparkling wine and tasting appetizers.
Winery Lunch

Photo: Debbie Pitman

After the grape stomping, our Ultimate Viewers were treated to a gourmet meal under the oak trees.
Ultimate Viewers at Domaine Chandon Winery in Australia

Photo: Debbie Pitman

As parting gifts, our Ultimate Viewers received a bottle of wine of their choice and a wine bag that contained an iPod docking station.
Kangaroo at Healesville Sanctuary in Australia

Photo: Courtesy of Joanne Lombardo

While in Yarra Valley, our Ultimate Viewers also stopped by Healesville Sanctuary, one of Australia's most acclaimed wildlife sanctuaries with more than 200 species of wildlife, to get up close and personal with kangaroos and other native animals.
Tasmanian devil at Healesville Sanctuary in Australia

Photo: Jan Johnson

The Tasmanian devil, the largest surviving marsupial carnivore, is another animal our Ultimate Viewers became familiar with at Healesville Sanctuary.
Benny the Koala at Healesville Sanctuary in Australia

Photo: Molly Plautz

Here, Benny the Koala takes in some sights of his own at Healesville Sanctuary.
Healesville Sanctuary in Australia

Photo: Courtesy of Jan Johnson

In addition to petting, meeting and observing the unique wildlife, our Ultimate Viewers also learned about the animals from Healesville Sanctuary experts.

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Published on January 19, 2011


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