Visit Dame Nellie Melba’s estate in Coldstream
Less than an hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is recognised as one of the world’s premier wine growing regions with more than 80 cellar doors, superb restaurants serving fresh regional produce, luxury accommodation and iconic scenery.
Coombe – The Melba Estate, the former home of the legendary opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, is one of the region’s beautiful destinations. Her estate in Coldstream is set on seven acres of landscaped gardens and hosts an award-winning restaurant that serves estate grown Coombe Yarra Valley wines and local produce.
A guided tour of the historic home, its gallery, restored motor house and clock tower, provides a fascinating insight into the world of Dame Melba and her role in the nation’s history.
Dame Melba purchased the former dairy farm in 1909 and renamed the property Coombe Cottage after a house she rented in England while performing at Covent Garden.
Guided garden walks are held Wednesday to Saturday at 11am. These tours can be accompanied by dining and tour packages. Coombe is well-known for its elegant high tea and Devonshire tea.
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