Anne-Maree de Jong told The Age her favourite weekend away includes visiting the TarraWarra Estate.
"Looking at the rammed earth walls and grounds of the estate makes you feel at one with the world. It is such a peaceful and rejuvenating time away from the city."
The estate's dining room sits at the end of that architecturally breathtaking rammed-earth building Anne-Maree and many others admire. Wine tasting takes place next door and the adjacent Tarrawarra Museum of Art houses exhibitions of original modern Australian art.
The original and unique artworks of sculptor and painter Bruno Torfs continues to bring joy and inspiration to visitors from all over the world. Nestled amongst the luscious rainforest setting lives a collection of unforgettable characters lovingly hand crafted by Bruno from clay and fired onsite in his kiln.
Bruno has created a world rich with fantasy and insightful beauty derived from his imagination and inspired by his intrepid journeys to some the world most intriguing and remote regions.
Silvermist Studio is a jewellery gallery and goldsmith's workshop. The studio is nestled in picturesque Healesville in the Yarra Valley, about an hour from Melbourne. Silvermist Studio has a name for quality, style and personal service.
Established in 1998 when Tim and his wife, Liz moved to Healesville, they purpose built their home with the studio and workshop space at the front, open to the public.