An intriguing snippet from The Age. I did not know Dame Nellie Melba's grandsons were Vesteys. This requires further investigation, which I will get to in time and let you know.
For generations, people driving into the Yarra Valley from Melbourne
have wondered what lay behind the thick cypress hedge lining Nellie
Our curiosity is set to be sated from next month when the
opera diva's stunning 30-hectare Coombe Cottage estate at Coldstream
opens to the public.
Melba's great-grandsons Lord Samuel Vestey and the Honourable
Mark Vestey are spending millions converting outbuildings into a
cafe-restaurant, gallery and cellar door, which will open on August 23.