Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Supplement, Why wasn't I told?

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 Melba's property.
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.


  1. Looking forward to visiting with you Andrew.. tea and a scone, or should that be Melba toast, would be delightful :)

    1. Tea and toast Grace, but I will go all out with the best possible jam.