After being made redundant in 2009 I decided to take more control of my career and to do something I would enjoy ... so the question arose what should I do.
I had lived and worked in the Yarra Valley region for over 33 years and love the area. So we decided to open an online shopping cart to promote and sell products from this beautiful region.

It was a slow beginning but enjoyable, in late 2010 we began to shift focus as YVT was naturally moving towards being a supplier to the local restaurants and wineries with chef uniforms and hotel products.

The year 2012 a niche opportunity arose to be the supplier to the local accommodation providers. The business grew and we upgraded our website to accommodate different product ranges and the growing customer base.
We added to our range of Yarra Valley condiments, hampers and specialty lines with a comprehensive range of portion control food and beverages, quality hotel bedding, guest amenities, bathroom products, paper goods and personal accessories. We now supply to state and national accommodation providers.

In 2014 we opened a shop in Coldstream located at Shop 17/4 North Gateway, it allowed us to be on the Maroondah Highway central to our current customers in the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and Marysville but also providing easy access for customers in country Victoria and the suburbs of Melbourne.

In 2016 the business enjoyed good growth allowing some family members to join YVT for a few day a week. In 2017 we increased our social media presence and continue to develop the YVT website. 

YVT now supplies to accommodation providers right up the east coast of Australia to Thursday Island. It's been exciting and of course challenging coming from a place of what do I do now to having a great network of customers and friends in such a fantastic industry.

The story continues .....