Yarra Valley, Victoria
The Yarra Valley was Victoria's first wine growing district, with the first vines planted back in 1838. With its western boundary located just 45 kilometres east of Melbourne’s CBD, the Yarra Valley is also one of Australia’s most accessible wine regions.
The Yarra Valley is internationally recognised as one of Australia's leading wine producing regions. With a rich history of winemaking and a wide diversity of ‘terroir’, the region produces range of classic wine styles.
The cool climate of the Yarra Valley means the ‘Burgundian’ varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive in the region. The likes of Yering Station, Domaine Chandon, Mount Mary, Yarra Yering, Balgownie Estate, and Punt Road are just some of the leading exponents of these varieties in the Yarra Valley.
Along with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, winemakers in the area are also producing some of Australia’s leading sparkling wines, along with some exceptional examples of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.
Along with over 160 years of winemaking history, the Yarra Valley is also home to many young, progressive winemakers, ensuring it will continue as one of Australia’s most important wine making regions.