Yarra Valley

"The Yarra Valley was Victoria's first wine growing district with a history stretching back 170 years and is known as the birthplace of Victoria's wine industry. Vines were first planted in 1838 and viticulture spread rapidly through the 1860s and 1870s. However, increased demand for fortified wine saw Yarra Valley wine production cease in 1921. Replanting began in the late 1960s with pioneers like Dr Bailey Carrodus, Dr John Middleton and Guill de Pury laying the foundations that have led to the Yarra Valley being recognised as one of Australia's foremost cool climate regions, capable of making classic styles from a wide range of varieties...

The Yarra Valley is one of Australia's coolest regions with elevation varying from 50 metres to 400 metres. Rainfall is winter/spring dominant, with the summer relatively cool, dry and humid. The traditional grape growing areas on the northern side of the valley are grey to grey-brown in colour on the surface and range from loamy sand to clay loam in consistency with red-brown clay subsoils, frequently impregnated with rock. The other major soil type is the immensely deep and fertile red volcanic soil to be found at Seville, Hoddles Creek and elsewhere on the southern (Warburton) side of the valley. The variation in altitude and soil types in this hilly region creates differences in climates and exposure which allows several varieties to excel.

The modern classic Yarra Valley varieties like ChardonnayPinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz have been joined in recent years by a selection of emerging varieties. Nebbiolo, Arneis, Gamay and Gruner Veltliner are all showing great promise. Running parallel to the emergence of these new varieties has been the emergence of a new breed of bold and exciting winemakers, challenging the status quo and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the Yarra Valley. All of this makes for a very exciting future for one of Australia’s most historic wine regions." - Wine Australia

Map courtesy: Wine Australia

  • Dominique Portet Blanc de Blancs 2015

    Dominique Portet Blanc de Blancs 2015

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    HUON HOOKE 96 POINTS!   "A wine of great length and continued promise. Brilliant. Palest yellow colour with a fine bead. It's fresh and lithe, lemon rind leads the bouquet, the faintest tease of brioche, vanilla and praline, grapefruit...

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  • Dominique Portet Brut Rose LD N.V.

    Dominique Portet Brut Rose LD N.V.

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    JAMES HALLIDAY 94 POINTS!  ONE OF THE GREAT BARGAIN SPARKLING ROSES OF AUSTRALIA - HARD TO BEAT! "A blend of pinot noir and chardonnay grapes, grown exclusively in the cool eastern part of the Yarra Valley. The Sparkling BRUT ROSE draws on...

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  • Dominique Portet Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

    Dominique Portet Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    95 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY - TOP 100 WINES OF 2020!  SHOWING JUST HOW GOOD YARRA CABERNET CAN BE - AND AT AN AMAZING PRICE - THIS IS A JUICY, APPROACHABLE CABERNET, BUT WITH SUBTLE DETAIL AND FINESSE.   "Quite what a classy Yarra...

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  • Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose 2019

    Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    CLASSIC FRENCH-STYLED ROSE, DRY AND CRISP     "Long regarded as Australia’s first true Provence style - and arguably most successful - dry Rosé. This has been a mainstay of Dominque Portet since the beginning and is now...

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  • Dominique Portet Les Bulles N.V.

    Dominique Portet Les Bulles N.V.

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    Outstanding value from premium (de-classified) grapes. "Declassified fruit from renowned sparkling Domique Portet Brut Rose comprises this bubbly – blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Yarra Valley.  Made in dry Brut style (Charmat...

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  • Fikkers Single Vineyard Pinot Meunier 2019

    Fikkers Single Vineyard Pinot Meunier 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    'This was Murray’s pick of the tasting. "On the nose earthy, autumnal leafiness, dried cherry and spice. A touch medicinal. Dry, bright acidity, finer tannin than other examples today. Near Silkiness, with gentle layers and good length. I like this for...

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  • Giant Steps Ocarina Chardonnay 2019

    Giant Steps Ocarina Chardonnay 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    96 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY! 95 POINTS - WINE FRONT!   "A parcel of fruit from each of Giant Steps' single vineyard sites, whole-bunch pressed to 675l clay eggs for wild yeast open fermentation, the lids sealed with clay for maturation. It's...

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  • Giant Steps Primavera Pinot Noir 2019

    Giant Steps Primavera Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    95 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY! 94 POINTS - WINE FRONT!  "Beautiful drinking." - Wine Front   "Deceptively light colour and body, but you have to wait until the wine opens its peacock's tail on the finish. As it does so, a wave of red...

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  • Giant Steps wombat Creek Chardonnay 2019

    Giant Steps wombat Creek Chardonnay 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    96 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY! 94+ POINTS - WINE FRONT!    At 420m Wombat Creek is the highest vineyard site in the Yarra Valley, with a gentle northeast-facing slope of volcanic red soil. The vinification sees the wine bottled by gravity,...

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  • Handpicked Wombat Creek Chardonnay 2017

    Handpicked Wombat Creek Chardonnay 2017

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!  WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!  Gold Medal - Perth Royal Wine Show 2019Gold Medal - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020 "Wombat Creek is the highest significant vineyard in the Upper Yarra, and is Handpicked's favourite...

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  • Handpicked Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017

    Handpicked Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    For the Chardonnay fan, it's a gem! Outstanding for the price, from an excellent year for Yarra Valley Chardonnay. "Dubbed a “Goldilocks” vintage - not too hot, not too cold, neither too windy, humid, wet or dry – vintage 2017...

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    $37.00
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  • In Dreams Chardonnay 2019

    In Dreams Chardonnay 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    A beautiful Chardonnay, with lemon curd and gentle nuttiness. Great value!   "For us Chardonnay is all about balance. Firstly and most crucially the vineyards we select are meticulously cared for, which grow fruit with natural balance between the...

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