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

  • Giant Steps Sexton Pinot Noir 2018

    Giant Steps Sexton Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    WINE FRONT 93 POINTS!  JAMES HALLIDAY 94 POINTS!   "On clay, facing east, mostly from one block. One could say Sexton is the spiritual home vineyard of Giant Steps, perhaps. Ripe and lush bouquet showing stewed cherry, malt, cinnamon but...

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  • Yarra Yering Dry Red No 2 2018

    Yarra Yering Dry Red No 2 2018

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    96 POINTS JAMES HALLIDAY!   "Impeccable form. There's a sweetness to the fruit and a savouriness to the finish, redcurrant and twists of herbs, with floral overtones and oak as garnish. It's smooth-skinned but not syrupy; it's a wine...

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  • Yarra Yering Dry Red No 1 2018

    Yarra Yering Dry Red No 1 2018

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    98 POINTS TYSON STELZER!   "This blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot has rightfully gone down in Yarra folklore over the past 51 years, a beacon and inspiration for what is arguably the region's benchmark style...

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  • Yarra Yering Carrodus Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    Yarra Yering Carrodus Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    97 POINTS CAMPBELL MATTINSON!   "An exceptional wine. Blackcurrant and redcurrant flavours come soaked in milk chocolate, bay leaves, pencil and tobacco; the end result is seamless, classy and majestically long. It's not a big...

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  • Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Henk Chardonnay 2019

    Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Henk Chardonnay 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    'IF YOU EVER WANT TO PASS SOME WINE WISDOM ON TO SOMEONE, JUST SAY THESE THREE WORDS: OAKRIDGE AND CHARDONNAY" - CAMPBELL MATTINSON "Sourced frim a north-facing vineyard, sited in the red volcanic soils in Woori Yallock, and named after its owner, Henk...

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  • Yering Station Reserve Shiraz Viognier 2017

    Yering Station Reserve Shiraz Viognier 2017

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    HUON HOOKE 97 POINTS!  JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!   "There is slightly less than 2% co-fermented viognier, but it plays an important role in creating the highly fragrant and expressive bouquet. Yes, it's vintage-driven with a riot of...

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  • Luke Lambert Crudo Chardonnay 2020

    Luke Lambert Crudo Chardonnay 2020

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Vegan-friendly

    LUKE LAMBERT IS ONE OF THE YARRA VALLEY'S GREAT WINEMAKING TALENTS. HIS CRUDO LABEL OFFERS EXCEPTIONAL VALUE FOR MONEY, A BRILLIANT BALANCE OF COMPLEXITY, ENJOYMENT BUT ALSO UNIQUENESS ON THE CHARDONNAY LANDSCAPE.     "All Luke Lambert...

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  • Luke Lambert Chardonnay 2020

    Luke Lambert Chardonnay 2020

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Vegan-friendly

    LUKE LAMBERT IS ONE OF THE YARRA VALLEY'S GREAT WINEMAKING TALENTS. HIS ESTATE CHARDONNAY IS STAGGERINGLY BEAUTIFUL IN ALL ITS DELICACY AND REFINEMENT.     "Lambert's Yarra Valley Chardonnay has traditionally been sourced from the windy,...

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  • Seville Estate Reserve Old Vine Shiraz 2017

    Seville Estate Reserve Old Vine Shiraz 2017

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Vegan-friendly

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!  WINE FRONT 96 POINTS!  JAMES SUCKLING 95 POINTS!  HUON HOOKE 94 POINTS!   "A small production from the original 1972 plantings. 30% whole bunch and no new oak. Blackberry, spice, pepper, new leather,...

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  • Seville Estate Reserve Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Seville Estate Reserve Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Vegan-friendly

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!  WINE FRONT 96 POINTS!   "Made solely from 1972 plantings, and sees only 20% new oak. Two very nice numbers. Fabulous, graceful Cabernet Sauvignon. Redcurrant, raspberry, flowers, aniseed, tobacco earthiness...

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    Current stock: 23

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  • Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose 2020

    Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose 2020

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Vegan-friendly

    THE FRENCH BACKGROUND OF THIS YARRA VALLEY PRODUCER SHOWS THROUGH IN THIS FRAGRANT, ELEGANT ROSE. VERY PROVENCAL! "The blend 50% Merlot, 40% Shiraz and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. We picked the fruit by hand before gently crushing and pressing it. We...

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  • Mac Forbes Hugh Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

    Mac Forbes Hugh Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    ARTISAN WINEMAKER MAC FORBES NAMES THIS, HIS FLAGSHIP WINE, TO HONOUR HIS FATHER HUGH. THIS IS MADE FROM BORDEAUX VARIETIES IN A MEDIUM-BODIED EXPRESSION. "This Bordeaux blend is from Yarra Glen on a similarly aged block to that of our Gruyere site...

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  • Mac Forbes RS3 Riesling 2019

    Mac Forbes RS3 Riesling 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    NEW RELEASE MAC FORBES RIESLING! A DRY, STRUCTURAL RIESLING THAT IT IS INCREDIBLY AROMATIC.    "Unusually for an RS this was a blend of first and second pick. First pick went straight to concrete (see next wine) which is so vivid and...

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  • Yeringberg Viognier 2018`

    Yeringberg Viognier 2018`

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    NED GOODWIN 95 POINTS!  WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!   "This is exceptional Viognier. Benchmark. Be it Australian or French. This level of warmth is necessitated to showcase the exuberance of the variety: honeysuckle, apricot and ginger...

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  • Yeringberg Shiraz 2018

    Yeringberg Shiraz 2018

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    WEIGHT AND RICHNESS, WITH THAT FINESSE OF YARRA VALLEY'S COOL CLIMATE. "Shiraz 97%, Viognier 3%. The depth and character of the fruit that our Shiraz vineyard is now producing is a delight to see. Subtle, savoury and deep set, the 2018 Shiraz offers...

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  • Yeringberg Pinot Noir 2018

    Yeringberg Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    A TOASTY, COMPLEX AND AUTUMNAL-FLAVOURED PINOT NOIR. "Bright and spicy, our 2018 Pinot Noir is a wine that balances delicacy and finesse, with the sense of depth and complexity that old vines produce. The initial bouquet of wild strawberry, raspberry...

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    Current stock: 19

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  • Yeringberg Marsanne Roussane 2018

    Yeringberg Marsanne Roussane 2018

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    WINE FRONT 94+ POINTS!   "Nectarine, honey and mint, ginger and pink grapefruit. It’s bright, but fleshy, with a fine chalky texture, some straw-like character, tight citrus bite through white fruit, and a long and focussed finish. Top...

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  • Yeringberg Chardonnay 2018

    Yeringberg Chardonnay 2018

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!   "Flavour, creamy nougat richness, stonefruit, green banana and spice, but with a firm cut of grapefruity acidity. It’s a bold wine, though it’s not loose, and doesn’t rely on struck match stuff, more...

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    Current stock: 21

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  • Yeringberg Cabernets 2018

    Yeringberg Cabernets 2018

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    WINE FRONT 96 POINTS!   "Beautiful perfume of dried flowers, sweet tobacco and spice, blackcurrant and redcurrant, even almond meal. Dense and dark, with a smattering of dried herb, ripe cherry, crisp acidity, firm grainy tannin, and a...

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  • Seville Estate The Estate Pinot Noir 2019

    Seville Estate The Estate Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Vegan-friendly

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!  GORGEOUS YARRA VALLEY PINOT FROM HALLIDAY'S WINERY OF THE YEAR! "Light rose red with a slight clear hue. Beautifully lifted and perfumed showing spice and sweet reds fruits. The palate is balanced and well...

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