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

  • Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Willowlake Pinot Noir 2018 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Willowlake Pinot Noir 2018 375mL-Half-Bottle

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

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS! WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

      "From three blocks planted '80-'82. The colour is deceptively light, as is the weight of the palate. Like all top class pinots, its class comes through on the finish and aftertaste." - James Halliday   "Willowlake seems to be fertile...

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  • Bird On A Wire Syrah 2017

    Bird On A Wire Syrah 2017

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    SPICED AND LIVELY. THIS SYRAH IS SURE TO IMPRESS!

      "The 2017 Syrah is a brand new release – made available as Victoria and New South Wales begin to emerge from lockdown. If this is a time for you to reconnect with friends, you’ll love to pour the 2017 Syrah and bring lots of fun...

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  • Bird On A Wire Marsanne 2017

    Bird On A Wire Marsanne 2017

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    THIS MARSANNE IS PACKED FULL OF FLAVOUR WHICH LINGERS ON THE PALATE

      "Fresh and ready to enjoy with summer salads, BBQ pork or seafood on the grill will be great partners this holiday season with the 2017 Marsanne. Drink young and make this a summer of Marsanne discovery. Or select some bottles to put...

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  • Bird On A Wire Chardonnay 2017

    Bird On A Wire Chardonnay 2017

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "It’s from the Willowlake vineyard in the Upper Yarra and it’s in a beautiful drinking place. It has flesh and flavour, excellent thrust and the length to match. Chalk, honeysuckle and loads of stone fruit. The press release suggests...

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  • Giant Steps Wombat Chardonnay 2020

    Giant Steps Wombat Chardonnay 2020

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!

    "Giant Steps' higher-elevation sites, as in this and Applejack Vineyard, have turned out racy, long and superfine wines – it’s the moreish, mouth-watering acidity. Of course there’s more: the complex flavours and heady aromas. Smoky,...

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  • Giant Steps Sexton Chardonnay 2020

    Giant Steps Sexton Chardonnay 2020

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    A LEAN CHARDONNAY WITH VIBRANT, FRESH FLAVOUR

      "The personality of Sexton with volume turned up from the wet, cool 2020 year. Lemon-ginger tea scents and flavours, yuzu fruit, cumquat sweet-sour tang. Exotic citrus, hey? Flinty notes, some sizzling saline acidity in the core, slick,...

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    Current stock: 12

    $57.00
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  • Giant Steps Primavera Pinot Noir 2020

    Giant Steps Primavera Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

        "Sour cherry, tart pomegranate characters, lots of red fruitines and a light dusting of spice and minty herbal notes, Crisp texture, lighter feel but multi-dimensional in its layers of flavour and detail. Tannins wash over the wine and...

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    Current stock: 12

    $65.00
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  • Giant Steps Applejack Pinot Noir 2020

    Giant Steps Applejack Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

      "So fine boned, tiny needle work points of acidity and sour cherry, the smallest pinch of alpine herbs and white peper. A mouthful of glass shards and sour cherry-kissed mineral water of the finest pedigree. A little smudge of walnut paste in...

    Current stock: 10

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  • Toolangi Estate Pauls Lane Chardonnay 2019

    Toolangi Estate Pauls Lane Chardonnay 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS! WINE FRONT 95 POINTS! REAL REVIEW'S #1 of 58 2019 AUSTRALIAN CHARDONNAYS AND 95 POINTS!

      "The drive is exceptional, the fruit range the classic cool-grown duo of grapefruit and white peach." - Wine Companion      "#1 of 58 2019 Chardonnay from Australia. Pale, youthful yellow colour. Sulfides are clean and...

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    $39.00
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  • Fetherston Estate Pinot Noir 2019

    Fetherston Estate Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "An ethereal, pretty pinot, with a heady fragrance of red roses, raspberries and woodsy spices. It's lighter framed, with a fineness to its tannins, crunchy acidity and a succulence that makes you return for another sip." - Wine...

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    $35.00
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  • Fetherston Estate Chardonnay 2019

    Fetherston Estate Chardonnay 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS! WINE FRONT 93+ POINTS!

      "65% fruit off the Toolangi vineyard at Dixon’s Creek, the rest from Swallowfield in Gembrook. Whole-bunch pressed, wild fermented, aged about 10 months in French puncheons, 40% new with no mlf. A satisfying outcome. Flinty and a little...

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  • Animale Chardonnay 2021

    Animale Chardonnay 2021

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    LIGHT, BRIGHT, SUPREMELY ENJOYABLE UNOAKED CHARDONNAY

      "Originally from New Zealand, Dave Mackintosh established Arfion with his father Brian and brother Jimmy in 2011. The time was right to build a small independent wine business, hands on, free to take some risks, and make wines we truly love...

    Current stock: 7

    $26.50
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  • Medhurst YRB Pinot Noir Shiraz 2020

    Medhurst YRB Pinot Noir Shiraz 2020

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    VIBRANT, CHARMING, MEDIUM-BODIED DRY RED, A UNIQUE CO-FERMENT OF PINOT NOIR AND SHIRAZ (51%/49%)

      "A tribute to the wines made in the 1920's by legendary Hunter Valley winemaker Maurice O'Shea and a wine to showcase our sites and the season. Very bright mid-crimson red. Good density. Highly aromatic florals, blue and red fruits, lovely...

    Current stock: 10

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  • Medhurst Rose 2021

    Medhurst Rose 2021

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    A PURE, VIBRANT EXPRESSION OF YARRA VALLEY ROSE

      "This is a deliberate and considered Rosé, which starts from dedicated parts of the vineyard to ensure ripe flavours, fresh fruit and a trademark chalky fine finish. Final blend was 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Shiraz. Fermented in...

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    $25.00
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  • Medhurst Estate Chardonnay 2019

    Medhurst Estate Chardonnay 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    96 POINTS JAMES HALLIDAY!

      "Brilliant pale straw, some luminescent greens. The nose is highly complex with subtle hints of grapefruit, white peach, cashews and spice. The palate is poised, full of purpose, charming balance of flint and fine creaminess. The earth derived...

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    Current stock: 21

    $38.00
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  • Petronio Coldstream Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    Petronio Coldstream Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    GREAT VALUE CABERNET SAUVIGNON FROM YARRA VALLEY

      "De-stemmed whole berry into open 1 tonne fermentation pots. Cold soaked initially for 5 days. Juice was inoculated with a suitable yeast culture, the cap was hand plunged twice daily, with a total maceration time of 23 days. In 300 Litre French...

    Current stock: 7

    $28.00
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  • Zonzo Estate Vintage Sparkling 2016

    Zonzo Estate Vintage Sparkling 2016

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    A SENSATIONAL YARRA VALLEY SPARKLING

      Made using the traditional method. Given extra time in contact with lees to add generous complexity to the brightness of the lemon and apple flavours on the palate.   "Delicate pale yellow with a green tinge in colour, this is a bright...

    Current stock: 4

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  • Mount Mary Marli Russell RP1 Vertical Pack

    Mount Mary Marli Russell RP1 Vertical Pack

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Farming Sustainably-made

    THREE VINTAGES OF A BEAUTIFUL ROUSANNE MARSANNE BLEND FROM MOUNT MARY

    We give you a head-start on cellaring, and a discount too, on this beautiful white blend from Mount Mary!  "After more than five vintages, the Marli Russell releases from Mount Mary have entrenched themselves in the "new directions" for the Yarra...

    Current stock: 2

    $145.00
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