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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Handpicked Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017

    Handpicked Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Sustainably-made

    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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  • Handpicked Wombat Creek Chardonnay 2017

    Handpicked Wombat Creek Chardonnay 2017

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Sustainably-made

    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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    Current stock: 20

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  • Mount Mary Chardonnay 2018

    Mount Mary Chardonnay 2018

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 98 POINTS!   "Just when you think the Mount Mary wines can't get any better (at the point of release), they do. Multiple clones, hand-picked, crushed and destemmed, fermented French oak (30% new), matured for 11 months...

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  • Oakridge 864 Chardonnay 2018

    Oakridge 864 Chardonnay 2018

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

    97 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY! 94 POINTS - WINE FRONT!    "A very small make. Hand-picked, chilled overnight, whole-bunch pressed to puncheons for wild ferment, aged on lees for 10 months before transfer to stainless steel and a further 6...

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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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    Current stock: 18

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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...

    Current stock: 3

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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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  • Wantirna Isabella Chardonnay 2018

    Wantirna Isabella Chardonnay 2018

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    94 POINTS - WINE FRONT!   "Ripe peachy expression with butter menthol, mint, wheatgerm and spice. Juicy pear and peach, a certain citrus cut through the gloss and glide of this flavoursome little number, some flint, savoury umami character, juicy...

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  • Yeringberg Chardonnay 2017

    Yeringberg Chardonnay 2017

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    "Hand-picked, 30% whole-bunch pressed, 70% crushed and destemmed, 70% wild-fermented, 35% mlf, matured for 11 months in barrel. Rich, round and supple. Strikingly different to the Mornington Peninsula styles coming ex '17." - James Halliday  

    Current stock: 4

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  • Luke Lambert Crudo Chardonnay 2019

    Luke Lambert Crudo Chardonnay 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Vegan-friendly

    94 POINTS - GARY WALSH, WINE FRONT!   "Comes closed with a DIAM cork, rather than the usual screwcap. I’m pretty sure Luke has good reason to do so, given his attention to detail. Umami as ever, with a saline and nutty, almost sake-like...

    Current stock: 3

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  • Mount Mary Chardonnay 2016

    Mount Mary Chardonnay 2016

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Sustainably-made

    96 POINTS - WINE FRONT!   "The 2016 Chardonnay is showing tremendously well on release, a slightly more obvious wine than the subtle, restrained 2015. Although not any less acidic than previous vintages, it’s the intensity of flavour that...

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  • Wantirna Isabella Chardonnay 2016

    Wantirna Isabella Chardonnay 2016

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    94 POINTS - WINEFRONT!   "The Chardonnay vines are over 40 years old at Wantirna Estate. They know what they’re about. Straw-yellow in colour and carrying a resounding burst of flavour. Lean this certainly is not. And yet it boasts the cut...

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