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 Brut Rose LD N.V.

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    "A blend of pinot noir and chardonnay grapes, grown exclusively in the cool eastern part of the Yarra Valley. The Sparkling BRUT ROSÉ draws on centuries of French tradition. Bottled fermented and disgorged shortly before release, receiving only a small...

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  • 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

    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

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    95 POINTS - WINE FRONT!   "All the Giant Steps single vineyard chardonnay is found in this wine. A combo. The wine is fermented and rested in 600 litre clay egg vessels. Cool. But we’ve been here before. Giant Steps’ winemaker...

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  • Giant Steps Primavera Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    94 Points - Wine Front! "Beautiful drinking." - Wine Front   "Spring hasn’t sprung at the time of tasting but the wine does feel Spring release-ready. Good for that season rather than winter, which is approaching. Lots of detail here and...

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  • Giant Steps wombat Creek Chardonnay 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    94+ POINTS - WINE FRONT!   "The One That Feels Racy. Tight and lean, skeletal and firm, barely there citrus characters, mineral water, saline notes. Whips across the palate in a green, cool, almost minty breath of precise and ultra fine, needle...

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  • 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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  • In Dreams Pinot Noir 2017

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    "It has zebras on the label, which I like very much. Wheaty, spicy, a little smoky and firm in structure, brooding even. Red fruits, light chalky texture, bony but flavoursome, drives through the mouth, and finishes dry and long. Savoury style, and quite...

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  • Luke Lambert Chardonnay 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    95 POINTS - WINE FRONT!   “Subtle chamomile and honey mint perfume, white peach and lemon barley water. It’s flinty and tight, but kind of gentle too. A wine of delicacy and quiet charm, just enough flavour, cool, clean and saline,...

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  • Luke Lambert Crudo Chardonnay 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    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...

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  • Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    Wine Front 95 Points!   "The Crudo range, quite possibly, offers the most sophisticated and high quality drinking available at its price point in this country. Or something like that.   Violets over blackberry and boysenberry, cracked pepper,...

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