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The Yarra Valley is the best known region within Port Phillip in the state of Victoria in Australia. Port Phillip is often referred to as the “Melbourne Dress Circle” due to the trend toward small scale “boutique” wine-making that is showcased in the city’s bistros and winebars. The Yarra Valley is the clear star of the Port Phillip wine scene.

It’s one of the country’s oldest regions, with the first grapes brought over and planted in the 1880s. Though it managed to escape the Phylloxera louse infestation that ravaged Europe’s vines and also those in some parts of the country, it still experienced a lull starting in the 1920s due to the trend in big, fruity and fortified wines. But it came back big time in the 1960s and 70s with wine-makers focusing on quality, starting with Wantima Estate and followed by Fergusson, Yarra Yering, Seville, Yering Station and Chateau Yarrinya (now De Bortoli) and others.

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Coldstream Hills

    Since its first vintage in 1985, Coldstream Hills has grown to be one of the Australia’s leading ...

  • Yarra Track Winery Pty Ltd

    Yarra Track is a family owned and operated boutique winery, located in the Yarra Valley and estab...

  • Graeme Miller Wines

    Winemaker & Viticulturist Graeme Miller is one of the pioneers of the 1960s/70s rebirth of the Y...

  • Yarra Vale

    Yarra Vale Wines is a boutique vineyard that is aimed at producing wines for the discerning wine ...

  • Yarra Yering Pty Ltd

    Wine was grown in Victorias Yarra Valley from the mid 1800’s through to the 1920’s and was a p...

  • Giant Steps Winery Pty Ltd

    Our winery in the Yarra Valley is home to Giant Steps Vignerons and Innocent Bystander winemakers...

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  • VinoVinoApologies did not see your Aussie PostYering Farm is not a Winery I ... is a small subregion of the Yarra ValleyGenerally the region makes excellent Chardonnay and Pinot Noir&nbs Read More

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  • After a relatively stressful couple of weeks which included a car accident with ... is a small producer in the Yarra Valley [AUD45], first time I have tried this Pinot and I was very impressed, nice balance of berry fruits but certainly made with good reference to the savoury flavour of a good burgundy.We drank this with the Rib-Eye - A 2010 [n... Read More

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  • Saturday NightMy brother Paul and his Wife Kate came over from Melbourne - ... ... has a leftover Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot - both wines were enjoyable watching the Fox Music Channels&nbs Read More

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  • Jamshed should be drinking nicely 45 is ok price Healsville is part of Yarra Valley so expect a more savoury shiraz than with barossaPenfolds Vintage? price ok if it is NOT 00,03,07,08,09,11Vasse Felix would be a risk but for 30 maybe it is their standard and 17 years for a Margaret River SHiraz in a stretchTin Shed again good Barossa SHiraz but... Read More

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  • Round 2 - 4 x AussiesExcellent Group of winesThe Cullen is from Margaret River ... ... Mary Quintet is from Yarra Valley in Victoria and is the 5 grape Bordeaux Blend - this was the wine of the flight and despite its youth was beautiful to drink.  The MM's age exceptionally well and good vintages comfortably get to 20-30 years.  Retail AUD140... Read More

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  • Aussie Pinot NoirBest RegionsAdelaide Hills - South AustraliaMornington ... - ... ... - SE of Melbourne VicYarra Valley - NE of Melbourne VictoriaGeelong - SW of Melbourne VictoriaTasmaniaSome abberations from Macedon Ranges North of Melbourne, Beechworth NNE of Melbourne and Gippsland East of Melbourne My Favourite MakersAdelaide HillsAshton... Read More

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  • Aussie Pinot NoirBest RegionsAdelaide Hills - South AustraliaMornington ... - ... ... - SE of Melbourne VicYarra Valley - NE of Melbourne VictoriaGeelong - SW of Melbourne VictoriaTasmaniaSome abberations from Macedon Ranges North of Melbourne, Beechworth NNE of Melbourne and Gippsland East of Melbourne My Favourite MakersAdelaide HillsAshton... Read More

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  • Stephen, we opened up this Yarra Valley pinot tonight. This has loads of ripe black and red cherry, vibrant acidity and a fairly long and clean finish.  Not as much dark fruit as a typical Russian River pinot but a bit heavier body than your normal Willamette Valley offering.  Drinking quite nicely at a very reasonable price point of around $20. Read More

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  • Coldstream Hills Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2015

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    some herbs on nose; sweet, yet with hints of herbs and oak Read More

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  • GregDean is a good bloke and yes does make some good wineUnfortunately history ... many small regions  - Yarra Valley, Mornington, Macedon Ranges, Beechworth, - these make excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay  with some example of cool climate Cabs and shirazesadd in Great Western for spicy shiraz, rutherglen for ports, muscats and TokaysNSW ha... Read More

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