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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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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Yarra Valley View all

  • Yarra Track Winery Pty Ltd

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

  • Yarra Vale

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

  • Coldstream Hills

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

  • Giant Steps Winery Pty Ltd

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

  • Sticks

    Sticks Yarra Valley is beautifully situated on a single site in the picturesque Yarra Valley, an ...

  • Graeme Miller Wines

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

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  • Yering Station Pinot Noir Yarra Valley 2007


    On the nose, this wine has more presence than Little Yering with more complexity; more leather, more nuanced strawberry notes tinged with a touch of spice. There is a solid core of fruit that does not evaporate like floral water, so more of an old world charm with a bit of brightness, if muted. The color matches the finish - longer and deeper ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Little Yering Pinot Noir Australien Yering Station 2008


    Lots of strawberry cordial greet the nose with just a hint of old leather. More candied strawberry on mid-palate with a clean, straight-up short finish. This is a very nice, correct wine with a lightness begging for 20 minutes in the refrigerator prior to opening and serving as a summer evening sipper. A good introduction to Pinot Noir and a ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Yering Station Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2006


    A nice little wine from Victoria, easy on the wallet and "goes down great" - to coin a phrase. The nose is like a whiff of inexpensive floral perfume one might recall from close proximity with prepubescent teen-aged girls. On entry, there is the pleasant flavor of pear and apple - all in a slightly preserved state. The finish is medium with t... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Giant Steps Yarra Valley Miller Vineyard Shiraz Zzb 2006


    A wine that shows a peppercorn or two in the nose, it's swimmingly alive with fresh red fruits. Incredibly intense, rich, but not heavy, it's complexity is continuing to evolve, making it a sensational pick for the next 5 years. WineryInsider. Read More

    Wine review by SGG

  • Yering Station Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2005


    Silky smooth, not overly oakey and sweet and not too acidic either. Subtle peach and melon flavours and slightly amber colour make this certainly one of the better Aussie Whites we have had for around the £10 mark. I like this area of Australia a lot, more so for the reds so thought giving a white a try and not disappointed at all. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

  • Yarra Yering Sangiovese Yarra Valley 2004


    Yarra Yering never seems to fail me and perhaps a little more off the normal track, this is a an excellent, spicy yet warm and smooth red. Cherry and raspberry along with a slight pepper, herby but cooked aspect add to a wine so smooth I can drink effortlessly. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

  • Rochford Chardonnay Latitude 2003


    Lavender, Peach Nectar and a hint of orange zest on the nose. Huge buttery palette with rich Lemon, Lime, Pink Grapefruit and Tart Strawberry. It even has a finish the lingers.If you have a bottle of this sitting at home, it is worth drinking now. It has lost almost all of it's acidity and I fear is at the end of it's life. I had 6 bottles in th... Read More

    Wine review by mschirmer

  • De Bortoli Merlot Db Selection 2008


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    Wine review by Samsonite

  • Oakridge Sauvignon Blanc Over the Shoulder 2007


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    Wine review by georgel

  • Oakridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by georgel

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