Yarra Ridge

+61 3 9730 1022 Glenview Road
Yarra Glen, 3755
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Since its inception in 1988, Yarra Ridge has become the most successful vineyard in the Yarra Valley. Yarra Ridge was the brainchild of a lawyer, Louis Bialkower, who bought the land in 1982. The following year, Louis planted five hectares to Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The reputation of Yarra Ridge grew, and from 1989 to 1995 every vintage of Yarra Ridge Chardonnay that was shown won a trophy. The 1992 Chardonnay was judged Best Premium Chardonnay at Australia’s National Wine Show in Canberra. In the following year the 1993 Yarra Ridge Chardonnay won Best Current Vintage Dry White at the same show. Since Beringer Blass entered the scene, in 1993, the Yarra Ridge winery and vineyards have expanded and improved at a dynamic rate. The original five-hectare planting has become 60 hectares, but the philosophy has remained the same. At Yarra Ridge, the wine is made in the vineyard. Many viticultural innovations have been introduced. Among them are trellising systems such as the Geneva Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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  • Chardonnay is an ideal wine to pair with many grilled foods. For one thing, it’s immensely popular—I have friends who prefer it to anything else. It is also extremely versatile, with the best examples having not only the acidity to cut through the grease and char that one expects from a lot of grilled foods, but also a richness that helps it sta... Read More

    From the article Top 15 Chardonnays for Grilling


  • Acacia Ridge Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2006

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    Wine review by Teppo


  •  Since my queries of this nature are usually tagged to the end of other threads of (somehwat) related nature, I figured I'd start one of dedicated nature. Hopefully this'll be easier to search for and come back to in the future.Here's an offer from HDH in Chicago. Anything of particular interest, or of relatively good pricing? This offer seems a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wines from Oz on offer in the...


  • Outside of the pricey boutique wineries, who do you think consistently produces good wine year-after-year and represents good value? I'm thinking of the "larger" more established wine makers, who try and bring their A-game across the spectrum of their varietals.To me the sign of a good wine maker and overall brand is someone who you can trust ev... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Who are the consistent CA...


  • I just finished reading 10 pages of very interesting, insightful and articulate posts about the perceived demise of California Cabernet Sauvignon. There was a lot of data contributing to the perception that California is in the middle of a high alcohol "fruit bomb" era.I'm not going to pretend to be Robert Parker Jr., James Laube or even several... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is there hope for Cali Cabs?


  • It seems to me that no grape or wine creates as much heated debate as the humble chardonnay.We read about the great white burgundies and their legendary status, ageing capacity and amazing flavour profile, yet we the wine consumer seem to want to find an ever increasing number of reasons to dislike it.We even have the ABC Club [Anything But Char... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chardonnay - The Much...


  • I have finally got my hands on some Californian WinesJustin 08 Justification 65% Cab Franc 35% Merlot - Paso RoblesZD 08 California Chardonnay - Napa ValleyGroth 07 Cabernet Sauvignon - Oakville Napa ValleyFlowers 08 Pinot Noir - Sonoma CoastI am keen to get opinions on what I should expect from these wines.Also what you would eat with these win... Read More

    Forum post in the topic California Wine


  • Yes, that is really me in the profile pic. P90X!Anyway, I just found out that I like wine. Who knew? I like Cabs the most. Drop me a note and say HI! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabs RULE!


  • Hey all. I'm a wine reviewer, and I just launched an article on some pretty great Rhone blends from Calcareous Vineyards, out of Paso Robles. Plus, I'm going to be attending a Rhone Rangers tasting in a couple of days, so I've got the region on my mind. What are some of your favorite Rhone grapes, regions (New or Old World), and producers? This ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Calling All Rhone People....


  • Yarra Ridge Eye Spy Shiraz 2008

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    Fresh raspberry and vanilla nose but strong alcohol. In the mouth, red berries, a little clove. A very simple wine; no complexity. Boring compared with the Cab/Merlot Eye Spy Read More

    Wine review by brinko99


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