First winery stop today? Premium Yarra Valley Winery

First winery stop today?  Premium Yarra Valley winery with the oldest vineyard in the state of Victoria, about an hour drive from Melbourne.

Set within stunning architecture, Yering’s signature restaurant overlooks expansive and magnificent views of the Yarra Ranges. Yarra Yering was established in 1969 at the foot of the Warramate Hills in Victoria’s Yarra Valley by Dr Bailey Carrodus.

 

IMG_2509A visionary, Dr Bailey Carrodus was ideally qualified to become a great vigneron. He named his vineyard Yarra Yering and in 1973 produced his first vintage. Yarra Yering quickly gained an international reputation for quality and individuality and for the next 35 years Dr Carrodus made wines to great critical and commercial success.

The cellar door is open for wine tasting 7 days a week at this, one of the oldest and most beautiful Yarra Valley vineyards.

Vineyard management places the emphasis on sustainability, hand picking, hand pruning and cropping at low levels to produce intensely flavoured fruit with great colour and high levels of natural acidity.

 

IMG_2526White wines included Yering Station Sauvignon Blanc, Marsanne, Viognier, Roussanne, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.  For red wine lovers, he winemaking team is renowned for its Pinot Noir Rosé E.D. (Extra Dry) first released in 1997.

The principal characteristic of the Yarra Valley is its cool temperature in comparison to the rest of Australia.  It is Australia’s best-known cool climate region which is ideal for producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, my favourite!

The Yarra Valley has variable and long growing seasons, encouraging the expressive, distinctive varietal flavour and complex structure for which Yering Station is renowned.

 

IMG_2528The original 30 acre vineyard has gradually been expanded to just on 70 acres of vines with a broad range of varieties from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir through to Cabernet and Shiraz to Portuguese varieties planted on terraces at the top of the vineyard.

Yering Station’s Head Chef, Laura Webb-James, created an incredibly tempting and delicious menu for our lunch today that made the most of the fresh, seasonal produce available from the region. The full range of Yering Station wines were featured on the wine list alongside exclusive property releases and a diverse selection of wines from the Rathbone Wine Group stable.

 

IMG_2510We loved watching guests depart from the helicopter pad- a true rock star experience!

The Rathbone Family

Cindy Ferrie

Cindy Ferrie Marketing Strategist