Australian Wines of the Yarra Valley

Australian Wines of the Yarra Valley

14 products
    14 products
    Yering Station Pinot Noir 2018
    Yering Station
    €18,50
    Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 2017
    Yarra Yering
    €68,00
    Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir 2021
    Hoddles Creek Estate
    €25,00
    Giant Steps Primavera Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021
    Giant Steps
    €42,50
    Yarra Yering Dry Red No 2. 2016
    Yarra Yering
    €67,50
    Yering Station Village Shiraz 2017
    Yering Station
    €17,00
    Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
    Giant Steps
    €42,00
    Yarra Yering Chardonnay 2017
    Yarra Yering
    €59,00
    Yering Station Village Chardonnay 2018
    Yering Station
    €17,50
    Mount Mary Yarra Valley Quintet 2018
    Mount Mary Vineyard
    €110,00

    The Yarra Valley stands as a beacon of excellence in the world of winemaking. Renowned for its picturesque landscapes, cool climate, and innovative approach to viticulture, this region has earned its place as one of Australia's premier wine destinations. From its rolling hills and verdant vineyards to its award-winning wineries and gastronomic delights, the Yarra Valley offers a truly unforgettable experience for wine enthusiasts and travelers alike.

    A Historical Legacy

    The history of winemaking in the Yarra Valley dates back to the 19th century when European settlers first recognized the region's potential for grape cultivation. However, it wasn't until the 1960s and 70s that the modern era of Yarra Valley winemaking truly began to take shape. Pioneering winemakers, inspired by the region's cool climate and fertile soils, began planting vines and experimenting with new grape varieties. This spirit of innovation and experimentation continues to define the Yarra Valley's winemaking ethos to this day.

    Terroir and Climate

    The Yarra Valley's unique terroir is integral to the exceptional quality of its wines. The region's cool climate, influenced by its proximity to the ocean and the nearby Great Dividing Range, provides ideal conditions for growing a diverse range of grape varieties. This cool climate, coupled with the valley's elevation and well-drained soils, results in wines that are characterized by their elegance, complexity, and vibrant acidity.

    Climate and Altitude

    The Yarra Valley is one of Australia's coolest wine regions, with varying altitudes that help to create different microclimates throughout the large area. 

    The Yarra Valley is a vast region surrounding the Yarra River. It’s divided into the Lower Yarra and Upper Yarra. The Great Dividing Range borders it to the north and the Dandenong Ranges to the south.

    Growing Season Rainfall - 559MM
    Mean Temperature - 18.9C

    Altitude - 17 - 1338M

    The Yarra Valley's cool climate is well-suited to producing elegant, refined wines with vibrant acidity and expressive fruit flavors. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive in this environment, producing wines of exceptional complexity and finesse. Chardonnays from the Yarra Valley are renowned for their crisp acidity, balanced by creamy textures and notes of stone fruit and citrus. Meanwhile, Pinot Noirs exhibit delicate aromas of red berries, earthy undertones, and silky tannins, showcasing the region's ability to craft wines of unparalleled elegance.

    Wines from the Region

    Chardonnay

    Chardonnay reigns supreme as the flagship grape variety of the Yarra Valley. Known for its purity of fruit, crisp acidity, and delicate balance, Yarra Valley Chardonnay is celebrated for its ability to express the region's terroir with finesse and sophistication. Whether unoaked and fruit-forward or rich and creamy from barrel fermentation, Yarra Valley Chardonnay offers a diverse range of styles to suit every palate.

    Pinot Noir

    Pinot Noir thrives in the cool climate and diverse terroir of the Yarra Valley. Elegant, aromatic, and nuanced, Yarra Valley Pinot Noir exhibits flavors of red berries, spice, and earth, with silky tannins and a long, lingering finish. From the sun-drenched slopes of the valley floor to the cooler, higher-altitude vineyards of the upper Yarra, each vineyard site imparts its own unique characteristics to the wine, resulting in a kaleidoscope of flavors and textures.

    Innovation and Excellence

    The Yarra Valley is home to a vibrant community of winemakers who are constantly pushing the boundaries of traditional winemaking techniques. From small, family-owned boutique wineries to larger, internationally renowned estates, each producer brings their own unique perspective and approach to winemaking. Whether it's experimenting with wild fermentations, exploring biodynamic farming practices, or embracing minimal intervention winemaking, innovation is at the heart of everything they do.

    Winemakers of the Region

    Giant Steps / Innocent Bystander

    Giant Steps and its sister label, Innocent Bystander, are iconic names in Yarra Valley winemaking, synonymous with quality, innovation, and a pioneering spirit. Led by winemaker Steve Flamsteed, Giant Steps is renowned for its single-vineyard wines that showcase the diversity of the region's terroir. From the rich, volcanic soils of the valley floor to the rocky slopes of the surrounding hills, each wine tells a unique story of time and place. Meanwhile, Innocent Bystander delights wine lovers with its approachable and fruit-forward wines, perfect for everyday enjoyment. Together, these two labels represent the best of the Yarra Valley, pushing boundaries and redefining what Australian wine can be.

    Mount Mary

    At Mount Mary, tradition is at the heart of everything they do. The estate's flagship wine, the Quintet, is a Bordeaux-style blend that has garnered international acclaim for its balance, finesse, and ability to age gracefully. Crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, the Quintet epitomizes the timeless elegance and sophistication of Mount Mary's winemaking philosophy.

    In addition to the Quintet, Mount Mary produces a range of single varietal wines, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz, each showcasing the distinctive characteristics of their vineyard sites. These wines are crafted with meticulous attention to detail, from hand-harvesting the grapes to aging them in French oak barrels, resulting in wines of exceptional purity, depth, and complexity.

    Yarra Yerring

    Founded in 1969 by Dr. Bailey Carrodus, Yarra Yering is one of the Yarra Valley's most iconic wineries, known for its pioneering spirit and uncompromising commitment to quality.  One of the hallmarks of Yarra Yering is its focus on crafting single-block wines that showcase the unique characteristics of their vineyard sites. From the iconic Dry Red No. 1, a Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, to the fragrant and aromatic Dry Red No. 2, made from Shiraz, Yarra Yering's wines are a true expression of their terroir and the vision of their founder.