The wineries of the Yarra Valley, welcome visitors to experience high-quality hand-crafted wines in earthy cellar doors surrounds. Where the person pouring your wine, could also be the winemaker. Now that’s a knowledgeable experience you will appreciate.
In addition to wine-tasting throughout the year, some Yarra Valley Wineries hold special events like concerts, opera and festivals. A number of the wineries also have restaurants or intimate cafes and some provide overnight accommodation.
The Yarra Valley Wine Region is conveniently located along what I consider to be a Wine corridor, making all within a few minutes’ drive from one another. As with any wine experience, make sure you take the drive along this unique stretch of wineries with a responsibly and a designate a driver.
Being such a picturesque region, the mode of transport to be used to experience the region is your legs. Take one of the many trail walks or a bike ride through fern gullies and mountain ash that will take your breath away . For a little more grandeur take a hot balloon ride and there are a number of day spas and therapy treatments throughout.
So let us help you see what makes the Yarra Valley a must experience. We let each winery and vineyard showcase the quality and flavour of its wine (Chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wines dominate, but their is an excellent examples of Shiraz, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc). An intrinsic part of some them is to provide you with finest produce and ambient dining in some of the most picturesque settings in our state.
Why not arrange a tour to the Yarra Valley Wineries cellar door with one of the tourism operators who offer tours to the Yarra Valley.
Towns within the Yarra Valley Wine Region
Situated just North-East of Melbourne is Yarra Glen, where some of the best Yarra Valley wineries surround the Yarra Glen township. While visiting any of the many wineries in the region, remember to take in surrounding natural beauty, which makes this region unique.
There is a great deal of local produce used in restaurants in Yarra Glen and the farmers market is where you can buy and taste the freshest local produce. Looking for a little more Yarra Glen race course plays host to Horse and Harness meets throughout the year which are always a great day out for all involved. Or visit the region’s only pioneer farm; enjoy your surroundings as cattle, sheep and horses roam the property at will, adding to the atmosphere.
Located just under an hour from Melbourne and right in the centre of the Yarra Valley food and wine district, Healesville is a popular tourist destination because of its world-renowned animal sanctuary. The Sanctuary is famous around the world for its Australian native species display, with over 200 different varieties, ranging from kangaroos, emus, platypus and wombats right through the birds of prey. Spread over 30 magnificent hectares of native species of fauna, this enables the animals to live in their natural environment. The town also boasts a number of restaurants, cafes, antique shops, galleries and street markets featuring the works of local artists from works of pottery right through to pieces of jewellery