Yarra Yering Winery and Cellar Door

Yarra Yering Winery and Cellar Door


Posted 2023-07-31 by Tricia Ziemerfollow
The oldest winery in the Yarra Valley.

A favourite destination for a day out of Melbourne is a trip out to the Yarra Valley for wine tasting. But have you ever stopped at the very first winery established in the valley in 1838 by two Scottish lads, the Ryrie brothers? They planted two varieties on about 43 acres. The Yering Winery.

It has changed hands several times and every new owner has enhanced the place with style and elegance. In 1850, Swiss-French immigrant, Paul de Castella purchased it and added another 50 acres planting it with vines from all over the world. He then built the historically listed Wine House, which is now their massive cellar door.

It is currently being groomed into greatness known throughout the world by the Rathbone Family. Their most famous release to date is their SCARLETT wine, which was awarded 99 points by James Halliday in the Wine Companion. It was named after the renowned Viticulturist, Nathan Scarlett.

According to their marketing, "While establishing our portfolio of still wines, Darren Rathbone was also building Yarrabank - a joint venture with French house Champagne Devaux first born in 1996. Produced in methode traditionelle, Yarrabank reflects centuries-old tradition from Champagne balanced by modern Yarra Valley winemaking. Yarrabank has gone on to be celebrated as a premium reflection of Australian sparkling wine."

It has the best bubbles.

The property now has the added benefit of a stunning restaurant with magnificent floor-to-ceiling views of the Yarra Valley. This is a wonderful venue to bring a big group to share and enjoy or just have an intimate table of two.

And on a sunny day the terrace is the place to be.

They accommodate all with excellent service and food. Reservations are essential! You can book online at Yering Winery website

They are open seven days a week for lunch except for Christmas and lunch runs till 3 pm. They do have two seatings for lunch early and a late lunch.

The service is incredibly attentive, and nothing is too much trouble.

Arrive early, as if you are over 15 minutes late, there can be a queue so you might lose your booking. So don't get lost in wine tasting along the way, first feed then wine taste.

Well, when you are this popular and the food and wine is at this level of excellence, you can afford to keep a tight ship running for everyone. It does have a 5 Star rating.

There is a wonderful variety for either 2 courses at $75 per person or 3 courses at $90 per person. Children under 10 are $40 per child with all their favourite eats.

And their cheeses from local producers are divine and a meal by itself.

It has stunning sculpted gardens to explore and stretch your legs. You can get some stunning photographs and selfies. You can take your dog on the lead for a stroll anywhere on the grounds.

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