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Yarra Valley wineries & other attractions reviews

The Yarra Valley is renowned as one of Australia’s finest cool climate regions. There is a wide range of red and white grape varieties available. Some of the stand-out varieties include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris in white and Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz in red

Yarra Valley wineries also offers some of the best views and gardens you are likely to find and some fabulous dining options. Below is just a taste of a few of our favourites and check out our Yarra Valley tours page to visit:

Alchemy Distillers

A standout distillery, offering unexpected and carefully crafted spirits in the heart of Healesville. Friendly service, cool set up and winning beer garden make it a great place to kick back. Alchemy Distillers review.

Coldstream Brewery sign

Coldstream Brewery

The perfect example of a country brewery. With over 10 years experience making handcrafted beer and cider you must visit the home of the Shivering Man in the Yarra Valley. Coldstream Brewery review

Coldstream Dairy

Simple and unpretentious, Coldstream Dairy make a wide range of quality cheese in a range of styles. Coldstream Dairy review.

Coldstream Hills

Enjoy breathtaking views of  the Great Dividing Range, while sampling premium Yarra Valley wines in a relaxed and welcoming cellar door.  Coldstream Hills review.

Coombe Farm – Melba Estate

A family owned vineyard with great cellar door experience. A picturesque setting with a lovely regional selection, all on an historic Victorian estate.  Coombe Farm – Melba Estate review.

De Bortoli Wines

At their cellar door in the Yarra Valley, they have done a good job of creating an experience that doesn’t feel like a production line feel like some large wineries. The cellar door isn’t huge and the service is personable. De Bortoli Wines review.

Domaine Chandon

Sister vineyard to the french Moet and Chandon, this is a great place to enjoy a glass of sparkling and enjoy the magnificent setting. The busiest and most popular winery in the Yarra Valley, but for good reason. Domaine Chandon review.

Dominique Portet

Run by father and son duo – 10th and 9th generational winemakers – Dominique Portet adds something truly special to the Yarra Valley. Particularly famous for their sparkling Rose.  Dominique Portet review.

Four Pillars Distillery

Four Pillars are at the forefront of the local gin and spirit movement, with an educational experience that isn’t too formal and focusses on flavour. A standout to the region. Four Pillars review.

Giant Steps

Featuring a newly refocussed cellar door and restaurant experience, but with the same excellent single vineyard wines as their flagship and mission statement it’s a great stop in any itinerary. Giant Steps review.

Greenstone Vineyards

A laidback, unpretentious winery with rolling hills for picnicking and enjoying a glass of wine. Offers a range of Heathcote grown wines in addition to local Yarra Valley products. Greenstone Vineyards review.

Hanrahan Estate

With hillside vines evoking the Cote Rotie, and a classic timber barn cellar, Hanrahan produces great Yarra Valley wines in a setting that feels like it could be somewhere else. Hanrahan’s unique dining setup makes them a stand out tour destination. Read more in our Hanrahan Estate review.

Helen & Joey Estate

A relaxing and casual cellar door surrounded by vines and views that will leaving you speechless, Helen & Joey Estate is just the place to unwind at the end of a long day of tasting your way through the Yarra Valley. Read more in our Helen & Joey Estate review.

Helen's Hill cellar door

Helen’s Hill

Nicely situated in a bush setting near the vines at Helen’s Hill, the cellar door is spacious with a large deck. The atmosphere is friendly and casual, with wines to suit most tastes and price points.   Helen’s Hill review.

Innocent Bystander

Situated in Healesville town, this isn’t actually situated on a vineyard, but is a really cool space in the old White Rabbit Brewery site. There is a cellar door, providore and restaurant. The tastings are pretty relaxed and the food is casual Italian & Spanish style.  Innocent Bystander review.

Kellybrook Winery, Cider & Brewery

The closest Yarra Valley winery to Melbourne, offering  a broad selection of reds, whites, and sparkling varieties as well as cider and beer. A picturesque and bustling picnic spot, read more in our Kellybrook review.

 

Killara Estate

This is one of our new favourite stops for fun groups as it combines, relaxed and fun vibes, amazing views, generous Italian feasts and lovely wines Killara Estate review.

Mandala & DiVino Ristorante

A love of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay led to planting 10 ten acres of grapes nearly 15 years ago and Mandala was born. Teaming up with DiVino for casual lunch options it’s one of our favourite stops on any tour. Mandala and Divino review.

Many Hands Winery

A family run winery serving Italian wood fired pizzas Many Hands feels like a home away from home. Specialising in Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon/Franc, you’ll be surrounded by vine views and warm hospitality. Many Hands Winery review.

Meletos dining room

Meletos

A stunning venue even from the drive in Meletos is a bright and airy space that delivers amazing food in a busy, but fun setting. The food here is a take on modern Australian with an Italian twist, nothing too fancy, but good honest food and plenty of it. Meletos review.

Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse

With roots in Victorian orchards since the 1940s, Napoleone has built on a tradition that is enjoying great success in the current resurgence of craft beers and cider popularity. With some world-class beverages, they share a space with a great casual restaurant Meletos. Read more in our Napoleone Brewery review.

Oakridge Winery

A premier Yarra Valley destination for over three decades, they have remained a leading producer of fantastic wines and homegrown cuisine. Read our Oakridge profile Oakridge Winery review.

Payten & Jones

Our new favourite and a cellar door we are so glad we have discovered. As you have gathered, it’s different, it’s friendly, the wines are delicious (and different) and it’s just cool. Highly recommended a visit here. Payten & Jones

Pimpernel Vineyards

Incredibly well made wines across a range of varieties, this estate and their products are a wine-lover’s dream. Read our Pimpernel Vineyards revew for more information.

Rob Dolan tasting

Rob Dolan

Rob Dolan Wines is one of the closest wineries to Melbourne, located in Warrandyte South. It’s a perfect spot for a trip out of Melbourne that won’t take all day. A lovely place to spend an afternoon, there is a beautiful homestead, where the cellar door and function centre are located, overlooking a lovely lawn and vines. Rob Dolan Wines

Rochford

Home to “A Day On The Green”, this is a larger winery to accomodate the crowds for their musical acts. They have a strong and varied tasting list and a large restaurant with high-end modern cuisine. Read our Rochford Estate review.

Seville Estate dining room

Seville Estate

Off the beaten track in the Upper Yarra Valley, this is a real hidden gem.  The fit-out is modern and stunning and somehow fits in perfectly with the very Australian surrounds. The wines here are highly regarded and highly awarded. Couple that with the refined restaurant and it all adds up to a real class act. Seville Estate.

Soumah of the Yarra Valley

A really interesting range of wines means Soumah has a unique and compelling wine tasting – and then they knock you over with a fantastic dining experience. Check out more in our Soumah review.

Squitchy Lane deck

Squitchy Lane

Small and friendly, with top quality wines, Squitchy Lane is a little known gem in the back blocks of Gruyere. The wines are some of the most awarded in The Valley. Walking into the small cellar door, it has a homely feel with a great view. Squitchy Lane.

TarraWarra Estate

TarraWarra is the gold standard for Yarra Valley wine experiences; combining an excellent cellar door with premier dining and a destination art gallery. With a comprehensive range of wines there is something for everyone. Check out the TarraWarra Estate review for more.

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

A paradise for lovers of chocolate, with a chocolate-making workshop, café and ice creamery on site, and a sunny lawn to enjoy their treats. Check out our profile of Yarra Valley Chocolaterie review.

Yarra Valley Dairy

This bustling nook has become a staple part of the Yarra Valley experience, and a welcome respite between wine tastings. Take a look at our profile of Yarra Valley Dairy review.

Yarra Yering

A small and intimate cellar door experience that lets you focus on the super premium wines on offer. With a big range and a big history, there is a lot to learn from a visit. Read our Yarra Yering review.

Yering Farm

With an incredibly friendly team running shop, your visit to Yering Farm is sure to be a relaxed and enjoyable one. Their estate includes both a vineyard for growing wine and an orchard from which they create their own pink lady apple cider – a must try! View our Yering Farm review to find out more.

Yering Station

Yering Station has the oldest wine heritage in the region, and they have periodically built on that legacy to include new fantastic wines, a premium cellar door experience and some true luxury dining with a view. Read more in our Yering Station review.

Yileena Park

The epitome of good hospitality, where the winemaking duo treat you to their wines in view of spectacular landscape, and a taste of some homemade delicacies as well. Read our Yileena Park review profile.

 

Zonzo

Zonzo has recently purchased the Train Trak vineyard, which means they are working on their exciting debut vintage. Their existing restaurant also serves excellent Italian sharing fare including wood fired pizza and antipasti platters. Read more with our Zonzo review.

De Bortoli

This is the largest and most well known winery in the region, but don’t think mass produced wines and no atmosphere. A lovely selection of some of the regions best wines, knowledgeable and passionate staff, cheese tasting and an all round good vibe, make this a really worthwhile stop. Also has a nice restaurant using local produce.

Immerse

A smaller winery in a picturesque setting including a rose garden and small lake. One of our favourite restaurants in the Yarra Valley. We liked it so much, we got married and e

Maddens Rise

A recently revamped cellar door has led this small winery to become a popular destination for tours. A nice and friendly set-up that offers a show case of some of the regions best entry level wines. Particular favourites are the rose and pink fizz as well as their moscato. Also a good range of red and whites

This is a list of some of our most visited Yarra Valley wineries. There are many more and we will keep updating this page with more winery profiles

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