TarraWarra Estate: The Quintessential Yarra Valley Experience
Address: 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen 3775
Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinor Noir Rose, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Merlot,
The old blends with the new in the best possible way at the TarraWarra Estate, where you can enjoy looking out over heritage vineyards planted originally in 1983 from the comfort of their recently built modern cellar door and restaurant.
TarraWarra Estate extends the deluxe atmosphere of their estate from their restaurant architecture right through to their fine dining experience, through which they offer set menu lunches for small groups up to 10 people. Then there’s the wine, of course, which ranges between world-class premium tipples to slightly more approachable mid-level ranges.
All in all, the modern-meets-heritage mix makes for an experience that visitors won’t soon forget.
TarraWarra Estate has something for almost everyone in their broad range, which is set out in 3 tiers. Their Estate Range is the most approachable starting out at $25 a bottle, and features an unmissable entry-level Pinot Noir that, despite its low price tag, is superb quality.
In their Single Block Range, TarraWarra Estate goes a little outside of the box with their Rousanne Marsanne Viognier, which is definitely worth the try. But Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is really where they shine, so it’s no surprise these two blends steal the show in their third tier, the Reserve Range. If you’re willing to set down $110 for a bottle, their 2012 MDB Pinot Noir is something truly special.
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As mentioned, TarraWarra Estate really set the tone from the get go with their modern architecture-designed building. It’s a setting that effortlessly highlights the premium quality of food and wine selection, while also treating guests to breathtaking views of valleys and vines.
What we like
It’s fantastic to have everything in one spot, and that’s exactly the luxury that TarraWarra Estate affords. If for some reason you only had time to go to one spot on the Yarra Valley, this is such a quintessential representation of the region that it would be perfect.
Plus you can enjoy a brilliant cellar door tasting, top-class wine, fine dining, beautiful views, and even an art museum all on the one site.
What we don’t like
With so much to experience this isn’t just somewhere you want to quickly stop into on your way somewhere else, and may be worth visiting on a day without any other stops planned.