Yering Station: Victoria’s First Vineyard
Address: 38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775, VIC
Varieties: Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rose, Cuvee, Cold Pressed Riesling
It’s impossible to talk about the Yarra Valley winery scene without mentioning Yering Station. Built in 1838 as Victoria’s premier vineyard, it’s still going strong as a major point of interest for visitors from right across Australia and even the world.
What makes this vineyard so special? The historical aspect is one thing, as is the sheer size of the estate which allows you to stretch out and make your own space in their store, tasting room or restaurant. The exceptional level of service they offer guests adds to the atmosphere as well.
But really, it’s all of these elements and more that create the Yering Station experience as a whole, and make it a must for anyone paying a visit to the Yarra Valley.
From your classic cool-climate favourites through to bigger style reds, Yering Station prides itself on having a really diverse and extensive range. Because of that, and the many awards they’ve won, it’s near impossible to choose a favourite – but in saying that, their Yarrabank Sparkling is one of their notable signature blends that is well worth the try.
As one of the bigger establishments you can expect to pay for a tasting at the bar, or, of course, you can leave it to the team at Wine Compass to arrange your hosted tasting for you.
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As is expected from this world-class wine region, the Yering Station features perfectly manicured lawns that add to the stunningly sophisticated environment of the estate. You can explore via the winding pathway and enjoy the contrast between one of the most historical buildings on the Yarra Valley where tastings are held, and their ultra-modern restaurant.
What we like
Yering Station is a true showcase of what the Australian wine industry is capable of. It has historic significance that can’t be downplayed, but it’s not stuck in the past by any means. Without impacting on its heritage, the owners of Yering Station keep the estate rolling forward with impressive and modern facilities, making it a pleasure to visit.
What we don’t like
It’s almost impossible to find something not to like about Yering Station. It’s a landmark for Yarra Valley and it strikes an impressive balance that can appeal to a wide scope of visitors.