Yarra Valley, Australia
Victoria is Australia’s most densely populated state. It features some of the most beautiful scenes, fine wineries, pristine shoreline, and some of Australia’s friendliest critters. Yering Station, in the Yarra Valley, is said to be Victoria’s First Vineyard!
In the 1850s, the Ryrie brothers bought 43,000 acres of land and named it ‘Yering’. The brothers used the land for cattle, but also planted two grape varieties. In the 1850s, Paul de Castella bought the land, got rid of the cattle, and began growing a vineyard. In 1996, the Rathbone family purchased the property, as they were drawn to its beautiful landscape. The family still owns and operates the winery, producing quality wines while protecting the environment.
Yering Station features a cellar door and a restaurant, they also host many events, including weddings. A visit to the cellar door will provide you with a complimentary tasting at the bar. Choose from a range of wine and purchase some bottles to take home! At the end of your tasting, shop at their small gift shop, where you can buy locally made jams, snacks and treats.
If you’re looking for more than a tasting, you can visit the restaurant, which overlooks the gorgeous Yarra Ranges. The restaurant features a French chef who creates dishes that pair perfectly with Yering Station wines.
Visit their official website to help plan your visit!