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    Yarra Valley Vineyards region

    Yarra Valley region of Victoria.

    The Yarra Valley region is of Victoria.
    Travel time from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley region is approximatley 90mins due to areas of outer Melbourne traffic.
    Travel distance: Yarra Valley region is 43klm to Yarra Glen from Melbourne

    Less than an hour drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is home to vineyards, fine dining and quaint accommodation, making it one of Melbourne's favourite weekend breaks. One of the most recognised vineyard and winery regions in Australia situated around Yarra Glen and surrounding Yarra Valley region.

    Things to do in the Yarra Valley include: Tuck into farm-fresh produce | Visit the region's famous cellar doors | Be pampered at a luxury day spa.

    Visit the vineyards
    The Yarra Valley is Victoria's oldest wine region, dating back to 1838, and has garnered a global reputation for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Visit the French-style cellar door at Dominique Portet Winery, which specialises in sparkling wine and has received rave reviews for its Fontaine Rosé. Experience a behind-the-scenes vineyard and winery tour at De Bortoli or enjoy a private wine tasting with cheese plates at Yering Station. The Yarra Valley is also known for its local breweries and artisan cider producers. Drop into Innocent Bystander, located in the former White Rabbit Brewery site in Healesville, or join a free tour of the Buckley's Brewery, also in Healesville. For a unique view of the valley, take to the skies on a hot air balloon ride. The one hour flight departs at sunrise, and ascends above rolling hills and corridors of vines. Afterwards, guests are served a champagne breakfast at Balgownie Estate.

    Yarra Valley

    Visit the stunning Yearing Station and Chateau Yering. Yering Station was established in 1838 by the pioneering Ryrie brothers who adopted the Aboriginal name “Yering” for their new station. In 1996 the Rathbone family purchased the property drawn to its natural beauty, history and the great promise of its wines. Today Yering Station is one of the jewels of the Yarra Valley region, attracting tourists and wine enthusiasts from around the globe. Recognised for its landmark winery/restaurant complex, the building sits harmoniously within the landscape of heritage architecture and the beautiful vineyards from which our winemakers craft award winning wines. Yearing Station photos

    Chateau Yering
    Chateau Yering
    In less than 60 minutes’ drive from Melbourne CBD and International airport, this gracious Victorian mansion sits grandly on a 250 acre estate. With sweeping views across the Yarra Valley and our heritage garden, we offer guests an exclusive and refined ambience to relax and unwind. The iconic Chateau Yering Hotel was reborn in 1997 as a gracious 5 star property. This historic homestead offers luxury accommodation, award winning dining at Eleonore’s Restaurant, and provides the perfect location for your next conference, wedding, special event or romantic getaway. Located close by are 2 private golf courses & 1 public golf course. Take advantage of our hotel memberships and enjoy a round. Public from $55.00 per person for 18 holes Private from $120—$150 per person for 18 holes.

    Sample local flavours
    The Yarra Valley is celebrated for its fresh produce, including freshwater salmon, trout and caviar, as well as handmade cheeses and preserves. Start the day with freshly baked muffins and coffee at Healesville Harvest. Head to Yarra Valley Dairy for a wide selection of artisan cheeses, and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, where you can choose from more than 250 chocolate products. Drop into Yarra Farm Fresh to sample the best locally grown Yarra Valley produce, such as cheeses, biscuits, cakes and chutneys, all under the one roof. Gourmands should make reservations for the five or eight course degustation at Ezard at Levantine Hill.

    Come face to face with Australian wildlife
    Visit Healesville Sanctuary to get up close to Australian native wildlife, including Tasmanian devils, dingoes, koalas and kangaroos. Hear the kookaburras or spot a lyrebird in the lush fern gullies and misty mountain ash forests of Dandenong Ranges National Park. Take a drive through to the charming village of Marysville, home to some of Victoria's most breathtaking waterfalls and walking trails. Walk through gentle hills, past rivers and into the mountains and forests, where wildlife abounds.


    Unwind in a day spa
    After a day of wine tasting, treat yourself to a luxurious pampering session at Piaf Day Spa. Set on a four hectare (10 acre) rainforest sanctuary, it has treatment rooms framed by spectacular views. Try the 90 minute Luminous Glow, which includes a rehydration facial, relaxing back massage and peppermint foot treatment. There are also couples packages and treatments that can be tailored to your needs.

    Domaine Chandon Barrel Room
    Domaine Chandon Barrel Room 727 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream, VIC 3770. Chandon flies the flag as the only Australian sparkling specialists with genuine French heritage. It all begins decades ago, when Moët & Chandon dared to dream differently, believing that the unknown could deliver brilliant opportunity. Produce superlative sparkling wines outside its hallowed French terroir? Mais bien sûr! During the mid-1980s, in a flash of serendipity, a team of Chandon’s wine whisperers struck gold at Green Point, an old dairy farm in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. The cool climate and great soil combined to make a picture-perfect home for Domaine Chandon. Since 1986, this is where Australia’s leading méthode traditionnelle producer has been confidently crafting sparkling and still wines that are stamped with the distinct style that is Chandon.

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