Yarra Valley Vineyards region
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
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.
Visit the stunning Yearing Station www.yering.com
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
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. chateauyering.com.au
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
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
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