The city of Melbourne in Australia has a number of excellent wine bars, which offer opportunities spanning from exclusive food pairings and wine tastings to wine mastering classes. However, if you wish to have a different kind of experience and go even a step further, you will not be disillusioned. Learn, as well as explore the locally gown wines where they get produced but in a pocket-friendly manner as the Yarra Valley offers a distinguished and leisurely wine experience. So, check out the following finest wineries in Yarra Valley and enjoy an experience of a lifetime with your loved ones when you are traveling to Australia.
1. Yileena Park
A Cellar Door owned by a family, Yileena Park is a vineyard and a winery situated in the charming Yileena Valley. It takes just about 60 minutes to reach here from Melbourne by car. Set in 1998, this huge vineyard is situated at the bottom of the majestic Christmas Hills and on a north facing slope thus keeping the place protected and cool. Climb the staircase to access the warm and inviting wine tasting room furnished with a lovely granite bar, a beautiful Victorian mantle, and an open fireplace among others. French doors of this room open onto a huge deck with mesmerizing views of the vineyard. It is an ideal spot to enjoy a glass of their wine accompanied by a delicious cheese platter.
Address: 271 Steels Creek Rd, Yarra Glen VIC 3775, Australia
Website: Yileena Park
Opening hours. Mon - Sun: 11 am - 5 pm
2. Zonzo Estate
Welcome to Zonzo Estate - a popular winery, restaurant, and a preferred wedding destination in the beautiful Yarra Valley of Australia. In fact, it is the ideal venue to host any kind of special event. Seasoned winemaker Caroline Mooney and Kate Goodman have helped the owners to restore huge areas of the vine so that Zonzo Estate wines can be created. The wine here tastes even better when you are present here in person with your loved ones. So, why not take an entire day off and visit this charming estate? The restaurant offers traditional Italian dishes and features communal tables, lovely vineyard views, and a fireplace.
Address: 957 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Yarra Glen VIC 3775, Australia
Website: Zonzo Estate
Opening hours. Wed - Thurs: 12 pm - 4 pm; Fri: 12 pm - 9 pm; Sat - Sun: 11:30 am - 8 pm
Average price for two people.16 - 35 USD
3. Maddens Rise
Maddens Rise is a lovely winery and is sure to catch your attention. After all, curiosity is bound to build up in the vast space and its peculiar yet modern cellar doors. The communal table here is a long one giving an opportunity to the visitors to chat with other wine enthusiasts and discuss their wonderful experiences. Enjoy generous portions of wine tasting that offer an opportunity to savor both reserved and new wines.
Address: Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC 3770, Australia
Website: Maddens Rise
Opening hours.Thurs - Mon: 11 am - 5 pm
Average price for two people.
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4. Dominique Portet Winery
The Portet family has been in the winemaking business for 10 generations now. Plus, they started at Bordeaux’ Chateau Lafite, giving them knowledge about wine like no other. The cellar door here has a feel of the French countryside while its lovely terrace café offers light refreshment and mesmerizing views of the ranges. The winery also sells La Boutique products, which are basically French-styled items. The quality of wine here is exceptionally good while the serene and pristine landscape of Yarra Valley is truly picturesque.
Dominique Portet Winery
Address: 870 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC 3770, Australia
Website: Dominique Portet Winery
Opening hours. Sun - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
Average price for two people. 86.06 USD
5. TarraWarra Estate
Known for its exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines, TarraWarra Estate is internationally famous for its unmatched wine tasting and fine restaurant. So, spend an entire day at this charming winery in Yarra Valley and sample the exemplary wines at their Cellar Door. You can wrap up your tour by enjoying a delicious meal at the restaurant. It is a brightly lit modern restaurant set in the winery that doles out innovative and contemporary Australian dishes.
Address: 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Yarra Glen VIC 3775, Australia
Website: TarraWarra Estate
Opening hours.Tues - Sun 11 am - 5 pm
Average price for two people. 36 - 70 USD
6. Pimpernel Vineyards
Located centrally in the Yarra Valley, this family-run vineyard is only 58 km (36.03 mi) from Melbourne’s Central Business District. The vineyard welcomes visitors to come to their Cellar Door and sample a range of high-quality wines. Visitors and wine enthusiasts will also get a chance to discuss winemaking with people who are involved in the process. Pimpernel Vineyards in the Yarra Valley grows a fantastic range of superior quality Australian wines and is a family-run winery. Since the winery is not very big, visitors get personalized attention while touring the vineyard or during the wine tasting exercise.
Address: 6 Hill Rd, Coldstream VIC 3770, Australia
Website: Pimpernel Vineyards
Opening hours.Thurs - Fri: 11 am - 4.30 pm; Sat: 11 am - 5 pm; Sun: 11 am - 4.30 pm
7. Corniola Wines
Nestled in the charming Yarra Valley, Corniola Wines is a boutique vineyard operated and owned by a family. Known for its fine quality handcrafted wines, the vineyard is only 7 km (4.34 mi) from Yarra Glen, a historic town and only an hour’s drive from the bustling city of Melbourne. Feel at home in it’s smaller and comfy Cellar Door where visitors get a personal and intimate experience of wine tasting in a friendly and informal atmosphere.
Address: 100 Wills Rd, Dixons Creek VIC 3775, Australia
Website: Corniola Wines
Opening hours.Sun - Sat: 10:30 am - 5 pm
8. Rochford Wines Yarra Valley
Rochford Wine, a family-owned vineyard is famous for being an excellent restaurant and winery in the Yarra Valley. Situated in a peaceful and scenic location, the winery and vineyard feature the renowned Isabella’s Restaurant, a shop, and a cellar door along with a lakeside deck, amphitheater, a pavilion, and a conservatory. The site hosts fantastic outdoor concerts, wine festivals, summer food fests, and an array of other interesting events and functions.
Rochford Wines Yarra Valley
Address: 878-880 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC 3770, Australia
Website: Rochford Wines Yarra Valley
Opening hours.Mon - Fri: 9 am - 5 pm; Sat - Sun: 9 am - 6 pm
9. Yering Farm Wines
Yering Farm boasts a rich history for its superb wines and a picturesque location in the Yarra Valley. The ancient hay shed has undergone a complete transformation and is now a lovely Cellar Door, which features the original signage of ‘Yeringa Vineyard’ near its entrance. Enjoy charming vistas of the famous Yarra Valley from the entire property as you linger with your chosen wine and their signature platter on a spacious verandah or by the fire.
Yering Farm Wines
Address: St Huberts Rd, Yering VIC 3770, Australia
Website: Yering Farm Wines
Opening hours. Mon - Sun: 10 am - 5 pm
Average price for two people. 100.41 USD
10. Fergusson Winery & Restaurant
Located at the Yarra Valley’s northern end, the Fergusson Winery and Restaurant is known for its innumerable gnarled vines. The same family has been operating this estate for over three decades now. The contemporary restaurant serves local wines and Australian delicacies in a rustic dining area featuring mesmerizing vineyard views. It has a relaxed setting where guests can enjoy delightful diverse provincial dishes with a perfect combination of wines.
Fergusson Winery & Restaurant
Address: 82 Wills Rd, Yarra Glen VIC 3775, Australia
Website: Fergusson Winery & Restaurant
Opening hours.Mon - Sun: 11 am - 4:30 pm
Average price for two people. 57.38 USD
Visit these wonderful wineries in Yarra Valley
If you are a wine enthusiast and looking for a relaxed and unique wine tasting experience in Australia while not being very far off from Melbourne, look no further. These wineries in the Yarra Valley have been hand-picked especially for you to make your life easy.
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