Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is renowned for excellent local produce, award winning restaurants and a wide range of bed and breakfast and boutique accommodation experiences.

Map- Yarra Valley wine region VictoriaLocation and drive-time

Located 50 kilometres east of Melbourne, the Yarra Valley wine region is a one hour drive away, by Rolls Royce or another car from our luxury range.

Wine styles

The Yarra Valley wine region is famous for its:

  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Noir
  • Shiraz
  • VineyardCabernet Sauvignon.

History, landscape and climate

The Yarra Valley was a world-famous winemaking region in the 1800s and the first part of the 1900s, until wartime conditions intervened. A resurgence has taken place since the 1960s and this is now one of Victoria’s premier tourist destination and a centre for winemaking tradition and expertise.

Lying in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, the landscape is rolling hills with soils ranging from grey-brown sandy loams to rich, red volcanic soils. The climate is Mediterranean, with cooling breezes in the heat of summer and winter days that are degrees warmer than in the city of Melbourne.Wine Cellars

Example Wine Tour Itinerary

This itinerary may be varied to suit your interests.

  • Leave Melbourne city hotel at 9.30 am
  • Travel to Healesville via the Warburton Highway
  • Cellar Tour at Domaine Chandon
  • Visit 2 other wineries
  • Lunch at restaurant chosen to suit your tastes
  • Wine and Cheese Tasting in the afternoon, at 2 or 3 more Cellars – again chosen to suit your tastes
  • Return to your city hotel by 5.30 pm.
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