Being an hour’s drive away from Melbourne’s central business district, Yarra Valley is one of the best places to go for a getaway, especially if you’re a wine lover. With its cool and relaxing climate, Yarra Valley offers some of the best environments to grow grapes, and this is why this region is well known for its range of classics like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and a few other wines.
With 160 wineries and cellars doors to boast, there’s no shortage of places to visit to take your wine-tasting day to a whole new level. Today, we want to talk about a few Yarra Valley wineries that you should visit if you truly want to make the most out of the experience:
1. Giant Steps
If you’re looking for a truly magical experience, look for Giant Steps. This winery has a cellar door built inside their winery that’s separated by walls of glass. In there, you will find a barrel hall tasting room, allowing you to surround yourself with the winemaking process while you taste the fruits of the winemaker’s labour.
2. Helen’s Hill
As a family-owned and operated vineyard and cellar door, this place is a must-visit if you are looking for that up close and personal insight into the winemaking process. You might just learn a thing or two you never knew about wine! Of course, when it comes to tasting, Helen’s Hill does not disappoint. From Chardonnay to Shiraz and more, there’s plenty to treat your tastebuds to.
3. Sir Paz Estate
For picture-perfect sceneries for your social media, why not visit Sir Paz Estate. This stunning winery resting on a beautiful hilltop chateau not only looks fantastic but offers you a 360 view of the valley. Just as spectacular as the view, fortunately for you, is their fine. Thanks to the rich, red volcanic soil, you just know that the wines you’re about to taste will be absolutely amazing.
4. Yering Station
Being around for nearly 200 years, Yering Station is Yarra Valley’s oldest winery. Thanks to its rich history and heritage, it has become a favourite for many visitors. Of course, the wine here is also absolutely stunning, and also offers a restaurant called the Wine Bar restaurant that can ensure you are satisfied in terms of both food and wine!
5. Corniola Wines
Another family-owned and operated vineyard and winery found in Yarra Valley is the Corniola Wines winery. This is a small winery, meaning that you will only find small quantities of wine. However, these wines are all that you want from premium handcrafted wines. Pair that with the personalised and intimate atmosphere, the one you taste here will be a memory to be remembered.
There are a ton of other wineries and cellar doors you can find here in Yarra Valley, from Steel Gates Wines to Domaine Chandon. Again, there are over a hundred places you can go to for good wine here, so you won’t run out of options. That being said, we’ve listed a few here that you should definitely give a go, and we promise that you will enjoy nothing less but the best time of your life!
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