Just a short drive from Melbourne, the wineries of Yarra Valley provide an excellent excuse to leave the city. With an array of venues rich in history and unique in style, a whole day can be whiled away as you taste the beautiful drops just metres from where they are made.
Established in 1928, De Bortoli Wines is a third generation wine company that’s steeped in history. At the Cellar Door you can taste a variety of wines from the Dixons Creek vineyards, and taste just what makes it one of the best wineries in the Yarra Valley.
58 Pinnacle Lane, Dixons Creek
Almost 180 years after the planting of its first vines, Yering Station continues to be one of the best wineries in the Yarra Valley. The winery team produces cool-climate wines that are celebrated worldwide, while Head Chef, Maxime Croiset, has transformed Yering Station’s menu to offer classic French flavours with a modern twist.
38 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen
The architecturally impressive Cellar Door at TarraWarra Estate provides a complete food and wine experience. The award-winning vineyard is home to a restaurant, Cellar Door, nature reserve and cattle grazing land – the perfect way to see it all.
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Yarra Glen
The striking avant-garde architecture is not the only reason to visit Levantine Hill Estate. The Cellar Door offers complimentary tastings with any wine purchase and the finest artisan produce the Yarra Valley has to offer.
882 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream
Oakridge produces award-winning Yarra Valley wines, highlighting the distinctive flavours of the region. A visit to the Cellar Door will present the Exclusive range – a variety of unique wines from non-core vineyards and experimental blends. The unmissable restaurant is run by Head Chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett, who bring innovative ideas and a sustainable ethos to the menu.
864 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream
A visit to the wineries of the Yarra Valley is not complete without a stop at the Zonzo Estate restaurant and winery. Share a long lunch with family and friends, starting with a glass of Zonzo Estate Chardonnay, before tucking into a wood-fired pizza.
957 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Yarra Glen
Taste the Domaine Chandon range at the winery’s Greenpoint Bar. Sit and relax with its full range of sparkling wines and tasty snacks, soaking up some of the best Yarra Valley views on offer.
727 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream
Head winemaker and owner Charles Smedley bought this Yarra Valley property to fulfil a family dream. Established in 2006, Mandala Wines encompass the personality of the wine region through its extensive range of cool climate drops.
1568 Melba Hwy, Dixons Creek
A boutique Yarra Valley winery, Medhurst Wines Cellar Door is located on a hill overlooking rows and rows of beautiful vines. The rosé is the winery’s signature drop, which features a fresh tangy strawberry finish.
24-26 Medhurst Rd, Gruyere
Rich in history, Punt Road Wines provides a relaxed environment for wine tasting in the Yarra Valley. Learn about the nuances of wine, roam the grounds with the kids or even enjoy a game on the Petanque court – it’s a beautiful spot to chill out.
10 St Huberts Road, Coldstream
Set in the heart of Healesville, Innocent Bystander’s Cellar Door showcases both its unique small batch wines and its full range. Thanks to the winemaker’s background as a cheesemaker, the winery places a large focus on wine and cheese matching.
336 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville
Home to two restaurants – The Barn and The Stables at Stones, a breathtaking chapel, and converted dairy, there is something for everyone at Stones of the Yarra Valley. The menus change with the seasons, using local produce to create dishes that match the wines.
14 St Huberts Rd, Coldstream
For a more casual wine tasting in the Yarra Valley, try Greenstone Vineyards. Enjoy a cheese platter, curl up by the fire or if you are there on a Sunday in the warmer months, enjoy live music and a gourmet sausage sizzle.