The rolling hills of the Yarra Valley sit just 45km from Melbourne’s CBD and offer a unique escape, whether it is for the day or weekend. Producing some of the world’s best cool climate wines and some of Australia’s most iconic wineries, the Yarra Valley really is at the top of its game. Mix in with this outstanding restaurants, breweries, and distilleries, fantastic local produce and natural raw beauty make this a must make wine trip.
Yarra Valley wine dates back to 1835 making it Victoria’s oldest wine region. There are over 4,000 hectares under vine and over 150 cellar doors making this one of the most visited wine regions in the country.
It has gone through a few peaks and troughs, but it is definitely riding high now with its globally renown pinot noir and chardonnay wines. Terrior driven producers such as Mac Forbes really highlight just how diverse a region it really is. Cabernet Sauvignon is often overlooked in this region, but take note, you can taste some of the best Cabernet blends you’ll find anywhere in the world.