The Yarra Valley, as close to Melbourne as it is beautiful, has entranced visitors to the region for many years. The first vines were planted here in the 1800s, the diverse soils found here and cool climate have contributed to the many elegant wines produced here.
Dotted throughout the Dandenong Ranges are quaint villages such as Olinda, Gembrook, Belgrave, Emerald and Sassafras, home to some of Melbourne’s best gardens and famous for Devonshire cream teas.
Superb quality table and sparkling wines from over 40 cellar doors, breathtaking natural beauty and succulent local produce combine to make the area an adventure in indulgence. Signature wine styles: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sparkling Wines.
De Bortoli Winery and Restaurant is where the family philosophy of great wine, food and friends comes together in a magnificent setting. The Cellar Door is open every day from 10am to 5pm for tours and tastings in a welcoming environment. Dining: Set amid 120 hectares of vines, De Bortoli Winery and Restaurant offers a la carte dining with gorgeous views of the Yarra Valley. The Italian-style restaurant is open every day for lunch and Saturday night for dinner (closed Christmas Day only). Cellar door sales: 10am - 5pm daily.
Pinnacle Lane, Dixons Creek VIC 3775
Phone: +61 3 5965 2271
Stunning winery tour available describing ’Methode Traditionelle’ sparkling wine making techniques. Complimentary tours are available. Wines available for tasting by the glass accompanied by a gourmet platter featuring local produce. Dining: Gourmet platters of local produce served with wine. Cellar door sales: 10.30am - 4.30pm daily.
’Green Point’ Maroondah Highway, Coldstream VIC 3770
Phone: +61 3 9739 1110
18 acre premium, cool climate Yarra Valley vineyard producing award winning boutique wines available for sale in a contemporary cellar door sales building which also incorporates the Black Paddock Restaurant and the Tony Smibert Gallery. Dining: Black Paddock Restaurant - Australian cuisine featuring local produce with a French and Asian influence. Open: Lunch Mon - Thurs, Breakfast weekends 8am - 11am. Cellar door sales: 11am - 5pm Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm Sat - Sun.55 Eltham-Yarra Glen Road, Kangaroo Ground VIC 3097
Rochford’s Eyton is committed to excellence in wine, food and the arts. The state of the art complex features vineyards, winery, cellar door, award winning restaurant and sound shell for outdoor performances. Dining: Modern Australian cuisine, focusing on local produce. Restaurant and café for lunch. Cellar door sales: 10am - 5pm daily.
Cnr Maroondah Highway and Hill Road, Coldstream VIC 3770
Phone: +61 3 5962 2119
Celtic origins and gnarled old vines. Wines made from 100% Yarra Valley fruit and display great regional intensity of flavour. Dining: Internationally renowned chef Louise Fergusson prepares every lunch with flair and creativity as well as dinner on Saturday nights. Accommodation: One self contained English style cottage. ’Cabernet Cottage’ sleeps four and is ideal for those on the ballooning trips, which depart next door. Cellar door sales: 11am - 5pm daily.
Wills Road, Yarra Glen VIC 3775
Phone: +61 3 5965 2237
McWilliam’s Lillydale Vineyards is a boutique winery located along the Warburton Highway in the Yarra Valley featuring multi award winning wines, a unique restaurant with an indoor BBQ and panoramic views across the ranges. Dining: A la carte based on "do it yourself" indoor BBQ (Great Aussie BBQ experience) Cellar door sales: 11am - 5pm daily
45 Davross Court, Seville VIC 3139
Phone: +61 3 5964 2016
Situated at the recently renovated, beautiful Yarra Glen Grand Hotel. Dining: Yarra Glen Grand Hotel Café and Wine Bar. Cellar door sales: 9.30am - 4.30pm daily.
Yarra Glen Grand Hotel, 19 Bell Street, Yarra Glen VIC 3775
Phone: +61 3 9730 1230
Yering (Est.1838) incorporates a stunning Wine Bar Restaurant, cellar door tastings, a produce store and self-guided tours. Dining: A la carte modern cuisine designed to match the Yering Station wines in magnificent surroundings. Cellar door sales: 10am - 5pm weekdays, 10am - 6pm weekends.
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen VIC 3775
Phone: +61 3 9730 1107
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