Yarra Valley is approx 2 hrs drive from Melbourne, more known for their Pinot Noir (red grape) and Chardonnay (white grape).
We visited 5 Cellar Doors for tasting: (in order) TarraWarra, Domaine Chandon, Yerring Farm, Yering Station and Helens Hill Estate.
At TW, we tasted a flight of tour wine and bought a bottle of Shiraz.
Over at Domaine Chandon, I was impressed by the grandeur of the Greenpoint Brasserie. After tasting their sparkling wine, white wine, red wine, ended up with a bottle of Sparkling Pinot Shiraz. Afterall Chandon is reknown for their sparkling wine.
Next we visited a family owned estate – Yering Farm. Happened to see a Cherry Blossom tree outside their cellar door. After a round of tasting, we bought a 2005 Cabernet =)
4th stop – Yerring Station was a slight disappointment as we didn’t manage to get any wine as they are not quite to our liking. Yerring Station carries quite a lot of local produce, nicely displayed in the hand-made brick building.
Our last stop was at Helens Hill Estate while heading out of Yarra Valley. Got a bottle of relatively good young Merlot at affordable price (A$18).
That’s the end of my Yarra Valley trip. Its nice and relaxing, to overlook at the vast valley landscape, gazing at the sheeps, cows along the road trip.
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