Victoria’s Yarra Valley wine region is just 51km’s from Melbourne CBD, making it the proper vacation spot for a Goget road trip. So buckle-up, seize some snacks and let’s hit the road as we share with you our favourite Yarra Valley wineries, eating places, and hidden gems..
Nestled in a private green oasis, within the heart of the Yarra Valley, Pimpernel Winery is likely one of the smaller Yarra Valley wineries, but rewards its guests with some of the best wines being produced in Victoria. Pinot Noir drinkers can be spoiled for alternative here, with a shocking range that explores the various methods in which this variety can delight and excite wine drinkers of all levels. Nevertheless it’s not just Pinot they excel at; Chardonnay, Viognier, Syrah, Shiraz and a couple of blends pack a punch!
You might need to make this the primary and only stop on your journey…but alas, the road is calling us, so this huge adenterprise in viniculture should proceed!
Kellybrook Winery & Distillery
Among the best yarra valley wine tours Yarra Valley wineries is tucked away on the outskirts of the Yarra Valley in Wonga Park, Kellybrook Vineyard and Distillery. As you arrive, you’ll be greeted by eye-opening slopes lined with vines. This is a really charming and warm cellar door, where you’re invited to take your place by the cosy fire place, or set-up a picnic in their magical and enchanting garden.
The land was originally an apple orchard within the 70s and one of many original plantings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet and Gewurtztraminer in the region. So is it any marvel this hidden gem is still producing some really outstanding wines and ciders immediately? Talking of which, ever tried a traditional methodology glowing cider? Even when you’ve got, we think this one will knock your socks off! Made in the same way as a French Champagne, and utilizing a mix of local apple varieties, this favorite was first produced in 1969 and continues to be profitable the hearts of every customer of this household owned cellar door.
A cellar door with a real distinction, Yileena Park feels just like home. That’s if your property was carved into a slope on the base of the Christmas Hills with acres of vines giving strategy to endless views of the Steels Creek mountain range!
What’s so completely different about Yileena Park? Aside from producing premium wines of great depth and complexity, each a true expression of the ever-altering climate cycles of the region – Yileena Park also gives their visitors a range of smoked goods, made utilizing the very barrels their wines are matured in! That’s right, settle in for a platter of smoked cheeses, olives, nuts and olive oil as you sip the magnificent wines produced by this husband and wife team.
You may even be lucky enough to feed Poppy and Freckles, the pet donkeys who greet guests to this one-of-a-type cellar door.