Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s oldest wine region dating back to 1838. Today the area is one of Victoria’s leading wine regions with over 3,000 hectares under vine.

Fast Facts

Climate – Elevation ranges from 100-400 metres above sea level. Rainfall is spring dominant and varies considerably across the valley from 750 to 2000mm. The growing season is relatively cool and dry with some maritime influence in the upper reaches of the valley.

Soils - Soils vary from the lower section of the valley with duplex clays quite high in minerals, to the deep and fertile red basalt volcanic soils on the higher altitude, higher rainfall areas.

Harvest - Typically late February through to mid-April. Although in the higher parts of the region it can extend until early May.

Wines - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz