In 2017, Yarra Yering’s Sarah Crowe took out Winemaker of the Year, in the James Halliday Wine Companion.
Established by the legendary Dr Bailey Carrodus in 1969, with the first vintage in 1973, Yarra Yering has become one of the regions, if not the country’s, greatest wine treasures.
His vinous legacy continues today with the team (essentially custodians) taking exceptional care of both vineyards and winery. And the best thing, aside from the wines of course, is it’s only 40 minutes from Melbourne.
What style do you think characterises the pinot of your region?
A characteristic of our pinot noir and those from our neighbouring vineyards in Gruyere (little sub-region of the Yarra Valley) is structure. These pinot noirs tend to have a little more noticeable tannin grip and are suitable for some cellaring if you can keep your mitts off them long enough!
Tell us three things we need to know about your region?
The wine people of the Yarra Valley are collaborative. This means that each year the wines are improving through shared experience. On top of memorable wines the region is a stunning place to visit any time of the year.
What’s the one thing we simply must do in your region?
Visit Yarra Yering! Once you’ve enjoyed the most amazing wines in the Yarra Valley take yourself down the road to Oakridge for a seasonal lunch.
To digest lunch, give Pedals Bikes a call and go for a spin along the Saints and Sinners trail, something for everyone on that part of the Yarra Valley! After a full day of wine, food and pedalling, head straight to Four Pillars Gin and end your day with a “medicinal” negroni.
When no one is watching, you drink…
Your pinots are best for…
Dinner with friends.
Your pinots are best paired with…
If not you, who else should people try?
For delicious pinot, our neighbours Medhurst, Journey Wines, Coldstream Hills and Giant Steps.
The one song that makes you dance…
What song should we listen to when driving to the winery?
What song should we listen to when driving away and onto the next one?