Red Wine, Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is a wine region known for producing outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The region has become a leading wine tourism destination, popular for weekend trips as it is located only an hour’s drive northeast of Melbourne. The cool climate region has some of the oldest soils in the world and produces terrific Chardonnays in the leaner, acid-driven style. Long gone are the days of excessively oaked and oily Chardonnays. Superb Pinot Noir is cultivated with tremendous results. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and even Sparkling wines of premium quality are also worth seeking out.

Yarra Valley is the oldest wine region in Victoria with the first vines planted in 1838 at Yering Station. Reg Egan founded the iconic Wantirna Estate in 1963, followed by Dr Bailey Carrodus in 1969 who founded equally lauded Yarra Yering in the foot of the Warramate Hills. Nowadays a fleet of new world winemakers and growers are making sure Yarra Valley stays at the forefront of Victorian wine production.

The region in 2009 suffered in the Black Saturday fires, with an estimated 25% of all production was impacted.
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  1. The Hare And The Tortoise Pinot Noir 2020
    Finding quality Pinot Noir under $20 can prove a difficult task - so imagine our excitement when this gem arrived in the hands of our tasting panel! Lifted, pretty nose displaying typical Yarra Valley Pinot characters. Pretty fruit, with a hint ... Learn More
  2. Sticks Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Classic aromas of blackcurrant, plum and raspberry leaf, cigar box and freshly turned earth. Elegant, fine and long. An explosion of summer fruits and complex earthy notes suggesting a long future. The grapes were destemmed, crushed and fermented slowly for 2 ... Learn More
  3. The Hare And The Tortoise Pinot Noir 2019
    Finding quality Pinot Noir under $20 can prove a difficult task - so imagine our excitement when this gem arrived in the hands of our tasting panel! Lifted, pretty nose displaying typical Yarra Valley Pinot characters. Pretty fruit, with a hint ... Learn More
  4. Airlie Bank Pinot Noir 2020
    A medium bodied palate with vibrant cherry and plum flavours. Hints of spice and oak. Cherry and plum aromas, with light smokiness, spice and floral notes. So much drinking pleasure to be had in this bright fruited Pinot Noir! Buy ... Learn More
  5. Nunc Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2018
    This newly-minted Yarra Valley label is sourced and crafted by Arfion and Salo maestro Dave Mackintosh. The name is taken from the famous line by Latin poet Horace: “Nunc est bibendum” (“Now is the time for drinking”). And that's exactly ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
  6. Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2018
    Natural winemaking philosophy, while making quality the priority. The nose shows florals of rose petal with dark cherry and some earthy aromas. A seductive, complex palate with fleshy fruit, savoury notes and silky tannins to frame. ... Learn More
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  7. Warramate Cabernet 2017
    Intense varietal nose in the bounds of youthful exuberance. Shows signature blackcurrant and sarsaparilla notes well supported by integrated leafy characters, synonymous with the variety. A medium-bodied “classic” claret style featuring a succulent, bright fruit layered palate integrated with earthy ... Learn More
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  8. Secret Deal Yarra Valley Cabernets 2018
    An elegant and vivid reflection of the pristine 2018 season, this blend of Cabernet both Sauvignon and Franc is a more delicate follow-up to previous vintages. The aromas are of perfumed violets, cedar, cigar box, and old spice. The palate has ... Learn More
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    Patrick Eckel
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  9. Punt Road Pinot Noir 2019
    A fruit driven style of Pinot with fragrant strawberry aromas and sweet berry flavours. Moderate acidity and feathery tannins frame an elegant palate of ripe cherry with a touch of earthiness. ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  10. Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2019
    Our philosophy towards pinot is to look after the detail, keep it simple and respect the fruit. The onus is on fruit quality and balance and not on winemaking solutions or corrections. For us winemaking is an extension of the ... Learn More
  11. Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2019
    Natural winemaking philosophy, while making quality the priority. The nose shows florals of rose petal with dark cherry and some earthy aromas. A seductive, complex palate with fleshy fruit, savoury notes and silky tannins to frame. ... Learn More
  12. Medhurst Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2019
    Bright ruby red appearance with a lovely crimson hue. Lovely nose, highly perfumed wine with red cherry, five spice savoury and floral notes dominating the aromas. The palate has a core of red fruit flavours around a backbone of natural ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  13. Thousand Candles 'Gathering Field' Pinot Noir 2018
    We've been watching this vineyard for the last few years and have always been convinced that amazing wine was going to come from this place. The property had great potential - this is now being realised by the work Stuart ... Learn More
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  14. Giant Steps Yarra Valley Syrah Carignan Grenache 2019
    The Syrah comes from the Sexton and Tarraford Vineyards, the Carignan and the Grenache are grown at the Tarraford Vineyard. The Syrah is predominantly the Red Dog 67 clone that we have propagated from our original block 2 vines – that clone is ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
  15. Medhurst 'Yrb' Yarra Valley Pinot Noir Shiraz 2019
    Top gold and Trophy for best red blend at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2019 Vibrant, charming , medium-bodied dry red, a unique co-ferment of Pinot Noir (50%) and Shiraz (50%). A tribute to the wines made in the 1920's by legendary Hunter Valley ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  16. Journey Wines Pinot Noir 2018
    Found in nearly every hatted restaurant in Australia, this is the perfect food wine. The nose shows gorgeous Pinot lift, red berry aromas bursting from the glass. Red cherry and cranberry aromas are complemented by subtle spiciness and oak. The ... Learn More
  17. Oakridge Local Vineyard Series 'Willowlake' Pinot Noir 2018
    The Yarra Valley has three distinct geographic zones or sub-regions -lower warmer, middle cool and higher cooler sub-regions. We have matched particular varieties with the specific sites to give you outstanding examples of single vineyard wines. Orange rind, stewed cherries, ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  18. Oakridge Local Vineyard Series 'Willowlake' Pinot Noir 2017
    The Yarra Valley has three distinct geographic zones or sub-regions -lower warmer, middle cool and higher cooler sub-regions. We have matched particular varieties with the specific sites to give you outstanding examples of single vineyard wines. Orange rind, stewed cherries, ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Huon Hooke
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  19. Mayer ‘Bloody Hill’ Pinot Noir 2018
    Bloody Hill Pinot Noir is Timo’s gentler version of the variety. The fruit from this maddening slope in the Yarra Valley is fully destemmed, naturally fermented and aged in oak for only three months. Juicy and free flowing as ... Learn More
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  20. St Huberts Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
    Fabulous expression of the Varietal style of Cabernet produced in the Yarra Valley ... Learn More
  21. Denton Nebbiolo 2016
    Made by star winemaker Luke Lambert. Sourced from a unique micro-climate and soil profile contribute lots of bright, fresh red fruit, aniseed, red flower perfume, and fine tannin on an acid frame. Destemmed, wild yeast fermented and held on skins ... Learn More
    Denton Nebbiolo 2016
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  22. Mayer Syrah 2018
    Intense coffee and spice-accented aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, olive and violets. A very energetic dark wine with beautifully ripe fruit flavours A blend of power and vivacity it finished very long with bright acidity ... Learn More
    Mayer Syrah 2018
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  23. Mayer Gamay 2018
    No longer the new kid on the block , this is a big step forward for Gamay in our country. The fruit comes from the oldest planted Gamay vineyard in the Yarra Valley. Bright cherry red in colour and sweet meaty ... Learn More
    Mayer Gamay 2018
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  24. Mayer Nebbiolo 2018
    All grapes totally hand-harvested. 100% whole bunches added into the fermenter and then the juice was left with the skins for 3 weeks before pressing. Orange tinged light colour , this smells initially of Kirsch Liqueur and Amarena Cherry. Bright fresh forest fruit, ... Learn More
    Mayer Nebbiolo 2018
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  25. Mayer ‘The Doctor’ Pinot Noir 2018
    Very complex, orange peel and herbal raspberry fruit, licorice and hints of fennel. Dense and seamless but also juicy and tight, conveying an impression of power . Intense and long finish , surprisingly ready to drink, but will cellar very well. 2018 was ... Learn More
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  26. Mayer ‘Close Planted’ Pinot Noir 2018
    Very sweet seductive nose with mineral-driven aromas of raspberry and raspberry leaf. Savoury forest fruit on the palate, medium bodied and multi layered . Very stylish, finishing with great length and soft acidity. Vines are planted in the traditional Burgundian layout. 10,000 ... Learn More
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  27. Giant Steps 'Applejack Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2019
    WINNER; GOLD MEDAL, Yarra Valley Wine Show 2019 Applejack Vineyard is located on a dramatic slope and is close planted and fastidiously managed. The basalt based underlying volcanic soil and rock produce a characteristically fine yet extended, spicy and firm palate. 5 ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  28. Giant Steps 'Applejack Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2018
    Applejack Vineyard is located on a dramatic slope and is close planted and fastidiously managed. The basalt based underlying volcanic soil and rock produce a characteristically fine yet extended, spicy and firm palate. 5-Star rated Giant Steps of the Yarra ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Bob Campbell MW
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  29. Giant Steps 'Wombat Creek Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2020
    Wombat Creek Vineyard is the highest altitude vineyard in the Yarra Valley, making it an ideal location for the production of extreme cool climate wines. The vineyard was originally planted in 1988 with the intention of producing base wine for sparkling ... Learn More
  30. Levantine Hill 'Coldstream Guard' The Ornelias 2015
    This extremely limited wine is a great showcase for the quality that is produced by Levantine Hill ... Learn More
  31. Giant Steps 'Sexton Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2019
    The single vinyard wine from Giant StepS have been produced in small quantities. ... Learn More
  32. Giant Steps 'Wombat Creek Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2018
    from the cool climate of Yarra Valley. ... Learn More
  33. D.M.L. Vin Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2019
    The 2nd vintage of this release, a collaborative project between the D'Anna family (Hoddles Creek), Sam Middleton (Mount Mary) & AFL great, Jordan Lewis. A top-flight Pinot Noir from a single site in Mornington Peninsula. With the minds behind Hoddles Creek ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  34. Giant Steps 'Wombat Creek Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2017
    2017 was a textbook year for the cool climate wines of Yarra Valley. ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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  35. Giant Steps 'Sexton Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2017
    The single vinyard wines from Giant Step have been produced in smaller quantities in 2017. ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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  36. Marli Russell By Mount Mary Rp2 2018
    This wine includes all four red varieties from our Marli Russell plantings: 55% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, 20% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault. It was always the intent for this blend to be Grenache dominant (at least 50%) and now having worked with these varieties in ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  37. Oakridge 864 'Hazeldene Block 1' Pinot Noir 2016
    All grapes hand harvested and sorted prior to destemming 100% of the berries into an open fermenter. Fermentation proceeded naturally and lasted 19 days prior to pressing to a mixture of French oak barrels, of which 15% were new. Wine remained on its ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Huon Hooke
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  38. Wantirna Estate Lily Pinot Noir 2018
    2018 was a bit kinder to us in terms of Pinot Noir quantity. Our low-yielding front block managed to produce a few more bunches than in years past, as did the fruittree block. But it was the mature vines – our unknown ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  39. Yarra Yering 'Agincourt' Cabernet Malbec 2014
    Fruit was sourced from Agincourt Cabernet Sauvignon planted in 1995, Malbec planted in 1990. 77% Cabernet, 23% Malbec. The Agincourt block has one of the most sheltered sites on the Yarra Yering vineyard. The classic Cabernet blue fruits, cassis and leafy herbal notes. The ... Learn More
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    Sam Kim
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  40. Wantirna Estate Amelia Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018
    The 2018 season was one of the earliest we’ve had. Flowering in the spring had been ahead of usual and this pattern continued, with Merlot coming into the winery in the first week of March. The fruit was perfect, ripe ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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