The Yarra Valley is internationally recognised as a leading producer of super premium, cool climate wines and is particularly suited to the chardonnay and pinot noir grapes. Located about an hour from Melbourne, this large wine region offers a variety of vineyard "terroirs".
Our vineyards are located on the eastern fringe at Chirnside Park and then towards the western boundary of the region near Diamond Creek.
The Yarra Valley encompasses a wide range of soil types. The soils in the middle section of the Yarra Valley are ancient, mountain-derived sandy clay loams interspersed with broken sandstone. The other soil type is much younger in origin and is a highly friable, brilliantly coloured red volcanic soil found in both the Upper and Lower Yarra Valley.
The Yarra Valley is cool in relation to the rest of Australia's viticultural regions. The region is cooler than Bordeaux but warmer than Burgundy. Elevation varies from 50m - 400m. Rainfall is winter/spring dominant, with the summer relatively cool, dry and can get humid. Harvest typically commences in early to mid March with Pinot Noir and finishes with Cabernet Sauvignon in early May.
All our vines in the Yarra Valley are low cropped dry grown with all fruit hand harvested.