The world-renowned Yarra Valley was Victoria’s first major wine-growing district, with the first vines planted in 1838 at Yering Station. Today it is home to passionate and innovative winemakers, making exciting wines with energy and freshness, including some of Australia’s finest cool-climate Chardonnays.
Bordered on the north by the Great Dividing Range and the Dandenong Ranges to the south, Australia’s Yarra Valley is home to green hills and misty valleys and helps set the benchmark for Australian cool-climate wines. It is one of Australia’s coolest regions and the range in altitudes, from 17m to 1338m, help to create unique microclimates throughout the region.
Discover this rich and varied region through a carefully curated selection of six Yarra Valley Chardonnays, with commentary from Yarra Yering’s Sarah Crowe, and Yering Station’s Brendan Hawker.
The discussion and tasting was led by the internationally acclaimed author and journalist Max Allen.
Brendan describes his beginnings in wine as somewhat unorthodox. Growing up in the Adelaide Hills, wine was always a point of interest for Brendan. Some of his fond childhood memories include the local weatherman covering the much-anticipated...