Yering Station is a spectacular, family-owned winery tourism complex located in the heart of Victoria's beautiful Yarra Valley, only one hour from Melbourne. It offers a multi-faceted tourism experience including cellar door tastings and sales, regional produce store, farmers' markets, informal bar/cafe, a la carte restaurant, art gallery, events program and both guided and self guided-tours. Set in a stunning location, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes which colourfully transform with each season.
Yering Station is the site of Victoria's first vineyard, planted by the Ryrie brothers in 1838. The property was awarded the only Grand Prix for wine from the Southern hemisphere at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889. By the early 20th century, the industry was in decline and the area (including Yering Station) turned to dairy farming. In 1988, more than 75 years after the last vineyard had been removed; part of the original site was re-established with 22 acres of vines. A small cellar door facility operated on the site from 1992.
The property's acquisition in 1996 by current owners the Rathbone family marked the beginning of a new era with the construction of a state-of-the-art winery and tourism complex. Melbourne architect Robert Conti was commissioned to design a new complex to harmoniously link with the existing historic buildings and landmarks such as the avenue of elms and heritage-listed barn.
In 1997 the historic winery was converted into the home of the cellar door, art gallery and produce store and by 1999 the spectacular wine bar restaurant and tourism complex was opened. In 2002, Matt's Bar was launched as an informal dining experience situated above cellar door. Since opening, the winery has steadily become one of the Yarra Valley's must-see tourist destinations and has grown from employing five full-time staff in 1996, to 73 full-time and 45 part-time staff in 2006.
Today Yering Station remains true to its heritage, a family-owned winery dedicated to producing award-winning wines and offering visitors to the Yarra Valley an unforgettable experience. Amongst many achievements for winemaking over the years, in 2004 Yering Station was awarded" International Winemaker of the Year" at the highly coveted International Wine and Spirit Competition, London. Commitment to excellence has also been recognised with three consecutive wins in the Victorian Tourism Awards in 2003, 2004 and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005. Wins at a national level include the Australian Tourism Awards in 2003, 2004 and inducted into the Australian Hall of Fame in 2005.
We are open Daily.