Gruyere is a premium wine growing area just behind Coldstream on the Maroondah highway and Wandin on the Warburton highway. It has strong farming and agricultural roots with a variety of products such as apples, pears, citrus and cattle. Take time to really embrace the country experience. It's easy to find yourself patting one of the animals before settng out on a walk along Stringybark Creek.
It's also home to some of the most iconic wines of the Yarra Valley, some of which can be found on the Maddens Lane Winery Trail.
Yarra Yering, one of the best, oldest and most beautiful Yarra Valley vineyards, was established in 1969 at the foot of the Warramate Hills by Doctor Bailey Carrodus. Over the past 40 years Yarra Yering has earned an international reputation as a consistent producer of fine wines evidenced by its naming by American Wine and Spirit Magazine as one of the top 100 wineries in the world.
Medhurst Wines "The driveway meanders past an old red shed beside a dam, contemporary pieces of sculpture, up to a smart cellar door and casual restaurant among the trees. Large glass windows and a terrace allow visitors lovely views, and the staff are ultra-friendly and very professional. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir excel here, and the well-priced second label, Red Shed, offers great value." Review by Ralph Kyte-Powell
Squitchy Lane Vineyard, Squitchy Lane is a 30 year old Yarra Valley vineyard that produces premium quality wines from16 acres of vines. Tastings are done from a rustic cellar door offering a truly authentic wine tasting experience.
Soumah is a progressive vineyard offering a range of interestuing varieties from three distinct regions in Europe & Northern Italy. Their unique Savarro from northern Italy has attracted many accolades.
Hanrahan Vineyard is a family owned and operated business, opening its cellar door for the first time in 2013. Since its humble beginnings, Hanrahan has fast become a must-stop destination in the Yarra Valley. Offering a 'Reverse BYO' (a registered concept) where people can bring their own picnics and enjoy the Hanrahan wines in the stunning surrounds. Private settings include; the wharf, Darcy’s Hill, the courtyard, our new picnic area for up to 12, or our soon to be completed river/beach setting.