The history of beer in the Yarra Valley is believed to go back to the early 1800s when growing hops was a major farming activity in the region... Check out Yarra Valley's best Cider & Ale hotspots in this downloadable Trail Map.
Only one hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is a gourmet food and cool climate wine region. While pinot noir and chardonnay are the wine heroes, a new world of wine is evolving. Meander on the Melba Highway Trail and uncover friendly, boutique cellar doors offering an unhurried taste of wine styles from around the world.
Discover our vibrant, creative community. Tucked up in the back roads of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges are hidden studios and open doors to private spaces. Explore the rich offerings of our galleries, retail, music and performance venues that are filled with a world of wonder.
The Yarra Valley boasts a mix of breathtaking views that travel over vineyards, farmland, waterways and forest.
Get out and about in Melbourne's playground!
Take the time to be in the outdoors and feel the difference. Picnics can be the ultimate in a family day out or an intimate day for two to reconnect and wash the worries of the week away. Fresh air, stunning views, amazing wildlife and spectacular gardens all make for an entirely wonderful adventure.
Did you know the Yarra Valley is home to the U-Pick and it's only an hour away from Melbourne? The Yarra Valley was the first place in Australia to do it! Find yourself in an orchard this season.
James Halliday has been part of the Australian wine industry since 1970. Since the mid-eighties, he has chosen to make the cool climate of the Yarra Valley home and to pursue his passion for making Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Try our Coldstream Trail, a carefully curated collection of passionate people and places selected for their diversity, dedication to their craft, and welcoming attitude.