Yarra Valley Overview

Yarra Valley Overview

The Yarra Valley is considered the birthplace of Victoria’s wine industry, with a history going back 170 years. The first vines were planted in 1838, with a boom in the 1860s and 1870s. The demand for fortified wine saw the production of wine in the Yarra Valley pause in 1921, with a second wave of planting occurring in the late 1960s.

As one of Australia’s foremost cool climate regions, the Yarra Valley is known for producing classic styles in a range of varieties. It is now also home to new, exciting breed of revolutionary winemakers. We see the makers of this region pushing the boundaries of growing and producing, while respecting the traditions of this beautiful region. 

A slice of food and wine paradise, the Yarra Valley is home to some of our favourite wineries in the state. If you can’t visit to enjoy the Yarra Valley itself, why not join us at Edwin for a taste of the region? 


The Yarra Valley is known for classic varieties like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, and these have been joined in recent years by a selection of emerging varieties. Nebbiolo, Arneis, Gamay and Gruner Veltliner are all showing great promise. 

All of this makes for a very exciting future for one of Australia’s most historic wine regions.

EDWIN’S WINE CLUB: In October, we’ll be exploring the wines of the Yarra Valley region, sampling some of the region’s finest each Thursday night. To make sure you don’t miss out, be sure to sign up to our mailing list, here