Yarra Valley Wine Region By James Halliday

Discover the wineries of the Yarra Valley wine region of Victoria. Use our Yarra Valley region guide and map to help you plan your next winery visit and to learn more about this region. This content is taken from James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia, which is available to buy in the Wine Companion bookshop.

Fast Facts

  • Latitude:
    37°49’S
  • Altitude:
    50–400 m
  • Heat degree days:
    1250–1352
  • Growing season rainfall:
    400 mm
  • Mean January temp:
    17.9–19.4°C
  • Harvest:
    Early March to early May
  • Chief viticultural hazard:
    Birds; mildew

Discover the wine and wineries of the Yarra Valley

Discover the Yarra Valley with James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

As I have acknowledged elsewhere, I am hopelessly biased when it comes to the Yarra Valley, for it is where I live, where I work – making wine and writing about it – and it is where I hope I will die when my time comes. It is a place of extreme beauty, of constantly changing light, of colour and of mood. It offers landscapes on an heroic scale with the same profligacy as it offers intimate vistas. Once you have seen it, you cannot help but love it.

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