Yarran Wines

New South Wales | Riverina

James' Review

Lorraine Brewer (and late husband John) were grapegrowers for over 30 years and when son Sam completed a degree in wine science at CSU, they celebrated his graduation by crushing 1t of shiraz, fermenting the grapes in a milk vat. The majority of the grapes from the estate plantings are sold but each year a little more has been made under the Yarran banner; along the way a winery with a crush capacity of 150t has been built. Sam worked for Southcorp and De Bortoli in Australia, and overseas (in the US and China), but in 2009 decided to take the plunge and concentrate on the family winery with his parents. The majority of the grapes come from the family vineyard but some parcels are sourced from growers, including Lake Cooper Estate in the Heathcote region. Over the past three years Sam has focused on improving the quality of the estate-grown grapes, moving to organic conversion. Yarran is the Wine Companion 2021 Dark Horse of the Year. Exports to Singapore and China.

About

We are a proud family owned and operated winery established amongst the vines in 1998 by the Brewer family after many years of grape growing in the diverse Riverina region. Our philosophy is very simple; we make wine to be enjoyed and shared with family and friends. Wine should be approachable by all and consumed by many! Our range captures the diversity of our region together with the rich history and traditions of winemaking in the Riverina. We believe the connection between our vineyards and our wines should always be evident; hence naming our winery after the native tree growing throughout our vineyards; the Yarran tree. The making of our wines always begin in our vineyards.

Specialities

Petit Verdot, Durif, Chardonnay

Cellar Door

Information

Elevated amongst the vines and overlooking Cocoparra National Park; our Cellar Door is an essential friendly stop over when visiting the Riverina region. Proudly awarded Riverina’s ‘Best Small Cellar Door’ 2018 by Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine; our views, friendly team and unique wines make for a relaxing and inviting experience. Located just 20 minutes from the centre of Griffith, our Cellar Door is open 6 days a week with our full range of wines on the tasting menu. Enjoy a cheeseboard and glass of wine on the terrace, with a selection of beautiful local produce and fantastic views.

Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10am to 5pm

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Food

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Details

Yarran Wines | Halliday Wine Companion
Rating
Winemaker Sam Brewer
Established 2000
Dozens 8000
Vineyards (area) 30 ha
Opening Hours Mon-Sat 10-5
Address 178 Myall Park Road, Yenda, NSW 2681
Telephone (02) 6968 1125
Website www.yarranwines.com.au