TarraWarra is, and always has been, one of the top-tier wineries in the Yarra Valley. Founded by Marc Besen AO and wife Eva, it has operated on the basis that quality is paramount, cost a secondary concern. The creation of the TarraWarra Museum of Art (twma.com.au) in a purpose-built building provides another reason to visit; indeed, many visitors come specifically to look at the ever-changing displays in the Museum. Changes in the vineyard include the planting of shiraz and merlot, and in the winery, the creation of a four-tier range: a deluxe MDB label made in tiny quantities and only when the vintage permits; the single vineyard range; a Reserve range; and the 100% estate-grown varietal range. Exports to France, Vietnam and China.
Call us biased, but there’s something special about TarraWarra Estate. Founder Marc Besen and his wife, Eva, planted the first 10 acres of vines in 1983 with a vision to create something beautiful for others to enjoy. Forty years on, the 400-hectare vineyard sits on prime Yarra Valley farmland, defined by heritage and a deep sense of place. TarraWarra Estate is best known for exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, alongside other single-block heritage varietals and estate blends. Our wines express the unique terroir of the TarraWarra Estate site, which is comprised of 28 individual blocks and planted with carefully selected clones, each of which contributes distinctive characteristics to our wines. Under the watchful eye of winemaker Clare Halloran, all of TarraWarra Estate’s wines are meticulously grown, handpicked, vinified and aged on the estate. The TarraWarra Estate property is internationally recognised as the place visit in the Yarra Valley, rooted by the estate’s respect for sustainability and provenance. Our subterranean cellar door and deck shaded by native pepper berry trees makes for an unforgettable tasting experience, while head chef at our restaurant, Mark Ebbels, creates a menu inspired by our kitchen garden and local produce. Whether you linger here for the day surrounded by native bushland and waterways or drink our labour of love at home, TarraWarra Estate always finds a way to leave an impression.
Clare Halloran, Adam McCallum
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen, Vic 3775
(03) 5962 3311