The vision for YARRAWOOD ESTATE started more than 20 years ago, when the Schwaiger family began to plant one of the most picturesque vineyards in the Yarra Valley. YARRAWOOD ESTATE is a multi-award-winning vineyard, with a single-minded devotion to producing premium quality, estate-grown wines that exemplify the much sought after characteristics of this renowned cool-climate region.
Situated on the floor of the valley, the estate is 150 acres in size. The mild weather of the valley allows for slow fruit ripening, which in combination with restricted yields and mindful winemaking, enables the estate to produce exceptional wines that are rooted in the purity and quality of the fruit.
In 2002, YARRAWOOD ESTATE first launched its Tall Tales range of wines. These wines represent a well-rounded portfolio of high-quality red and white wines that display varietal purity, structure and depth. This was followed by vibrant, fruit-driven Yarra Valley range, and then the limited, ultra-premium Barrel Select range, which represents the pinnacle of the estate’s wine production.
A testament to the quality of the estate’s wines, the 2008 Tall Tales Shiraz was awarded Best Wine of Show at the 2010 International Cool Climate Wine Show. The Tall Tales Botrytis Riesling was a trophy winner at the 2011 Yarra Valley Wine Show, and the 2010 Barrel Select Shiraz was awarded a Gold Medal and Top of Class at the 2013 National Cool Climate Wine Show. Most recently, the 2016 Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc was awarded the Champion Sauvignon Blanc Trophy and a Gold Medal at the 2016 National Cool Climate Wine Show.
YARRAWOOD ESTATE’s cellar door and café provides outstanding 360-degree views over the vineyard, lake, and Yarra Valley beyond. Visitors can sample the full range of YARRAWOOD ESTATE’s Tall Tales wines, or simply relax with a glass of wine and a delicious meal. During the summer months, live music is performed every weekend on the lawn. Travel rugs and lawn games are available, so bring the whole family and enjoy the best of the Yarra Valley all in the one place.
⇐ 2016 YARRAWOOD Tall Tales Botrytis Riesling
This rich, golden-coloured riesling has aromatics of fresh cumquat and tangerine, and notes of blossom and nectar. The viscous, well-balanced palate displays hints of mandarin, honeyed fig, marmalade and mixed spice with firm acidity. This Riesling was awarded an Elite Gold medal at the 2016 Canberra International Riesling Challenge.
⇐ 2016 YARRAWOOD Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This cabernet sauvignon displays a deep maroon colour with a purple hue. Enticing aromatics of blackberry, dark currant and savoury briar notes lift from the glass. On the palate blueberry and mulberry fruits are accompanied by hints of tobacco leaf, resting on a bed of fine tannins. This wine was awarded 4.5 stars and “Best Value Buy” in Winestate Magazine’s Wine and Spirit Insider, March/April 2018.
⇐ 2017 YARRAWOOD Tall Tales Shiraz
This 2017 shiraz features aromatics of rich dark cherries, blackcurrant, vibrant mulberry and plum pudding spices. The palate features a silky
texture, with great density and length. Dark berry fruits are complemented by notes of espresso and clove. This shiraz was awarded ‘Top Gold’ (56/60) at the 2018 National Cool Climate Wine Show.
⇐ 2016 YARRAWOOD Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon
This 2016 vintage yields intense aromas of ripe blackberry and currant fruits with notes of mocha and toasted oak. The sweet briar fruits
flow onto the generous palate and are accompanied by a hint of black olive. The fruit drives the length of the wine and is underpinned by an elegant structure of fine tannins. This wine was featured in the “Best of New Releases” Special Annual Edition 2018/2019 Winestate Magazine.
1275 Melba Highway,
Open 10:00am–5:00pm Monday to Friday,
8:00am–5:00pm Saturday and Sunday
Modern Australian cuisine
Open 10:00am–5:00pm daily
Weddings & Functions
Max 40 seated and 120 cocktail
Lawn rugs are provided for casual entertaining in the grounds, cellar door specials, free live music on weekends in summer, games provided, high-chairs and children’s menu are also available