The Yarra Valley Wine Region is located on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation.
It's actually Victoria's oldest wine region - the valley got its start, right back in the mid-nineteenth century, producing fine table wines as made by the early European settlers. By 1890, the Yarra Valley produced 60% of the total wine output in Australia. However, as Australian tastes developed more towards fortified styles, such as sherry or port, the older European wine styles fell out of favour and, by 1921, the last vintage of the valley was crushed. The vine age of the valley reflects the age of the wineries in the region, so unlike the Hunter or Barossa Valley, the vines here all date from the 1960s. The re-emergence of the Yarra Valley wine industry began in the 1960s and, with the exception of the pandemic years, has gathered pace ever since.