The Yarra Valley is looking sensational in its autumnal colours, and we have a new 2022 vintage of the
Estate Pinot Noir available for tasting in our cellar door. Book your tasting here.
 

YARRA VALLEY WINERY RESTAURANT

Why Choose Tarrawarra?

Nestled amidst the lush vineyards and rolling hills of the Yarra Valley, TarraWarra Estate offers more than just a dining experience; it offers a journey. A journey that begins with the rich history of the land we are privileged to occupy, a land originally stewarded by the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. The term ‘Tarrawarra’ itself, a Woiwurrung word, translates to ‘slow-moving water,’ aptly describing the serene environment that surrounds us.

A Seasonal Symphony

Our Head Chef, Maxwell Parlas, crafts a seasonal menu that is a symphony of flavors, textures, and aromas. Each dish is a tribute to the fertile grounds of our kitchen garden and the local suppliers who share our commitment to quality and sustainability. 

What would a meal be without the perfect wine to accompany it? At TarraWarra, wine; it’s an experience. Our vineyards produce some of the finest wines in the Yarra Valley, each bottle a testament to the unique terroir that defines this site. 

Sustainability: A Core Philosophy

We believe in giving back to the land that gives so much to us. Our commitment to sustainability is not just a buzzword; it’s a core philosophy. From our kitchen garden to our partnerships with local suppliers, we strive for a dining experience that is as sustainable as it is unforgettable.

A Destination, Not Just a Restaurant

TarraWarra Estate Restaurant is more than just a place to eat; it’s a destination. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, our restaurant offers a sanctuary of culinary delight and natural beauty. With sweeping views of the Yarra Valley, an expansive outdoor dining area, and a menu that changes with the seasons, every visit is a new adventure.

So, why wait? Come and embark on a  journey that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. At TarraWarra Estate Restaurant, every meal is a celebration of connection, land, and the incredible flavors reflecting our sense of place.

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SARAH FAGAN

WINEMAKER

We are thrilled to announce that the incredibly talented Yarra Valley winemaker Sarah Fagan will commence as the Tarrawarra Estate Winemaker on Monday 11th September.

Sarah brings twenty years of winemaking experience and a love for our beautiful region from a long and loyal tenure at De Bortoli Yarra Valley, where she joined as a casual vintage worker in 2003 and progressed through the ranks to her most recent role as Senior Winemaker.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my journey at De Bortoli and I am proud of the wines we have made over my time of working with their vineyards. TarraWarra Estate has always carved its own independent path here in the Yarra Valley and I look forward to continuing this tradition and embracing change and the development of TarraWarra Estate into the future”, says Sarah.

Tarrawarra Estate, was founded by Eva and Marc Besen in 1983 and the family philosophy has always been rooted in respect for excellence, provenance, and sustainability, with the vision to ‘produce wines of great quality and integrity, amidst a location of beauty and welcome.’

Sarah will be responsible for all aspects of Tarrawarra Estate winemaking and winery operations. As an experienced wine judge, with a refined palate and particular appreciation for cool-climate winemaking from regions all over the world, she is perfectly placed to deliver on the philosophy and drive Tarrawarra Estate’s wines to a new level of success and recognition.

Samantha Isherwood, General Manager, says:
“We are absolutely delighted that Sarah has chosen the Tarrawarra Estate role as the opportunity to spread her wings, we welcome her to the production team and look forward to seeing her personal stamp on future Tarrawarra Estate vintages.”