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Yarra Valley Where to Stay: Finding Your Perfect Retreat

The Yarra Valley, situated just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, is a picturesque paradise known for its rolling vineyards, world-class wineries, and breathtaking natural scenery. When planning your visit to this renowned Australian wine region, choosing the right place to stay is crucial to ensure a memorable experience. Here, we present a curated list of accommodations to help you find your ideal Yarra Valley retreat.

Chateau Yering

Chateau Yering Website

Nestled in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Chateau Yering is an enchanting escape that combines old-world charm with modern luxury. Its elegantly designed suites offer a romantic setting with stunning vineyard views. The on-site Eleonore’s Restaurant, known for its gourmet cuisine, and beautifully manicured gardens make this a top choice for a special occasion or a romantic getaway.

Meletos

Meletos Website

Meletos is a charming boutique hotel located within a working farm and vineyard. The rustic yet contemporary design creates a cozy atmosphere, perfect for relaxation. Stylish rooms, a farm-to-table restaurant, and a cellar door for wine tastings make Meletos an excellent choice for exploring the region’s wineries and artisanal producers.

Yarra Valley Lodge

Telegraph – Yarra Valley Lodge

Yarra Valley Lodge offers a modern and comfortable retreat surrounded by lush golf courses and scenic beauty. With spacious rooms, a regional cuisine restaurant, and an 18-hole golf course, it’s a fantastic option for both leisure and business travelers.

Devine Escape

Devine Escape Website

Devine Escape offers boutique accommodation in the heart of the Yarra Valley. The stylish suites are designed for relaxation and indulgence, providing modern amenities and private balconies for your comfort.

Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park

Big4 – Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park

For a family-friendly option, Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park offers a range of accommodations, from cabins to powered sites for caravans and campers. With a pool, playground, and BBQ areas, it’s perfect for a fun-filled family vacation. Come check out the Tarrawarra Yarra Valley Winery & Yarra Valley Restaurant.

Glenlowren

Glenlowren Website

Glenlowren is a luxury accommodation option offering stunning villas in the Yarra Valley. Each villa exudes sophistication and comfort, featuring private courtyards and beautiful vineyard views. Glenlowren is the perfect choice for an intimate and indulgent escape.

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Our Favorite: Chateau Yering

While all these accommodations have their unique charm, our top pick is Chateau Yering. Its blend of historical elegance, luxurious suites, and exquisite dining at Eleonore’s Restaurant sets it apart. The serene ambiance and the opportunity to explore the surrounding vineyards make it an excellent choice for an unforgettable Yarra Valley experience.

No matter which retreat you choose, the Yarra Valley promises a delightful blend of nature, wine, and relaxation that will leave you with lasting memories. So, pack your bags and embark on an unforgettable journey to this Australian gem. Learn more about your Alcohol limits here: Alcohol Health

FAQs

  • What is the best time to visit the Yarra Valley?

    The Yarra Valley is beautiful year-round, but the best time to visit is during spring (September to November) when the weather is mild, and the vineyards are in full bloom. Autumn (March to May) is also a popular time due to the vibrant foliage.

  • How far is the Yarra Valley from Melbourne CBD?

    The Yarra Valley is approximately an hour's drive from Melbourne CBD, making it a convenient day trip or weekend getaway destination.

  • Are there accommodations suitable for families in the Yarra Valley?

    Yes, there are family-friendly accommodations like Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park, offering cabins and facilities for children, including a playground and pool.

  • Which accommodation is best for a romantic getaway?

    Chateau Yering and YarraWalla are ideal for couples seeking a romantic escape with their charming settings and intimate accommodations.

  • What activities can I enjoy in the Yarra Valley besides wine tasting?

    In addition to wine tours, you can explore hot air ballooning, visit art galleries, go hiking in the Dandenong Ranges, or indulge in spa treatments.

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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.”