Yering Station was originally established in 1838 as Victoria's first vineyard and today, this family-owned Winery Tourism Complex is reaching new heights. Beyond the manicured gardens lies the contemporary stone edifice, which houses the Wine Bar Restaurant and the winemaking facilities, seen through the viewing platforms. The restaurant's cuisine is modern with the emphasis on regional produce. Art exhibitions feature in the tasting room regularly.
The sophisticated architectural lines of the Yering Station Wine Bar Restaurant open out to majestic views stretching across the Yarra Valley floor. Designed by architect Robert Conti, the spectacular contemporary building combines unique stonework using pieces selected from the local Lillydale quarry, with traditional Swiss-influenced roofing structure to reflect the history of the property. Taking three years to construct, Conti's vision sought to create a structure that would sit harmoniously within the undulating natural environment rather than imposing upon it.
This is definitely a winery not to miss in the Yarra Valley, a place where good wineries are the norm. A convenient 60 km drive from Melbourne, it makes for an excellent day trip, where may enjoy good food, good wine, art exhibitions, spectacular scenery and warm hospitality.
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