Monday, 9 May 2016

IN THE YARRA VALLEY

The Yarra Valley is the name given to the region surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria, Australia. The river originates approximately 90 kilometres east of the City of Melbourne and flows towards it and out into Port Phillip Bay. The name Yarra Valley is usually used in reference to the upper regions surrounding the Yarra River and generally does not encompass the lower regions including the city and suburban areas, where the topography flattens out, or the upper reaches which are in inaccessible bushland.

Included in the Yarra Valley is the sub-region of Upper Yarra (or the Upper Yarra Valley) which encompasses the towns of the former Shire of Upper Yarra in the catchment area upstream of and including Woori Yallock. The Yarra Valley a popular day-trip and tourist area, featuring a range of natural features and agricultural produce, as well as the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.The Yarra Valley is host to a thriving wine growing industry. The area's relatively cool climate makes it particularly suited to the production of high-quality chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wine.

Vine-grazing is a popular activity for Melburnians and there is a large selection of excellent vineyards making world-class wines in the Yarra Valley.

This post is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme.





12 comments:

  1. I used to like a little wine at night, but not now. Medicine and wine do not mix. This is really a nice vineyard.

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    1. No, medicine and wine do not mix!

      If you had wine as medicine [imbibe responsibly LV].

      And the Yarra Valley can be very medicinal.

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  2. You're bringing up something new for me - vineyards in Australia! And I love the sound of the name Yarra. Many thanks for showing the sparkling wine (and cheese and crackers, haha). Your sharing for SEASONS is much appreciated! Have a great week and "see" you the next one:)

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    1. @Jeannette St Germain:

      Glad you had a wonderful time looking at Nick's pic.

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  3. Now that does look like a lovely spot to sit and sip.

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    1. It does, @CountryMouse.

      I don't think I could ever sit long in the Yarra Valley though.

      Having sat 90 minutes at least to get there, the first thing I would want to do is *stretch. my. LEGS*!

      Those three chairs do look good, though. And there are picnic tables.

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  4. Yarra Yarra: flowing flowing [my best Wurundjeri translation].

    So tempted to guess everything in these illustrations.

    Chandon, of course, is very familiar.

    Had at least one contemporary who was from the Upper Yarra area.

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  5. Lovely photos today. Have a great week. I recently found a wonderful peach wine made in Italy. I think it is my new favorite. :-)

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  6. What a gorgeous spot for a winery. Such pretty photos. Just to sit there in those green stairs and sip on my wine would be heaven.

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  7. "Vine-grazing" is such a quaint term. I haven't heard that before. Great photos of our wonderful State as always Nick.

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  8. A beautiful place to visit - so idyllic, tranquil and inspiring. Thank you for sharing these with us! : )

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