Friday 1 May 2015


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 Skywatch Friday meme,
and also part of the Friday Greens meme.


  1. Wow what a wonderful place. I hope you tasted some nice wines. That second image looks like a beautiful painting.

  2. I'd enjoy truly wine-grazing here. Apart from the wine, the scenery is spectacular.

  3. Beautiful photos.
    The green color is wonderful

  4. Cheers! The view is wonderful.

  5. Hi there,
    I loved your photos of the scenes around the winery - very beautiful country!
    Happy Weekend!
    Peace :)

  6. Gorgeous scenery and the food looks delish!

  7. Wonderful landscape... Peaceful Sky.
    The food looks delicious :)


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