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The Alternative Taste Trail in the Yarra Valley

October 5, 2016 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Only one hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is a gourmet food and cool climate wine region. While pinot noir and chardonnay are the wine heroes, a new world of wine is evolving.


Meander on the Melba Trail and uncover friendly, boutique cellar doors offering an unhurried taste of wine styles from around the world.

The Yarra Valley is home to world class wines and winemakers. We are currently home to both Gourmet Traveller’s Winemaker of the Year, Steve Flamstead of Giant Steps and James Halliday’s Winemaker of the Year, Sarah Crowe of Yarra Yering. So – we know a thing or two about wine in these parts. What we are also, is home to smaller wineries specialising in alternative varieties and larger wineries experimenting with lesser known styles. This trail is all about trying something new, something tended by a winemaker and grower passionate about it’s particular qualities.

Unique flavours, terrifuc stories and a trip around the world learning about origin and heritage is all here for you in the Yarra Valley. Stop off and enjoy your new favourite with lunch at one of the may wineries that also offer meals and go home with a wonderful new view on the world of wine.

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