More than 25 Yarra Valley wineries are coming to you

Published on 8 April 2020

A group of Yarra Valley winemakers want to bring some shape to your days of physical distancing by creating virtual cellar doors.

With visits to wine regions off the cards for the immediate future, the folks at Wine Yarra Valley have come up with a way to bring the wineries to you. From today you can order a pack of six bottles, each from a different Yarra Valley winemaker, with those same winemakers doing a series of videos and live chats every week.

The first pack includes heavy hitters like Oakridge’s award-winning 864 Funder & Diamond Drive Block chardonnay, Mac Forbes 2018 syrah and Yarra Yering’s shiraz touriga. The line-up of the packs changes every six weeks so you can get to know the region and its producers.

Each Thursday, starting on 9 April, winemakers in the current line-up will do a tour of their winery on the Wine Yarra Valley Instagram, followed by a live Q&A so you can ask them about the wines in your pack – or anything else you’re itching to know. The best wine to pair with your latest slow-cooked wonder, perhaps?

You can also create your own mixed pack, choosing from wines by 29 different producers such as Rob Dolan, Bobar and Chandon.

The best part, of course, is that a designated driver is no longer necessary. But to sweeten the deal even further Wine Yarra Valley are offering all packs at 15 per cent off standard retail prices with free shipping within Australia. And if you’re one of the first 25 people to post a picture of your Yarra Valley pack on Instagram using the tag #YarraValleyAtHome, you could win the second pack in the series.

For more information, head to wineyarravalley.com.au, and follow @wineyarravalley on Instagram to keep up with the virtual cellar door tours each week.

By Emma Breheny