When vines were first planted by the Scottish-born Ryrie brothers in 1838, our land named ‘Yering’ by the Aboriginal community became the first vineyard in the state of Victoria. In 1850, the site was sold to a Swiss-Italian immigrant, Paul De Castella. He increased the vineyard by 50 acres, sourcing vines from around the globe including some from Chateau Lafite. Throughout the 1800s, their vineyard was one of the largest in the area. Wines from the Yarra Valley began to make their mark on the world, with Yering Station among the leaders. In 1861, wines from their site won the prized Argus Gold Cup and in 1889 they again triumphed when awarded a Grand Prix at the World Exhibition in Paris. This marked our beginning of building global acclaim.
Now the Rathbone family continue to passionately look to Yering Station’s heritage to inform its future, working tirelessly to preserve these precious artefacts.
An introduction to the world of Yering Station, this wine stands as an exemplary Victorian expression. Produced with clean and modern winemaking techniques, it is silky, fresh and approachable. True to the regional style, it offers red cherries coupled with delicious savoury spice. A silky concentration provides richness and length.
Try with sticky ribs, hoisin duck or pan fried mushrooms in soy sauce and sesame seeds