Try Our Wines For Free In The City!
Join 14 members of the Yarra Valley Smaller Wineries Association for a delightful evening of free wine tasting in Collingwood!
A collaboration with Into Coffee, Into The Valley brings an authentic taste of the Yarra Valley to the city by offering tastings from family-owned, small-batch wineries.
Try exquisite Yarra Valley varietals wines while mingling with fellow wine enthusiasts every Thursday night for three weeks between September 21 and 5 October 2023.
Located at 2A Robert Street, Collingwood, the cozy venue provides the perfect ambiance for indulging in a variety of Yarra Valley wines - from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to alternative varietals like Barbera and Fiano.
Whether you are a wine lover keen to discover the hidden gems of the Yarra Valley, or are in need of a fun experience to try with your mates, this event is for you.
You'll even get a chance to meet the winemaker of each drop you try, and these friendly folks will guide you through the tasting and share personal insights about each wine.
Spots are limited, so mark your calendars for Into The Valley at Into Coffee and join us for an unforgettable evening.
We can't wait to raise a glass with you!
Into The Valley Dates
Thursday 21 September 2023
6:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday 28 September 2023
6:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday 5 October 2023
6:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00pm - 8:00pm
The D’Aloisio family have been involved in the agricultural heritage of the Yarra Valley since the late 1960s, and in 1994 planted the first vines.
Plantings initially included traditional varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 2011 saw the introduction of Italian varietals like Barbera and Sangiovese.
Elmswood boasts award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Riesling grown locally on the red volcanic soils of the far southern side of the Yarra Valley.
The family is dedicated to improving the sustainability and biodiversity of the vineyard and has been conducting trials with making their own composts, as well as the application of biodynamic sprays.
Inspired through generations of dreams, Kellybrook is a hidden oasis on Melbourne’s doorstep.
With an extensive range of expressive wines, authentic ciders, unique apple brandy, and lush gardens to explore, Kellybrook offers everything you need to create memories.
The winery has since been producing an extensive range of premium quality wines, including sparklings and several other award-winning table wines.
Established by the Smedley family in 1999, Mandala Wines is a Five-Star James Halliday-rated winery in the Yarra Valley.
The main site and Cellar Door at Dixon's Creek offers a full range of prized Estate wines for tasting, along with its renowned assortment of Single-Site wines.
Mandala was established to be a legacy for the future generations of the Smedleys, and to be indulged by whomever catches the wine bug - their place is your place.
Payne’s Rise is incorporated into the 1860's homestead and property of Seville's first settler, Thomas Payne.
The cellar door gives visitors the opportunity to wander through the original house and outbuildings.
The boutique family-run winery specialises in small batch wines produced from carefully selected fruit from their vineyard in Seville, Victoria.
Established in 1991 by the D'Aloisio family, Seville Hill Winery has been producing wines from one of the most elevated and cooler properties in Seville and the Yarra Valley.
Once an orchard of cherry trees that still flower beautifully to this day, the present site consists of traditional Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot vines, as well as several international grape varietals such as Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Barbera.
Nestled in the southern hills of the Yarra Valley, Six Acres boutique winery and vineyard is owned and worked by the Zuccaro Family.
As winemaker, Ralph Zuccaro is moving towards a more minimal intervention winemaking practice. They only use organic sprays and practices to maximise the health of the soils. Their aim is to produce bright, textural and complex wines in a way that works for the expression of the quality of their grapes and vineyard.
Soumah is a family-owned winery inspired by Italian life, wine and food. From a winemaking perspective, the team at Soumah believes the terroir of Gruyere is similar to northern Italy, with short, dry, hot summers and cool nights throughout.
Even the fog that descends upon the Yarra Valley in late summer is reminiscent of those lands. As its wine selection expands, the winery continues to focus on classic Yarra Valley varietals such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well styles from northern Italy including Savarro and Pinot Grigio and the eastern French varieties of Shiraz and Viognier.
Steels Gate centres around Vignerons and husbands, Matthew Davis and Brad Atkins, and their son Sebastian, who have been producing unique, award-winning wines in the Yarra Valley since 2010.
Steels Gate comprises of two hand-crafted boutique vineyards within the Yarra Valley. The Home Block Vineyard, situated at 230m above sea level, was planted in the late 1970’s on an undulating slope on friable grey loam soils. The Dixon's Creek vineyard is situated 150m above sea level and was planted in the early 1980s. It is where the cellar door and renowned restaurant reside today.
Sutherland Estate has one of the most spectacular vineyard sites in Australia.
On high ground at the southern edge of the Great Divide, the cathedral-ceilinged cellar door and large outside deck command impressive views down the Yarra Valley and far into the distance.
As a family-run boutique winery, Angus and Cathy are committed to producing the highest quality wines of true regional character.
An ex-ballerina and ex-barrister, the pair produces less than 2000 cases each vintage.
First purchased in 1995 by Leon and Rita Tokar, the family worked hard to transform land that was covered in thistles, tussock grass and snakes into a high quality vineyard.
In addition to planting traditional varieties such as Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Chardonnay, they were the first in the Valley to plant the Spanish varietal Tempranillo.
Over the years, the Tokars have proven to detractors that taking risks can pay off, and Tempranillo is now one of their signature wines.
The Magdziarz family established Warramunda Estate in 2007 after long careers in the local hospitality industry, and hand-planting their first vineyard in the Macedon Ranges.
The family built on the existing, fruitful land in Yarra Valley's Coldstream with a deep respect for the surrounding landscape and a vision for terroir-driven wines.
With that in mind, they make their wines following biodynamic principles, with the vines being unirrigated and wines being all naturally fermented with wild yeast.
Established in 1985 upon the red, rich soils of the Upper Yarra Valley, Whispering Hills Vineyard is a family-run winery that has been producing elegant cool, climate wines for over twenty vintages.
The vineyard was established in 1985 by the Lyons family, with further plantings made in 1996 and 2003. It now comprises Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines. The wines reflect the vineyard site where they are grown and convey each individual grape's sense of place.
Whispering Hills is renowned for its exceptional sparkling wines in particular, as well as its cool-climate Syrahs.
Yering Farm Wines was officially established with the planting of the first vine in 1989. However the first vineyard on this site was ‘Yeringa Vineyards’ settled by the Deschamps family in the 1800’s.
For Alan Johns, it was clear from the beginning that he wanted to incorporate the past and the lands rich history - merging both historic and modern perspectives to inject new life into the resurgence of the Yarra Valley and its footprint in the wine world. He then took cuttings from Cabernet vines that were sourced from the clone acclaimed from the property's forefather, Joseph Deschamps.