Yering Farm is steeped in history, for its location and for the wines this site was originally know for. It is located on the original site of the Yeringa Vineyard once owned by the Deschamps family backs in the 1800's.
As fifth generation Orchardists, the Johns family resurrected the property in 1980. The replanting of the 30 acre vineyard began in 1989 and to this day, all Yering Farm wines are still produced on site from estate grown fruit with the sole focus being to produce high quality, low yielding hand picked grapes. From budburst to bottling, every stage of production is personally controlled by winemaker and owner Alan Johns. Constant monitoring and expert analysis prior to bottling is paramount in the creation of each vintage. The vineyard team is committed to low impact viticultural practices and works with seasonal constraints to limit chemical input, on the non-irrigated land.
The old hay shed was transformed into the charming Cellar Door that you can visit today, complete with the original 'Yeringa Vineyard' sign adorning the entrance. The whole property exudes charm with commanding views of the Yarra Valley; perfect to linger with a bottle of wine and the Yering Farm 'Pruner's Platter by the fire or out on the large verandah. You can also bring a picnic or use the BBQ facilities for a small fee(bookings essential).
Like Alan and Vicki Johns, the wines have passion and personality, as do the fabulous wine labels, especially in the Farmyard Series, which includes the Run Rabbit Run Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, Duck Down Under Pinot Noir and The Foxtrot Cabernet and Shiraz.
As an Orchardist, a tasting experience would not be the same without trying Alan's Pink Lady apple cider, it's delicious!
The most recent addition to Yering Farm is the luxurious self-containment farmhouse. Known as 'The George at Yering', it is set idyllically amongst the 70 acre orchard and is within a short walk to the Cellar door. 'The George at Yering' exudes luxury from the moment you enter the front door. A double story home await beyond the vaulted ceiling foyer. In the main lounge area with it's open fire place, you can enjoy a complimentary glass of Yering Farm Cabernet Sauvignon aptly named "The George" after Alan's father, George Johns.
Over the two floors are seven large bedrooms, central dining, library room and a gorgeous time country kitchen looking out onto the in-ground solor heated saltwater pool and spa with beautifully manicured gardens. Check out our website for more information!