Yarra Yering is located in the beautiful Yarra Valley, just one hour northeast of Melbourne. The iconic winery was established by botanist Dr Bailey Carrodus in 1969, with the first commercial vintage in 1973. Dry Red Wine No.1 and Dry Red Wine No.2 were the results of this vintage and were the two wines on which the brand's reputation was built.
Carrodus was revered for his blending prowess. Dry Red Wine No.1, a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot, was inspired by the famous red wines of Bordeaux; Dry Red Wine No.2, a Northern Rhône-inspired blend, was Australia's first shiraz viognier. Today, with the evolution of vineyard plantings, it is a blend of shiraz, viognier, marsanne and mataro.
Langton's Classification of Australian Wine (Classification VII) was released on 1 September, 2018. Yarra Yering proudly boasts the classification of both Dry Red Wine No.1 and Dry Red Wine No.2, which have been made every year since 1973 and sit amongst Australia's greatest wines in a 136-strong list.
"This recognises years of hard work by the team at Yarra Yering," said winemaker Sarah Crowe on hearing the news. "Accolades such as this don't happen overnight; it takes years of steady dedication and demonstrates brand confidence for the consumer."
The inaugural Langton's Classification of Australian Wine was released in 1990 and included just 34 wines, three of which were made by Yarra Yering. Dry Red Wine No.1 has enjoyed continual classification since that first edition, reflecting its position as the flagship wine of Yarra Yering.
The 2016 vintage – the current release of wines – is available for tasting and purchase in the property's Tasting Room. Yarra Yering invites you to visit the vineyard and enjoy these stunning wines in the renovated home of Dr Carrodus, situated on his beloved vineyard in Gruyere in the Yarra Valley. Located an easy one-hour drive from Melbourne CBD or Tullamarine Airport, you can also sample the limited museum release wines of Dry Red Wine No.1 and Dry Red Wine No.2.
Learn more about the wines and history of Yarra Yering at yarrayering.com.