Established in year 1838, Yering Station was founded by Ryrie brothers who adopted the “Yering” as the aboriginal name for their new station. The Rathbone family bought the property in 1996 drawn to its rich history, natural beauty as well as its great promise of wines.
Yering Station is considered as one of the jewels of the Yarra Valley region, which attracts wine enthusiasts and tourists from across the world. Recognised for its landmark restaurant and winery complex, the structure sits harmoniously within the heritage architecture’s landscape and the best vineyards from which their winemakers make award winning wines.
History of Yering Station
Ryrie brothers were born and raised in Scotland. They ventured into Yarra Valley, which acquires 43,000 acres and called it “Yering”. The brothers planted 2 grape varieties , yet primarily used the land for cattle. During earl 1850s, Paul de Castella became the owner of Yering Station and started developing from what remained a cattle station into winemaking landmark in Victoria.
For several years, the vineyard of Yering Station was one of the biggest in the area and the holiday makers and visitors to Yarra Valley increased. The wines here started to make their mark in the world, allowing Yering to get awards including a 1889 Grand Prix at Universal Exhibition in Paris, where only 14 awards were presented internationally; and the Argus Gold Cup in 1861 for the best Victorian Vineyard.
Yering Station Today
The Rathbone family are lovers of wines and they contemplated the thought of becoming wine producers for many years prior to their purchase. Having planted Laura Barnes Vineyard in 1995 and with the background in agriculture, passion for the industry of wines, and manufacturing of the family, purchasing Yering Station was definitely an obvious and inevitable step forward. This progression combined with a family of talents allowed them to make a successful business around quality wine. The purchase of Yering Station by the Rathbones also brought forth a successful venture with the Champagne Devaux.
Yering Station continues to be family operated and owned winery committed in producing wines known for its distinction and quality and the family is also dedicated in providing an environment that enables its passionate young team to thrive.
In year 2008, Willy Lunn partnered with Yering Station as Chief Winemaker. Willy continued to be a welcome addition to the team of Yering Station and his passion for wine industry as well as commitment to encouraging strong culture that allowed Yering to thrive. The significance of rich heritage is still a prominent and visible feature of the Yering Station and this includes the original avenue of the elms, early winery building, and heritage-listed barn.
Yering Station As a Perfect Venue for Weddings
With the location of Yering Station and incredible collection of wines, there is no doubt that it’s one of the best places for both wine lovers and lovers who are hosting a wedding. Renowned for being globally recognised winemakers, a venue with stunning views and ample wedding photography opportunities around and nearby the property make this a popular venue for weddings in the Yarra Valley.
If you’re planning a wedding in the Yarra Valley then check out our reviews of recommended wedding venues that are great as venues as well as your wedding photography. Click the link to see photos from a recent Yering Station wedding.