Just east of Melbourne, in Victoria, is the wine region of Yarra Valley. It has one of the lowest mean January temperatures of the Victorian wine regions (18.9℃) and is one of the largest wine regions outside of Murray Darling - Swan Hill. 

The GI is 3,130 km2 in size and has a total of 2,837 hectares of vineyards. The main varieties grown in the region are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Yarra Valley Regional Snapshot 2020

Regional Snapshots are one-page profiles updated annually of individual Australian wine regions. They provide at-a-glance summary statistics on: climatic characteristics, viticulture data, winegrape production, and winegrape price and export sales data for wine, compared against the same statistics for the whole of Australia.

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Yarra Valley
Yarra Valley
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2,837ha
Total vineyard area
17-1338m
Altitude
37° 49'S
Latitude
559mm
Growing season rainfall
18.9°c
Mean temperature (Jan)
Climate
  • Difference in altitude and aspect leads to substantial variation in mesoclimate
  • Even warmest sites are relatively cool
  • Mean January temperature in Healesville is 19.4°C
  • Of the annual rainfall of 1160mm only 200mm falls between October and April
Soil
  • Grey-brown sandy loam with a mix of rocky clay sub-soil. Derived from the ancient sandstone of the Great Dividing Range
  • Younger red soils of volcanic origin

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