Pay a visit to the Upper Yarra Valley this summer

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Pay a visit to the Upper Yarra Valley this summer. A sub-region of Melbourne’s world-famous Yarra Valley, the Upper Yarra Valley is lesser known but its beauty and serenity can’t be surpassed. Distinct from the wider Yarra Valley region, the Upper Yarra Valley sits higher in elevation and has a unique microclimate with higher rainfall. 

Surrounded by bush-covered mountains and extremely picturesque, a visit to the Upper Yarra Valley can’t be missed, and this guide will assist in making the most of a trip to this stunning region. 

Yarra Valley Cherries

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Yarra Valley Cherries is a boutique cherry farm located in Seville in the Upper Yarra Valley. Their orchard is situated in the lee of the Warramate Hills, and the microclimate and terroir of the Upper Yarra Valley produces firm and crunchy cherries that are rich in flavour. Their fruit is grown, picked, graded and packed right on the farm, which guarantees their freshness. 

Pay a visit to their farmgate sales shop during the cherry season to purchase their freshly picked premium cherries, plus unique products like cherry jam and 100% cold pressed cherry juice. 

Start your exploration of the beautiful Upper Yarra Valley at Yarra Valley Cherries and enjoy a taste of summer with their delightful fruit. 

Yarra Valley Cherries
585 Victoria Road
Seville VIC 3139
https://yarravalleycherries.com.au

Seville Estate

Seville Estate is the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion Winery of the Year and is one of the finest wine producers in the Yarra Valley. Visit their cellar door to taste their award-winning wines or enjoy a meal in their onsite restaurant. With a regularly changing menu, based on locally sourced produce and inspired by the seasons, a visit to Seville Estate will delight time and time again.   

Seville Estate also offers boutique style accommodation overlooking the vineyard and lake, with a backdrop of soaring views of the Upper Yarra Valley. 

Seville Estate
65 Linwood Road
Seville VIC 3139
http://www.sevilleestate.com.au

Payne’s Rise

Payne’s Rise Wines in the Upper Yarra Valley is a charming boutique winery that specialises in small batch wines. Their cellar door is incorporated into the 1860s homestead and property of Seville’s first settler, Thomas Payne, and visitors to the winery are able to visit the original house and outbuildings. In addition to sampling their fine wines and experiencing the history of the property, visitors can also relax under ancient elms and oaks while enjoying the wonderful view alongside a cheese platter, coffee, or cake. 

Payne’s Rise
10 Paynes Road 
Seville 3139
https://www.paynesrise.com.au

Killara Estate

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Killara Estate is a remarkable place to enjoy food and wine in a warm and relaxing setting. It’s located on one of the most picturesque sites in the Upper Yarra Valley, with their cellar door and restaurant overlooking over 100 acres of wines that are framed perfectly by the Great Dividing Range and the Dandenongs. 

Pay a visit to their cellar door to taste their elegant wines, all of which are grown, produced and sold on the property. Don’t miss out on a meal from their restaurant, which emphasises rustic Italian food. At Killara Estate, good wine, good food, and good company are all equally important, and with an outdoor fireplace, large seating area, and kid’s playground, the location is perfect for all to enjoy. 

Killara Estate
Cnr Warburton Hwy & Sunnyside Road
Seville East VIC 3139
https://www.killaraestate.com.au

Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods

Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods has been home to the Yarra Valley’s favourite preserves for over 20 years. Using the purest natural ingredients and fresh Australian local produce, they manufacture delicious small batches of salad dressings, jams, jellies, mustards, cordials, chutneys, relishes, and more – all of which are packed with extraordinary flavour. 

Their newly opened retail farm gate store showcases their gourmet condiment range, with the opportunity to sample some of their great products. They’re open from 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week. 

Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods 
814 Warburton Highway
Seville, Victoria, 3139
https://www.yarravalleygourmetfoods.com.au

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