YERINGBERG
Yarra Valley
The de Pury family, vignerons and winemakers at Yeringberg since 1863, produces single vineyard wines from grapes grown on the slopes overlooking the Yarra River floodplain.

"Makes wines for the new millennium from the low yielding vines reestablished on the heart of what was one of the most famous vineyards of the 19th century. In the riper years, the red wines have a generosity of flavor which is rarely encountered."
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (2003)
  • Founded: 1862 (replanted 1961)
  • Owner: The de Pury Family
  • Winemaker: Sandra de Pury (fourth generation)
  • Size: 5 acres
  • Climate: Cool, marginal climate
  • Key Varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Winemaking

Yeringberg produces serious wines, made to mature gracefully with time in the bottle and can always be expected to reward those who have the patience to wait.

While always enjoyable when young, they also have the quality to develop into rich, elegant, mature wines. The reds especially have the structure and balance to ensure longevity and the white wines from supreme vintages live years longer than most Australian whites.

The winemaking process is as simple as possible, resulting in natural rather than over-worked wines. Marsanne, Roussanne, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and the Cabernet family of wines are each handled differently to enhance purity of fruit flavors and “terroir” influence, but all complete their maturation in French oak barrels in the original underground cellars. Marsanne and Roussanne go into older barrels to produce an unoaked style, while a percentage of new French oak barrels among the old are used each year for all the other young wines.

Viticulture

The Yeringberg vineyard is 5 acres, and only estate grown fruit is used for their wines. The grapes are hand picked and sorted prior to crushing, then fermented with care to maintain the quality derived from this exceptional site.

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