Shortest Lunch – Winery Profile – Yering Farm Wines – by Denise McCann
Vicki and Alan Johns,
Owners of Yering Farm Wines
Five Generations of Orchardists turned Viticulturists & Winemakers
Yering Farm is steeped in history, for its location and for the vines this site was originally known for. It is located on the original site of the Yeringa Vineyard once owned by the Deschamps family back in the 1800’s.
As fifth generation Orchardists, the Johns family resurrected the property in 1980. The old hay shed was transformed into the charming rustic Cellar Door that you can visit today, complete with the original “Yeringa Vineyard” sign adorning the entrance.
The whole property exudes charm, with commanding views of the Yarra Valley: perfect to linger with a bottle of wine and the Yering Farm “Pruner’s Platter” by the fire or out on the large verandah.
The replanting of grapevines began in 1989 and to this day, all Yering Farm wines are still produced on site from estate grown fruit with the sole focus being to produce high quality, low yielding, hand picked grapes.
Like Alan and Vicki Johns, the wines have passion and personality, as do the fabulous wine labels, especially in the Farmyard series, which includes Run Rabbit Run Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, Duck Down Under Pinot Noir and The Foxtrot Cabernet and Shiraz.
As an Orchardist, a tasting experience would not be the same without trying Alan’s Pink Lady apple cider. It’s delicious!
The most recent addition to Yering Farm is the luxurious self-contained heritage farmhouse. Known as The George at Yering, it is set idyllically amongst the 70 acre orchard and the 30 acre vineyard, all within a short walk to the Cellar Door.
The George at Yering exudes luxury from the moment you enter the front door: a double story home awaits beyond the vaulted ceiling foyer. In the main lounge area with its open fire place, you get to enjoy a complimentary glass of Yering Farm Cabernet Sauvignon aptly named “The George”.
Over the two floors are six large bedrooms, three bathrooms, central dining, library room and a gorgeous timber country kitchen looking out on to the in-ground solar heated saltwater pool and spa with beautifully manicured gardens.
So gather your friends and family and give Vicki a call to book your accommodation for the Shortest Lunch Festival Weekend.
It’s an experience not to be missed.
Shortest Lunch Menu at Yering Farm Wines
Yering Farm will be serving their signature dish of
home made hot apple pies, just like Nanny used to make.
Made from crisp Granny Smith apples, picked fresh from their family orchard, served with fresh fruit, double whipped cream and strawberry coulis
Also on the menu will be a Pruner’s Platter of
mild, mature and vintage cheddars, salami, olives and condiments
served with crackers, fresh fruit and fruit bread
Espresso coffee and live music all weekend
Both menu options will be available all weekend
so drop by to see the Yering Farm family. Everyone is welcome!
St Huberts Road
Yering Vic 3770 Australia
Ph: +61 3 9739 0461
7 DAYS 10am – 5pm
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June, 2016
10am – 5pm