Killara Estate in the Yarra Valley

Killara Estate in the Yarra Valley

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 01/30/2016

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Only an hour from Melbourne, Killara Estate is one of the most picturesque sites in the Yarra Valley, and a remarkable place to enjoy the local food and wine!

All you wine lovers out there, look no further as Yarra Valley is your heaven on earth! The Yarra Valley is perfectly located just one hour outside of the bustling city of Melbourne. Home to a huge range of wineries, it is listed as one of the best destinations for a wonderful weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne. It is a wine country at its finest,  presenting some of the best wines produced in all of Australia. One of the best winieires to stop into is the popular Killara Estate, known to locals as the number one go-to winery in all of the Yarra Valley.

About Killara Estate

If you are looking for the best of the best wine, then look no further than Killara Estate. Killara, meaning ‘always there’ in the local Aboriginal language, is an estate that puts others to shame. Founded in 1890, Killara Estate is one of the most stunning wineries you can visit out in the Yarra Valley. All of their wine is grown and produced and sold on the property. Standouts include their Killara Premium label, where all grapes are hand-picked and wood matured. Those in the Premium label include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Merlot, and Shiraz.

It is more than just a winery, with the estate catering to a variety of interests and palettes. True to the Italian heritage of the owners, Killara Estate is very family-friendly. With an outdoor fireplace, large seating area, and a kid’s playground, the winery invites you to enjoy the space as if you were part of the family. The fireplace outside creates an inviting ambience any time of the year, especially in the wintertime when the temperature drops. It also is home to a cafe that produces fresh rustic Italian specialties. Majority of the fruits and vegetables that are used in the dishes are grown there, as the owners aren’t just winemakers, but fanatic farmers, putting their passion to practice to produce beautiful food both in the ground and out in the cafe.

It is home to over 80 acres of rolling hills and vines, Killara is a picturesque place to visit beyond the winery’s walls. Many visitors decide to stroll about the acres prior to their wine tasting or lunch, walking through the stunning greenery to enjoy Yarra Valley’s extensive landscape! Killara Estate is so stunning, it is a frequent place for events, being a popular wedding venue, corporate event locations, wine tours, classes, and even BBQs for birthdays.

If you’re looking to road trip for the weekend or just a day out of the city, visiting Killara Estate in the Yarra Valley is a fantastic way to see the best of the area.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.