All change in the Yarra

16 November 2019 Almost 30 new tasting notes that were inadvertently omitted when this article was originally published two days ago have just been added to this tasting article. See also Chinese adventures in Australia.

14 November 2019 Australia is in thrall to Pinot Noir, and the Yarra Valley is cashing in – but for how long? 

The Yarra Valley, less than an hour’s drive east of the food and wine city of Melbourne, was in the 1980s best known for its Cabernet, and the then-scorned Shiraz. Then its cooler sites, notably in the Upper Yarra in the south east of the region,...

Balloons over Punt Road, Yarra Valley early one November morning