Yarran Wines, Yenda
Visiting Yarran Wines is well worth the short drive from Griffith to Yenda. Here the boutique winery’s cellar door is set apart from other venues in the region by its architecture and elevated vistas of vineyards and Cocoparra National Park.
Yarran is family owned and operated by the Brewer family. Lorraine, along with her late husband John, has been involved in the wine industry as a grower for over 30 years. When son Sam began studying Oenology at Charles Sturt University, the fledgling winery emerged. Producing a single Shiraz in 1998 the Yarran range now has many different varietal table wines including Pinot Grigio and Petit Verdot, rich fortified blends and also a classic Riverina Botrytis style wine.
Creative winemaking coupled with a strong commitment to expressing regional style has been a rewarding mix. Each year Sam will try something a little less mainstream, attempting to challenge and deliver wines with extra element and character to the market place.
Visitors can experience complimentary tastings while chatting with Lorraine about the history of the area and Yarran’s award winning wines.
Check out the Autumn 2016 edition of the Inside the Riverina magazine here.