Yering Station needs no introduction, especially among the wine lovers of Australia. The oldest winery of Victoria, Yering Station is also one of the most beautiful wineries located in Yarra Valley.
I have been to Yering Station a few times for wine tastings, cellar door experiences and even the farmer’s market that’s held monthly at the winery. But this was the first time I decided to dine at the restaurant.
The view from the restaurant is spectacular; the tall glass windows offer you a panoramic glimpse of the vineyards and Yarra Ranges as far as eyes can see.
The menu at Yering Station is modern Australian, seasonal and focusing strongly on the best produce that Yarra Valley has to offer. The understated elegance of the winery is visible in the food too and with the best Yering Station wines to match, it is nothing short of a brilliant gastronomic experience.
You can choose from a 2-course or a 3-course menu. I was surprised that the portion sizes were large so do keep that in mind if you are a light eater.
As a blogger, I often take the liberty to sample food from every else’s plate, so I got to enjoy more than just the dishes I had ordered.
I will not talk much about the wines as we went with the suggestions by the staff. And unless you have strong preferences, I would advise you to do the same.
From the entrée menu at Yering Station restaurant, we tried out three different dishes.
Prawn filled zucchini flower | paprika hummus | fig – I am a huge fan of stuffed zucchini flowers, and this was a delicious version with juicy prawns. The paprika hummus lent a creamy base with the slightest kick of chilli to the fried flowers. I was not sure of the fig, but it turned out to be a sweet surprise complementing the overall flavours perfectly.
Smoked duck | zucchini | cashew nut cream | pomegranate – Another entrée where each component on the plate worked like magic. The smoked duck was so tender that it literally melted in my mouth.
Pork belly | parsnip | wasabi | sesame | Davidson plum – A perfect piece of pork belly; it had the right proportion of crispy skin, fat and meat that made for a delicious mouthful. The play of wasabi against the sweetness of the plums was interesting.
From the mains menu at Yering Station, we tried out three dishes.
Market fish | scallop | potato | kohlrabi | tarragon | beurre blanc – The market fish for the day was King George whiting which is one of my favourite fish in the world. The beurre blanc was outstanding, loads of flavour but letting the fish shine through.
Chicken | miso | spiced eggplant | polenta – Perfectly grilled, juicy chicken on a bed of polenta with a delicious miso sauce to accompany. Another standout dish here.
Lamb rack | braised shoulder | Brussel sprout | radicchio relish – A truly indulgent dish for any meat lover with the combination of both lamb rack and braised shoulder on the same plate.
From the dessert menu at Yering Station, we tried out the Panna cotta | lime | yoghurt | honey | fig | granola. A creamy perfectly set pannacotta, it was a perfect ending to the meal. Not too heavy which was wonderful after the huge mains.
And since cheese and wine is something I totally enjoy, also tried out the Soft | Brillat savarin triple cream cheese served along with crackers and fruits.
In short, Yering Station is a must visit winery in Victoria. You can go there for amazing wines, food amidst spectacular views.
Yering Station Winery
38 Melba Hwy, Yering VIC 3770
Website – https://www.yering.com/