A Guide to Matching Our Pinot Noir With Food

Published on: 13th May 2021

At Yering Station, Pinot Noir is our heartland. It’s in our blood.

And because of that, you’ll find several different Pinot Noir wines in our fold. Each impressive and unique in their own right, but the commonality across them all can be found in their inherent elegance.

Fragrant, juicy, vibrant, savoury spiced. These characters make our brand of cool climate Pinot Noir one of the most food-friendly red varieties you could opt for.

Read on to learn about all things Pinot – along with uncovering the perfect culinary match for our current releases, as recommended by our senior winemaker Brendan Hawker.


Little Yering Pinot Noir

If you’re new to Pinot Noir and don’t quite know where to start, then this is the drop for you. A Victorian expression, this wine is made with clean, modern winemaking techniques – making it super fresh and approachable. True to the Victorian style, it offers red cherries and a dash of delicious savoury spice. An easy-drinker, it serves as the perfect weeknight staple to always have on hand at home.

Pairing recommendation: warm autumn salad of mixed grains, vegetables and grilled haloumi

View our current release, available online now.


Village Pinot Noir

Moving into Yarra Valley fruit, a large portion of which is grown on our vineyards, this wine expresses what our regional home does best – growing bright, vibrant and juicy Pinot Noir grapes. Think fragrant raspberries, a web of savoury spice and a lick of milk chocolate. A great option for those that are seeking an approachable Pinot to match with autumn-style dinner dishes – from pasta and risotto to duck and lamb.

Pairing recommendation: wild mushroom risotto, using dried porcini or portobello mushrooms

View our current release, available online now.


Yering Station Pinot Noir

Yering Station in a glass. If you can’t get to our Yarra Valley cellar door, then this is your next best bet. Made with fruit produced from our estate vineyards, this Pinot Noir is the proud definition of our house style. It opens with a perfume of blue flowers, followed by dark cherries and paradise spice. Power, beauty and complexity – all at once. A wine that will never fail to impress at a dinner with good company.

Pairing recommendation: charcuterie board with cheese and cured meats

View our current release, available online now.


Single Vineyard Laura Barnes Pinot Noir

This one’s for all the Pinot lovers looking for something a little left of the traditional centre. Our single vineyard series don’t typically represent our house style, but instead showcase our unique terroir in its purest of forms. In this case, you can expect a powerful Pinot that’s richer and denser than what you’d normally expect from the variety. Dark fruits, five spice, cardamom, herbs and star anise. A special parcel, it hails from our esteemed Laura Barnes site and is its first single vineyard Pinot release in 20 years.

Pairing recommendation: chargrilled steak with peppercorn jus

View our current release, available online now.


Reserve Pinot Noir

This one’s for the collectors. Meet our flagship Pinot Noir. Only made in the best years, using only the best parcels of fruit. This wine wears its label with pride. Its sole ambition is to epitomise time, place and effort of the vintage at hand. Typically a full spectrum of luscious dark fruits, finishing in a fanfare of silky tannins. A special wine for a special someone, or a special occasion – now or in years to come. One that we encourage you to carefully cellar, in this case up to 2030 or longer dependant on personal preference. You can also opt to purchase this style in a beautiful, branded gift box.

Pairing recommendation: confit duck leg with pea puree

View our current release, available online now.