Discover our special Yarra Glen and Coldstream vineyards.

The Yarra Valley is considered Australia’s most prominent cool climate region, revered for producing exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The variable and long growing seasons experienced in the Yarra Valley encourages distinctive varietal flavour and complex structure, hallmarks of our regionally expressive Yering Station wines.

 

Our vineyards are made up of five Yarra Valley sites across the Yarra Glen and Coldstream subregions.

Each site has subtle changes in soil, aspect and elevation which enable us to make the most of each vintage’s climatic differences. At Yering Station, soils, canopies and yields are carefully managed to ensure the highest quality fruit makes it to our winery, and then to your bottle.

pinotEach vintage, we employ the use of precision viticulture to map and isolate the finest parcels from the best blocks and the best rows. Such practices include cutting-edge soil and canopy mapping technology.

By using precision viticulture, we’re able to highlight immaculate parcels and honour them with integrity.

Our flagship wine, the Scarlett Pinot Noir, proudly epitomises this viticultural approach, which was originally pioneered at Yering Station by the late Nathan Scarlett.

Rod Harrison

Yering Station – Chief Viticulturist


As Chief Viticulturist, Rod oversees the entire family of Yering Station vines.

Born and bred in country Victoria, Rod has followed his connection to the land from a young age. Growing up on the Murray River, a local winery inspired his early interest in viticulture. Rod says, “I was always going to be a farmer, it just felt right.”

Moving to the Yarra Valley after high school, Rod took a job with Hardy’s Wines while studying viticulture at Melbourne University. Equipped with knowledge, Rod then moved into a vineyard management role in the Murrundindi region before setting up his own viticultural consultancy business with contracts throughout the Yarra Valley.

After the devastating 2009 fires in the area, Rod decided to take a break from viticulture and embarked on a career change in construction as a Branch Manager. Missing the daily connection to the land, Rod eventually returned to viticulture, managing the vineyards at Mac Forbes.

In 2013, Rod joined the Yering Station team as a Vineyard Manager. In this time, Rod has developed a profound knowledge of Yering Station’s sprawling sites, leading him into the Chief Viticulturist position. Rod’s vision reflects Yering Station’s overarching ethos; the celebration of true regional authenticity. Rod and his team take care in ensuring an individual approach is taken across each Yering Station block, recognising the distinctive characters that each contributes.