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About the Chardonnay Symposium

For the love of Chardonnay

The Chardonnay Symposium Australia will deliver an informative and engaging experience to industry, media and passionate wine consumers that provides insights into world’s current best practice, research and insights, and future trends in growing, making and consuming chardonnay.

By bringing together experts and leaders from around the world to present their knowledge, share their passion and engage with attendees in an intimate setting.

The Chardonnay Symposium Australia will take place on Thursday 31st October 2019 at the Yarra Valley Racing Centre in Yarra Glen, Victoria.

About the Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

One of Australia’s coolest regions, both in climate and in its ability to create diverse, interesting and unique wines. The Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s most prestigious culinary regional destinations.

The Yarra Valley was the first wine growing district in Victoria, with a long history stretching back over 180 years.

Variations in altitude, soil type and microclimates throughout the region allow for many varieties to thrive. Known for its incredible diversity, the Yarra Valley is producing world-renowned Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon in our signature style that creates wines of complexity and finesse. The Yarra Valley is home to many leading winemakers, known for producing some of Australia’s finest wines as well as innovating in embracing emerging varieties and style.

Only an hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley has become a key culinary destination. Exciting regional restaurants, artisan producers, breweries and distilleries are creating impeccable products and experiences that complement the premium wines produced here. Throughout the region, culinary hubs have been created through the emergence of these specialists and visitors can immerse themselves in these villages throughout the region.

Alongside the world class wines and culinary experiences, you can also enjoy the stunning natural environment including breathtaking National Parks, TarraWarra Art Museum and local galleries, Australia’s best native wildlife park Healesville Sanctuary, hot air ballooning over the vineyards at sunrise, and a range of culinary and cultural events across the year.

The Yarra Valley embraces all four seasons and creates a different sensory experience in each – the spectacular gold and orange hues of vintage during Autumn, stark brooding minimalist landscapes in the Winter, lush rich blues and greens of Spring and sunny festive exuberant vibes in Summer.

About Wine Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley Winegrowers Association or Wine Yarra Valley is a non-profit industry association with the purpose of furthering the development of viticulture, winemaking and tourism in the Yarra Valley. Our core activities include:

  • Wine and tourism marketing
  • Viticulture and wine making technical support
  • Advocacy to industry bodies and federal, state and local government