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You’ve heard of Chateau Yering and Yering Station; now let us take you on a journey of regional exploration, vigneron story, much entertainment and immense joy that talks to over 100 years history and brings us to this day…

Today, heritage listed Chateau Yering Hotel offers a state of great comfort and elegance in the region’s stateliest accommodation; Boasting antique furniture and fittings and white marble bathrooms reminiscent of that Hubert de Castella described of how hand-made bricks were accumulated on site and expensive fittings such as the marble fire surrounds and cedar timbers from NSW were brought by bullock cart from Melbourne.

In 1837 brothers William, Donald and James Ryrie, accompanied by four convict stockmen, set out from Monaro in NSW driving 250 head of stock eventually arriving in the Yarra Valley where they settled at the current location of Yering. Donald Ryrie continued in occupation until the sale to Paul de Castella in 1850.  Paul de Castella lived in Ryrie’s house until the present mansion was constructed in 1854 and it is well celebrated as the social centre of the Yarra Valley.  A century later, Chateau Yering was purchased in 1996 by Len and Elly Milner who developed the property beyond the house determined that the added accommodation suites reflect its heritage. In 2018 well-known Chinese Architect Max Zhang purchased the property with ongoing commitment to continue to preserve the property’s history and splendour.

The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s premier wine region and the hotel is adjacent to the world-renowned Yering Station Winery. Chateau Yering Hotel was the site of the first vineyard planted in the region in 1838 and the stone wine cellar, built in 1840, is still in use today.


Approach to your suite takes you through the splendour of the original home and either Eleonore’s Restaurant or Sweetwater Café and on into the wide corridors of the North or South accommodation wing. The Stables and all suites draw your attention out to the lawns where you briefly imagine ladies in their finery, twirling parasols joining partners for a quiet afternoon stroll. Returning to your own surrounds you find impeccable attention to detail in antique furnishings and an escape to a time far removed from radio, TV and smartphones. All Suites individually designed and named after something or someone of great influence with the property or the Yarra Valley since the 1800s.



Eleonore’s Restaurant, named after one of the Yarra Valley’s pioneers, is an elegant, fine dining room enjoyed by guests of the hotel and visitors celebrating special occasions. Business or smart casual dress is appropriate. The Restaurant is open each evening from 6pm with last seated at 8:30pm.

Reservations are appreciated.

Open seven days on two or three course dining options.

Traditional High Tea on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.



The light-filled atrium and more spontaneous atmosphere of Sweetwater Café is a social centre for local residents and winemakers and retreat for Melbourne’s day trippers exploring the cellar doors of the Yarra Valley.


Len and Elly Milner’s foresight into the regions attraction for special events realised The Oak Room, a private 80 -100 guest function room filled with natural light and opening to the most spectacular views of the vine and grazing fields and ranges beyond. Opulence would not be as appropriate description as simply – A pleasure rarely obtained.



As was customary of the period, a private meeting or dining room played host to special guests and dignitaries. The Chinese Room is flooded with natural light, private and the ideal board, meeting, strategic planning or dining room for executive teams and family meetings.