Australian Bushfires

In us all being kept aware from reports in the media and that available online, Australia is experiencing catastrophic bush fires in most States. As with many natural disasters, lives, homes, land, livestock and wildlife has been destroyed. On behalf of our owner and all staff at Chateau Yering, our thoughts and much love to all who  have been severely impacted. We also take this opportunity to sincerely thank all levels of government and regulatory authority, the CFA and all volunteers involved throughout the country for their incredible commitments to our communities.

While it is natural to feel powerless at such times, the most effective way for you to assist is to continue to travel as planned, or continue to send your clients to visit Australia, and experience the magic of our beautiful country. Many regions in Australia remain safe and continue to welcome visitors. All international airports in Australia are operating as normal.

History talks to our region’s impact of disasters. Fortunately, at this stage we understand Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is not impacted and we remain vigilant in continued awareness and update of changing circumstance. Our accommodation and gardens remain available daily and Sweetwater Cafe open 7 days for breakfast and lunch and Eleonore’s open 7 days for dinner.

Please circulate widely through your networks. For an update on areas affected by the fires, go to the following link:


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.


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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.