You’ve heard of Chateau Yering and Yering Station; the brands got you here – 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…
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.
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.
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.