At YarraLoch all of our wines are made with the same level of care and attention to detail. All of our wines are made with the aim of producing wines of the highest quality. Each wine is released either as an Estate wine or under a Reserve label. YarraLoch does not release wine under a second label.
Wines released under our Estate label represent premium wines of which we are proud and provide a readily accessible means for customers to experience YarraLoch’s wines.
2011 Estate Arneis
Pronounced "ahr nase" this rare variety is originally from Piedmont region of northwestern Italy. This wine is tight and elegant and shows restrained ripe lemon and hints of herbs on the nose. Its palate is light, fresh, crisp and minerally.
2013 Estate Chardonnay
This wine has a fine and elegant nose showing complex matchstick and sulphites characters combined with lemon pith, chalk and citrus notes. The palate is tight, focussed and elegant requiring time to develop and express its fruit.
2011 Estate Pinot Noir
This wine shows lifted perfume of violets, rhubarb, spice, ripe cherries, and smoky oak nuances on the nose. The palate is medium weight with ripe cherries, rhubarb and minerals, framed by subtle smoky oak and a core of firm but fine tannin and a crisp acid finish.
2012 Estate Pinot Noir
This wine shows rich dark fruits and smoky oak nuances on the nose. The palate is long and savoury with ripe dark cherry fruit, minerals and sweet smoky oak overtones with fine tannin and a crisp acid finish.
When a particular wine is of exceptional quality and also has the elegance, balance and complexity consistent with the style we aspire to produce, it will be released under the Stephanie'’s Dream label. Usually this will not occur every year, but rather only when vintage conditions at our particular site have been especially favourable and we have succeeded through the winemaking process in translating that into outstanding wine. We also release under The Collection label wines which are similarly outstanding but are made from parcels of fruit which originate from outside the Yarra Valley.
2012 Stephanie's Dream Chardonnay
This is a tight, elegant and complex wine showing pristine lemon and lime fruit with notes of matchstick seamlessly interwoven with subtle oak nuances. The palate is focussed and tightly structured with great persistence and a long zesty finish.
2012 Stephanie's Dream Pinot Noir
This wine shows a complex nose of ripe dark cherries, plums and spicy oak nuances. The palate is juicy yet savoury with concentrated dark fruits supported by firm tannins and a long crisp finish.
2007 Stephanie's Dream Yarra Valley Shiraz
Made from low cropped fully ripe Heathcote shiraz, this wine is very complex with concentrated ripe plums, dark chocolate, savoury meaty characters and integrated smoky oak on the nose. A rich velvety mid-palate texture gives way to tingling acidity and soft but persistent tannin.
The Morpheus Label will rarely be released. It is reserved for those occasions when site, climate and winemaking work in unison to produce a wine that is truly world class.
2005 Morpheus Merlot
This wine is deep, dark and concentrated. It has amazing depth, intensity and balance on the nose with liquorice, spice and dark ripe plums supported by charred oak nuances. The palate has great ripe fruit power but still retains balance, with an integrated backbone of firm tannin and a savoury, earthy complexity supported by abundant acidity.