The Yarra Valley is the region surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria, Australia, Victoria, Australia. The river originates approximately east of the Melbourne central business district and flows towards it and out into Port Phillip Bay. The name Yarra Valley is used in reference to the upper regions surrounding the Yarra River and generally does not encompass the lower regions including the city and suburban areas, where the topography flattens out, or the upper reaches which are in inaccessible bushland. Included in the Yarra Valley is the sub-region of the Upper Yarra Valley which encompasses the towns of the former Shire of Upper Yarra in the catchment area upstream of and including Woori Yallock. The Yarra Valley is a popular day-trip and tourist area, featuring a range of natural features and agricultural produce, as well as the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail. The Yarra Valley is host to a thriving viticulture, wine growing industry. The area's relatively cool climate makes it particularly suited to the production of high-quality chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wine.The-Wine-Library
Wine in the Yarra Valley Yarra Valley towns fall under the Shire of Nillumbik, Nillumbik and Shire of Yarra Ranges, Yarra Ranges Shire Councils. Major towns include Coldstream, Victoria, Coldstream, Yarra Glen, Victoria, Yarra Glen, Healesville, Victoria, Healesville and Warburton, Victoria, Warburton. It is also the filming location for the first two seasons of ''The Saddle Club''.

See also

*Yarra Valley (wine) *Australian wine *Shire of Upper Yarra *Shire of Healesville


* Brian Finlayson: The Physical Geography of the Yarra Valleymore, in: Yarra River Conference, 13–16 April 1991, pp. 1–10


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