Yarran Wines is a family owned and operated winery. The vineyards, winery and cellar door are all located a short distance from Yenda, NSW. Yenda is part of the Riverina region, the area has a long tradition for winemaking dating back to 1913 and is well reknowned for producing high quality wines.
Fruit has been grown on the family vineyard for 35 years, an interest to create wine from a viticultural background occurred in the late 90’s. The family business has since grown from producing a single Shiraz in 1998 to many different varietal table wines, rich fortified blends and also a classic Riverina Botrytis sweet wine style (Noble rot).
The winery began with Lorraine and John (late) Brewer of which have been grape growers in the region for over 30 years. When son Sam developed a keen interest in wine and began studying Oenology at Charles Sturt University in 1998 the fledgling winery emerged.
Lorraine is actively involved in running the winery administration while vineyard co-owner Jim Maier manages fruit production. Sam’s role is winemaking; Sam has gained experience in many different wine regions such as the Yarra Valley, King Valley, Sonoma Valley (US), China and the Riverina. In 2009 Sam joined the business full time as winemaker.
The winemaking philosophy behind the wines has evolved over time with each vintage being finely tuned to deliver the highest quality wines to our customers. Creative winemaking coupled with a strong commitment to expressing regional style has been a rewarding mix. Each vintage our wines continue to be of a high standard and have gathered exciting accolades and reviews. We are always trying something a little less mainstream each year, attempting to challenge ourselves and delivering wines with an extra element and character to the market place.