Our Story begins with Lorraine and John (late) Brewer, of which have been grape growers in the region for over 40 years. Grape production and agriculture has always been a strong passion for our family, continually looking for ways to develop and nurture our vines to increase yield whilst growing the best quality fruit possible. It was natural progression and matter of time before we took the next step to create wine from our own vineyards. A step that would see the work within the vineyards managed through to the finished product we now share both nationally and internationally.
Enter Sam …our winemaker. Lorraine and John’s son followed their passion for the industry, studying Oenology at Charles Sturt University and travelling the world working within various wine regions before returning home in 2009 to join the family business and growing Yarran Wines brand. Sam’s winemaking style is approachable, experimental and passionate about how many different Shiraz he can fit into our small boutique range. Shiraz fanatic gone wild!
The Riverina region is centred on the town of Griffith and surrounding villages of Yenda, Hanwood, Bilbul as well as encompassing the small township of nearby Leeton. Our region has a long tradition of winemaking dating back to 1913 and is well renowned for producing high quality and unique styles of wine. Now, over one hundred years later the Riverina stands as Australia’s largest wine producing region, steeped in tradition and home to multiple founding families of the Australian wine industry, including 7 of the top 20 wine businesses in the country. We also proudly hold the title for the largest plantation of the Durif variety in Australia. Durif being our flagship variety for the region and a must try when visiting!