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Yering

Yering is a town in Victoria, Australia, 38 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district.

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  • Area:24.636 km2
  • Elevation:75 m
  • Population:115
  • Local Government Area:Yarra Ranges Shire Council

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Yering is a town in Victoria, Australia, 38 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. Yering was home to one of Victoria's first wineries. # History In 1837, brothers William, Donald and James Ryrie, accompanied by four convict stockmen, set out from the Monaro region of New South Wales driving 250 head of stock, settling in the Yarra Valley at Yering, which was the Indigenous name for the local area. They also brought wines with them, and when visitors came to the property, they were treated to wine labelled by Donald Ryrie (his brothers having meanwhile returned to New South Wales) as "Chateau Yering" with ironic overstatement. By the 1850s, the property had been acquired by two immigrant families from Neuchâtel, Switzerland—the de Castella and de Pury families, who founded two other wineries on the property, Yeringberg and St Hubert's. All three won Victorian and international awards, including "Best Victorian Vineyard" in 1861 and, in 1889, at the Paris Exhibition, Yering was awarded the only "Grand Prix" to a winery outside the Northern Hemisphere. Post Offices opened as St Huberts on 1 January 1874 (renamed Yeringberg in 1890 and closing in 1942), Yering on 1 December 1884 (closing 1893), and Yering R. S. (for Railway Station) on 10 April 1890 (renamed Yering about 1915).The railway arrived in 1888. The 1890s Depression saw table wines decline in popularity and the land, for cattle-grazing and dairying purposes, become more valuable than the vines. Paul de Castella sold Chateau Yering in 1896. The area became the centre of a modern revival of Yarra Valley winemaking in the 1960s, with the original wineries coming back into production and many others established. # Weather # Things to do

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