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Yarra Valley

Winegrowing area (GI) northeast of Melbourne in the Australian State of Victoria. He belongs to the zone Port Philip. The Yarra Valley is one of the few valleys in Australia that really deserve this name. Between the rolling hills of the Great Dividing Range and the Christmas Ridge, it stretches 20 km west to east. Viticulture has been practiced here since 1838 and was mainly founded by immigrants from Switzerland. Particularly noteworthy is Charles Hubert de Castella (1825-1907) from Neuchâtel, who had founded in 1863 with the still existing St. Huberts one of the first wineries in Australia. His direct descendant Damien de Castella is currently working at the winery Yarra Ridge.

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