Coombe Farm is one of the largest and oldest family estates in the Yarra Valley. Once the home of world famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, it is still owned and operatied by her descendents. Coombe Farm's 60 hectares of premium Yarra Valley vineyards were planted in 1998, on the site of some of Australia's oldest vineyards that were originally planted by Frances de Castella in the 1850's.
Coombe Farm consistently supplies premium Yarra Valley winegrapes to some of Australia's most recognised wine producers - increasingly selecting the best for its own boutique wine brand. The wines of Coombe Farm are produced entirely from estate grown fruit and are becoming recognised as one of the region's foremost producers. Flagships include Blanc de blancs, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
What was the first wine produced under the Coombe Farm label?
The first wine made under the Coombe Farm label was a Pinot Noir in 2002. Since then the range has developed into a small yet comprehensive display of both the traditional and alternative varieties that Coombe Farm and the Yarra Valley do best.
What makes your estate unique?
We are possibly the only wine brand offering two different Tasting Room experiences, Coombe Farm has a cellar door at ‘the Farm’ and at Coombe – The Melba Estate. Each has its own personality and ambience but share the same wines and friendly staff. The Farm cellar door is a relaxing and friendly place to taste, learn a little and linger with a glass of wine to enjoy the beautiful vineyard surroundings. Our new cellar door at Coombe, The Melba Estate, has its own personality and ambience, sitting stylishly alongside the restaurant, providore and Melba Gallery.
Did you know...
Coombe Farm has received 95 points from James Halliday for their 2012 Coombe Farm Pinot Noir & 2012 'Tribute Series' David Mitchell Cabernet Sauvigon.