A unicorn and a vine

Located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, off a long dirt road, you’ll find the sprawling 200 acres of farm and vines from Helen & Joey Estate. It really is a magnificent and breathtaking view once you reach the cellar door after making your way down the long, vine surrounded driveway.

You’ll be greeted by the mascot of the winery, a unicorn that sits proudly on the deck and joins you as you look out and enjoy the view. If weather permits, tastings are often held out on the deck to take advantage of what is clearly the best view of the Yarra Valley anywhere in the area.

The catalogue of wines here is pretty extensive. They range from their entry level, Inara Collection of wines made to be drunk in their youth as any everyday tipple. To the Layla Collection, a more premium and modern take on the Yarra Valley classics of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Lastly, The Alena Collection is the top tier, age worthy, single vineyard range of hand-picked, barrel aged premium Chardonnay, Pinot Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Merlot. There’s even a late harvest collection of sweeter styles of Chardonnay and Merlot, ideal for a summer aperitif or served with desserts.

No matter what your level of interest in wine is or what styles you prefer to drink, there’s definitely something to suit every taste and budget.

Once you’ve satisfied your wine palate with a tasting, satisfy your hunger with their amazingly delicious antipasto grazing platters. Local cheeses, pates, terrine, charcuterie and more.

Helen & Joey’s has a great casual, friendly fun atmosphere where you feel completely at ease to enjoy some of the best wines in the Yarra Valley, along with the best views.

Check out Wine Compass for tours of this and other Yarra Valley wineries