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Yarra Valley

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The Yarra Valley of the Yarra River, originating in the Yarra Ranges approximately 100 kilometres east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is a popular day-trip and tourist area, partly for the area's considerable natural beauty but also for the local produce, particularly wines. The term is mainly applied to the agricultural area east of Melbourne rather than the lower reaches in the suburbs of Melbourne itself, and the upper reaches which are in inaccessible bushland.

The region's relatively cool climate makes it particularly known for the production of high-quality chardonnay and pinot noir, as well as the production of premium sparkling wines.

Towns include:

Many Yarra Valley towns fall under the Nillumbik and Yarra Ranges City Councils; see List of localities (Victoria) for more details.

Also the name of an independent grammar school in the Melbourne suburb of Ringwood. It opened in 1966 as Yarra Valley Church of England School and was for boys only. Girls were admitted to the two senior levels in 1978. The school progressively became fully co-educational from 1993 through 1995. It is now called Yarra Valley Grammar.

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