The Scottish-born Ryrie brothers ventured into the Yarra Valley, acquiring 43,000 acres and naming the land ‘Yering,’ its Aboriginal name. The brothers planted two grape varieties but primarily used the land for their cattle. During the early 1850s, Paul de Castella took ownership of Yering Station and began developing the remains of a cattle station into a winemaking landmark in Victoria. For years, the Yering Station vineyard was one of the largest in the area, and visitors and holidaymakers to the Yarra Valley increased. Wines from this new region began making their mark on the world, with Yering as a consistent top performer. After changing hands several times throughout the early-to-mid 1900s, Yering Station was purchased by the Rathbone family in 1996 and remains under their ownership still today.