Yering is a rural/residential area 40 km north-east of Melbourne and 8 km north-east of Lilydale. It is part of the noted Yarra Valley wine-growing area. The nearest adjoining town is Coldstream.
In 1838 the Ryrie brothers overlanded cattle from New South Wales and occupied the open river flats of the Yarra Valley. Their Yering pastoral run was named after an Aboriginal word thought to mean wattle scrub or to refer to a deep pool in the vicinity of the Ryrie’s homestead. There are numerous billabongs near the river. The Ryrie’s also planted vines at Yering.