Another Yarra Valley Chardonnay that can be found for less than $30 per bottle is the 2016 Oakridge Willowlake Chardonnay. I have found the highly acclaimed Oakridge Chardonnays well made, but often lacking personality. This is, however, not the key concern for a $30 bottle.
This Chardonnay is a light and lifted wine, with smooth citrus flavours and some complexity added by almond notes as well. There is just enough acidity to keep the wine going nicely to the back palate.
A well crafted, modern Chardonnay for an attractive price.