Yal Yal Estate

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in the Mornington Peninsula

Wine Tasting at Yal Yal

Yal Yal Estate, set amidst the idyllic landscapes of Merricks on the Mornington Peninsula, is a testament to the dedication and passion of Liz and Simon Gillies. In collaboration with esteemed winemaker Rollo Crittenden, the estate launched the Yal Yal Rd label in 2010, specialising in Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Gris. Established in 1997, Yal Yal Estate prides itself on producing low yield, single estate wines that vividly express the distinct terroir of their vineyard. The estate's commitment to quality is further exemplified by their careful selection of additional fruit from the Mornington Peninsula to complement their offerings.

Nestled in the valley, the vineyard benefits from a unique microclimate, sloping gently down towards an untouched expanse of native bushland, home to diverse wildlife and flora. This tranquil setting, a mere five-minute drive from the beach, provides an ideal environment for cultivating premium grapes. The vineyard's lifecycle, from the quiet of winter pruning to the excitement of autumn harvest, reflects the Gillies' love for their land and the vinous journey they share with visitors.

Visit Yal Yal in Mornington Peninsula

The Cellar Door at Yal Yal Estate, opened in March 2021, extends a warm invitation to guests to explore their premium wine selections amidst the backdrop of the estate's picturesque vineyard. Offering tastings of their acclaimed Yal Yal Rd range alongside the exclusive "Edith" and "Winifred" releases, the cellar door experience is designed to showcase the depth and quality of their wines. Paired with exquisite food platters featuring local Mornington Peninsula produce, a visit to Yal Yal Estate is a journey through the senses, celebrating the region's culinary and viticultural bounty.

Open Friday through Sunday, the intimate setting of the cellar door ensures a personalised and memorable tasting experience. With very limited seating, the estate emphasises the importance of bookings to accommodate all guests comfortably. This approach underlines Yal Yal Estate's commitment to providing an exclusive and engaging wine tasting adventure, allowing visitors to immerse themselves fully in the essence of the Mornington Peninsula's wine culture.

You can expect the following from a tasting at Yal Yal:

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Bookings are highly recommended for those planning to visit the Yal Yal Estate Cellar Door, ensuring a bespoke experience tailored to each visitor's preferences. With tasting fees applicable for non-Club Members, the estate offers an accessible entry point into their world of premium wines. Club Members, on the other hand, enjoy complimentary tastings, highlighting the benefits of joining the Yal Yal wine community. This policy reflects Yal Yal Estate's dedication to fostering a close-knit relationship with wine enthusiasts and club members alike, inviting them to partake in the Book Tasting Online

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