Yabby Lake Vineyard was established by the Kirby family in 1998, in Tuerong, which is located in the northern part of the peninsula. Over the past decade, the vineyard has built a reputation for single vineyard chardonnay and pinot noir of great purity and character.
Led by winemaker Tom Carson, our philosophy is to craft wines that speak of our site and the season in which they were grown. It’s the attention and care in the vineyard that is most critical to allowing this expression.
Our vision and dedication has lead to some exciting accolades in recent years, including our history-making Block 1 Pinot Noir - which was the first pinot noir ever to win the revered Jimmy Watson Trophy, after 52 years of the award.
We craft a small selection of single vineyard and single block wines off our special site in Tuerong. Our focus is on pinot noir and chardonnay, but we also have small plantings of pinot gris and syrah.
To learn more about the wines themselves, follow links to each of our current releases below - or learn more about our winemaking philosophy (via In The Winery page) or viticultural practises (In the Vineyard).
Current release wines from Yabby Lake Vineyard: