Boutique Winery Colac
Yeowarra Hill wines are produced from fruit grown solely from the Yeowarra Hill family-owned vineyard, nestled in the Otway Ranges hinterland near Colac.
From vines planted in 1988, Yeowarra Hill began handpicking its first commercial crop in 2006 after meticulous pruning led to excellent fruit in low yields.
At Yeowarra Hill Winery Colac our aim is not to produce wines in great quantities, instead we aim to nurture our vines to produce quality fruit in small quantities so we can make wine that reflects the elegant complexities and varietal characteristics of the cool climate of the region.
Our Colac vineyard has plantings of Chardonnay (1.5acres) and Pinot Noir (2.5acres). The care and attention to the vineyard of our winemaker produced immediate results with our first vintage (2006) Chardonnay, being awarded a medal at the 2007 Geelong Wine Show. Yeowarra Hill Pinot Noir has also seen success at more recent Wine shows.
The James Halliday Australian Wine Companion has also ‘highly recommended’ both the Yeowarra Hill Chardonnay and Pinot Noir declaring that the wines have great quality style and character, worthy of a place in any cellar.
Yeowarra Hill wines are available to taste (by appointment) and purchase from our cellar door with vintages of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Vintage Cuvee available.
Yeowarra Hill 2009 Vintage Cuvee – This beautifully balanced sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir and chardonnay grapes features subtle aromas of lime and white peach with lifted strawberry notes. The combination on the palate of a delicate mousse and a tangy finish has produced a sparkling wine of elegance and distinction and has continued to improve with ageing.
2012 Pinot Noir – this wine has a perfumed nose of bright forest fruits and savoury spice. The palate has a core of black cherry and raspberry characters set against a background of toasty oak, fruity acidity and silky tannin finish.
2012 Chardonnay – this elegant Chardonnay has lifted white peach, nectarine and delicate spice aromas. Nectarine and citrus characters on the palate are balanced by subtle oak and cleansing acidity.
2013 Pinot Noir – this wine has a palate imbued with red cherry, mulberry and spice flavours with a soft finish.
Current vintages are being made by Otway Harvest Trail expert winemaker Dinny Goonan of Dinny Goonan Wines.
Yeowarra Hill is the premier Colac wedding reception and function centre and we also provide party hire equipment which makes organising your event even easier. Learn more about Yeowarra Hill in About Us and our FAQS.