Yileena Park is a family owned Cellar Door, Winery and Vineyard located in the beautiful Yarra Valley just one hour drive north east of Melbourne. Bob and Dianne purchased the property in 1992 wanting to raise their children in a rural environment, initially Salers cattle were bred together with a few sheep. On realizing they lived in a premium wine region their focus shifted to growing premium grapes. Bob and Dianne both completed a course on growing grapes in a cool climate as well as basic wine making. As a point of difference it was decided to focus on bottle aged red wines whilst also producing Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Rose. Their passion grew from there and continues today which is evident in the quality of their wine and Cellar Door experience.
The vineyard was established in 1998 and is situated on a north facing slope at the base of the Christmas Hills which keeps it cool and protected. The shallow grey loam soil is over a rock studded clay base, which make it ideal for growing premium wine grapes. The vineyard is pruned to produce between 1-2 tones of fruit per acre which allows the vines the opportunity to completely ripen the fruit. Our watering system is an American Sub-surface drip irrigation type, which delivers the water and organic liquid fertilizer directly to the roots.
Yileena Park offers a range of French oak smoked produce which can be purchased in Cellar Door to enjoy on a tasting plate. The produce is also available to take home to savour.