Yes said the Seal, located on the spectacular Bellarine Peninsula, is one to seek out. The exclusive winery was the most successful exhibitor in the 2019 Geelong Wine Show, receiving a total of seven medals, including three bronze, one silver and three gold. As the show only accepts entries crafted from locally grown fruit from the Geelong wine region, this represents the winery’s growing reputation as one of the region’s heavy hitters.
Celebrating its twenty-first year in 2019, the Geelong Wine Show is a true benchmark for the local wineries. The Geelong region is home to more than 150 vineyards, embracing three distinctive sub regions – The Bellarine, Moorabool Valley and Surf Coast/Otways – and more than sixty wineries.
Yes said the Seal comprises a suite of refined maritime wines, all grown and crafted on The Bellarine by prominent Victorian winemaker, Darren Burke. The Yes said the Seal stable of wines includes sparkling blanc de noir reserve, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, rosé, pinot noir and shiraz. All are crafted with minimal interference – think whole berry pressing, wild yeast fermentation, staggered-age French oak maturation and lots of nurturing.
Yes said the Seal exploded onto the winemaking scene after its first year of commercial wines were awarded five stars by the Halliday Wine Companion in 2015. In 2017, the winery catapulted to national prominence by winning the inaugural Trophy for Best Pinot Noir in the Australian Pinot Noir Challenge.
Visit and savour Yes said the Seal wines seven days a week at 1251 Bellarine Highway, Wallington – the impressive landmark structure that shares contemporary space (and a great restaurant!) with another renowned local, Flying Brick Cider Co.