Yes Said The Seal pinot noir
Yes Said The Seal pinot noir

Hidden Treasure

Yes said the Seal produces some amazing vintages, but you might not have heard of them yet! This boutique vineyard exploded onto the winemaking scene after its first year of commercial wines were awarded five stars by Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion in 2015. Yes said the Seal has since been producing exclusive, limited-release wines, including blanc de noir, sauvignon, chardonnay, rosé and shiraz.

In 2017, Yes said the Seal’s pinot noir of the same year was awarded the trophy for Best of Show in the inaugural Australian Pinot Noir Challenge. This contest, which is held on the Mornington Peninsula, accepts entries from wineries across Australia and aims to recognise the country’s best pinot noir.

Yes said the Seal offers an exclusive selection of cool-climate wines, which are grown and crafted on the Bellarine Peninsula by renowned winemaker Darren Burke, who also creates Leura Park Estate’s award-winning wines.

The process begins when small parcels of handpicked fruit are crushed, fermented and nurtured in fine French oak barrels. Of particular note is the 2016 Yes said the Seal Sauvignon Blanc; its bouquet and texture are inspired by the Chablis region, and it defies those who claim to have moved past sauvignon blanc. The commanding structure and bold flavour is derived from premium fruit, being aged for more than eight months in oak, and frequent lees stirring.

This refined selection can be tasted at Flying Brick Cider Co., which is surrounded by the vines that supply some of the region’s finest fruit for Yes said the Seal’s wines. Visitors can also enjoy an indulgent meal of locally sourced produce at the Cider House Restaurant and a tasting paddle of naturally crafted cider. Guided tastings are available seven days a week.