Yabby Lake

Owner(s) Mem Kirby, Robert Kirby
Web site www.yabbylake.com
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Yabby Lake is an ultra-premium Australian producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The winery and vineyards are owned by the Kirby Family (of Village Roadshow fame), who also have ownership in and Martinborough's Escarpment Winery. In 1998, 90 acres of primarily Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay were planted in Tuerong in the Mornington Peninsula region of Victoria. Keith Harris has managed the vineyard from the start and the talented winemaker is Tod Dexter (long-time winemaker at Stonier and before that, Cakebread Cellars) with Larry McKenna of Escarpment consulting. The wines have been highly-awarded by Australian wine critics. The Pinot Noir is exported in small amounts, and highly recommended if you can locate any of it.

Reviewed Wines

2004 Yabby Lake Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $50. · This is berry jam on toast but with plenty of sophistication. Dark fruit driven, it is Nicely balanced and composed. Reviewed June 17, 2007 ARTICLE »