Usually, we would have had the winery prepped in January, but we know from the past twenty years that as soon as we get into vintage mode, everything else becomes second. Just the two of us here, the winery hat becomes the main hat you wear in the next couple [...]
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David started kicking the dirt in the vineyard at the age of thirteen alongside his father Milton. The Materne family is a Greenock staple, starting farming and vineyards in the early 1900s with four generations under their belt and the fifth coming through, this family has 100-plus years of knowing [...]
Quite fitting that in the week that celebrates one of the most marketed consumable spending celebrations, Australians are changing their habits. An article by Australian Broker states there is a shift in how Aussies want to celebrate Valentine's Day read more Australian couples are finding new ways to celebrate love, [...]
Devote Greenock Shiraz / Single Vineyard Greenock Shiraz Grower: David Materne Vineyard: Greenock Barossa Valley The significance of this wine is the first foundation block of the Yelland & Papps range and still holds a prominent position within our portfolio today. This block of 1988 planted Shiraz on the homestead [...]
Starting Yelland & Papps in 2005, Michael and I will be celebrating our twentieth vintage-making wine in 2024. This will be a chance to reflect on where we started, as many said in 2007 as we released our first wine and launched our Brand ‘You guys are crazy’ With the [...]
January at Yelland & Papps is welcomed with abundant Apricots and Mulberries. Our stunning Mulberry tree on our property is the foresight of the European settlers of the Hahn Family who planted this we presume not long after they settled here in 1845. It is breathtaking in its rambling old branches and the [...]
Happy New Year! As always December seems to be a blur of taking one day at a time to get through the endless tick list of things to get done. This year we decided to take the kids away before Christmas and catch up with friends and family, to accomplish [...]
We might not have a lot of vineyards….. but we own our Little Slice of Paradise. Looking back to the day we purchased Nuraip Road, the vineyard was the second importance the first was a shed. A place to start making our wine ourselves and our way. The first initial [...]
With fruit in abundance and wineries at their capacity, the 2023 vintage saw a lot of fruit that maybe was going to be left on the vine. Vintage 2023 we decided to add to our portfolio a Rosé, as a winery that is trying to reduce the amount of sku’s [...]