A brief history
Located in Wadandi Boodja in the South West corner of Western Australia, Jilyara is hidden away in the sub-region of Wilyabrup, in the heart of the famed Margaret River wine region. It is a small in size, but big in passion, family owned and run vineyard.
The first vines were planted by the Cotterell family in 1995, and from the beginning everything has been done with the upmost care to make the most of this fantastic site and grow the best fruit possible. Nine hectares were planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc, varieties that are have been proven to make some of the best wines in Margaret River. With a north-south aspect and nestled within undulating valleys, the estate is protected from the elements behind a nature reserve, yet near enough to the ocean to hear the surf. The vineyard is tended to by Craig & Maria and a small band of loyal workers who do everything from pruning to picking.