About Wills Domain

WILLS DOMAIN

We have wine in our blood. Wills Domain is home to the Haunold family, father to son vignerons since 1383. Our heritage is Austrian and we now call 60 hectares in Western Australia’s renown Margaret River wine region home, and multi-generational family member Darren Haunold at the reins.

Our first vines were planted in 1985, and 16 years ago we established the Wills Domain brand. Since that time, Wills Domain has earned a reputation for providing some of the best wine and fine dining in the South West.

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OUR LOCATION

Wills Domain enjoys an enviable location situated in the Gunyulgup Valley, Yallingup, which is at the northern end of the Margaret River wine region. Our restaurant and cellar door overlook rolling vine-covered hills, valleys and paddocks with glimpses of the Indian Ocean – the perfect view for a laid-back long lunch or private event.

VINEYARD

Wills Domain sits atop 60 hectares of rolling hills in the north of the Margaret River region in the Gunyulgup Valley. Our vines are planted on sun-drenched northern and western facing slopes overlook the Indian Ocean with a maritime climate perfect for growing wine grapes.

Our vines grow in ancient red gravel soils that are the envy of winemakers around Australia, and our state-of-the-art facility provides an ideal environment for our small parcel estate winemaking that combines old world tradition with new world know-how.

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WINE MAKING

The Haunold Family produced its first Margaret River vintage in 2001. Winemaker Bruce Dukes has been making our award-winning wines since this time.

Our perfect climate and landscape combined with Ernie Lepidi’s exceptional vine husbandry skills creates a fruit which we harvest, ferment, mature and nurture to make clean, beautifully structured wines with a deep aromatic complexity and a long and satisfying palate.

We strive to achieve best practice in grape growing while Bruce acts as custodian of the wines as they evolve under his watchful eye.

OUR TEAM

The success of Wills Domain is thanks to the combined talent, experience and effort of Managing Director Darren Haunold, winemaker Bruce Dukes, vineyard manager Ernie Lepidi and the Wills Domain family.

Darren Haunold

Wills Domain is led by Darren Haunold, whose endless enthusiasm for the wine industry, passion for winemaking and entrepreneurial flair have seen Wills Domain grow from strength to strength each year. He characterises the brand and continues to inspire his hand-picked team.

Bruce Dukes

Bruce has worked with Wills Domain since its inception and for almost half of his 30 years as a winemaker. Most of his career has been spent in the Margaret River region. Bruce approaches viticulture and winemaking with a holistic vision, striving to conduct the best environmentally sustainable practices in grape growing whilst acting as custodian of the wines.

Ernie Lepidi

Ernie has cared for our vines for more than 10 years of his 30-year career. His dedication and effort allow Wills Domain to reach consistently high qualities. Ernie’s tireless efforts rain, hail and shine allow Bruce to make wines which are real expressions of fruit grown in Yallingup and are true to Wills Domain sense of style.

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Address
Corner of Abbey Farm and Brash roads,
Yallingup
Western Australia, 6282

CONTACT

Phone 9755 2327
info@willsdomain.com.au

Website

www.willsdomain.com.au

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