Prince Albert Vineyard

Prince Albert Vineyard

Prince Albert vineyard occupies 2 ha of arguably one of the best wine grape growing sites in Australia – the north facing slope of the Waurn Ponds Valley.

The top soil is 0.5 meters of terra rossa on top of limestone marl.   It was first used for a vineyard of the same name from 1857 to 1882 and was re-established by Bruce Hyett in 1975.

Prince Albert vineyard specializes in pinot noir and its’ good sometimes exceptional wine is sold by mail order to all over Australia, and is available in some good restaurants all over the east coast of Australia. A barrel fermented pinot rosé is available at the winery and by mail order.

New members of the mailing list are welcome and will be sent a newsletter announcing the release of each new vintage.

We believe the very best wine is grown and made organically and both the vineyard and winery have been officially certified organic to the Biological Farmers of Australia standards since 1998. Hence our wine lovers are assured there are no residual synthetic chemicals present and the grapes are grown with minimal environmental effects.

All grapes used are grown on the vineyard. The vines are pruned and picked by hand. Some of the grapes are immediately lightly crushed and all are treated by pigeage in open wax lined concrete fermenters before malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in a mixture of new and old French oak barriques for approximately twelve months with minimum sulphur dioxide added before estate bottling and further aging.

Year Established 1975
Owners David Yates
Winemaker Fiona Purnell, David Yates
Viticulturist Steve Jones, David Yates
Ave. Tonnes Crushed / Grown 4
Hectares under Vine 2
Red Varietals
  • Pinot Noir
White Varietals
    Sparkling Varietals



      Winery Type

      Appointment Only


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      Open Times

      • By Appointment

      Cellar Door Hours

      Open by appointment
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