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Yelland & Papps

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Address: 279 Nuraip Rd, Nuriootpa, South Australia 5355, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8562 3510
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Yelland and Papps story perhaps doesn’t fit in with the usual line spun...

The Yelland and Papps story perhaps doesn’t fit in with the usual line spun by wineries in the Barossa - six generations of this, five generations of that. It is a story about new beginnings, a story about a young couple, with a young family, forging their own path within a wine region as first generation winegrowers. While not locals....there is a saying in the Barossa that you have to have a grand-parent “in the ground” before you are considered a local.....Susan Yelland and Michael Papps call the Barossa home and are as passionate as any sixth-generation Barossan about the region, its vines and its history and its characters.

  

Michael has lived in the Barossa for the past 20 years, working in the wine industry in a number of sectors from winery work to bottling lines and wife Susan, moved to the Barossa in 1999 from the Yorke Peninsula after time spent in Adelaide and New York studying at the Windows of the World wine school. Today Michael and Susan own a five acre property on the valley floor out side of Nuriootpa and have two young children, Peyton and Campbell.

With no prior study in winemaking they started producing wines from 2005, initially only for family and friends and Susan and Michael soon realised that their passion lay in the wines and vines of this famous region and Yelland & Papps was born.....and the passion runs deep. It encompasses not only the old-vine material of the Barossa, names familiar to all such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Mataro all make an appearance in the Yelland & Papps range. It’s a passion for the future stars of the Barossa, varieties such as Vermentino, Carignan, Roussanne, Barbera, Dolcetto, Primitivo, varieties that are well-suited to Australia’s most famous wine region and the proof is in a glass of Yelland & Papps wines.

They are passionate about running a small winery and living in a sustainable fashion, of using minimal inputs during the winemaking process to allow the fruit to speak in a clear voice, uncluttered by over zealous oak and a heavy hand. Passionate about the produce they farm, a visit to the charming Yelland & Papps cellar door will see you sampling their Delight, Devote and Divine wines but seasonal produce fresh from the property - walnuts, lentils, jams, terrines and vegetables are all on offer.

Rated five red stars and one of the “Ten Best New Wineries in Australia” by James Halliday, the wines of Yelland & Papps have certainly hit a chord with wine press gaining rave reviews in James Halliday’s Wine Companion, Nick Stocks Good Wine Guide, Winefront, The Adelaide Review Hot 100. But it is the wine drinker that has come to love and appreciate the wines of the new Barossa that Yelland & Papps represent, balanced, flavoursome and food-friendly offerings that are produced in a thoughtful fashion, respecting the history of the Barossa and the land from which the come from.

In a relatively short space of time, Yelland & Papps have become one of the brightest stars of the “New Barossa”. One of the producers leading the region into the future while showing a deep respect for the past, experimenting with new varieties and techniques and aiming for a sustainable future that they can pass on to their next generation. The wines and the philosophy behind them speaks volumes.

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Memorable cellar door experience

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Yelland and Papps winery. We spent a day in the Barossa Valley and focused on visiting smaller wineries. I had read about Yelland and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Megan L
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Albury, Australia
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177 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice selection of wines on offer for tasting. One of the younger wineries in the area Yelland and Papps are making their mark. We visited over the Easter weekend so were also able to enjoy a lunch platter of antipasto, meats & cheese accompanied by a glass of sparkling vermentino. Nice

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Yelland and Papps winery. We spent a day in the Barossa Valley and focused on visiting smaller wineries. I had read about Yelland and Papps and loved their story. Once we arrived we were taken to an outdoor table overlooking some vines and their beautiful rose garden. Kate took us through... More 

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Thank Megan L
Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gorgeous winery and a truly relaxing wine-tasting experience. Staff are so friendly and you really do enjoy a personal experience here. This small and lovely Winery allows you to take a seat out in the gardens, order from a small but amazing antipasto menu if you wish and enjoy your wine tasting experience whilst soaking up the sunshine.... More 

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Thank AnneAUS
Susan P, Owner at Yelland & Papps, responded to this review

Thank you Anne, We are so happy we made this a truly wonderful day for you and your family. Hope to see you again at Y & P. Kind Regards Susan Papps More 

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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

A wonderful small winery with a great range of wines on offer to try. The cellar door assistant was very enthusiastic in promoting the wines. The wines are definitely not the average wine in the Barossa, and we're very unique in their complexity. We enjoyed everyone that we could try and was definitely worth the stop. Beautiful location for a... More 

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Thank Josh P
Susan P, Owner at Yelland & Papps, responded to this review

Hi Josh Thanks for visiting and for your lovely review, glad to hear that you enjoyed our wines. We look forward to hosting you for a longer visit next time. More 

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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful winery. A lovely old house is attached with a tire swing out the front (great for a view photos with friends after a wine tasting haha) Zac was incredibly friendly and full of a lot of wine knowledge. They had a few grass games and tables and chairs on their beautifully green lawn. A great place to stop... More 

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Thank Chanaem
Susan P, Owner at Yelland & Papps, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. We also love our Little Slice of Paradise and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Having spent the day on the Barossa we followed our friends recommendation and headed up the gravel road to Yelland & Papps. We were greeted with a small family run winery with a real homely feel. I didn't catch the young lads name at the cellar door but he put as much into the wines as the grapes and vintners.... More 

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Thank Tim F
Susan P, Owner at Yelland & Papps, responded to this review

Hi Tim Thanks for visiting and for your lovely review. We are lucky to have great staff who are knowledgeable and passionate about our Little Slice Of Paradise. We hope you're still enjoying your wine and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We dropped in to try their wines on a very hot day but although they were set up for an outside tasting it was not trouble to move inside when our ladies requested. The staff were mainly family and very friendly. The wines were all good and we purchased quite a fe to savour later but we will now need... More 

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Thank Ian L
Susan P, Owner at Yelland & Papps, responded to this review

Hi Ian Thanks for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed our wines and your experience here at our "little slice of paradise". We hope to see you again on another occasion. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Visited a few times totally amazing venue such great wines Susan is so welcoming and sitting on the lawn tasting great wines is the best way to experience true barossa

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Thank ghutchin2012
Susan P, Manager at Yelland & Papps, responded to this review

Thank you! We love our Little Slice Of Paradise too and look forward to you visiting us again in the future. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My partner and I stopped in to this winery for a tasting and were promptly greeted and served. The wines were very nice, and our server was very engaging and helpful. Highly recommend stopping here!

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Thank ksteink3
Susan P, Owner at Yelland & Papps, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are very fortunate to have staff who are as passionate about our wines & region as we are. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We visited this cellar door with our young kids and it was great. Its a beautiful setting with excellent wines and very a family friendly approach. Loved it.

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Thank TomNCo
Susan P, Owner at Yelland & Papps, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your time at Yelland & Papps, hope to see you again soon. More 

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