THE ESTATE

Wills Domain sits atop 60 hectares of rolling hills in the north of the Margaret River region in the Gunyulgup Valley, Yallingup.

Our vines are planted on sun-drenched northern and western facing slopes overlooking the Indian Ocean. With a maritime climate that is perfect for growing wine grapes, Wills Domain showcases fine, artisanal Margaret River wines with its two old vine vineyards – Yallingup Estate (Est 1985) & Wills Domain Estate (Est 1992).

Wills Domain in Western Australia’s world renown Margaret River wine region is home to the Haunold family, father to son vignerons since 1383.

DARREN HAUNOLD, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Darren’s enthusiasm for the wine industry, passion for winemaking and entrepreneurial flare is the driving force behind the success of Wills Domain. He leads by example and inspires his carefully chosen team to excel.

“Our commitment to being recognised as an iconic regional producer and leader in both food and wine remains focused. Recent accolades for both our Wine and Restaurant have recognised our efforts in positioning Wills Domain amongst Margaret River’s finest hospitality establishments.” Darren Haunold.

DARREN HAUNOLD, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Darren’s enthusiasm for the wine industry, passion for winemaking and entrepreneurial flare is the driving force behind the success of Wills Domain. He leads by example and inspires his carefully chosen team to excel.

“Our commitment to being recognised as an iconic regional producer and leader in both food and wine remains focused. Recent accolades for both our Wine and Restaurant have recognised our efforts in positioning Wills Domain amongst Margaret River’s finest hospitality establishments.” Darren Haunold.

RICHARD ROWE, WINEMAKER

Richard has over 35 years of winemaking experience, and has worked in most premium wine regions in Australia. Internationally he has completed vintages in France, Germany and South Africa.

Richard first came to Margaret River in 2003, as Chief Winemaker for Evans & Tate, where he oversaw a transformation of winemaking quality and style, winning many Wine Show awards both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining Evans & Tate, he spent 13 years in the Clare Valley, South Australia with Leasingham Wines & Kirrihill Wines.

RICHARD ROWE, WINEMAKER

Richard has over 35 years of winemaking experience, and has worked in most premium wine regions in Australia. Internationally he has completed vintages in France, Germany and South Africa.

Richard first came to Margaret River in 2003, as Chief Winemaker for Evans & Tate, where he oversaw a transformation of winemaking quality and style, winning many Wine Show awards both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining Evans & Tate, he spent 13 years in the Clare Valley, South Australia with Leasingham Wines & Kirrihill Wines.

ERNIE LEPIDI, VINEYARD MANAGER

Since 2000 the efforts of Vineyard Manager Ernie Lepidi has united exceptional vine husbandry with the unique sub-regional climate and ancient gravelly undulating slopes of the Gunyulgup Valley ridge-line to grow fruit destined to achieve extraordinary qualities.

Ernie Lepidi’s skills creates a fruit which harvested, fermented, matured and nurtured to make clean, beautifully structured wines with a deep aromatic complexity and a long and satisfying palate.

ERNIE LEPIDI, VINEYARD MANAGER

Since 2000 the efforts of Vineyard Manager Ernie Lepidi has united exceptional vine husbandry with the unique sub-regional climate and ancient gravelly undulating slopes of the Gunyulgup Valley ridge-line to grow fruit destined to achieve extraordinary qualities.

Ernie Lepidi’s skills creates a fruit which harvested, fermented, matured and nurtured to make clean, beautifully structured wines with a deep aromatic complexity and a long and satisfying palate.

VITICULTURAL EXCELLENCE

With over 600 years of viticultural excellence, the Haunold Family, father and son vignerons since 1383, were bestowed land and title in Austria under the permission of Grand Duke “Albrecht 3rd”.

Transposed through time and tradition the Haunold family continue this family tradition, upholding the premise held by their forefathers in ancient Australian soils of the renowned Margaret River Wine Region, in the South West of Western Australia.

Wills Domain sits on top of the rolling hills in Northern Margaret River’s Gunyulgup Valley. This sub-region of Margaret River consists of steep, sun-drenched northern and western slopes high above the Indian Ocean. The calming maritime influences combined with the sites elevation and ancient red gravel soils form a vine terroir that is the envy of Australia.