Jilyara is a rather magical blend of factors. A pristine pocket of Wilyabrup, destined for fine wine making. A meticulous hands-on vineyard manager. A free range fun loving family. And an abundance of buzzing bees.

The wine that time built.

From their deep roots in grape growing, in 2018 the Cotterell-Bergstrom family birthed their wine label Jilyara – a dedication to pure, detailed, and expressive wines from the Margaret River Wine Region in Western Australia.

The vineyard’s name Jilyara is derived from djilyaro, meaning bees in the local indigenous Noongar language.

The equilibrium of the bush and the vineyard is a poetic narrative which underpins the natural beauty of the vineyard. Jilyara observes the six Noongar seasons to drive pruning, wire lifting, grazing and picking; Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang.

The immaculate symmetry of the vineyard is an ode to its well-considered planting and Craig Cotterell, the perfectionist. The hand squished snails, individually plucked leaves, regenerative farming approaches, and eager eye for detail don’t go unnoticed.

Jilyara produces three distinct wine collections: Heath Road, Williams’ Block and Honeycomb Corner.