This week we were lucky enough to meet Dylan McMahon, of Seville Estate Wines. Hailing from the Yarra Valley or ‘The Valley’ as he so affectionately calls it. His family has overseen the start and continued development of this wonderful winery since 1972.
This family’s story is one of growth, with a deep love of grapes and wine, which ultimately culminated in the winery wining the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion’s ‘Winery of the Year’ award. It was a huge coup for such a small Yarra Valley winery and one that is richly deserved.
Not only did they take out this prestigious gong but also the Trophy for ‘Best Pinot Noir’, with their 2017 Seville Estate Old Vine ‘Reserve’ Pinot Noir (99 Points), equal top rated Chardonnay (98 points) with their 2017 Seville Estate ‘Reserve’ Chardonnay; and equal top Shiraz (99 points) with their Seville Estate Dr McMahon Yarra Valley Shiraz. This coupled with another 98 point wine (2016 Reserve Shiraz) and two 97 point wines (2017 Estate Pinot Noir and 2017 Estate Chardonnay) and their pedigree is there for all to see.
Sitting down with Dylan, we were enthralled, as he spoke about his family, what they had built, and what he was now able to harness, coupled with his plans for the future, as he continues their legacy.
While we were chatting, we tasted through their range of 2016 and 2017 Chardonnays and the new 2017 Estate Pinot Noir. And what an incredible range of wines…
All are simply stunning and a testament to a winery that has for years, flown under the radar.
Unfortunately for Dylan, there's no more "low flying". As now they have hit the big stage, expectation is high and, thank-fully, Dylan has no desire to rest on his past laurels of success. Not only does he oversee Seville Estate’s stable of vineyards and wines, he also finds time to produce a small label of his own, with a good friend.
His dedication is clear to anyone that speaks to him and he clearly loves what he does.
This was the first time Dylan had been to Perth and it was a pleasure to sit down with him for an hour and hear about Seville Estate, where they had come from, where they are today and what the future holds.
We’d highly recommend you trying their wines and are thankful we have been able to get our hands on some.
Most of the wine is as rare as hens teeth, however, we're fortunate enough to have access to the 2016 Estate Chardonnay, which we can have a 6pack delivered to your door at $32.95 per bottle.
Toby & Tom