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Denmark Wineries

Denmark, within the Great Southern Region, is a wine region of importance with over 25 wineries producing award winning wines of distinction and diversity. The region’s wines feature on the menus of Michelin Star winning restaurants and are rated highly by world renowned sommeliers, wine writers, judges and critics.

Denmark is 400km south of Perth, set in tree covered hillsides along the Denmark River and Wilson Inlet. Featuring stunning showing Southern Ocean beaches, towering old wood forests, ancient rocks, it is an ideal location to enjoy the laid back local lifestyle and indulge in some delicious wine.

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For something a touch stronger, there’s the distillery for internationally awarded whisky, vodka, grappa, gin and brandy. Better yet, sample them all in some of the trendy bars in town.

WA’s oldest port is now held in high regard as one of the state’s most breathtaking and versatile holiday hubs. Boasting some of the state’s premier attractions, you’ll want more than just a few days to explore national parks and beautiful beaches around the bustling port.
Denmark is renowned for producing exceptional cool-climate wines, and that’s a rarity in Western Australia. Riesling, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, and a little merlot, shiraz and pinot noir are noted drops from the area. Few WA regions have the weather to produce a good riesling or pinot, but Denmark does it nicely.

The superb climate and soils also aid in growing a plethora of gastronomic delights, attracting talented innovative chefs to a wine and food region that stands up with some of the best in the world. Take a drive along the scenic Mount Shadforth Road and the Scotsdale Tourist Drive, where you’ll find a precinct of cellar doors, restaurants, a brewery, cidery and boutique food outlets. If that’s not enough, just follow your nose to the highway, where there’s a host of new options to choose from.

There is a great choice of food outlets open day and night in town, including down by the water, with fresh innovative food and organic offerings starting to make quite an appearance. The roadside stall on Inlet Drive sells freshly caught seafood and shellfish. Don’t leave town without tasting a salted caramel truffle! Wine events in Denmark During the months of March and April every year, Denmark hosts the highly regarded ‘Taste Great Southern’, a food and wine festival featuring more than 70 individual events across the region, including long table lunches, degustation dinners, master classes, food fairs, farmers’ markets, wine festivals, tutored wine tastings and more.

Check out the listings below for Denmark wineries, wines, tours, cellar doors and more.

Guides


Brave New Wine

A husband and wife duo and three-time Young Gun of Wine finalist making highly original, small batch, rustic, minimal intervention wines from a range of superb Great Southern vineyards.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Riesling,Shiraz

Details

  • Established:2012
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019
  • Great Southern:Denmark

Description

Established in 2012, Brave New Wine is an adventure in wine by Andries and Yoko Luscher-Mostert. While working towards owning their own vineyard, the pair source fruit which is expressive of place and utilises organic/biodynamic management from high quality sites in the Great Southern. Wines are created utilising natural ferments, high quality fruit and traditional oak. Brave New Wine is a three-time finalist in Australia’s Young Gun of Wine Awards which recognise the most interesting new players in the nation’s wine scene.

The Wines

Every new wine gets a brand new, custom designed label by Yoko each vintage. The creatively-named collection includes a 'Magical Animal' Chardonnay, 'Dreamland' Riesling and 'Shadenfreude' Shiraz.

 

Castelli Estate

Established in 2007 and renowned for producing high-quality wines sourced from some of the very best Great Southern and Pemberton vineyards in Western Australia.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Syrah,Tempranillo,Viognier
  • Open Days/times:Tue to Sun 11am to 3pm; Restaurant: Tue to Sun 11:30 am to 8:30pm (kitchen open from 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 8.00pm)

Details

  • Brands:il Liris, Estate, Empirica, Blend, The Sum
  • Cases Produced:10,000 cases
  • Established:2007
  • Winemaker:Mike Garland
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Dinner Open:Saturday,Sunday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

In 2004 Sam Castelli purchased land and a partially finished winery building on what is now the Castelli Estate, with the intention of using it as a family holiday home.  After finishing the winery building, Sam decided to continue what the previous owners had started and turned it into an operating winery after all. So began a bright and star-studded journey. 

Sam Castelli didn’t stop the construction at a winery. The estate now boasts a cellar door which is open 7 days, 10am-5pm, and a bistro restaurant which is open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner.  There is accomodation at The Lodge just next to the restaurant, with premium rooms and expansive views over Mt Lindsay, the vineyards, and the green rolling hills and Karri trees so typical of the Denmark countryside.

The Wines
The wines are made by local winemaker Mike Garland and are consistently awarded high scores from national wine press, and enjoy medals and trophies at wine shows around Australia.

Five ranges of wine are sourced exclusively from the Home Block vineyard in Denmark, and vineyards in Mt Barker, Pemberton, The Porongurups and Frankland River.

Wines available to try and purchase include riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz, cabernet, grenache, a sparkling and a dessert wine.  The winery also makes a selection of alternate varietal wines, including an orange chardonnay and an iced viognier.

Wine Tasting
Cellar door in Denmark on Mt Shadforth drive, or the newly built (2018) ‘urban cellar door’ in Myaree.

Unique Highlights
Winery, cellar door, restaurant and lodge on the property.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Ducketts Mill

Wine from Ducketts Mill and more than 40 varieties of Denmark Farmhouse Cheese, all produced by Ross and Dallas Lewis, can be tasted at the homely cellar door in picturesque Scotsdale Valley.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Chardonnay,Merlot,Muscat,Port,Riesling,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Fortified,Sparkling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door & Shop: Everyday 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1997
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:800 cases
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Harewood Estate (James Kellie)
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

The land on which the Ducketts Mill winery is located started out with a small 5 acre planting of riesling, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Additional plantings have increased the total vineyard area to 18 acres. 

Combining their love for cheese and wine, Ross and Dallas Lewis run a homely cellar door nestled in the lush Scotsdale Valley.  Set in an old timber farmstead and overlooking the vineyard, visitors can settle back and enjoy cheese platters matched to the cool-climate wines from the estate in Denmark. 

There are more than 40 varieties of cheese made under the Denmark Farmhouse Cheese brand and everything is made from locally sourced dairy produce. Left over milk is used to make ice-cream and fudge.

The Wines
Winemaker James Kellie is responsible for the concise collection of wines at Duckett’s Mill.  Sauvignon blanc, riesling, semillon, chardonnay, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and franc are all grown on the estate vineyards.  There is also a small collection of fortified wines, which are well-matched to the generous cheese and meat platters.

Wine Tasting
All wines and cheeses are available for tasting at the cellar door on Scotsdale Road from Monday to Sunday, 10-5.

Unique Highlights
Cheese, jam, chutney, fudge, premium home-made ice-cream and wines are all made at Duckett’s Mill and are available for purchase at the cellar door.

Estate 807

Taste a variety of quality still and sparkling wines at the modern cellar door with sweeping views of the vines and roaming Alpacas, or a meal at AJAR restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Thurs to Sun 10am to 4pm, Restaurant: Sat & Sun 10am to 4pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Thursday
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Winemaker:James Kellie, Mike Garland, and Coby Ladwig
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,Restaurant
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Estate 807
  • Established:1998
  • Vineyards:4.2 hectares

Description

Dr Stephen Junk and Ola Tylestam have swapped a life of hospitals and finance for wine, animals and fresh air.   The vineyards are roamed by alpacas, Wiltshire sheep, chickens and ducks which looks after most of the weeds and pests, while the four generations of Cocker Spaniel dogs feature on one of the wine range’s labels. 

 

The Wines

The property boasts a selection of clones of pinot noir and chardonnay, used to make both still and sparkling wine.  The cool climate growing area assists in high natural acidity and minerality in the wines, while the warm days through summer give a long ripening season for the grapes.  Winemakers Mike Garland and James Kellie produce a variety of wines including riesling, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, cabernet, a dessert wine and two sparkling wines.

 

Wine Tasting:

The modern cellar door is perched on the side of a hill overlooking the pinot noir vines.  The AJAR restaurant is just next door and offers a wide selection of dishes alongside the Estate 807 wines.  There is indoor and outdoor seating, the deck offers sweeping views of the vineyards.  Both are open Thursday to Sunday 10am - 4pm.

 

Unique Highlights:

Scenic views from the cellar door, restaurant and tasting area.

 

Halliday Rating:

4 Black Stars

Forest Hill Estate

Surrounded by Karri trees this stunning hillside winery is home to WA’s oldest cool-climate vineyard, cellar door and fine-dining restaurant, producing stunning wines from vines planted in 1965.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Thur to Sun 10:30am to 5pm; Restaurant: Thur to Sun Lunch, Friday Dinner
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Malbec,Dessert,Sparkling,Gewurztraminer,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Vineyards:65 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,Restaurant
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Dinner Open:Friday
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:12000 cases

Description

Forest Hill has an interesting pioneer history and was once owned by the Holmes a Court family of Vasse Felix in Margaret River. In 1996 the vineyards were bought by the Lyons family, the current owners and old farming family from the Great Southern. The winery and cellar door were established in 2004 and the fine-dining restaurant, Pepper and Salt, is a popular wedding destination and from its elevated position has commanding views of the valley and estate vineyards.

 

The Wines:

The vineyard at Forest Hill winery was the site of the first grape plantings in the Great Southern in 1965, making it one of the oldest operating wineries in Western Australia.  The first vintage, a cabernet and a riesling, was released in 1972.  The cabernet was made by Jack Mann at Houghton Winery in the Swan Valley and the riesling by his son Dorham, at Sandalford.   

Today the wines are made by Guy Lyons and Liam Carmody.  There are 14 wines made at Forest Hill which include riesling, sauvignon blanc, gewurtztraminer, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and Malbec.

The Block Series wines are sourced from old dry-grown vineyards, and the riesling is often the recipient of medals and trophies at wineshows around the country.

 

Wine Tasting:

Positioned beneath the Pepper and Salt restaurant, and built into a stone cellar, the cellar door is open Thursday through Sunday 10.30am - 5pm. 

 

Unique Highlights:

Picturesque setting, dramatic backdrop of Karri trees, fine dining restaurant, exceptional cool-climate wines.

 

Halliday Rating:

5 Red Stars

 

 

Harewood Estate

Discover respected local winemaker James Kellie’s range of site-expressive Great Southern wines, made at his Denmark winery, rated as ‘Outstanding’ by James Halliday for 14 consecutive years.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Established:1988
  • Winemaker:James Kellie
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Established in Denmark in 1988, Harewood Estate is operated by ex-Howard Park winemaker James Kellie and his family, who purchased the property in 2003. James scours the Great Southern, finding extraordinary parcels of fruit from low-yielding vines that showcase the diversity of the wine region to make into site-expressive wines.

Fruit comes from Denmark (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon), Frankland River (Shiraz), Mount Barker (Riesling) and the Porongurups (Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon). The wide range of small batch, varietal wines reflect the unique fruit of each of these premier wine growing environments.

Harewood Wines has received an Outstanding 5 Red Star Halliday rating for 10 consecutive years. The wines have won a tonne of trophies at shows around Australia.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

La Violetta Wines

Mercurial winemaker Andrew Hoadley produces an innovative re-imagination of traditional wines through his fermentation of creative, drinkable blends at this boutique wine production facility.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Malbec,Riesling,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:La Violetta Wines
  • Established:2008
  • Winemaker:Andrew Hoadley
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Great Southern:Denmark

Description

La Violetta was established in 2008 by Andrew 'AJ' Hoadley, a well-travelled and respected winemaker who chose to settle in Denmark with his wife Hanna Reichel for its excellent winemaking conditions. Grapes are sourced from a handful of trusted growers from some of the oldest vineyards in the region, with a focus on small-scale production to ensure each wine is personally hand-crafted.  In 2010, La Violetta's first release, 2008 La Ciornia, featured in UK Critics Matthew Jukes' Top 100 and Sarah Ahmed's Top 5 Australian wines.

The name 'La Violetta' derives from an old Piedmontese song celebrating intoxication.

The wines are made with an array of ancient winemaking techniques learnt from different regions around the world and created in small batches to make interesting and complex wines. Varieties include Riesling, Gwurtztraminer Chardonnay and Shiraz.

Wines can be purchased online or at selected retailers in Australia, the UK and Singapore.

 

Monkey Rock Winery

A quaint, family owned and operated winery producing Italian-style handmade wines, liqueurs, cider and olive oil with no added preservatives or additives in the heart of Denmark.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Shiraz

Details

  • Established:2000
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Denmark

Description

The first grapevines within the property’s 2 hectare vineyard were planted in 2003 by Swiss owners Regula and Hermann Fehr. In 2019 their daughter Stephanie and her Husband Kai have taken over te family business and introduced Cider made with no added preservatives

The estate’s cellar door is open on Thursday to Tuesday 11am to 4pm or by appointment.

The Wines
Monkey Rock produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Shiraz varieties.

The Ciders

No added preservative ciders - including apple, pineapple and passionfruit

Unique Highlights
Traditional Italian liqueurs such as Limoncello and Nocino are also produced, alongside delectable olive oils made fresh from olive trees grown on the property.

 

Moombaki Wines

Taste distinctive, handcrafted wines and explore acclaimed local art at this delightful, 5 Star Halliday-rated family vineyard, set beside the picturesque Kent River, between Walpole and Denmark.

  • Wine Variety:Malbec,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:600 cases
  • Vineyards:2.4 hectares
  • Winemaker:David Britten
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1997
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery

Description

Established in 1997 by David Britten and Melissa Boughey who relocated from Perth to bring their kids up with an idyllic country lifestyle. The property borders the pristine Kent River between Denmark and Walpole with low-yielding vines planted on a gentle north-facing slope with gravelly soils. The hands-on couple are meticulous in their selection of high-quality fruit, minimal intervention winemaking and precise oak handling.

Chardonnay, a Bordeaux style Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Malbec blend and a Shiraz are made.

Cellar Door

The estate offers complimentary wine tasting at its modern and relaxed cellar door, which also showcases a selection of artworks by resident artist (and co-owner) Melissa Boughey, inspired by the many diverse colours and forms of the Denmark region. Unique sculptural woodwork by Tony Docherty is also on show and the winery also hosts Art Trail exhibitions throughout the year. Open 7 days from 11am - 5pm.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

Paul Nelson Wines

A 5 Star Halliday-rated, small-batch producer of classic and experimental wines including an Arneis and Grenache-Mouvedre-Tempranillo blend from their second generation family vineyard in Denmark.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Thur - Sun 11am - 4pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Thursday,Friday
  • Vineyards:4 hectares
  • Winemaker:Elizabeth Smith
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Denmark

Description

Paul Nelson Wines is a small wine producer based in Denmark, crafting a small, boutique selection of wines designed to intrigue the palate. Established in 2009 by Paul and Bianca Nelson, the estate's first vintage, a 2009 Fume-Blanc, was named as one of James Halliday's Top 10 Sauvignon Blancs for the year. In Paul's words, the estate's success can be directly attributed to the quality of fruit and a relentless passion for the industry. He grow up on the property, travelled the world as a winemaker then returned home to create his label on the family farm.

The Wines

The vineyard's award-winning varieties include Fume-Blanc, Arneis, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rose, a Grenache-Mouvedre-Tempranilllo blend and Pinot Noir. Their Heathbank is a red Bordeaux blend. Wines can be purchased online or at select retailers.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

Rickety Gate Estate

Located on Denmark’s scenic Scotsdale Road tourist route, this lovely family winery produces focused, cool climate wines, served alongside modern Australian food at its relaxed restaurant.

  • Wine Variety:Botrytis Riesling,Botrytis Semillon,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling Burgundy,Sparkling Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Dessert,Chardonnay
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Sat & Sun 10:30am to 4:30pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Vineyards:3.3 hectares
  • Winemaker:John Wade, Russell Hubbard
  • Established:2000
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Purchased by Russell and Linda Hubbard in 2000, the property is situated on north-facing slopes of the Bennett Ranges; an area highly suited to cool-climate viticulture. The vineyard takes the best of organic and conventional farming principles to grow stunning, varietal fruit. John Wade, who James Halliday names as “arguably the most experienced winemaker in Western Australia” contract-makes the wines at the small onsite winery.

The Wines

Varieties include Fume Blanc, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparklings (Chardonnay, Rose, Riesling and Shiraz), Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Semillon Blanc Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Muscat and Ratafia.

Cellar Door

The Rickety Gate cellar door provides a knowledgeable wine tasting experience, often hosted by owners Russell and Linda. Open Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am - 4:30pm.

Rising Star Wines

A charming operation from a Texan duo producing a range of estate-grown, cool-climate wines from their sweeping vineyard in the picturesque Scotsdale Valley.

  • Open Days/times:Fri to Mon 10.30am to 5.30pm
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Riesling,Rose,Sparkling,Sparkling Rose
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Brands:Rising Star
  • Established:2009
  • Vineyards:10 acre
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Great Southern:Denmark

Description

Gwen and Paul Hyatt took a chance on a 30 acre property in Denmark in 2005 to realise their dream of owning and running a boutique vineyard which would feed their love of country living. Since their first vintage in 2009, Rising Star has focused on producing the best wines possible, reflecting the quality and flavour of the stunning Great Southern wine region. 

The Wines

Rising Star’s range is comprised of cool climate varieties, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rose, Riesling, a Vintage Sparkling Chardonnay and a Vintage Sparkling Rose. 

Cellar Door

Visit the estate’s ‘brand spanking old’ cellar door, an old jarrah weatherboard Tractor shed, for premium wine tastings and stunning vineyard views. Open daily from 10:30am to 5:30pm. 

Rockcliffe Wines

Named a "rockstar" of the WA wine industry by The West Australian Wine Guide, this 5 Star Halliday-rated winery is the place for chilled wine tastings, home-made gelato and Summer Sunday sessions.

  • Wine Variety:Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rose,Sparkling,Dessert
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 11am to 5pm; Restaurant: Saturday Lunch and Dinner

Details

  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Winemaker:Michael Ng
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:10000 cases
  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Established:1990
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Picnic Facilities,Restaurant
  • Dinner Open:Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Saturday

Description

Located less than 15kms from the Southern Ocean, Rockcliffe Wines experiences perfect conditions for its slow-ripening, cool climate grapes. Purchased by geologist Dr Steve Hall in 2002, Rockcliffe (formerly named Matilda's Estate) was renamed following extensive refurbishment of the Cellar Door, Art Gallery and Restaurant in 2013. The name comes from  a stretch of 100m high granite cliffs that dominate the eastern end of Denmark's main bay. Rockcliffe Wines has received many awards in recent years including Most Improved Winery Award from the WA Wine Guide in 2014 and its James Halliday 5 Star Rating.

The Wines

Rockcliffe Wines' range of estate-grown wines echo popular local surf place names, and include varieties of Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Sparkling Shiraz, Sparkling Cuvee and Port Muscat.

Cellar Door

Rockcliffe Wines' relaxed cellar door offers a selection of wines for tasting alongside house-made, artisan gelatos and sorbets. It is known locally for its Sunday sessions with live music and occasional Sunday markets throughout Summer. Open daily from 11am - 5pm.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

Rosenthal Wines

Situated on the Southern tip of WA, this boutique winery is focused on producing first-class wines adhering to simple, traditional approaches to fruit-picking, ageing, and winemaking. No cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door

Details

  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Established:2001
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:500 cases
  • Vineyards:17 hectares
  • Winemaker:Coby Ladwig, Luke Eckersley
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Best mates and local winemakers Luke Eckersley and Coby Ladwig reignited the Rosenthal Wines label when they purchased it from Dr John Rosenthal in 2012. Sourcing fruit from specialty vineyard sites throughout the Great Southern, they hand craft a range of timeless wines that reflect the diversity of sites in the region. Both young winemakers are highlight awarded, with Coby being named as a finalist in the Wine Society’s Young Winemaker of the Year Awards.

Their Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot come from partner vineyards in Frankland River, Boyup Brook and Mount Barker. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc is from Denmark.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

Silver Stream Wines

A serene vineyard producing premium cool-climate wines, offering the unique opportunity to contribute to various seasonal farming activities in exchange for accommodation as part of WWOOF.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Franc,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rose
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Brands:Silver Stream
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Established:1995
  • Vineyards:40 hactares
  • Winemaker:James Kellie and Michael Garland
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only

Description

Located at the western end of the Bennett Ranges, near Denmark Tony and Felicity Ruse purchased their property in 2004, naming it Silverstream in reference to their home near Wellington, New Zealand. Boasting natural karri forests, fertile soil and sweeping ocean views, the picturesque property produces expressive cool-climate, single vineyard wines. The first Silverstream Wine was made with the owners and some local friends, hand-picked and processed at a nearby winery.

The Silverstream Wines range include Sparkling Chardonnay, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

Cellar Door

A charming cellar door is located amidst a beautiful array of gardens and orchards. Open by appointment only.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

Unique Highlights

Join the ‘Passionate Pickers’! Silverstream offer wine, in exchange for volunteers to pick grapes during the harvest from mid-February. Contact the winery for details. They are also a member of Wiling Worker on Organic Farms in Australia, where in exchange for accommodation, guests contribute to farm work.

 

 

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