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Perth Hills Wineries

Perth Hills is a pretty region starting just 30 minutes from the CBD, with constantly changing vistas stretching from the northeast to the southeast of Perth. The native plant vegetation grows in rich profusion, with patches of introduced exotics from Europe and elsewhere adding an unexpected contrast. Winemaking has been intermittent but on a tiny scale, dating back to the first-known winery built in the 1880s, and now includes 20+ cellar doors.

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

Guides


Aldersyde Estate

Mother & daughter team, Di and Lara, run Perth’s Hills’ oldest continually operating winery, producing small batches of handcrafted reds sold only at the cellar door in the stunning Bickley Valley.

  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Open Days/times:Weekends 1pm to 5pm, public holidays by appointment
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Shiraz

Details

  • Vineyards:2.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Lara Bray
  • Established:1974
  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cases Produced:600 cases

Description

Formerly known as Piesse Brook Wines, Aldersyde is a stunning boutique winery located in the Bickley Valley and the oldest continually operating winery in the Perth Hills.

This is a traditional family winery in the truest sense. Specializing in hand crafted wines from fruit grown entirely on the estate vineyard, practically all the winemaking procedures are done by hand, from picking and sorting the grapes to winding up the hydraulic wooden basket press.

Relatives and friends join in and help at critical times, including vintage and pruning, but Aldersyde is essentially a mother-daughter operation, with Lara looking after the vines and winemaking and mother, Di, in charge of cellar door sales. 

Increasingly, the focus in the cellar is to produce more natural wines, using foot-treading and hand-plunging (pigéage) with pumpovers during fermentation and indigenous yeasts instead of manufactured yeasts and products.

Six wines are produced: Saignée, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Shiraz, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Production is limited to approximately 100 dozen per wine style and the wines are not available for retail elsewhere, making the cellar door experience quite unique.

Wines are available for tasting by appointment at the tiny cellar door, with the gorgeous wine-covered terrace overlooking the vines. Di runs the cellar door but Lara is often also available to chat whilst you savour a delicious glass of wine and Zoe the winery dog entertains the kids.

THE WINEMAKER

Larissa (also known as Lara) Bray is one of the quiet achievers of the Western Australian wine industry and a third-generation vigneron in the Perth Hills.

After a short career as a lawyer in Canberra and London, Lara studied winemaking at Adelaide University and then gained formidable experience by working vintage at iconic Australian wineries - Brokenwood, Mt Mary and Vasse Felix; Chard Farm in Central Otago; then Burgundy, Bordeaux, the Loire, Northern and Southern Rhone, and Barolo.

After working as assistant winemaker at Cape Mentelle from 2004 until 2007, Lara left to work with her mother, Di, at the family winery.

In 2008, Lara joined a distinguished group who have been dux of the Len Evans Tutorial - 'the most exclusive wine school in the world' says James Halliday, and has judged at wine shows throughout Australia and in New Zealand.

THE VINEYARD

The climate in the Perth Hills is typically Mediterranean with cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers, mediated by cooling afternoon sea breezes and night temperatures 2-3 degrees cooler than Perth or the Swan Valley. The climate has been likened to that of the Douro Valley in Portugal. MJT Kalamunda in the Bickley locality is 23.1°C, RH 45%, rainfall 900-1200mm.

Soils comprise underlying granitic quartz clays at depths from half a metre to 3 metres. The top vineyard and the top half of the bottom vineyard are planted on hilltop slopes and comprise gravels with medium to light loam content. The lower half of the bottom vineyard is in a gently sloping valley and consists of mostly loams and alluvial soils. Because of the underlying clay subsoil, soils tend to retain good moisture levels throughout the growing season. Drip irrigation is applied if necessary.

 

Ashley Estate

Join the Giles Family for a vertical tasting of reds in the rustic shearing shed-turned cellar door, nestled in the Willunga foothills just outside of Perth.

  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 11am to 5pm by appointment
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Pinot Noir

Details

  • Brands:Ashley Estate
  • Established:1988
  • Vineyards:0.8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Josh Davenport
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Cases Produced:150 cases

Description

The Giles Family have a long history in farming and wine in Australian. William Giles was the first pioneer to bring grapes, olives and oranges to South Australia. Members of the Giles family moved from the Clare Valley to Willunga in 1936 to run a large dairy and sheep farm, which is now home to over 1000 sheep and 36 hectares of Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot and Pinot.

Cellar Door

The cellar door at Ashley Estate is open Saturdays, Sundays and most public holidays from 11am to 5pm. There are generally between 5 and 6 vintage reds available for tasting, and an additional ‘Hidden Pinot Cave’ onsite offers tastings of the Estate’s Pinot Noir varieties.  

Brookside Vineyard & Restaurant

A leafy, five-acre property with old English style gardens, mature trees, gentle streams, rustic cellar door, award-winning wines and iconic restaurant serving the finest meals in Bickley Valley.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Vineyards:5 hectares
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cases Produced:400 cases
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Located in the picturesque Bickley Valley, Brookside is one of the smallest and loveliest grape producing properties in Western Australia.  

Owners Peter and Fay Fels take a hands-on approach to make sure only the finest Cabernet and Chardonnay grapes find their way into Brookside's award-winning wines, which can be enjoyed at the rustic cellar door, open on Saturday and Sunday from 11am till 4pm.

The ‘Vineyard Kitchen’ serves some of the finest meals in the Perth hills and prides itself on using only the freshest local ingredients sourced from their own garden and small, high-quality local producers, including the finest free-range meats from the renowned Mondo's Butchers and local vegetables from Lou and Marisa's Grower Direct just up the road in Lesmurdie. The restaurant is open for lunch on Thursday to Sunday. Bookings are always recommended on 9227 7715.

FUNCTIONS
Brookside is a stunning venue for boutique weddings, able to host both the ceremony and reception in the vineyard and surrounding gardens. The property only caters for fifty guests for a formal wedding or up to eighty for a cocktail function.

 

Carldenn Homestead Wines

A small family winery with an expansive range of vintage wines to be enjoyed whilst relaxing at the open bar and on handcrafted jarrah picnic tables on the ridge of the stunning Bickley Valley.

  • Wine Variety:Classic Dry White,Port,Semillon,Sparkling,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Chardonnay Semillon
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Open Days/times:Weekends & public holidays 9am to 5pm

Details

  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Vineyards:0.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bella Ridge Estate (Alon Arbel)
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:700 cases
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1998
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities

Description

As Kalamunda locals, Dennis and Carline Humphrey are no strangers to the terrain of the Perth Hills. With encouragement from local wine guru Peter Fimmel, Chardonnay and Semillon varieties were first planted in 1998 on the famous Red Gum soil high on the western ridge of the Bickley Valley.

The Wines

Carldenn Homestead Wines offer an expansive variety of reds, whites and sparkling wines designed to appeal to any palette. Each vintage has a unique character with different complexities, from the fresh fruit and creamy finish of the unwooded Chardonnay to the full-bodied, bold and delicious Shiraz.

Cellar Door

Located amongst the bushland of Walliston, Carldenn Homestead's cellar door includes an open bar and picnic area with handcrafted jarrah tables made by Dennis himself. After eating and drinking, you are free to wander amongst the vines. 

Chalari Wines

Embrace this Perth Hills small batch winery’s ethos of relaxation with a glass of their limited range Riesling or Rose varieties, that are produced ‘garagiste’ style and are only available online.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Riesling,Rose

Details

  • Brands:Chalari
  • Established:2016
  • Winemaker:Alexi Christidis
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019
  • Perth Hills:Heart of the Hills

Description

While studying oenology at university, winemaker and Chalari proprietor Alexi Christidis decided to make small batches of wine using a low-intervention, natural approach. Using fruits sourced from various locations around WA, the result is a limited production of premium, small parcels of wine.

Halliday Rating

4 stars

 

 

Chidlow's Well Estate

This boutique winery merges the charm of its industrial past with modern viticulture techniques to produce a variety of premium table reds, whites and sparkling wines, all available online.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Verdelho

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Perth Hills:Heart of the Hills
  • Brands:Chidlow's Well Estate
  • Cases Produced:1000 - 1499 cases
  • Established:1995
  • Vineyards:12 hectares
  • Winemaker:John Griffiths

Description

Taking its name from the Chidlow’s Well Railway Station that opened in 1884, Chidlow’s Well Estate was established in 1995 with Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Shiraz and Verdelho varieties. Cool winters and warm summer days combine with fertile, free-draining soils to provide excellent conditions for these award-winning wines, which have performed particularly well in the Perth Hills, Swan Valley and Qantas wine shows.

The Wines

Varieties include Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Verdelho, Shiraz, Sparkling Chenin and Sparkling Shiraz, all of which can be purchased online with free delivery to the Perth metro area. Tastings at the winery are by appointment only.

 

 

Chittering Valley Winery & Nesci Estate Wines

Less than an hour from Perth, explore one of Chittering Valley's original vineyards, whose longstanding range of table wines and liqueurs can be enjoyed with wonderful live music most weekends.

  • Wine Variety:Zinfandel,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Chardonnay
  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 12pm to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1901 - 1950
  • Perth Hills:Chittering Valley
  • Brands:Chittering Valley Winery, Nesci Estate Wines
  • Established:1948
  • Vineyards:24 Hectares
  • Winemaker:Kevin Nesci
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

The Nesci family first chose this valley in 1948, carving their place by hand from virgin bush. The soils of the Valley are predominantly sandy brown over clay, and as the climate is typically Mediterranean with wet winters and dry summers, ideal grape growing conditions are abundant. Additionally, the underground spring running through the estate feeds water to the vines throughout the year, ensuring the vines never suffer drought and produce consistent harvests of full flavoured grapes.

 The Wines

Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Pedro Ximinez. Wine can be purchased at the estate or online, with some wines exported too. 

Cellar Door

Nesci Estate Wine Farm's stone and timber cellar door is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-5pm, where tastings or glasses of wine can be enjoyed with woodfired pizzas and live music on the lawn. 

Darlington Estate

The perfect escape from the city for a delectable a la carte winery lunch with magnificent views, a rustic ambience and sumptuous wines, just 30 minutes from Perth.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Malbec,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Pinot Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills

Details

  • Perth Hills:Heart of the Hills
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Vineyards:40 acres
  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1983
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant

Description

Sitting atop steep terraced slopes and surrounded by virgin bushland, Darlington Estate utilises environmentally friendly viticulture to ensure the integrity of the land, and in turn, the wine. Perfectly suited to functions (namely weddings), the main building is a stone, wood and glass construction that blends seamlessly into the natural environment.

The Wines

Varieties include Chenin, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz and Rosé.

The Food

Darlington's award winning restaurant is known for its attractive a la carte menu, reflecting a combination of Australian and European influences. Perfectly complemented by the estate's premium wines, each dish is designed to showcase a locally sourced produce, embellished with clever accompaniments. Open for lunch Thursday-Sunday and dinner Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Due Jolly Winery

Italian for 'two jokers', stop by this quaint, owner-operated and off the beaten track winery for tasty seasonal platters and cakes plus a tipple of wine from its European inspired range.

  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Vermentino
  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 11am - 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Perth Hills:Heart of the Hills
  • Brands:Due Jolly Wines
  • Established:2006
  • Winemaker:Rob Puglisi
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Strongly influenced by European winemaking practices, Due Jolly (Italian for ‘two jokers’) commenced in 2006 as a humble winery situated in buildings formerly used for fruit packing. The ‘jokers’ of the winery; Rob Puglisi, Andrew Cutten and Paul Henharen, believe in rustic (but proven) traditional methods to produce food-friendly wines for all to enjoy. 

The Wines

The winery relies upon friendships with owners of small vineyards located throughout the South West, to select grape varieties that have been grown in the most ideal climates. Varieties include Vermentino, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Open on weekends, taste the range (often with the winemakers), or feast on seasonal charcuterie platters, cakes and more along with a glass of Due Jolly wine.

Fairbrossen Wines

Soak up the relaxed ambience of Carmel at this charming owner-operated winery, known for its hearty breakfasts and lunches, and boutique wines; handcrafted with ancient, rustic techniques.

  • Wine Variety:Rose,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Open Days/times:Winery: 11am to 4pm, Friday to Sunday. Cafe: 11am to 4pm Friday, 9am to 4pm Saturday & Sunday.

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Friday,Saturday
  • Breakfast Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Winemaker:Matthew Bowness
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Established:2011
  • Vineyards:5 hectares

Description

Winemaker Matt Bowness established Fairbrossen in 2011, following many years as a travelling winemaker in California and France and many years at Sittella Wines. Following a philosophy of minimum intervention, only the best fruit is hand-picked to ensure the highest quality of handcrafted wine.

The Wines

Fairbrossen Wines are grown in two estate-owned vineyards in the Perth Hills and Margaret River. Sparkling wines, still wines and liqueurs are made, including Chardonnay, Verdelho, Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Durif, Malbec, Pinot Noir and Pedro Ximinez.

The Food

'Tom's Kitchen' operates at Fairbrossen wines, and is open for lunch on Friday and breakfast and lunch on the weekends, serving a modern and generously priced, country-style menu.

Cellar Door

The tasting area at Fairbrossen offers a range of boutique wines, all of which have been handcrafted on the estate. Open Thursday to Sunday, 11am-4pm. Look out for a range of seasonal music, food and wine events.

 

Hainault Vineyard & Cafe

Unwind on the verandah of this boutique, family-owned cellar door and dog-friendly cafe serving lunch platters full of organic produce and set with gorgeous views of the Bickley Valley.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Gewurztraminer,Pinot Noir,Semillon,Merlot,Semillon Chardonnay,Rose,Cabernet Merlot,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills

Details

  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door,Functions,Restaurant
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Established:1980
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Vineyards:17 acres
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Nestled in Jarrah forest on the Darling Scarp at an elevation of 400 metres, Hainault is the highest vineyard in Western Australia, and is in one of the coldest parts of the State. The 17 acre property was replanted as a vineyard in 1978 by Peter Fimmel, one of the pioneers of the then infant Perth Hills Wine Region.

Owners Michael and Lyn Sykes purchased the vineyard in 2002, with an objective to produce premium quality varietal wines whilst further developing a style synonymous with the Perth Hills. The couple's relationship with the environment is signified in Hainault's logo of a Boobook owl, an animal native to the area, and viticulture and land management practices reflect their commitment to sustainability. Hainault also prides itself on being pet friendly, and it's common to see the Sykes family Kelpies at their cafe.

The Wines

All Hainault wines are made from estate grown, hand harvested fruit using minimal interventions. Among an extensive range, Hainault produces a traditional method Sparkling Pinot Noir, Semillon, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Rose, Cabernet Merlot Blend, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Wine tastings and cellar sales are available Saturday to Monday from 11am-5pm.

The Food

Open for lunch Saturday to Monday from 11am-5pm, the Hainault Cafe offers nibbles, platters, hearty mains and delicious desserts on a verandah overlooking the stunning vineyard. All food is prepared on premises and made to order using locally sourced organic produce whenever possible, and several vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available.

Jadran Wines

Enjoy a friendly chat with the owners while discovering 30+ fortified wines, table wines and liqueurs at their third-generation, family-run winery located within the idyllic Orange Grove.

  • Open Days/times:Mon & Sat 10am to 7pm, Sun 11am to 6pm
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Cabernet Merlot,Classic Dry White,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Muscat,Port,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sherry,Shiraz,Verdelho
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Winemaker:Steve Radojkovich, Paul Radojkovich
  • Size & Year:Established 1901 - 1950
  • Breakfast Open:Monday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:22 acres
  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Established:1929
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Jadran was established in 1914 by Vladimir (Wally) Radojkovich, who purchased 22 acres of land with a desire to establish a vineyard and create a winery. Since then, Jadran Wines has welcomed many generations of family members to the vineyard; most recently, Wally's grandson Paul in 1990. Jadran incorporates traditional and modern winemaking methods to create a distinctive character in the winery's expansive range which is made from fruit sourced locally and from the Western Australia's south-west. With a creative approach to winemaking, Jadran has won many medals in Wine Shows all over Australia.

The Wines

Jadran Wines' range includes over 30 different fortified, still, sparkling wines and liqueurs. The collection of ports and liqueurs is bursting with interesting and exciting flavours to discover.

Cellar Door

Father and son Stephen and Paul Radojkovich offer generous tastings of their wines, and are well known for their friendly chats, stories and knowledge. The cellar door is open 7 days a week.

Kyotmunga Estate

A quaint family-owned winery and olive grove within the Chittering Valley offering generous tastings of fresh olives, olive oil and Dukkah with full bodied, estate-grown wines.

  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Barbera,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Shiraz

Details

  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Perth Hills:Heart of the Hills
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Brands:Kyotmunga Estate
  • Cases Produced:less than 999 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:3 hectares
  • Winemaker:Trevor Wallis

Description

Beginning with 300 mandarin trees, the Kyotmunga became a vineyard and olive grove in 1997 under the ownership of Trevor and Lynette Chester. Major renovations were completed to create the cellar door in 2003, and the couple also played a key role with other winemakers in establishing the Chittering Valley Wine trail. All Kyotmunga wines are made on the premises within a farm shed that has been customised by Trevor to reduce temperature variation.

The Wines

Kyotmunga focuses on making full bodied Shiraz, Grenache and Taminga (a sweet white variety). These wines can be purchased at the cellar door, and can be delivered free of charge in the metropolitan area.

Cellar Door

The cellar door verandah overlooking the beautiful Chittering Valley offers a unique experience with plentiful tastings of wine, estate-grown olives, olive oil and Dukkah. The owners operate the cellar door and love discussing the process of grape growing and wine production. Open on weekends and public holidays from 11am-5pm.

The Food

Kyotmunga offers laidback dining, featuring platters of dolmades, cheese, olives and dukkah, and Devonshire teas. If visiting in Spring look out for their farm-grown mandarins that can be purchased to take home.

Unique Highlights

The name Kyotmunga has historical significance as it is the first recorded place name in the Chittering area. It is understood that the word Kyotmunga in the local Indigenous language means place of water. To maintain the historical significance of the name, the WA Government named a trail adjacent to the property the Kyotmunga Walk Trail. The trail leads to the Avon Valley National Park, which contains an abundance of natural flora and fauna.

La Fattoria

Meaning 'the farm' in Italian, indulge in a wine flight of distinct Italian wines and antipasto or join Nonna’s Family lunch at this lovely estate 30 minutes from Perth, where everyone is la famiglia!

  • Wine Variety:Sangiovese,Vermentino,Nebbiolo,Pignoletto,Barbera
  • Open Days/times:Thursday to Sunday 11:30am - 4pm

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Established:2012
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant

Description

Originally an orchard for stone fruit, pears and apples, the La Fattoria vineyard was established in 2012 by the Radice family with the planting of 11 Italian varieties. By nature of their native climates, Italian varieties are well suited to Australia's warm and dry grape-growing conditions, like those of the Perth Hills.

The Wines

La Fattoria is home to one of WA’s widest Italian wine ranges,  with varieties including Barbera, Sparkling Vermentino, Fiano, Sangiovese, Vermentino, Biancone, Sparkling Brachetto, Nebbiolo, Sparkling Pignoletto, Primitivo and Sagrantino.

Cellar Door

In Italy, wine is typically served with food during family gatherings. With this philosophy in mind, the La Fattoria cellar door showcases its wines as wine flights, available with or without traditional antipasto, and always accompanied by a friendly chat with the winery's 'family'. 'Conversation with Italy' wine flights are $10 per person and include piccolo antipasto and tastings of five wines.

The Food

Enjoy lunch just like Nonna makes it at the estate's cosy trattoria, featuring a set menu of delectable Italian dishes designed to be shared among loved ones. The culinary experience includes a wine tasting and a rustic Italian menu created from locally-sourced, seasonal produce. Alternatively, select a range of antipasto items with La Fattoria’s 'pick your own platter' or homemade coffee and cake. Open Thursday to Sunday 11:30am to 4pm.

Unique Highlights

Experience grape-picking during the vineyard's harvest to gain an enjoyable insight into the estate's winemaking process. Join the 'La Famiglia' club online to gain access to these exclusive events.

 

Lion Mill Vineyards

Discover lesser seen wines like Zinfandel, Durif and more at this picturesque boutique vineyard in the tranquil Darling Ranges that is also known for its friendly alpacas.

  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Tempranillo,Zinfandel,Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling Shiraz

Details

  • Established:1999
  • Vineyards:1.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:MyattsField Vineyards
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Brands:Lion Mill
  • Cases Produced:250 cases
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Perth Hills:Heart of the Hills

Description

What began as a hobby and just 100 vines for Ann and Patrick Bertola is now one of Perth Hill's most fruitful vineyards. Initially a part of an important timber milling area, the Lion Mill Vineyard is located on the northern side of a gently sloping valley on Charlotte Brook in Perth's Darling Ranges and was established in 1999, when the first Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted. The soils are those typical of the Perth Hills; loam, gravelly loam and lateritic gravels. The elevation (just under 300 metres), cold winters and hot dry summers all provide great growing conditions.

Lion Mill wines are produced from hand-picked fruit grown on the property. Care and time is constantly committed to the viticulture of grapes on the property, and tasks such as hand pruning, shoot thinning and fruit thinning all ensure that grapes are given the best opportunity to express their varietal characters.

The Wines

The wine range includes sparkling, still, dessert and fortified wines. Look out in particular for their Blanc de Blancs, and Zinfandel, a variety rarely seen in Western Australia.

Cellar Door

Looking out over the vineyards on this picturesque property, the Lion Mill cellar door offers a delightful visitor experience that is intimate, informative and relaxed. Tastings are available of the entire Lion Mill range, and the cellar door is open on weekends from 11am-5pm.

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