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.
- Open Days/times:Cellar door & Shop: Everyday 10am to 5pm
- Wine Region:Great Southern
- Wine Variety:Cabernet,Chardonnay,Merlot,Muscat,Tawny,Riesling,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Fortified,Sparkling,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
- Cases Produced:800 cases
- Vineyards:8 hectares
- Winemaker:Harewood Estate (James Kellie)
- Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
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.
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.
All wines and cheeses are available for tasting at the cellar door on Scotsdale Road from Monday to Sunday, 10-5.
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.