Just 50 minutes from Perth, this picture-perfect estate is one of WA’s most awarded destinations, known especially for its Gourmet Traveller Top 100 restaurant that grows most of its produce onsite.
- Wine Region:Perth Hills
- Wine Variety:Pinot Noir,Tempranillo,Vermentino,Sparkling,Cabernet,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Viognier,Chardonnay
- Cases Produced:15,000 cases
- Vineyards:7.8 hectares
- Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant,Light Food,Picnic Facilities
Millbrook Winery is situated in the picturesque wine region of the Perth Hills, a 50 minute drive south-east of Perth. It is located on a historic property called the Chestnut Farm that was established in the 19th century as an orchard and planted with grapevines in 1865 to provide fruit to the local timber-millers in Jarrahdale.
Owners Peter and Lee Fogarty set their sights on winemaking, planting vines in 1996 and in 2001 a stunning winery, including a tasting room and restaurant was completed.
The attraction to the Perth Hills was the uncanny similarities to the Northern Rhône region. Shiraz and Viognier were chosen as the two flagship varieties and have become recognised as excellent examples of both styles. The fruit grown on the Estate is high quality with low yields a core objective and a small batch winemaking approach is followed.
Millbrook, together with the iconic Lake’s Folly vineyard in the Hunter Valley, Evans and Tate in Margaret River, Deep Woods Estate in Margaret River and Smithbrook Wines in Pemberton, forms part of the Fogarty Wine Group.
The cellar door is in a striking stone chateau-like property with spectacular views and an open fireplace for winter. It is open Thursday to Monday 10am to 5pm offering tastings until 4:45pm and a light menu until 4:30pm. Group tastings can be arranged in advance.
The Millbrook restaurant is rated one of the top restaurants in WA by the West Australian Good Food Guide (2018) and is a Gourmet Traveller Top 100 Australian Restaurant (2018). Head Chef, Guy Jeffreys is known for his dedicated 'garden to plate' philosophy. When he's not in the kitchen, he is in the Millbrook Estate garden, selecting fruit, vegetables and herbs from the more than 100 varieties he grows there. Throughout 2017, Millbrook Restaurant didn’t place a single order for vegetables! Open for lunch Thursday to Monday. Bookings are essential.
For something less formal, pre-book a picnic hamper, filled with an array seasonal snacks and treats to enjoy on the estate’s stunning grounds.