Owned by the Bradbury family, 3 Drops specialises in premium, cool-climate wines from the Great Southern, and extra virgin olive oil from Greek Spanish and Italian varieties grown on the property.
- Open Days/times:Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm
- Wine Region:Great Southern
- Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Riesling,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc
- Cases Produced:5000 cases
- Vineyards:21.5 hectares
- Winemaker:Robert Diletti (Contract)
- Facilities:No Cellar Door
Established in 1998 in Mt Barker by husband and wife Joanne and John, 3 Drops 15ha of vineyards is planted mostly with riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, cabernet, pinot and shiraz. In 2002, Rob Diletti joined as winemaker and brought great acclaim, awards and trophies to the winery.
The olive grove has some 2000 olive trees planted, including (Italian, Greek and Spanish varieties. and is a significant part of the property. The olives, like the grapes, take on cool-climate characteristics and the extra virgin olive oil is well-known for its complex, balanced, spicy flavours.
The winery exports to China, Hong Kong and South Korea.
The range of wines at 3 Drops is concise and play to the strengths of the region, in particular, the highly regarded and age-worthy riesling and elegant pinot noir. Winemaker Rob Diletti, who was awarded James Halliday’s Winemaker of the Year in 2014, has produced some of the region’s best examples. The sauvignon blanc and cabernets, a blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, were the first wines to be produced. The range has since expanded to eight wines including shiraz, merlot, chardonnay, a rose, riesling and pinot noir.
There is no cellar door open to the public.
The pinot noir, the riesling, and the extra-virgin olive oil, which is available for purchase in good food merchants in Mt Barker town, and surrounding towns.
5 Black Stars