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:Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling Shiraz,Tempranillo,Zinfandel
- Brands:Lion Mill
- Cases Produced:250 cases
- Vineyards:1.5 hectares
- Winemaker:MyattsField Vineyards
- Facilities:Cellar Door
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 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.
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.