Home of ‘James Halliday’s Riesling of the Year (2017)’. Enjoy superb shiraz and cabernet and take in stunning views from the Porongurup cellar door and gallery, custom designed by artist Hilde Ranson.
- Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 10am - 4:30pm
- Wine Region:Great Southern
- Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling,Shiraz,Rosé
- Cases Produced:3500 cases
- Vineyards:10 hectares
- Winemaker:Robert Diletti
- Facilities:Cellar Door
What began as a ‘retirement dream’ in the late nineties for Hilde and Duke has turned into an incredibly successful winery business. The 25 acres of vineyards are planted exclusively to riesling, cabernet and shiraz, and due to the cool climate location at the western end of the Porongurup Range, the wines enjoy an elegance and spice that is endemic to the region.
Hilde Ranson is a celebrated artist and responsible for designing the curved cellar door overlooking the vineyard and the picturesque Stirling and Porongurup Ranges. The cellar door also doubles as an art gallery, Hildes Gallery at Dukes, and a function area.
The winery has been listed in James Halliday’s Wine Companion’s Top 100 wineries every year since 2013, and in 2017 the Magpie Hill riesling was James Halliday’s Riesling of the Year.
With celebrated local winemaker Rob Diletti at the winemaking helm, the wine range is concise and very high quality, and Dukes is widely regarded as one of the best riesling producers in Australia. The wine ranges consist of four Single Vineyard wines, four Magpie Hill Reserve wines, and a sparkling shiraz and riesling.
The cool climate vineyard produces age-worthy wines of elegance, structure and finesse.
Wines are available for tasting at the gallery and cellar door, which is open seven days 10-4:30pm.
Custom designed cellar door by artist Hilde Ranson, award winning wines and spectacular views over the Ranges from the tasting room.
5 Red Star