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Fume Blanc Wine Variety Wineries in South West

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Arlewood Estate

A wow-factor James Halliday Dark Horse Winning winery, creating European inspired wines with a refreshing Margaret River twist, available for tasting at the cellar door Thursday to Sunday.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Cabernet Franc,Fume Blanc,Merlot,Nebbiolo,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon
  • Open Days/times:Thursday to Sunday from 11am

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Wheelchair Access,Dogs Welcome
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Vineyards:6.2 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:VILLAGGIO, Arlewood, La Bratta
  • Margaret River:Karridale

Description

Winner of James Halliday’s Dark Horse Winery of the Year 2017, Arlewood is a family-owned, boutique producer making elegant wines the Gosatti family and friends love to drink.

Arlewood's winemaking is inspired by the village of La Bratta in Northern Italy where hands-on owner Gary Gossatti’s ancestors were grape growers for the local community winery. The label began back in 1984 and in 2009 relocated to the cooler Forest Grove property, located 10km south of Margaret.

The Wines
Margaret River’s signature varieties are made with creative and intuitive winemaking techniques. Look out for the European inspired La Bratta Bianco and La Bratta Rosso. The Bianco has been a major hit with the critics, with James Halliday naming it a ‘Wow Factor White’ and saying it was, “a wine that brought goose-bumps due to my unabashed love of fine white Bordeaux… This is a tour de force of winemaking, underlain by a profound love and understanding of the fruit and its origins.”

Wine Tasting
Laid back, tastings of all the wines are available from 11am Thursday to Sunday. Private tastings can also be arranged.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Wine Club

Love Arlewood wines? Our club members have access to Chardonnay, project wines, organic olive oil from the farm, back vintages, plus free shipping and discounts. Check out our offerings on the website.

Bakkheia Wines

Enjoy exclusive Mediterranean wines at a boutique winery in the Preston Valley of the Geographe Wine Region, with only 1000-1200 cases produced yearly.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Graciano,Grenache,Malbec,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Mourvedre,Fume Blanc,Rose
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door. Appointments please.

Details

  • Cases Produced:1000-1200
  • Winemaker:Michael Edwards
  • Established:1999
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Brands:bakkheia
  • Vineyards:3 hectares

Description

Established in 1999, with the first vintage in 2006, Ilonka and Michael tend the land and organically grow grapes and wine.  They are passionate about sustainable living and pursuing excellence in wine making.

Small quantities and small batch winemaking is the focus of Bakheia Wines, with only 1000-1200 cases bottled each year. The wines are only available to the exclusive mailing list, limited to 400 to retain exclusivity and build mutual loyalty. Tastings of the wine is available at the vineyard by appointment only.

The wine making approach taken is minimalist with reds not fined or filtered before bottling allowing the natural settling of wine over time. Wines on offer include Grenache, Mourvedre, Graciano, Tempranillo, Shiraz, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon and sourced from the neighbors is Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc to make Fume Blanc.

Pricing of the wines is rather unique, determined directly by mailing list members who sit down, taste and talk about the quality of the wine. Bakheia Wines pride themselves on keeping honest and ego free as reflected in the philosophical label "Aequitas".

Glenarty Road

A boutique farm and vineyard making progressive, natural wines that can be enjoyed alongside amazing seasonal farm-grown fruits, nuts, vegetables and lamb in their character-full, timber shed.

  • Open Days/times:10am to 5pm, Thursday to Monday. Tuesday/Wednesday by appointment.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Dessert,Fume Blanc,Port,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Vineyards:26 acres
  • Winemaker:Sasha Foley
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Thursday
  • Margaret River:Karridale
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Owners Sasha and Ben McDonald refer to the southern Karridale sub-region as the ‘cooler sister’ to the rest of the Margaret River cape. Their winery brings this cool to life in both the style of its wines and the estate vibe. Ben is the fifth generation on the McDonald family farm. He single-handedly planted the 6-acre vineyard when aged 19 and has continued to evolve his family farm since. In addition to vines, the property has over 270 fruit trees, several vegetable gardens and a few thousand sheep.

The property follows sustainable farming practices to encourage a healthy eco-system, with all elements coexisting to improve the overall heartbeat of the farm. Sheep graze among the vines for six months after harvest to control the weeds and add nutrients into the cycle. Bug pressure is taken care of by guinea fowls and chickens.

The Wines
The wines are handmade with an intuitive, hands-off approach and every parcel of fruit is managed individually through the winemaking process. Natural yeasts are used for authentic, characterful wines. Often their trusty old basket press is used, making for a true artisanal feel. Alongside Margaret River signature varieties, check out the intriguing Fumé Blanc, Rosé and Vintage Port.

Wine Tasting
The pair converted their grandfather’s timber shed into a tasting room which is open daily from 10am – 5pm Thursday to Monday to taste their wines. Tuesday and Wednesday tastings by appointment.

The Food
A range of tasting plates, bursting with tasty interpretations of the farm’s fresh-picked seasonal produce, incredible grass-fed lamb and whatever seafood has been caught off the shores of Augusta by their sea mates. Vegetarian and dietary options are catered for.

Unique Highlights
Get the true farm experience with a progressive tasting through the vines, macadamias and hop garden to gain a local’s understanding of what a ‘ground to glass’ philosophy truly entails. The tour is extra special from January to April during harvest. Bookings recommended, begins 10:30am daily.

Halliday Rating
Not yet rated

Plantagenet Wines

Taste exemplary Mount Barker wines at the classic mud brick cellar door and café of this regional hero estate and WA winemaking pioneer, located 30 minutes from Albany.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Shiraz,Fume Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo,Brut,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Fortified
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Holidays,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1968
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:25000
  • Vineyards:130 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

A regional pioneer, Plantagenet Wines was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz vines in 1968 by founder Tony Smith. The first wines were made in 1974 and showed great potential, encouraging Tony to convert a local apple packing shed into a winery and keep making what are now regarded amongst Australia’s most respected examples of Cabernet and Shiraz. Subsequent vineyards were planted, and fruit now comes from five estate-owned properties around the Mount Barker area.

Western Australia’s oldest family business Lionel Samson & Son acquired Plantagenet in 1999 and the estate continues to grow from strength to strength, with an international reputation for its Rieslings, Chardonnays, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Tasting

The mudbrick and timber cellar door, surrounded by stunning garden and historic vines make a beautiful setting in which to explore the Plantagenet wine range. Wines can be tasted daily between 10.30am – 4pm.

The Food

Alongside the cellar door is ‘The Shed’, Plantagenet’s café, serving lunch daily. The menu is a unique blend of contemporary and casual, with hearty dishes that pair with the wines. Dining can be enjoyed from the alfresco deck, or beside the fireplace in winter.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

 

 

Singlefile Wines

Visit the home of James Halliday’s ‘Best Australian Chardonnay’ and three-time Gourmet Traveller Wine ‘Great Southern Cellar Door of the Year’ at this chic, contemporary estate near Denmark.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Rose,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Riesling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Grenache,Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Mourvedre,Botrytis Riesling,Dessert,Cabernet,Sparkling Cuvee,Fume Blanc,Gewurztraminer,Method Traditionale,Pinot Chardonnay,Pinot Gris,Tempranillo
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 11am to 5pm daily

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Holidays,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:2007
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:9000 cases
  • Vineyards:3.75 hectares
  • Winemaker:Patrick Corbett, Coby Ladwig, Mike Garland
  • Brands:Singlefile Wines, Run Free
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes

Description

A treasure of the Great Southern, Singlefile is the fruit of labour of the Snowden family, who purchased an established vineyard in Scotsdale Valley in 2008 after an extensive search around Australia; determining that Denmark ticked all the boxes for the quality wines and lifestyle they were seeking.

The team decided to focus the existing vineyard entirely on Chardonnay, pulling out Shiraz and Merlot vines and planting Gingin clone Chardonnay. Fruit for the balance of their wines is sourced from specialist vineyard sites throughout the Great Southern Region and its distinct areas including Mount Barker, Albany, Frankland River.

The cool climate wines are handpicked and made as naturally as possible to allow the fruit to be the star of the finished wine. Their Chardonnay was named Chardonnay of the Year by James Halliday (2019 Wine Companion).

The Wines

Four tiers of wines are made, all of which are drawn from specially selected sites within the Great Southern, except for the estate-grown Chardonnay. Riesling, Cabernet blends, Pinot Noir and Fume Blanc are just some of the wine styles being made.

Wine Tasting

Set beside a stunning lake with beautiful manicured lawns, the wood and brick cellar door is tasteful and chic and a three-time recipient of Gourmet Traveller Wine’s ‘Best Cellar Door of the Great Southern’ award. Guests are welcome every day of the week to taste the wines and go on a journey of discovering the different styles of wines from the diverse Great Southern region. Bring your own picnics are welcome and there’s also an option to enjoy ‘Coco d’Vino’ which is a wine and chocolate tasting flight. No bookings required.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

 

 

 

Talisman Wines

WA Wine Guide Small Producer of the Year and a 5 Star Halliday rated winery in the Ferguson Valley. Interesting and intuitive single vineyard wines.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Malbec,Merlot,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet Malbec,Fume Blanc,Rose,Shiraz,Zinfandel

Details

  • Brands:Talisman and Spook Rock
  • Established:2009
  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Winemaker:Peter Stanlake

Description

Situated in one of the most elevated areas of the Ferguson Valley, development of the Talisman vineyard began in 1999 by Kim and Jenny Robinson. The unique site is surrounded by the Wellington National Park, with select grape varieties matched with the property's soil types and sloping landscapes. The superb quality fruit of the vineyard, which is grown under the watchful eye of Victor Bertola, is complemented by the delicate style of acclaimed winemaker Peter Stanlake. The winery was notably awarded 'Small Producer of the Year' in 2017 by the West Australian Wine Guide.

Tastings of Talisman wines take weekly at the Subiaco Farmers Market. There is currently no cellar door at the property, but watch this space.

The Wines

Talisman's range includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Malbec, Malbec, Zinfandel, Riesling and Merlot.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

Willow Bridge Estate

Experience a hidden jewel of the breathtaking Ferguson Valley at this 5 Star Halliday rated winery and cellar door, producing vibrant, estate-grown wines, just 20 minutes inland from Bunbury.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Grenache,Rose,Tempranillo,Fume Blanc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Viognier,Sparkling,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:CLOSED: Online orders only
  • Wine Region:Geographe

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Established:1997
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:20 000
  • Brands:Dragonfly Series, Estate Series, Black Dog Shiraz
  • Vineyards:59 hectares
  • Winemaker:Kim Horton
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

After an extensive search, Jeff and Vicki Dewar found their Ferguson Valley property, situated high on the western watershed of the Darling Ranges. In 1997 they planted vines on the picturesque, 180 hectare hillside property, which high rainfall, dry summer seasons and Marri soils to produce quality fruit for premium wine production. Respected Western Australian winemaker Rob Bowen joined the team in 1999.

The Wines

Wines are made under four labels; Dragonfly, Estate, Black Dog and Maris Sol. Varieties include Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Tempranillo Cabernet and a traditional method Blanc de Blancs.

Cellar Door

In the heart of one of Western Australia’s most picturesque wine areas, Ferguson Valley, join the friendly staff for a fun and informative wine tasting of the full wine range. There are also quirky wine accessories available for purchase. Open weekdays 11am - 5pm, and weekends 12pm - 5pm.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

 

Wine and cheese pairing at Windows Estate

Enjoy a private seated wine tasting with matching cheeses whilst overlooking the vineyard.

  • Open Days/times:10am to 5pm seven days a week
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Merlot Blend,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Syrah,Sparkling,Cabernet,Chenin Blanc,Fume Blanc,Cabernet Franc,Malbec,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay

Details

  • Brands:Windows Estate
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Established:1999
  • Vineyards:6 hectares
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Chris Davies
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Light Food,Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access,Kids Play Area,Organic (Certified)
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Enjoy a tasting at Windows Estate, with paired cheeses. You can enjoy it out on the patio during the warmer months, or by the fire when its cold outside. We'll show you how different wines match up to different cheeses and help you discover the basics of food and wine pairings.

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