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Mourvedre Wine Variety Wineries in South West

Wineries in Australias South West


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Arimia Winery

Gourmet Traveller’s #1 WA Regional Restaurant (2018), this self-sufficient winery operates ‘off the grid’ creating diverse, acclaimed wines, best enjoyed at its honest and inviting cellar door.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Thu to Mon 10am to 5pm. Restaurant: Thu - Mon 12pm to 3pm.
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Grenache,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Fortified,Verdelho,Zinfandel,Mourvedre
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cases Produced:3685
  • Established:1998
  • Winemaker:Mark Warren
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Brands:Arimia
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes, all same level
  • Facilities:Functions,Organic (Certified),Wheelchair Access,Dogs Welcome,Restaurant,Accommodation,Cellar Door
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
  • Vineyards:7 hectares
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

A boutique winery that operates ‘off the grid’, Arimia was established in 1997 by Ann Spencer. Located in the north end of Margaret River, it makes the most of its superb environment, surrounded by the untouched Cape Naturaliste National Park and the Indian Ocean, to make an innovative range of estate-grown wines.

The vineyard follows organic practices and grows a diverse mix of grapes, from Margaret River’s classics of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon through to Mourvedre, Zinfandel and Verdehlo.

Wine Tasting

One of the most authentic food and wine experiences to be found in Margaret River,

the acclaimed wine range can be sampled at the relaxed cellar door, built primarily using recycled and plantation timber.

The Food

Awarded ‘Gourmet Traveller Regional Restaurant of the Year’ 2018, Arimia’s menu comes mostly from farm-grown produce including pork and trout raised on the 55ha property. The kitchen, headed by chef Evan Hayter is dedicated to utilising entire animals, with a no-waste approach that encourages creativity. Bookings are highly recommended. Open Thursday to Tuesday for lunch.

Halliday Rating

4/5 Stars

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

Details

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

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".

Ferngrove Wines

Situated within the picturesque, undulating lands of Frankland River amidst farmland, forest and olive groves, this grand cellar door showcases a broad range of award-winning regional wines.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Malbec,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet Merlot,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Sparkling,Muscat,Rosé,Semillon,Mourvedre
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,BBQ Facilities,Picnic Facilities
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Great Southern:Frankland River
  • Vineyards:340 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Located in Frankland River 90 kilometres from the coast amidst the Great Southern’s valleys and slopes, the Ferngrove site was selected in 1998. The vineyard is nestled in undulating farmland surrounded by olive groves, wheat, sheep and cattle which enable a sheltered environment to grow grapes, while it still receives the cooling ocean influence for elegant fruit.

Ferngrove Wines are known for their intense flavour, fine acid and tannins that are truly reflective of the Frankland River region style. A range of varieties are produced across multiple price brackets, delivering value at each level. Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet blends are the focus.

The winery is also the site of one of Australia’s largest winery solar power systems, using 696 panels to power all of its operations.

Wine Tasting

The grand Ferngrove Wines cellar door is situated among the stunning Stirling Ranges in Frankland River. Wine tastings are offered daily from 10am – 4pm.

Halliday Rating

4/5 Stars

 

 

 

Green Door Wines

Unique Wine tasting with Amazing views of the Ferguson Valley

  • Open Days/times:Thursday - Sunday 11:00am - 4:30pm
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Grenache,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Chardonnay,Fiano,Mourvedre,Shiraz

Details

  • Vineyards:8 hectares under vine
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Ashley Keeffe and Vanessa Carson
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,Light Food,Restaurant,Wheelchair Access
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley

Description

Green Door Vineyard & Winery is a small boutique winery in the Ferguson Valley. Ashley & Kath Keeffe purchased the run-down vineyard in 2006 and set about restoring and replanting, with the Grenache and Tempranillo finding near perfect conditions. Other grapes in the vineyard include Monastrell, Shiraz, Fiano, and Verdelho.

Ashley is very conscious of soil health and the vineyard is managed with a minimal intervention ethos, creating fruit with great flavour. All grapes are handpicked and basket pressed, with all wines made on the property by Ashley and consultant winemaker, Vanessa Carson. Various different wine making techniques are used including the use of Amphora pots for fermentation, cold soaking on skins and the addition of whole bunches to ferments.

There is a cellar door cafe on the property serving sharing style grazing platters showcasing local produce. The focal point of the cellar door is the grand green door, imported from Fez, Morocco. The Moorish theme of the winery and cafe menu matches the predominantly Spanish/European characteristics of the wines. Ash, Kath and their team take great satisfaction in being involved in the whole process of growing, making and sharing the enjoyment of the wines.

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

Details

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

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

 

 

 

 

Snake And Herring

Visit the Margaret River cellar door to taste a treasure map of exciting wines made from vineyard gems throughout WA’s South-West, then to Dunsborough to feast at their esteemed new restaurant, Yarri.

  • Open Days/times:11am to 5pm daily (11am to 4pm May - September)
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Grenache,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Cabernet Merlot,Gewurztraminer,Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Syrah,Mourvedre,Rosé

Details

  • Cases Produced:7000 cases
  • Established:2010
  • Winemaker:Tony Davis
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Wednesday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Snake & Herring views Western Australia’s South-West wine regions like a treasure map with vineyard jewels scattered throughout. With this philosophy founders Redmond “Herring” Sweeny and Tony “Snake” Davis road trip around, finding remarkable and interesting grapes to make their award-winning wines.

The Wines

Snake & Herring is known for its exciting and eclectic wine range that loves celebrating overlooked styles and regions. The delicious and memorable hand-picked wines focus on natural fermentation and minimal additions to be unique and site-expressive. There is a kaleidoscope of styles including various Great Southern Rieslings, Pinot Noirs and a Grenache Rose, and a mix of Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Chardonnay and Cabernet blends. 

Cellar Door

A simple, laidback, unpretentious space to enjoy some remarkable wine, the cellar door is located on Caves Road, about 15 minutes’ drive north of Margaret River town. Wine tastings are available daily from 11am to 5pm. (11am to 4pm during Winter.)

The Food

Snake & Herring’s Yarri Restaurant has fast-become a hotspot dining in the south-west dining. It is located in Dunsborough and headed by one of WA’s most highly awarded chefs, Aaron Carr. The menu features only local produce and is inspired by the six seasons of the Noongar people and country, with all ingredients sourced sustainably and thoughtfully.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Swinney

Discover unique regional wines from one of Frankland River’s original farming families, named a Top 10 New Australian Winery in James Halliday’s Wine Companion, 2015.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Grenache,Riesling,Mourvedre,Syrah,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Swinney
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Established:1998
  • Vineyards:160 hectares
  • Winemaker:Rob Mann
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Frankland River

Description

The Swinney Family have owned their farmland in Frankland River since 1922 when George John Alexander settled there. Their property, ‘Franklands’ is located on the banks of the Frankland River and the terrain is hilly, with ironstone gravel and loam soils and surrounded by jarrah and red gum trees.

The farm diversified into viticulture in 1998 and four vineyards were established around the property, selected for their unique assets for grape growing. Frankland River regional hero varieties; Cabernet and Syrah (Shiraz) are the focus, with Riesling following. A few varieties rarely seen in the region are planted too, including Grenache and Tempranillo that contribute to remarkable Syrah and Cabernet blends.

Swinney Wines were named one of James Halliday’s Top Ten New Australian Wineries in 2015.

The wines are available directly from the estate or selected retailers in Australia, the UK and Singapore.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

 

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