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Abbey Creek Vineyard

Take in the stunning views of the Porongurup range from the cellar door, open 7 days, while tasting multi-award winning wines crafted at this boutique family-owned winery by winemaker Rob Diletti.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Daily
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Rose,Dessert

Details

  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Porongurup
  • Cases Produced:800 cases
  • Vineyards:1.6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Castle Rock Estate (Robert Diletti)
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Established:1990

Description

Mary and Mike Dilworth established Abbey Creek in 1990 and the original pinot noir and riesling vines were planted in the same year. The cabernet vines were planted in 1993 and now grafted to pinot noir, and the sauvignon blanc vines were planted much later in 2006. Mike remains in the role of viticulturist and Rob Diletti makes the wines.

The name ‘Abbey Creek’ is a combination of two geological markers at the estate: the creek that runs (in winter) alongside the vineyard; and the view of The Abbey in the Stirling Range, WA’s highest collection of peaks. The vineyards are nestled on the northern slope of the Porongurup range, providing a dramatic backdrop when looking over the vineyard towards the main house.

The Wines
The Porongurup sub-region in the Great Southern is known for producing long-lived rieslings with distinct floral characteristics, and pinots that show bright cherry, pomegranate and red berry characteristics. The wines have been time and again selected for medals and trophies at both regional and national wine shows within Australia, claiming a total of 9 wine show trophies.   

Wine Tasting
Visitors can enjoy the wines on tasting at the cellar door (open 7 days 10-5 ‘when the flag is flying and the sign is out’), an old shearing shed with views over the vineyards and the Kalgan plain. 

Unique Highlights
The view of the Porongurup Range, and the proximity to it.  The wine range is magnificent and concise, the views are picturesque.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Arcadia Wines

Experience the spectacular, ever-changing panorama of the Stirling Ranges at this peaceful family-owned winery producing award-winning wines and delicious woodfired pizzas.

  • Wine Variety:Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door and Cafe: Fri to Sun 10am to 4pm

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Brands:Arcadia
  • Cases Produced:850 cases
  • Vineyards:4 hectares
  • Established:1997
  • Winemaker:James Kellie
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food

Description

Located between the Great Southern region’s Stirling and Porongurup Ranges, Arcadia Wines winery was established by John and Gaye Robinson in 1998, who visited Kendenup from Perth one weekend while looking for a getaway property. This single vineyard was first planted in 1997 on fertile slopes that dip into the picturesque creek known locally as 'Dead Man's Creek'.

The beautiful views of the Stirling Range inspired the name 'Arcadia', used in Roman and Greek poetry as a place where people were believed to enjoy the perfect life.

Great Southern regional heroes Riesling and Shiraz are the focus along with beautiful, cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Make the most of Arcadia Wines’ spectacular views of the Stirling Ranges with a wine tasting, platter or woodfired pizza at the cosy cellar door and cafe, open Friday to Sunday 10am - 5pm. A range of events take place throughout the year too including live music, dining opportunities and more.

 

Bare Rooted Winery

A cheekily-named boutique winery producing a characterful Sauvignon Blanc from its picturesque vineyards within Rosa Brook Valley.

  • Open Days/times:No cellar door.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Brands:Bare Rooted
  • Cases Produced:200 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:0.3 hectares
  • Winemaker:Moss brothers
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Nestled in the stunning Rosa Brook Valley, 6km from Margaret River township, the Bare Rooted vineyard was established in 1996 and was planted exclusively from nursery-reared 'bare rooted' vine cuttings. Strong, lush and abundant vines have led to the creation of their aromatic and rich yet cleansing Sauvignon Blanc (which can be purchased online only). 

Beneath The Kite

Is it real or is it fiction? Discover the tidy new Malbec made by Margaret River winemaker and writer duo, the Messengers.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Malbec

Details

  • Brands:Beneath The Kite
  • Established:2016
  • Winemaker:Mark Messenger
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Inspired by life in the Margaret River wine industry, Vikki Messenger penned her novel, 'Crush', revolving around life and love around the vineyards of Margaret River. Beneath the Kite being the name of the fictional winery in the book. When Vikki's winemaker husband, the highly regarded Mark Messenger read the book, he was inspired by the creative opportunity to realise a fictional winery, and sourced premium Malbec grapes from a local, vineyard to make its debut wine.

The Malbec is available on the Settlers Tavern's wine menu and at various fine wine retailers

 

Beulah Wines

A charming, family-owned and operated vineyard producing high quality, award-winning wines within the stunning Blackwood Valley Wine Region.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Viognier,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Open Days/times:No cellar door
  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley

Details

  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Brands:Beulah Wines
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Established:2007
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Vineyards:9.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Craig Nield, Jodi Nield and Richard Nield

Description

Located in Boyup Brook, Beulah Wines began operations in 2007 within a 10 hectare vineyard. Owned by Craig, Jodi and Richard Nield. The estate grown wines have received a number of awards at local and national wine shows.

Varieties at Beulah include Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz and are available by mail order from the winery.

Blue Poles Vineyard

Two geologists scoured over 1000kms before planting their dream vineyard east of Margaret River, with a range including Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Shiraz and Italian varieties Fiano and Teroldego.

  • Open Days/times:No cellar door.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Merlot,Shiraz,Viognier

Details

  • Brands:Blue Poles
  • Cases Produced:750 cases
  • Established:2001
  • Vineyards:6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Clive Otto - Fraser Gallop
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Margaret River:Treeton

Description

This winery takes its name from an iconic Australian painting, ‘Blue Poles: Number 11, 1952) by artist Jackson Pollock, who was known for paintings of grace, depth, wonder and awe. The Blue Poles painting was a watershed acquisition by the National Australian Gallery in the 1970s, representing a move toward from colonial ties to free thought and independence in Australia. Blue Poles vineyard aims to emulate these traits in its vineyard and wines.

The vineyard is a joint venture between two geologists, Mark Gifford and Tim Markwell, who committed to their business plan from a minesite donga in 2001. They inspected thousands of kilometres of land before settling on the property 15 kilometres east of the Margaret River township for its large pockets of iron-rich gravels over clay, slopes to the south-west and cool climate for the long ripening of fruit.

A total of 7 hectares have been planted at Blue Poles vineyard, with 6.3 hectares dedicated to Merlot, Shiraz Cabernet Franc and Viognier. The remainder is dedicated to small sections of various trial varieties.

The wine range includes a Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Shiraz and Italian varieties; Fiano and Teroldego. The flagship ‘Allouran’ is a Bordeaux-inspired blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc and represents the owners’ core belief that location, soil, climate, passion and history can achieve special wines.

Ducketts Mill

Wine from Ducketts Mill and more than 40 varieties of Denmark Farmhouse Cheese, all produced by Ross and Dallas Lewis, can be tasted at the homely cellar door in picturesque Scotsdale Valley.

  • Wine Variety:Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet,Chardonnay,Merlot,Muscat,Port,Riesling,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Fortified,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door & Shop: Everyday 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1997
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:800 cases
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Harewood Estate (James Kellie)

Description

The land on which the Ducketts Mill winery is located started out with a small 5 acre planting of riesling, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Additional plantings have increased the total vineyard area to 18 acres. 

Combining their love for cheese and wine, Ross and Dallas Lewis run a homely cellar door nestled in the lush Scotsdale Valley.  Set in an old timber farmstead and overlooking the vineyard, visitors can settle back and enjoy cheese platters matched to the cool-climate wines from the estate in Denmark. 

There are more than 40 varieties of cheese made under the Denmark Farmhouse Cheese brand and everything is made from locally sourced dairy produce. Left over milk is used to make ice-cream and fudge.

The Wines
Winemaker James Kellie is responsible for the concise collection of wines at Duckett’s Mill.  Sauvignon blanc, riesling, semillon, chardonnay, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and franc are all grown on the estate vineyards.  There is also a small collection of fortified wines, which are well-matched to the generous cheese and meat platters.

Wine Tasting
All wines and cheeses are available for tasting at the cellar door on Scotsdale Road from Monday to Sunday, 10-5.

Unique Highlights
Cheese, jam, chutney, fudge, premium home-made ice-cream and wines are all made at Duckett’s Mill and are available for purchase at the cellar door.

Fairlady Estate

Inspired by the Minnis family's range of vintage Datsun Fairladys, this quaint estate was established in 2009 and specialises in Cab Sav, Riesling and Shiraz. Telephone and email sales only.

  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling
  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley

Details

  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cases Produced:300-500 cases
  • Established:2009
  • Winemaker:D. Dowden
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Ferguson Falls Estate

Pop in for lunch at this Gold Plate award-winning winery and cafe, known for its quality wines, delectable stone-baked pizzas and locally-made cheeses, served with a laidback, country atmosphere.

  • Wine Variety:Tempranillo,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Weekends & public holidays 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Saturday
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:600
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Vineyards:3.5 hectares

Description

Located 20 minutes east of Bunbury within the lush Ferguson Valley, this estate was one of the first vineyards to be planted in the region. Established by the Giumelli Family in 1983, the property's rich soils are home to the 3 hectare vineyard in which the family has planted award-winning vines.

The Wines

The wines include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Chardonnay and are known for their full flavour and elegant structure.

Cellar Door

Generous samples of the estate's wines are available at the cellar door, Friday through Sunday from 10am - 4pm. Alternative times for tastings can be arranged by appointment.

The Food

Ferguson Falls Estate’s delicious stone-baked American and Italian style gourmet pizzas received the Gold Plate Award in 2017. There’s also a range of cheeses, created from the farm’s dairy milk available to enjoy as well as desserts and Yahava coffee. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4pm.

 

Ferguson Hart Estate

Meet Merv and Jan at their quaint, family owned and operated cellar door in the heart of the Ferguson Valley, offering delicious cakes and coffees alongside tastings of premium wines.

  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Chardonnay,Port
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Weekends 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Vineyards:2.3 hectares
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Winemaker:Contract
  • Established:1994
  • Cases Produced:600

Description

Jan and Merv Hart purchased their Ferguson Valley property in 1993 and planted the first vineyard in 1995. All wines are made with fruit from the estate, and state-of-the-art viticultural techniques are utilised to manage their immaculate vineyard.

The Wines

Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz Grenache Mouvedre, Shiraz and Port.

Cellar Door

Operated by Jan, the cellar door is well-known for excellent cake, coffee, fine art and cards for sale alongside generous tastings of the estate's wines. Open weekends and public holidays 11am - 5pm.

 

Fifth Estate Wines

A passionate, family-owned winery crafting small-batch Rose, Chardonnay, Tempranillo and Shiraz from their vineyard in Harvey, part of WA’s Geographe Region.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Tempranillo

Details

  • Brands:Fifth Estate Wines
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Established:1999
  • Vineyards:2.2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Peter Stanlake
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Geographe:Harvey

Description

Owned and operated by Julie and Mark Moloney, the Fifth Estate vineyard was established in 1999 and is dedicated to the production of premium Geographe wines. Winemaker Peter Stanlake has been crafting small-batch wines within the Geographe region for over 20 years, and his personal attention to detail during every step of grape and wine production has seen the estate go from strength to strength.

Varieties include Chardonnay, Rose, Shiraz, Sparkling Shiraz and Tempranillo.

The winery is open by appointment only.

 

Frog Choir Wines

Located in the heart of Wallcliffe, Margaret River’s tiniest vineyard specialises in hand-crafting the classic Australian Cabernet Shiraz blend in an award-winning local style.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet

Details

  • Brands:Frog Choir
  • Cases Produced:250 cases
  • Established:1997
  • Vineyards:1.2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Frog Choir makes a tiny 250 cases of wine each year from one of the region’s micro-vineyards. The estate takes its name from the diverse populations of frogs that reside among the small spring-fed dams on its impeccable property, ideally located nearby icon producers Leeuwin Estate, Voyager Estate and Xanadu.

The Wines
The quaint vineyard specialises in growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, and its range is centred around the classic Australian blend of the two. The wines are completely handmade, from pruning to hand-harvests and hand-plunged open ferments. The flavoursome wines demonstrate a balance between the primary fruit flavours and textures from the vineyard, alongside the estate’s quality winemaking.

The first two vintages received a total of eight medals and the awards have continued since.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Unique Highlights
Stay at this centrally located, tranquil vineyard’s onsite accommodation. Frog Choir offers a modern, architecturally designed holiday house that sleeps up to 12 guests. With all the modern amenities and close proximity to Margaret River town, the beach and a host of icon estates, it makes for a memorable holiday experience.

Hutton Wines

An ultra-boutique range handcrafted in the garagiste style by Michael Hutton, the second generation of the family behind Margaret River’s Graylin Estate.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Semillon

Details

  • Brands:Hutton Wines
  • Cases Produced:300 cases
  • Established:2006
  • Winemaker:Michael Hutton
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Michael Hutton grew up on a vineyard, then pursued a career as an architect before following his passion back to Margaret River. These days Michael makes wines in his garage in the traditional ‘garagiste’ style. (definition: a passionate winemaker who creates fine, limited wines, occasionally from his or her garage).

Three wines are made; a Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The fruit is sourced from exceptional local vineyards in Margaret River, handpicked and made with passion and precision in tiny batches.

No cellar door.

Mandalay Estate

Set amid the rolling hills of Glen Mervyn in the scenic Preston Valley, majestic, centuries old Blackbutt trees flank the entrance to this husband and wife run winery and cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Cabernet,Cabernet Shiraz,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Dessert,Fortified,Riesling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Zinfandel
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:7 days 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Geographe:Donnybrook
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1997
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Vineyards:4.2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Peter Stanlake, John Griffiths
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:600

Description

Bernice and Tony O’Connell planted their first vines in 1997 on the site of an old blue gum plantation on a farm that had been in the same family since the 1890s.

All wine is made from the estate’s 4.2 hectare vineyard and includes Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon,  Zinfandel, Durif, Chardonnay, Riesling, Moscato, Port and Muscat Liqueur. The family philosophy is hands on in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the winemaking. which allows the fruit to express itself in the bottle. Mandalay Estate has won a number  of awards over the years including a four-star rating by James Halliday in the 2014 wine companion and Best Cabernet Sauvignon in the 2017 Geographe wine show. The cellar door is open 7 days a week 11am to 5pm. Always a good idea to phone first 97 322006.
 

Mazza Wines

Inspired by the great wines of Rioja and the Douro Valley in Spain, visit the Mazza family and try the Geographe wine region’s first portfolio of single-vineyard Spanish and Portuguese varieties.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Graciano,Tempranillo,Tinta Cao

Details

  • Brands:Mazza
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Established:2002
  • Winemaker:David and Anne Mazza
  • Facilities:Functions,No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Geographe:Donnybrook

Description

David and Anne Mazza were inspired by the great wines of Rioja and the Douro Valley, and continue a longstanding family tradition of making wine. Established in 2002 near Donnybrook, the Mazza Wines vineyard is planted with six Spanish and Portugese varieties, and is the only of its kind in the Geographe Region. The vineyard has ten acres of carefully-managed vines that receive a lot of attention, where the most labour-intensive practices are a priority in the vineyard to grow the best quality grapes.

The Wines

Mazza Wines produces six red grape varieties; Bastardo, Graciano, Tempranillo, Tinta Cao, Touriga Nacional and Sousao. From these, straight varietal wines, a Tempranillo Graciano blend and fortified wines are produced.

Halliday Rating

4 Stars

 

Moojelup Farm Wines

Enjoy a slice of farming history and the flagship sparkling Shiraz at the Moojelup farm vineyard located 8km north of Harvey at the foothills of the Darling Scarp.

  • Wine Variety:Vermentino,Cabernet Sauvignon,Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only

Details

  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Cellar Door
  • Vineyards:3.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Peter Stanlake
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:500
  • Established:1997
  • Geographe:Harvey

Description

Moojelup Farm takes its name from the Nyoongar word Mooja, the Aboriginal name for the famous Western Australian Christmas tree.

Established by John Thompson Logue in the 1880’s, the property was originally used for beef cattle, sheep and dairy farming. In the 1990’s, owners Stephanie and Simon Holthouse developed a boutique winery with the first vintage released in 2000.

Traditional winemaking methods include handpicked fruit, open fermentation and basket pressing. The winery is particularly suited to Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillion and Vermentino. Take the opportunity to indulge in the superb Sparkling Shiraz; not to mention our classic Cabernet, Shiraz and Semillon.

The Cellar door is open by appointment.
 

Moombaki Wines

Taste distinctive, handcrafted wines and explore acclaimed local art at this delightful, 5 Star Halliday-rated family vineyard, set beside the picturesque Kent River, between Walpole and Denmark.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Shiraz,Malbec
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:600 cases
  • Vineyards:2.4 hectares
  • Winemaker:David Britten
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Established:1997

Description

Established in 1997 by David Britten and Melissa Boughey who relocated from Perth to bring their kids up with an idyllic country lifestyle. The property borders the pristine Kent River between Denmark and Walpole with low-yielding vines planted on a gentle north-facing slope with gravelly soils. The hands-on couple are meticulous in their selection of high-quality fruit, minimal intervention winemaking and precise oak handling.

Chardonnay, a Bordeaux style Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Malbec blend and a Shiraz are made.

Cellar Door

The estate offers complimentary wine tasting at its modern and relaxed cellar door, which also showcases a selection of artworks by resident artist (and co-owner) Melissa Boughey, inspired by the many diverse colours and forms of the Denmark region. Unique sculptural woodwork by Tony Docherty is also on show and the winery also hosts Art Trail exhibitions throughout the year. Open 7 days from 11am - 5pm.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

Morlet of Margaret River

A boutique vineyard making interesting wines from the heart of Wilyabrup, Margaret River, including an ancient-style fermented sparkling rosé.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Rose,Zinfandel

Details

  • Brands:MORLET
  • Cases Produced:less than 999 cases
  • Established:1997
  • Vineyards:4.46 hectares
  • Winemaker:Dylan Arvidson
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Morlet is a boutique vineyard in Cowaramup, managed with meticulous viticulture and a focus on sustainable farming. The vineyard includes two blocks planted in 1998 and 2000 with Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Zinfandel.

The Wines
The handpicked wines are made with uncompromising quality, matured only in French and American oak. Unique to the label are the Rosé wines. The Filly’s Folly Zinfandel Rosé is a sweeter style with a zippy ferment-induced fizz, while the Pat Nat is made from the ancient ‘petillant naturel’ fermenting technique for sparkling wine, known for its interesting residual flavours and body.

There is no cellar door however the wines can be found at selected Perth retailers, farmer’s markets, annual events and via the Morlet Wines website.

Mr Barval Fine Wines

The centuries-old winemaking techniques of the Barolo region are given a new life at this 5 Star Halliday-rated winery operated by acclaimed Italian-Australian winemaker Robert Gheradi.

  • Open Days/times:By appointment
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Rose,Nebbiolo

Details

  • Brands:Mr Barval Fine
  • Cases Produced:900
  • Established:2015
  • Vineyards:N/A
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Robert Gherardi
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Wheelchair Access,Picnic Facilities
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Owner and winemaker Robert Gheradi was born with wine in his blood, spending his Summers growing up picking grapes in the Swan Valley and Margaret River with his extended Italian family to make into wine at his Nonna’s house. Whilst completing his degree in viticulture and winemaking, Robert worked for the esteemed Moss Wood winery, and later at Cullen Wines before spending time with leading Barolo producers before returning to Margaret River to establish Mr Barval (combining Margaret River, Barolo and Valtellina) in 2015.

The centuries-old winemaking traditions of Barolo influenced the ancient winemaking techniques utilised within Mr Barval's production. The wines are fermented with only natural yeasts and basket-pressed grapes to provide the most sensitive juice extraction to make handcrafted wines of balance, elegance and purity. The fruit comes from ultra-high quality grapes throughout Margaret River.

The Wines

The Mr Barval range includes Chardonnay, Rose and Cabernet Merlot. There’s also  an early harvest style Nebbiolo called ‘Nebbia’ and Rhone-inspired white, ‘Mistral’ made from Viognier and Marsanne. Wines can be purchased online or at various stockists throughout WA. 

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars        

 

Parish Lane Wines

Discover the ultra-boutique wines of Richard and Julie Parish’s quaint, hand-grown vineyard, which can be tasted at the Albany Boatshed Markets.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir

Details

  • Brands:Parish Lane
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Established:1998
  • Vineyards:2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Richard Parish
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Great Southern:Albany

Description

Parish Lane was established by Richard and Julie Parish in 1994 and is located in Albany, an environment ideal for cool-climate, sustainable viticulture. The pair produce wines in small quantities, allowing a hands-on approach from the picking to bottling stages. The fruit is picked each vintage by the couple and their mates, fermented then aged in oak barrels for 12 months of longer, reflecting Richard and Julie’s philosophy of integrity and focus in the production of great tasting wines.

Varieties include Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot and Sparkling Blanc de Blancs.

Taste Parish Lane wines at the Albany Boatshed Markets on Sundays 10am - 1pm, or check their Facebook page for upcoming wine tastings across Western Australia. The winery is open by appointment only.

 

Pip's Vineyard - Wrenoir

A boutique vineyard producing excellent Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc from 100% estate-grown fruit in Margaret River.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Brands:Pip's Vineyard - Wrenior
  • Vineyards:10 acres
  • Winemaker:Bernie Stanlake
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Established:2011

Description

After a Christmas trip to Australia in 2009, Tony and Daphne Spikins became enamoured with the stunning Minot Estate, and purchased 8 of its 10 acres to begin their collective winemaking venture. With regionally acclaimed winemaker Bernie Stanlake and vineyard manager Ken Miles at the helm, Wrenoir (Pip's Vineyard's label) wines are produced from estate-grown fruits of excellent pedigree and provenance. 

An ageworthy Cabernet Sauvignon and zesty Semillon Sauvignon Blanc are produced by the estate under its Wrenoir label. Wines can be purchased online. 

Poacher's Ridge

Nestled amongst the undulating hills of the Great Southern, this small, 5 Star Halliday-rated family vineyard produces handcrafted wines driven by a dedication to traditional winemaking practices.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Marsanne,Merlot,Riesling,Rose
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Friday to Sunday 10am to 4pm

Details

  • Facilities:Accommodation,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:900 cases
  • Vineyards:6.9 hectares
  • Winemaker:Robert Diletti (Contract)
  • Established:2000

Description

Alex and Janet Taylor purchased the Poacher's Ridge property in 1999. The couple hand-tend the estate's twenty acres under vine to grow cool climate wines that truly reflect the seasons and the land's character.  The vineyard is located at the back of Narrikup, receiving a strong influence from the Southern Ocean and the wines are known for their elegance and medium bodied style.

The Wine

Poacher's Ridge makes a range of wines, with a focus on Riesling, Marsanne, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Bask in the panoramic beauty of the Porongurups, vineyards and olive groves at the estate's rustic, stone and timber cellar door. The complete range of wines, including a selection of exclusive museum wines, are available for tasting throughout the year alongside platters of locally sourced cheeses and meats. Tours and group bookings can be arranged in advance. Open Friday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Unique Highlights

The estate's Gameskeeper's Cottage sleeps up to four guests and is located beside the cellar door, set among beautiful gum trees olive trees and vineyards. It features sweeping views of the Porongurup Ranges, full amenities and breakfast hampers of fresh local produce.

 

Red Gully Wines

A family-owned and operated vineyard 10km south of Nannup specialising in Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Red Gully Wines
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Established:1997
  • Vineyards:3 hectares
  • Winemaker:Contract
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Red Gully was established in 1997 to primarily grow red wine grapes and produce great wines that are based on the long ripening periods in this part of Western Australia. Owned and operated by the Walter family, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties were originally planted, alongside small blocks of Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay and Semillon.

The Wines

Red Gully focuses on making Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, which are available to order online with free delivery to the Perth Metropolitan area.

Scotts Brook Winery

Discover ultra-boutique regional wines from a family-owned and operated winery nestled in the heart of the quaint Boyup Brook township.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Scott's Brook
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Vineyards:15 hectares

Description

Scotts Brook was established in 1987 by local schoolteachers Brian Walker and Kerry as the second commercial vineyard in the district. The majority of the winery's 15 hectares of production is sold to other winemakers. Remaining limited quantities are made for the Scotts Brook label by longstanding contract winemakers.

The Wines

Varieties under the Scotts Brook label include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Shiraz.

Shedley Wines

Lose yourself within the bushland of Bridgetown at a family owned and operated vineyard where you can be a part of the action, helping with seasonal activities like picking fruit and bottling wines.

  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet Sauvignon,Port,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only

Details

  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Picnic Facilities
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:800
  • Established:1992
  • Vineyards:4 hectares
  • Winemaker:Chris Shedley

Description

Operating from the Shedley family's 'Kingsley Downs' property, Shedleys Vineyard is located 16km east of Bridgetown in the farming district of Winnijup. The vineyard and winemaking enterprise only occupy 1% of the family's mixed farming property (which also includes sheep, harvest crops and blue gum plantation).

The Wines

The Shedley philosophy involves a hands-on approach to grape growing, winemaking and marketing. All vines are hand-pruned, grapes are handpicked, and wines are handmade using open fermentation, basket pressing and minimal fining or filtering. The vineyard is 3 hectares with roughly equal areas of Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. All plantings have trickle irrigation in place to prevent stress on the vines, which maximises the intensity of flavours and results in consistent, full-bodied wines.

The wine range includes a Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cabernet Shiraz, Franc & Ruby Port, and Sauvignon Blanc.

Cellar Door

Shedley Wines can be visited by appointment only. Those who visit are encouraged  to get involved in the grape growing and winemaking process, assisting with pruning, picking, crushing pressing and bottling wines. Chris Shedley teaches the practices of bottling, and visitors are rewarded for their efforts with wines for purchase at a heavily reduced price.

Unique Highlights

The Shedley farm has several sizeable areas of native bush which are easily accessible on foot. Notably, the sheep pastures, Eucalypt plantings and nearby Blackwood River provide scenic walking opportunities. Chris is also the great, great grandson of John Jacob who planted Jacobs Creek in the Barossa Valley, and a range of memorabilia is on display at the Shedley Cellar Door.

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