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Nebbiolo Wine Variety Wineries in South West

Wineries in Australias South West


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Amato Vino

Discover highly original, intriguing small-batch, 'lo-fi' wines made from a mix of rare and classic varietals at this new-gen winemaker and urban cellar door in Margaret River town.

  • Open Days/times:Tastings at the winery are by appointment only.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet,Sangiovese,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Nebbiolo,Nero D'avola,Chenin Verdelho,Marsanne

Details

  • Brands:Amato Vino, Mantra, Fusa
  • Cases Produced:5000 cases
  • Established:2003
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Amato Vino are small-batch artisan winemakers based in the Margaret River wine region, Western Australia.

 

The winemaking philosophy is ‘lo-fi’, in that we embrace wild-ferments, minimal adjustments in the winery, gentle handling. Wines are typically unfined and unfiltered. We are hands-on in terms of the grunt work, the care and guidance, but with a hands off approach to the science of winemaking, using little or no inputs and employing traditional processes. An old-school approach yet with a modern flare for creativity and adventure.

 

Established in 2003 by owner/winemaker Brad Wehr, the labels and wine styles have continued to grow, covering traditional Margaret River varietals through to some eclectic and unusual grape varieties and winemaking methods.

 

Our winery is located a few minutes south-west of the Margaret River township. We work with a core group of independent growers who share our philosophy, employing organic and sustainable farming practices.

 

Our wines

AMATO VINO ‘wilds’

 The ‘wilds’ are home to our emerging Mediterranean varieties, micro-batches, skinsy ferments and other eclectic wines. Featuring single vineyards, hand-picks, natural ferments – and incorporating minimal winemaking input and unconventional vessels for fermentation/maturation – this is the wild stuff.

 

Packaged under labels bearing in-house artworks/designs/photography the ‘wilds’ include Teroldego, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Primitivo, Marsanne, Trousseau, Savagnin.

 

AMATO VINO ‘mantra’

The ‘mantra’ series is all about the classic Margies grape varieties, albeit with the Amato Vino lo-fi twist. The emphasis is on vineyard site & fruit purity, working with small fruit parcels to bring out the best from the each site. Wild ferments (open and barrel), no adds, no fining and filtration are all central to the mix.

 

Wines include a Barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

AMATO VINO ‘fusa’

‘Fusa’… the home for our blends (foo-za). Utilising emerging/alternative varieties as the basis for the blends we’re seeking to create juicy, fresh drinkability, yet complex and alluring wines – packed with flavour but oh-so light on their feet. The Bianco and Rosso are fruit-forward, fleshy and flavoursome versions of some of our favourite grape 

varieties and are made for short to mid-term drinking.

 

Private winery tours/tasting are available by appointment, please contact [email protected] for more info

 

 

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 Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:VILLAGGIO, Arlewood, La Bratta
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Karridale
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Vineyards:6 hectares

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 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A must see secret cellar door. 

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.

Happs Wines and Commonage Pottery

Established in 1978, Happs is a Margaret River wine pioneer, offering the region’s largest selection of wines in complex of mud-brick buildings including a working pottery in a garden setting.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Touriga,Viognier,Cabernet Sauvignon,Gamay,Moscato,Nebbiolo,Fortified,Method Traditionale,Petit Verdot,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc,Syrah,Tempranillo,Tinta Cao,Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Chenin Blanc,Graciano,Malbec,Marsanne,Merlot,Grenache,Sparkling Rose,Botrytis Semillon,Sparkling,Rosé,Dessert,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Everyday

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Picnic Facilities,Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:14000
  • Vineyards:35.2 hectares

Description

Happs has welcomed visitors to their rustic cellar door for over 35 years. There is a wine for every palate including those allergic to preservatives. Many visitors review us on Trip Advisor. The 4.5 star rating puts the winery in the top 10% globally.

The Wines
The wines are produced entirely in house from estate-grown fruit from the Quindalup and the larger Karridale vineyard known as Three Hills. The Three Hills property is associated with later ripening, fuller flavour, elegance and finesse. The wine range includes sweet, dry, preservative free, fortified, and sparkling wines.

Wine Tasting
The rustic cellar door was built in the 1970s and is constructed of handmade mud-bricks. Look closely to see builders’ finger marks on the walls, capturing, “the essence of old school Margaret River". It's warm and inviting. Cellar door staff offer a friendly, educated approach to explain the extensive portfolio of wines.

Culinary Experiences
Take a basket and select from a range of gourmet cheese, meats, pickled vegetables and preserves from more than 15 local producers, pair with some Happs Wine and indulge! Picnic on the lawn, at the outside tables, or inside if it’s a rainy day.

The Commonage Pottery 
Happs Pottery began in Vasse in the early 1970s. The current workshop and gallery was built in 1978. See artists at work in the act of creation. A wide range of handicrafts and jewellery from local artisans is available.

Family Owned & Operated Since 1978
Back in the 1970s local high school teachers Erl and Ros Happ, responded to the notion that world class wines could be produced locally. In the words of the Frank Sinatra song 'I did it my way'.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Hay Shed Hill Wines

Hay Shed Hill is one of the oldest vineyards in the region. Centrally located in Wilyabrup, the heart of the Margaret River Wine Region.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: 10am to 5pm daily; Rustico at Hay Shed Hill restaurant: 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Riesling,Shiraz,Dessert,Sparkling,Rosé,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo,Vermentino,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Nebbiolo,Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Merlot,Grenache,Malbec,Merlot,Petit Verdot

Details

  • Brands:Hay Shed Hill, Pitchfork, Kerrigan + Berry
  • Cases Produced:20000
  • Established:1973
  • Vineyards:55 hectares
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Michael Kerrigan
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Light Food,Restaurant,Wheelchair Access
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Hay Shed Hill is one of the oldest vineyards in the Margaret River region. Our cellar door has an extensive range on offer with over 25 wines on tasting. From the classic's that Margaret River is so famous for, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay to Spanish Tempranillo and the wine of the moment, Malbec. There's a wine for everyone!
 

We offer seated wine tastings so that you can enjoy your wine tasting in comfort.  Or for a more personalized and educational tasting why not book one of our Private Wine Experiences? We have tailored three different Private Wine Experiences to make your next visit to Hay Shed Hill a memorable one! 

Rustico at Hay Shed Hill restaurant offers world class tapas, hospitality, shared plate, Mediterranean style fare. The 6 course tapas degustation with matching wines is the most popular way to dine, maybe you fancy a family Paella, or you can simply enjoy a bottle of wine on the deck whilst indulging in the European cheese board. 

 

Montefalcon Vineyard

A boutique vineyard making traditional, hand-picked, preservative-free wines from organically-grown grapes, that pays homage to its Umbrian heritage through a focus on Italian varieties.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Sangiovese,Nebbiolo

Details

  • Vineyards:6 acres
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door,Organic (Certified)
  • Great Southern:Porongurup

Description

Located in the Porongurup wine region, just east of Mount Barker, the Montefalcon vineyard is inspired by the winemaking abilities of Baldo Lucaroni of Umbria, Italy. The name Montefalco comes from a town in Umbria, where the beautiful indigenous grape variety Sagrantino originated.

The grapes are grown with sustainable and traditional farming practices following bio-dynamic principles of feeding and enriching the soil, not the vine. Totalling approximately 6 acres, the vineyard is experiences ideal conditions to grow ripe, well-balanced grapes.

Italian varieties are the focus, specifically Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. Cabernet Franc is made too. Wines can be purchased online or from various stockists throughout WA. No cellar door.

 

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,Rosé,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        

 

Vineyard 28

Experience the 'little Italy' of the Geographe region through Italian varieties of Arneis, Dolcetto Freddo and rare Nebbiolo wines at this estate, operated passionately by the Cumbers family.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Muscat,Arneis,Dolcetto,Nebbiolo,Fiano,Other White
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Thurs to Mon - 10 am to 5 pm. Other days by appointment only.

Details

  • Established:1998
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,BBQ Facilities,Picnic Facilities,Gallery,Dogs Welcome,Wheelchair Access
  • Geographe:Harvey
  • Vineyards:14 acres
  • Winemaker:Mark Cumbers
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:Greater than 1000
  • Brands:Vineyard 28
  • Wheelchair Access:Wheel Chair Access
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Back in 1989, a Kiwi girl named Pip met a West Aussie boy named Mark whilst working in Melbourne. The two shared a love of all things to do with wine, and in 1997 relocated to WA, purchasing a 10 acre property near Harvey (that was later named Vineyard 28). Some twenty years later, the property now boasts an extensive vineyard planted with mostly Italian varieties.

'28' is the colloquial name for the Port Lincoln Ringneck, a local parrot, due to their contact call, a whistled "twenty-eight". When planting the first vines, these cheeky birds were a little too helpful, thus it was decided to take their name for the property.

The Wines

Enjoy Italian varieties - Arneis, Dolcetto, Moscato and Nebbiolo wines alongside classic Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door  - Open 10am to 5pm - Thursday to Sunday

It was a family effort to create the cellar door, built from Lake Clifton limestone in 2005. Brimming with colour, vibrancy and of course, wine, the cellar door offers friendly tastings of lesser seen Piedmontese grape varieties and is open Thursday to Monday from 10am - 5pm.

Indulge all your senses with an extensive range of wines, that cater to all tastes, from crisp dry whites, to rich robust reds, and some sweeter styles as well.

They offer a range of fine wine experiences accompanied by locally sourced produce, all served with good old fashioned hospitality, hosted in their purpose built limestone cellar door. Enjoy the peace of the forest surrounds and panoramic views over farmland to the Eastern Scarp.

Basic wine tasting starts at $2 per person.

The cellar door also features a spacious picnic area and barbecue facilities for a BYO lunch, and a unique collection of colourful Patchwork Quilts and works by local artists.  

 

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