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Capel Vale Wines & Match Restaurant

Capel Vale is a pioneer within Western Australia and amongst the first to be established with vines planted in 1974. Capel Vale Cellar Door & Match Restaurant open 7 days.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Sparkling,Sauvignon Blanc,Brut,Malbec,Merlot Blend
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-4pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Functions,Wheelchair Access
  • Geographe:Busselton / Capel
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Thursday
  • Vineyards:90 hectares
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

The Wines

Capel Vale has been crafting intensely fruit driven, powerful yet elegant wines from the cool regions of Western Australia since 1974. A broad range of wines in the Debut, Regional Series, Cellar Exclusive, Black Label and Single Vineyard Wine tiers. 

Capel Vale has established mature vineyards in Geographe, Margaret River and Mount Barker and produces wines that reflect the distinct climate and soils of each region.

Cellar Door

Visitors are warmly welcome to the cellar door to taste and purchase the full range of Capel Vale Wines. Located in Capel, two hours from Perth, indulge in match plates by the fire or alfresco in the summer breeze at Capel Vale's charming cellar door, open every day from 10am - 4:30pm.

The Food - Match Restaurant

The philosophy behind the restaurant is to Match food and wine. The menu comprises of Match Plates where components match the characteristics in the recommended wine. Grazing plates & cheese plates are also available.

Open Thursday to Monday 11:30am - 2:30pm. 

Bookings [email protected]

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Iron Cloud Wines

James Halliday’s 2018 Dark Horse, and 5 Star winery growing single-vineyard wines at a stunning property lined with Peppermint Trees upon the gentle hillside slopes of the Ferguson Valley.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Malbec,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Rose,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Brands:Iron Cloud Wines
  • Cases Produced:1,500-2,499
  • Established:2003
  • Vineyards:14 hectares
  • Winemaker:Michael Ng
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Geographe:Busselton / Capel

Description

Warwick Lavis and Geoff and Karyn Cross purchased the then-named Peperilly Estate in 2003. Situated in the picturesque Ferguson Valley in the hills of Geographe wine region, the first vines were planted in 1999 on sloping hillsides; with superb red gravelly loam soils and full access to the coastal breeze of the Indian Ocean.  West Australian Peppermint Trees line the Henty Brook, the natural water source for the estate's vineyard. Winemaker Michael Ng was born in China and worked vintages in Turkey, New Zealand and St-Emillon before returning to Western Australia.

The Wines

The owners are committed to producing signature, terroir-driven wines that pair well with food. Varieties include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Grenache and Mourvedre, which are available to purchase online.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

Whicher Ridge Wines

Whicher Ridge Wines is owned by two experienced vignerons, Neil and Cathy Howard, who between them have over 45 years of viticulture and winemaking experience working with high profile wineries.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Viognier,Chardonnay,Sparkling,Malbec,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Thurs-Mon 10am-5pm
  • Wine Region:Geographe

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:2004
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities,BBQ Facilities,Wine Sensory Garden
  • Cases Produced:1500 cases
  • Vineyards:5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Cathy Howard
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Brands:Whicher Ridge, The Jetty
  • Geographe:Busselton / Capel

Description

Their vineyard is located at a unique site south of Busselton, 170 metres above sea level in the Whicher Range to take full advantage of the cool winds that arrive off the Southern Ocean during Summer. The soils are gravelly ironstone sandy loam, similar to the highly-acclaimed Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River. The vineyard was planted in 2004 with Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. New plantings of Malbec and Mourvedre have been added in recent years.

The Wines
An artisan wine producer, Whicher Ridge makes a range of sparkling and table wines which are single vineyard, single region wines. The grapes are sourced from its own vineyard and from vineyards in other WA wine regions including Frankland River in the Great Southern, and Margaret River.

Wine Tasting
The farm-style cellar door is open Thursday to Monday. Choose from a variety of tasting experiences, including an in-depth tasting and Wine Sensory Garden Tour which can be booked in advance. Enjoy the unique opportunity to taste with the winemaker and gain a firsthand understanding of three of Western Australia’s wine regions, and the philosophy behind the making of each of the wines. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic lunch, and stay a little longer to enjoy the peaceful, rural landscape and play a game of petanque. Dogs are also welcome to visit as long as they kept are on a lead.

Unique Highlights
Whicher Ridge is the only winery in Australia with a specially themed and planted Wine Sensory Garden. This is the centre piece of the wine tasting experience, with it’s plantings of fruit trees, herbs, flowers and seasonal vegetables which describe and match the flavours, textures and styles of the award winning Whicher Ridge Wines. Visitors can ‘Pick and Sip’ their way around the Garden, immersing all of their five senses in the experience and discovering along the way how to describe the flavours that they are tasting in a wine as well as learning how simple it is to pair food with wine.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Windfall Wine Estate

Probably the only people around who managed to turn a Windfall into a way to work harder!

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Rose

Details

  • Geographe:Busselton / Capel
  • Brands:Ivor, Single-handed, Frog Song
  • Cases Produced:3000
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:5 acres
  • Winemaker:Lucas Eckersley
  • Facilities:Accommodation,No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

PASSION...HAVE IT...FOLLOW IT

Our passion is Merlot. Our vision is to produce world class wine with elegance, depth and complexity which allow the natural fruit charecters to shine.

Our path has been to establish a naturally balanced eco-system in the vineyard and on the property.

 

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