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Established 1951 - 2000 Size & Year Wineries in Bridgetown

Wineries in Bridgetown


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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.

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

Details

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

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.

Tanglewood Wines

A micro-boutique winery making an exclusive range of small batch Cabernet, Merlot and Viognier made from their vineyard near the highest point of the Darling Scarp in the rolling hills of Bridgetown.

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

Details

  • Cases Produced:500 cases
  • Established:1999
  • Vineyards:6.2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Hamish Hume, Bernie Stanlake
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Set amongst the rolling hills of Bridgetown, the first vines at Tanglewood were planted in 1999. Close to the highest point on the Darling Scarp, the winery's warm climate, well-drained soils and gravelly loams provide quality advantages for the fruit produced. Being a small batch boutique winery, focus is placed on producing a small variety of wines at a very high calibre.

The Wines

Tanglewood varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Merlot and Viognier. As the winery does not have a cellar door, wines are available for purchase online and in speciality wine stores. A portion of Tanglewood wine is also exported to Manila and China.

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