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Castelli Estate

Established in 2007 and renowned for producing high-quality wines sourced from some of the very best Great Southern and Pemberton vineyards in Western Australia.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Syrah,Tempranillo,Viognier
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Wed to Mon 11am to 4pm; Restaurant: Wed to Mon 12 pm to 3:30pm lunch and Fri & Sat 6pm to 9:30pm dinner

Details

  • Brands:il Liris, Estate, Empirica, Blend, The Sum
  • Cases Produced:20,000 cases
  • Established:2007
  • Winemaker:Mike Garland
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Monday,Holidays,Sunday
  • Dinner Open:Saturday,Friday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Accommodation,Functions,Restaurant
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday

Description

In 2004 Sam Castelli purchased land and a partially finished winery building on what is now the Castelli Estate, with the intention of using it as a family holiday home.  After finishing the winery building, Sam decided to continue what the previous owners had started and turned it into an operating winery after all. So began a bright and star-studded journey. 

Sam Castelli didn’t stop the construction at a winery. The estate now boasts a cellar door which is open Wednesday to Monday, 11am to 4 pm, and an authentic Italian restaurant which is open Wednesday to Monday 12 pm to 3:30 pm for lunch and  Fridays and Saturdays 6pm to 9:30pm for dinner.  And also the newly renovated accomodation just next to the restaurant, with five Deluxe king size en-suites and expansive views over Mt Lindsay, the vineyards, and the green rolling hills and Karri trees so typical of the Denmark countryside.

The Wines
The wines are made by local winemaker Mike Garland and are consistently awarded high scores from national wine press, and enjoy medals and trophies at wine shows around Australia.

Five ranges of wine are sourced exclusively from the Home Block vineyard in Denmark, and vineyards in Mt Barker, Pemberton, The Porongurups and Frankland River.

Wines available to try and purchase include riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz, cabernet, grenache, a sparkling and a dessert wine.  The winery also makes a selection of alternate varietal wines, including an orange chardonnay and an iced viognier.

Wine Tasting
Cellar door in Denmark on Mt Shadforth drive, or the newly built (2018) ‘urban cellar door’ in Myaree.

Unique Highlights
Winery, cellar door, restaurant and lodge on the property.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Estate 807

Taste a variety of quality still and sparkling wines at the modern cellar door with sweeping views of the vines and roaming Alpacas, or a meal at AJAR restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Thurs to Sun 10am to 4pm, Restaurant: Sat & Sun 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Thursday,Friday
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Brands:Estate 807
  • Established:1998
  • Vineyards:4.2 hectares
  • Winemaker:James Kellie, Mike Garland, and Coby Ladwig
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,Restaurant
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Dr Stephen Junk and Ola Tylestam have swapped a life of hospitals and finance for wine, animals and fresh air.   The vineyards are roamed by alpacas, Wiltshire sheep, chickens and ducks which looks after most of the weeds and pests, while the four generations of Cocker Spaniel dogs feature on one of the wine range’s labels. 

 

The Wines

The property boasts a selection of clones of pinot noir and chardonnay, used to make both still and sparkling wine.  The cool climate growing area assists in high natural acidity and minerality in the wines, while the warm days through summer give a long ripening season for the grapes.  Winemakers Mike Garland and James Kellie produce a variety of wines including riesling, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, cabernet, a dessert wine and two sparkling wines.

 

Wine Tasting:

The modern cellar door is perched on the side of a hill overlooking the pinot noir vines.  The AJAR restaurant is just next door and offers a wide selection of dishes alongside the Estate 807 wines.  There is indoor and outdoor seating, the deck offers sweeping views of the vineyards.  Both are open Thursday to Sunday 10am - 4pm.

 

Unique Highlights:

Scenic views from the cellar door, restaurant and tasting area.

 

Halliday Rating:

4 Black Stars

Forest Hill Estate

Surrounded by Karri trees this stunning hillside winery is home to WA’s oldest cool-climate vineyard, cellar door and fine-dining restaurant, producing stunning wines from vines planted in 1965.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Sparkling,Gewurztraminer,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Thur to Sun 10:30am to 5pm; Restaurant: Thur to Sun Lunch, Friday Dinner

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,Restaurant
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Dinner Open:Friday
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Thursday
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:12000 cases
  • Vineyards:65 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Forest Hill has an interesting pioneer history and was once owned by the Holmes a Court family of Vasse Felix in Margaret River. In 1996 the vineyards were bought by the Lyons family, the current owners and old farming family from the Great Southern. The winery and cellar door were established in 2004 and the fine-dining restaurant, Pepper and Salt, is a popular wedding destination and from its elevated position has commanding views of the valley and estate vineyards.

 

The Wines:

The vineyard at Forest Hill winery was the site of the first grape plantings in the Great Southern in 1965, making it one of the oldest operating wineries in Western Australia.  The first vintage, a cabernet and a riesling, was released in 1972.  The cabernet was made by Jack Mann at Houghton Winery in the Swan Valley and the riesling by his son Dorham, at Sandalford.   

Today the wines are made by Guy Lyons and Liam Carmody.  There are 14 wines made at Forest Hill which include riesling, sauvignon blanc, gewurtztraminer, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and Malbec.

The Block Series wines are sourced from old dry-grown vineyards, and the riesling is often the recipient of medals and trophies at wineshows around the country.

 

Wine Tasting:

Positioned beneath the Pepper and Salt restaurant, and built into a stone cellar, the cellar door is open Thursday through Sunday 10.30am - 5pm. 

 

Unique Highlights:

Picturesque setting, dramatic backdrop of Karri trees, fine dining restaurant, exceptional cool-climate wines.

 

Halliday Rating:

5 Red Stars

 

 

Paul Nelson Wines

A 5 Star Halliday-rated, small-batch producer of classic and experimental wines including an Arneis and Grenache-Mouvedre-Tempranillo blend from their second generation family vineyard in Denmark.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Thur - Sun 11am - 4pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Winemaker:Elizabeth Smith
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Vineyards:4 hectares

Description

Paul Nelson Wines is a small wine producer based in Denmark, crafting a small, boutique selection of wines designed to intrigue the palate. Established in 2009 by Paul and Bianca Nelson, the estate's first vintage, a 2009 Fume-Blanc, was named as one of James Halliday's Top 10 Sauvignon Blancs for the year. In Paul's words, the estate's success can be directly attributed to the quality of fruit and a relentless passion for the industry. He grow up on the property, travelled the world as a winemaker then returned home to create his label on the family farm.

The Wines

The vineyard's award-winning varieties include Fume-Blanc, Arneis, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rose, a Grenache-Mouvedre-Tempranilllo blend and Pinot Noir. Their Heathbank is a red Bordeaux blend. Wines can be purchased online or at select retailers.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

Yilgarnia Wines

Perched beside the Hay River Valley, this north-facing vineyard is known to grow some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in Denmark. Cellar door reopening in 2019.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door and Cafe: Sat & Sun 11am to 5pm (closed during winter)
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Sparkling Shiraz,Port,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Sparkling Rose

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Established:1997
  • Vineyards:13.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Peter and Anthony Buxton, Michael Staniford (Consultant)
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door,Functions
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Located nearby Denmark, Yilgarnia is the geological name for a region of Western Australia formed more than 2 billion years ago. Established in 1997 by Peter and Anthony Buxton, the vineyard has north-facing slopes with stunning views of the Hay River Valley, Wilson Inlet and the hills surrounding Denmark. The influence of the Southern Ocean's climate on the vineyard is significant and enables the production of colourful, aromatic, cool-climate wines.

The Wines

Yilgarnia is highly recognised for its Sauvignon Blanc, which James Halliday suggested is the signature wine and one of the best of its kind in Australia. The hand-crafted, estate-grown range also includes three sparkling wines and a selection of Cabernet blends, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon wines are also made.

Cellar Door

Reopening in 2019 is the cellar door, which offers tastings with some of the region’s most spectacular views across the vineyard, lush farmlands and wildflowers.

Halliday Rating

3 Stars

 

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