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Brave New Wine

A husband and wife duo and three-time Young Gun of Wine finalist making highly original, small batch, rustic, minimal intervention wines from a range of superb Great Southern vineyards.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Riesling,Shiraz

Details

  • Established:2012
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019
  • Great Southern:Denmark

Description

Established in 2012, Brave New Wine is an adventure in wine by Andries and Yoko Luscher-Mostert. While working towards owning their own vineyard, the pair source fruit which is expressive of place and utilises organic/biodynamic management from high quality sites in the Great Southern. Wines are created utilising natural ferments, high quality fruit and traditional oak. Brave New Wine is a three-time finalist in Australia’s Young Gun of Wine Awards which recognise the most interesting new players in the nation’s wine scene.

The Wines

Every new wine gets a brand new, custom designed label by Yoko each vintage. The creatively-named collection includes a 'Magical Animal' Chardonnay, 'Dreamland' Riesling and 'Shadenfreude' Shiraz.

 

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:Tue to Sun 11am to 3pm; Restaurant: Tue to Sun 11:30 am to 8:30pm (kitchen open from 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 8.00pm)

Details

  • Brands:il Liris, Estate, Empirica, Blend, The Sum
  • Cases Produced:10,000 cases
  • Established:2007
  • Winemaker:Mike Garland
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Dinner Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

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 7 days, 10am-5pm, and a bistro restaurant which is open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner.  There is accomodation at The Lodge just next to the restaurant, with premium rooms 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

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

Details

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

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.

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

  • 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
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Great Southern:Denmark

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.

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

Details

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

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

 

 

Harewood Estate

Discover respected local winemaker James Kellie’s range of site-expressive Great Southern wines, made at his Denmark winery, rated as ‘Outstanding’ by James Halliday for 14 consecutive years.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Established:1988
  • Winemaker:James Kellie
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Established in Denmark in 1988, Harewood Estate is operated by ex-Howard Park winemaker James Kellie and his family, who purchased the property in 2003. James scours the Great Southern, finding extraordinary parcels of fruit from low-yielding vines that showcase the diversity of the wine region to make into site-expressive wines.

Fruit comes from Denmark (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon), Frankland River (Shiraz), Mount Barker (Riesling) and the Porongurups (Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon). The wide range of small batch, varietal wines reflect the unique fruit of each of these premier wine growing environments.

Harewood Wines has received an Outstanding 5 Red Star Halliday rating for 10 consecutive years. The wines have won a tonne of trophies at shows around Australia.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

La Violetta Wines

Mercurial winemaker Andrew Hoadley produces an innovative re-imagination of traditional wines through his fermentation of creative, drinkable blends at this boutique wine production facility.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Riesling,Shiraz,Cabernet Malbec

Details

  • Brands:La Violetta Wines
  • Established:2008
  • Winemaker:Andrew Hoadley
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Great Southern:Denmark

Description

La Violetta was established in 2008 by Andrew 'AJ' Hoadley, a well-travelled and respected winemaker who chose to settle in Denmark with his wife Hanna Reichel for its excellent winemaking conditions. Grapes are sourced from a handful of trusted growers from some of the oldest vineyards in the region, with a focus on small-scale production to ensure each wine is personally hand-crafted.  In 2010, La Violetta's first release, 2008 La Ciornia, featured in UK Critics Matthew Jukes' Top 100 and Sarah Ahmed's Top 5 Australian wines.

The name 'La Violetta' derives from an old Piedmontese song celebrating intoxication.

The wines are made with an array of ancient winemaking techniques learnt from different regions around the world and created in small batches to make interesting and complex wines. Varieties include Riesling, Gwurtztraminer Chardonnay and Shiraz.

Wines can be purchased online or at selected retailers in Australia, the UK and Singapore.

 

Monkey Rock Winery

A quaint, family owned and operated winery producing Italian-style handmade wines, liqueurs, cider and olive oil with no added preservatives or additives in the heart of Denmark.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Shiraz

Details

  • Established:2000
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Denmark

Description

The first grapevines within the property’s 2 hectare vineyard were planted in 2003 by Swiss owners Regula and Hermann Fehr. In 2019 their daughter Stephanie and her Husband Kai have taken over te family business and introduced Cider made with no added preservatives

The estate’s cellar door is open on Thursday to Tuesday 11am to 4pm or by appointment.

The Wines
Monkey Rock produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Shiraz varieties.

The Ciders

No added preservative ciders - including apple, pineapple and passionfruit

Unique Highlights
Traditional Italian liqueurs such as Limoncello and Nocino are also produced, alongside delectable olive oils made fresh from olive trees grown on the property.

 

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

  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1997
  • 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

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

 

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

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

 

Rickety Gate Estate

Located on Denmark’s scenic Scotsdale Road tourist route, this lovely family winery produces focused, cool climate wines, served alongside modern Australian food at its relaxed restaurant.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling Burgundy,Sparkling Shiraz,Botrytis Riesling,Botrytis Semillon,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Sparkling,Fortified,Dessert,Chardonnay
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Sat & Sun 10:30am to 4:30pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Vineyards:3.3 hectares
  • Winemaker:John Wade, Russell Hubbard
  • Established:2000
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Purchased by Russell and Linda Hubbard in 2000, the property is situated on north-facing slopes of the Bennett Ranges; an area highly suited to cool-climate viticulture. The vineyard takes the best of organic and conventional farming principles to grow stunning, varietal fruit. John Wade, who James Halliday names as “arguably the most experienced winemaker in Western Australia” contract-makes the wines at the small onsite winery.

The Wines

Varieties include Fume Blanc, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparklings (Chardonnay, Rose, Riesling and Shiraz), Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Semillon Blanc Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Muscat and Ratafia.

Cellar Door

The Rickety Gate cellar door provides a knowledgeable wine tasting experience, often hosted by owners Russell and Linda. Open Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am - 4:30pm.

Rising Star Wines

A charming operation from a Texan duo producing a range of estate-grown, cool-climate wines from their sweeping vineyard in the picturesque Scotsdale Valley.

  • Open Days/times:Fri to Mon 10.30am to 5.30pm
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Riesling,Rose,Sparkling,Sparkling Rose
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Brands:Rising Star
  • Established:2009
  • Vineyards:10 acre
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Great Southern:Denmark

Description

Gwen and Paul Hyatt took a chance on a 30 acre property in Denmark in 2005 to realise their dream of owning and running a boutique vineyard which would feed their love of country living. Since their first vintage in 2009, Rising Star has focused on producing the best wines possible, reflecting the quality and flavour of the stunning Great Southern wine region. 

The Wines

Rising Star’s range is comprised of cool climate varieties, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rose, Riesling, a Vintage Sparkling Chardonnay and a Vintage Sparkling Rose. 

Cellar Door

Visit the estate’s ‘brand spanking old’ cellar door, an old jarrah weatherboard Tractor shed, for premium wine tastings and stunning vineyard views. Open daily from 10:30am to 5:30pm. 

Rockcliffe Wines

Named a "rockstar" of the WA wine industry by The West Australian Wine Guide, this 5 Star Halliday-rated winery is the place for chilled wine tastings, home-made gelato and Summer Sunday sessions.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Dessert,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rose,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 11am to 5pm; Restaurant: Saturday Lunch and Dinner

Details

  • Dinner Open:Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Saturday
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:10000 cases
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1990
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Picnic Facilities,Restaurant
  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Winemaker:Michael Ng
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Located less than 15kms from the Southern Ocean, Rockcliffe Wines experiences perfect conditions for its slow-ripening, cool climate grapes. Purchased by geologist Dr Steve Hall in 2002, Rockcliffe (formerly named Matilda's Estate) was renamed following extensive refurbishment of the Cellar Door, Art Gallery and Restaurant in 2013. The name comes from  a stretch of 100m high granite cliffs that dominate the eastern end of Denmark's main bay. Rockcliffe Wines has received many awards in recent years including Most Improved Winery Award from the WA Wine Guide in 2014 and its James Halliday 5 Star Rating.

The Wines

Rockcliffe Wines' range of estate-grown wines echo popular local surf place names, and include varieties of Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Sparkling Shiraz, Sparkling Cuvee and Port Muscat.

Cellar Door

Rockcliffe Wines' relaxed cellar door offers a selection of wines for tasting alongside house-made, artisan gelatos and sorbets. It is known locally for its Sunday sessions with live music and occasional Sunday markets throughout Summer. Open daily from 11am - 5pm.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

Rosenthal Wines

Situated on the Southern tip of WA, this boutique winery is focused on producing first-class wines adhering to simple, traditional approaches to fruit-picking, ageing, and winemaking. No cellar door.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Shiraz Cabernet,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Vineyards:17 hectares
  • Winemaker:Coby Ladwig, Luke Eckersley
  • Established:2001
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:500 cases
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Best mates and local winemakers Luke Eckersley and Coby Ladwig reignited the Rosenthal Wines label when they purchased it from Dr John Rosenthal in 2012. Sourcing fruit from specialty vineyard sites throughout the Great Southern, they hand craft a range of timeless wines that reflect the diversity of sites in the region. Both young winemakers are highlight awarded, with Coby being named as a finalist in the Wine Society’s Young Winemaker of the Year Awards.

Their Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot come from partner vineyards in Frankland River, Boyup Brook and Mount Barker. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc is from Denmark.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

Silver Stream Wines

A serene vineyard producing premium cool-climate wines, offering the unique opportunity to contribute to various seasonal farming activities in exchange for accommodation as part of WWOOF.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rose,Sparkling

Details

  • Brands:Silver Stream
  • Established:1995
  • Vineyards:40 hactares
  • Winemaker:James Kellie and Michael Garland
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Denmark

Description

Located at the western end of the Bennett Ranges, near Denmark Tony and Felicity Ruse purchased their property in 2004, naming it Silverstream in reference to their home near Wellington, New Zealand. Boasting natural karri forests, fertile soil and sweeping ocean views, the picturesque property produces expressive cool-climate, single vineyard wines. The first Silverstream Wine was made with the owners and some local friends, hand-picked and processed at a nearby winery.

The Silverstream Wines range include Sparkling Chardonnay, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

Cellar Door

A charming cellar door is located amidst a beautiful array of gardens and orchards. Open by appointment only.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

Unique Highlights

Join the ‘Passionate Pickers’! Silverstream offer wine, in exchange for volunteers to pick grapes during the harvest from mid-February. Contact the winery for details. They are also a member of Wiling Worker on Organic Farms in Australia, where in exchange for accommodation, guests contribute to farm work.

 

 

Singlefile Wines

Visit the home of James Halliday’s ‘Best Australian Chardonnay’ and three-time Gourmet Traveller Wine ‘Great Southern Cellar Door of the Year’ at this chic, contemporary estate near Denmark.

  • Wine Variety:Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Rose,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Dessert,Cabernet,Sparkling Cuvee,Fume Blanc,Gewurztraminer,Method Traditionale,Pinot Chardonnay,Pinot Gris,Cabernet Sauvignon,Grenache,Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Mourvedre,Riesling,Botrytis Riesling,Tempranillo
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 11am to 5pm daily

Details

  • Established:2007
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Brands:Singlefile Wines, Run Free
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:9000 cases
  • Vineyards:3.75 hectares
  • Winemaker:Patrick Corbett, Coby Ladwig, Mike Garland

Description

A treasure of the Great Southern, Singlefile is the fruit of labour of the Snowden family, who purchased an established vineyard in Scotsdale Valley in 2008 after an extensive search around Australia; determining that Denmark ticked all the boxes for the quality wines and lifestyle they were seeking.

The team decided to focus the existing vineyard entirely on Chardonnay, pulling out Shiraz and Merlot vines and planting Gingin clone Chardonnay. Fruit for the balance of their wines is sourced from specialist vineyard sites throughout the Great Southern Region and its distinct areas including Mount Barker, Albany, Frankland River.

The cool climate wines are handpicked and made as naturally as possible to allow the fruit to be the star of the finished wine. Their Chardonnay was named Chardonnay of the Year by James Halliday (2019 Wine Companion).

The Wines

Four tiers of wines are made, all of which are drawn from specially selected sites within the Great Southern, except for the estate-grown Chardonnay. Riesling, Cabernet blends, Pinot Noir and Fume Blanc are just some of the wine styles being made.

Wine Tasting

Set beside a stunning lake with beautiful manicured lawns, the wood and brick cellar door is tasteful and chic and a three-time recipient of Gourmet Traveller Wine’s ‘Best Cellar Door of the Great Southern’ award. Guests are welcome every day of the week to taste the wines and go on a journey of discovering the different styles of wines from the diverse Great Southern region. Bring your own picnics are welcome and there’s also an option to enjoy ‘Coco d’Vino’ which is a wine and chocolate tasting flight. No bookings required.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

 

 

 

The Lake House Denmark

A wine and food lover’s wonderland, devoted to the art of slowing down and relaxing at its gorgeous lakeside cellar door, gourmet produce emporium and restaurant, just five minutes from Denmark.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling,Rose,Shiraz Cabernet,Sparkling,Merlot,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant,Light Food
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Winemaker:James Kellie - Winemaker Garry Capelli - Vigneron
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:8000 cases
  • Vineyards:5.2 hectares
  • Established:1995

Description

The Lake House follows a philosophy of slowing down, taking time out and enjoying laid back time with family and friends, good food and wine. This concept led the development of their wine range, cellar door, restaurant and range of gourmet condiments and grape-based body lotions.

It was established in 2006 by Garry Capelli and Leanne Rogers who fell in love with Denmark ten years prior, determining it would be the place they brought their country-living dreams to life.

The Wines

Grapes are grown in the estate vineyard at Denmark and specialty sites in Mount Barker and Frankland River. The wines include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, which between them have received an impressive array of medals at Western Australian wine shows.

Cellar Door

Perched beside a picturesque lake and vineyard, the Cellar Door is located just five minutes from Denmark town and offers complimentary tastings of over 20 different wines made by The Lake House team. In addition, a range of chutneys, vinegars, sauces, syrups and chocolates made under the Vinofood label are available for tasting too. Winespa body lotion products can also be sampled.

The Restaurant

Lazy long lunches by the lake are what The Lake House hangs it hat on most. Open daily, the food, created from local produce, ranges from rustic vineyard platters to their famous beef and shiraz pie, curries and more.

Unique Highlights

Alongside their Vinofood and WineSpa products, The Lake House offers a range of deli foods and gift hampers, perfect to take for a picnic at the beach or for a light gourmet dinner to take away.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

Whitfield Estate

A family-owned vineyard growing flavoursome wines inspired by biodynamics in the heart of the Scotsdale Valley; also makers of Pawprint Chocolates which can be tasted from their shop in Denmark town.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Sparkling Cuvee,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Brands:Whitfield Estate
  • Cases Produced:2500
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Established:1994
  • Vineyards:4.8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Dave Cleary, James Kellie
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities,Light Food

Description

Drawn to Denmark for its natural beauty, New Zealanders Graham and Kelly Howard acquired the Whitfield Estate vineyard in 2005. Since then, they built a cellar door/café, established a herd of cattle, established a chocolate factory and overhauled their viticulture program to grow better quality wines. The vineyard is located in gravelly loam soil amidst tall Marri and Jarrah trees and moving towards a biodynamic viticulture program.

Whitfield's range of premium, estate-grown wines feature Chardonnay, Shiraz and a traditional method Blanc de Blancs. Wines can be purchased online or at the Whitfield cellar door, which is open by appointment only and enjoys gorgeous views across to Mount Lindesay.

Unique Highlights

The Howards also operate the Pawprint Chocolate Factory shop located in Denmark town, which features mouthwatering boxed chocolates, brownies, dukkah, rocky road and hot chocolate mixes. Free tastings are available alongside sensational coffees, rich hot chocolates and iced drinks to enjoy in-store or takeaway. Open Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm.

 

Willoughby Park Wines

Discover the finesse, balance and quality of the unique Willoughby Park Great Southern wines at this family-friendly cellar door, restaurant and brewery, just 3.5km from Albany.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Merlot,Riesling,Rose
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 11am to 5pm; Restaurant: Mon to Thur 10am to 7pm, Fri & Sat 10am to 10pm, Sunday 10am to 9pm

Details

  • Dinner Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:13000
  • Established:2010
  • Vineyards:19 hectares
  • Winemaker:Michael Ng
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday

Description

Established in 2000 and purchased in 2010 by Bob and Marilyn Fowler, Willoughby Park makes a range of dry grown single vineyard wines. The wines are made from the best hand-picked premium fruit from the estate-owned vineyards (and one vineyard partner in the Porongurups). They are made with natural yeast, first class French oak and open fermenters.

The Willoughby Park, Ironrock, Kalgan River and Jamie & Charli ranges feature varieties of Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Merlot.

Cellar Door

Overlooking the picturesque Willoughby Park vineyard and beside its Boston Brewery and Restaurant, Willoughby Park’s charming cellar door provides a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to enjoy a selection of wines for tasting. Open daily from 11am - 5pm.

The Food

Open for lunch and dinner each day, the restaurant serves an original, gastro-pub style menu with small share plates through to meals and woodfired pizzas for the whole family. Head Chef Damian Gates sources the freshest local produce to compliment complements the range of Willoughby wines and Boston brews. Open Sunday to Thursday 10am - 9pm and Friday to Saturday 10am - 10pm.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Unique Highlights

The estate also features the Boston Brewing Co, a family-run business utilising an 18-hectolitre system to produce a range of bright, smooth ales.

 

Silversteam Winery

A picturesque winery located in Denmark with a commitment to sustainable viticulture and producing quality, contemporary wines.

  • Open Days/times:Tuesday - Sunday | 11am - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Merlot,Merlot Blend,Pinot Noir,Chardonnay,Riesling,Rose

Details

  • Established:2005
  • Winemaker:Tony Ruse
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Great Southern:Denmark

Description

The property is located at the western end of the Bennet Ranges, enjoying both elevation and maritime influence. The vineyard is situated on either side of a valley, with the Chardonnay and Riesling sharing the north facing slope and the Pinot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc on the south facing slope. Our soils are a combination of karri loams and well drained sandy gravels.

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