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Geographe Wine Region Wineries in Donnybrook / Capel

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Wineries in Donnybrook Capel


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Bakkheia Wines

Enjoy exclusive Mediterranean wines at a boutique winery in the Preston Valley of the Geographe Wine Region, with only 1000-1200 cases produced yearly.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Graciano,Grenache,Malbec,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Mourvedre,Fume Blanc,Rose
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door. Appointments please.

Details

  • Cases Produced:1000-1200
  • Winemaker:Michael Edwards
  • Established:1999
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Brands:bakkheia
  • Vineyards:3 hectares

Description

Established in 1999, with the first vintage in 2006, Ilonka and Michael tend the land and organically grow grapes and wine.  They are passionate about sustainable living and pursuing excellence in wine making.

Small quantities and small batch winemaking is the focus of Bakheia Wines, with only 1000-1200 cases bottled each year. The wines are only available to the exclusive mailing list, limited to 400 to retain exclusivity and build mutual loyalty. Tastings of the wine is available at the vineyard by appointment only.

The wine making approach taken is minimalist with reds not fined or filtered before bottling allowing the natural settling of wine over time. Wines on offer include Grenache, Mourvedre, Graciano, Tempranillo, Shiraz, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon and sourced from the neighbors is Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc to make Fume Blanc.

Pricing of the wines is rather unique, determined directly by mailing list members who sit down, taste and talk about the quality of the wine. Bakheia Wines pride themselves on keeping honest and ego free as reflected in the philosophical label "Aequitas".

Barrecas Wines

Located in country town Donnybrook, 40km South East of Bunbury, Barreca’s is family owned and operated, offering varieties of Shiraz, Barbera, Malbec, Zinfandel and Sangiovese.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Fri to Mon 10am to 5pm
  • Wine Variety:Pinotage,Port,Sangiovese,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Viognier,Zinfandel,Fortified,Barbera,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Grenache,Malbec
  • Wine Region:Geographe

Details

  • Vineyards:46 hectares
  • Winemaker:Iolanda Ratcliffe
  • Established:1994
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Geographe:Donnybrook

Description

After a work trip to his family's homeland of Italy in the early 1990s Fil Barreca, aged just 21, discovered his intrinsic connection to working in a vineyard and growing grapes on a highly innovative Sicilian winery. He took inspiration and passion back to Donnybrook and begun planting vines immediately establishing the winery in 1994.

With 46 hectares under vine the predominant varieties include Shiraz, cult favourite Barbera, Shiraz Malbec, Zinfandel, Sangiovese and many more.

The sparkling and fortified wines are proudly 100% estate bottled, including the Estate’s premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil which is produced from the Estates premium olive plantation.

Barton Jones Wines

Visit our amazing cellar door and enjoy our boutique premium wines from the oldest vines in the Geographe region, available for tasting and purchase, try some local produce from our cafe and local art

  • Wine Variety:Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Semillon
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Thurs- Sun 11am- 4.30pm

Details

  • Lunch Open:Holidays,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Thursday,Friday
  • Brands:Cellar Series, Premium Series
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes (ramps for entry, our carpark is gravel)
  • Facilities:Gallery,Dogs Welcome,Functions,Light Food,Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Winemaker:Naturaliste Vintners
  • Established:1978
  • Geographe:Donnybrook
  • Vineyards:6 acres

Description

Barton Jones Wines is a boutique winery with some of the oldest vines in the Geographe Region, six acres were planted in 1978 with the first wines produced in 2007. Our grape varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon and Chenin Blanc and we are part of the Geographe Wine Region of Western Australia. We’re situated just 1.5km from Donnybrook town centre.
Mature vines and fruit quality underpin the production of premium wines. The 56-acre property includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillion and Chenin Blanc. The vineyard is dry grown and has no requirement for irrigation.

Two distinct wine styles are produced: the Premium Series is a wooded style vintage with food matching in mind, and the Cellar Series, restrained with oak and a fresh, vibrant fruit driven style.

The cellar door is entirely solar powered and has a ‘skate park’ roof shape designed to catch the perfect amount of sun power and collect rain water. All materials used in the cellar door are environmentally friendly and upcycled. 

 

The cellar door and cafe is open for tastings and sales from Thurs- Sun 11am to 4.30pm and most public holidays (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day). It’s available for hire for weddings, birthdays and other special events, including corporate days and meetings.
You can contact us on [email protected] and follow us on facebook, instagram and twitter. Our phone number is 0409 831 926.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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

  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Thursday
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Functions,Wheelchair Access
  • Geographe:Busselton / Capel
  • 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

Mandalay Estate

Set amid the rolling hills of Glen Mervyn in the scenic Preston Valley, majestic, centuries old Blackbutt trees flank the entrance to this husband and wife run winery and cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Cabernet Shiraz,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Dessert,Fortified,Riesling,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Zinfandel
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:7 days 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Geographe:Donnybrook
  • Established:1997
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Vineyards:4.2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Peter Stanlake, John Griffiths
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:600

Description

Bernice and Tony O’Connell planted their first vines in 1997 on the site of an old blue gum plantation on a farm that had been in the same family since the 1890s.

All wine is made from the estate’s 4.2 hectare vineyard and includes Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon,  Zinfandel, Durif, Chardonnay, Riesling, Moscato, Port and Muscat Liqueur. The family philosophy is hands on in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the winemaking. which allows the fruit to express itself in the bottle. Mandalay Estate has won a number  of awards over the years including a four-star rating by James Halliday in the 2014 wine companion and Best Cabernet Sauvignon in the 2017 Geographe wine show. The cellar door is open 7 days a week 11am to 5pm. Always a good idea to phone first 97 322006.
 

Mazza Wines

Inspired by the great wines of Rioja and the Douro Valley in Spain, visit the Mazza family and try the Geographe wine region’s first portfolio of single-vineyard Spanish and Portuguese varieties.

  • Wine Variety:Tempranillo,Tinta Cao,Fortified,Graciano
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Geographe

Details

  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Geographe:Donnybrook
  • Winemaker:David and Anne Mazza
  • Facilities:Functions,No Cellar Door
  • Brands:Mazza
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Established:2002

Description

David and Anne Mazza were inspired by the great wines of Rioja and the Douro Valley, and continue a longstanding family tradition of making wine. Established in 2002 near Donnybrook, the Mazza Wines vineyard is planted with six Spanish and Portugese varieties, and is the only of its kind in the Geographe Region. The vineyard has ten acres of carefully-managed vines that receive a lot of attention, where the most labour-intensive practices are a priority in the vineyard to grow the best quality grapes.

The Wines

Mazza Wines produces six red grape varieties; Bastardo, Graciano, Tempranillo, Tinta Cao, Touriga Nacional and Sousao. From these, straight varietal wines, a Tempranillo Graciano blend and fortified wines are produced.

Halliday Rating

4 Stars

 

Oakway Estate Wines

Gourmet Traveller’s Best Small Cellar Door, Geographe (2014 and 2016) making hand crafted boutique wines, craft beers, delicious tasting platters and pizzas at their cellar door west of Donnybrook.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:By Appointment Only for the near future - call 08 97317141
  • Wine Variety:Malbec,Muscat a Petits Grains Rosa,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Sparkling,Vermentino,Fortified,Dessert,Method Traditionale,Port,Cabernet,Nero D'avola,Rose,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food,Dogs Welcome,Functions,Wheelchair Access
  • Geographe:Donnybrook
  • Vineyards:2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Tony Davis
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:1500
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Established:1997

Description

Three generations of the Hammond family have toiled together to create the vineyards of Oakway Estate within the Geographe Wine Region. Owners Wayne and Ria planted their vines in 1997, and following success with winemaking, the former orchard farm now supports a boutique winery and cellar door, nano brewery, vineyard, a plantation of sustainable blue gum trees and beef cattle.

Oakway Estate takes a very hands-on and natural approach to vineyard management to carefully monitor vine vigour and growth, undertaking labour-intensive tasks including fruit thinning and leaf plucking to grow superb quality grapes.

The Wine

Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc (and blends), Chardonnay, Vermentino, Nero D'avola, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Old School Liqueur and a delicously sweet Moscato.

Cellar Door

Enjoy sampling our wines, or stay longer and purchase a glass or bottle of wine to savour  whilst overlooking our changing vineyard vista throughout the seasons. If you prefer beer, try our own craft beers on tap. Open weekends and most public holidays from 11am - 5pm.

The Food

Oakway's cellar door cafe features gourmet bespoke pizzas, dukkah with olive oils and bread, and antipasto platters designed to complement the Estate wines. A selection of craft beers and ciders are available too. 

Unique Highlights

A calendar of Long Table Lunches prepared by local guest chefs to showcase WA’s excellent local produce is scheduled throughout the year. Bookings essential.

Halliday Rating

4 and half Stars

 

Smallwater Estate

Visit one of Geographe region’s most awarded boutique wineries, featuring a quaint restaurant serving fresh, estate-grown marron and local produce to complement their distinct premium wines.

  • Wine Variety:Rose,Cabernet,Chardonnay Semillon,Classic Dry White,Shiraz Cabernet,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Zinfandel
  • Open Days/times:Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Wine Region:Geographe

Details

  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Functions,Kids Play Area,Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door
  • Brands:Smallwater Estate
  • Cases Produced:1,500-2,499
  • Established:1993
  • Vineyards:5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Geographe:Donnybrook
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes

Description

Nestled on the hillside of Newlands just south of Donnybrook, Smallwater Estate was purchased by John Small in 1993 with the intention of developing a marron farm and a vineyard to grow contract grapes. For ten years the grapes were supplied to established wineries, with Smallwater wine (a tiny parcel of Zinfandel) made in 2006.

The near-perfect Mediterranean climate of the Geographe region is ideally suited to growing quality grapes. The estate's abundance of pure, fresh water and sunny days also permit for the estate's production of award-winning wines that are characteristic of the area.

The Wines

Varieties include unwooded and barrel-fermented Chardonnays, Rose made from Zinfandel, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Vintage Port. 

Cellar Door

Just 15 minutes drive south of Donnybrook, enjoy tastings of the dynamic, estate-grown wines, set with views of the vineyard, marron dams and hillsides of Newlands at the Smallwater cellar door. Open Saturday 11am - 4pm Sunday 

The Venue

The Restaurant and Deck area are perfect for event and venue hire, and we can arrange catering for weddings, parties or just group bookings.

 

Thomson Brook Wines

Experience the charm of this apple-turned-grape growing region at this small family owned and operated winery in the picturesque Preston Valley, making sweet and dry table wines and port.

  • Wine Variety:Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir
  • Open Days/times:Everyday 10.00am till 6.00pm
  • Wine Region:Geographe

Details

  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Thomson Brook Wines
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Established:1993
  • Vineyards:6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Terry Foster
  • Geographe:Donnybrook
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Located 7km from Donnybrook, in the Preston Valley, Thomson Brook was established in 1993 by Pam and Terry Foster. Traditionally, the region has been renowned as WA's premier apple-growing area, however, in recent years Donnybrook has established a steady reputation as a new and vibrant viticultural area. The estate produces a range of quality wines from hand-picked grapes, which are grown in the rich loam soils of the region.

The Wines

White varieties include Riesling, Semillon, Verdelho and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc; and reds include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz, Tempranillo and a Port.

Cellar Door

Tastings and wine sales are available at the Thomson Brook cellar door, which also offers barbecue facilities and fresh local produce for sale. Open daily from 10am - 6pm.

 

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