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Micro (1-999 cases) Size & Year Wineries in Donnybrook / Capel

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Wineries in Donnybrook Capel


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

Details

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

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

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

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

 

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
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Geographe:Donnybrook
  • Brands:Thomson Brook Wines
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Established:1993
  • Vineyards:6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Terry Foster
  • 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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