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Fortified Wine Variety Wineries in Donnybrook / Capel

Wineries in Donnybrook Capel


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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:Fortified,Barbera,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Grenache,Malbec,Pinotage,Tawny,Sangiovese,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Viognier,Zinfandel
  • Wine Region:Geographe

Details

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

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.

Mandalay Road

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

Details

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

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.
 

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.

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

Details

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

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 grazing plates and pizzas at their cellar door west of Donnybrook

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Malbec,Sparkling,Vermentino,Nero D'avola,Rosé,Fortified,Dessert,Method Traditionale,Tawny,Cabernet
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door and Cafe: Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm and some public holidays. Please check our website.

Details

  • Lunch Open:Sunday,Holidays,Saturday
  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Saturday
  • Established:1997
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food,Dogs Welcome,Restaurant,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

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, with passion undertaking labour-intensive tasks including fruit thinning and leaf plucking to grow superb quality grapes.

The Wine

Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Vermentino, Nero D'avola, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Old School Liqueur, Methode Chamenoise Sparkling Blanc de Blanc 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 and local produce grazing platters designed to complement the Estate wines. A selection of our own craft beers 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:Rosé,Petit Verdot,Cabernet,Chardonnay Semillon,Classic Dry White,Shiraz Cabernet,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Zinfandel
  • Open Days/times:Saturday, Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Wine Region:Geographe

Details

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

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.

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

Details

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

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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