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Wineries in Ferguson Valley

Wineries in Ferguson Valley


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Aylesbury Estate

A farming property owned by the Gibbs family in Ferguson Valley since 1883 which began its wine journey in 1998 with the aim to capture the best of the valley, in a bottle.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Brands:Aylesbury Estate
  • Cases Produced:3500
  • Established:1998
  • Vineyards:22 acres
  • Winemaker:Luke Eckersley, Coby Ladwig
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley

Description

The estate is named after the town of Aylesbury from which the Gibbs family hailed, first moving to the Ferguson Valley in 1883. The 22 acre vineyard is part of a family owned farm that has been passed down through five generations. It was cleared by hand by current owner Ryan Gibbs’ ancestor Samuel in the late 1800s. Various crops and herds were farmed on the land until vines were planted in 1998. The property is 200 hectares in total with approximately 9 hectares under vine. 

The Ferguson Valley's climate is similar to south-west Europe; with cool wet winters and warm dry summers, perfect for grape-growing on the property's 200 hectares. Native Australian forests surrounding the property provides pure, clean water for vines throughout the summer, supported by fertile loam helping to retain moisture.

Aylesbury Estate makes a Sauvignon Blanc and a Merlot.

Halliday Rating

3/5 Stars

 

Crooked Brook Wines

Located in the picturesque Ferguson Valley, Crooked Brook Wines is a boutique winery offering varietals of Shiraz, Chardonnay, Grenache Shiraz Mataro and Grenache Mataro.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Shiraz,Grenache
  • Open Days/times:No cellar door

Details

  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Winemaker:Katharine Williams and Alexander Williams

Description


The aim of Crooked Brook Wines is to produce wines displaying excellent varietal characters, expressing the ‘terroir’ of the unique and beautiful Western Australian Geographe region. The grapes are grown in free-draining red loam soils with a micro climate that is perfect for producing medal winning wines. An advantage of a single vineyard adds to the reliable quality and consistency over each vintage.

The wines include Shiraz, with hints of pepper, nutmeg and cardamon apparent and award winning Chardonnay; winning awards at Winewise Small Vignerons Awards and the Blackwood Valley and WA Boutique wine show. The Grenache Shiraz Mataro offers a strong berry taste and the Grenache Mataro displays fresh easy and smooth drinking characteristics.

The Crooked Brook Winery has no cellar door but does offer online order to it’s customers.

Green Door Wines

Unique wine tasting experience and grazing platters overlooking the amazing views of the Ferguson Valley!

  • Open Days/times:Thurs-Sun 11:00am - 4:30pm; HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS - Last day trading: December 20th, 2020 Reopening: December 31st, 2020
  • Wine Variety:Grenache,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Chardonnay,Fiano,Mourvedre,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Geographe

Details

  • Vineyards:8 hectares under vine
  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door,Functions,Light Food,Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Ashley Keeffe and Vanessa Carson
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley

Description

Green Door Vineyard & Winery is a small boutique winery in the Ferguson Valley. Ashley & Kath Keeffe purchased the run-down vineyard in 2006 and set about restoring and replanting, with the Grenache and Tempranillo finding near perfect conditions. Other grapes in the vineyard include Monastrell, Shiraz, Fiano, and Verdelho.

Ashley is very conscious of soil health and the vineyard is managed with a minimal intervention ethos, creating fruit with great flavour. All grapes are handpicked and basket pressed, with all wines made on the property by Ashley and consultant winemaker, Vanessa Carson. Various different wine making techniques are used including the use of Amphora pots for fermentation, cold soaking on skins and the addition of whole bunches to ferments.

There is a cellar door cafe on the property serving sharing style grazing platters showcasing local produce. The focal point of the cellar door is the grand green door, imported from Fez, Morocco. The Moorish theme of the winery and cafe menu matches the predominantly Spanish/European characteristics of the wines. Ash, Kath and their team take great satisfaction in being involved in the whole process of growing, making and sharing the enjoyment of the wines.

Hackersley Estate

A little piece of paradise in the Ferguson Valley, voted as one of “The 10 best new wineries” in Australia and winner of the Gold plate Award for the best Restaurant in a Winery in Regional WA.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Semillon,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Verdelho,Cabernet Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Tempranillo
  • Wine Region:Geographe

Details

  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Vineyards:12 hectares
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cases Produced:1500
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Jeff and Kerry Ovens originally had eyes on Margaret River to start up their Vineyard, but found the prime land they were looking for in the Ferguson Valley. Originally a dairy farm for than 100 years, the land was perfect for a Vineyard and 15,000 rootling’s were planted in 1998.

In 2014 Hackersly won the Gold plate Award for the best Restaurant in a Winery in Regional WA. The restaurant and cellar door have a casual atmosphere and offer locally sourced food paired with tastings of fine wines. The restaurants and cellar door are open Thursday - Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Restaurant bookings are recommended. Look out for our Sunday Lunchtime Jazz sessions.
 

St. Aidan Wines

A delightful boutique Vineyard beside the Ferguson River with, child-friendly lawns, a rammed-earth Cellar Door Restaurant and Events Centre with a 'bud to bottle' focus to produce award-winning wines

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 11am to 4pm, Weekends 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Variety:Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Sparkling,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Tempranillo,Fortified

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Wednesday
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities,Restaurant,Functions,Wheelchair Access
  • Lunch Open:Holidays,Tuesday,Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Wednesday
  • Vineyards:2.6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Mark Messenger
  • Cases Produced:1500
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Established:1996
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes

Description

The 10 hectare property was purchased in 1991 by Phil and Mary Smith, who wished to partake in horticulture from a base nearby Bunbury where Phil works as an anaesthetist. The property was planted with citrus trees and table grapes, before they made the exciting progression to wine grapes on the estate in 1997. Subsequent plantings ensued . With focus on extraction and blending to craft the perfect wine, with minimal impact the team at Saint Aidan aim to create 'Art in a Bottle'. 

Home grown varietals include Chardonnay, Cabernet, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Malbec and Tempranillo.

Cellar Door

Nestled between the Sauvignon and Semillon vines and the Ferguson River is the rammed earth Cellar Door Restaurant. The building was sympathetically designed to blend in with the surroundings and reflect the design of the neighbouring Church from where the estate takes its name. Saint Aidan's award-winning wines can be sampled Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm, and weekends 11am - 5pm. A large range of homemade preserves like ‘Grandmas Tomato Relish’ are also available to purchase, as is a range of artwork from regional artists.

The Food

The Cellar Door Restaurant Menu focuses on the best seasonal offerings, using local ingredients wherever possible for soups, mains and sumptious desserts. The recently refurbished space can seat up to 60 guests in climate controlled comfort.

There are also picnic and gas barbecue facilities under the Peppermint trees at the estate, on the banks of the Ferguson River with plenty of space and family cricket games are welcomed!

St Aidan Wines also hosts a variety of Events throughout the year from their Summer Film on the Ferguson Outdoor Cinema to the iconic Annual Tempranillo Tasting Day in August.

The 150 seat Function Centre adjacent to the Cellar Door is an ideal Venue for Weddings, Corporate or other Special Events.

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