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Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases) Size & Year Wineries in Great Southern

Wineries in Great Southern Coastal


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Castle Rock Estate

Enjoy stunning views of the Porongurups and superb cool climate wines at the cellar door, home to wine judge and winemaker Rob Diletti, awarded James Halliday’s Winemaker of the Year in 2014.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Shiraz,Sparkling,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door
  • Great Southern:Porongurup
  • Cases Produced:4500 cases
  • Vineyards:11.2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Robert Diletti
  • Established:1983
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday

Description

Quietly spoken and considered winemaker Rob Diletti is renowned for his ability to coax the best from every parcel of fruit and vineyard that he handles, and for producing wines that year after year amass an unbelievable amount of high reviews, trophies and medals. Rob is also an extremely well-regarded and sought-after wine judge at shows around Australia, and contract winemaker for a large number of estates in and around the Porongurup sub-region. 

Castle Rock Estate was founded in the Porongroups in 1983 and from humble beginnings has grown into a 55ha property. 

The Wines
The riesling, pinot noir and shiraz are the heroes of the Castle Rock range. The rieslings have proven themselves to be exceedingly well suited to long-term cellaring, but are still approachable in their youth thanks to the white floral characterics of the Porongurup sub-region.  The pinot noir is famed for its consistency and silky, red cherry fruit, and the cool climate syrah is a shining light for the style.  Other wines include sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, cabernet franc, merlot and a dessert wine.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door features expansive views of the Porongurup range, and is open 7 days, 10am - 5pm.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Star

Duke's Vineyard

Home of ‘James Halliday’s Riesling of the Year (2017)’. Enjoy superb shiraz and cabernet and take in stunning views from the Porongurup cellar door and gallery, custom designed by artist Hilde Ranson.

  • Wine Variety:Rosé,Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 10am - 4:30pm

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Great Southern:Porongurup
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Winemaker:Robert Diletti
  • Established:1998

Description

What began as a ‘retirement dream’ in the late nineties for Hilde and Duke has turned into an incredibly successful winery business.  The 25 acres of vineyards are planted exclusively to riesling, cabernet and shiraz, and due to the cool climate location at the western end of the Porongurup Range, the wines enjoy an elegance and spice that is endemic to the region. 

Hilde Ranson is a celebrated artist and responsible for designing the curved cellar door overlooking the vineyard and the picturesque Stirling and Porongurup Ranges. The cellar door also doubles as an art gallery, Hildes Gallery at Dukes, and a function area. 

The winery has been listed in James Halliday’s Wine Companion’s Top 100 wineries every year since 2013, and in 2017 the Magpie Hill riesling was James Halliday’s Riesling of the Year. 

The Wines
With celebrated local winemaker Rob Diletti at the winemaking helm, the wine range is concise and very high quality, and Dukes is widely regarded as one of the best riesling producers in Australia. The wine ranges consist of four Single Vineyard wines, four Magpie Hill Reserve wines, and a sparkling shiraz and riesling. 

The cool climate vineyard produces age-worthy wines of elegance, structure and finesse.

Wine Tasting
Wines are available for tasting at the gallery and cellar door, which is open seven days 10-4:30pm.

Unique Highlights
Custom designed cellar door by artist Hilde Ranson, award winning wines and spectacular views over the Ranges from the tasting room.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Star

Ferngrove Wines

Situated within the picturesque, undulating lands of Frankland River amidst farmland, forest and olive groves, this grand cellar door showcases a broad range of award-winning regional wines.

  • Wine Variety:Rosé,Semillon,Mourvedre,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Malbec,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet Merlot,Sparkling,Muscat,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,BBQ Facilities,Picnic Facilities
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Great Southern:Frankland River
  • Vineyards:340 hectares

Description

Located in Frankland River 90 kilometres from the coast amidst the Great Southern’s valleys and slopes, the Ferngrove site was selected in 1998. The vineyard is nestled in undulating farmland surrounded by olive groves, wheat, sheep and cattle which enable a sheltered environment to grow grapes, while it still receives the cooling ocean influence for elegant fruit.

Ferngrove Wines are known for their intense flavour, fine acid and tannins that are truly reflective of the Frankland River region style. A range of varieties are produced across multiple price brackets, delivering value at each level. Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet blends are the focus.

The winery is also the site of one of Australia’s largest winery solar power systems, using 696 panels to power all of its operations.

Wine Tasting

The grand Ferngrove Wines cellar door is situated among the stunning Stirling Ranges in Frankland River. Wine tastings are offered daily from 10am – 4pm.

Halliday Rating

4/5 Stars

 

 

 

Freehand Wine

A family owned vineyard on the bank of Hay River, Mt Barker with 15 acres of olive trees producing estate grown olive oil.

  • Open Days/times:By appointment
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Freehand, Eastwell
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Established:2007
  • Vineyards:7 hectares
  • Winemaker:Matt Eastwell
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker

Description

Eastwell Estate is located next to the Forest Hill vineyard on the banks of the Hay River, 15kms west of Mt Barker. The Eastwell family, parents Adrian and Margaret and their son Matt, also produce Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the property’s olive grove, planted with Italian varieties.

 

The Wines:

The original vineyard was planted in 1998 and the property purchased by the Eastwell family in 2006. Initially just selling the fruit to local winemakers, they soon decided to produce wines under the Eastwell Estate label. From 2008, all vineyard practices incorporate biodynamic preparations and organic practices, and the winemaking processes are as natural as possible.  There are no pesticides or herbicides used in the vineyards.  The 15 acres of vineyards are planted with semillon, sauvignon blanc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. 

 

Wine Tasting:

There is no cellar door available to taste the wines, however the wines and olive oil are available for purchase via their online shop.

 

Unique Highlights:

Natural wines, biodynamic process, Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

 

Galafrey Wines

Taste with the owners at this stunning family-owned, legendary Mount Barker winery, offering some of the best views of the Porongurups, Stirling Ranges and Mount Barker Hill.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Fortified,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 10am - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Established:1977
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Vineyards:13.1 hectares
  • Winemaker:Kim Tyrer
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

A true family affair. Galafrey was founded by respected pioneer of Western Australian wine, the late Ian Tyrer in Mount Barker in 1977. His wife Linda, daughter Kim (and her husband Nigel) keep the family winery flourishing.

The dry grown vines include varieties Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and blending varieties. There’s also the rarely-seen Muller Thurgau, a unique white variety planted too.

Wine Tasting

Most wine tastings at the impressive Galafrey cellar door are hosted by Linda, Kim or Nigel, who love chatting about their wines and sharing the story of their vineyard. Look out for Bruce, a Jack Russell (the winery dog) who enjoys meeting visitors at the carpark. The view is spectacular, with the Porongurups, Stirling Ranges and Mount Barker Hill all in visible from the high-altitude property. Visitors are invited to visit any time between 10am – 5pm daily.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

 

 

Gilbert Wines

Join four generation farming family, the Gilberts at the apple shed turned cellar door of their 5 Star Halliday winery near Mount Barker, for distinct regional wines and tasty farm-grown platters.

  • Wine Variety:Rosé,Riesling,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Fri to Mon 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Vineyards:25.81 hectares
  • Winemaker:Andrew Vesey and Caitlin Gazey
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1985

Description

Established by the third generation of local farming family, the Gilberts. Jim and Bev planted vines in 1985 and the wine operation has grown from strength to strength, now operated by two of their children, Clinton and Matthew. Grapes grown on the property have been carefully selected to match the Great Southern’s climate and soil profile of the estate.

The multi award-winning, estate grown wine range focuses on regional hero varieties, Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Established in the old apple packing shed, the cellar door first opened in 1990. Rich in history and character, the space is unique environment to sample and enjoy award-winning Gilbert wines. Open Friday to Monday 10am - 5pm.

The Food

Located beside the cellar door, The Gilbert Wines café (one of the first in the region) is paddock to plate in style, showcasing produce from the Mount Barker wine region on seasonal platters and cheese boards. Much of the menu is grown on the property and in the café’s culinary garden. Open Friday to Monday from 10am - 5pm.

Unique Highlights

The estate also produces prime lamb (for both the export and domestic markets) and a variety of stone fruits including apricots, plums, peaches and nectarines.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

Gnornbup Wines

Discover stunning cool climate wines of Bremer Bay’s first vineyard, planted in 1996, then explore the Wellstead Heritage Museum, showcasing local cultural artefacts from 1850 to present.

  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Brands:Gnornbup Wines
  • Cases Produced:1,000-1,499
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:5.6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Todd Faulkner-Pearce

Description

Gnornbup Wines is the Great Southern's most eastern vineyard where the strong coastal influence has created a unique micro-climate. The winery was established in 1996 by William Wellstead, and the first commercial crop of Chardonnay was planted in 2001.

The vines flourish in the coastal plains of Bremer Bay where a distinct micro-climate, generated by the unique geography (similar to the Margaret River region), produces wines with fresh, fruit-driven characters, vibrant colour and refreshing acidity. The vineyard is very environmentally conscious, with a distinct focus on soil health, the minimisation of chemical interference and canopy management.

The Wines

Wines made include cool climate Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurtztraminer, Shiraz and Pinot Noir. Curio wine enthusiasts will love discovering the Pedro Ximenez and Ploughman's Nip (a dry, fortified red wine).

Cellar Door

The small, cosy cellar door at Gnornbup is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm from October to March for wine tastings. From April to September, the cellar door only opens from Thursday to Saturday.

Unique Highlights

Located on the property is the Wellstead Heritage Museum set in a gorgeous old stone building housing thousands of pieces of local history that the family have been collecting at the homestead since 1850. 

 

Hawker Ridge Wines

Sitting atop of Hawker Ridge between the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges just north of Mount Barker, is this down-to-earth family vineyard producing award-winning, cool climate Shiraz and Riesling.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Hawker Ridge
  • Established:2001
  • Winemaker:Mike Garland
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker

Description

Hawker Ridge Wines is situated just outside of the Kendenup township, 20km north of Mount Barker. The first vines were planted in 2001 and the first wines, Riesling and Shiraz, were made from the 2004 vintage . The vineyard sits atop a local high point, Hawker Ridge, on well-drained gravelly loam, an ideal location for growing cool climate wines.

By the 2006 vintage (third vintage), the wines began winning medals at serious wine shows, including the Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show and Sydney Royal Show.

The focus continues to be Great Southern regional specialties Riesling and Shiraz and the wines are all are available to order online or by appointment at the winery.

 

Ironwood Estate Wines

A breathtaking undulating vineyard set beside the ancient Porongurup Range known for its highly-awarded, pure, cool climate wines and picture-perfect views from its delightful cafe.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Merlot,Riesling,Dessert,Cabernet,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door & Café: Wed to Mon 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Great Southern:Porongurup
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Vineyards:5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Wignalls Wines (Michael Perkins
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Established:1996
  • Lunch Open:Sunday,Holidays,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Ironwood Estate is nestled in the heart of the ancient Porongurup Range; an 1100-million year-old granite range that was once a forest island. Established in 1996 by Mary and Eugene Harma, 'Ironwood' earned its name thanks to the ironstone outcrops on the hills, and the stands of Jarrah and Redgum. Planted in unique mineral-rich soils, the estate's cool-climate elevation and local terroir yields intense, varietal fruit flavours in wines with known for their distinctive clean palate. Ironwood Estate is dedicated to consistent quality, from the hand selection of their grapes through the vinification, maturation and bottling of their fine wines.

The Wines

The wine range is focused toward the varieties best suited to the Porongurup area, specifically dry Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet blends.  Wines can be tasted and purchased at the estate's cellar door, open Wednesday to Monday 11am - 5pm.

The Food

Bailey, the friendly labradoodle, welcomes visitors at Ironwood's cosy cafe which boasts stunning views of the Porongurup and vineyard lake and serves light meals, cakes and coffees. Open Wednesday to Monday 11am - 5pm.

Halliday Rating

4/5 Stars

 

Jingalla Wines

Discover the wines of charismatic duo, Shelley and Barry Coad, who grow distinct Great Southern styles (that sell out quickly) from their high altitude vineyard by the Porongurup Range.

  • Wine Variety:Riesling,Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Muscat,Cabernet,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Open Days/times:Appointment only
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Great Southern:Porongurup
  • Cases Produced:2000 cases
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Vineyards:9 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Jingalla Wines is situated on the northern slopes of the Porongurup Range with a 450 metre elevation, 50km north of Albany. Established by Geoff and Nita Clarke in 1979, 'Jingalla' is an Aboriginal term meaning moon or crescent shape, which describes the shape of the property, below the granite domes of the Porongurup National Park. Now owned and operated by Barry and Shelley Coad, the vineyard enjoys deep granitic loam soils, a high average rainfall and a refreshing, green climate, ensuring a consistent high quality of fruits and wines.

The Wines

Enjoy the distinctive varietal and regional characteristics of Jingalla's Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Tawny Port and Muscat.

Cellar Door

The cellar door is open by appointment only. When new vintages are released at the start of each year, walk-in visitors are welcomed. Contact Jinjalla Wines for details.

 

Mount Trio Vineyard

A pristine vineyard on the slopes beside the Porongurup National Park, where long-time Great Southern winemaker Gavin Berry and wife Gill Graham grow highly-awarded Riesling, Shiraz and Pinot Noir.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Rosé,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only

Details

  • Winemaker:Gavin Berry, Andrew Vesey, Caitlin Gazey
  • Established:1989
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Great Southern:Porongurup
  • Cases Produced:~3000 cases
  • Vineyards:8 hectares

Description

One of a handful of vineyards that back onto the Porongurup range, Mount Trio was planted in 1989 by Gavin Berry and Gill Graham. The vineyard is positioned on north-facing slopes with gravel loam soils, offering ideal growing conditions for the property’s Riesling, Pinot Noir and Shiraz; three varieties that perform best in the Porongurup region. The vines are managed with chemical-free viticulture practices.

Mount Trio takes its name from one of the peaks of the Stirling ranges. Winemaker Gavin Berry has worked over 25 vintages in the Great Southern region, with major roles as Chief Winemaker at Plantagenet and West Cape Howe Wines.

Visits to the vineyard can be arranged by appointment only.

Halliday Rating

4/5 Stars

 

Oranje Tractor Wine

Visit the vintage cellar door of this solar-powered, environmentally-forward, organic winery for cool climate wines and seasonal food events, bursting with produce from their vast organic gardens.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Riesling,Shiraz,Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Fortified,Dessert,Tawny,Rosé
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Sunday 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food,Organic (Certified)
  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday
  • Great Southern:Albany
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Vineyards:2.6 hectares
  • Established:1998
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Established by Murray and Pamela Lincoln, a couple from Perth who built a sustainable, energy efficient home and vineyard on their property nearby Albany in 2000. The winery is part of WOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farm) and offers travellers a place to stay in return for their labour on a range of viticulture and winemaking activities. Over 400 visitors have participated to date.

The organic vineyard is located in the east of the Great Southern Wine Region, where its climate and soils grow elegant fruit with minerality and natural acidity. The property also has a range of organic gardens growing plums, apples, cherries, avocado, guavas, stone fruit, olives, berries and citrus.

Key activities that underpin their approach to sustainability including recycling, composting, revegetation and the use of renewable. The pair have planted thousands of trees on the 20 acres of land and their vineyard and cellar door are powered almost entirely by solar energy.

The Wine

Varieties include Riesling, Sparkling Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Pinot Port and Sparkling Merlot. Winemaker Rob Diletti was awarded the coveted Winemaker of the Year title by James Halliday in 2015.

Cellar Door

A stroll through Oranje Tractor’s organic gardens leads to their rustic cellar door, packed with vintage items. It is open Sundays 11am - 5pm, or by appointment Monday to Saturday for tastings, Wine Flights and gastronomic events. Following a SLOW food ethos, all food served at the property is sourced within a 50 kilometre radius.

Unique Highlights

A range of tours can be booked including foraging in the forest, learning about making traditional method champagne and more.

 

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

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

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 superior quality cool climate wines.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Fortified,Dessert,Chardonnay,Botrytis Riesling,Botrytis Semillon,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Sat & Sun 11:00am to 4:30pm

Details

  • 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
  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday

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.

Shepherd's Hut

Named after an abandoned 1850s stone hut that had been used by shepherds in a former era, this family winery maintains a no-compromise approach to making its premium quality range.

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

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,No Cellar Door
  • Established:1996
  • Great Southern:Porongurup
  • Cases Produced:2000 cases
  • Vineyards:15.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Rob Diletti

Description

When pathologist Dr Michael Wishart purchased the property in 1996, the onsite hut was in a state of drastic disrepair. It has since been restored to its former glory, its stunning honey-coloured Mount Barker stone making a striking proposition. Now operated by son, Philip, his wife, Cathy, and their daughter, Laura and located in the heart of the Porongurup range, the winery follows a 'quality over quantity' philosophy from the grape-growing process, to bottling, to marketing.

Varieties include Shiraz, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

 

Silverstream Wines

Come in and meet our local team in the cellar door who are eager to share their passion and knowledge about our single vineyard, cool climate wines. Experience a true expression of the Denmark terroir

  • Open Days/times:Thurs - Sun, 11am - 5pm.
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rosé,Sparkling

Details

  • Established:2005
  • Winemaker:Michael Garland
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Light Food,Wheelchair Access
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Come in and meet our local team in the cellar door who are eager to share their passion and knowledge about our single vineyard, cool climate wines. Experience a true expression of the Denmark terroir with a seated tasting. You are welcome to bring your own picnic and enjoy a glass of wine on the lawn, or by our cosy fire in winter! Our space has stunning natural bush surrounds, elevated views and is just 2km from the Denmark town. 
If you are looking for a unique and intimate experience at our cellar door, click here to learn more about our vertical Chardonnay tastings. 

Swinney

Discover unique regional wines from one of Frankland River’s original farming families, named a Top 10 New Australian Winery in James Halliday’s Wine Companion, 2015.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Grenache,Riesling,Mourvedre,Syrah,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Swinney
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Established:1998
  • Vineyards:160 hectares
  • Winemaker:Rob Mann
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Frankland River

Description

The Swinney Family have owned their farmland in Frankland River since 1922 when George John Alexander settled there. Their property, ‘Franklands’ is located on the banks of the Frankland River and the terrain is hilly, with ironstone gravel and loam soils and surrounded by jarrah and red gum trees.

The farm diversified into viticulture in 1998 and four vineyards were established around the property, selected for their unique assets for grape growing. Frankland River regional hero varieties; Cabernet and Syrah (Shiraz) are the focus, with Riesling following. A few varieties rarely seen in the region are planted too, including Grenache and Tempranillo that contribute to remarkable Syrah and Cabernet blends.

Swinney Wines were named one of James Halliday’s Top Ten New Australian Wineries in 2015.

The wines are available directly from the estate or selected retailers in Australia, the UK and Singapore.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

 

Trevelen Farm

Discover the 5 Red Star Halliday-rated Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Great Southern Region’s most northern vineyard, owned operated by the Sprigg Family.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Variety:Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Riesling,Shiraz

Details

  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Vineyards:6.5 hectares
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases

Description

Established on the Sprigg family farm near Mount Barker in 1993. Second generation Ben and wife Louise now run the property which focuses on Riesling and Cabernet, with varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Merlot also planted. Former Howard Park winemaker James Kellie makes the wines at his nearby Harewood Estate winery. From the onset, vintages of Trevelen Wines have received significant critical acclaim including the coveted 5 Red Star James Halliday winery rating.

Cellar Door

Just 30 minutes north of Mount Barker, the Trevelen cellar door has a beautiful view of rolling vineyards and the picturesque Stirling Ranges. Tastings can be arranged by appointment only.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

 

Yilgarnia Wines

Perched beside the Hay River Valley, this north-facing vineyard is known to grow some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in Denmark. Cellar door reopening in 2019.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door and Cafe: Sat & Sun 11am to 5pm (closed during winter)
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Tawny,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling Shiraz

Details

  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Established:1997
  • Vineyards:13.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Peter and Anthony Buxton, Michael Staniford (Consultant)
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door,Functions
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Lunch Open:Sunday,Saturday
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday

Description

Located nearby Denmark, Yilgarnia is the geological name for a region of Western Australia formed more than 2 billion years ago. Established in 1997 by Peter and Anthony Buxton, the vineyard has north-facing slopes with stunning views of the Hay River Valley, Wilson Inlet and the hills surrounding Denmark. The influence of the Southern Ocean's climate on the vineyard is significant and enables the production of colourful, aromatic, cool-climate wines.

The Wines

Yilgarnia is highly recognised for its Sauvignon Blanc, which James Halliday suggested is the signature wine and one of the best of its kind in Australia. The hand-crafted, estate-grown range also includes three sparkling wines and a selection of Cabernet blends, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon wines are also made.

Cellar Door

The cellar door offers tastings with some of the region’s most spectacular views across the vineyard, lush farmlands and wildflowers.

Halliday Rating

3 Stars

 

Zarephath Wines

Small but mighty, this family-run vineyard and cafe incorporates a 'grass roots' approach and organic principles to make award-winning wines at the eastern end of the stunning Porongurup Range.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Rosé,Sparkling Shiraz,Syrah
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 11am to 4pm; Cafe: Sat & Sun 11am to 4pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1994
  • Great Southern:Porongurup
  • Cases Produced:1500
  • Vineyards:8.9 hectares
  • Winemaker:Robert Diletti
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Originally established in 1995 by the Monastic Community, Zarephath Wines is currently owned and operated by Rosie Singer and partner Ian Barrett-Lennard. Boasting fertile soils, an easterly aspect and cool summer breezes, the vineyard's low-yielding, award-winning wines are produced utilising organic principles to enhance the Great Southern region's varietal characteristics.

The Wines

Zarephath varieties include Riesling, Chardonnay, Petit Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sparkling Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Merlot. Wines can be purchased online, by the glass or bottle at the winery's cafe, or at the cosy cellar door (open daily from 11am - 4pm).  

The Food

Situated alongside the estate's cellar door, the Zarephath Cafe utilises local produce (including delectable Porongurup sheep cheese) to produce cafe favourites to be enjoyed overlooking beautiful views to Mount Many Peaks and the estate's sweeping vineyard. Open for Friday to Sunday 11am - 4pm (bookings essential).

Halliday Rating

4/5 Stars

 

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