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Grenache Wine Variety Wineries in Herne Hill

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Wineries in Herne Hill


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Bella Ridge Estate

A niche, family-owned winery handmaking original and interesting wines from their 1960s vines in the Swan Valley to great acclaim, following a chance encounter with James Halliday. No cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Semillon,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Viognier,Mourvedre,Cabernet Shiraz,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Rose
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Winemaker:Alon Arbel
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Established:2003
  • Vineyards:8 hectares

Description

Alon and Jodi Arbel purchased the property in 2003, building their winemaking facility in just three short months. Following a chance encounter, when James Halliday tasted their unnamed and unlabelled Shiraz, Bella Ridge Estate was born. (The winery needed a name to be printed for a national review in Halliday’s column in The Weekend Australian!)

The vines, planted in the 1960s, are almost entirely non-irrigated and crop levels are kept very low. Coupled with the vineyard's aspect on the foot hills of the Darling Range and the excellent gravelly loam soil, the result is grapes of excellent quality with highly concentrated fruit flavours.

The Wines

Focusing on warm climate varieties that are well suited to the region, the mostly hand-picked range includes Italian, Spanish and classic French styles made with a ‘non-commercial’ approach, where characterful wines are encouraged. Winemaking and bottling are completed within the estate. All wines can be purchased online.

 

Highway Wines

The last of the old-style Swan Valley wineries, crushing 100+ tonnes of fruit, producing 20 different styles of fortified wines sold by the bottle, in flagons and fill-your-own 2-litre containers.

  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Dessert,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Muscat,Port,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sherry,Shiraz,Tokay
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only

Details

  • Cases Produced:100 tonnes
  • Vineyards:10.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Tony Bakranich
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1901 - 1950

Description

Established in 1954 by migrant Tony Bakranich, a self-taught winemaker, ownership has since passed to Velko and Helen Bakranich, the next generation of the family. Thankfully, nothing much has changed over the years.

James Halliday notes Highway Wines as “A survivor of another era, when literally dozens of such wineries plied their business in the Swan Valley”. Over 10.5 hectares of land producing over 100 tonnes of fruit each year. Vintage Port is the most popular but they produce about 20 types including ports, muscat, tokay and sherries. Some of the wine is sold in bottles but the majority is sold in two-litre flagons and those who want to bring their own containers. Vintage port is the most popular drop in Highway's fortified range and all the grapes come from the 10.5 hectare vineyard, which produces more than 100 tonnes of fruit each year.

Sales are made through the cellar door; open by appointment only.

Valley Wines

About 7km north-east of Midland. One of the few Swan Valley vineyards to retain its pedro ximenez vines ù the grapes used in sweet and cream sherries, and sweet vermouth.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Port,Shiraz,Chenin Blanc,Grenache
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: weekends 9am to 5pm, weekdays appointment only

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Winemaker:Charlie Zannino
  • Established:1978
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)

Description

Charlie Zannino arrived in Australia from Italy as a youngster, when he, mother Mariangela, and his two siblings were re-united with father/husband Antonio ù who had migrated three years earlier ù in 1953. As a family, the Zannino's moved onto an eight-hectare property in the Swan Valley, establishing a vineyard while Antonio also worked at the Midland railway workshops. Charlie learnt about winemaking from an early age and finally took over Valley Wines, wife Sally Monti now being his partner, and Sherry, sweet Vermouth and Port being the most popular styles ù sold mostly in five, ten and 20-litre containers.

Windy Creek Estate Winery & Cellar Door

Windy Creek Estate is a family owned and operated winery located in the Swan Valley in the shadows of the Darling Range. The best kept secret in wine.

  • Open Days/times:11am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday and most Monday public holidays.
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Semillon,Verdelho,Vermentino,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White,Grenache,Pinot Gris,Ruby Port,Sauvignon Blanc,Fortified,Rose

Details

  • Brands:Windy Creek Estate
  • Established:1937
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes. Fully accessible parking, cellar door, gardens and toilet facilities
  • Winemaker:Tony Cobanov
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Light Food,Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access
  • Size & Year:Established 1901 - 1950
  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

The History
Windy Creek Estate, formally Cobanov Wines, was first established in 1937 by Ante Cobanov. 
He had left Croatia in 1924 and spent 13 years cutting sleepers in the south-west to enable him to put a deposit on this Swan Valley property that he purchased in 1937. They grew grapes for dried fruit production but made a small amount of wine for the Perth immigrant community.  
The family has continued to produce wines for more than 80 years and we have been selling fruit to other wineries for approximately 40 years. The Windy Creek Estate label was first released in 1980. 
Tony Cobanov, the current winemaker, entered the industry as a third generation winemaker and is very passionate about the Swan Valley and its lifestyle. He has 3 sons Joshua, Callum and Rohan so it is a distinct possibility that this will become a 4th generation business.
 
The Wines
The winery employs modern and traditional wine making techniques producing white styles that are crisp and friendly showing big tropical fruit and finishing with a nice mouth feel. 
The reds are full bodied and have an earthy, savoury aroma with full fruit and well-balanced tannin.
Their fortified wines are old, rich and luscious with good oak.
 
The Cellar Door
Windy Creek has recently upgraded its Cellar Door and now has ample lawn areas that are perfect for a lazy afternoon with friends and family with the Darling Range and vineyard as a backdrop.
 
Opening times
Open 11am to 5pm - Tuesday - Sunday and most Monday public holidays
Ph: 9296 1057

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