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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.

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

Details

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

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.

 

Carilley Estate

Located in the heart of the valley, Carilley is renowned for its stunning grounds and restaurant serving modern Australian cuisine and a variety of wine, boutique beers and ciders.

  • Wine Variety:Verdelho,Dessert,Fortified,Sparkling,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Shiraz,Viognier,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Established:1985
  • Vineyards:4.2 acres
  • Winemaker:John Griffiths
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Kids Play Area,Functions
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Dinner Open:Friday
  • Cases Produced:1500 cases

Description

Whether you decide to drop in to the cellar door or have lunch in the restaurant or alfresco sails area, everyone enjoys the lush vineyards, ancient gums, enchanting gardens and kid’s play area.

The Cellar door is open for tastings Thursday to Sunday and offers a wide variety of wines produced from the rich loamy soil on-site, including Chardonnay, Shiraz and Merlot. The Chenin and Viognier grapes are grown on the other side of the beautiful Susannah Brook. You can also enjoy estate-grown Olive Oil which is hand-picked, first pressed and organic.

Carilley Estate is managed by the award-winning Spices Group and is a popular venue for weddings and events. Outdoor events hosted in the alfresco area and the gardens, vineyards and olive groves make for an ideal setting for wedding ceremonies and photographs. 

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.

Jarrah Ridge Wines

Taste multi award-winning wines, marinated olives and locally made cheeses, or stroll through some of the valley’s oldest vines. Winner of the "Best Small Producer" in the valley for 2017.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Viognier,Riesling,Tempranillo,Zinfandel,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Rose,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:Weekends 10am-5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:10 000
  • Vineyards:20.5 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Jarrah Ridge was established in 1996 and the cellar door built in 2006. It is extremely relaxing, giving you the chance to enjoy some of the culinary delights of the valley, along with the full range of current release wines and some older vintages.

Owners Mark Morton and Jimmy Wong carefully source their grapes from around the state, creating world-class full-bodied reds, rich zinfandel, exotic "ice wine" and liqueur, amazing sparkling and intensely perfumed whites full of regional and varietal characters.

Jarrah Ridge recently won the "Best Small Winery" Trophy and the "Best 2016 Shiraz" Class 13, Gold Medal which enabled the pair to clinch the big "Alan Dineen Memorial" trophy at the Swan Valley Wine Show 2017.

Kafarela's Vineyard

  • 9296 0970

Visit the Kafarela family at this quaint winery specialising in non-alcoholic wines, liqueurs and fresh seasonal produce utilising modern, biodynamic-growing principles.

  • Open Days/times:Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1901 - 1950
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Established:1944
  • Vineyards:7 hectares
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

The Kafarela family have been growing grapes and seasonal produce on their 7 hectare property since 1944. Specialising in non-alcoholic wines, liqueurs and seasonal produce using biodynamic-growing principles, the vineyard is situated in the heart of the Swan Valley.

Cellar Door

Stop by the cellar door to pick up a fresh bag of grapes, a jar of homemade jam or a free tasting of the estate's non-alcoholic Patritti grape juice. Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm.

Unique Highlights

Kafarela's Vineyard is also home to the largest doll and quilt collection in the Swan Valley, and its craft shed offers dolls, bears, baby quilts and other lovingly made items.

 

Talijancich Wines

Discover some of Australia’s finest, internationally-awarded fortified wines and liquors at the homely cellar door of this three-generation winemaking family.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Fortified,Muscat,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Graciano,Port,Rose,Ruby Port
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Everyday except Tue 10:30am to 4:30pm. Open public holidays.

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Wheelchair Access
  • Established:1932
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Winemaker:James and Hilda Talijancich
  • Size & Year:Established 1901 - 1950,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Wheelchair Access:Ramps and walkways link the car park and facilities. Wheelchair accessible bathrooms.

Description

Croatian-born Jim Talijancich and his wife Ljucibica purchased this Swan Valley property in 1932 and began making fortified wine from Muscat and Shiraz. Times were tough in those early years and were made tougher upon Jim’s passing, when son Peter was just 13 years old. Peter ceased schooling immediately to work with his mother on the vineyard, the horse and plough becoming one of his new regular tasks. Peter led all operations and winemaking for over 50 years until he passed Talijancich onto son his James and wife Hilda in 1998.

The Wines
Talijancich has a long-term reputation as a fortified wine specialist. Their range includes a 30 Year Old Rare Tawny, Muscat and Pedro Ximenes Liqueur. There is also a selection of still red and white wines including a beautiful Verdelho and an old-vine Shiraz. The vineyard follows bio-dynamic, organic principles.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door is located in their converted winery homestead, offering a relaxed setting with lovely views. It is open from 10.30am to 4.30pm all days, except Tuesday.

Halliday Rating
4 Black Stars

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

Details

  • Winemaker:Charlie Zannino
  • Established:1978
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • 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.

Torrent Wines

Torrent Wines is an three-generation family owned vineyard with who believes the three best things in life is family, wine and food.

  • Open Days/times:By appointment
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Established:1958
  • Vineyards:Torrent Wines
  • Winemaker:Mark D'Angelo
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Founder Guerino D’Angelo emigrated to Swan Valley from Italy in 1958 with the dream of establishing his own vineyard, Torrent Wine. Today the winery is run by his son and grandson who shares the same passion for authentic, high quality affordable wines. 

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