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Established in 1956, this charming family-run winery and cellar door produces boutique reds, whites and rich fortifieds, but their speciality is bottle-fermented “methode traditionelle” sparkling.
- Open Days/times:7 days 11am-5.30pm
- Wine Region:Swan District
- Wine Variety:Fortified,Sparkling,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Rose,Merlot,Sangiovese,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho
- Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
- Vineyards:10 hectares
- Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
- Facilities:Appointment Only,Functions,Cellar Door
- Cases Produced:50 - 75 tonnes annually, 4500 cases
- Winemaker:Pete Garbin
The family-owned wineries of the Swan Valley often include a fascinating history and personal flavour, and Garbin is no exception. Winemaker Peter Garbin (son of founder Duje Garbin), wife Katrina and sons Joel and Adam have a philosophy of hands-on premium winemaking coupled with personal service.
Their wines include award-winning premium boutique red and white wines as well as rich, traditional fortified styles for which the Swan Valley is well renowned, some of which are only available at the cellar door. Their speciality is bottle-fermented “methode traditionelle” sparkling styles made from chardonnay and, more unusually, semillon, chenin blanc, shiraz and merlot. The fruit is sourced from estate vineyards in Gingin and the Swan Valley and grown with low chemical inputs and no pesticides.
The cellar door is low key, charming and spacious with a lovely outside area for warmer days and open 11am to 5:30pm 7 days a week.
Duje Garbin, founder of Garbin Estate, learnt his winemaking craft in between fishing on a small island in the Adriatic Sea. It was basic stuff, but ideally suited to the family needs. As a migrant to Western Australia in 1937, he saved his money and purchased a property at Millendon in the Swan Valley, then Middle Swan in 1956. The Garbin business was built up on bulk wine, some 2000-3000 gallons a year, delivered around the suburbs or purchased by customers visiting the property. Upon retiring Duje’s son, Peter, took over Garbin Estate Wines (GEW). Over the last 20 years, GEW has undergone a massive transition including a new cellar door and processing area, upgraded major plant and equipment and established a vineyard in Gingin, 90 minutes from Perth CBD.
Enjoy wines perfected over 40 years by the Atkinson family from the Swan Valley and Margaret River region, best enjoyed alongside our Mediterranean lunch baskets filled with handmade delicacies.
- Wine Region:Swan District
- Open Days/times:7 days - 10am - 5pm
- Wine Variety:Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling
- Facilities:Functions,Picnic Facilities,Restaurant,Cellar Door
- Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
- Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
- Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
- Cases Produced:20 000
- Winemaker:Mark Baird
The Atkinson family has a passion for creating beautiful high-quality wines and over 40 years have planted, picked, pruned, plunged and perfected their skills to the point of perfection. They are equally passionate about the land that produces the grapes that make the wine and reduce their impact on the environment with energy saving, recycling and sustainability practices.
The Jane Brook Pantry and Cellar offers a unique dining experience including delicious Mediterranean style shared picnic baskets, which can be enjoyed at the table. Much of the fresh produce is grown on site and includes terrine, pate, house-baked sourdough, cheese and home-made condiments. You can dine on the deck, under the vines or bring a rug and stroll over to the lawn for a picnic. Afterwards, treat yourself to a delicious dessert and freshly-brewed coffee from local roaster BOLT, or even a beer.
Jane Brook offers a wide range of premium varietal wines. The sparking range includes a white, pink and Blanc de Blanc. The whites include a Plain Jane Classic White, the Sauvignon Blanc, the Sauvignon Blanc- Semillion and the Chardonnay. There is only one Rose but a number of red varieties including a classic red, Shiraz, the Back Block Shiraz, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and lastly the Atkinson family reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Fortifieds include Brandy, Liqueur Muscat, Liqueur Topaque, Liqueur Verdelho, and a single white fortified.
SWAN VALLEY VINEYARD
The iconic Back Block Shiraz is made from grapes hand-picked from the 70 year old vines in the home vineyard.
The cooler more moderate climate of Margaret River produces crisp, zesty and fresh Sauvignon Blanc and delicate, full-flavoured Chardonnay, where were planted over 10 years ago in the Shovelgate Vineyard. Red grapes include Cabernet Sauvignon, a true Margaret River varietal which is firm & generous yet delicate & finely structured, and Malbec, touted by many as the next emerging variety in Australia
Jane Brook is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm and offer a wide range of premium varietal wines.