Established 1951 - 2000 Size & Year Wineries in Middle Swan
Wineries in Middle Swan
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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.
- Wine Region:Swan District
- Wine Variety:Fortified,Sparkling,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Rosé,Merlot,Sangiovese,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho
- Open Days/times:7 days 11am-5.30pm
- Facilities:Appointment Only,Cellar Door,Functions
- Cases Produced:50 - 75 tonnes annually, 4500 cases
- Winemaker:Pete Garbin
- Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
- Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
- Vineyards:10 hectares
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 48 years by the Atkinson family from the Swan Valley and Margaret River region, best enjoyed along with our curated foods from the Jane Brook Gourmet Deli.
- Wine Variety:Sparkling,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz
- Wine Region:Swan District
- Open Days/times:7 days - 11am - 5pm
- Types & Styles:Traditional Method,Estate Grown,Single Vineyard
- Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
- Lunch Open:Thursday,Holidays,Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
- Cases Produced:20 000
- Winemaker:Mark Baird
- Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
- Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Functions
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.
Jane Brook Cellar Door
Since 1972, the Atkinson family of Jane Brook Estate Wines have been passionate about making beautiful, high quality wines from their vineyards in the Swan Valley and Margaret River.
Open daily from 11 – 5pm in the Swan Valley, the Cellar Door is only 30 minutes from Perth and close to wineries, breweries, restaurants and art. With a range of premium varietal wines, sparkling’s and rare fortifieds to offer; as well as a selection of beer and non- alcoholic drinks, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Jane Brook Estate Wines. The Jane Brook Deli is a brand new addition to the Cellar Door, offering a carefully curated range of local foods, the Deli selection can be taken with you or enjoyed for lunch or simply a delicious snack with a glass of wine during your visit to the Jane Brook Cellar Door.
Jane Brook offers a wide range of premium varietal wines. The sparking range includes a white, rose 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 11am to 5pm and offer a wide range of premium varietal wines.