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Wineries in Mount Barker Porongurup Region


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Express Winemakers

A pint-sized wine operation headed by Denmark local newcomer Ryan O'Meara with the sole endeavour to produce honest and expressive single vineyard wines.

  • Wine Variety:Riesling,Rose,Syrah,Tempranillo,Chenin Blanc
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Established:2011
  • Winemaker:Ryan O'Meara
  • Facilities:Appointment Only

Description

Express Winemakers is Ryan O'Meara's pint-sized wine operation from the great south of Western Australia. Established in 2011, Ryan has assembled a group of top-flight vineyards from the Great Southern region that supply him with quality fruit to make his contemporary and creative range of wines. Express Winemakers aim for minimal intervention at every level, avoiding additives and emphasising single-vineyard sites.

Varieties include a Tempranillo Garnacha blend, Riesling, Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Syrah and Rose. Wines are available online and through selected retailers.

 

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.

 

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.

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

Details

  • Winemaker:Mike Garland
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Brands:Hawker Ridge
  • Established:2001
  • 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.

 

Staniford Wine Co.

Highly experienced and successful Great Southern winemaker Michael Staniford’s respected, 5 Star Halliday-rated specialty label of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

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

Details

  • Established:2010
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:500 cases
  • Winemaker:Michael Staniford
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Michael Staniford has been making wine within the Great Southern region since 1995 and established the Staniford Wine Company in 2010. The winery specialises in making single vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay with intuitive, minimal intervention winemaking techniques. Michael was winemaker at Alkoomi Wines for many years.

The highly-concentrated, yet elegant Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are produced from grapes grown in the Great Southern. Wines can be purchased online, over the phone or from a variety of stockists throughout WA.

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

Details

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

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

 

 

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