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Merlot Wine Variety Wineries in Mount Barker

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Wineries in Mount Barker Porongurup Region


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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.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Open Days/times:By appointment
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Established:2007
  • Vineyards:7 hectares
  • Winemaker:Matt Eastwell
  • Brands:Freehand, Eastwell

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.

 

Galafrey Wines

Taste with the owners at this stunning family-owned, legendary Mount Barker winery, offering some of the best views of the Porongurups, Stirling Ranges and Mount Barker Hill.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Merlot,Fortified
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 10am - 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1977
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Vineyards:13.1 hectares
  • Winemaker:Kim Tyrer
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

A true family affair. Galafrey was founded by respected pioneer of Western Australian wine, the late Ian Tyrer in Mount Barker in 1977. His wife Linda, daughter Kim (and her husband Nigel) keep the family winery flourishing.

The dry grown vines include varieties Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and blending varieties. There’s also the rarely-seen Muller Thurgau, a unique white variety planted too.

Wine Tasting

Most wine tastings at the impressive Galafrey cellar door are hosted by Linda, Kim or Nigel, who love chatting about their wines and sharing the story of their vineyard. Look out for Bruce, a Jack Russell (the winery dog) who enjoys meeting visitors at the carpark. The view is spectacular, with the Porongurups, Stirling Ranges and Mount Barker Hill all in visible from the high-altitude property. Visitors are invited to visit any time between 10am – 5pm daily.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

 

 

Poacher's Ridge

Nestled amongst the undulating hills of the Great Southern, this small, 5 Star Halliday-rated family vineyard produces handcrafted wines driven by a dedication to traditional winemaking practices.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Marsanne,Merlot,Riesling,Rose,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Friday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Winemaker:Robert Diletti (Contract)
  • Established:2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:900 cases
  • Vineyards:6.9 hectares
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker

Description

Alex and Janet Taylor purchased the Poacher's Ridge property in 1999. The couple hand-tend the estate's twenty acres under vine to grow cool climate wines that truly reflect the seasons and the land's character.  The vineyard is located at the back of Narrikup, receiving a strong influence from the Southern Ocean and the wines are known for their elegance and medium bodied style.

The Wine

Poacher's Ridge makes a range of wines, with a focus on Riesling, Marsanne, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Bask in the panoramic beauty of the Porongurups, vineyards and olive groves at the estate's rustic, stone and timber cellar door. The complete range of wines, including a selection of exclusive museum wines, are available for tasting throughout the year alongside platters of locally sourced cheeses and meats. Tours and group bookings can be arranged in advance. Open Friday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Unique Highlights

The estate's Gameskeeper's Cottage sleeps up to four guests and is located beside the cellar door, set among beautiful gum trees olive trees and vineyards. It features sweeping views of the Porongurup Ranges, full amenities and breakfast hampers of fresh local produce.

 

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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