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Established 2001 - 2010 Size & Year 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.

  • 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.

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

Details

  • Winemaker:Mike Garland
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Brands:Hawker Ridge
  • Established:2001

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

 

 

Windrush Wines & Cafe

An adorable, boutique vineyard, cellar door and café, making sweet to dry wines, gourmet lunches and cakes, overlooking the distant rolling hills of Mount Barker, amongst beautiful wildlife.

  • Open Days/times:Fri to Sun 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Rose,Port,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Friday
  • Brands:Windrush
  • Established:2000
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door,Functions,Restaurant
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Winemaker:Wignall Wines - Mick Perkins/Rob Wignall
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker

Description

Bordered by the breathtaking Porongurup Ranges and the historic St Werburgh's Chapel, John and Jan Fletcher’s friendly winery and cafe grows a range of regional, dry to sweet table wines. The varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Rose and sweet and dry Chardonnays. Visitors are welcome to wander in the estate's garden, view the old farm implements and discover the range of unique gifts and artisan offerings at the cosy cellar door.

Cellar Door

The cellar door is homely and sweet, offering wine tastings or wines by the glass or bottle to be enjoyed within the estate's stunning grounds.

The Food

There’s also a cosy cafe overlooking beautiful established gardens, vines and the rolling hills of Mount Barker. The menu features gluten free gourmet lunches, sweet treats and delicious coffees alongside tipples of premium Windrush wines on the deck, gazebo or spacious grass areas. Open Friday to Sunday and Monday public holidays from 10am - 4pm.

 

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