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Friday Cellar Door Open Wineries in Mount Barker

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Wineries in Mount Barker Porongurup Region


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Arcadia Wines

Experience the spectacular, ever-changing panorama of the Stirling Ranges at this peaceful family-owned winery producing award-winning wines and delicious woodfired pizzas.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door and Cafe: Fri to Sun 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Established:1997
  • Winemaker:James Kellie
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Brands:Arcadia
  • Cases Produced:850 cases
  • Vineyards:4 hectares

Description

Located between the Great Southern region’s Stirling and Porongurup Ranges, Arcadia Wines winery was established by John and Gaye Robinson in 1998, who visited Kendenup from Perth one weekend while looking for a getaway property. This single vineyard was first planted in 1997 on fertile slopes that dip into the picturesque creek known locally as 'Dead Man's Creek'.

The beautiful views of the Stirling Range inspired the name 'Arcadia', used in Roman and Greek poetry as a place where people were believed to enjoy the perfect life.

Great Southern regional heroes Riesling and Shiraz are the focus along with beautiful, cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Make the most of Arcadia Wines’ spectacular views of the Stirling Ranges with a wine tasting, platter or woodfired pizza at the cosy cellar door and cafe, open Friday to Sunday 10am - 5pm. A range of events take place throughout the year too including live music, dining opportunities and more.

 

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • 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

 

 

Gilbert Wines

Join four generation farming family, the Gilberts at the apple shed turned cellar door of their 5 Star Halliday winery near Mount Barker, for distinct regional wines and tasty farm-grown platters.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Riesling,Rose
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Fri to Mon 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Lunch Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1985
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Vineyards:25.81 hectares
  • Winemaker:Andrew Vesey and Caitlin Gazey
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Established by the third generation of local farming family, the Gilberts. Jim and Bev planted vines in 1985 and the wine operation has grown from strength to strength, now operated by two of their children, Clinton and Matthew. Grapes grown on the property have been carefully selected to match the Great Southern’s climate and soil profile of the estate.

The multi award-winning, estate grown wine range focuses on regional hero varieties, Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Established in the old apple packing shed, the cellar door first opened in 1990. Rich in history and character, the space is unique environment to sample and enjoy award-winning Gilbert wines. Open Friday to Monday 10am - 5pm.

The Food

Located beside the cellar door, The Gilbert Wines café (one of the first in the region) is paddock to plate in style, showcasing produce from the Mount Barker wine region on seasonal platters and cheese boards. Much of the menu is grown on the property and in the café’s culinary garden. Open Friday to Monday from 10am - 5pm.

Unique Highlights

The estate also produces prime lamb (for both the export and domestic markets) and a variety of stone fruits including apricots, plums, peaches and nectarines.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

Plantagenet Wines

Taste exemplary Mount Barker wines at the classic mud brick cellar door and café of this regional hero estate and WA winemaking pioneer, located 30 minutes from Albany.

  • Wine Variety:Fume Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo,Sparkling,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Brut,Cabernet Merlot,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:25000
  • Vineyards:130 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Established:1968

Description

A regional pioneer, Plantagenet Wines was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz vines in 1968 by founder Tony Smith. The first wines were made in 1974 and showed great potential, encouraging Tony to convert a local apple packing shed into a winery and keep making what are now regarded amongst Australia’s most respected examples of Cabernet and Shiraz. Subsequent vineyards were planted, and fruit now comes from five estate-owned properties around the Mount Barker area.

Western Australia’s oldest family business Lionel Samson & Son acquired Plantagenet in 1999 and the estate continues to grow from strength to strength, with an international reputation for its Rieslings, Chardonnays, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Tasting

The mudbrick and timber cellar door, surrounded by stunning garden and historic vines make a beautiful setting in which to explore the Plantagenet wine range. Wines can be tasted daily between 10.30am – 4pm.

The Food

Alongside the cellar door is ‘The Shed’, Plantagenet’s café, serving lunch daily. The menu is a unique blend of contemporary and casual, with hearty dishes that pair with the wines. Dining can be enjoyed from the alfresco deck, or beside the fireplace in winter.

Halliday Rating

5 Red 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.

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:900 cases
  • Vineyards:6.9 hectares
  • Winemaker:Robert Diletti (Contract)
  • Established:2000
  • 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.

 

West Cape Howe Wines

Taste the dynamic range of one of Western Australia’s most popular wine brands, named James Halliday’s ‘Best Value Winery’ in Australia (2016), located in the heart of Mount Barker.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Sparkling,Pinot Noir,Sangiovese,Fortified,Rose,Tempranillo,Cabernet Malbec,Chenin Blanc,Malbec,Muscat,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Pinot Gris,Vermentino
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm, Sat & Sun 11am to 4pm
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,BBQ Facilities,Light Food,Picnic Facilities
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:60000 cases
  • Vineyards:310 hectares
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Founded in 1997, West Cape Howe quickly grew a reputation as one of Western Australia’s most popular wine brands and was named Australia’s ‘Best Value Winery’ by James Halliday in 2016.

Wines are grown at two estate vineyards, the most significant being their Langton Vineyard, one of the Great Southern Region’s earliest planted vineyards, established in Mount Barker in 1978. This site grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and Shiraz and has produced many trophy winning wines. The vineyards are managed with a holistic approach and use of natural management practices where possible. The wines are made at West Cape Howe’s state-of-the-art winery in Mount Barker.

Four tiers of wines are made representing a broad selection of regional hero varieties with a few surprises too.

Located 45 minutes north of Albany, the West Cape Howe Cellar Door offers wine tastings daily from 10am to 5pm on weekdays and 11am to 4pm on weekends.

Halliday Rating

5 Red 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 Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Fortified,Rose,Port

Details

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